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October 2017

AFW Screening: Jem Cohen – Shorts

October 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia

To be confirmed – Jem Cohen is a New York based filmmaker/media artist whose works are built from his own ongoing archive of street footage, portraits, and sound. His films often navigate the grey area between documentary, narrative, and experimental genres.

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November 2017

Arena Door and Magazine 150 Launch

November 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Space and time are being reconsidered at the Arena Project Space. A celebration: 150 Arena magazines put to press. Newly reinvigorated library space. A rotating bookcase as door. Assisted by: Drink Nibbles Chat Talks An informal and breezy event, a gathering of minds, a thankyou to all the work — past, present, and future — that allows the magazine and space to exist. Door opening. Magazine 150 launch. Journal 47/48 Launch. Who knows what will happen next. Friday November 10th,…

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AFW Screening: Joyce Weiland – Shorts

November 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia

Dripping Water (1969), Rat Life and Diet in North America (1973), and Cat Compilation (1965-69)

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May 2018

Surveying Surveillance: An open ended conversation with Tim Ström and Nicolas Hausdorf

May 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia
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Free

Surveillance has become an increasingly important phenomenon in the 21st Century, running in the background of everyday life. Not only is it central to Silicon Valley’s biggest businesses and of great interest to state power in the shadow of the military-industrial complex, but it redefines how we relate to one another and the world. Delving beneath the headlines and going beyond the narrow focus on privacy, Timothy Erik Ström and Nicolas Hausdorf engage in an open-ended conversation on surveillance. Drinks…

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June 2018

In Discussion: On the Humanitarian Consequences of the Syrian Conflict

June 15, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia
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You are invited to join a public discussion and conversation co-presented by the Australian Muslim Women’s Center for Human Rights and Arena Magazine:  Syria: A Nation Destroyed? with Zaki Mehchy and Maher Mughrabi on the humanitarian consequences of the Syrian conflict Since 2011, war has raged inside Syria creating one of the most devastating humanitarian disasters in modern history. An estimated half a million people have died, over eight million have been internally displaced and five million Syrian refugees have…

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November 2018

Discussion and Photography: From Kashgar to Lhasa

November 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - December 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia
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An Arena Friday Drinks Extended Edition: Arena Magazine consulting editor Mark F, along with Robyn G, recently travelled independently overland from Northern Pakistan, via Kashgar in Western China's Xinjiang province, to Lhasa in Tibet. On this trip it became clear the Chinese authorities are oppressively treating the Uighur people, the indigenous inhabitants of this region. Although less obvious, the same colonial relationship could be observed in Tibet where Chinese authorities dominate the land's traditional owners. Come along, have a drink,…

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December 2018

Arena Magazine and Arena Journal End-of-Year Drinks

December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Standard Hotel, 293 Fitzroy Street Fitzroy
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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We’ve made it: six issues of Arena Magazine and a double issue of Arena Journal. Let’s celebrate a busy year together at our favourite watering hole. From 6 pm Thursday 13th December Standard Hotel (side room) 293 Fitzroy Street Fitzroy Join us for drinks and dinner: order at the bar. This will be a relaxed break-up and easy get-together among friends and supporters. Come and mull over what’s been happening and enjoy some down time (did we ever think we'd…

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March 2019

BackTrack Boys Screening and Discussion

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia
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The film: A group of troubled boys are on a perilous course toward jail until they meet up with Bernie Shakeshaft, and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team. This observational documentary, filmed over two years, follows boys in a youth program that Bernie runs from a shed on the outskirts of Armidale, a rural town in New South Wales. (Suitable for adults; contains heavy coarse language) The night: Matt Dwyer and Dr Sanne Oostemeijer will give a short…

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May 2019

Our Power: Screening and Discussion

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia
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$8 – $10

All welcome at this fundraising presentation of Our Power. Screening to be followed by a panel discussion.

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June 2019

Papua New Guinea: Issues and Challenges

June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia
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Arena and the Institute for Postcolonial Studies invite you to a panel discussion on one of Australia's closest neighbours. What’s happening in PNG politics today? What are the implications for the region? What are the links to Australia, and to Australia’s Manus Island commitments? What is China’s influence in PNG? Joins us for a panel discussion with: Helen Gardner, Associate Professor in Pacific history at Deakin University and chair of the Journal of Pacific History, will chair the discussion. Jonathan…

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