Friday Sunset Series: The Threads that Tie us to Place



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The either / oar sailboat will be docking at MPavilion for this special Friday sunset series, with DJs and discussion.

We’ll be discussing the deep relationship we have with ‘place’ and exploring how place is simultaneously reconciling the past, the present and the future. We’ll be asking you to consider what is it that ties you to place, and how that relationship has changed with time. Unravelling the knots of a fishing net, our panellists will untie how our experiences, ideas, memories and feelings come together to tie us to place.

Speaking will be Isobel Morphy-Walsh, Senior Koorie Programs Officer and curator Museum Victoria, and Janet Bolitho, Former City of Port Phillip Councillor and Mayor and curator of Port Places.

Carly Baque will be DJing from the boat either side of this unraveling, providing the beats that will connect you to the ground beneath your feet alongside the beautiful Yarra.

either / oar is an urban activation project that utilises an old wooden sailing boat to tell the story of place, its past, present and future. With the boat retrofitted to operate as a pop-up bar, either / oar aims to activate under-utilised, abandoned or overlooked places in our fast changing city.

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Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.