Survival Skills for Desperate Times

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From Dan the Man to Dandrogyny

Daniel Newell wants to teach you how to (D)construct identity with Drag and (D)androgyny at Survival Skills for Desperate Times. Read more about Daniel and his varied gigs from Bollywood films to Kylie Minogue film clips.

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Who is Sarah Jane Pell?

Sarah Jane Pell is the first artist to graduate from the International Space University, collaborated with NASA on art and science and is one of our Headliner artists for Survival Skills for Desperate Times where she will teach you how to survive on the moon.

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Artist spotlight on Zoë Coombs Marr

Barry award winning comedian Zoë Coombs Marr has been practicing comedy since she was 15 and is here to teach you how to keep it funny when disaster comes knocking this October at Survival Skills for Desperate Times

Volunteer for the Refuge Emergency Relief Centre

On November 11th, we need your help in transforming Arts House – a City of Melbourne designated  Emergency Relief Centre – into a place of safety. Be prepared to take on the public in a state of disaster as they take part in artistic interventions, meet with Red Cross Australia and join in conversations and performances. Volunteering at Refuge is no ordinary experience.

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Lawrence Leung & Ryan Gosling

Occasionally, we like to tackle the big issues at Arts House. Today, Lawrence Leung is here to talk about Ryan Gosling. In October, he will be teaching us how to survive with lies and trickery at Survival Skills for Desperate Times (with maybe the occasional mention of Ryan Gosling).

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Closing day of July Series

Check out the closing day of our July series that featured performances, installations, talks and panels by four extraordinary female artists and our Open House Melbourne tours.

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Refuge at Arts House

“How do we need to act as a community to help each other in the time of a disaster.” Angharad Wynne-Jones

Accessible Events at Arts House

We welcome all visitors to Arts House events and we are committed to ensuring that our program is accessible as possible for everyone to enjoy.

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Displacing Whiteness in the Arts

A discussion with Angarad Wynne Jones & Peril

Arts House acknowledges the traditional land upon which we are located, of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, and pay our respect to Elders both past and present and, through them, to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.