PLAY – Closing celebration with Butter Sessions
May
29
May 30

PLAY – Closing celebration with Butter Sessions

Join us for a friendly afternoon of visual and sonic exploration presented by Melbourne record label Butter Sessions. We’ll be wrapping up Brutalist Block Party with live electronic performances from Sleep D, Albrecht La'Brooy, Cale Sexton and Nali, DJ sets from Laila Sakini, Josh Wells and Ricci, and an immersive visual installation by Aphrodite.

TALK — New, New Brutalism: Architecture For The People
May
25
6:30 pm18:30

TALK — New, New Brutalism: Architecture For The People

  • 122 Roseneath Street Clifton Hill, VIC, 3068 Australia

Emerging in the 1950s, New Brutalism offered affordable modern housing, improved community amenities, and an honesty of material after a period of architectural frivolity. We take a look at contemporary Melbourne projects that could be classified as the New, New Brutalism: projects that progress positive social agendas.

SHOP — Produce Market
May
21
9:00 am09:00

SHOP — Produce Market

  • Collingwood Town Hall

An all-in mixed-bag market of local producers featuring everything from fresh bread and veggies to artisan gelato and honey from the hive. Come fill a basket and meet the people who make, bake and grow the best that Melbourne has to offer.

PLAY — Hotel Hotel presents: Brutti ma Buoni
May
20
6:00 pm18:00

PLAY — Hotel Hotel presents: Brutti ma Buoni

  • 122 Roseneath Street Clifton Hill, VIC, 3068 Australia

Hotel Hotel has commissioned two new works to be unveiled tonight. One for the eyes and one for the ears – a short film of Brutalist buildings, co-directed by Coco & Maximilian and U-P, and an accompanying sound piece by Speak Percussion that interprets them aurally. Together they work to observe and orchestrally arrange Brutalism.

TALK — Utopia / Dystopia: Brutalism in film
May
18
6:30 pm18:30

TALK — Utopia / Dystopia: Brutalism in film

  • 122 Roseneath Street Clifton Hill, VIC, 3068 Australia

Jonathan Meades states that “Brutalism is the decor of dystopian films, literature and comics, just as gothic is for horror. Books and films have of course impinged on the way brutalist buildings have been judged down the years, assisting in their condemnation.” Does Utopia even make a guest appearance? We're joined by Louise Mackenzie from The Cinecity Project to explore this topic.

MAKE — Polyfelt string garden workshop with Pop Plant
May
14
11:00 am11:00

MAKE — Polyfelt string garden workshop with Pop Plant

The brutal basics of indoor plant happiness. Pop in to to our Pop Plant-laden talks pavilion for a family-friendly how-to from PP co-founder Maxi Walker. He’ll chat through a range of common house plants and give hot tips on their care, as well as taking you through some easy planting activities. Once you’ve got that down, Maxi will help you make a mini polyfelt string garden creation – yours to take home!

DINE — Otis. Brutal.
May
8
1:00 pm13:00

DINE — Otis. Brutal.

  • 122 Roseneath Street Clifton Hill, VIC, 3068 Australia

Otis. Brutal. is a series of conceptually concrete events built on the foundations of gratifying food, honest wine, moving music and evocative installations.

DINE — Otis. Brutal.
May
7
6:00 pm18:00

DINE — Otis. Brutal.

  • 122 Roseneath Street Clifton Hill, VIC, 3068 Australia

Otis. Brutal. is a series of conceptually concrete events built on the foundations of gratifying food, honest wine, moving music and evocative installations.

MAKE — Utopia City: Brutalist edition with Beci Orpin
May
7
11:00 am11:00

MAKE — Utopia City: Brutalist edition with Beci Orpin

  • 122 Roseneath Street Clifton Hill, VIC, 3068 Australia

Build your own Béton brut! We’ve teamed up with grown-up designer Beci Orpin to guide kids (big and small) in a collaborative city-building workshop using textures and materials inspired by Brutalist buildings.