NIDAnights: You Are Not Here with Peril Magazine

Venue: NIDA Melbourne | Suite 4 | 152 Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC 3006
Date/Time: 19 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018

Peril Magazine co-presents an evening of poetry and spoken word, featuring six Narrm-based poets and spoken word artists who explore where we are in the world as a society, as artists and as individuals.

The evening will involve a spoken word ‘treasure hunt’ of sorts: each poet will read somewhere in or around the arts precinct, and each reading will leave us with a clue as to where to find the next artist. The treasure hunt will commence at NIDA Melbourne studios in Southbank. As the clues surface in the verse(s) recited, you will work collectively to partake in a placemaking experience.

You Are Not Here explores how and where we map ourselves as ideas of home - of place as home - are more blurred than ever.

Presented by NIDA with


19 July 2018, 6.30pm

NIDA Melbourne | Suite 4 | 152 Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC 3006

Price: $30

Featured artists:

  1. Ellen Van Neerven
  2. Bella Li
  3. Raina Peterson
  4. Manisha Anjali
  5. Evelyn Araluen
  6. Abdulrahman Hammoud

The treasure hunt will be facilitated by Madison Griffiths.

About Peril Magazine

Peril is an online magazine focused on issues of Asian Australian arts and culture. We have been sharing stories since 2006.

Peril seeks to showcase new literature through diverse forms, including poetry, drama, translations, creative writing, memoir, essays, biographical profiles, interviews and other story structures. We are also interested in writing about the visual arts, theatre and film and other cultural arts practices. To understand these practices, we also profile leading and emerging arts practitioners, particularly Asian Australian practitioners. We look to foster dialogue and conversation around issues of diverse cultural production and news issues of Asian Australian interest by supporting non-fiction, journalism and opinion pieces via our blog.

Peril is also an active contributor to the Australian literary and creative arts communities, hosting and participating in a range of workshops, panels, seminars and events that look to engage the community in cultural production that is representative of the diversity of the Australian community and relevant in a globally interconnected world.

Visit the Peril Magazine website.

About NIDAnights

NIDAnights is an annual calendar of events including workshops, masterclasses, performances and roundtables, presented in partnership with change-makers in the creative ecosystem of Melbourne. The nights, hosted at our intimate NIDA Melbourne studios in Southbank, launched in November 2017 and take place in the midst of every month. Join us for an opportunity to open your minds, stimulate your senses and warm your hearts – in good surrounds, with good company and over good wine.

See our upcoming schedule of NIDAnights here.


NIDA Melbourne | Suite 4 | 152 Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC 3006

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