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.
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.
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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