Melbourne Law School at the University of Melbourne
The University is committed to hosting events and activations on its campuses in a COVIDSafe way, in accord with government restrictions and guidelines. Some of our events are presented on campus, others online – be sure to check the details. Find out more about the University’s COVIDSafe plans
Hear from the makers behind the radical and urgent new works in Melbourne Fringe’s Pulse program, in two panel discussions as they chat process, independence and what it means to be at the vanguard of contemporary performance.
Both sessions will be Auslan interpreted. Visit the Melbourne Fringe website below for bookings. These sessions will also be recorded and available via Digital Fringe in the week following the panel discussion.
The Future of Form
Friday 13 October
Facilitator: Sarah Austin
Panellists: Joel Bray, Stéphanie Ghajar, Jesse Scott of Casus Creations, and THE RABBLE
Artists are constantly redefining form in art, simultaneously drawing on ancient traditions and exploring new possibilities. So how do they do it? Join some of Melbourne’s most formally daring artists for a compelling conversation about exciting trends for the future of artmaking, the role of the audience in performance, and collapsing the line between performance and party.
Creative Catharsis: Art as a vehicle for healing
Friday 20 October
Panellists: Jonathan Homsey, Emma Maye Gibson (Betty Grumble), and Melinda Hetzel
Art can be a powerful tool to help us process, grieve and heal, but what happens when audiences just want to keep it light? Come and listen to this enlightening conversation with three incredible artists who are creating complex works that marry deep meaning with celebratory healing, in a wide-ranging discussion about responsible art-making, battling trauma fatigue, and how increased consciousness around mental health is changing the way we make art.
Musicians Building Peace – Collaboratory 2023
“Creativity is the wellspring that feeds the building of peace.” John Paul Lederach, 2005.
Musicians, music educators, music therapists, applied arts researchers, community development specialists, activists and any interested others are invited to join “Musicians Building Peace” – a one-day workshop exploring the role of music in promoting peace, justice, and dialogue and building a more just and peaceful world.
Led by Dr. Gillian Howell, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne and an authority on music in peacebuilding and post-conflict transitions, this workshop will delve into the methods musicians employ to contribute to peace in diverse settings. We’ll explore real-world projects that rebuild social bonds in the aftermath of conflict using a range of musical approaches and genres. You’ll come away with new tools for imagining, planning, and evaluating music activities with peace-promoting goals.
This interactive workshop is an opportunity to connect with fellow music professionals, academics, and changemakers and develop your knowledge in an emerging area of creative practice. We’re eager to hear YOUR stories about making a meaningful impact on the world through music – so come prepared to share your experiences and wisdom!
Presented by the Creativity and Wellbeing Hallmark Research Initiative at the University of Melbourne, hosted in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.
All venues at the Southbank campus are wheelchair accessible. To read more about access services available at our venues, please visit: https://finearts-music.unimelb.edu.au/access-our-events
Please also note that in order to account for drop-off in attendance, we overbook a select number of free concerts at the Conservatorium. If you have not arrived by the start of the performance, your ticket may be released to any waiting patrons at the door. Please arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before the performance to secure your seat.