Response Project <p>Photo: Tamsin Sharpe</p>Clock It <p>Photo: Paul Dunn</p>Dance Republic <p>&nbsp;</p>Closing Ceremony 2007 <p>Photo: Ponch Hawkes</p>The Big Opening, 2011 <p>Photo: Carla Gottgens</p>Home is Where... 2009 <p>Photo: John Sones</p>Snuff Puppets <p>Photo: Teresa Harrison</p>Dance Republic <p>Photo: Carla Gottgens</p>Braybrook's Big Day Out <p>Photo: Carla Gottgens</p>The Night of My Party <p>Photo: Carla Gottgens</p>Mobile Radio <p>Photo: Carla Gottgens</p>

Big West Festival is the leading community-based, contemporary arts festival in Melbourne’s West. A biennial festival, Big West stages high quality, cutting edge, multi-cultural and multi-artform events in the venues, cultural sites and suburban streets of the western suburbs, matching places and people in unexpected ways.


Calling for Artists' and Communities' Submissions

BIG WEST is calling artists and communities in the west to submit ideas, submissions and proposals for our 2015 Festival. We are taking over Nicholson Street, Footscray – our heartland! – to celebrate our tenth festival.

Competition winners announced

See the list of the 2013 festival prizewinners, including for Roadside Haiku, the Footscray Street Art Prize, and our social media competitions.

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