Refuge Talks Series: Living in a Pandemic

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Like everyone, Arts House has been housebound lately, but that doesn’t mean we’ve been quiet. We’ve been talking to artists, curators, programmers and thinkers…

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Important Arts House update

Read an update on Arts House venue closure and event cancellations as the City of Melbourne rallies.

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The creation of BLEED

Artistic Director Emily Sexton talks us through the planning and process behind the creation of BLEED. Find out more…

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How to respond to an emergency

How to respond to an emergency by Timmah Ball was written for First Nations in the House, a residency program as part of Refuge.

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On Leaving and Returning

“Breathtaking resilience is a communal discipline…Listen. Stay. There is something here to fight for”…Erica McCalman reflects

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Reflections – Words Nourish Neighbours

Reflections by Rosie Kalina was written for First Nations in the House, a residency program as part of Refuge.

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A Memory of Forgetfulness

Written by Laniyuk as part of First Nations in the House, exploring the matter of displacement, honouring and respecting local stories of resilience, survival, loss and the future…

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Refuge 2019 review on Arts Hub

★★★★ “Refuge 2019: Displacement… is no passive ‘arts’ show.”

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The beginning of disruption

The beginning of disruption by Monica Karo was written for First Nations in the House, a residency program as part of Refuge.


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Indigenous Wisdom

Claire G. Coleman is a Wirlomin Noongar writer and poet, and a collaborating artist for Refuge 2019: Displacement. In this commissioned essay, Claire reflects on the role of Indigenous wisdom in imagining new ways for the community to prepare.


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.