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Mexican artist Alejandro Lira invites you to create ephemeral installation 'Alfombra Lane' with him and enjoy a day of Mexican music and food.
‘Alfombrismo’ is an expression of ephemeral art that explores traditional and collective art to create artworks that convey culture, and environmental and social context from a specific community.
Alejandro Lira, a Mexican artist with a long family tradition in ephemeral art, holds the title of ‘Principal Alfombrista’ (a title inherited from his father) in his hometown.
In this workshop you will hear from Alejandro about his collaborative design work and creative process, and you will also have the opportunity be involved in a collaborative art installation in the laneway next to the RMIT Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) studio space in Building 50.
The Alfombra Lane workshop is connected to the Day of the Dead celebrations on Federation Square on November 1, when Alejandro Lira will create a massive collaborative temporary artwork.
Walking from Orr Street, catch a tram at the intersection of Queensbury and Swanston Streets.
Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72, from which you can connect to the train at Melbourne Central or Flinders Street.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information and connecting services in your area.
No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.