A Centre for Everything is an independent creative and pedagogical project that engages individuals and communities to learn, create, discuss and eat together. Our collaborative events bring together diverse topics as performances, presentations, workshops, readings, discussions, demonstrations, critiques and meals.
As the name suggests, our program incorporates an unwieldy range of interests. Recurring themes include active responses to current political issues, game-play and its application to wider modes of social behaviour, collective creativity and the intersection of artistic, social and pedagogical thinking.
Sit and listen, eat and talk, play and make with like and unlike-minded adults.
Founded in 2012 by artists Will Foster and Gabrielle de Vietri, the program operates in collaboration with guest presenters, guest programmers and a handful of volunteers. We invite scientists, artists, ecologists, journalists, teachers, thinkers, activists and more to become part of our socially-engaged, intellectually-stimulated, creative-community.
The triadic program is open to everyone, on a first-come basis. Participants are artists and non-artists, friends and strangers, academics and enthusiasts, specialists and generalists. A Centre for Everything distributes power, encourages transgression and utilises collaboration to incite transformative learning experiences.
A Centre for Everything Incorporated is a not-for-profit incorporated association under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. Registration number No. A0099830F
We acknowledge that we meet and work on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations and and that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay respect to elders past and present.
A Centre for Everything's triadic events are usually held at Cromwell Studios in Collingwood. Sometimes we do special projects with galleries and museums and off-site events.
Please note that at our current location in Collingwood wheelchair access is limited.
If you have any access requirements in order to fully participate in our events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our events usually cost between $10 and $20 per person depending on what we're doing, materials, time and other factors. We try to keep our prices at cost and accessible. Refunds on request can be issued up to 48 hours before the event date.
Gabrielle de Vietri is an Australian artist based in Melbourne. She works with language and people. Recent projects include Three Teams, CAPTCHA and Things I’ve Learnt. In 2011 she was the recipient of the Australia Council Künstlerhaus Bethanien residency grant and is a Sidney Myer Creative Fellow.
Will Foster is an artist and curator originally from Sheffield. UK. His projects have taken form as temporary and mobile structures and the curation of multifunctional social spaces and events. Will is the founder and co-director of the Wasteland Twinning Network and Cabin Exchange. Will was the Visual Arts Program Manager and curator at The Substation, Newport from 2013 to 2015 and Associate Producer at Next Wave 2017 to 2018.
COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT
President Amy Spiers, artist and researcher
Vice President Lizzy Sampson, artist
Secretary Luke Stickels, writer and community organiser
Treasurer Gabrielle de Vietri, artist and co-director
Member Will Foster, artist and co-director
COLLABORATORS & PRESENTERS
Robert Bender | Braeden Borg | Jonathon Chan | Stephanie Convery | Megan Cope | Rhea Dempsey | Kelly Doley | Mel Evans | Nathan Gray | Michael Green | Dan Greig | Steven Harris | Ben Hjorth | Rami Hwayel | Alex Kelly | Danya Jacobs | Dr Johannes Klabbers | Chris Lassig | Clare Land | Laneway Learning | Lucas Maddock | Marc Martin | Melbourne Free University | Kirsty Moegerlein | Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA | Helmut Munz | Nicola Paris | Alison Pouliot | Bethany Robinson | Micaela Sahhar | Scale Free Network | School of Life | Shepparton Art Gallery | Jeff Sparrow | Amy Spiers | Dr Jordy Silverstein | Cobi Smith | Tai Snaith | Luke Stickels | Tanja Straka | Liz Thompson | Sary Zananiri |