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Portage: Shelter – Weaving Workshop

Presented in Season 2 2019

Presented by Arts House
as part of
Refuge 2019: Displacement

Sat 31 Aug, 1pm
2 hours
Free, bookings required

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


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

What could a Melbourne-centric disaster shelter look like? How could it be built? What is important for comfort and security? Join Mittul Vahanvati, architectural designer and researcher on disaster housing, along with six intercultural master weavers from different Indigenous backgrounds to explore ideas, techniques and materials for converting Raft into a series of disaster shelters for Refuge 2020.

Shelter – Weaving Workshop is part of Portage,  a series of workshops, installations and walks as part of Refuge 2019.

Portage: Raft Workshop
Sat 24 – Wed 28 August

Portage: Flotilla
Sat 31 Aug – Sat 7 Sep

Portage: Shelter – Weavers Walk
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