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Abbotsford Convent A living place for curiosity and collaboration, meeting and meaning. The heart of a creative community. A precinct of art, culture and learning.

Just four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and spread over 16 acres, Abbotsford Convent is Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct—a place of art, culture and learning. Renowned for its rich history, its striking built and natural landscapes, and the remarkable community-led campaign to preserve it from commercial development, the site was enshrined on Australia’s National Heritage List in 2017. To

Just four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and spread over 16 acres, Abbotsford Convent is Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct—a place of art, culture and learning. Renowned for its rich history, its striking built and natural landscapes, and the remarkable community-led campaign to preserve it from commercial development, the site was enshrined on Australia’s National Heritage List in 2017. To

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“We are dancers with Down syndrome and we eagerly invite you to get to know us and to discover what we can do!”  SONDER ...
22/09/2022

“We are dancers with Down syndrome and we eagerly invite you to get to know us and to discover what we can do!”

SONDER is a bombastic dance show that challenges what it means to have a disability. It is a joyous, unexpected and entertaining dance performance co-created and entirely performed by a magnificent cast of 24 dancers with Down syndrome. 🕺💃🤸‍♂️

SONDER
7 – 9 October
North Magdalen Laundry
Book now https://bit.ly/3f0T5H9

📸 Image description: an artist with long red hair stands between two taller artists wearing large square hats, through which only their eyes are visible.

#AbbotsfordConvent #SONDER #disabilityarts

Don’t miss this live performance by Dylan Martorell, showcasing music that has been created by analysing the structure o...
22/09/2022

Don’t miss this live performance by Dylan Martorell, showcasing music that has been created by analysing the structure of plants found in the Convent grounds, and along the Birrarung (Yarra River) 🌱🍂🌿 .

Dylan talks through the processes, techniques and concepts behind these musical scores in a podcast with our friends at Liquid Architecture. Give it a listen here: https://bit.ly/3djxGZn

Sonaflora Drift Yarra Live Score
Saturday 1 October, 8pm
Heritage Garden Rotunda
Free. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3QVGJgF

📸 Image description: Artist Dylan Martorell. Photo by Mick Richards.

#Interspecies #AbbotsfordConvent #Yarra #Birrarung

#Interspecies is back TODAY and will be open across the public holidays and entire weekend! 🔦 🌘✨ Also, as a special trea...
21/09/2022

#Interspecies is back TODAY and will be open across the public holidays and entire weekend! 🔦 🌘✨ Also, as a special treat for you art-lovers, we have released an ADDITIONAL 10 PLACES for the booked-out Walking Tour tomorrow evening, alongside curator Kelli Alred.

Book here snap them up: https://bit.ly/3e9Jjlk

Interspecies and Other Others
Wed to Sun, sunset to 10pm
Until 2 October

interspecies.abbotsfordconvent.com.au

Photos by Naga Sonu Kasu

#AbbotsfordConvent #Interspecies #MelbourneAfterDark

Songs From The Heart is a new a ca****la program that is a musical reaction to, and exploration of, the Uluru Statement ...
20/09/2022

Songs From The Heart is a new a ca****la program that is a musical reaction to, and exploration of, the Uluru Statement from the Heart, composed by First Nations composers Elizabeth Sheppard and Sonya Holowell with The Song Company. We are so honoured to have this special event taking place at the Convent. ✨💕

The Song Company: Songs From The Heart
Thursday 6 October 7pm
Oratory
Book now: https://bit.ly/3Ul1epV

#AbbotsfordConvent #TheSongCompany #UluruStatementfromtheHeart

Learn the art of screen printing from some of the best screen printers, Brittany Shemmeld and Sora May. Over three hours...
18/09/2022

Learn the art of screen printing from some of the best screen printers, Brittany Shemmeld and Sora May. Over three hours, basics of water-based screen printing and how to bring your designs to life through textiles. At the end of the class, you will have created your own hand printed tea towel. 🍃 🌸 🔺 🎨

23 Sept and 1 Oct
Book now https://bit.ly/3DoaELt

@IntheClouds_melbourne
@Soramay_creative

📸 Image description: 1. Two girls standing holding screen printing equipment and a pot of paint, smiling 2. Woman holding up a yellow screen print design against the Convent walls

#AbbotsfordConvent #screenprinting #artworkshops

17/09/2022
Charlotte Vignau: Vestige

Today is your last chance to see this beautiful immersive exhibition featuring large scale video works alongside sculptural installations and sound pieces at the Convent.

Combining the personal anthologies of artist, @Charlotte.Vignau and the Greek myth of Medusa, these works are a culmination of two years of practice and research in the Master of Arts Photography program at Photography Studies College. 🎞️ 🗽 👩

Afterwards, make sure you check out Interspecies and Other Others from sunset onwards.

Charlotte Vignau: Vestige
Today from 3pm till 8pm
Read more https://bit.ly/3CVl0C0

Interspecies and Other Others
Sunset until 10pm
Read more https://bit.ly/3uW20yt
Both free

📸 Video description: Footage of people from opening night and the artworks of sculptures and video screen art

#AbbotsfordConvent #Visualart #Photography

16/09/2022
Interspecies and Other Others film - Abdul Abdullah edit

There are so many people loving the intriguing image of The Fox man in @abdul_abdullah’s The Interloper, but what is the story behind it? Learn more by reading our interview https://bit.ly/3d5pJ9A or come along to see the works in person tonight from sunset #Interspecies 🦊 🐐 🐔 🐴

Interspecies and Other Others
Until 2 October, free
Wed to Sun, sunset to 10pm

Visit Interspecies.abbotsfordconvent.com.au
Interspecies and Other Others film by @sabotage.distance

#AbbotsfordConvent #Interspecies #AbdulAbdullah @davidcharlescollins

After the craziness of the last few years, it’s safe to say some of us are feeling a little perplexed when it comes to s...
15/09/2022

After the craziness of the last few years, it’s safe to say some of us are feeling a little perplexed when it comes to slotting back into our regular routines. This series of one day workshops, facilitated by Leisa Shelton of @fragment31 will give you the tools to reconnect with your art practice in a safe space, whilst connecting with like-minded people. 🎨 🕺 🎤

Saturday 17 and 24 September
9am – 5pm
Book now https://bit.ly/3BxIv39
📸 Image description: A person with long blowing hair in the wind

#AbbotsfordConvent #artspractice #mojo

Few spots left! Learn to make bread with the team from the stunning, heritage listed Convent Bakery! 🥖🍞 Master simple an...
15/09/2022

Few spots left! Learn to make bread with the team from the stunning, heritage listed Convent Bakery! 🥖🍞 Master simple and fun techniques with a qualified baker. Includes morning tea, lunch, a wander of the Convent precinct and even some goodies to take home with you! ✨

Beginner bread-making class
Sunday 18 September
Book now https://bit.ly/3PPcs34

📸 Image description: A cooling shelf filled with freshly baked bread.

#AbbotsfordConvent #MelbourneBakery #MelbourneBreadmakers #MelbourneBread #MelbourneToDo

14/09/2022
Interspecies and Other Others film - Lyndal Jones edit

This Friday, the legendary Lyndal Jones will be appearing alongside Annalea Beattie, artist, Executive Director of the Mars Society Australia and a board member of the National Space Society of Australia. They will discuss space travel, art-making and interspecies communication. Chaired by curator Kelli Alred. 🌜 🚀 🦉

Presented in conjunction with Jones' work ‘Abbotsford Landscape with the fall of Icarus, 2022 (after Pieter Bruegel the elder, circa 1560)’.

In Conversation with Lyndal Jones and Annalea Beattie
Friday 16 September, 7pm - 7.45pm
Free, no bookings required
Read more https://bit.ly/3dfdXK1

#AbbotsfordConvent #Interspecies #LyndalJones # AnnaleaBeattie

This Saturday, come participate in a raucous game of 'Real Tennis’, a game made popular by King Henry VII and his court....
13/09/2022

This Saturday, come participate in a raucous game of 'Real Tennis’, a game made popular by King Henry VII and his court. Then stay to hear choreographer, Atlanta Eke, architect Timothy Birnie and composer Daniel Jenatsch, discuss the interdisciplinary collaboration that resulted in Sacred Heart Real Tennis artwork, as part of #Interspecies and Other Others. Chaired by Curator Kelli Alred.
https://bit.ly/3uW20yt 🎾 💙 👑

Saturday 17 September
En Masse Tennis Lesson workshop
6.30pm - 7.15pm
Abbotsford Convent Tennis Court
Read more https://bit.ly/3RG4SsC

In Conversation with Atlanta Eke, Timothy Birnie and Daniel Jenatsch
7.30pm - 8.15pm
North Magdalen Laundry
Read more https://bit.ly/3U3K8wy

📸 Image description: Aerial shot of a person on a blue tennis court wearing a white dress. They look to be dancing.

#AbbotsfordConvent #Interspecies #MelbourneAfterDark #AtlantaEke #WhatsOnMelbourne #MelbourneToDo @atlantaeke

12/09/2022
Convent Made Showcase - Video by Ghost Wares

Convent Made Showcase! 💫 💕

From stunning homewares and jewellery, to visual and fine art pieces, come along to view the incredible works created on-site by some of the talented tenants based at the Convent. Purchase original products with genuine stories, connect with artists, and support a sustainable local economy.

Video by Ghost Wares 👻

Convent Made Showcase, St Heliers Street Gallery
15 September – 9 October
Free entry
Learn more https://bit.ly/3QvM3ai


#AbbotsfordConvent #ConventMade #HandmadeMelbourne

From TedX to the Convent!   The incredible Andrew Gaines FRSA is coming to the Convent to run a workshop, introducing pa...
10/09/2022

From TedX to the Convent!

The incredible Andrew Gaines FRSA is coming to the Convent to run a workshop, introducing participants to new ways of thinking to evolve a more life-affirming culture.

Through a series of interactive and fun activities, including a Tai Chi push to improve brain function, you will be introduced to innovative communication tools that will help you be an advocate for catalysing healthy social change.

Book here: https://bit.ly/3cXJm3I

Introducing a New Paradigm for Social Change
Saturday 17 September, 9am – 4.45pm
Salon

#AbbotsfordConvent #AndrewGaines #FRSA

09/09/2022
Interspecies and Other Others

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #Interspecies when you come along to see some of these spectacular works being presented as part of Interspecies and Other Others. We’ll share the best captures here!

Interspecies and Other Others
Until 2 October
Wed to Sun, sunset to 10pm

Visit interspecies.abbotsfordconvent.com.au

#Interspecies #AbbotsfordConvent #MelbourneAfterDark #LyndalJones #AbdulAbdullah #MeganCope #AtlantaEke

We are delighted to announce acclaimed independent dance artist, Jo Lloyd as our artist-in-residence for 2022. This is a...
08/09/2022

We are delighted to announce acclaimed independent dance artist, Jo Lloyd as our artist-in-residence for 2022. This is a part of our Studio Residency Program, which supports artists to develop works that are site-specific or site-responsive to Abbotsford Convent.

A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Jo has presented her work in gallery spaces and theatres both in Australia and overseas and is the recipient of three Green Room Awards and a Helpmann Award nomination.

Well known for her work with choreography as a social encounter, revealing behaviour over time or circumstances, Jo will use this residency to enable a focussed period of regular physical practice to research, develop and share new work.

Welcome to the family, Jo!

Read more: https://bit.ly/3x84yuJ

📸 Image credits: 1. ‘Death role’, Bundanon 2022, Photo: Peter Rosetzky | 2. Headshot: Photo Peter Rosetzky 3. 'That’s her name’ Keir Choroegorphic Award 2020, Photo: Gregory Lorenzuitti

#AbbotsfordConvent #MelbourneArtists

Paintings for Thinking With is an exhibition by Beatrice Wharldall, currently undertaking her Masters of Art Therapy. It...
08/09/2022

Paintings for Thinking With is an exhibition by Beatrice Wharldall, currently undertaking her Masters of Art Therapy. It explores how paintings might support and supplement the mental health of their viewers. Come along to the opening event, where you can view the works, meet the artist, and stop by Cam's Kiosk for a drink and a debrief afterwards.

Paintings For Thinking With
Opening night event 14 September, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition 15 September – 9 October
St Heliers Street Gallery

📸 Image description: Beatrice Wharldall’s 'portal (hypnapompia)', 2022, acrylic and pastel on board, 45.5x35.5cm

#AbbotsfordConvent #StHeliersStreetGallery #BeatriceWharldall #PaintingsForThinkingWith @beatrice.c.w @cams_convent

Interspecies and Other Others is back tonight from sunset 🔦🌚🌙 , and as a special treat, curator Kelli Alred will be runn...
08/09/2022

Interspecies and Other Others is back tonight from sunset 🔦🌚🌙 , and as a special treat, curator Kelli Alred will be running her Walking Tour. Hear the stories behind these incredible artworks as you enjoy the stunning architecture, gardens and grounds lit up like you’ve never seen them before. We will have umbrellas so just bring yourselves... and yes, your fur babies can come too! 🐾🐾🐾

Curator’s Walking Tour
Tonight 7pm
Free, bookings appreciated: https://bit.ly/3e9Jjlk

📸 Photos by @clickmickrichards

#Interspecies #AbbotsfordConvent #MelbourneAfterDark #LyndalJones #AbdulAbdullah #MeganCope #AtlantaEke @abdul_abdullah, Megan Cope (@nutmegandhoney), @atlantaeke, #LyndalJones, @tonyalbert, @shan_turnercarroll

Hospos alert! This a rare opportunity to operate a F&B tenancy with complete kitchen and alfresco spaces in Australia’s ...
07/09/2022

Hospos alert! This a rare opportunity to operate a F&B tenancy with complete kitchen and alfresco spaces in Australia’s largest arts precinct. 🎉🎈

With over 1 million visitors, the national heritage listed Abbotsford Convent attracts a diverse audience and is a leading arts and culture destination in Melbourne.

EOI open now, come join our precinct!
Learn more and apply here: https://bit.ly/3KPWN2a

#AbbotsfordConvent #Hospitality #HospitalityIndustry #restaurants #melbourne

BOOK LAUNCH 📚 We are delighted to be welcoming no more poetry to the Convent for the launch of 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒂 𝒅𝒂𝒚, the debu...
06/09/2022

BOOK LAUNCH 📚

We are delighted to be welcoming no more poetry to the Convent for the launch of 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒂 𝒅𝒂𝒚, the debut anthology by writer Genevieve Callaghan. As an added treat, Cathedral will be stocking and hosting the bar, which you can enjoy whilst listening to readings from the author herself, as well as Felix Garner-Davis, Panda Salmon Dream, and Richie Twelfiftee, who will be introduced by Joshua Edward.

nmp.13 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒂 𝒅𝒂𝒚 by Genevieve Callaghan
Sunday, 11 September, 5pm - 9pm (readings from 6.30 pm)
The Oratory
Free, register here: https://bit.ly/3ARqlrv

📸 Image description: an open book of poetry on a beige background.

no more poetry is generously supported by Yarra City Arts

#AbbotsfordConvent #MelbournePoetry #Melbourne #MelbourneBookLaunch #nomorepoetry Yarra City Council

Classically Kids! 🎻 🎺🎵 @3mbs_radioJoin Melbourne’s most celebrated ensembles as they bring to life the extraordinary mus...
05/09/2022

Classically Kids! 🎻 🎺🎵 @3mbs_radio

Join Melbourne’s most celebrated ensembles as they bring to life the extraordinary musical masterpieces of the great classical composers for children aged 5-11 and their grown-ups! @inventiensemble @arcadia.winds

Wed 21 Sept: Inventi Ensemble, Laura the Astronaut
Wed28 Sept: Arcadia Winds, Ravel’s Mother Goose

11am – 12pm
Book now! https://bit.ly/3cHTaid

📸 Image description: Image 1: Five musicians and their instruments kneeling down against dark wallpaper. Image 2: In a city laneway, five musicians walk with their instruments.

#AbbotsfordConvent #3MBS #3MBSRadioMelbourne #3MBSMelbourne

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Just four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and spread over 16 acres, Abbotsford Convent is Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct—a place of art, culture and learning.

Renowned for its rich history, its striking built and natural landscapes, and the remarkable community-led campaign to preserve it from commercial development, the site was enshrined on Australia’s National Heritage List in 2017. Today, this nationally and internationally unique precinct is managed by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation, a not-for-profit, social enterprise.

The Convent is home to a vibrant creative community, wellbeing practitioners, galleries, cafes, a radio station, a school, and an abundance of green open space.

We are passionate about working collaboratively with artists and partnering with arts and cultural organisations to present contemporary, thought-provoking and enriching experiences for all to enjoy. And every year we curate and also welcome over 2,000 art projects, rehearsals, workshops, exhibitions, private and corporate events, markets and festivals.

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“We are dancers with Down syndrome and we eagerly invite you to get to know us and to discover what we can do!” SONDER is a bombastic dance show that challenges what it means to have a disability. It is a joyous, unexpected and entertaining dance performance co-created and entirely performed by a magnificent cast of 24 dancers with Down syndrome. 🕺💃🤸‍♂️ SONDER 7 – 9 October North Magdalen Laundry Book now https://bit.ly/3f0T5H9 📸 Image description: an artist with long red hair stands between two taller artists wearing large square hats, through which only their eyes are visible. #AbbotsfordConvent #SONDER #disabilityarts
Don’t miss this live performance by Dylan Martorell, showcasing music that has been created by analysing the structure of plants found in the Convent grounds, and along the Birrarung (Yarra River) 🌱🍂🌿 . Dylan talks through the processes, techniques and concepts behind these musical scores in a podcast with our friends at Liquid Architecture. Give it a listen here: https://bit.ly/3djxGZn Sonaflora Drift Yarra Live Score Saturday 1 October, 8pm Heritage Garden Rotunda Free. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3QVGJgF 📸 Image description: Artist Dylan Martorell. Photo by Mick Richards. #Interspecies #AbbotsfordConvent #Yarra #Birrarung
#Interspecies is back TODAY and will be open across the public holidays and entire weekend! 🔦 🌘✨ Also, as a special treat for you art-lovers, we have released an ADDITIONAL 10 PLACES for the booked-out Walking Tour tomorrow evening, alongside curator Kelli Alred. Book here snap them up: https://bit.ly/3e9Jjlk Interspecies and Other Others Wed to Sun, sunset to 10pm Until 2 October interspecies.abbotsfordconvent.com.au Photos by Naga Sonu Kasu #AbbotsfordConvent #Interspecies #MelbourneAfterDark
Songs From The Heart is a new a ca****la program that is a musical reaction to, and exploration of, the Uluru Statement from the Heart, composed by First Nations composers Elizabeth Sheppard and Sonya Holowell with The Song Company. We are so honoured to have this special event taking place at the Convent. ✨💕 The Song Company: Songs From The Heart Thursday 6 October 7pm Oratory Book now: https://bit.ly/3Ul1epV #AbbotsfordConvent #TheSongCompany #UluruStatementfromtheHeart
Learn the art of screen printing from some of the best screen printers, Brittany Shemmeld and Sora May. Over three hours, basics of water-based screen printing and how to bring your designs to life through textiles. At the end of the class, you will have created your own hand printed tea towel. 🍃 🌸 🔺 🎨 23 Sept and 1 Oct Book now https://bit.ly/3DoaELt @IntheClouds_melbourne @Soramay_creative 📸 Image description: 1. Two girls standing holding screen printing equipment and a pot of paint, smiling 2. Woman holding up a yellow screen print design against the Convent walls #AbbotsfordConvent #screenprinting #artworkshops
Today is your last chance to see this beautiful immersive exhibition featuring large scale video works alongside sculptural installations and sound pieces at the Convent. Combining the personal anthologies of artist, @Charlotte.Vignau and the Greek myth of Medusa, these works are a culmination of two years of practice and research in the Master of Arts Photography program at Photography Studies College. 🎞️ 🗽 👩 Afterwards, make sure you check out Interspecies and Other Others from sunset onwards. Charlotte Vignau: Vestige Today from 3pm till 8pm Read more https://bit.ly/3CVl0C0 Interspecies and Other Others Sunset until 10pm Read more https://bit.ly/3uW20yt Both free 📸 Video description: Footage of people from opening night and the artworks of sculptures and video screen art #AbbotsfordConvent #Visualart #Photography
There are so many people loving the intriguing image of The Fox man in @abdul_abdullah’s The Interloper, but what is the story behind it? Learn more by reading our interview https://bit.ly/3d5pJ9A or come along to see the works in person tonight from sunset #Interspecies 🦊 🐐 🐔 🐴 Interspecies and Other Others Until 2 October, free Wed to Sun, sunset to 10pm Visit Interspecies.abbotsfordconvent.com.au Interspecies and Other Others film by @sabotage.distance #AbbotsfordConvent #Interspecies #AbdulAbdullah @davidcharlescollins
After the craziness of the last few years, it’s safe to say some of us are feeling a little perplexed when it comes to slotting back into our regular routines. This series of one day workshops, facilitated by Leisa Shelton of @fragment31 will give you the tools to reconnect with your art practice in a safe space, whilst connecting with like-minded people. 🎨 🕺 🎤 Saturday 17 and 24 September 9am – 5pm Book now https://bit.ly/3BxIv39 📸 Image description: A person with long blowing hair in the wind #AbbotsfordConvent #artspractice #mojo
Few spots left! Learn to make bread with the team from the stunning, heritage listed Convent Bakery! 🥖🍞 Master simple and fun techniques with a qualified baker. Includes morning tea, lunch, a wander of the Convent precinct and even some goodies to take home with you! ✨ Beginner bread-making class Sunday 18 September Book now https://bit.ly/3PPcs34 📸 Image description: A cooling shelf filled with freshly baked bread. #AbbotsfordConvent #MelbourneBakery #MelbourneBreadmakers #MelbourneBread #MelbourneToDo
This Friday, the legendary Lyndal Jones will be appearing alongside Annalea Beattie, artist, Executive Director of the Mars Society Australia and a board member of the National Space Society of Australia. They will discuss space travel, art-making and interspecies communication. Chaired by curator Kelli Alred. 🌜 🚀 🦉 Presented in conjunction with Jones' work ‘Abbotsford Landscape with the fall of Icarus, 2022 (after Pieter Bruegel the elder, circa 1560)’. In Conversation with Lyndal Jones and Annalea Beattie Friday 16 September, 7pm - 7.45pm Free, no bookings required Read more https://bit.ly/3dfdXK1 #AbbotsfordConvent #Interspecies #LyndalJones # AnnaleaBeattie
This Saturday, come participate in a raucous game of 'Real Tennis’, a game made popular by King Henry VII and his court. Then stay to hear choreographer, Atlanta Eke, architect Timothy Birnie and composer Daniel Jenatsch, discuss the interdisciplinary collaboration that resulted in Sacred Heart Real Tennis artwork, as part of #Interspecies and Other Others. Chaired by Curator Kelli Alred. https://bit.ly/3uW20yt 🎾 💙 👑 Saturday 17 September En Masse Tennis Lesson workshop 6.30pm - 7.15pm Abbotsford Convent Tennis Court Read more https://bit.ly/3RG4SsC In Conversation with Atlanta Eke, Timothy Birnie and Daniel Jenatsch 7.30pm - 8.15pm North Magdalen Laundry Read more https://bit.ly/3U3K8wy 📸 Image description: Aerial shot of a person on a blue tennis court wearing a white dress. They look to be dancing. #AbbotsfordConvent #Interspecies #MelbourneAfterDark #AtlantaEke #WhatsOnMelbourne #MelbourneToDo @atlantaeke
Convent Made Showcase! 💫 💕 From stunning homewares and jewellery, to visual and fine art pieces, come along to view the incredible works created on-site by some of the talented tenants based at the Convent. Purchase original products with genuine stories, connect with artists, and support a sustainable local economy. Video by Ghost Wares 👻 Convent Made Showcase, St Heliers Street Gallery 15 September – 9 October Free entry Learn more https://bit.ly/3QvM3ai #AbbotsfordConvent #ConventMade #HandmadeMelbourne
From TedX to the Convent! The incredible Andrew Gaines FRSA is coming to the Convent to run a workshop, introducing participants to new ways of thinking to evolve a more life-affirming culture. Through a series of interactive and fun activities, including a Tai Chi push to improve brain function, you will be introduced to innovative communication tools that will help you be an advocate for catalysing healthy social change. Book here: https://bit.ly/3cXJm3I Introducing a New Paradigm for Social Change Saturday 17 September, 9am – 4.45pm Salon #AbbotsfordConvent #AndrewGaines #FRSA
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #Interspecies when you come along to see some of these spectacular works being presented as part of Interspecies and Other Others. We’ll share the best captures here! Interspecies and Other Others Until 2 October Wed to Sun, sunset to 10pm Visit interspecies.abbotsfordconvent.com.au #Interspecies #AbbotsfordConvent #MelbourneAfterDark #LyndalJones #AbdulAbdullah #MeganCope #AtlantaEke
We are delighted to announce acclaimed independent dance artist, Jo Lloyd as our artist-in-residence for 2022. This is a part of our Studio Residency Program, which supports artists to develop works that are site-specific or site-responsive to Abbotsford Convent. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Jo has presented her work in gallery spaces and theatres both in Australia and overseas and is the recipient of three Green Room Awards and a Helpmann Award nomination. Well known for her work with choreography as a social encounter, revealing behaviour over time or circumstances, Jo will use this residency to enable a focussed period of regular physical practice to research, develop and share new work. Welcome to the family, Jo! Read more: https://bit.ly/3x84yuJ 📸 Image credits: 1. ‘Death role’, Bundanon 2022, Photo: Peter Rosetzky | 2. Headshot: Photo Peter Rosetzky 3. 'That’s her name’ Keir Choroegorphic Award 2020, Photo: Gregory Lorenzuitti #AbbotsfordConvent #MelbourneArtists
Paintings for Thinking With is an exhibition by Beatrice Wharldall, currently undertaking her Masters of Art Therapy. It explores how paintings might support and supplement the mental health of their viewers. Come along to the opening event, where you can view the works, meet the artist, and stop by Cam's Kiosk for a drink and a debrief afterwards. Paintings For Thinking With Opening night event 14 September, 6 – 8pm Exhibition 15 September – 9 October St Heliers Street Gallery 📸 Image description: Beatrice Wharldall’s 'portal (hypnapompia)', 2022, acrylic and pastel on board, 45.5x35.5cm #AbbotsfordConvent #StHeliersStreetGallery #BeatriceWharldall #PaintingsForThinkingWith @beatrice.c.w @cams_convent