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Eavesdropping on Artists: PRIMO / Something Very Far Away


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We’ll talk about visual work created for young audiences. With Martyn Coutts, Paola Balla, Yumi Umiumare and Andy Packer.

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.


Paola Balla

Paola Balla is a Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara woman of Italian and Chinese heritage. She is an artist, curator, speaker, educator and cultural producer – having developed Footscray Community Arts Centre’s first Indigenous Arts and Cultural program, and as a Senior Curator in First Peoples exhibit... Read more

Andy Packer

Andy is an Adelaide-based director of theatre, musical theatre and opera productions. He has worked as a creative producer of multidisciplinary arts programs, producer of large-scale outdoor events, and festival director.

Yumi Umiumare

Born in Hyogo, Japan, Yumi is an established Butoh dancer/choreographer in Australia. She is the creator of Butoh Cabaret and physical theatre works, which are renowned for provoking visceral emotions and cultural identities. Yumi has been creating and teaching her distinctive style of works over th... Read more



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