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Wheeler Kids: Deep Sea Divas


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Dress to impress in your most stylish underwater attire and make waves at a special under-the-sea extravaganza.

About the Event

Dust off your fanciest underwater frock, stylish swimsuit or dashing dancing pants. You’re invited to a morning of crafting, dress-ups, stories and dance fit for a deep-sea diva.

Come dressed as your favourite underwater creature and be prepared to get crafty as you create a fin-tacular ensemble for a merperson with a workshop led by colourful artist Alice Oehr. Then, put your flippers up and relax as our host, fabulous performance artist DANDROGYNY, shares a reading of beloved picture book The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade. Next, you’re invited to show off your fabulous fashion creations in a special fancy-dress parade.

Finish with a splash and let your inner sea creature shine with a kids-only dance party led by No Lights No Lycra founder and superstar Alice Glenn.

Recommended for ages 5-10. Crafting materials will be supplied.


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Accessible toilets available

Registered Assistance Animals welcome

Wheelchair accessible

Please notify us of all access requirements when booking online so we can assist you with your visit. If you require further information, please contact reception on 03 9094 7800 or

About Spring Fling

Spring Fling returns in 2023, and this year we’re going Above and Beyond.

We’re looking further, delving deeper, and asking bigger questions with outstanding thinkers who are reshaping our world and envisioning extraordinary futures.

Spring Fling is supported by the Victorian State Government.


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Daniel Newell is a performance artist, educator & graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. Catwalking the fine-eyeliner of the pop cultural/political, Daniel’s work can be defined as creatively chaotic & cathartic. Having performed in over 20 countries, highlights include ABC’s You... Read more

Alice Glenn

Alice Glenn is a collaborator, teacher, entrepreneur and lover of compost. Alice is the founder and the Director of the global dance organisation, No Lights No Lycra. Established by Alice in 2009, the business now operates in more than 75 communities globally. Alice is also the CEO of the not for pr... Read more

Alice Oehr

Alice Oehr is a graphic artist from Melbourne. Her distinct, colourful style incorporates a love of food, pattern, collage and drawing. Her commercial work is sought-after by local and international clients alike, and has appeared in numerous books as well as on textiles, homewares and large-scale i... Read more


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