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    In Conversation With Chubby Cheeks Ice Cream's Tess Elliott

    Make the most of the hot April days while you can with Chubby Cheeks Ice Cream at the Vegan Market of Melbourne! We speak with Chubby Cheeks founder Tess Elliott about the praline, puns and solar power that keeps them churning out the deliciousness!

    In Conversation with Ink & Spindle

    We speak with new Sacred Heart tenant Ink & Spindle about their hand-printed textiles, artist collaborations, mother nature's inspiration, and find out just why sustainability is so important for a small business.

    In Conversation with Arcadia Winds

    From being named Musica Viva Australia’s inaugural FutureMakers musicians, to airing live on BBC radio, it’s been a huge six years for Arcadia Winds since they formed in 2012. We get the lowdown on traversing fairy tales through music, circus collaborations and why chamber music matters ahead of their concert at the Convent, Friday 23 March 2018.

    In Conversation with SK!N co-creator Govin Ruben

    From Kuala Lumpar to Australia, theatre production 'SK!N' has been leaving audiences with plenty to talk about. From weighing audience members to working with human rights organisations, we speak with show co-creator Govin Ruben about the importance of 'SK!N''s anti human trafficking message.

    In Conversation with Blizzard Entertainment's Seth Thompson

    The world’s leading visual effects artists return to the Convent next week for CG Futures; a three-day event highlighting the best and brightest in the games industry through live demos, master-classes, panel discussions and networking opportunities. We chat with presenter Seth Thompson, Art Department Supervisor, Creative Development at Blizzard Entertainment to find out what it takes to make it in the industry.

    In Conversation with ButohOUT! Festival's Yumi Umiumare

    Encompassing the beautiful, the comic and the primitive, we dive into the singular world of Japanese dance form Butoh with ‘ButohOUT! Festival’ creator Yumi Umiumare. Ahead of the festival’s upcoming workshops, we find out why five year olds make the best Butoh teachers and why environment and space are so important.

    In Conversation with WellBeing at the Convent’s Ulli Baxter

    The need for self-reflection and ‘holistic goal setting’. We speak to Ulli Baxter ahead of her upcoming Personal Vision Workshop to find out how to match your aspirations in 2018.

    In Conversation with Photographer Lisa White

    In 2015, the Victorian Government made it possible for members of the LGBTIQ community to have historical convictions of homosexual sex expunged. Three years on, community members and artists continue to raise awareness of this scheme. As part of Midsumma Festival, ‘Never a Crime Exhibition’ shares the stories of homosexual men through portraiture to contribute to a process of healing past injustices. We speak with exhibition photographer Lisa White about the project.

    In Conversation with Artist Kenny Pittock

    Teaching the importance of the four pops – pop art, pop up books, popcorn and paddlepops – is artist Kenny Pittock, who'll be taking over our Convent Kids bookmaking workshop series, 'The Grand Imaginarium: Your Story Garden', on Monday 22 January. We speak to Kenny about Havaianas, Australiana, and Harry Potter marathons.

    In Conversation with Our Head Gardener Simon Taylor

    Summer is heating up and so are our gardens! Right now, we’re focusing on the precious resource of water, and this summer we’re asking our community to consider supporting Keep it Green: The Water Story – so we can harvest more of it! With your help, we’re aiming to double our rainwater catchment by raising funds to install essential new piping and infrastructure (like water tanks), and plant more drought-resistant plants to ensure our gardens stay green and protected for future generations. We speak to our Head Gardener Simon Taylor about how your donations will positively impact this one-of-a-kind community space.