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Presented by Arts House & Melbourne Festival

11am, 2pm, 5pm,
Sat 7 & Sun 8 Oct
120 mins (each session)

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

Wheelchair Accessible

1 Survival Skill session: $40
2 Survival Skill sessions: $35
3+ Survival Skill sessions: $30

A session includes one Headliner and one Survival Skill  from Session 1 and one Survival Skill from Session 2.  Please call the Box Office if you have any questions.

To book more then one headliner, and receive a discounted ticket price as outlined above, follow this link.

Right now there’s a lot to be desperate about… climate change, unhinged political leaders, getting old, working too much, not working enough, extremists of all stripes, the list goes on.

What skills and training do we need to survive in this world, and who can teach us?

Artists are the ultimate survivalists, continuing through the leanest of times and thriving in the extremes of great opportunity or disaster.

Over two days Arts House will transform into an urban survival camp, where 18 artists and creative camp-leaders will share their passion and expert skills in a unique performance-lecture

From the practical to the emotional, from the physical to the conceptual, you’ll come away with new information and strategies on how to thrive and survive – or at least have a laugh and make some new friends – in these trying times.

Saturday 7th Survival Skills include: 

Headliner’s How to…
“…Talk to People” with Lois Weaver 
“…Survive with Lies and Trickery” with Lawrence Leung 
“…Keep it Funny” with Zoë Coombs Marr

Session 1 & 2 Artists How to…
“… (D)construct identity with Drag and (D) androgyny” with Daniel Newell
“… make a length of rope” with Vicki Couzens
“… embrace a creative slump” with Madeleine Dore
“…crunch” (bugs and weeds) with Jen Rae
“…Make an Axe & Spear” with Frances Tapueluelu
“…Free Birth” with Selena de Carvalho

Sunday 8th Survival Skills include: 

Headliner’s How to…
“…Survive on the Moon!” with Sarah Jane Pell
“…Write Your Life into Fiction” with Alice Pung
“…Survive Social Discomfort” with Darren O’Donnell

Session 1 & 2 Artists How to…
“… run” with David Woods
“…Master Your Melancholy” with Matt Wicking
“…Use Blu Tak” with Dexter Fletcher
“…Convince People” with Quashani Bahd
“…Push Your Luck” with Malcolm Whittaker
“…Die with Grace” with Peta Murray