2023 Past Events

  • "Weird Al" Piano Bar

    Created and Performed by Joshua Cowie

    Genre: Music

    Come worship at the Shrine of Yankovic with Melbourne's silliest sing-a-long.

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    Cartoon depiction of 'Weird Al' Yankovic surrounded by Hawaiian flora, a microphone and piano, presented as an almost religious icon.
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  • "Zenzi" and The Sonic Groove Foundation

    Produced by Bev Z Parker

    Genre: Music

    A groove-based, musical cauldron with a whole heap of sassy on top.....

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    One woman and three men, all laughing and drinking cocktails, are gathered in and around a white, convertible car. The woman and two men are people of colour. One man holds a bass guitar. Another, a snare drum. The woman wears a long, burgundy, velvet coat over a pink and black, zebra striped swimsuit with over-the-knee black suede boots.
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  • 《一》by Shian Law

    Created and Performed by Shian Law

    Genre: Dance & Physical Theatre

    A stylish rendering of the artist’s autobiography and burning passion for calligraphy.

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    A photograph of a figure leaning their body in the midst of motion in front of a midnight blue backdrop. They have long black hair and brown piece of fabric covers their mouth and the bottom of their nose. They are wearing a black, long sleeve mesh top, and tanned underpants, with their legs bare. One leg is bent to suggest their movement from the right to the left of the picture frame. They look down with curiosity and anguish down towards their out-stretched hand which clenches a small black feather.
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  • ~~~~~ “...derelict in uncharted space...”

    Concept by Fayen d’Evie and Benjamin Hancock

    Genre: Dance & Physical Theatre

    An intrepid homage to a Star Trek fan club through intersensory movement and space-time translations.

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    A rectangular portal is framed by a radiant purple glow. Inside, an array of collaborative imagery has been collaged, mostly greyscale. A hearing aid is cradled in the palm of a hand, within a beam of light. This personal listening device is overlaid with an image of a radio astronomy telescope, its receiving dish pointed towards the sky. The receiving dish is supported by structural engineering in the form of a geometric scaffold. Above the dish, an antenna is held aloft. Its listening probe overlaps the central electronics of the hearing aid technology: micro and macro listening. An image of a white mobility cane has been overlaid diagonally across the hand. At its tip, its roller ball has been transformed into a glowing orb, emitting sound waves, signalled by concentric circles pulsing outwards. Another hand reaches into the frame, captured mid-expressive gesture. This hand is not greyscale but pale pink porcelain, and is smaller in scale than the hearing aid. On each of the three visible fingers, the nail tips are decorated with a maroon dot. In the top left corner of the image, there is a small window, also rectangular, framing an assemblage of shapes, suggestive of an imaginary glyph or letterform. The smooth, bevelled edges of the glyph lend an embossed 3D effect, so that the abstracted glyph appears to protrude from the image plane. The glyph incorporates rounded shapes, spikes that reach outward, like a crown, and a spiral whorl.
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  • 12 Lies I Told Before 21

    Written and Performed by Rachel Tunaley

    Genre: Cabaret

    An unapologetic, uproarious cabaret for the delusional theatre kids and larger than life dreamers.

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    A young woman wearing a tiara is sitting at a messy table eating a birthday cake with her hands. Her face and hands are covered in cake and icing. The table is littered with candy, streamers, balloons and ribbons with candles of the number '21' sitting on top of the destroyed cake.
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  • 18 year law degree

    Performed by Joseph Green

    Genre: Comedy

    a stand-up comedy show about taking 18 years to complete one undergraduate degree.

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    a stand-up comedy show about taking 18 years to complete one undergraduate degree and the things you get up to in between.
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  • 1800ClimateEmergency

    Created and Performed by Tenfingerz

    Genre: Experimental

    End of the world got you down? 1800ClimateEmergency is here to help.

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    An old school home phone sits on a back ground of layers of cracked earth, water and flames.
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  • 2023 Annual HousingFirst Art Exhibition

    Created by Residents of Social Housing

    Genre: Visual Arts & Film

    A visual celebration of the diverse voices & inspiring stories of residents of social housing.

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    A young man observes two art pieces that sit atop a white box. The larger piece is over a metre high and is in a spiral structure that has been crocheted and hanging from it are round crocheted discs with ceramics pieces of phrases from life. Scattered around the base of the large piece is several small white and red ceramic pieces.
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  • 3-2-1

    Presented by The emotion21 Dancers

    Genre: Dance & Physical Theatre

    3 advocates, 2 acts, 1 compelling journey; dance & Down syndrome intertwined.

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    A woman with Down syndrome and blonde shoulder length hair in a black top and red glasses, smiling thoughtfully. 3 arms reach from outside of the frame on each side making different shapes with the hands framing the womans face and body.
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  • 90 Day Comedian

    Written and Performed by Dalin Oliver

    Genre: Comedy

    Award-winning South African comedian Dalin Oliver is heading down under.

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    Dalin Oliver is bald and wearing a green t.shirt and jeans with his arms in a shrug. He looks like Vin Diesel you ordered on Wish.
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  • A Brutally Honest Fairy Tale

    Created and Performed by Cristina Wells

    Genre: Theatre

    The hilarious, satirical story of a fairy tale turned on its head.

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    A confused looking person in fancy Baroque dress stares at the camera, holding a heeled shoe in one hand and a measuring tape in the other.
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  • A Dirty Kebab

    Presented by Plain English Theatre

    Genre: Theatre

    An absurd black comedy about drinking, benders and wankers.

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    Dirty cigerette butts litter a white background stained with ash. An empty beer bottle with a green label sits on it's side. A kebab with a bite taken out of it is in the corner of the frame.
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  • A DRUG CALLED FAME

    Performed by Clare Elizabeth Dea

    Genre: Cabaret

    An addictive cabaret with Broadway bangers, self-help clangers and an overdose of courage.

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    Performer Clare Elizabeth Dea, a Caucasian adult woman is sitting in front of a dressing room mirror with diva lights around it. She is wearing a black sequin dress, long silver dangling earrings and her blonde hair is short and curled. We see a dark image of the back of Clare's hair, shoulder and arm and in the mirror see a diva character looking posed but not all together.
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  • A FINE LINE

    Written and Performed by Lotte Beckett and Lily Hensby

    Genre: Theatre

    You know it's not the same as it was. Maybe it's just a fantasy.

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    A recreation of Harry Styles' album Harry's House, in which there is an upside down living room. One person is standing upright, looking down thoughtfully. Another person is sitting on the couch looking curiously out the window. They are upside down.
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  • A friendship of life and death

    Presented by Cross Encounters

    Genre: Dance & Physical Theatre

    Cross Encounters invites you to experience a dramatic exploration of the bonds of friendship.

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    An illustration of two red demon masks sitting in snow, facing away from each other.
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  • A Night to Remember

    Curated by C ARTS | international independent arts programme

    Genre: Theatre

    The Christmas story, Broadway-style – all in 60 minutes!

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    A star shines brightly in the background, illuminating all and throwing people into shadow. In the foreground, shepherd stands with two sheep. In the background, three kings ride camels.
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  • A very normal dinner with your parents

    Created by Allen Dorsey, Ece Mustafoff and Kirsten Law

    Genre: Comedy

    An improv comedy show set in your family home, starring the people who love you most – your parents!

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    Central to this image is a close up of a rotisserie cooked chicken on a white plate with its orange-ish chicken juice pooling underneath it, all on top of a wooden dining table background. A piece of the chicken breast has been ripped off by an unseen person revealing the sinewy white meat within – it doesn't look very appetising. Placed behind and in front of the chicken, slightly out of focus, are side dishes; there are bright green peas, a green bottle of sparkling water, the stem of a wine glass, and then another plate with some salad greens, a red tomato, and what could be the missing piece of chicken breast – a blurry dinner knife is next to this plate. At the bottom of the image there are the edges of two more plates suggesting the table is set for a normal, suburban, family dinner.
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  • A Zoom Group Project

    Presented by Floor Work Theatre

    Genre: Theatre

    The pandemic, teenagers and group assignments - all your worst nightmares brought back in a musical.

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    On the bottom left of the image there is a girl wearing a pink top who has black hair and glasses that is smiling. Standing behind her is a girl wearing a black singlet who has black hair in braids that is smiling and posed with her right arm out flexed showing off her muscles. She is piggybacking a boy who is wearing an unbuttoned green and white stripped button-down with a white t-shirt underneath and has a look of delighted shock on his face. On the right of those three people is a girl wearing an all white suit set and is leaning against the other people with her right elbow. She is looking away from them all with an unimpressed expression on her face.
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  • AAAH! - CANCELLED

    Created and Performed by Solomon Rumble and Michael Hart

    Genre: Theatre

    This is our AAAHMAZING show.

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    Michael Hart blows into a melodica, while Solomon Rumble peers out over the melodica. The word “AAAH!” hangs diagonally above Solomon’s head. Michael is looking in the direction of the text, expressionless, while Solomon is looking at the camera with a shocked expression.
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  • Absolute Drip Drop

    Created and Performed by Tristan Haze

    Genre: Comedy

    A fifty-minute absurdist stand up show in twelve parts.

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    The artist dressed formally sitting at a desk holding a telephone with a laptop and coffee cup in front of him.
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  • Access

    Created and Performed by Hamish Annan

    Genre: Experimental

    An award-winning experience of human connection and emotional vulnerability.

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    Man with a white t-shirt, navy pants, and Chuck Taylor shoes sits on a wooden chair. Opposite him is an empty chair, and behind him is a darkened window. This is in a gallery with wooden floors and white walls.
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  • Adam McKenzie - Hacked

    Created and Performed by Adam McKenzie

    Genre: Comedy

    Hilarious look at identity theft, online security and why it’s a bad idea to open your computer.

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    Adam trapped inside a man who has a computer for a face.
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