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News & Insights

News & Insights

The latest Arts House news, stories, sights and sounds here and on our social channels.
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We’re Still Here

When we closed our doors in March, we certainly didn’t realise it would be so long until we could open them again. And aside…

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Co-Design: Imagine a festival for dance in Melbourne

Mariaa Randall, Luke George, Priya Srinivasan and Tam Nguyen are leading a community co-design, to explore the potential of a dedicated contemporary dance festival…

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The creation of BLEED

Artistic Director Emily Sexton talks us through the planning and process behind the creation of BLEED. Find out more…

 

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ALL OF THIS IS TEMPORARY Eugenia Lim, 2020

Read about Eugenia Lim’s site-specific commission ALL OF THIS IS TEMPORARY for the windows of the North Melbourne Town Hall.

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Enjoy Episode 1: Preparing for a Pandemic

If you missed the Refuge Talks Series Preparing for a Pandemic, you can still play catch up

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Enjoy Episode 2: Living in a Pandemic

If you missed the Refuge Talks Series Living in a Pandemic, you can still play catch up

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Enjoy Episode 3: Recovering from a Pandemic

If you missed the Refuge Talks Series Recovering from a Pandemic, you can still play catch up

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On Leaving and Returning

“Breathtaking resilience is a communal discipline…Listen. Stay. There is something here to fight for”…Erica McCalman reflects

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My Exits

“I always exited parties quietly, without saying goodbye. I would slip out unnoticed and quietly” – Jane Howard on exits…

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The Age: Token Armies blurs all the boundaries

“There are a lot of eyes on Antony Hamilton. This year the choreographer became the third artistic director of Melbourne’s flagship dance company Chunky…

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Reflections – Words Nourish Neighbours

Reflections by Rosie Kalina was written for First Nations in the House, a residency program as part of Refuge.

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How to respond to an emergency

How to respond to an emergency by Timmah Ball was written for First Nations in the House, a residency program as part of Refuge.

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The beginning of disruption

The beginning of disruption by Monica Karo was written for First Nations in the House, a residency program as part of Refuge.

 

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Indigenous Wisdom

Claire G. Coleman is a Wirlomin Noongar writer and poet, and a collaborating artist for Refuge 2019: Displacement. In this commissioned essay, Claire reflects on the role of Indigenous wisdom in imagining new ways for the community to prepare.