Making it in Moreland

Making it in Moreland

A series of free discussions and workshops for creatives.

If you are trying to Make it in Moreland these events offer a dynamic addition to your professional development, along with a great opportunity to meet other creative practitioners in your area.

Starting a Community Organisation 

With Justice Connect, Not-for-profit Law


Wednesday 15 November 2017, 10 am – 1 pm

Council Chambers, 90 Bell Street, Coburg


Are you involved in setting up or running a community organisation and keen to understand the legal issues? If you’re involved in setting up a new community organisation or need to refresh your knowledge on the legal basics, this introductory session is for you. It will provide you with an overview of the key legal requirements and will cover: 

  • the incorporation decision
  • the best legal structure for your organisation
  • the importance of your organisation’s legal purpose and governing documents
  • the legal duties of committee or board members
  • the basics of charity status and tax concessions for not-for-profits

Suitable for people involved in not-for-profit community organisations of all sizes and legal structures, including unincorporated groups. 

Book Starting a Community Organisation

Find Your Voice

With Janie Gibson, Actor, Theatre-maker and Teaching Artist


Saturday 25 November 2017, 10 am - 12 pm

Coburg Court House, 1A Main Street, Coburg


Want to make better use of this important tool? We use our vocal chords for talking, singing, laughing, crying, whistling, screaming, humming and more. Join Janie Gibson for an exploration of the voice through play, imagery and group work. Find your natural voice by speaking with freedom and singing with others in a unique workshop. In this workshop we will look at freeing your natural voice through exercises in release, breath, sensitivity and expression. Suitable for anyone wishing to build their awareness of their voice and learn how to wield its power.

Janie is an actor, theatre-maker and teaching artist with a background in Polish ensemble theatre, devised performance making and Shakespeare. She believes that stories, in the traditional sense, are like medicine – a way to show us who we are, speak about what is unspoken and offer a pathway towards deeper connection to each other, to nature, to our history and our ancestors.

Book Find Your Voice


With Robbie Rowlands


Saturday 25 November 2017, 1 – 9 pm

Anstey Station Precinct, Brunswick


This MoreArt workshop will allow participants to consider site-specific practice, developed through modes of observation – from the expanded to the micro. Participants will have the opportunity to record, discuss and explore ideas directly within a determined site. The workshop will run between 1 pm and 9 pm to allow participants to consider the dynamic changes of the site as it transitions from afternoon to evening.

Robbie Rowlands is a Melbourne-based artist whose work explores notions of stability and vulnerability through the manipulation of objects and environments. His repetitious and precise cuts, and the resulting distortions, reflect the inescapable passing of time that affects everything around us. Rowlands' works have been described as 'spotlighting the history, humanity and function' of his subjects. His manipulated objects and spaces blur the boundaries between our fabricated world and the natural world.

Participants are to bring: a smartphone or camera capable of recording still images and video/sound, sketchbook and drawing/writing equipment.

See the MoreArt website for project updates and visiting times

Book Siting/Sitting

Youth Talking: Working in the Arts

With Tess Lawley, Geskeva Komba, Damien Platt, K.C. Day and Jack Palit

Facilitated by Sara Glaidous

Tuesday 28 November 2017, 6 - 8 pm

Counihan Gallery, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick


What do young people say about the arts? Are you a young person looking for creative opportunities or somebody open to the needs and ideas of younger people? If so, this is for you!

Panellists come from a broad range of arts backgrounds (radio, media, acting, dance, music, theatre, visual arts) and will share experiences on various topics, such as freedom of expression, accessing the arts, sexuality and health.

Join young people who are socially, creatively and politically engaged. 

Book Youth Talking: Working in the Arts

Movement and Music as Medicine 

With Cristina Jiménez, Dance Movement Therapist


Wednesday 29 November 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm

Coburg Court House, 1A Main Street, Coburg


Ready to try a new pathway to self-expression and creativity? Cristina feels if you can move, you can dance, and her role as a performer and facilitator is to remind people of the magic of movement to music. Some of the many benefits and intentions include physical exercise, learning techniques to feel ecstatic and relaxed without the use of AOD, encouraging expression of emotions in a safe and held environment, creating connection to self and others, community building, expanding your movement and music repertoire, creative expression and the increase of brain cells and bone and muscle health.

Cristina has studied at International Dance Therapy Australia and is a Dance Movement Therapist. She brings this healing art to aged care facilities, parents and toddlers, people with disabilities, and has facilitated free form ecstatic dance workshops. “My workshops are a celebration of life and discovery. A beautiful, stimulating and supportive way to feel vital and brighter, bringing immense health benefits and joy.” 

Book Movement and Music as Medicine

Transmedia: Identities and Environments 

With Cy Gorman, Music Producer, Film Maker, Sound and Lighting/Video Designer and Storyteller and Karen Casey, Interdisciplinary Artist


Tuesday 5 December 2017, 6 - 8 pm

Brunswick Mechanics Institute, 270 Sydney Road, Brunswick


Creating fresh and engaging stories that can bridge digital and physical mediums, identities and environments is challenging. Transmedia storytelling utilises interdisciplinary design techniques to convey evolving narrative experiences across multiple platforms and formats.

Utilising current and emerging art forms, as well as design principles and technologies, Transmedia designer Cy Gorman of Nurobodi Design will present examples of Transmedia projects and workflows. He will discuss the importance of developing strong multidisciplinary skills to aid both career development and the creation of unique design principles for the individual or organisational design practice.

Cy will be joined by Karen Casey of the Global Mind Project to facilitate interactive activities focused on harnessing the basic principles of Transmedia. Emphasis will be placed on developing best practice ‘transmedia permaculture’ principles to maximise the social and environmental benefits of process and outcomes.

Book Transmedia: Identities and Environments


Events are free but bookings are essential. 


Moreland City Council
Emma Hutchinson, Arts and Culture
Phone: 9384 9239

Suitable for

Artists, musicians, writers, makers, designers, teachers, creative practitioners, event managers and arts professionals


Moreland City Council
Emma Hutchinson, Arts and Culture
Phone: 9384 9239

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