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7 July 2016

Arts House: Refuge

Posted by City of Melbourne


Visit your local Relief Centre - A creative day of preparation.

On the weekend of 9th / 10th July, Arts House will host REFUGE - a 24hr disaster preparedness rehearsal for local residents, businesses and community groups at North Melbourne Town Hall.

As a community how can we come together to collectively respond to climate events or disaster? How can we ensure that our community is prepared?

Supported by Emergency Management Victoria and Red Cross Australia, Refuge will assist you and your family on how to respond in the face of a disaster.

Join artists, community members and emergency service providers over the course of the day to participate in disaster ready workshops, children's activities and be provided with information that may assist in the case of an emergency. Artists have been working with local communities as well as services providers on varying responses to emergency relief centres and delivery of services in these spaces. There are approximately 6 artist-led projects that will sit alongside the services:


Latai Taumoepeau presents Human Generator 57 (Hg57)

Kate Sulan presents Nest

Jen Rae & Dawn Weleski present Fair Share Fare

Hannah Donnelly presents Dungin

Lee Shang Lun presents Information Flood

Dates: Saturday 9 July: 12pm - 10pm

Sunday 10 July: 9am - 12pm (with a free community breakfast from 9am)

The optimum time to attend is between 12pm - 10pm on Saturday 9 July.

— FREE —

Arts House

North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne

Please let us know you are interested in attending by emailing


Arts House acknowledges the traditional land upon which we are located, the land of the Wurundjeri and Boon

Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation and pay our respects to Elders both past and present.

Partners: Refuge 2016 is being presented with a wide range of partnerships including Emergency Management Victoria,

Red Cross Australia, The University of Melbourne, The Huddle at the North Melbourne Football Club, Creative

Recovery Network Inc, and SEED Indigenous Youth Climate Network.

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