Presented by the Festival Artists Collective and Braemar College

Behind the Kelly Mask


Suitable for

Children ages 6 and up, teens, adults

Subject areas

Culture & ethics, Music, Performing arts, History, Drama

Come and watch a multi-media performance exploring the Kelly legend through music, film and movement theatre.


A multi-media performance by students from Braemar College that explores the contemporary resonance of the Kelly legend.


Using live music, film and movement theatre, and drawing on the work of Sidney Nolan and Peter Carey, this innovative and experimental performance asks: Why is a man in an iron mask still an icon of Australian identity?


The performance will be followed by a mini-forum on arts education.


This program is led by Dr Dave Kelman, artistic director of Western Edge Youth Arts. Dave has been in the role since 2006, directing widely acclaimed community youth theatre work and an innovative artists-in-schools program.

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  • Sat 4 May 2019
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Malthouse Theatre



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The Malthouse Theatre

113 Sturt Street, Southbank


The Malthouse Theatre is at 113 Sturt Street, Southbank.


The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past the venue – get off at Stop 18. You can also catch any tram down St Kilda Road — jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a three -minute walk.


The nearest train station Flinders Street Station, and it’s a 12-minute walk to the Malthouse.


There’s limited street parking, and nearby car parks in the arts precinct.