South Side Festival will bring to life contemporary multi-arts in Frankston from 6 – 15 May 2022. The 9-day festival features live music, visual arts exhibitions, theatre, immersive experiences, installations, workshops and markets, in venues across Frankston.

Family-friendly program highlights:

Frankston Generator (all ages)

Explore the sprawling subterranean generator underground at the Frankston Arts Centre. Darkness turns into light with a mesmerising display of lighting, audio and video installations. This immersive experience features over a thousand lighting fixtures, interactive video screens, a wind tunnel and a high-energy musical soundtrack.

Saturation (all ages)

Saturation is a digital water projection by digital artist Joel Zika and Collide Public Arts Initiative with Voices of Frankston choir (VOF). The performer’s faces appear on the cascading wall of water, creating a transparent three-dimensional interpretation of the choir's work to accompany their audio. Zika and Collide have worked with the VOF over many months to capture images and audio of the choir.

Reckōning (ages 16+ PG)

Reckōning is a 1-hour show depicting the intertwining of indigenous culture through storytelling, original songs and dance, tackling the modern-day effects of racism and intergenerational trauma. Employing strong visuals projected on screen, emotionally charged song, deeply personal storytelling and genuine raw emotions of anger, grief, sadness and joy. Contemporary sound by Samuel Gaskin and The Merindas.

Soggy (ages 5-12 years)

Through storytelling, dance, acrobatics and performance art Soggy will teach kids how to share with one another and the need for access to clean water. Join the wacky adventure to help Soggy find some water, he’s as thirsty as a whale in the desert and he’s looking for his friends so they can help him out. Grab your hula hoop and a glass of water, find your towel and practice your handstands.

Creature Comforts (all ages)

Kate Rohde presents a colour filled immersive installation of sculptural works and wallpaper inspired prints in the Cube space at Frankston Arts Centre. Kate is known for her intensely detailed and colourful sculptural objects and immersive installation practice. Working across a number of mediums, her various skills and interests have seen her work in a number of creative arenas including art, jewellery and design.

The Bandwagon South Side Sessions (all ages)

A vintage ute turned into a curb-side, jazz club. Expect The Bandwagon to pop up in unexpected places throughout the City of Frankston with some incredible musicians and experiences. From Jazz to Acoustic to African to Street, these free, family-friendly sessions will bring music to the streets.

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