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ROPETIMES

When

30 Jan, 2022
11am

Duration: 3hrs

Prior to and in conjunction with Closet's Covent Party

Where

Rosina Auditorium

Cost

$40 Full
$30 Concession

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Website

midsumma.org.au

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When

30 Jan, 2022
11am

Duration: 3hrs

Prior to and in conjunction with Closet's Covent Party

Where

Rosina Auditorium

Cost

$40 Full
$30 Concession

Follow

InstagramFacebookLuke George website

Website

midsumma.org.au

Book Now

Presented by Midsumma x Convent Live.

Touching and Tying—a workshop in rope bondage and navigating intimacy, pleasure and consent.

Direct from Gaytimes Festival and facilitated by artist and ropeworker Luke George—an introductory rope bondage class for beginners and anyone who wants to learn, practice, and play. 

In this workshop, learn the foundation principles and techniques of rope bondage and discover a few simple ties to get you started on your rope journey. ROPETIMES focuses on safety and communication whilst building sensation, trust and the dynamic connection between Rigger (Dom) and bunny (Sub).

A sensitive and dynamic material, rope can act as a conductor between bodies where energy, pleasure and power are exchanged. 

Rope bondage is an aesthetic form of art and play—dynamic in relational practice heightening the sense of touch and sensitive mutual listening between the giver and the receiver through communicating consent, trust, empathy, and pleasure. 

Come with a partner or meet someone at the workshop and discover what works for you and your partner/s.

No previous experience is required. 

Rope provided.

Warning
Latecomer lockout, Exploring themes of intimacy, consent, touch and bondage.

About 

Luke George is a visual and performance artist and ropeworker. Based in Naarm (Melbourne), his work takes him across Australia, Asia, Europe and North America, where he performs, installs, teaches and ties. Luke is passionate about sex positivity and how exploring pleasure can unshackle us from shame. With a particular focus on queer people, Luke creates safe environments for consenting adults to explore touch, intimacy and BDSM, based on a foundation of mutual respect. Luke believes that exploring intimacy with ourselves and with each other is a radical and necessary action in the world today and that pleasure is good for you.

Convent Live is a special program celebrating the Convent’s collaboration with incredible arts and creative industries leaders to inspire our community.

ROPETIMES is presented as part of Pivot 2021, Abbotsford Convent’s short-term residency program supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria.

Access

  • The event will take place inside.
  • The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Bathrooms

  • There are wheelchair accessible bathrooms close to the venues in Sacred Heart Courtyard and North Magdalen Laundry.
  • All-gender bathrooms, separate to unisex accessible bathrooms, are available in the Sacred Heart Courtyard.

Precinct

  • There is a wheelchair accessible ATM inside the Convent building.

Your safety is our priority

View the Convent’s COVID Safe plans here.