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Location: Fia Fia Bar – Footscray Community Arts Centre
Date: Friday 10 April 2015, 6:30pm

Theme: NOW
A moment; an imperative to action; an urgency; the waterline between what once was and might be – but isn’t here yet; a promise; the current scene in the story; a presence; the feeling between lingering and becoming; I hesitate; I’ve been there, I am this, I see that; we could become that – go there. So what’s now?

Massive Choir
Siliga David Setoga
Talia Smith
Fono McCarthy
Salote Tuwale
Jacynta Fuamatu
Telly Tuita
Louise Tu’u
Katrina Chandra

Entry: $10 on the door

The Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival is a partnership between the Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival and Footscray Community Arts Centre.

Location: Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Place
Date: Friday 20 February 2015, 7:00pm

Theme: Design in Your City

Who designs your city, do you? Was it Sue? If not, then who? Since when is the sky so blue? Who is the king of this zoo? How many is a few? Something has broken in two. Can you fix it with glue?

RONE, Everfresh Studio
Ming-Zhu Hii, The Public Studio
Dr. Idil Gaziulusoy, Victorian Eco Innovation Lab (VEIL)
Shawn Ashkanasy & Justin Hutchinson, Urban Commons
Martin Heide, NHArchitecture
Ed Boyle, AIRENA
Jeremy Beasley, Small is Beautiful
Lisa Dempster, Melbourne Writers Festival

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Location: North Melbourne Town Hall
Date: Friday 21 November 2014, 6:30pm


Around Victorian election time, we ask our speakers to deliver their maiden speeches for a future parliament – in just 20 slides. Can they promise us vision and real action on issues that matter to us? If you were voted in, how would you design the future?

Van Badham, writer/social commentator
Olga Dziemidowicz, service designer
Alvaro Maz, Code for Australia
Janak Rogers, journalist
Inge Van Der Poel, Elderberry
Sally Wills, Small Change Design & Construction
Ian Woodcock, The University of Melbourne
Monique Woodward, WoWoWa

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Location: The Workers Club
Date: Sunday 10 August 2014, 1pm


Problems are created and problems are solved, and there’s often a lot of surprise and unintentional consequences along the way. What’s your can of worms?

Inspirational Fact #1: the can opener wasn’t invented until 48 years after the invention of the can.

Inspirational Fact #2: worms are non-arthropod invertebrate animals forming important links in the food chains in ecosystems everywhere.

Angela Chong, social entrepreneur
Kate Dundas, 3000 acres
Leanne Giroto, Brain Tree
David Hood, Doing Something Good
Angie Orrego, Local Organics
Tanya Massy, South East Food Hub
Chris McLoghlin, Earth and Sky Organics
Rohan Mitchell, Open Food Network
Justin Walsh, Trentham Food Hub

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Did you miss out on the last volume of Pecha Kucha Melbourne… or simply want to relive the magically transformative night that was PK volume 23? Check out this awesome video by the very talented Natalie Erika James! Awesome camera work by Benjamin Morgan. Huge shoutout to all the wonderful speakers and our friends at Nest Coworking in Thornbury who hosted this awesome event!

Location: Nest Coworking
Date: 29 Tuesday April 2014, 6:30pm


Is transformation more than change? Can we plan transformation? Or does it just happen? Can we miss transformation? Or only see it in hindsight? How does personal transformation relate to social transformation?

Stark, subtle, scary or splendid, come and hear amazing speakers on transformation – in their work, their world, and their minds!

Hannah Colman, Scarf Community
Megan Davis, Spendlove and Lamb
Lucinda Hartley, CoDesign Studio
Sally Goldner, Transgender Victoria
Lizzie O’Shea, Maurice Blackburn
Frank Ryan, Eco Fingerprint
Kurt Shean, Seven Suns
Justine Sless, Comedian
Will Tait, Our Planet Enterprises
Sheryl Thai, League of Extraordinary Women

$12 general
$7 concession
free for Nest members

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Location: The Kelvin Club
Date: Tuesday 4 March, 6:30pm


Member’s Only!
Gentlemen’s clubs are mysterious and secret places. For Pecha Kucha vol#22 we explore the Kelvin Club, a Melbourne institution of nearly 150 years.

Club-sandwich. Boy’s Club. Footy club. Jack of Clubs. In Da Club. Golf club. Nightclub. Book Club. Network.

Which club did you always want to be part of? How did you break in? What made you leave, resist or relent? How can we work together and join forces? What can our collective action achieve?

Rita Liao, Cave Clan
Warwick Mihaly, Mihaly Slocombe
Stephen Taberner, Spookmeister
Cece Ojany, The Main Protagonist
Adam Pustola, Architect
Simon Howe, No Such Place
Yoko Inoue, Shoku Iku
Helen Pollard, Artea

+ Kevin Silberberg, Kelvin Club Treasurer and former President


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Location: The Workers Club, corner Gertrude and Brunswick Sts, Fitzroy
Date: Sunday 4 August, doors open 3:00pm, talks from 4:00pm, followed by a ‘roast’ dinner


We know its been a while since our last Pecha Kucha, so we thought we’d gather everyone for a Sunday roast, to find out how everyone has been spending their time.

Time is, after all, the ultimate material of any creative. You can’t make anything without at least a little time. And a little is never enough….

We want to know about the projects that have been taking their time, and yours; the slow burners, the ones that ran late, the deadlines missed and misplaced, the hang-ups, the holds ups, the G.F.C, the “wait and see”. The ideas that were ahead of their time and the ones that were “exactly two days slow”.

Alex Selenitsch, The University of Melbourne
Colleen Chen, intern magazine
Peter Malatt, Six Degrees
Radoslava Tosheva, student in Global Innovation Management

10 years ago, the very first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo at SuperDeluxe, hosted by Klein Dytham Architecture.

Since then, over 600 cities around the world have hosted over 42,000 PechaKucha Nights (that’s well over 40,000 presentations, which means over 800,000 images shown)!

TONIGHT in Tokyo they are celebrating with their 100th volume of PechaKucha, and we have sent them this celebratory message from Melbourne!

Want to follow the event? You’ll be able to watch a live stream of it on the following page, starting at 20:20 JST (GMT +9) — pop in and join the chat!

Location: Arts House, Meat Market, 6 Blackwood St, North Melbourne
Date: Friday 23 November, doors open 6:00pm for art installation Gauge, talks from 7:30pm
Theme: Going Nowhere

Brought to you by here studio, and presented by Arts House, we are excited to announce Pecha Kucha Volume #20, a special volume of Pecha Kucha Melbourne with greetings from Tokyo, and the opening party for Going Nowhere. The event will take place in the amazing Meat Market hall amongst a multi-piece interactive art installation, musical performances and DJ.

Join us over three days at Arts House to explore the different ways that we – as artists and as audiences – can sustainably generate and share creative experiences across the globe. Without anyone getting on a plane.

We live in a globe where things are constantly moving and we are moving constantly around the globe; go here! fly there! be productive, more profitable, make more stuff… all at a cost to the environment. From this position… isn’t it important to stay at home? – get lost in the local? imagine the international? reconnect and nourish other ways of connecting? For our interactive-art-installation-20th-volume(!) we ask speakers in 20 slides to describe their excitement at the thought of GOING NOWHERE. Pow!

Cathy Oke – Local Politician, City of Melbourne
Stuart Candy – Futurist, ARUP
David Karoly – Climate Change Scientist, The University of Melbourne
Heidi Romano – Photography Journalist, Unless You Will
Rob McBride and Debbie-Lyn Ryan – Architects, McBride Charles Ryan
Lynda Roberts – Public Assembly
Madeline Flynn and Tim Humphrey – Artists of GAUGE installation
Mick Douglas – Art, Architecture and Design, RMIT

FREE ENTRY! but please book tickets so you don’t miss out!
drinks and snacks for sale at the bar

BOOK HERE: or call 03 9322 3713