The Scratch Story

Scratch Arts is a Naarm (Melb) based contemporary and queer production house that has been delighting audiences through theatre and events since 2015.

Scratch Arts begun as a large community arts space based in North Melbourne offering 20 artist studios, a 600 person capacity events space, a theatre and a gallery. Throughout its operations Scratch has been the recipient of grants and support from many government bodies, corporations and supporters of the arts.

In recent years Scratch Arts has had the pleasure of producing a large hub of events for Midsumma Festival, partnering with South Side Festival and touring works regionally and interstate.

Scratch Arts is also well known in Melbourne for the monthly performance art club night, Blankë Pop, an event that has delighted audiences since 2018, and that regularly tours to regional Victoria and interstate.

Through producing works with professional contemporary and queer Australian artists Scratch Arts aims to raise the profile of their art and make it accessible to mainstream non-theatre-going audiences. We aim to experiment, push boundaries and delight audiences through physical theatre, circus, performance art and community art.

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Our Reviews & Media

Video interview with Dean Arcuri on our recent hub of art at the Mission to Seafarers as a part of Midsumma Festival

CLICK HERE

Interview with Joy 94.9 for our recent Midsumma hub

CLICK HERE

Interview with Antithesis Journal

CLICK HERE

"...uniquely valuable to the current creative landscape and their tenacity for bringing the queer community together, through a multifarious array of independent events and productions over the years, has been a testament to their resourceful nature."

- Elizabeth Dawson-smith (Independant producer)

"...Scratch and the large team of creatives have become an integral part of the fabric of our festival, reliably creating a unique and engaging theatre space for our festival."

- Samuel Clemens (Burning Seed Theme Camps Team Lead)

"A place where creative creatures of the night can come together to bask in bodacious art."

- Maximus Retro (Photographer)

"Warm creative collaborative community celebrating unique voices."

- Charlotte Roberts (Singer)

"Fantabulous collaboration of expressive wonder proudly hosted by wonderful people."

- Amber Moore (Audience)

Our Team

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Timothy Christopher Ryan
Founder, CEO & Creative Director
www.TimothyChristopherRyan.com

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Josh McKenzie
Co-Producer of Blankë Pøp & Musical Director
www.soundcloud.com/blankepop

The Mighty Caesar
Co-Producer & Performer of Moist and Soggy
Performer of Liminal Treats
www.expressmoveme.com

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Peter Welters
Performer of Moist, Soggy and Liminal Treats
www.instagram.com/itsjust_pete

 
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Reece Cooper
Performer of Moist and Soggy
www.instagram.com/re.coop

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Jalen Ong
Performer of Liminal Treats
www.instagram.com/ongjalen

Louise Purcell
Performer of Liminal Treats
www.instagram.com/thirdeyeguide

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Tash Mills

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Co-Founders

Amelia Mulqueen

Xanthia Walker

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