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Season 2, 2017 Program

No More Fake News! Get to know Season 2 Risk-taking.  Failure.  Great art.  The state of the world.  Arts House Artistic Director Angharad Wynne-Jones…

Survival Skills
for Desperate Times

Right now there’s a lot to be desperate about… climate change, unhinged political leaders, getting old, working too much, not working enough, extremists of…

Refuge 24-Hour
Exercise – Sleepover

Refuge explores the role of artists and cultural institutions in times of climate catastrophe. Each year until 2020, we’re bringing together emergency management, artists and…

Open House Melbourne

Come and explore the historic North Melbourne Town Hall over the Open House Melbourne weekend. Visitors are also invited to taste the fruits of…

Refuge
Open Studio

Before the Refuge Emergency Relief Centre opens and our 24-Hour Exercise begins, come and visit the artists making and talking about their work at…

Refuge Supper Club

Food brings us together, but it also has the capacity in times of turbulence to force us apart.  Join Jen Rae of Fair Share…

Refuge 2017: Heatwave

Join us and take Refuge as we transform Arts House – a City of Melbourne designated Emergency Relief Centre – into a place of…

Up, Art & Away!

What superpowers do artists need to create and survive in the arts universe? In Up, Art and Away! TextaQueen seeks to draw out answers…

in extremis

Download the exhibition catalogue Climatic extremes are the new meteorological normal for our planet. This screen-and-audiobased exhibition offers human, interspecies, plant and geological perspectives,…

The Children’s Party

Playground politics just got serious. The Children’s Party is hitting the campaign trail during the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival, as Australia’s first child-led political…