Endless Romantica – Commemorating Brunswick

RIP Romantica

With the recent news that Cafe Romatica has shut it’s doors forever, Field Theory is working hard to deliver an responsive work considering gentrification, late -night culture and the suburb of Brunswick.  Details will be revealed soon.

Cafe Romantica was a cultural institution, filled with men playing dominos, 5am coffees, 3am home brews and where muslim women’s collectives and queer Italian groups meet on the same day. Run by a tight knit- family, Romantica has held Eurovision parties, record launches and wakes. On the last operating night of  Cafe Romantica, staff and punters danced on the tables till dawn. In a suburb ripe with gentrification, this new commemoration will pay tribute to romance, tortellini, high-rise apartments, crime and debaucherous late-night scenes.

Sunday 6th May - Sunday 6th May 2018
Details to come.

Artists | Jason Maling, Lara Thoms, Martyn Coutts, Anna Schoo, Jackson Castiglione, Sarah Rodigari.

Production support | Asha Bee Abraham and Coco Boyd Reid.

This project is supported by the Victorian Government, through Creative Victoria and financially assisted by Moreland City Council Community Grants program.