BODY POLITICSTUES 25 JULY 2023
CURATED BY ZOë BASTIN
Body Politics is a workshop series that offers artists of all disciplines an opportunity to engage in experimentation, delving into the intricacies of performance dynamics. Guided by experienced artist mentors, participants have the chance to learn and collaborate as they deep dive into what it means to be an artist who works with performance.
This is Season Three of Body Politics, and the exploration is Uncanny Embodiments and Queer Alterities...
TEMPORARY HOLD25 Nov 2023
SANDRA PARKER WITH RHIAN HINLEY
Created for Temperance Hall's Upstairs Studio, TEMPORARY HOLD is a one-off durational performance installation: Saturday November 25th, 2023, from 2 – 5pm....
MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL AT TEMPERANCE HALLWED 16 AUGUST 2023
PHILLIP ADAMS BALLETLABTUES 25 JULY 2023
VCA MENTORSHIP AWARD
The Phillip Adams VCA Mentorship Award offers a formal mentorship/internship for a graduating student from the Victorian College of the Arts, facilitated by Artistic Director, Phillip Adams. The Mentorship seeks to identify and foster new talent among Australian dancers and choreographers. A VCA graduate himself, Adams has devoted over 25 years of teaching and mentoring to successful alumni.
Iris Elgar and Cora Hughes were awarded the 2022 Phillip Adams Mentorship Award. Iris Elgar reflects on their time at Temperance Hall so far below...
MR.P's GLOBAL SOIREEThurs June 29 2023
Artistic Director, Phillip Adams has been prancing across Montreal and Denmark the last month. His first stop – Montreal – where he commenced the development of a new collaborative project with José Navas, and attended Festival TransAmériques.
Phillip and José first met in New York in 1989 and became enmeshed in the downtown contemporary dance scene...
DONATEMon 1 May 2023
FOR TEMPERANCE Hall's SAKE
In 2023, our organisation is facing an urgent and challenging time. Will you donate to support the future of Temperance Hall and Phillip Adams BalletLab this End of Financial Year?
For seven years, at Temperance Hall we have supported the creative community through employment, commissions, festival programs, residencies, exhibitions and professional development programs, providing opportunities to hundreds of artists each year. One of my proudest achievements has been establishing a home in support of LGBTQIA+ creatives – the first of its kind in Australian dance history.
We are hellbent on staying afloat, but we need your help to continue.
WE ARE HIRING – VENUE & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATORMon 1 May 2023
The Venue and Communications Coordinator (VCC) will join our small and dynamic team – comprised of the Artistic Director (AD), Executive Producer (EP) and Program Producer (PP) – to support the organisation’s diverse operations and help deliver our annual program.
The VCC works within a busy and vibrant organisational environment, interacting with a diverse range of artists and creatives from the independent dance and experimental arts communities in Melbourne. This part-time position is responsible for the day-to-day management of our heritage building and will oversee the organisation’s various administrative tasks.
Call for Directors – Join our Board!Mon 1 May 2023
The Board of Phillip Adams BalletLab (PABL) at Temperance Hall is seeking expressions of interest from appropriately skilled individuals to join the Board of Directors. To complement and enhance existing skillsets, experience is sought in fundraising, philanthropy, marketing, finance, legal and governance. Applications are encouraged from women/gender diverse persons, people living with a disability and those who identify as First Nations, Black/POC and LGBTIQA+. Individuals with strong personal or professional connections to artistic practice are invited to apply.
Front studio for hireMon 6 September 2021
Temperance Hall's beautiful Front Studio is currenting available for hire. Located on the ground floor of the historic Temperance Hall in South Melbourne. If you're seeking a light-filled space for short or long term hire. Find out more...
Resilience Funded artists: ben hurley, Luke Fryer and Emma Richesmon 24 august 2020
Our work often looks at a blurring of lines between everyday life and the creative process. We consider our shared practice to exist beyond the studio, and...
COVID-19 UPDATEwed 8 july 2020
Please feel free to contact us regarding general information about using Temperance Hall spaces, however noting that we will not be able to confirm bookings for the next several weeks due to reinstated restrictions on gatherings due to COVID-19.
PHILLIP ADAMS ART GNOMESMon 1 JUNE 2020
Alongside our donations campaign, we're also offering those feeling a little more generous the chance to purchase a limited-edition Art Gnome handmade and signed by our Artistic Director, Phillip Adams.
DONATE TO TEMPERANCE HALLMon 1 JUNE 2020
As we plan our triumphant return to the studio, we seek your support to afford the employment of artists, allowing ambitious productions to continue unabated.
REFLECTIONS: MIRACLEFri 8 May 2020
During Temperance Hall’s lockdown, we’re taking some time to reflect on the works Phillip Adams BalletLab has created. This second post is a reflection by Temperance Hall Artistic Director, Phillip Adams, on MIRACLE, which premiered at the State of Design Festival in Melbourne in 2009.
REFLECTIONS: AMPLIFICATIONThu 16 APR 2020
During Temperance Hall’s lockdown, we’re taking some time to reflect on what the Hall and Phillip Adams BalletLab has created. This first post is a reflection by Temperance Hall Director, Phillip Adams, on the seminal work, Amplification, which premiered at Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne in 1999.
RESILIENCE FUNDMon 6 APR 2020
Right now, Temperance Hall are eager to provide support for our arts communities in whatever way we can. We particularly wish to extend our support to independent artists who are considering applying to the Adapt and Create streams of the Australia Council's Resilience Fund.
RESPONSE TO AUSCO ANNOUNCEMENTMon 6 APR 2020
What happened on Friday when the Australia Council announced the outcomes of its 4-year funding for organisations, was possibly the most traumatic loss for cultural organisations within our beloved arts sector that I have experienced in my lifetime as an artist.
LUKE GEORGE UPDATES USMon 23 Mar 2020
As part of Temperance Hall's associate programs, we ask our Artistic Associate to give us regular updates about their work so that you can learn what they're up to. Here's Luke George with his latest news.
TEMPORARY CLOSUREMon 23 Mar 2020
In light of Government restrictions to non-essential businesses yesterday, due to COVID-19, we are faced with delivering the unfortunate news that Temperance Hall will now close its doors to all activity until further notice.
COVID-19 UPDATETUE 17 MAR 2020
Temperance Hall is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment. Due to the developing situation of the COVID-19 we are implementing some restrictions to our regular business operations.