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Emerge in Yarra 2019

October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019

Free – $10

Arts | Music | Conversations. Inspired and curated by artists who challenge the mainstream daily.

Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge in Yarra is celebrating 15 years by exploring new futures and new terrain, with a multilayered program of events presented at Schoolhouse Studios, Melba Spiegeltent and Sawtooth Studio from 18-19 October 2019.

Since its inception in 2004, the festival has taken many forms, at many venues across the City of Yarra, always with the purpose of showcasing artistic & cultural diversity to the wider public.

Reflecting on cultural shifts in the arts landscape, Emerge in Yarra 2019 will instead be a series of dynamic events with a focus on CALD and PoC artists creating spaces to meet, generate new conversations and share their incredible work.

Schoolhouse Studios will host On Power, a series of conversation events programmed by Melbourne writer, curator and artist, Andy Butler.
Are we in the middle of a cultural shift? Everyone’s talking about inclusion, and cultural institutions are scrambling to look more relevant.
People from the outside are being put in the centre. What does our current moment mean when you’re a culturally diverse artist, or somehow from the “outside”?

The Melba Spiegeltent will host two not-to-be-missed live music events;
Yeo’s Recovery Channel album preview party a genre bending production of contemporary R&B, pop and electronica.
And VIBE!, an audio-visual feast of some of the freshest new generation hip hop and soul talents featuring Pookie, Good Luck Omen and the Heard Instinct Collective.

Check out the full program here!

Yeo's Recovery Channel Album Preview Party
Yeo’s Recovery Channel Album Preview Party


Emerge in Yarra 2019 is supported by

Multicultural Arts Victoria respectfully acknowledges Emerge in Yarra is being held on the traditional land of the Wurundjeri Peoples of the Kulin Nation and pays respect to the Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded and we commit our support for the causes of reconciliation and treaty.

Featured Image Credit: YungKilyJons. Photo by Ali Agaraawi.


October 18, 2019
October 19, 2019