KIDS: Banner Making with Anna Dunnill

Join artist Anna Dunnill to create a colourful textile banner that really says something about its maker. Using an array of materials and different fixing techniques, learn how to fashion pockets and hidey-holes in your banner for treasures, trinkets and secret messages that reveal aspects of your personality.

This workshop is for children and families, suitable for ages 3-12 years. $10 per child, parents and guardians are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
All materials provided – feel free to bring along your own collection of small objects (a few stones, shells etc.) to incorporate into your banner.

Anna Dunnill is a Melbourne-based artist and writer, and a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. In addition to her solo practice she is one half of Snapcat, a performance-based collaboration with Renae Coles exploring bravery, feminism and collective action.

TEENS: You’re the Voice: Zine Making with Ladies of Leisure

Hosted by Melbourne-based creative collective, Ladies of Leisure (LOL), this workshop encourages young people to use their voices for positive change by making a zine.

LOL will facilitate a conversation based on Sarah Goffman’s work I am with you 2017 in Unfinished Business, focusing on personal politics and how those issues affect workshop participants, and the world around them.

Participants will then create their own collaged artwork responding to a belief or message they wish to support. These artworks will then be photocopied and collated into their very own zine to take home.

This workshop is for teenagers, suitable for ages 13-17 years.


Ladies of Leisure (LOL) is a community that celebrates strength, weakness, success and process. Ladies of Leisure publish zines, run workshops, throw parties, create films, make and sell a range of fun merchandise, and provide the tools to assist up and coming creative people in pursuit of their passions.

This workshop will be hosted by Savannah Anand-Sobti and Sally Tabart.

ADULTS: Life Drawing with Ruth O’Leary

Flex your drawing muscles in the gallery at ACCA with exhibiting Unfinished Business artist Ruth O’Leary. Accessible for all skill levels, let this life drawing session inspire your expression of the human form. This workshop is for adults.

Ruth O’Leary is a Melbourne based artist who works primarily with performance, video and painting.

Electronic Music Workshop with members of LISTEN

Interested in making electronic music and beats? Led by two members of LISTEN music collective, Geryon and Ripley Kavara, participants will learn skills to begin playing electronic music with ready-to-use apps on iPads. The workshop will also include a discussion on learning electronic music production. This workshop is now open to all ages over 13 years. 

Geryon is a multi-instrumentalist performer and composer. In 2016 they released their debut EP ‘We Don’t Talk About the Ghost’. They have since supported artists such as Nite Jewel and Dai Burger and played at Melbourne Music Week, Gaytimes Festival and Brunswick Music Festival. Geryon has composed music for a number of short films, promotional videos, dance pieces and works as an electronic music producer. Previously, their work as a guitarist in various projects has seen them tour interstate and internationally, supporting artists such as How to Dress Well, Bonobo, TZU and Amanda Palmer.

Ripley Kavara is a DJ, musician, artist and event producer based in Naarm Melbourne. They believe in the power of music as a conduit for black queer spirituality and dedicate their time to coaxing the spirits to dance. They are currently brewing up several releases including an EP with their newly formed duo Kandere. They have performed at several festivals around Australia alongside international acts such as Nozinja, Asmara and Lotic and Lady Saw.

LISTEN exists to initiate and foster change, using a feminist perspective to promote the visibility and experiences of women, gender non-conforming and LGBTQIA+ people, people of colour, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and other marginalised folk in Australian music. A grassroots and entirely volunteer-run organisation, LISTEN is here to spark conversation, initiate change, and celebrate equal participation in the music industry. LISTEN presents live music showcase events, community discussions, and a bi-annual conference and runs an offshoot record label, Listen Records.


Frame Loom Weaving with F*EMS

Taking inspiration from Elizabeth Pulie’s textile works in Unfinished Business, join members of F*EMS at ACCA for an afternoon weaving workshop. Participants will learn the basics of weaving how to use a frame as a loom to create their own weaving to take home with them. All materials provided. This workshop is for teenagers and adults suitable for ages 13 years and over.

F*EMS is a Melbourne-run space for female and woman-aligned people to creatively express themselves by submitting to our triannual zine. They encourage contributors to use their zine, in addition to the accompanying events and workshops we organise, as a platform to have their voices and stories heard.


KIDS: Conversation Collage with Tai Snaith

Join exhibiting Unfinished Business artist Tai Snaith to create a collage artwork based on conversations. Participants will unpack the idea of building their own identity and the fluid nature of re-arranging or assembling one’s self.

This workshop is for children and families, suitable for ages 3-12 years. Booking costs only apply to number of children attending. Parents and guardians are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tai Snaith is an Australian artist, curator and writer with a broad and generous practice ranging from painting and ceramics to curating, conducting conversations and broadcasting. Tai’s work often marries the act of making with the telling of stories or connecting and creating meaning through verbal exchange and dialogue. Tai’s practice employs many different forms of research and materials and presents them via widely varying outcomes and contexts. Her work is often personal, collaborative and experimental. In addition to making, a large part of Tai’s practice is involved in the discourse and community surrounding art.

ADULTS: Casting with Sophie Takách

Ever wanted to try your hand at casting with plaster? Join exhibiting Unfinished Business artist Sophie Takách for an evening spent creating experimental and unexpected forms with clay and plaster. In this hands-on casting workshop, you will explore impromptu mould making techniques, producing high fidelity reproductions of texture, volume and surface. All materials provided; be prepared to get your hands (and clothes!) dirty. This workshop is for adults.

Sophie Takách

Sophie Takách makes performative sculptural objects that incorporate ephemeral installation and movement. The physical components are conceived as devices that enable further action to take place, acting as support structure or simple machines; basic mechanical objects that amplify the application of force. Drawing on a deep interest in science and the underlying physical processes of the universe, she exploits the interactions between force and matter to capture transitional states of change. The work (as a transfer of energy) directs attention to the habituated body and unreflective use of technology and power. Previous exhibitions include from one body to another with Fayen d’Evie at Casula Powerhouse, The Material Turn curated by Rebecca Coates, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Benglis 73/74 curated by Geoff Newton at Sutton Gallery Project Space. She lives and works in Melbourne, and is currently undertaking postgraduate research at MADA, Monash University.