YIRRAMBOI means tomorrow in the shared languages of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations.

Presented by the City of Melbourne, YIRRAMBOI is a powerful biennial celebration; a ten-day gathering of First Peoples from across Victoria and around the world, showcasing creative visionaries and cultural leaders on the lands of the Kulin.

For YIRRAMBOI Festival 2019, Arts House presents two deadly shows from artists at pointedly different moments in their careers. plenty serious TALK TALK is the darkly irreverent dissection of Indigenous art making by veteran choreographer Vicki Van Hout, while emerging dancemaker Joel Bray confirms his must-follow status with the all-you-can-eat dance confessional Daddy.

Find out more about YIRRAMBOI Festival.

During 2017, Arts House transformed into a meeting place to take a spirited look at our histories, traverse the landscape of the present, and cast our gaze to YIRRAMBOI — tomorrow.

Arts House welcomed three extraordinary female artists, Emily Johnson, Genevive Grieves and Hannah Donnelly, who each presented week-long installations and investigations that re-framed notions of belonging, place, and community, climate change and water treaties, and the conjuring of future joy.

SHORE in NARRM (Melbourne) by Emily Johnson

The Violence of Denial by Genevieve Grieves

Long Water
by Hannah Donnelly

Find out more about YIRRAMBOI First Nations Festival.

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plenty serious TALK TALK  by Vicki Van Hout. Image by Heidrun Löhr.