At Deakin, we welcome meaningful connections with our local and international communities.
Without a doubt these are extremely challenging times for everyone – the evolving COVID-19 situation has quite suddenly changed the way we work, live and interact.
But one thing hasn’t changed – the power of the arts to connect, soothe, comfort, inspire and transform. When things are hard, many of us turn to music, books, art, theatre and other creative forms to give us hope, distract us from everyday life and inspire us to keep forging ahead.
The response of the Australian arts community to the COVID-19 outbreak has been innovative. One prominent example is Isol-Aid, an ‘Instagram Live Music Festival’ and fundraising event featuring some of our finest musicians performing intimate sets from their bathrooms/lounges/wherever.
And now it’s the turn of the Geelong Arts Centre. With its doors temporarily closed, the centre has just launched #WhereCreativityMeetsAtHome, an initiative to share performances, behind-the-scenes moments and creative activities for you to enjoy from the safety of your home!
The first of these free live-stream performances, featuring some of the centre’s close collaborators, will kick off at 8pm, this Friday 3 April.
Taking part is easy. Simply tune in to the live-stream takeover on the home page, sit back and enjoy! (Note that Friday night’s performance is a trial for ongoing live-streaming, so please be patient in the event of technical difficulty.)
So jump online for an evening of fabulous socially distant entertainment that will keep you going until the curtains can be raised for the Geelong Arts Centre Deakin University Theatre Season and we can again make use of the newly developed Ryrie Street Creative Arts Hub.
For more information, visit the Geelong Arts Centre website.