Family Experiences at Rising

Fri 22 April

RISING's family-friendly events are about both kids and adults having a great night. Keep reading and plan your family adventure.

RISING's 2022 program is filled with family-friendly events to keep young and old entertained, happy and nourished. Parents can grab a drink and soak up contemporary art; while the little ones run rampant in fields of inflatable sculptures and laser displays. There's free events you can visit on the fly, as well as ticketed events starting from just $12 per ticket. Head over to the ticket pages to check age ranges for each event and book in a great night for the whole troupe.

MONOCHORD — Wed 1—12 June

Hovering just above the flowing waters of the Birrarung (Yarra River) burns a bright line of light. Robin Fox’s MONOCHORD radically alters a well-known city landscape and makes visible the invisible lines that connect us.

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The Wilds — WED 1—SUN 19 JUNE

The Wilds is our moonlit forest of stimulation—a fluoro fantasy of art, sound, taste and ice at a transformed Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

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Rinky Dink — WED 1—SUN 12 JUNE

Tighten your laces and shoot out over the ice at Rinky Dink—RISING’s ice-skating takeover of the Sidney Myer Music Bowl main stage.

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A Miracle Constantly Repeated — Until 12 June

Hidden for decades, Flinders Street Station’s mysterious ballroom opens its doors for Australia’s pre-eminent visual artist.

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Patricia Piccinini Workshop — SAT 4 AND SUN 5 JUNE

A chance for young art fans to meet acclaimed artist Patricia Piccinini and create their own artworks.

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Fart Fabulous — THU 2—SAT 4 JUNE

Fart Fabulous is a farty party for grands, grandkids and teenagers alike. A playful, punk variety show bursting with circus, drag, dance, visual art and live music.

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Anything & Everything — FRI 3—SUN 12 JUNE

Set in a TV studio, Anything & Everything is a live performance that glimpses into the intimate online and IRL spaces where young people navigate technology, identity, ability, connection and consent.

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A mesmerising symphony of light, sound and joy, staged in a breathtaking mirror maze.

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Single Channel Video — THU 9—SUN 12 JUNE

With echoes of Antiques Roadshow and internet unboxing videos, Single Channel Video sees Geelong’s pioneering Back to Back Theatre conjure an op-shop of the soul filmed live onstage.

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Heffernan Lane Night Market — FRI 3 JUNE—SUN 12 JUNE

Nestled just around the corner from Golden Square is our packed food market—a greatest-snacks hit list from beloved Chinatown restaurants.

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