Festival Program


Grumble Bum Panel Party

Sun 1 Sep, 5.30pm
SLV, Isabella Fraser Room

Sex-clown and eco-warrior Betty Grumble gathers a selection of her favourite activists, artists and wildhearts to examine whether art can save the world – and, if so, should it? Prepare for part panel, part party, part performance and full-blown chaos.

May contain strong language and nudity.


1 hour

Available on Pass



Session Artists

Betty Grumble raptures in the complexity of the woman body as a political and playful site. A feminist contagion and ecosexual, her practice bounces from stage to street, screen to shawomanic ceremony. A mantric wish towards love energy, a war mask and bloody love letter.

Callan delves into themes of trauma and healing through ritual performance, incorporating her knowledge of ancient traditions alongside elements of bouffon and clown. By finding peace within herself she is able to live joyfully in a world that seems soon to be uninhabitable by humans.

HipHopHoe is a DJ on high rotation in the queer club scene. Although her first love is hip-hop, expect the unexpected. She spans genres, decades, moods and sounds in one giant leg-spread.

Scott Ludlam is a former Australian Greens Senator, who has written for The Guardian, Crikey, Fairfax and Junkee. He is currently working on his first actual book.

Lurking through your local alleyway, Stone Motherless Cold manifests from a broken heel, puff of glitter and a string of pearls. An Arrernte drag artist based in Narrm/Birrarung, Stone is a combination of blak excellence and club kid aesthetics, here to celebrate and highlight WOC and blak queerness. She is Stone Motherless Cold.

Sarah is a cabaret artist, actor, teacher and writer. Creator of cabaret character Yana Alana and Queen Kong. She plays the role of Bobby in Dee and Cornelius and Shit was one half of cult hip-hop cabaret act Sista She. Sarah is a columnist for the Australia Education Union Magazine.