Opened in March 2017, STACC, home to the Bowery Theatre, reflects the arts and culture of Brimbank’s richly diverse community. It’s a place where art can be celebrated, ideas discussed, arts education explored and bold entertainment experienced.
View images of the official opening here.
The facility has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the St Albans Community Centre Co-operative Ltd ($2.5m) and the Victorian Government ($500, 000).
The Bowery Theatre Recognises the late Leigh Bowery
Although relatively unknown in his home country, Leigh Bowery (26 March 1961 – 31 December 1994) was considered one of the most influential arts figures in London and New York during the 1980s and 1990s. Bowery was a leader in avant-garde performance art, music, film and fashion design. Bowery’s genre was as provocateur.
Bowery was a shrewd social commentator, expressed through art. His work was influenced by times of unprecedented social, cultural and political change in Britain. Bowery is credited with influencing a generation of artists and designers.
Leigh Bowery left an outstanding legacy of ground-breaking works of art, ideas and spirit, which still inspire contemporary artists to be bold, as he was.
The Jack Sheridan Atrium
The Jack Sheridan Atrium welcomes you to STACC and recognises an esteemed Brimbank community advocate and former mayor of Keilor.
Under the late Jack Sheridan’s leadership, the St Albans Community Co-operative Ltd donated $2.5 million to the St Albans Community Centre redevelopment, enabling Brimbank Council to add The Bowery Theatre to the facility.
A resident of Kealba for more than 40 years and a much respected and tireless community volunteer, Jack was also a hard working member of the St Albans Historical Society, The Black Powder Mill, Friends of Iramoo environment group and was a passionate advocate for the Arts. In his career as a fire-fighter with the MFB, Jack Sheridan spent more than a decade stationed in St Albans.