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Portage: Raft Workshop

Presented in Season 2 2019

Presented by Arts House
as part of
Refuge 2019: Displacement

Sat 24 – Wed 28 Aug, 10am – 5pm
$20 (includes lunch)

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

This workshop includes the use of handtools and is for ages 8 years and older

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Auslan interpreted on request. Email artshousersvp@melbourne.vic.gov.au or call 03 9322 3720 by Friday 16 August

Arts House and our artists take every effort to make works that are accessible to all patrons however, due to the unique nature of Portage – Raft Workshop, this work is not wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions please contact us on 9322 3720 and we will work with you to curate an accessible journey of Refuge so you can get the most out of your experience at Arts House.

Raft is a series of one-day workshops in which people work together using materials from our natural and built environments to build floatable structures. In the workshop, people will pool their effort to build and assemble the rafts. Each workshop will begin with an induction that teaches basic building skills using bamboo, followed by construction and assembly tasks. The co-built rafts will form Flotilla, an immersive installation for audiences to experience and to reflect upon the imminent climate-related migration crisis. Catered lunch provided.

Raft is is part of Portage, a series of workshops, installations and walks as part of Refuge 2019.

Portage: Flotilla
Sat 31 Aug – Sat 7 Sep

Portage: Shelter – Weavers Walk
Sat 31 Aug

Portage: Shelter – Weaving Workshop
Sat 31 Aug

Lead artist: Jen Rae, Mittul Vahanvati and Munir Vahanvati, Giant Grass
Master weavers: Vicki Kinai, Bronwyn Rezam, Dr Vicki Couzens, Kirsten Lyttle, Abshiro Hussein, Muhubo Sulieman
Workshop Producer: Naomi Velaphi

Supported by – This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and supported by The Venny; Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre; North Melbourne Language and Learning; Kensington Neighbourhood House; Museums Victoria; and the City of Melbourne through the Park Rangers – Parks, Property and Waterway, and Arts House
Image by – Jen Rae