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    In Conversation with Artist Linda Oy Ho

    From the atomic to the galactic, Linda Oy Ho’s latest exhibition at St Heliers Street Gallery examines the interconnectedness of the big, the small, and everything in between. We speak to her about her work and being shortlisted for the Yarra Valley / Yering Station Sculpture Prize.

    In Conversation with Music in the Round Performer, Sophie Rowell

    Each year, Music in the Round brings some of Australia’s most acclaimed classical musicians to the Convent for intimate concerts in our stunning spaces. We chat to violinist, Sophie Rowell, about her upcoming performance at the Convent, her role as Associate Concertmaster with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and why making classical music accessible for everyone matters.

    In Conversation With Theatre Maker Roslyn Oades

    From Australian boxing legends to ageism, we speak with Convent-based Theatre Maker Roslyn Oades about her recent collaboration with SBS and her 'creative non-fiction' theatre, which puts actors in the heads of interview subjects live on stage.

    In Conversation with Slow Food Farmers' Market's Noel Fitzpatrick, of Black Truffle Harvest

    It’s truffle season! But not for long – with only three months of the year to taste and smell this one-of-a-kind ingredient, this weekend’s Slow Food Farmers' Market is your chance to uncover the delicacy thanks to stallholder Noel Fitzpatrick from Black Truffle Harvest. Before heading to the Slow Food Farmers’ Market this Saturday, find out from Noel what makes this ingredient so special.

    In Conversation with c3 Award Recipient Amalia Lindo

    After six months in the making, we’re thrilled to be exhibiting the works of Amalia Lindo, our inaugural c3 Contemporary Art Space New Graduate Award recipient. In partnership with Monash University Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, the c3 Award is part of the gallery’s ongoing advocacy for emerging artists and offers one graduate a fully subsidised exhibition and mentorship.

    In Conversation with Lentil As Anything Chef, Dipesh Mainali

    With fruit and vegetables grown on site and herbs from our heritage garden, Lentil As Anything serves fresh and sustainable food all year round. We speak with chef Dipesh Mainali about his favourite produce and what he’ll be serving up to thousands of happy customers this winter.

    In Conversation with Julia Broome, Feldenkrais Practitioner

    Human potential, the nervous system and neuroplasticity – we scratch the surface of Feldenkrais with WellBeing at the Convent practitioner Julia Broome, who explains to us how the slow and focused movements of this exercise therapy can assist with stress, anxiety and more.

    In Conversation with Artist Rosi Griffin

    From Munich to Melbourne, for more than seven years artist Rosi Griffin has been exploring the impact of urban development on our homes and our memories. We speak to Griffin ahead of a special Q&A at St Heliers Street Gallery on Saturday 24 June at 2pm, where she will discuss her current exhibition, 'Fractured Dwellings'.

    In Conversation with Heritage Architect Nigel Lewis

    As a long-time adviser to and friend of the Abbotsford Convent, Nigel Lewis was instrumental in the community campaign to save the Convent from commercial development more than a decade ago, conceptualising the Convent as an arts and cultural precinct. We chat to Nigel about his latest project with the Convent – a plan to restore our historical rotunda in time for spring.

    In Conversation with Artist Joanna Buckley

    Over the past month, Joanna Buckley and her team have captured the imaginations of passers-by, as they’ve undertaken the daring task of covering one of the Convent’s heritage buildings with ‘gold leaf’.