Presented by Arts Access Victoria

Deaf slam poetry


Suitable for

Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10

Subject areas

Humanities, Performing arts, Personal and social capability

A nebula is a place where stars can be created. During the festival, Arts Access Victoria will open their purpose built, fully-accessible mobile studio, Nebula, to students at Birrarung Marr for two special programs, delivered by artists identifying with a disability.


The Deaf Slam Poetry workshops, led by deaf artists, capture the expressive quality of spoken word, and the intensity of ideas contained in poetic form into a powerful experience, when combined with Auslan interpretations. This is an opportunity for students to learn more about how the delivery of verbal expression can be affected by the auditory sense, and the opportunities Auslan provides for an inclusive audience experience.


Students will explore their own ideas that can be captured in simple poetic structures, and learn visual and physical theatre techniques that they can use when performing slam poetry.


During Term 1, 2019, in the lead up to the festival, deaf artists and translators will complete two half-day outreach programs at schools.


Learning Outcomes:

  • experience multimodal texts through an introduction to Auslan
  • consider how visual information can create meaning
  • reflect on how poetry tells stories, bridges cultures and resonates with both deaf and hearing audiences
  • evaluate how the elements of drama, forms and performance styles convey meaning
  • appreciate diverse perspectives.



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  • Thu 2 May 2019
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fri 3 May 2019
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Nebula at Birrarung Marr


$10 per student

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Nebula at Birrarung Marr

Birrarung Marr


Arts Access Victoria will set up their purpose built, fully-accessible mobile studio, Nebula, to students at Birrarung Marr.


Birrarung Marr is centrally located between the Central Business District and the Yarra, next to Federation Square.


It’s a short journey from Flinders Street Station, and is also served by city trams routes that run down Flinders and Swanston streets, and several bus routes.


There’s also nearby parking at Federation Square, the arts precinct, and city car parks.


Coach drop-offs can be made at the Russell Street extension, and along Flinders Street. The nearest coach parking is along St Kilda Road, opposite the Arts Centre and the NGV.