Arab Theatre Studio (ATS) and Pari, in collaboration with Gudskul, warmly invite you to a series of nongkrongs (hangouts), cookups, workshops, sharings, gatherings and events on Dharug Country in western Sydney, with friends near and far.

Lumbung in Western Sydney will host some of our collaborators from documenta fifteen to Dharug Country for the first time to connect and share with local friends. Meaning ‘rice barn’ in Bahasa Indonesia, lumbung references a traditional method of communal rice storage and sharing. Practiced by the participants of documenta fifteen, lumbung is a framework for sharing resources, sustainability and community support.

We acknowledge that this is a difficult time for many in our communities. We invite you to cook, eat, hang out and sing with us, to ground ourselves in the importance of coming together.

Lumbung in Western Sydney will involve the following collectives: Gudskul (Indonesia), Floating Projects (Hong Kong), Kolektif Hysteria (Semarang, Indonesia), Lifepatch (Yogyakarta, Indonesia), Sudut Kalisat (Kalisat, Indonesia), Tindakan Gerak Asuh/TIGA (Malaysia) and Tonjo Foundation (Yogyakarta, Indonesia).

This program is an extension of ATS and Pari’s participation in Sekolah Temujalar, Gudskul’s artistic contribution to documenta fifteen last year.

Key Dates

Thursday 9 November, 6-8pm
Join us for the opening of Constellations
Blacktown Arts, 78 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown 2148

Sunday 12 November, from afternoon to late
Gudkitchen opening ~ nongkrong, cooking and more
Pari, Cnr O’Connell & Hunter Sts, Parramatta 2150

Tuesday 14 November, 2-6pm
Such a GUD TEMPErature: a fermenting workshop and games hangout
Led by LifePatch and Gudskul, in partnership with PHIVE Parramatta
Level 3, PHIVE Parramatta, 5 Parramatta Square, Parramatta 2150
Book here.

Thursday 16 November, 5-9pm
To Your Door ~ a night of music and fun
In partnership with Think +Do Tank
Think +Do Tank, 2/40 Harris St, Fairfield 2165

Friday 17 November, from 6pm **new date
6pm till late: Emma’s Kitchen x Gudkitchen ~ a cooking collaboration for Mixed Business 4 opening & Gudkitchen closing party
Cooking, nongkrong, karaoke and more
Pari, Cnr O’Connell & Hunter Sts, Parramatta 2150

Saturday 18 November, 2-5pm
Join us at Manifest at Blacktown Arts ~ creative cultural action
Led by Arab Theatre Studio
Blacktown Arts, 78 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown 2148

~ Plus other spontaneous and self-organised events tbc

More Info

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Many thanks to our Lumbung in Western Sydney collaborators: Think +Do Tank, Utp, PHIVE Parramatta and Konfir Karbo. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body. This project has been supported through a City of Parramatta Council Community Grant. Gudskul, Kolektif Hysteria, Lifepatch, Sudut Kalisat and Tonjo have been supported by The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (Kemendikbudristek), Indonesia. TIGA has been supported by Utp.