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Mudfest’s Music Night features a range of artists on Tuesday 27 August, 5:30-9pm, at the Ida Bar.

Program:

– Nicholas Kirkby: Vikings Lament
A premiere of an orchestral work by Nicholas Kirkby.
– Abby Pemmelaar: Generations
– Scenery: A 3-piece band combining reverb drenched Instruments with nostalgic songwriting.
– Julian Bagnara: Ultra
Mediating the space between the natural and contrived is Ultra, an eclectic improvised electronic soundscape.

The Ida Bar is a wheelchair accessible venue. To get in touch about accessibility for this event or for Mudfest in general, contact mudfest2019@gmail.com

The Mudfest team acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, learn and celebrate. We pay our respect to their elders past and present, and future. This was and always will be Aboriginal land and sovereignty was never ceded.

Image: The words “Mudfest: regeneration. Music Night. Tuesday August 27, 6-9pm. Ida Bar, Level one, Union House.” Fairy lights hang across the top of the frame. Orange and yellow music notes are in the background of the image. Orange and yellow leaves, in various shades, border the top corners of the frame.

Commencing in the early evening and going onwards deep into the night, Late Late Night features a range of Mudfest works held in North Court and the Ida Bar.

The following works are being presented as a part of Late Late Night:

Screening of VCA Archival Films in North Court
Lost Shorts is a series of screenings drawing from recently digitised archive of VCA graduate films. Presenting a retrospective of narrative, animated and documentary shorts selected from an archive of over 1800 films Lost Shorts aims to illuminate the interplay of historical and contemporary aesthetics and culture. Moving Image Creative producer Harry Goodlet and the New Student Precinct with its creative partner Next Wave are proud to present Lost Shorts as a part of Mudfest. All films are captioned.

Comedy Gala Night in the Ida Bar
An upbeat comedy night at the Ida Bar featuring sketch, stand-up and musical acts.

Interdisciplanary Extravaganza in the Ida Bar
Dark different and a little bit wild—the Interdisciplinary Arts program at Mudfest 2019 showcases some tantalising new projects from the more obscure side of the tracks. Come and get a taste at Late Late Night, with immersive performances form the teams behind Feast, M E D U S A and Magic Dykes XXL. Content warning: strong lighting effects, loud noises, mature themes.

Ultra in the Ida Bar
Mediating the space between the natural and contrived is Ultra, an eclectic improvised electronic soundscape.

All Mudfest venues are wheelchair accessible. Service and assistance animals are welcomed. To get in touch about accessibility for this event or for Mudfest in general, contact mudfest2019@gmail.com

The Mudfest team acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, learn and celebrate. We pay our respect to their elders past and present, and future. This was and always will be Aboriginal land and sovereignty was never ceded.

Image: The words “Mudfest: regeneration. Late Late Night. Friday August 23, 6pm-midnight. North Court and Ida Bar.” Red leaves, in various shades, border the top corners of the frame.

Come join us for the Visual Art opening of George Paton Gallery, Mary Cooke A and Mary Cooke B—all on level two of Union House. The cross-disciplinary exhibition ‘Regeneration’ features emerging student artists as part of Mudfest 2019.

The artists involved are responding to the dire need for radical change amongst the frightening reality of our contemporary world. The featured artists for this opening are Maya Britbart, Meezaan Muzaffer, Brendan Pinches, Jordan Sibley, Jeanette Chan, Ramsay Mahony, Charanja Thavendran and Natasha Salkin.

Come along to meet your fellow Mudfest-goers, enjoy the art, and grab a drink and bite to eat!

Mudfest is the largest student-run arts festival in the southern hemisphere, taking place at the University of Melbourne 21-28 August. Full program: mudfestarts.com/program

This event is happening on level two of Union House in George Paton Gallery and the adjacent Mary Cooke A and B rooms. All Mudfest venues are wheelchair accessible, and service and assistance animals are welcome. To get in touch about accessibility for this event or for Mudfest in general, contact mudfest2019@gmail.com

The Mudfest team acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, learn and celebrate. We pay our respect to their elders past and present, and future. This was and always will be Aboriginal land and sovereignty was never ceded.

Image: The words “Mudfest: regeneration. Wednesday August 21, 5-7pm. GPG Opening, GPG & Mary Cooke A & B Level Two, Union House.” Pink, peach and magenta leaves border the top corners of the frame.

Come join us for the opening of the Mudfest Garden Gallery to celebrate the works of Mudfest visual artists engaging in multidisciplinary, site-specific outdoor practices.

Thematically, the presented work consists of investigations, intergenerational relationships of the climate emergency, the recycling of discarded materials, a retreat and reanimation of nostalgia, and more. The featured artists for this opening are Raisa Mclean, Kaijern Koo, Madeleine Minack and HeeJoon Youn.

This event will take place in the Mudfest Garden Gallery, which is in between Peter Hall and Old Geology.

The Mudfest team acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, learn and celebrate. We pay our respect to their elders past and present, and future. This was and always will be Aboriginal land and sovereignty was never ceded.

Image: The words “Mudfest: regeneration. Mudfest Garden Gallery Opening. Thursday August 22, 5-7pm.” Green leaves, in various shades, border the top corners of the frame.

The 2019 Mudfest Moving Image Program is a celebration of a new crop of exciting young filmmakers as well as the groundbreaking, adventurous artists that came before them.

With six original works produced for this year’s festival alongside six films from the newly digitised VCA archive, these past and present filmmakers come together to explore this years theme of regeneration.

Program:
– The Babies Know by Harry Goodlet
The Babies Know is a film about the best film ever made – Baby Geniuses (1999)
– Sapling by Dan Wallace
An arborist attempts to reconnect with his son, an online dominatrix, by bringing him to work.
– In the Beginning by Sophie-Anne Mwagi
In the beginning is a love letter to black women.
– I Don’t Think I’ve Ever Been There by Will Hall
A collaborative work that investigates infatuation through visualising the processes of the mind.
– Namesake by Gina Song, Millie Ng and Khanh Nguyen
I am a woman with two names. An-Ming. But when I’m in Starbucks, Anna.
– Leaf Litter by Clare Sims
A short film in which a dancing girl has an arboreal awakening.

All films will be captioned. All Mudfest venues are wheelchair accessible, service and assistance animals are welcomed. To get in touch about accessibility for this event or for Mudfest in general, contact mudfest2019@gmail.com

The Mudfest team acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, learn and celebrate. We pay our respect to their elders past and present, and future. This was and always will be Aboriginal land and sovereignty was never ceded.

Image: The words “Mudfest: regeneration. Film Night. Thursday August 22, 7-9pm. Federation Hall, Southbank.” In the background is a vintage projector. Pink, purple and blue leaves border the top corners of the frame.

Comedy Gala Night is hosted by sketch trio ‘Foolery Press’ (Sweeney Preston, Dan Crowley and Finn McGrath), winners of the 2019 Melbourne University Comedy Competition and members of the 2018 Law Revue.

Featuring some of Melbourne’s best up and coming sketch and stand-ups for 90 minutes of high octane energy and big laughs

HEADLINED BY Danielle Walker (Winner Raw Comedy, Winner Best Newcomer Melbourne International Comedy Festival)

Featuring:

– Paul Noodle PhD (Winners 2018 Unimelb Comedy Competition)
– Jake and Ella (Sold Out Season MICF 2019)
– Ethan Cavanagh (Raw Comedy state finalist)
– MUDCRABS (The most prolific comedy group on campus!)

Drinks will be available at the bar before the show and during intermission!

Content warnings: Coarse language; themes of death, politics, injury, drug use, stylised depictions of violence.

This is a free event happening 7:30-9pm on 23 August as part of Mudfest’s Late Late Night. Full Mudfest program: mudfestarts.com/program

All Mudfest venues are wheelchair accessible. Service and assistance animals are welcome, and companion and carer cards are accepted.

Mudfest is taking place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that the land we are on was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded.

Image: Photograph of three men, all wearing different coloured scarves and suits, sitting on the front steps of a house. All are looking in different directions away from the camera.

We’ve had a blast, but just like that—Mudfest 2019 is almost over. You’re invited to join us in the Ida Bar on 28 August, 6-10pm, to celebrate the brief but wonderful world we created during this festival. We hope you’re inspired to keep the process of regeneration going in your world in your own way.

This is a free event, with free drinks and food!

All Mudfest venues are wheelchair accessible, service and assistance animals are welcomed. To get in touch about accessibility for this event or for Mudfest in general, contact mudfest2019@gmail.com

The Mudfest team acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, learn and celebrate. We pay our respect to their elders past and present, and future. This was and always will be Aboriginal land and sovereignty was never ceded.

Image: The words “Mudfest: regeneration. Closing Night. Wednesday August 28, 6-10pm. Ida Bar, Level One, Union House.” Purple fireworks explode in the background. Purple leaves, in various shades, border the top corners of the frame.

Can you hear that? Something big is coming up from beneath the surface.

Above Water volume 15 is launching, and the UMSU Creative Arts and Media departments are proud to invite you to be the first to get a glimpse of the anthology. Inside lives the works of some of the best creative writers and graphic artists you’ll find on campus.

This is a free event, with free drinks and food!

The Ida Bar is a wheelchair accessible venue. To get in touch about accessibility for this event or for Mudfest in general, contact mudfest2019@gmail.com

The Mudfest team and Media Department acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, learn and celebrate. We pay our respect to their elders past and present, and future. This was and always will be Aboriginal land and sovereignty was never ceded.

Art by Morgo Bean.

Image: The words “Above Water Launch. Monday August 26, 6-9pm. Ida Bar, Level One, Union House.” In the background, a humanoid figure with long hair and gills is depicted both in and out of the water.

Opening night of the largest student run arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere!!!

Mudfest is here and it’s time to get your boogie on. Come see the unveiling of the Mudfest HUB, have some mulled wine, and delve into the weird and wonderful world of Mudfest 2017.

There will be a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony performed by an Elder from the Wurundjeri Tribe, followed by a couple of speeches. Melbourne singer, songwriter, ~*sadgirl*~ Frances Fox will give us a taste of her sweet tunes, followed by Tetrahedra, an indie-pop five-piece whose off-kilter sounds conjure bustling dance floors a they multi-task striking melodies and frenetic groove-laden rhythms with seemingly effortless musicianship.

So make a toast to Mudfest with a glass of free sparkling wine in your hand. The world may be frightening but tonight it’s time to lose our minds.

THIS EVENT IS FREE, WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE, AND WILL BE AUSLAN INTERPRETED

Mudfest would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and play, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We would like to pay our respects to their Elders Past, Present, and Future, and extend that respect to any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Inslander people attending this event. Sovereignty was never ceded.

Mudfest

21-28 August 2019

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Presented every two years by the UMSU Creative Arts Department, Mudfest is the largest student run festival in the southern hemisphere. Mudfest has become a significant driving-force of creative power and since its inception in 1990 has established itself as a cultural icon on the emerging arts scene in Melbourne.

Mudfest has grown to encompass all forms of artistic expression including visual art, performing arts, film, music and interdisciplinary artforms. Mudfest nurtures, encourages and supports new and innovative arts practice amongst students, while also providing them with professional and creative development opportunities.

This year Mudfest will revolve around the theme ‘Regeneration’. This stems from the dire need for fundamental change within the frightening reality of our world. “Necessity is the mother of invention”, and the challenges we currently face as a global society provide the impetus for change and regeneration. This year’s festival contemplates the idea that regeneration is necessary in times of need and always to allow us to flourish.  We must change and evolve to ultimately thrive. In Mudfest 2019 we provide the fertile soils to allow our artists to rediscover and push boundaries. We support emerging artists to develop and blossom in their practice as they grow and learn, producing new original work in response to their reality. Mudfest 2019 is about growth in all its many facets, artistically, professionally and as a community.

Mudfest provides students with the unique opportunity to be a part of a festival environment that encourages cross-pollination with other disciplines and approaches, as well as fostering an environment of inclusion, sustainability and development. In 2019 Mudfest will maintain the initiative of showcasing works that are environmentally sustainable and accessible to people living with disability, encouraging artists to share their work in an inclusive and ethical environment.