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DISCUSSION :: Queering the Spiritual, October 21, 11:30am-12:30pm

Discussion :: Queering the Spiritual Saturday October 21, 11:30am-12:30pm Drawn from an embodied tension between queerness and religion, Queering the Spiritual will speak to the marginalisation of queer bodies within religious structures, and the creation of new rituals for queer spiritual becoming. Given the current debate on marriage equality, curator Rachel Ciesla hopes to create an exchange of […]

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2017 Verge Festival Event // Indigenous Arts + Curatorial Panel Discussion, October 12, 1pm-2pm

Intersections between Learning & Practice Through the University: Indigenous Arts + Curatorial Panel Discussion Thursday October 12, 1-2pm Verge Festival, at Verge Gallery The University has been an important site for Indigenous artistic and curatorial learning and practices, and this panel discussion takes inspiration from the late Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Michael Riley’s association with the Tin […]

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DOUBLE VISION 2017 // #2 :: September 16

Double Vision Scumwitch (Melb), Wet Kiss (Melb), Jefferson Mayday Mayday Saturday September 16, from 1pm Free / all ages Scumwitch Wet Kiss Jefferson Mayday Mayday Double Vision is a series of free-form gigs held at Verge Gallery showcasing the practice of DIY, experimental, sound artists and musicians. The program seeks to a create platform that encourages […]

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WORKSHOP :: Knitty by Nature, September 9, 3-5pm

WORKSHOP :: Knitty by Nature September 9, 3-5pm Verge Gallery Join us for an afternoon of naughty knitting, consensual crochet and cracking conversation with local knitaholic Kirsten Fredericks. Knitting as a social practice over the past fifteen years has become increasingly synonymous with a whimsical yet critical subversion of the technique’s gendered and domestic associations. […]

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DISCUSSION :: Can’t Touch This, September 2, 1-3pm

DISCUSSION :: Can’t Touch This Saturday September 2, 1pm-3pm Verge Gallery Join us for a wide ranging and lively discussion about materiality and meaning with exhibition artists Carla Adams, Troy-Anthony Baylis, Christine Dean, Chantal Fraser, Kate Just, Claudia Nicholson, alongside MCA Curator of Indigenous Art, Clothilde Bullen. Feminist academic Rosika Parker in her seminal text […]

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Closing celebration, August 26, 2-4pm

Closing Celebration For August at Verge exhibitions August 26, 2-4pm This is a chance for anyone who couldn’t join us on the opening night to enjoy the last day of the August at Verge exhibitions – Down the Barrel: Indigenous Resistance and all matter has a past. Join us for a casual chat and celebratory […]

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Aboriginal Poetry Night Open Mic, August 17, 6-8pm

Aboriginal Poetry Night Open Mic For Down The Barrel: Indigenous Resistance exhibition MC’d by Evelyn Araluen Thursday Aug 17, 6-8pm (sign up from 5:30) As a companion to the exhibition Down the Barrel: Indigenous Resistance, we invite any local or visiting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander poets to perform their work within the gallery. We […]

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