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Jîyan


Image by Michaela Meadow

Image by Michaela Meadow

Jîyan (meaning 'life' and also the stem of the word 'jîn’, ‘woman' in Kurdish) is an immersive exhibition exploring the sacred, life-giving connection of womxn to nature.

This is a multi-sensory experience with performances and workshops running over the weekend, produced by Viriditas; dancer/ choreographer of Kurdish Celtic origin, Leila Lois and photographer/ curator, Michaela Meadow.


PLEASE NOTE: The exhibition is open and free to visit 10:00am - 4:00pm Sat 21- Sun 22 Sept. To book into a specific performance/workshop, please ensure you book the time and date that corresponds with the name of the session (listed below).

20 Sept 6:30pm (2hrs) - PRIVATE VIEWING, LIVE MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCES. Our launch event will immerse you in the works with dreamy live harp by Amy Earl and a performance by Everything Dances. Enjoy drinks and nibbles of a foraged theme while you preview the exhibition. The event will open with an Acknowledgement of Country facilitated by Indiah Money, Wiradjuru artist.

21 & 22 Sept 6:30pm (50mins) - FULL CIRCLE: IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE. Part ritual, part performance, theatre maker Mariah Boillaut facilitates an intentional native floral crown weaving while audiences spectate a story of spiritual awakening, falling in love, heartbreak and self becoming.

21 & 22 Sept 8pm (50mins) - UnderLyingSkins. Theatre performance/ influx of thoughts by Kristen O’Dwyer.

22 Sept 4pm (2hrs) - LIFE DRAWING BY MISS MUSE: Life drawing session inspired by Jîyan themes of ‘honey & wildfire, strength & softness’. Tea, cake and drawing materials provided. Come along for an immersive life drawing experience in Jîyan exhibition space. Facilitated by curator and artist Michaela Meadow.

Warning: Contains some nudity, some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction

Presented as part for Critical Mass for Melbourne Fringe

Workroom 5
Saturday - Sunday 21 - 22
10am - 10pm

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