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Critical Conversations (Beyond Access – Future Echoes) [Melbourne]

Critical Conversations (Beyond Access - Future Echoes) [Melbourne]

Ticketing Information



Thursday October 24, 2019 - 4:00 PM


Ian & Primrose Potter Foyer (Arts Centre Melbourne)
St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, Victoria 3004




Mark Sandon & Wendy Bailey

Language/ Cultural Consultant:


About the Show

This event is part of Future Echoes, a festival highlighting young voices, new narratives and works in progress at Arts Centre Melbourne. We invite you to join us for four days to experience, contemplate, participate, celebrate and connect with the next generation of creative thinkers and performance makers. Discounts apply when booking tickets to multiple events.


Performance dates & times

Indigenous Futurism

Wednesday 23 October
4:00 PM

Beyond Access

Thursday 24 October
4:00 PM

Transcending Gender

Friday 25 October
4:00 PM

Young Guns

Saturday 26 October
4:00 PM

Running Time60 minutes (no interval)


Alternative ways of seeing, being and doing are vital in imagining and building the future.

Critical Conversations brings the future into the present, centring Indigenous voices, looking beyond access, transcending gender and placing artists at the centre of social change. Join us for a daily conversation series exploring the futures imagined by emerging thinkers and creatives.

Reimagine reality with Indigenous Futurism, a panel exploring perspectives of the future, informed by the past and present. Reframe discussions about access with Beyond Access, a look at the way we interact with the arts, inclusive practices and the world around us. Refocus on experiences and expressions of gender in Transcending Gender, a journey into performance and community beyond the confines of binaries. Recentre young people and the future in Young People as Agents of Change, a look into arts activism and the young creatives making use of both to inspire action and their justice-informed practices.

Curated in partnership with Emerging Writers’ Festival to provoke thought, imagination and action. Critical Conversations invites you to engage daily with the arts, the world, the present and the future.

Featured artists to be announced