A cartoon illustration of an orange cat singing with its eyes closed, holding a purple microphone stand with a pink microphone on it. The cat is wearing a purple crown. At the top left, large pink text reads "All kinds of arty" followed by white text that reads "an open mic party". The background is pale pink with illustrations of musical notes, quill pens, paint brushes, film reels and stars.

All Kinds of Arty – An Open Mic Party

We made it! The academic year is OVER, which means it’s time to kick up our heels, blow off some steam, and party with the Creative Arts crew. Join us for an open mic night, welcome the new OBs and connect with other creatives – students from all faculties welcome!

Sign up for the open mic to show off your arty talent! Whether you’re singing, dancing, presenting a short film, showing off your painting, photography skills, knitting, or some origami, this is the time! A judgement-free environment with fellow artists and creatives; what could be better? Fill out the form below if you’re interested and shoot us an email at arts@union.unimelb.edu.au if we can help you out in any way!

✨ Sign up for the open mic HERE!

Date: Thursday, 25th November
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM AEDT
Where: ZOOM!

✨ Register HERE for the Zoom link!

 

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

The Swift Tailors
At Home High Fashion

SUBMIT HERE

Got a blank space in your diary? Ready to make your wildest (fashion) dreams come true? Craft a DIY high fashion/costume ensemble for the chance to win prizes! Use what you have to concoct a fabulous fit: B.Y.O elite sense of style and flair for the dramatic. No skill required!
✂️ Submissions open at 9:00 AM AEST, October 8th, and close at 11:59 PM AEST, October 29th
✂️ Upload your 15-second video submission HERE.

After the end of the submission period, all the video submissions (with the permission of the creator) will be compiled into a full video that will remain on our socials and website!

There will be prizes for the winning submissions! 

$150 gift card for the winner

$100 gift card for the runner-up

$50 gift card for the honourable mentions

We have a judging panel who will be evaluating the outfits/costumes on the bases of creativity, sustainability, and innovation/experimentation!

Students from all faculties are encouraged to submit! No experience necessary!

Submission Guidelines:

* The biggest rule – no store-bought full costumes are allowed! Re-use! Re-cycle!

  • Your costume/outfit should be something that is homemade – you can make something from scratch or you could put together different pieces you already have. Sewing, stitching, knitting, hot glueing may not be necessary but you are more than welcome to if that’s your jam!
  • So you could put together a 70s look from what’s in your parents’ closet, but you can’t just wear a full 70’s look from the costume store! Reuse what you’ve got!
  • You will need to submit your costume/outfit in a short video (max. 15 seconds) that shows off your entire look.
  • Please begin and end the video with your hand covering the camera so that all the submissions blend together cohesively in the final compilation.
  • The video must be filmed in portrait mode and ideally in a well-lit area so that your costume/outfit can be fully appreciated!
  • Feel free to sashay, spin, smile, smoulder, and show off your best runway walk!
  • Please note that any sound in the video will be removed and replaced with music in the final compilation.
  • You can send in as many submissions as you want to!

If you have any questions at all, please email arts@union.unimelb.edu.au and we’d be happy to help out!

 

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

Against a white background in purple text, ‘The University of Melbourne Music Students’ Society, UMSU Southbank and UMSU Creative Arts Present Know Your Rights Workshop: Unionism in the Music and Allied Industries’. In black text at the bottom of the image lies the date of the event, ‘Wednesday 13 October, 2:30pm’. The image has a thick black outline and light pink horizontal borders. Lining the image are the MSS, Southbank, Creative Arts and UMSU Affiliated Club logos as well as the ‘Brought to you by the SSAF’ stamp.

Know Your Rights Workshop!

The Music Students’ Society, UMSU Southbank and UMSU Creative Arts present a Know Your Rights workshop!
How do you know you’re being paid what you’re worth? How can you find out if you are being treated right in a creative workplace? What can you do if something goes wrong? What exactly does it mean to unionise a workplace in the arts? These questions and more are ready to be answered by representatives from prominent unions and peak arts bodies here in so-called “Australia.”
Speakers currently include representatives from the National Tertiary Education Union, APRA AMCOS, and the Media, Entertainment, and Arts Alliance.
Date: Wednesday, October 13th
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 PM AEST
Register here to receive the Zoom link!
Zoom link will be provided closer to the event time on the Facebook Event. You are invited to jump in and out of the event as your availability allows! A short break will be provided in the middle.
The UMSU offices are situated on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging, and acknowledge the long history of art and storytelling on these stolen lands. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Trivia Night!

UMSU’s Southbank and Creative Arts departments are hosting a Semester 2 Trivia Night!

Join us for a night of trivia online and meet other fellow Southbank and art-loving students.

BYO your favourite bevy and snacks and sharpen your trivia knowledge for a night of fun!

When: 19 October
Time: 6:00 – 7.30PM AEST
Register here to receive the Zoom link!

 

🍃 Feeling anxious and stressed? Want to express your inner artist? 🎨
Kick back and relax with our ‘Art Relaxation’ drawing session for mindfulness. UMSU Women’s, Disabilities and Creative Arts are teaming up to create a safe space for you to express yourself. Re-charge your creative batteries and de-stress with others in this chill drawing session. All skill levels are very welcome! 💜
➡️ A FREE art supplies voucher will be gifted to every attendee so you can continue your artistic journey!
🌟  Get your creative juices flowing  🌟
🖌️ When: 1 Oct, 3-4:30pm
🖌️ Where: Online via Zoom
🖌️ Register here: https://www.trybooking.com/BUILM

Gradient blue background. "Above Water Launch" is written in bold, white text. White illustrations of a camera, pictures, paintbrush, flower, artwork and pens surround the text

Above Water Launch

Come along to the Above Water Launch party!

Above Water is a magazine collaboration between the UMSU Creative Arts and UMSU Media Departments which is published annually and is a stunning display of student artistic skill in writing, illustration, digital art, photography, and all the good things!

Showcasing all the best creative pieces by UniMelb students, the Above Water Creative Writing Anthology launch is a night to celebrate each others’ talents!✨

So pour yourself a bev of your choice and enjoy what is sure to be a fun night!

🌊 When: Thursday, 30th September
🌊 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM AEST
🌊 Register here to receive the Zoom link!

Green background. "Making Masks with Creative Arts" is written in bold, black text in the centre of the graphic. Below this, an illustration of four multi-coloured masks surrounded by green, leafy vines.

 

💜 Making Masks (and friendly chats) 💜

 

Join the wonderful UMSU Creative Arts and Enviro teams and learn together how you can hand-sew your OWN face mask!

This workshop is a great way to learn a new skill & make yourself a stylish (but safe!) mask!

Open to all students, regardless of your sewing abilities!

👉 WHEN: 16 September, 3:00-5:00pm AEST

👉 WHERE: Online!

👉 Register here to receive the Zoom link!

This workshop will be facilitated by fabulous textile artist, CJ Starc!

Things you will need:

  • Needle (thin and small if possible, but as long as it’s not super thick it should work)
  • Thread
  • Printed or drawn pattern (see mask pattern here)
  • Scissors (fabric scissors if possible)
  • Pins or something heavy (such as a glass, container or paperweight)
  • Breathable non-stretch fabric such as cotton or linen (at least A3 in size)
  • Pen or pencil (depending on the fabric)
  • Ribbon or elastic (can recycle the elastic from a disposable mask)
  • Ruler or something to measure with
  • Safety pin

The instructions for making the mask can also be viewed 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 Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

TRIVIArts

The UHT Peer Mentors, Union House Theatre and UMSU Creative Arts are proud to present TRIVIArts.

Join current students and UHT alumni for a fun night of trivia. Make friends and earn prizes along the way!

Everyone is welcome, so bring your friends, family, or furry roommates along for the ride. Sign up in a team, or solo, and we’ll assign you to one!

When: 7pm (AEST), Friday 17th September
Where: Zoom
Cost: Free!
Register: triviarts.eventbrite.com.au
Facebook event

Mudfest Awards Night 2021

Mudfest is officially over but our award-winning works are yet to be announced!

Join us at our Awards Night to find out the much-anticipated results and celebrate the incredible student art within our Mudfest family!

DATE: Friday, 27th August, 2021
TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM AEST
DRESS CODE: Fluffy Carpet Glam
WHERE: Zoom!

Make sure you register below to get the Zoom link!

Register here!

Click ‘Going’ on the Mudfest Awards Night Facebook Event here to see the list of our Award nominees!

 

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

CLUB NITE

a live-streamed play reading presented by Club Nite Company

Inspired by 112 days in a party-less lockdown, three old friends reunite for a TGIF night out full of hilarity and chaos. With a piercing analysis of Melbourne’s distinct party scenes, CLUB NITE is a live-action meme filled with banter, costume changes, rainbow lighting, dance, and iconic club bangers. Reminiscent of sweaty lip syncs at Yah Yah’s, poorly rolled cigarettes in the hazy smokers of Revs, and frenetic dancing to throbbing techno beats at the not-so-underground park rave scene, CLUB NITE is a cathartic commentary on self-exploration and current social politics, hoping to poke fun at the weekend antics we all know, love, and have missed.

CLUB NITE at Mudfest will be more relaxed than a regular, fully rehearsed production. With our season at Melbourne Fringe upcoming in October, Mudfest will be an opportunity for us to test our material on audiences, noticing where we can improve and add more chaos for your viewing pleasure… We would also love your post-show feedback, and will provide you with an opportunity to write down any notes you may have to make this show #epik. Grab a drink and come bask with us in the horrors of the Gen Z experience, only at CLUB NITE.

Content warnings: coarse language, sexual references, simulated drug-taking, loud music/sounds, coloured lighting.

Access: This event will be live captioned. Relaxed performance. 

Register here!

Credits
Conceptualised, written, directed and performed by:
Anjelica Angwin, Lotte Beckett and Matisse Laida.
Voiceovers: Jaxson Garni
Producer and stage manager: Kaite Head
Lighting and sound: Gabriel Bethune
Dramaturgy: Maki Morita
Presented by: Club Nite Company

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.