In an era of industrialised, compartmentalised and remote-controlled killing, Jeff Sparrow guest-programs this evening of discussion addressing the complex psychology of violence in its many forms. Join us with Stephanie Convery and Jeff Sparrow [...]
Shepparton Art Museum
This performative quiz brings together art, food and place. Brush up on your culinary trivia, visit the Shepparton Art Museum and hone your Eastern European geography to take home the prize. No need to book teams - they will be assembled on the night [...]
Join us for an evening of scientific and existential discovery as physicist Chris Lassig brings us through parallel universes and astronomer Braeden Borg from Mount Burnett Observatory takes us star-gazing [...]
Artist Amy Spiers brings us the second trilogy in our guest-programmed series. In a panel discussion and workshop, explore how national monuments and icons construct collective memories. Together we will consider ways of presenting counter-histories.
At what cost does comfort come? Join us for a group reading and discussion of Ursula K Le Guin's short story The Ones Who Walk from Omelas, followed by an introduction to non-violent direct action by Nicola Paris. Wood-fired pizza for dinner. All at our new off-grid location in the Yarra Valley.
Melbourne-based artist Lucas Maddock brings together this ludicrous trilogy as the first group in our guest-programmed series of 2016.[...]
For our last event of 2015 we focus on circles of all sorts. Join us to study circles, eat circles and perform circles. With guest presenter Cobi Smith and guest chefs, Markus Lohmann and Sandra Huelsmann. [...]
We've been on a diet of tinned pineapple and beans for three weeks now. Why? Because of YOU! When you join us in a workshop to make an efficient, light-weight outdoor stove from just a few tin cans. [...]
This seminar with Alison Pouliot explores the curious and compelling portrayal of fungi across cultures and time. Black diamonds - highly sought-after Périgord truffles - and witches' rings - a circle of mushrooms associated with the surreptitious work of witches - represent two extreme perceptions of the power and value of fungi. [...]
You understand that the mandatory detention and torture of adults and children seeking asylum is entirely and deeply wrong. Okay, we're on the same page. You may have signed petitions or attended protests against immigration prison camps. Us too. But what else can we do? [...]
Unpigeonholable author/illustrator/curator/artists Tai Snaith and Marc Martin will share their picture books and the books that inspire them. Hear them talk about their ideas, their practice, the profession and the politics of publishing. [...]
Valentine's Day just hasn't been the same since 1913. That was the year Hallmark got involved. But even then, long-gone were the good old ceremonies involving queues of naked people and goat-hide whips. We think our rituals need a revamp.[...]
Most likely, you were born at some point. How much do you know about it?
An educator, speaker and birth practitioner with experience at over 1,000 births, Rhea Dempsey has a reputation as one of the foremost thinkers on the topic of childbirth. [...]
Hear from a panel of four speakers about their experiences, their research and their visions for the future of Israel/Palestine. Sary Zananiri is an artist and writer. He recently completed a PhD in Fine Arts at Monash University looking at the evolving representations of the Palestinian landscape. [...]
Phillip Seymour Hoffman found alive in Bahamas! This high-intensity workshop is for those with a desperate desire to read something different in the news everyday. Maybe you're looking out for an article about high-speed rail to Sydney, or about the Australian government's Help The Boats policy. [...]
Led by actress and hairdresser Bethany Robinson, this introduction to Auslan will help first-time signers with the basics of understanding and being understood in the language of the Australian Deaf community. [...]
Group 7 at A Centre for Everything will be held over several events as part of the Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) exhibition Direct Democracy. Book for one, or book for all, but places are limited so get in quick! [...]
Freelance journalist and all-round project maker Michael Green knows his shit. Whether surviving an apocalypse, or simply participating in the feedback loop, he’ll take us on a journey through many poosibilities. [...]
An introduction to bat conservation and the invisible nightlife of flying foxes with Robert Bender and Tanja Straka. Equipped with Anabat ultrasonic detectors, we'll take an excursion to the Yarra Bend to see what the bats have to tell us. [...]
Bring something along and tell us about it, where it’s from and what it to means to you. You will have between 3 to 5 minutes to share you thoughts, and as you know, at the Centre we are interested in EVERYTHING. [...]
Take part in a practical exploration of all things feral and edible on the streets of Collingwood, as well as a conversation about open source mapping. Led by Hervé Senot. [...]
This is a hands-on polymer clay sculpting session (not a grassroots feminist discussion, sorry Tobi). For those who need it, we’ll give an introduction to using the malleable stuff before launching into ambitious mode. Clay of multiple colours will be provided. [...]