First On The Ladder combines the arts from Polyglot Theatre together with sports practiced by kids from a local club to cultivate imagination and self-expression and to celebrate the vibrant community centred around Rumbalara. Audiences of all ages can get involved in the exciting First On The Ladder project as a shopfront on Chapter House Lane is transformed into a beautifully curated exhibition of art, video and sound works. Pop by to watch and listen to the animations and music clips created by children of the club.
First On The Ladder is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
YIRRAMBOI Festival is Australia’s premier First Nations arts and cultural event. From 2 to 12 May, YIRRAMBOI Festival will fill the city of Melbourne with an exciting program of free and low-cost events across music, dance, theatre, film, exhibitions, markets, fashion parades, family-friendly events, talks and symposiums, at more than 25 different venues.
YIRRAMBOI means ‘tomorrow’ in the shared local languages of the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung peoples and the 2019 Festival has this idea at its core, presenting a future-focused celebration of the sophistication, diversity and continuous evolution of the longest living culture in the world.
With Creative Director Caroline Martin (Boonwurrung) at the helm, the 2019 Festival presents 100 events that celebrate and demonstrate innovative, modern practices of First Nations creatives, showcasing unique talents and perspectives.