SEASONS in Blak Box

It is with great sadness that, in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, we have made the decision, to close SEASONS in Blak Box. Please see below the statement from Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria regarding this decision.

We thank everyone who made this incredible project possible, particularly the artists and our crews. Please rest assured that all contracts have been paid out.

UTP staff will also be working from home going forward and invite you to get in contact us via mail@urbantheatre.com.au.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and in the interests of the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff, volunteers and the community, all our public, schools and events programs will be cancelled from midday Monday 16 March to midnight Monday 13 April.

We sincerely apologise for the disappointment that these cancellations may cause. If you have a ticket for any of the cancelled programs, it may be refunded. However, we would also greatly appreciate your consideration of the option to forego the refund which will help support the work of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria toward engaging our community with plants and place for the wellbeing of people and the planet.

If you would like a refund please emailmbookings@rbg.vic.gov.au or call 9252 2429

SEASONS in Blak Box is a multi-part sound work that explores the integral role of plants in the Kulin seasonal calendar. Through the time-honoured practice of deep listening, SEASONS invites audiences to experience climatic and seasonal variation, less as a weather event and more as a cultural phenomenon.

Presented in Blak Box, an award-winning sound pavilion designed by renowned architect Kevin O’Brien, SEASONS is curated by respected Aboriginal broadcaster and radio journalist Daniel Browning. Key Indigenous artists Parbin-ata Carolyn Briggs AM, Isobel Morphy-Walsh, Aunty Joy Murphy AO and Justice Nelson along with featured artists Fay Stewart-Muir and Mandy Nicholson weave story, language and anecdote in a deeply moving evocation of country. SEASONS features new music by composer James Henry and lighting design by Karen Norris.

Presented by Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.

SEASONS is a work that is well suited to people who are blind or vision impaired as it is a listening experience in which the audience can experience music, spoken word and song from First Nations artists.

Please note:

  • This event is wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible for those with limited mobility
  • Public transport nearby
  • Accessible for those with limited eyesight

To find out more, and visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria website here.

Proudly supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and City of Melbourne. Presented as part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.