Kapamilya Launch Party

April 7, 2024

Join us for a celebration of Filipinx food, culture and community as we premiere a new body of work by Tagalog artist Eme in collaboration with Kariton Sorbetes.

The afternoon’s activities will take place on Chambers Street (Maddern Square) and in the Trocadero gallery, featuring:

  • Specially crafted treats by local heroes Kariton Sorbetes and Say Cheese Footscray
  • Goody bags filled with Filipino snacks for the kids
  • On-site family photos in a life-sized frame
  • Premier access to the Kapamilya exhibition

About the exhibition:

‘Kapamilya’ means family, encompassing blood ties, chosen/found family, kin and community. This project emerged to serve and celebrate the Filipino diaspora, capturing the local community’s diverse identities. In 2023, commissioned artist Eme created a series of photo portraits and recorded interviews with 35 participants at Kariton Sorbetes. As part of the immersive experience, participants enjoyed ice cream and shared their personal stories and responses to Kariton’s flavours, both familiar and new. 

This is a free event, but bookings are required to secure your goodie bag! 

Proudly supported by the City of Maribyrnong’s Love Your West program.