Arty Party 2021

Start the year with a bang and come along to Arty Party!

The online soiree brought to you by the UMSU Creative Arts & Southbank Departments and supported by Union House Theatre..

Our theme is Cyberpunk. Prizes for best costume and makeup. Guest artist performance. Open mic sesh. Good times galore!

All students from any and all faculties are welcome!

Bust out that bustier and get expressive! See you there!

WHEN: Thursday 4 March 2021 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM AEST

WHERE: Zoom

TICKETS: This event is free but you must register in order to get the zoom link to join.

Book your ticket here: http://bit.ly/ArtyParty21

For updates, hit ‘Going’ or ‘Interested’ on the Facebook event

Arty Party Open Mic EOI

Show off your arty skills and feel all the love from your student artist community!
Whether you are an actor, musician, comedian, artist or anything in between, THIS IS FOR YOU!

Sign-up to perform here

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Speed Friending with UMSU

Without being on campus, it can be hard to make university friends!

Although, goodness knows, tutors try to get chats going in break out rooms, and lecturers drum up excitement around Canvas discussion boards, it can be hard to move past academic content and onto the fun stuff so you can really find your people!

The UMSU Host Program has got you! This year, Speed Friending is BACK (just this time on Zoom). A fail-safe way to quickly make friends and you don’t even need to leave your house!

Held within the loving embrace of some of UMSU’s autonomous departments (meaning departments run by and for students who identify as part of the community the Department represents) and their Arts and Media counterparts, this Zoom event will allow you to meet like-minded, friend-seeking students.

This is a great way to engage with UMSU and your university peers from wherever you are in the world! Whether this is your 1st year or your 4th, come along, find some pals! You never know who is out there waiting for you to meet them.

Come make some friends…FAST !  


EVENT LINEUP

Week 1  

Monday 1st March, 6pm – General Speed Friending  

Tuesday 2nd March, 6pm – Speed Friending with the Women’s Department* 

Wednesday 3rd March, 6pm – Speed Friending with the Creative Arts and Media Departments  

Week 2  

Monday 8th March, 6pm- Speed Friending with the People of Colour Department* 

Tuesday 9th March, 6pm – Speed Friending with the Queer Department* 

Wednesday 10th March, 6pm – General Speed Friending 

To figure out which event might be right for you, have a read below and click on the link to book into their Speed Friending session! 

 

Women’s Department*: 

The Women’s Department represents all women, non-binary, trans and gender-diverse students at the University of Melbourne. We run chill weekly collectives where you can socialise with other Gals and Enby Pals, educational events during our Feminist Fridays, as well as activist campaigns like Safety on Campus that combats sexual assault and harassment. 

Register with this Eventbrite to book into Speed Friending with the Women’s Department.

 

Creative Arts and Media Departments:  

You love art? We do too! Creative Arts and Media are here to help all students from all backgrounds and skill-sets find their arty fam and make art at uni. From arty parties to our student magazine Farrago, we have lots on offer so come along and find your people! 

 Register with this Eventbrite to get your free ticket to Speed Friending with the Creative Arts and Media Departments. 

 

People of Colour Department*: 

We advocate for and support students of colour, whether by organizing welfare initiatives and social events or fighting for better representation on campus. There is definitely a space for you, you can express yourself and host an anti-racism workshop or submit a piece in Myriad. Pssst we have GREAT food 

Register with this Eventbrite to get your free ticket to Speed Friending with the People of Colour Department.

 

Queer Department* : 

The Queer Department is a safe place for all students who identify as LGBTQIA+ or are questioning. We hold events for all of you lovely queers to meet and get to know each other, and form a community at Unimelb. We also handle advocacy and grievances for queer issues at uni.

Register with this Eventbrite to get your free ticket to Speed Friending with the Queer Department. 

 

General Speed Friending:  

Hosted by the UMSU Host Program (the people that make your campus tours happen) this Speed Friending sesh is open to anyone so long as you’re a student!  We can’t wait to meet you!  

Register with this Eventbrite to get your free ticket!

*Please note events with an asterisk are autonomous and therefore are only open to those belonging to the communities described in the blurbs above.  

 

TL;DR 

Are you a University of Melbourne Student? 

Are you looking for friends? 

Do you have a Zoom account? (we know you do if you answered yes to question 1)  

Sign up here for a Speed Friending session now!! 

Click going on our Facebook Event for some exclusive content in the lead up to SPEED FRIENDING.


The UMSU Host Program and their UMSU Departmental collaborators acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we live, work, and learn, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging as well as to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. 

 

Beat that face, glue that lace and make them faint! We’re combining with the UMSU Creative Arts Department to bring you a Drag Workshop!

We’re so excited to be supporting a local drag artist and getting you confident with a make-up brush.

Happening Thursday 29th April at 4pm.

The words 'Arts Collective' written in yellow letters on a coral background, with drawn figures of people being creative around it.

 

 

Creative Arts Collective is back online! We’ll see you Thursday 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM AEST for some crafts and chats at the link below!

http://unimelb.zoom.us/j/84421923551?pwd=OTBYZGYwV1l6U2RuNlRUc2pCdnBwUT09

SummerFest Online: 23 & 25 February from 11am to 2pm

Meet your student representatives and learn more about your UMSU departments!

It would be kind of weird if the student union wasn’t actually run by students, right? There are a bunch of student representatives who work around the clock to ensure the activities and opportunities available to you are as fun and relevant as possible. Basically every area of uni life (and life in general) is covered by one of these departments. Hosted on Hopin (more info below) you can cruise around the virtual booths to chat with your student reps, learn more about UMSU’s departments or discover the perfect Club for you to find your new uni pals!

READ ON THROUGH THIS PAGE TO LEARN ABOUT:

  • Some of the super-fun things you’ll see in the booths, on stages, in conversations and workshops at SummerFest Online
  • Details on how to join the SummerFest Online event in Hopin (hint – get setup in advance!)
  • Tips on how to make your SummerFest Online experience flow without those annoying glitches that technology likes to throw at us.
  • Important info about the hows and whys we’re hosting SummerFest Online in 2021

 

Here’s some of the awesome stuff you can expect:

23 Feb

STAGE

🌟 11.00-11:15am: Head to the stage for the Welcome to Country with Aunty Di Kerr

🌟 11:30-11:55am: Stars from Union House Theatre  playreading an excerpt from the 2019 UHT production ‘The Lonely Crowd’

🌟 12:30–1:00pm:  Interview with Clea, the Students with Disabilities Representative on Students’ Council

🎸 1.00pm: Australian punk rockers Yours Truly performing an exclusive acoustic set just for YOU

 

SESSIONS

🌟 11:30am–12pm: Cook simple meals on a student budget in Cultural Cooking with UMSU’s POC and International departments.

🌟  12.00-1:00pm: Cook Vietnamese spring rolls with UMSU’s Enviro and Welfare departments

 

EXPO BOOTHS

🌟 11:00am-12:45pm: Pre recorded Q & A with artists about their experience with Arts Programs

🌟 11.15am – 2pm: Chat and Zine-make with Media! Join your Media reps as they make zines, and tell you all about their department.

🌟 11:20-2:00pm: Get to know your Queer department at their booth and play Queer Game Stream

🌟 11:20am-2:00pm: ‘Where Art Thou’! Join your Creative Arts student reps in their live crafty corner for some sweet serARTonin!

🌟 11:30am-12:00pm: Chat with UMSU’s Disability department about what they’ve got planned for this semester.

🌟  11:30am-2:00pm: UMSU Education Public Affairs present: Get to know the department, get involved and ask questions!!

🌟 12:30–1:30pm: Learn about dismantling racism at the People of Colour Active Anti-Racism workshop. *This workshop is non-autonomous, and non-POC people are encouraged to attend.

🌟 12:45-1:00pm: Let’s Talk Tech – Join the UHT team to chat through processes for designing for the stage.

🌟 1:00-1:30pm: Q&A with Brigit and Lindsay the Disability Officers.

🌟 1:00-1:45pm: Intro to Feminist Collectives: live workshop with the Women’s department

🌟 1:00-1:45pm: Welfare Kahoot trivia competition – getting to know the Welfare Department (with prizes!)

 

25 Feb

STAGE

🌟 11.00-11:15am: Head to the stage for the Welcome to Country with Uncle Dave Wandin

🌟 11:30-11:55am: Stars from Union House Theatre playreading an excerpt from the 2019 UHT production ‘The Lonely Crowd’

🌟 12:30–1:00pm:  Interview with Clea, the Students with Disabilities Representative on Students’ Council

🎸 1.00pm: Australian punk rockers Yours Truly performing an exclusive acoustic set just for YOU

 

SESSIONS

🌟12:00-12:30pm: Queer x Disabilities Panel

🌟1:30-2:00pm: Media x Women’s Workshop/Live Discussion on Representation of Women/Non-Binary People of Colour in the Arts.

 

EXPO BOOTHS

🌟 11:15am-1:00pm: Pre recorded Q & A with artists about their experience with Arts Programs

🌟 11:15am-2:00pm: Get to know your Queer department at their booth and play Queer Game Stream

🌟 11:15am-2:00pm: ‘Where Art Thou’ – Join your Creative Arts student representatives in their live crafty corner and get some of that sweet, sweet serARTonin!

🌟 11.15am – 1pm: Chat and Zine-make with Media! Join your Media reps as they make zines, and tell you all about their department.

🌟 11:30am-12pm: Find out about the Disabilities department and their upcoming events

🌟 11:30am-12pm: Welfare Kahoot trivia competition – UMSU and University hacks (with prizes!)

🌟 12:00-1:00pm: Enviro Tree-via, a fun kahoot quiz with the Enviro department

🌟 12:30-2:00pm: Kahoot with UMSU EdPub with questions relating to activism, UniMelb, Australian politics and more.

🌟12:45-1:00pm: Let’s Talk Performance – Come chat with UHT team about performance opportunities available to you.

🌟1:00-1:30pm: Q&A with Lindsay and Brigit the Disability officers for 2021.

 

How to join the SummerFest Online Hopin event.

(STEP 1) Open the event link:

  • Event link for SummerFest Online – 23 February is here
  • Event link for SummerFest Online – 25 February is here 

(STEP 2) Create a login using your UniMelb student email address, and ensure you read the Code of Conduct for participating in the event.

(STEP 3) Click ‘UMSU SummerFest Online’

(STEP 4) Click ‘Enter event’

(STEP 5) Access the different sections via the toolbar on the left:

Stage: Check out the fantastic line up of entertainment. Featured content will be presented like the Welcome to Country, UMSU President’s address, and more

Sessions:  A selection of live sessions with your student representatives which occur at scheduled times throughout the event.

Expo: Browse the various Clubs and Departments or use the search function to look for something specific.  Click on one of the virtual booths to join that space.

Networking:  Meet other students and your student representatives. Click on the Ready button for a minute or two of brief chat with another student chosen at random. After the chat, if you both agree, you’ll have the option to exchange contact details so you can stay connected with the person you have just talked to.  

 

Tips for the best event experience:

  • Use Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser
  • Use your desktop or laptop rather than phone
  • Close your other apps and internet tabs if you’re experiencing lag
  • Refresh your page if you get stuck

Keep an eye on the UMSU SummerFest page and follow UMSU on on Facebook and Instagram to stay across important updates, free events you don’t want to miss, and the occasional spicy meme.

 

 

Got more questions? Check out the SummerFest Hopin FAQs here and READ THE VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW:

Based on public health advice and the University of Melbourne’s  implementation of social distancing measures, UMSU continues to host the majority of our events online.

For the limited number of in person events, happening on campus, we continue to undertake continues government-recommended measures for all of our in-person events. If you’re coming to campus, make sure you carefully read the unimelb guidelines so you know your responsibilities to help us keep our campuses safe for everyone. Don’t come to campus if you are unwell.  Find out more about coming to campus on the UniMelb coming to campus page. Make sure you complete the online health declaration before coming as we may need proof of completion to enter UMSU events and spaces.

We also understand that this is a difficult and stressful time for everyone and we encourage you to check in on each other, help each other out where possible, and to continue to monitor and comply with public health advice. Additional information is available on the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services and Australian Government Department of Health websites.

We urge everyone to continue to follow the advice of government health authorities with regard to maintaining good hygiene practices. Additional information is available on the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services and Australian Government Department of Health websites.

 

ENCORE: End of Year Zoom Party

Get weird, get fruity and come (zoom) party with us!

Our community of student artists and theatre makers have made some real gems this year, and deserve a party in their honour!

Join the UMSU Creative Arts department and their mates from Union House Theatre in celebrating everything arty and farty at our end of year Zoom party.

Cobble together your best FRUIT costume and come along to watch our final open mic night of the year, or sign up to perform!

What: Encore: End of Year Party

When: Thursday 26th November, 7pm

Dresscode: FRUIT SALAD

Cost: FREE!

Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/encore-end-of-year-zoom-party-tickets-129438549185

If you would like to perform please also fill out this google form! You can also sign up on the night!

Above Water Launch Party

Above Water is ready to emerge.

Chuck a costume on and join the Creative Arts and Media departments as we launch volume 16 of Above Water, the creative writing and art anthology of student works.

We will also be announcing the WINNERS from our written and visual art categories!

 

WHAT: Above Water Launch Party
WHEN: 6pm, Friday 30th October
WHERE: Zoom
DRESSCODE: Halloween but make it art

 

Zoom link: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/86167890968…
Password: 576373

 

Art Credit: Anya Wong (@iamiokzi).

Logo Credit: original design by Clara Jose, adapted by Bethany Cherry.

 

Above Water and the Creative Arts and Media Offices acknowledge the True Custodians of the land on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present. We also extend our acknowledgement to the First Nations students in our community. Sovereignty was never ceded.

Tastings 2020 Showcase

Over the past three months, the Creative Arts Department has been supporting 12 student artists to create their own new work. The Tastings Showcase is an opportunity for some of these emerging artists to present their work in progress.

Tastings is an opportunity to create your own lil gem. We have taken the pressure off and have been focusing on developing new ideas, rather than creating a polished and finished product. This is what Tastings has always been about in past years, and is especially important this year.

We have three exciting new works to present over two nights on zoom.

TASTINGS ONLINE SHOWCASE

Friday, 16th October, 7pm
Gandhi’s Wife by Prachi Singhal

Saturday 17th October, 7pm
Can You Cast Fireball on Zoom: Practical Magic in the Digital Age by Fake Newspaper Theatre

*Please note this work contains some optional audience participation*

Book your free tickets for one or both nights here. 

Follow the event on Facebook. 

More information about live captioning coming soon. Please contact us if you have access requirements on arts@union.unimelb.edu.au

Stay tuned for our tasty Tastings program coming soon…

Busy Mess to Business : Business Skills for Artists

Learn how to take your busy arty mess and turn it into a successful creative business venture in this 90-minute panel workshop with UMSU Creative Arts and Arts Programming.

All too often us artists are awesome at making our art but don’t quite know how to get started or how to establish ourselves. In this panel discussion you will hear from successful artists across a range of experiences and mediums who will talk about how to value your art, grow a following and get noticed as well as the best ways balance your art and the tedious logistics that come with running an arts business.

Panel artists are  Frances CannonAnnie Louey and Adam Stone.

WHERE: zoom (link sent out upon registration)
WHEN: Tuesday October 2oth 12:30-2pm
COST : Free to all students of the university of Melbourne
REGISTER :https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/busy-mess-to-business-business-skills-for-artists-tickets-120949602517 

 You can also check out our Facebook Event. 

Please get in contact with us at arts@union.unimelb.edu.au if you have any questions about this event or any measures we can take to make this event more accessible to you.

Arts Grant Writing Online Zoom Workshop

Join Channon Goodwin as he talks through the principles of writing competitive arts grant applications. This workshop brought to you by UMSU Creative Arts and Arts Programming will include information on the general structure and requirements of arts grants, and a range of arts funding bodies accessible to students and emerging practitioners.

 

Channon Goodwin is an artist and artworker based in Melbourne, Australian. His work engages with collective, collaborative, and artist-run practice and forms of artist-led organisation building. Channon is the current Director of Bus Projects, and founding co-convener of All Conference, an organising network comprised of 15 artist-led, experimental and cross-disciplinary arts organisations from around Australia. He aggregates his various collaborative and independent work under Fellow Worker. Channon recently edited a new book Permanent Recession: a Handbook on Art, Labour and Circumstance. Published through Onomatopee Projects, this book is an enquiry into the capitals and currencies of experimental, radical and artist-run initiatives in Australia and the labour conditions of working artists.

 

WHERE: zoom (link sent out upon registration)
WHEN: Tuesday October 13th 12:30-2pm
COST : Free to all students of the university of Melbourne
REGISTER : https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=650804&

 

You can also check out our Facebook event !

 

This workshop occurs three days before the final Creative Arts grant deadline for 2020 and would be a great way to get some tips and tricks to improve your application. Find out more about these grants here.