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Refuge Inasi First Harvest (Arts House) [Melbourne]

Refuge Inasi First Harvest (Arts House) [Melbourne]

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Ticketing Information



Thursday February 28, 2019 - 7:00 PM


Stables Meat Market
2 Wreckyn Street (corner of Wreckyn St and Courtney Streets),
North Melbourne, VIC 3051


Free but please book


Kelly North & Marc Ethan

Language/ Cultural Consultant:


About the Show

Meaningful relationships often begin with the sharing of food. During Refuge Lab 2019, take a seat at the table with INASI, an old Tongan festivity of the first harvest.

The Tongan proverb Pikipiki hama k?e vav?e m?nava tells of a sinking boat saved after nearby vessels are lashed to it: only by sharing our burdens can we make it to the shore. INASI draws inspiration from this tale, inviting you to share a meal and cultivate new relationships.

The Inasi is one of the oldest Tongan traditions, honouring others with speechmaking and the fruits of the season. Refuge Lab 2019 kicks off with a revitalised Inasi, emphasising the urgency of sharing today.

Join the feast as artists, community leaders and elders share speeches as provocations and sink their teeth into the theme of Refuge 2019: Displacement.

Refuge INASI First Harvest is part of a series of events in the lead up to Refuge: Displacement, which takes place 31 August – 8 September 2019.