News & Insights

News & Insights

The latest Arts House news, stories, sights and sounds here and on our social channels.
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Artistic risk pays off in challenging dance work

Read the full ★★★★  The Age review of OVERTURE by Jo Lloyd.

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Bringing together art and science

Get to know about our Refuge 2018: Pandemic artist residencies with The Doherty Institute; a centre of excellence where leading scientists and clinicians collaborate to improve health globally.

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The Breath of the Mindye

“You might not know which of Bundjil’s laws/lores you had broken, but it was common belief that great illness that affected everybody was done by the Breath of the Mindye”. Uncle Larry Walsh of Taungurung has shared with us the story of the Mindye.

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Refuge trailer

Learn about disease, speak to experts, meet your neighbours and think about grief at Refuge 2018: Pandemic.

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A statement from St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre

Artists Kate Sulan and Lizzy Sampson have been working alongside students from St. Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre for the visual exhibition, In Case of… Read the schools statement on the collaboration here.

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CultureLAB EOI now open

A message from our Artistic Director, Emily Sexton about our 2019 – 2020 CultureLAB EOI. Applications close September 6.

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OVERTURE Trailer

Watch a short trailer of OVERTURE with dancers Jo Lloyd, Deanne Butterworth, Shian Law and Rebecca Jensen.

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A choreographic overture

“This work, it’s about creating an overture for these people that longer walk alongside us. If you had that chance again, what would you say to someone before they go? ” Read the full Melbourne Critique interview with OVERTURE creator, Jo Lloyd.

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Are we ready for another pandemic?

It killed tens of millions, and it remains the deadliest event ever recorded. Yet 100 years on from the dreaded Spanish flu, we’re still not safe from pandemics – or even on top of seasonal influenza.

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The Terrifying Lessons of a Pandemic Simulation

What would you do in a pandemic? A daylong pandemic simulation was held by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in the US to find out how the Government and a nation would respond in a global pandemic.

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Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse

How is climate change altering the environment in ways that increases the potential for viruses and infectious disease? The New York Times investigates and this is also the premise of Refuge 2018.

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Break free

Immerse yourself in an escape room of epidemic proportions with Lee Shang Lun at Outbreak. Watch a short snippet to learn more and hear from the artist.

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Supper Club: Sanatorium Hosts Profiles

From an infectious diseases epidemiologist to an artist & herbalist, get to know the hosts for Supper Club: Sanatorium before sitting down to dinner with them.

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Mere Mortals

Take a peek beyond the shadows as we lead you through a serious, wonderful and playful season. View and download the season 2, 2018 program guide.

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What’s happening to Australia’s bees?

Get knowledgeable on what is happening to Australia’s bees before heading to Jen Rae’s Apitherapy Quarantine for Refuge.