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Eavesdropping on Artists: Have I No Mouth / Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday


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We’ll talk about both shows, and their explorations of family life, death and constructions of reality. With musician David Bridie, visual artist Gabrielle de Vietri and dancer/choreographer Gerard Van Dyck and chaired by Emily Sexton.

Eavesdropping on Artists

A series of interactive talks, presented by the Wheeler Centre, in which prominent artists discuss shows presented as part of Melbourne Festival.

The catch? The artists must talk about artworks from outside their own practice.

Come and find out what artists really think about each other’s work, in this fascinating, cross-disciplinary discussion on the practice and presentation of art.


Gerard Van Dyck

Gerard’s career in dance has spanned 20 years. His practice integrates storytelling and humour into movement and choreography. He also teaches, reviews, and provides dramaturgy and discourse for dance. He co-founded KAGE with Kate Denborough in 1997 and together they have produced over 18 original... Read more

Gabrielle de Vietri

Gabrielle de Vietri is a Melbourne-based visual artist and co-director of A Centre for Everything, a collaborative programme of creative, pedagogical and culinary events. Her work develops from an involved collaborative practice. It often looks at modes of communication and community, and the ways i... Read more

Emily Sexton

Emily Sexton is a former Head of Programming for the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas. She was the recipient of a prestigious Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship in 2014. Previously, she was Artistic Director of Next Wave (2010–14), where her key achievements were a radical rethink of an ar... Read more

David Bridie

Seven-time ARIA award-winning songwriter and composer David Bridie has enjoyed a distinguished career as one of Australia’s most innovative musicians. His repertoire as a recording artist, soundtrack composer, producer, lyricist, expert in the music of Melanesia, and as a uniquely Australian songw... Read more



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