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Sleepwalking through fire: cold facts, hot futures


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In our first Sunday morning event, Arts House’s greenie-in-residence Matt Wicking contemplates the human side of climate change. The truth may be out there, but faced with the monumental task of working out solutions, too often we choose to ignore the obvious. How can embracing unthinkable climate realities change this dynamic and help guide us towards a more hopeful future?

With guests Matilda Dixon-Smith and Eliza Muirhead.

Start your weekends with big ideas, breakfast by Yoghurt Culture and coffee from Small Batch by donation.

Next Wave Breakfast Club

Kickstart your brain with a dose of stimulation courtesy of Next Wave. Breakfast Club is your morning shot of artistic and intellectual insight. We’re not interested in expert-led formats or a room full of people thinking the same things; we want big opinions, good discussion and personal stories.


Eliza Muirhead

Eliza is a photographer, videographer and communications professional for animals and the environment.

She currently works as Visual Media Producer on board Sea Shepherd’s The Steve Irwin.

Matt Wicking

Matt is currently Greenie-in-Residence at Arts House, where he’s helping a group of progressive arts organisations build sustainability into their practice.

For the past decade, he has worked as a sustainability consultant across business, government, the arts, education and more.

Matilda Dixon-Smith

Matilda Dixon-Smith is a writer, editor and cultural critic from Melbourne. Her work appears regularly in the Guardian, Fairfax, Crikey, SBS, Vice, ABC Online, Kill Your Darlings, the New Daily and other outlets.   ... Read more

Geoff Lemon

Geoff Lemon is a political satirist, sportswriter, spoken word performer, and editor of lit anthology Going Down Swinging.


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