19 Belgium Avenue, North Richmond
5:30PM - 10PM
$5 concession and low income / $10 full price / $15 solidarity
Free entry for First Nations, and carers/support workers. No one turned away for lack of funds.
All ages, alcohol free. Masks mandatory, fully wheelchair accessible and strobe free.
Gender neutral and wheelchair accessible bathrooms.
Auslan interpreters provided
The concert will be streamed live online: SPACE YouTube
SPACE is an all ages and alcohol free concert which is specifically focused on being as accessible as possible for both performers and attendees with a range of disabilities and other additional access needs.
SPACE is being held at 5:30pm on the 30th of September at The Factory, a venue in North Richmond which has been donated to us for use by Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood House.
The organisers of SPACE acknowledge the Wurundjeri Willam of the Kulin Nation as the original and ongoing caretakers of the land where this concert is held. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. SPACE would like particularly to acknowledge the fallout from the ongoing colonial genocide, and the destruction of ecosystems through climate change that has directly contributed, and continues to contribute disproportionately to illness and disability amongst First Nations people. SPACE stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their demand for justice. Sovereignty was never ceded.
SPACE is thrilled to be joined by these amazing performers:
Katie Dey is a 29 year old songwriter & producer from Melbourne, Australia. Since 2015 she has released 5 albums, 2 collaborative albums with Toronto musician Devi McCallion of the band Black Dresses, and most recently an EP called "The Kraken" (the title track of which featured in Jacob Geller's popular YouTube video "Fear of Big Things Underwater"). She also co-produced Georgia Maq of Camp Cope’s debut solo album ‘Pleaser’ in 2019 (featured as Triple J’s Album of the Week). Katie has remixed internationally regarded acts like Perfume Genius, Hand Habits, Tomberlin, Montaigne & David Byrne, and her work has itself been remixed by Danny L Harle, Baths, Lonelyspeck, and Laura Les of 100 gecs. Dey's music has been written about glowingly in Pitchfork, Stereogum, NME et al, and counts among her fans the likes of Frank Ocean and Brockhampton. She is set to release her sixth album in September 2023.
Katie Dey on Bandcamp
Racerage is a queer Black radical rapbrat – spitting bars and shattering white fragility with hard-hitting lyricism, smooth harmonies and wry wit. They collaborate primarily with other First Nations, POC, queer and trans producers, artists and performers, exploring themes of intersectional feminism, decolonisation, class, genocide, and life in the queer bubble.
Racerage infuses dark electronic hip hop with defiant punk energy and a unique colourful DIY aesthetic. Their collaborating producers span a diverse range of genres from trap, to old school hip hop, boom bap, cruisey reggae styles, noise pop and experimental beats. Drawing all these sounds together with their dynamic vocals to create frosty politi-cute protest rap, Racerage takes their audience on a journey across the emotional spectrum, intertwining the personal with the political.
Racerage on Bandcamp
Mike Blyth aka Hasvat Informant is a Producer / DJ from Naarm, Australia. Mike has a sound that is rooted in conventional techno, though with modern textural trance influences. Mike has established a respectable repertoire of releases across many notable European labels; Amniote Editions, Ute Rec, and Space Trax, to name just a few. Mikes elegant but powerful homage to thorough techno has seen him support the likes of Mama Snake, Answer Code Request, Nene H, and Norman Nodge. Alongside his own body of work, Mike has mixdown and co-production credits to over 100 tracks from various notable artists worldwide.
Hasvat Informant on Soundcloud
Kari Lee McInneny-McRae & Caitlin Dear (spoken word and movement collaboration)
Artists, Kari Lee McInneny-McRae and Caitlin Dear examine the barriers we face in public spaces as neurodivergent and chronically ill folk. They examine both the positives and negatives of accessibility through an absurdist and experimental collaboration of movement and words.
Kari Lee McInneny-McRae (they/them) is a Naarm based multi disciplinary artist, writer and arts worker. They live and create on the unceded sovereign land of the Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. Their practice explores personal connections to materiality and place through process-based practices.
Kari Lee McInneny-McRae on Instagram
Caitlin Dear uses choreographic approaches to working interdisciplinary across dance, live art, academia and practice-based research. They create sensorially and intellectually engaging experiences, whether it be an action in a gallery, performance in a theatre or outdoor adventure in a public setting.
To prioritise community/audience participation, Caitlin uses immersive and interactive elements to directly engage people with the inquiries of their projects. Thus, working toward dissolving boundaries between artist, audience, artwork and everyday life.
Masks are mandatory at this event: event staff will ask you to wear your mask if you are unmasked for an extended amount of time without good reason. This is to ensure safety for all attendees but particularly our peers with who are immunocompromised.
The surface outside the venue is tarred slightly bumpy footpath. There is parking along the street which can at times be somewhat limited but the venue will reserve space at the entrance way where possible for transport to drop people at the door. The Factory is a large indoor space with polished floorboards. The entrance has wide double doors with a small rubber threshold ramp at the entryway.
The venue has plenty of soft comfortable couches to sit on as well as plenty of movable chairs. The Dance floor will be clear along with a clear path from the entrance to the stage.
Seating will be reserved at the front of the stage for people who are hearing impaired to be able to see our AUSLAN interpreter clearly. Seating will also be reserved front of stage for vision impaired people if they choose.
A chill out room will be provided with dim lighting and comfortable seating in a side room.
Tables providing food and drink will be at a height that is convenient for wheelchair users.
Smoking or vaping is not permitted on site however there is a public park opposite the venue. We ask that you do not smoke at the entrance to respect people with respiratory and sensory needs.
Bathrooms at the venue are wheelchair accessible and gender neutral.
Public transport is available by train, bus and tram.
The number 12 and 109 trams can be taken to stop 20 - corner of Victoria st and Lennox St. it is a 7 minute walk to the venue approximately.
The number 78 tram can be taken to stop 62 - the corner of Highett st and Church st. It is a 4 minute walk approximately.
The Mernda and Hurstbridge trains can be taken to West Richmond station. It is a 7 minute walk approximately.
The 246 bus can be taken to the West Richmond station stop. It is a 10 minute walk approximately.
Poster artwork by Colo Hodgson Instagram