Tinsel is a jam-packed night of hilarious performances and a delicious Christmas-in-summer inspired feast!
Presented at the Mission to Seafarers amongst the beautiful historically-listed Spanish-style architecture, we put on a 3-course dinner & show every night in the lead up to Christmas. Our drag queens prepared brand new acts and our hosts were some of Australia's freshest comedic talents.
Artists involved: Uff, Vin Tagè, Miss Friby, Dazza and Kief, Lou Wall and Jack Hardmen.
In 2015 Scratch Arts operated out of a large warehouse space in North Melbourne offering artist studios, a theatre, gallery, photography studio and a 300 capacity events space.
For two years Scratch Arts produced a diverse range of exhibitions, theatre shows, runway shows and events that drew staggering numbers. The space offered affordable opportunities for emerging and established Melbourne creatives whilst becoming a community hub for contemporary and queer cultural gatherings.
Scratch Arts Hub
Over 2 weeks at the Mission to Seafarers we had 48 theatre shows, 5 breathwork sessions, 5 light & sound shows, 2 life drawing sessions, a beautiful exhibition and an amazing Blankë Pop party to wrap it all up.
In the middle of a pandemic we were able to pull off a huge hub of visual and performing arts from some of Victoria's best contemporary and queer artists. It was an absolute delight to have just shy of 3000 people come through the space and experience some wonderful art from the 104 artists involved.