Storytelling, Narrative and Art Form: Panel Discussion, Q&A and Performance at the Melba Spiegeltent

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Yarra City Arts presents an evening of conversation about the power of storytelling through different art forms, and the morals and ethics associated with telling stories. Join a diverse group of artists for an evening of conversation about the power of storytelling through different art forms.

Storytelling is everywhere; in our local podcasts, projecting from the stage in the form of spoken word, cabaret or dance, and in the wisdom of our elders. It’s in the comic images of graphic novels, in photographic essays, in our Instagram feeds and on the streets.

Storytelling can be a powerful way of building understanding among people, across cultures, across generations. Stories, true and fictional, hold a special power – calling upon the imagination of both the teller and receiver. Stories also give weight to a particular narrative.

Through other people’s stories, we may learn about ways of living which are different from our own, or imagine alternative futures or histories.

Hosted by writer and curator Andy Butler, hear from a range of artists including Clinton Naina, Amy Spiers, Kirsten Lyttle, Mama Alto and Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe about how they use various art forms from performance, photography, weaving, painting, musical scores to socially engaged art practice - to translate, interpret and tell specific stories.

This is a FREE event, registrations preferred. See our Facebook event here.

This event will be AUSLAN interpreted.

The Melba Spiegeltent is wheelchair accessible.

Light refreshments provided, drinks available at the bar.


Melba Spiegeltent


Date and time:
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Wednesday 22 May 2019

35 Johnson Street Collingwood