Posted by Laura Bianchi on 1 Jun 2018
We chat with 'A Call To Actions' creator and Abbotsford Convent Artist-in-Residence Luke George about the intimacy of group movement, breaking down barriers between performer and audience, and how the Convent grounds provide the perfect space for experimentation.
Posted by Brooke Daly on 23 May 2018
From children’s programs to gallery exhibitions, markets to musical performances, the Convent’s volunteer community plays a critical role in supporting our work and providing a welcoming face for thousands of visitors. As we celebrate Volunteers Week around Australia, we chat with one of our international volunteers, Anouk Dijkman, about ways to experience a new country, make friends and gain professional development through the joys and diversity of experiences while volunteering at the Convent.
Posted by Brooke Daly on 14 May 2018
Ahead of Q44 Theatre's premiere of 'Ironbound' at the Convent, we get the lowdown from Artistic Director and Founder, Gabriella Rose-Carter, on 'doing' over 'thinking', the importance of finding your tribe in pursuing your craft, and what it's like to play a woman whose relationships are bound by compromise.
Posted by Huw Cushing on 27 Apr 2018
Plunged into darkness and subjected to an array of voices. Find out what awaits inside 'Held Down, Expanding', a single-person performance installation by Thembi Soddell, at the Convent this weekend as part of Liquid Architecture's 'Polyphonic Social'.
Posted by Huw Cushing on 6 Apr 2018
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!
Posted by Huw Cushing on 27 Mar 2018
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.
Posted by Brooke Daly on 16 Mar 2018
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.
Posted by Huw Cushing on 5 Mar 2018
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.
Posted by Huw Cushing on 23 Feb 2018
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.
Posted by Huw Cushing on 5 Feb 2018
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.