Blog

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 14, 2019

Love & Melbourne Storytelling Competition

The 2019 ‘Love & Melbourne’ competition was open to international students living and studying in Victoria. They were invited to write, photograph, draw or film anything that best represented their love for Melbourne. Below are the most creative and inspiring entries from each category, the finalists in the People’s Choice award. The winners will be […]

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.