Getting Published Panel Discussion

Thu 23 Aug, 2018 | Event

mous magazine (VIC)

This month, mous magazine’s Melbourne panel will be all about how to have your work published in magazines and literary journals. At this panel we will be bringing together editors from prominent Melbourne-based publications who will share what they love to see in a pitch or submission, mistakes for new writers to avoid and other must-have industry knowledge. If you’re just getting started in your writing career, this panel is not to be missed!

Joining our panel will be some crucial voices in the Australian publishing scene; Hella Ibrahim founder and editor of Djed Press and Jini Maxwell co-director of National Young Writers’ Festival and editor of The Lifted Brow. The panel will be moderated by mous magazine’s founding editor Bonnie Stevens

Dates

Thu 23 Aug 2018

Times

7pm

Price

$20 – Full

$12 – Early Bird

 

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Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

 

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MORAL PANIC Design Development

Fri 31 Aug - Mon 3 Sept 2018 | Artist Development

Double Water Sign and Darebin Speakeasy (VIC)

Double Water Sign aka Bridget Balodis and Rachel Perks will be in development with their visual design team to develop the multiple worlds of MORAL PANIC.

Calling on the almighty spectre of the Witch, MORAL PANIC unleashes all that is terrifying and unknowable about queerness and womanhood. It is an unsettling hallucination, an occult thriller and a very dark comedy. This savage new performance work from the award-winning team behind GROUND CONTROL (Next Wave 2016) and ANGRY SEXX (Melbourne Fringe 2014), asks how do we tear down the monument of masculinity, and what tools can we find in the dirt?

Dates

Fri 31 Aug – Mon 3 Sept

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Introduction to HTML & CSS – Code a website in a day

Sat 1 Sept 2018 | Event

Meeum (VIC)

Are you a small business owner, artist or entrepreneur who wants to be able to edit web content using a Content Management System (CMS)?

Maybe you’re a school teacher wanting to get ahead of the curve with the STEM curriculum.

Or are you looking for a career change and want to explore a career as a professional web designer/developer?

This one day workshop teaches you the essential foundation skills you need.

In one day, we’ll HAND CODE your first multi-page, mobile friendly, SEO compliant website!

For more information, workshop outlines etc, head to the Introduction to HTML & CSS homepage.

Dates

Sat 1 Sept 2018

Times

10am – 4pm

Price

$299 – Early bird

$399 – Full

 

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Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

 

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A Body Gleaned

Thurs 13 - Sun 16 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

Somewhere between our body, our ancestors and our nightmares, we decide on who we’re going to be, and how we’re going to be constructed

“Ancestors whisper themselves into my dreams in languages I don’t speak and if these are the lights that are meant to guide me home, why don’t I know their faces?”

Lyrical poet Lay the Mystic is teaming up with Iki San, Sioness, Veisinia Tonga and Lesieli Taufa to explore the construction of identity. How reliable is the interpretation of culture passed down in a foreign language? How much gets lost in translation? How do your surroundings and the dominant value systems on another’s land influence what you choose to keep and discard?

From the insides of floral sculptures, these artists will sing, dance and speak to you as dreams do. Sharing stories of things we tried to learn and the pieces of history that we will and will not glean.

Image credit: Bianca Benjamin

Warning: Contains mild coarse language, adult themes, references to drugs and alcohol, sexual references

Dates

9.30pm, Thurs 13 Sept
9.30pm, Fri 14 Sept
9.30pm, Sat 15 Sept
8.30pm, Sun 16 Sept

 

Price

Full $20, Conc $12
Group 6+ $15

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Duration

45 mins

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Future’s Eve

Thurs 13 - Sun 16 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award winner, Perth Fringe World 2018

Bring in the fembots! The sex slaves, domestic servants, ideal women! Enter the realm of robot ethics in this one-woman, one roomba show about sex, technology, and man-made women.

Projection, dance, and theatre combine in an abundance of evocative imagery and conflicting ideas. By turns bizarre, hilarious, and riotous, Future’s Eve is always strangely compelling.

Glitching from Pygmalion to Bladerunner, from sexbots to Siri, witness a spectacle of solidarity for the defective, the destructive, the disposable and the objectified.

CREATED AND PERFORMED BY: Michelle Aitken (WA)
LIGHTING DESIGN AND STAGE MANAGER: Rhiannon Petersen

Image credit: Marshall Stay

Warning: Contains strobe lighting, full frontal nudity, strong coarse language, adult themes(sexual assault or abuse)

Dates

8pm, Thurs 13 Sept
8pm, Fri 14 Sept
8pm, Sat 15 Sept
7pm, Sun 16 Sept

Price

Full $24.50, Conc $22
Preview $22
Group 6+ $22

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Duration

55 mins

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Paradisiac

Tues 13 - Sat 15 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

Paradisiac is a body-focused exploration, led by the flow of pleasure down a winding, treacherous path.

In this project, performers take scans, measurements and documentations of their own bodies as the starting point to create performance. The work opens a discourse on the growing ways in which our private information is harvested and how our bodies become attached to the state and corporate machinery.

Like land surveyers for the Garden of Eden, we map sheltered ‘paradises’ on the land and our own bodies, noting their exclusive nature. Paradisiac is a shapeshifting queer, anarchic resistance against the seeds of virtual new borders, even as the obsolete ones make their final death throes.

ARTIST: Jai Leeworthy

Image credit: Wilson Liew

Warning: Contains strobe lighting, full frontal nudity, mild coarse language, adult themes(violence)

Dates

7pm, Thurs 13 Sept
7pm, Fri 14 Sept
7pm, Sat 15 Sept

Price

Full $15, Conc $10
Group 6+ $10

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Duration

60 mins

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Critical Mass – Testing Grounds

Tues 13 - Sun 30 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

Approaching Critical Mass
A crowding of crucial ideas is coming for Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018…

Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Siteworks, Blak Dot Gallery, and Testing Grounds come together under one banner to program Critical Mass – a series of live performance, film, visual art and multidisciplinary events.

From September 13–30, a surge of artists will bring transformative, urgent works to the fore, making noise and asking to be heard. Join us in the shout.

Check out the full program by visiting the Critical Mass website.

Dates

Tues 13 – Sun 30 Sept

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Critical Mass – Blak Dot

Tues 13 - Sun 30 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

Approaching Critical Mass
A crowding of crucial ideas is coming for Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018…

Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Siteworks, Blak Dot Gallery, and Testing Grounds come together under one banner to program Critical Mass – a series of live performance, film, visual art and multidisciplinary events.

From September 13–30, a surge of artists will bring transformative, urgent works to the fore, making noise and asking to be heard. Join us in the shout.

Check out the full program by visiting the Critical Mass website.

Dates

Tues 13 – Sun 30 Sept

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Critical Mass – SITEWORKS

Tues 13 - Sun 30 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

Approaching Critical Mass
A crowding of crucial ideas is coming for Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018…

Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Siteworks, Blak Dot Gallery, and Testing Grounds come together under one banner to program Critical Mass – a series of live performance, film, visual art and multidisciplinary events.

From September 13–30, a surge of artists will bring transformative, urgent works to the fore, making noise and asking to be heard. Join us in the shout.

Check out the full program by visiting the Critical Mass website.

Dates

Tues 13 – Sun 30 Sept

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Retreat

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

24 hours of unbroken humming

Retreat is time out.
Retreat is completely unproductive.
Retreat is for every reason and no reason.
Retreat is something anyone can do.

For 24 hours, an assembly of strangers will help carry one unbroken hum. Anyone can join at any time. The reverberations bounce off the walls and envelop the participants. One person leaves, then two people join from outside. Someone will be here from 9pm Saturday to 9pm Sunday, humming.

ARTIST: Ben Landau

Image credit: Diamantino Santos

Dates

9pm Sat 15 – 9pm Sun 16 Sept

Price

Free

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Duration

24 hrs

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Jana: Memoirs of a future past

Tues 18 - Fri 21 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

From the creator of ‘Tales of an Afronaut’

Jana: Memoirs of a future past pays homage to the incredible lineage of storytelling embedded deep within the black/African diaspora. The work will break from traditional narrative forms, utilizing interconnected vignettes, emotive verse, and live projections. Memoirs of a future past looks to challenge popular stereotypes of Black masculinity, rejecting the confines of binaries and assumptions to resist an anti-black world by creating a third space. This is a journey that is simultaneously intellectual and emotional, intimate and curious, humorous and very intentional. Through an introspective look at the world as seen, felt, experienced and imagined by the last of the Afronaut. Adapted from personal experiences to explore a transnational Black identity, drawing on the Afronaut’s unique positioning in a third-culture generation.

CREATED AND PERFORMED BY: wani Le Frère
FEATURING: Special guests
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: wani Le Frère

Image credit: Ruth Ruach

Warning: Contains mild coarse language, adult themes(violence, self harm or suicide, sexual assault or abuse)

Dates

7pm, Tues 18 Sept
7pm, Wed 19 Sept
7pm, Thurs 20 Sept
7pm, Fri 21 Sept

Price

Full $29.50, Conc $19.50

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Duration

60 mins

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Light, colour and quiet conversations

Tues 18 - Fri 21 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

Dance as a metaphor for thought. And a metaphor for nothing. This is us very very close up, watercolour smears. Gigantic, a monster. Microbes swimming in pores that are lakes. Zoom out accelerate toward the limit and then float, the sadness has no object.

PRESENTED BY: Sarah Aiken and collaborators

Credit image: Sarah Aiken

Warning: Contains some nudity, mild coarse language

Dates

9pm, Tues 18 Sept
9pm, Wed 19 Sept
9pm, Thurs 20 Sept
9pm, Fri 21 Sept

Price

Full $10

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Duration

40 mins

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Seeping

Tues 18 - Fri 21 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

Let your wounds heal and your tears dry, but not before you finish Seeping

Breathe. Pause. Reflect. Kyah Parrott creates a metaphorical house of mirrors to meditate and bring light to our wounds. Intertwining music and poetry with immersive visuals, this intimate live art performance harnesses vulnerability to explore sex, cyclical ailments, traumas that push us to the brink, and coping mechanisms we adopt to survive.

Inner and outer space are traversed through sound and silence, with moments of healing in the space between vowels. In this impressive creative collaboration, Kyah, along with Ivy Mutuku, China Aleisse, Crooked Letter, and Charlotte Allingham have sparked a new beginning and created an alternate reality – a complete world of its own.

MUSIC BY: Crooked Letter
ARTIST: Charlotte Allingham
SET DESIGN: China Aleisse

Image credit: Nynno Bel-Air

Warning: Contains adult themes(self harm or suicide), references to substance abuse, sexual references

Dates

7.30pm, Tues 18 Sept
7.30pm, Wed 19 Sept
7.30pm, Thurs 20 Sept
7.30pm, Fri 21 Sept

Price

Full $24.50, Conc $22

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Duration

45 mins

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Stories in Colour Noire

Tues 18 - Fri 21 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

“Stories in Colour Noire” is a journey through the stories of Zimbabwean migrant ZIIMUSIC expressed through spoken word and visual art. This project is written and produced by ZIIMUSIC with an aim to give a creative voice to some of the untold stories around experiences surrounding his migration to Australia.

“Stories in Colour Noire” aims to express these topics through visual art created by fellow Zimbabwean illustrator Lynda Matutu, which are brought to life by ZIIMUSIC’s spoken word pieces. This creates an immersive experience where the audience is taken on a journey that spans generations and reaches into the future.

CREATED AND PERFORMED BY: ZIIMUSIC
ARTIST: Lynda Matutu
PRODUCED BY: ZIIMUSIC

Image credit: LYNDA MATUTU ART

Warning: Contains strobe lighting

Dates

8.30pm, Tues 18 Sept
8.30pm, Wed 19 Sept
8.30pm, Thurs 20 Sept
8.30pm, Fri 21 Sept

Price

Full $ 24.50

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Duration

60 mins

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Get F*NKED

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

A Fierce, Fevered and Effing-unbelievable Party

Girl, this is not a party you wanna rock up late for! Get F*NKED is a one night only art-happening for women (trans, cis and non-binary). It is the brain child of first time party producers Alchemistudio. Creating a space for women away from the male gaze, tipping social boundaries and expectations on its head. This accessible happening invites you into an electrically charged space where you can basically do whatever you want – we’ll have music, food, installation art, live performance, quiet corners for anti-partiers, a bar, a disco ball if you’re lucky, a petting zoo… (actually, probably not a petting zoo).

Get F*NKED partners with Deafferent Theatre and A_tisitc Theatre to curate and host this accessible happening. A team of female-identifying and non-binary artists will elevate the vibe with DJ beats, performance art, projection, and an array of unapologetic costumes and design.

Join us for a Fierce, Fevered, and Effing-unbelievable Party. Wear what you want, dance how you choose. Let’s Get F*NKD.

PRODUCED BY: Alchemistudio

Image credit: Sarah Beetson

Warning: Contains some nudity, moderate coarse language

Dates

Sat 22 Sept

Times

8.30pm – 1am

Price

Full $24.50, Conc $15

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Duration

4.5 hrs

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible
Auslan Interpreted Performance
Open Captioning
Relaxed Performance

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Critical Mass: Rally

Sat 22 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

This is a call to action. Join the Critical Mass artists in a crowding of crucial ideas by taking to the streets of Brunswick in a rally come public art happening. Witness the critical mass and unite as a community. Think placards and performance, bursting with every idea we’ve been exploring throughout the program. Everything will be provided and everyone is welcome – just bring your ideas and a willingness to be audacious.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT STARTS AT SITEWORKS

Warning: Contains mild coarse language

Dates

3pm, Sat 22 Sept at SITEWORKS 

Price

Free

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Duration

120 mins

Access Info

Partially accessible. Please contact SITEWORKS to discuss access requirements.

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Bighouse Dreaming

Tues 25 - Sat 29 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

Mr. Anand. Has your client spent what could reasonably be called a significant portion of any one week of the last two years at school? Or is it the case that your client attends school when he feels like it to utilise the free lunch service when none of his so-called family will house, feed or clothe him?

RACE. CLASS. SEX. DRUGS. VIOLENCE. INCARCERATION. POVERTY.
THE PSYCHIC MAELSTROM OF COLONISATION.

PICTURE Ned Flanders’ race porn fetish. WITNESS a prison officer’s smutty underage liaison. BEHOLD a land-grabbing Legal Aid lawyer. SEE a messianic youth-worker’s nasty ketamine habit.

A Deadly Fringe event supported by Melbourne Fringe and ILBIJERRI Theatre Company.

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY: Declan Furber Gillick
DIRECTED BY: Mark Wilson

Image credit: Phillipa Clark

Warning: Contains some nudity, frequent coarse language, adult themes(violence, self harm or suicide, sexual assault or abuse, domestic violence, staged violence)

Dates

8pm, Tues 25 Sept
8pm, Wed 26 Sept
8pm, Thurs 27 Sept
8pm, 10pm Fri 28 Sept
8pm, Sat 29 Sept

Price

Full $24.50, Conc $19.50

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Duration

60 mins

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Intoxication

Tues 25 - Sat 29 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

Intimacy is dead, and we’re partying with its corpse

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“It’s about connection. Connection in all its forms: between people, friends, lovers, electricity cords & sockets, all getting close. Trying to get closer.”

Intimacy is dead, and we’re partying with its corpse.

The award-winning Intoxication returns to Melbourne Fringe 2018, after acclaimed seasons at Melbourne Fringe 2017, Critical Animals in Newcastle, Bondi Feast and Adelaide Fringe 2018!

Intoxication is a post-dramatic patchwork about queer millennial anxiety; exploring how the intense fear of being alone rules modern society, and how one person’s loneliness is symptomatic of everyone’s problem. Inspired by the work of sociologist Brené Brown, Intoxication weaves together concepts of vulnerability and shame with Christopher’s personal experience of a brain injury and amnesia, and the overall anxiety of being queer in the technological age.

First performed as a full production in the 2016 Midsumma festival, the show was reworked and rewritten as a monologue, inspired after Christopher met Kate Mulvany and worked with Gob Squad during their visit to Melbourne in 2016. This shorter version debuted in 2017 at Canberra’s You Are Here experimental arts festival.

DIRECTED BY: Emma Palackic
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY: Christopher Bryant
PRODUCED BY: Morgan Little

Image credit: Sarah Walker

Warning: Contains strong coarse language, adult themes

Dates

9pm, Tues 25 Sept
9pm, Wed 26 Sept
9pm, Thurs 27 Sept
9pm, Fri 28 Sept
9pm, Sat 29 Sept

Price

Full $20, Conc $14.50
Group 6+ $15

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Duration

60 mins

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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ONLY A YEAR

Tues 25 - Sun 30 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

A theatre show designed for 0-12 month olds and carers

Taking the passing of one year of time as inspiration, ONLY A YEAR is a delightful sensory theatre work for 0-12 month olds and their carers which looks at the first year of life as both the longest AND shortest time imaginable. Babies are taken on a journey through the senses, exploring the seasonal changes of a year, transforming the familiar aspects of a baby’s world into things both new and exciting. Carers experience the work as both facilitators of their baby’s experience and as an opportunity to reflect on the joyous and challenging quagmire of the first year of an infant’s life. ONLY A YEAR is a truly unforgettable experience for babies and parents and a rare opportunity for creative reflection and connection on parenthood.

Performance runs for 35 minutes with playtime afterward for babies not yet ready for their nap.

Winner of the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Best Kids Event and nominated for a 2017 Green Room Award for Oustanding Theatre for Young Audiences .

ONLY A YEAR’s original season was supported by the City of Melbourne and Creative Victoria. This event is proudly supported by Arts Moreland.

DIRECTED BY: Sarah Austin
PERFORMED BY: Nick Barlow

Image credit:  Ilona Nelson

Dates

Tues 25  – Sun 30 Sept

Times

11am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 3pm

Price

Two adults and one baby $45,
One adult and one baby $30

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Duration

60 mins

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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i don’t make good choices

Tues 25 - Sun 29 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

Ever been stuck at home alone with a sprained ankle and chickenpox contracted at your flop of a birthday party? Decided recovery is the best time to skill up on hair braiding in the hopes of unlocking some blackgirlmagic and becoming the ideal sidekick, somebody’s new best friend? This gal cannot possibly be the only one!

Rebekah Robertson, wry and reclusive theatre darling, wants to cure widespread social isolation… but she hasn’t spoken to anyone in four days. She probably should get onto that. Join her for an hour of storytelling, original dancehall music and laughs as she strategises how we can all make good… better choices.

CREATED AND PERFORMED BY: Rebekah Robertson
DESIGN BY: Anastassia Poppenberg
OUTSIDE EYE: Simone French

Image credit: Jack Zapsalis

Warning: Contains mild coarse language

Dates

7pm, Tues 25 Sept
7pm, Wed 26 Sept
7pm, Thurs 27 Sept
7pm, Fri 28 Sept
7pm, Sat 29 Sept

Price

Full $27, Conc $23
Preview $22
Group 6+ $23

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Duration

55 mins

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

Relaxed performance – Wed 26 Sept

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