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How to do RISING

a quick-fire guide

Mon 28 March

Here's our hit list of RISING's quintessential experiences. You might even be able to get a cheeky discount too.

How to do RISING—a quick-fire guide

The Victorian Dining and Entertainment Program

The Victorian Government is offering rebates on entertainment experiences through its Victorian Dining and Entertainment Program. Every entertainment-focussed RISING event and merch item is eligible for an Entertainment Program rebate—book now, save your receipt and claim from Tuesday 29 March, 3PM. The details are:

  • Customers can claim 25 per cent back on eligible expenses—this includes tickets and merch items (we've made some suggestions below)
  • Tickets must be purchased between March 29 and when funds are exhausted
  • Claims for Entertainment Program open Tuesday 29 March, 3PM
  • Each customer can claim up to $125 in combined rebates across the Victorian Dining and Entertainment Program
  • Note: The Lighthouse and Heffernan Lane Night Market are ineligible for the Victorian Dining and Entertainment Program


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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Golden Square — WED 1—SUN 12 JUNE

Golden Square is RISING’s swirling art car park. Three levels of art, performance, parades and rooftop bars—smack bang in the middle of Chinatown.

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Gender approaches from Indonesia’s Sulawesi island are expressed in contemporary choreography that informs the present.

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Tkay Maidza — Sun 5 June

Maidza’s graduated from the beloved stage of Meredith Music Festival, to opening for Billie Eilish across the USA in February. Catch her at The Forum while you can—your next chance might be from the nosebleed section.

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Jim White : RISING Artist In Residence — Wed 1—Thu 9 June

As RISING's Artist in Residence, drummer Jim White (Dirty Three) is joined by a string of long-term collaborators across the program.

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Reko Rennie Umbrella — $39

Created alongside Reko Rennie's new video work Initiation OA_RR, which premiered at RISING.

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Patricia Piccinini X ALPHA60 Tee — $90

Featuring La Brava—the singing cat-meets-running shoe sculpture and belle of The Ballroom. For the bold and daring, it’s perfect for fire signs like Tina Turner, one of the divas who inspired La Brava’s creation.

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Miracle Cap — $49

A limited-edition cap from RISING, Patricia Piccinini and ALPHA60. A Miracle Constantly Repeated was an exhibition grounded in speculative optimism and hope—and we’re always ready to stamp this on our foreheads.

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The Lighthouse — WED 1—SUN 19 JUNE

An intimate, plant-filled, sparkling glasshouse bistro floating above the The Wilds' biosphere.

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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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