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Handmade Bicycle Show Australia

26 April, 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Join us in Melbourne as we present the Handmade Bicycle Show Australia 2019. Featuring the finest brands of bespoke bicycles and accessories from around the country and the world, the makers themselves will be in attendance to talk about their products and craft. This is an opportunity to savour the craft of handmade bicycles and mingle with the new-comers and the legends of the industry alike. Great food, coffee and [...]

Yirramboi Festival

2 May, 8:00 am - 12 May, 5:00 pm

Yirramboi Festival is Melbourne’s premier biennial First Peoples festival celebrating the vibrant living cultures and diverse contemporary practices of First Nations creatives. The next festival is happening from Thursday 2 May to Sunday 12 May 2019. Yirramboi means tomorrow in the shared languages of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nations Melbourne, Australia. Yirramboi is guided by key principles of First Nations Leadership, New Work, and [...]

Yirramboi – Opening Night

2 May, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Don’t miss the magical opening ceremony of the 2019 YIRRAMBOI Festival. Be enchanted and inspired as a line-up of established and emerging Blak musicians and performers create mesmerising installations and soundscapes to herald the Festival’s opening and set the stage for the ten days to come. The talent includes a spirited selection of performers from legendary soprano Deborah Cheetham, to emerging creatives Maya Hodge, Homelands, Monica Karo, Sermsah Bin Saad, [...]

Night River

3 May, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Enter the dreamlike terrain of Night River as it travels across the natural world and river systems of the Kimberley and into the ancestral mythology tied to the Mardoowarra (Fitzroy River). A writer, producer and sound designer, Kalaji reinterprets a connection to country through an evocative blend of electronic soundscapes and moving imagery that combine to produce a mesmerising sensory experience. Kalaji is the Nyikina word for ‘whirlwind’, originating from the Mardoowarra [...]

Tales of an Urban Indian

3 May, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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"Simon as beautifully played by Craig Lauzon is often full of despair but not self-pitying." Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter Tales of an Urban Indian is a dark comedy about the life of Simon Douglas, a contemporary First Nations man raised on the reserve in British Columbia and the streets of downtown Vancouver. Uniquely staged on a moving bus driving around city locations, Simon encounters a variety of people who shape [...]

Bad Apples

3 May, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Founded and mentored by local hip-hop legend Briggs, the Bad Apples label hosts a line-up of the hottest new talent in town. Bring the ruckus with MCs, producers and beatmakers headlined by hip-hop trailblazer Birdz with freshness from Kobie Dee, Nooky, Philly, Ridzy Ray and singer-songwriter Kee-ahn. This swag of Blak excellence will shine alongside Melbourne’s own Soju Gang – trading her spot on the dancefloor for a spot behind [...]

A Little Piece of Heaven (Tea with the Elders)

5 May, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ahead of their theatre performances later in the week, meet the exceptional Wiradjuri Elders of A Little Piece of Heaven for an intimate storytelling experience. A Little Piece of Heaven is the extraordinary story of Uncle Dick and Aunty Ruth Carney, from their blossoming teenage love to the loss, triumph, learning and growing of their 55 years of marriage. Hear the Elders tell their story around the campfire.

Red Dinosaur

5 May, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Artist Labay Eyong is a Truku woman from Ihownang village in Hualien, Taiwan, who has twice been awarded the first prize in the Pulima Art Awards. At YIRRAMBOI she will present her newest work, Red Dinosaur. Red Dinosaur is large-scale installation incorporating weaving and soft sculpture, constructed from fabric offcuts, stainless steel and found objects such as disposable plastic plates. A love letter from the artist to her three-year-old son, Eyong’s work [...]

Blak Market

5 May, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Foodies and fashionistas! Make a beeline for Blak Market showcasing 20 First Nations–owned businesses, including fashion designers, jewellery makers, craftspeople and bush foods. Sign up for weaving workshops presented by Glenda Nicholls and Labay Eyong and chill to acoustic vibes from local performers including Isabelle Skye Thomson, Robert K Champion and Pirritu Brett Lee.

Weaving Stories by Glenda Nicholls

5 May, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Please note: this workshop is designed for First Nations participants. Discover the art of weaving with artist Glenda Nicholls (Waddi Waddi/Yorta Yorta/Ngarrindjeri) to make your own decorative nets using techniques passed on by Glenda’s ancestors. Weaving references the cultural knowledge of the water and waterways, local plants and habitat passed on to Glenda by Elders throughout her childhood, camping and fishing along the Murray River close to Swan Hill. Glenda’s [...]

Weaving Workshop by Labay Eyong

5 May, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Learn Taiwanese First Nations thread weaving techniques in a workshop with Truku artist Labay Eyong. Bring an old object with you from home, and transform it into an artwork. Labay is a Truku woman from Ihownang village in Hualien, Taiwan. She inherited knowledge of traditional Truku weaving culture and pays respect through her art to the female Elders who taught her these practices. Labay’s practice is intuitive and sensuous, and [...]

Looking for Tiger Lily

8 May, 6:15 pm - 7:10 pm
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Performing as Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, Anthony Hudson presents Looking For Tiger Lily, putting a queer spin on the ancestral traditions of storytelling through song, dance, drag and video. Carla asks what it means for a queer mixed First Nations person to experience their heritage through the lens of white normative culture. Growing up watching the 1960 production of Peter Pan – featuring Sondra Lee’s blonde, blue-eyed ‘Indian [...]

Blak Sound: Emerging First Nations Voices of Now

8 May, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Blak Sound: Emerging First Nations Voices of Now presents five incredible new First Nations artists across an evening of music. The power of First Nations peoples carrying song in the now is a story of resilience. It is a story of Blak survival. It is a story of sound that has always been expressed through this land. It is a story of sound that has in one form or another [...]

Miss First Nation: Departure Lounge Drag Queen Bingo

9 May, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Making its Melbourne debut, the world-famous Miss First Nation is a talent-based pageant for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drag entertainers. Drag Queen Bingo ain’t your granny’s bingo. This fabulous airline themed extravaganza is hosted by the hilarious Miss Elleanous & Marzi Panne – strap on your seatbelts for Legs 11 and prizes galore.

Koorie-oke

9 May, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Put on your glad rags, dust off your dancing shoes, channel Whitney, Mariah, Cher and Bey and warm up those vocal chords by our fire for YIRRAMBOI Koorie-oke hosted by Garret Lyon at YIRRAMBOI Weelam. Camp and choreographed dance routines warmly welcomed.

Miss First Nation: Best National Costume & Miss Talent

10 May, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Making its Melbourne debut, the world-famous Miss First Nation is a talent-based pageant for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drag entertainers. In the second heat, queens battle it out in the Best National Costume and Miss Talent categories to get a stiletto-clad foot in the Grand Final at YIRRAMBOI’s Closing Night. With a display of fabulous frocks from the queens’ cultures and heritage, and performances of non-conventional talent from singing, dancing, [...]

Kutcha’s Carpool Koorioke

11 May, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Behind the boutiques, restaurants and cafes, there’s a powerful Aboriginal presence still around the streets of Fitzroy and Collingwood – the ‘dirty mile’. From its Woiwurrung beginnings right up to the here and now, this is a precious community, not just somewhere to get a good latte. Despite the gentrification, this iconic place is a testimony to survival. On any given day, you’d find Mutti Mutti songman Kutcha Edwards cutting [...]

Miss First Nation Grand Finale & Closing Night Party

11 May, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Making its Melbourne debut, the world-famous Miss First Nation is a talent-based pageant for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drag entertainers. Now in its third year, the competition has received huge accolades for its originality and authenticity and was documented in the multi-award-winning film Black Divaz. Only one queen will be crowned in the grand final spectacular at YIRRAMBOI’s Closing Night Party. Joining us all the way from Taiwan as [...]

The future of interfaces

20 May, 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ever dreamed of taking an augmented reality trip inside your body to look at your own intestines? Visit the University of Melbourne’s Interaction Design Lab exhibition to get a glimpse into the future of product design and interactive systems using smart technologies. Discover what artificial intelligence can learn about you by just looking at your face, how to interact with digital content using only eye movement, and how augmented reality [...]

Melbourne City DNA

20 May, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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How can data bring about change to our city? You don’t need a microscope to examine the DNA of our city. Melbourne’s DNA is in its data: maps, stories, the information we collect, the projects we undertake. The city is alive, and the echoes it creates tell us not only how it has evolved, but also what futures are open to us. Melbourne City DNA is an imaginative blending of [...]

Delve into Computing Futures

20 May, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sending an email requires more electricity than you’d think. Computing now contributes as much to climate change as the aviation industry. And let’s not talk about the horsepower needed to watch Netflix! Presented by FLEET*, Computing Futures is a week-long interactive exhibition at the Hub, exploring how computers have evolved and the limits of current technologies. Get excited about the history of computing and explore what’s next in low-energy electronics, [...]

Interaction futures

20 May, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Your gestures, voice, movement and gaze can now control how you use and interact with a smart device - how do you feel about your phone reading your body language? Learn how artificial intelligence, mixed reality and the Internet of Things (IoT) will influence the way we interact with our devices through a series of talks with the University of Melbourne’s Computing and Information Systems team. The systems of the [...]

Terrain: Take a walk inside a song

20 May, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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  Ever loved a piece of music so much you wished you could get inside it? Lose yourself in a song – or several – as the Hub turns into a playful, interactive listening environment. Don a pair of headphones plugged into Terrain, a custom-built app, to navigate through the Hub and experience a 3D audio journey of discovery. Explore the individual instruments and textures that make up this rich [...]

Melbourne Knowledge Week 2019 Opening Night

20 May, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Music? Check. Big screen gaming? Yes. A seven piece band with a string quartet? Of course! It’s a not-to-be-missed MKW19 first night electronic extravaganza. Join the futuristic celebrations with this award-winning interactive gaming and musical experience – Duet Live by electro-musician Tim Shiel. Play the game on the big screen in the Hub against other audience members to the accompaniment of pumping synths and base. Navigate the journey of two [...]

Meet the Minds – Melbourne-Boston Research Showcase

21 May, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Delight your mind and marvel at the genius behind bionic eyes, piano improvisation and pneumonia patient care. Take a seat in the Hub for a morning of storytelling, performance and ideas with recent recipients of the Hugh Rogers Fellowship. Hear how our local innovators used a research trip to Boston to turn curiosity and hard work into impactful collaborative projects and business ventures. From Melbourne to Boston and back again, [...]

How can a pickled cucumber shape the future worker?

21 May, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Discover how pickling cucumbers can help shape the future of work. Wait, what’s that got to do with pickles? Come along to this traditional pickling workshop to contemplate the workplace of days gone by and decide if the jobs of the past hold the key to a smarter employment future, all while getting hands-on preparing this simple and delicious preserved snack. Take your time to think carefully and create with [...]

Sunset talks with Madeleine Dore

21 May, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Madeleine Dore, founder and editor of Extraordinary Routines, delves into the lives of high achievers to find out how they tick. Take a seat with Madeleine in the beautiful Hub gardens for a series of hour-long interviews with respected thinkers who give us a window into their life outside of work, showing us what goes on behind the scenes. What does it mean to live a good life in this [...]

2019 Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) Launch

21 May, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In 2018, more than 1000 guests packed the Plaza to witness the MAP18 Accelerator cohort presenting their successful pitches in front of a who’s who of Melbourne’s startup ecosystem. In 2019, we’re bringing the magic of this night to the Hub. The MAP Launch has become one of the largest startup networking events in Australia, attracting investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders, all eager to discover the latest emerging [...]

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