• Response Project

    Photo: Tamsin Sharpe

  • Clock It

    Photo: Paul Dunn

  • Dance Republic

  • Closing Ceremony 2007

    Photo: Ponch Hawkes

  • The Big Opening, 2011

    Photo: Carla Gottgens

  • Home is Where... 2009

    Photo: John Sones

  • Snuff Puppets

    Photo: Teresa Harrison

  • Dance Republic

    Photo: Carla Gottgens

  • Braybrook's Big Day Out

    Photo: Carla Gottgens

  • The Night of My Party

    Photo: Carla Gottgens

  • Mobile Radio

    Photo: Carla Gottgens

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.

The next Big West Festival will take place from 20-28 November 2015!


Call out to participate - children & guitarists!

Big West is commissioning a major theatre work for its opening weekend. Directed by Jessica Wilson, DWELLING, will be a visually rich theatre experience using animated projection, physical performance and special effects to explore women’s homelessness within the home. For more information go to Get Involved

Response to recently proposed cuts to the Australia Council

This decision removes grant funding from the Australia Council's arms-length funding process and will directly impact on the quantity and quality of work that Big West Festival will be able to produce. It will affect the sustainability of our organisation and other arts organisations we work with, and the livelihoods of artists in our community. For Big West Festival's full response as part of Arts West, please click here.

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