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July 17, 2019

Pillow Talk with Jenna Guillaume

Love. It stirs our creative spirits, brings us to our knees, inspires songs and sonnets and paintings and volumes. In the spirit of this year’s Festival theme, When We Talk About Love, we’re asking authors and artists to share the passions that underpin their work. This week, we spoke with Australian author of What I Like About […]

July 12, 2019

The Museum of Broken Relationships

We are thrilled to be bringing Croatia’s world-famous Museum of Broken Relationships to Australia for the very first time. The collection of anonymously donated objects of heartbreak and love lost will be exhibited within the Festival precinct throughout the month of September, after the museum’s originators, Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić, carefully curate a Melbourne-specific show. The Museum of […]

Pillow Talk with Tony Birch

Love. It stirs our creative spirits, brings us to our knees, inspires songs and sonnets and paintings and volumes. In the spirit of this year’s Festival theme, When We Talk About Love, we’re asking authors and artists to share the passions that underpin their work. This week, we spoke with Australian author of newly-released The White Girl Tony […]

July 4, 2019

A Message from the Artistic Director

Over ten days we’re inviting a hugely eclectic collection of novelists, poets, journalists, playwrights, songwriters, artists and performers to bare their souls and share what sets them aflame.