Thursday, March 17, 2011

Venues, festivals and opportunities in Victoria

Interstate and overseas storytellers frequently ask us for suggestions for storytelling venues and events where they can perform or participate. While we can’t do the legwork, we have come up with a list of links for storytellers to explore. This is an evolving and ever-changing list. As we receive feedback we’ll add or subtract suggestions. You’ll find asterisks by the links that we know have been receptive to storytelling.

If you know of any other possibilities or if you discover any of the links are no longer working please let us know: jackie@jackiekerin.com.au

ART GALLERIES

* National Gallery Victoria NGV The Gallery has two campuses in the CBD: International and Australian (The Ian Potter Centre).

* Mornington Regional Art Gallery This small and dynamic gallery supports storytelling. It’s out of town and a little difficult to get to if you don’t have a car


MUSEUMS

Museum Victoria NB there are 3 campuses: Melbourne, Scienceworks, Immigration


LIBRARIES

* State Library Victoria

* List of suburban public libraries in Melbourne

Libraries are generally near public transport. Story time for children happens throughout the metropolitan area.


FOLK CLUBS

* Newport Fiddle and Folk Club


FOLK FESTIVALS

Some of these are in Country towns. Hard to get to in some cases. Most spoken word seems to be poetry and Australiana. Trying to broaden tastes but some festivals are set in their ways. But have a look just for fun. Times are a changin’!

* Maldon

* Port Fairy

* Newport Folk Festival

* Yackandandah

* PAVE


LITERARY, WRITER’S AND OTHER FESTIVALS

Melbourne Writers Festival

*Williamstown Literary Festival

White Hat list of Literary Festivals This is really worth trawling! White hat also list some of the most beautiful historic homes in Melbourne and surrounds. Many of these can be used as venues.

* Midsumma Festival

Australian Festivals (list of festivals around Australia)


VENUES FOR HIRE

Gemco Situated in the Hills accessble by public transport

Trades Hall Situated in the CBD

Mechanics Institute Williamstown

The Theatrette Glen Eira


OTHER

Dromkeen The home of Australian Children's Book Illustration

Newport Substation

Footscray Community Arts


NEW FORUM IN CYBERSPACE

**** Re-enchantment a new transmedia documentary project exploring the hidden meanings of fairy tales

Explore the enchanted forest with its six different story spaces (Red Riding Hood, Hansel & Gretel, Bluebeard, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Snow White); the Gallery where you can scroll through artists' interpretations of fairy tales and, if you like, upload your own artwork; and the Forum where you can have discussions with people from all around the world.

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