Portage: Raft Workshop - City of Melbourne
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 Portage: Raft Workshop

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Description

Raft is a series of workshops in which people work together using materials from our natural and built environments to build floatable structures. Over five days and five separate workshops, people will pool their efforts to build and assemble the rafts.

Each workshop begins with an induction that teaches basic building skills using bamboo, followed by construction and assembly tasks. The co-built rafts will form Flotilla, an immersive installation for audiences to experience and to reflect upon the imminent climate-related migration crisis. Catered lunch provided.

Raft is part of Portage, a two-year project by Jen Rae in collaboration with architectural designers Mittul Vahanvati and Munir Vahanvati (Giant Grass), six intercultural master weavers and local communities. It unearths overlooked skills, knowledge and values that might offer salvation in the years ahead.

Portage includes a series of workshops, installations and walks and is part of Refuge, a five-year project that offers us new ways to rally as a community and prepare for climatic events.

Presented by Arts House as part of Refuge 2019: Displacement.

Warning: This workshop includes the use of handtools and is for ages 8 years and older.

Location

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051


Contact details

03 9322 3720
artshouse@melbourne.vic.gov.au
www.artshouse.com.au/events/po...


Dates and times

24/08/2019 to 28/08/2019

Mon: 9am – 5pm
Tue: 9am – 5pm
Wed: 9am – 5pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
Sun: 9am – 5pm

Auslan interpreted on request (contact organisers). This work is not wheelchair accessible.


Price

$20 (includes lunch)


Bookings

Book online

03 9322 3720

artshousersvp@melbourne.vic.gov.au


Payment method accepted

Cash

EFTPOS

All major cards


How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


Features

All ages

Licensed


Accessibility



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