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Reading / Making Room

Making the Margins

Presented in Season 2 2019

Presented by Arts House

Thu 11 – Sat 13 Jul
Thu, 9am – 6pm

Fri + Sat, 12 – 6pm
Enter at any time and stay as long as you want
Free, no booking required

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

This room references the QUEERDOM exhibition, which contains nudity and adult content


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Wheelchair accessible
Auslan social interpreting available at all times except 2.30-4pm on Saturday

We don’t make ourselves in isolation. This three-day open access space offers a rich array of means through which to explore the themes of body, time and place. Read from art books and zines to critical theory and poetry to volumes that don’t fit into any neat category. Express yourself through conversation or transform provided materials to record your visit for later visitors.

A dedicated mapping wall allows people to chart their time in this space and follow those who have come before them, while opening up lines of communication for those who will follow. This process of connection also extends beyond the two-dimensional into Instagram/Twitter/Facebook spaces, and at the end of these three days will form part of an ongoing digital mapping and community building project for Making the Margins.

Making the Margins is a creative research collective that imagines new spaces for collaborative creative practice and unearths a vast archive of the edges in the Southern Hemisphere. Based at La Trobe University, it vaults disciplines from poetry to image-making to online activism and beyond, reassembling itself for every new project and inviting fascinating new collaborations to expand its potential.

Son Vivienne has more than 30 years’ experience in media production and research in digital self-representation, activism and binary-blurring. Quinn Eades is a writer, researcher, gutter philosopher and poet whose book Rallying was awarded the 2018 Mary Gilmore Award. Together with the collection of artists, thinkers and makers that surround them, they are Making the Margins.

Associated Making the Margins events:

QUEERDOM  – a collaborative audio-visual exhibition drawing on 25 years of queer and fringe performance and fetish scenes. 

Join a conversation with artists, researchers and creatives delving into this exhibition and the community reading/making room at Arts House.

Making the Margins: Quinn Eades, Son Vivienne

Part of Future Assembly
10-13 July 2019

Supported by – La Trobe University and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by – Bryony Jackson

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