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Free February Films

Free outdoor cinema on the lawns of Siteworks.

Screenings start at 7.30pm. Every Friday of February. 

Bring a rug and a picnic. Limited deck chairs available. Drinks available 

Feb 1. 7.30pm – We Don’t Need A Map 

Feb 8. 7.30pm – Particle Fever 

Feb 15.

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A sinking feeling (the politics of risk)

Opening night Thursday 11th October, 6pm.

A sinking feeling (the politics of risk) will explore the relationship between both the artist and curator’s dependence on funding bodies and how that affects the likelihood of creating work that takes risks or offers critiques. The exhibition will engage with the potential ‘freedom’ that is a by-product of working freelance within the arts in Australia.

A sinking feeling (the politics of risk) intends to consider such questions as:

How in the current political/artistic climate can artists feel supported to take risks?

How are gallery spaces/artists/curators held accountable for speaking to, and with, diverse communities and engaging in meaningful cross-cultural dialogues?

This exhibition speaks to a sense of political disillusionment held by those who do not feel represented or supported within Australian arts communities. This is due to contributing factors such as a rapid rise of nationalism and a right-leaning, self-serving government. In relation to the 2018 exhibition, ‘Anatomy of Political Melancholy’, curator Katerina Gregos describes this kind of disillusionment as “…a sinking feeling borne from frustration, anger, despair, mistrust, sadness and hopelessness.”

Through their diverse practices each artist will consider themes of social responsibility while engaging with socio-political diversity and risk-taking. The artists demonstrate responsiveness through critical practices and dialogues, while resisting hegemonic interpretations of whichever communities they associate themselves within or outside of.

Blak Dot Gallery, as a not-for-profit contemporary art space, offers a crucial place to examine the social/political implications or expectations embedded within it. It is a potential sovereign space where a critique of power, funding structures and the vulnerability that artists experience, as a result of an unstable and unsupportive arts economy, can be discussed.

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Booking Gigs and Touring: a workshop for spoken word artists

Wednesday August 08 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Siteworks33 Saxon Street, Brunswick

Join Melbourne Spoken Word Director, Benjamin Solah, for a 2-hour workshop and discussion for spoken word artists aimed at those wanting to get booked for feature gigs, and touring their performances. Do you want to perform and be paid? Do you want to take your work beyond Melbourne? What’s the best way to do this that is professional and in a manner that’s not just beneficial for yourself but for the wider spoken word scene?

Benjamin Solah is a spoken word artist and Director of Melbourne Spoken Word. He’s been performing since 2010 and has featured at a number of regular spoken word events, hosted touring poets from around the world, and in 2017, toured Texas as part of the first ever National Poetry Slam team from Australia.

Hosted at Siteworks in Brunswick, the workshop will be held on the 1st floor in Workroom 7.

Tickets are $20. Bookings are essential.

It’s all ages and an alcohol-free space. Please advise if you have any accessibility requirements. read more

Critical Mass

Brunswick Studio Walk

The Brunswick Studio Walk is a free event that will be held between 12pm – 5pm on Saturday, 24 February 2018.

The self-directed walk allows participants to stroll at their own pace across creative locations throughout Brunswick. Come and say hello, watch technical demonstrations and view the works of our artists.

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Workshop: Emceeing spoken word with Anthony O’Sullivan

Tuesday September 19 at 6:00 pm
Siteworks, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick, Australia

Melbourne Spoken Word presents a special skills-based workshop on those wanting to learn or fine-tune their skills in the art of emceeing/hosting spoken word or poetry events.
Experienced spoken word and poetry MC, Anthony WP O’Sullivan will take you through a 2-hour workshop, touching on things such as running an event on time, professionally and energetically.

Anthony has MC’d for over 15 years, including numerous spoken word events, as the co-host of The Owl & Cat Readings, the MC of The Spinning Room, and Melbourne Spoken Word events including The Melbourne Spoken Word Prize. He’s also MC’d comedy, music, book launches, charity events, corporate events etc.

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We Work This Shop July 30

Sun Jul 30 2017 at 06:00 pm

Siteworks, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick, Australia

We Work This Shop is a free weekly poetry & spoken word workshop hosted by Melbourne Spoken Word. It’s a space open to anyone to bring a piece for feedback and workshopping in a safe and constructive environment.

We begin each session with a free write and then each participant is able to share a poem for feedback from the rest of the group. The aim is to create a space for feedback and criticism for people who want to edit and polish their spoken word.

The workshop is free, but we do ask for a small donation for those able to to cover room costs. It’s on once a week except when there’s a gig hosted by MSW, or on the first Sunday of the month because we all go to The Owl & Cat Readings. read more

We Work This Shop – Spoken Word

Sunday June 25 at 06:00 pm

Siteworks, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick

We Work This Shop is a free weekly poetry & spoken word workshop hosted by Melbourne Spoken Word. It’s a space open to anyone to bring a piece for feedback and workshopping in a safe and constructive environment.

We begin each session with a free write and then each participant is able to share a poem for feedback from the rest of the group. The aim is to create a space for feedback and criticism for people who want to edit and polish their spoken word.

The workshop is free, but we do ask for a small donation for those able to to cover room costs. It’s on once a week except when there’s a gig hosted by MSW, or on the first Sunday of the month because we all go to The Owl & Cat Readings. read more

We Work This Shop – Spoken Word

Sun May 21 2017 at 6:00 pm

Siteworks, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick

We Work This Shop is a free weekly poetry & spoken word workshop hosted by Melbourne Spoken Word. It’s a space open to anyone to bring a piece for feedback and workshopping in a safe and constructive environment.
We begin each session with a free write and then each participant is able to share a poem for feedback from the rest of the group. The aim is to create a space for feedback and criticism for people who want to edit and polish their spoken word.

The workshop is free, but we do ask for a small donation for those able to to cover room costs. It’s on once a week except when there’s a gig hosted by MSW, or on the first Sunday of the month because we all go to The Owl & Cat Readings. read more

We Work This Shop – Spoken Word

Sunday April 30 from 6:00 pm

Siteworks, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick

We Work This Shop is a free weekly poetry & spoken word workshop hosted by Melbourne Spoken Word. It’s a space open to anyone to bring a piece for feedback and workshopping in a safe and constructive environment.

We begin each session with a free write and then each participant is able to share a poem for feedback from the rest of the group. The aim is to create a space for feedback and criticism for people who want to edit and polish their spoken word.

The workshop is free, but we do ask for a small donation for those able to to cover room costs. It’s on once a week except when there’s a gig hosted by MSW, or on the first Sunday of the month because we all go to The Owl & Cat Readings.

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Nathan Curnow – Spoken Word

Melbourne Spoken Word is hosting another special workshop, this time with Nathan Curnow.

Saturday April 22 2017 at 12:00 pm

Sat Apr 22 2017 at 12:00 pm

Join Nathan Curnow as he introduces you to some of the spoken word tracks that first inspired him. We’ll undertake a number of exercises aimed at developing our delivery on the stage and page, focussing on shorter pieces as well as longer narrative works. We’ll explore what it means to get out of the way of our own performance, considering ‘Slam voice’ and extended storytelling. Kanye said… ‘start with the truth, then put some dope shit with it’, so let’s do that in a relaxed session with plenty of time for questions. (Note: we will not spend any time trying to understand what Kanye meant by that).

ABOUT NATHAN CURNOW
Nathan Curnow is an award-winning poet, performer and past editor of Going Down Swinging. His previous books include The Ghost Poetry Project, RADAR, and The Right Wrong Notes. His most recent collection The Apocalypse Awards (2016) is inspired by the absurdity of the modern world and charts our collective obsession with the end times. A recipient of the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize, he teaches creative writing at Federation University, and is a co-host of the Youtube series Cooking Classic Poems.

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The Comedy of Errors

Come on a whirlwind ride of mistaken identities, assumed personas, and wild mishaps in The Comedy of Errors at Siteworks this March

This hilarious new production of

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We Work This Shop

Sun Mar 19 2017 at 06:00 pm

Siteworks, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick

We Work This Shop is a free weekly poetry & spoken word workshop hosted by Melbourne Spoken Word. It’s a space open to anyone to bring a piece for feedback and workshopping in a safe and constructive environment.

We begin each session with a free write and then each participant is able to share a poem for feedback from the rest of the group. The aim is to create a space for feedback and criticism for people who want to edit and polish their spoken word.

The workshop is free, but we do ask for a small donation for those able to to cover room costs. It’s on once a week except when there’s a gig hosted by MSW, or on the first Sunday of the month because we all go to The Owl & Cat Readings.

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Siteworks Open Call

Applications close 31 March 2017

SITEWORKS is Bundanon Trust’s annual spring event that brings together artists, scientists, scholars and community voices in a unique annual gathering to share knowledge and experiences.

The theme this year is The Birds and The Bees, and you are invited to interpret this as you want.

The program is open to all art forms and practices, and the works can be performative, perambulatory, stationery, interactive, durational, virtual, or something else entirely. The only conceptual constraints are that the works must have a relationship with Bundanon’s site and some connection to the theme.

 For more info go here

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Celebrating Moreland Made Creative Industries

Please join us on Thursday 23 March for the first
Business Networking Event for 2017.

We’re celebrating creative success stories, the new digital design of our quarterly magazine Xchange and sharing our goals for the year ahead.

Hosted by SiteWorks in Brunswick, you’ll enjoy gourmet fare, fine beverages and network with some creative superstars from the Moreland business community.

You’ll hear about how Moreland is rapidly becoming a creative destination and how Joseph Norster and his SiteWorks team are transforming the Saxon street space. The event will highlight the benefits and opportunities of being a creative in Moreland and you’ll have the opportunity to tour the venue.

For more information and to register for this FREE event, click here. Bookings are essential.

Economic Development
Moreland City Council

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Sydney Road Street Party – This Sunday

Sunday 5 March – 1.00 – 5.00 pm – Siteworks, Saxon Street, Brunswick

Come along to the Sydney Road Street Party and make a piece for the Moreland Quilt : A community engagement project to create a quilt representing City of Moreland resident’s cultural diversity, whilst recording the history of participants.

We will be at Siteworks and all are welcome to come along and create a piece/s for the quilt and share your Moreland stories. We will be at Siteworks on Saxon Street come rain or shine

If you can’t make it for Sunday come along Saturday 4 March – 2.00 – 4.30 pm  at Sussex Neighbourhood House, 235 Sussex St, Pascoe Vale

The project is happening in collaboration with local artists, studios, community groups, neighbourhood houses, schools, age-care residences and business. It aims to include as many locals as possible in the creation of the Quilt.

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We Work This Shop – Spoken Word

Sun Jan 22 2017 at 06:00 pm

Siteworks, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick, Australia

We Work This Shop is a free weekly poetry & spoken word workshop hosted by Melbourne Spoken Word. It’s a space open to anyone to bring a piece for feedback and workshopping in a safe and constructive environment.

We begin each session with a free write and then each participant is able to share a poem for feedback from the rest of the group. The aim is to create a space for feedback and criticism for people who want to edit and polish their spoken word.

The space is free, but we do ask for a small donation for those able to to cover room costs. It’s on once a week except when there’s a gig hosted by MSW, or on the first Sunday of the month because we all go to The Owl & Cat Readings.

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‘Our Deadly Spirit’ @ Blak Dot Gallery

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Thursday November 17 2016 at 06:30 pmUnder our Community Engagement Program Blak Dot is proud to host ‘Our Deadly Spirit’ this two week exhibition celebrates the work of four young people exploring their cultural knowledge and identity through various art mediums. This exhibition is proudly presented by the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency’s (VACCA) and an outcome of their 2016 Art Mentoring Project.

A group of budding young Aboriginal artists have had a once in a lifetime opportunity to be mentored by some of the state’s leading artists in the Aboriginal art community—including Melbourne Museum’s senior curator for Southeastern Australia Aboriginal Collections, Kimberley Moulton and renowned artist Maree Clarke—the six month initiative for 15 – 21 year olds is holistic and is structured to promote healing whilst also providing avenues for the young people to explore the opportunities to pursue a career in the arts.

“We are fortunate to have the support of prominent artists from the community who share their knowledge, journeys and personal stories with the young people in our program. Our mentors are incredibly inspirational and I see the impact they have on our youth as they reflect on their own story and culture and how it can be expressed through their art,” said Professor Muriel Bamblett, CEO of VACCA.

We recognise that a lot of young Aboriginal children turn to art in their grief and loss, which is why this program is such an important part of their healing.

Throughout the six months they learn that there is a proud art tradition that is very diverse and they often feel a connection with contemporary artists who express their cultural journey through art.

When we hosted our first exhibition the kids were blown away, they couldn’t believe that people wanted to buy their art and they got to make some money. It’s a really exciting culmination and celebration of their hard work,” said Professor Bamblett. read more

Saxon St 3000acres Community Garden

#Siteworks #SaxonStreet #brunswick. So much fun being had. Lots of banging and creating going on. Last day today. #play #create #kids #sawing #hammering #creativeplay.

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Saxon St 3000acres Community Garden

#SpringFling @ #Saxonstreet #Siteworks with #3000Acres. Lots of great information, plants and music. #worms #compost #kombucha #saurkraut #plants #seedlings #sustainableliving @3000acres

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Opportunities available at Siteworks

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Siteworks at Saxon Street provides the community with a range of facilities within a former college and heritage-listed house, for skills sharing, ideas generation, experimental teaching and technology-related development.

The first phase of Siteworks will provide access four days a week.
By the end of 2016, all facilities will operate seven days a week.

See www.saxonstreet.com

Siteworks at Saxon Street is proudly supported by Moreland City Council. read more