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Telling Myths, Telling Lies


A vibrant and playful exploration; a wax-lyrical improvisation; a discussion about Canberra mythology through the eyes of young people who live here. Performed by young and emerging artists as part talk-back radio and part live workshop, this semi-improvised performance goes haywire as both parties vie for control over the staging of the myth and its potential epic outcomes. Growing from an initial incarnation in Sydney as ‘Welcome to My World’ presented at Shopfront Arts Co-op and the MCA, this performance is also an experiment in transposing performed processes to a new community – for the community.

This event is free, but bookings are required. Book online here.


KEVIN NG (Director) is an emerging artist of Indonesian-Chinese descent living in Sydney. Having created work in numerous contexts including theatre, experimental live arts, and community arts with a strong emphasis on socio-political dynamics, Kevin responds to the experiences of Asian Australians, democracy and a diverse range of young people.

SHOPFRONT ARTS CO-OP is a youth-led art co-operative, where young people gather, share and democratically work together to express themselves. A space for young people to practice artistic leadership, community building, and becoming the next generation of creative content makers and community leaders through performance, film, mixed media, and dance.

  • Photo courtesy the artists