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Grief Cocoon Podcast Launch

Grief Cocoon Podcast Launch
Thursday 23 March 2023, 6:30—8:30pm
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Join host Gaby Georges and podcast guests to celebrate the launch of The Grief Cocoon Podcast – a podcast about having open, honest, and thoughtful conversations with creatives about grief, loss, death and, ultimately, life.  

In each episode, Gaby speaks with local artists and creatives about how they’ve used their creative practice to process and transform grief, and what they’ve learned along the way. 

The Grief Cocoon Podcast Launch will be a wholesome evening of live music, poetry, insightful conversations with guests, and podcast snippets. You’ll also get to be part of the conversation through a Q’n’A and interactive art installations, prompting reflections on your own experiences. Delicious food and drinks will be provided on the night. 

Grief is often an isolating experience, but it doesn’t have to continue to be that way.  

The Grief Cocoon, founded by Gaby, was started to demystify the experience of grief and loss and support people through it by sharing creative tools and resources. Through creative workshops, resources, and an online community platform, they’re aiming to create a world where no one has to grieve alone.  

Support them along the journey by being part of The Grief Cocoon Podcast Launch, a space where grief experiences can be held and witnessed by community.

Learn more about The Grief Cocoon by visiting www.thegriefcocoon.com. 

Date and Time: Thursday 23 March 2023, 6:30—8:30pm
Location: Footscray Community Arts

Presented by Footscray Community Arts 

Date & Times
When

Thursday 23 March, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Venue
Footscray Community Arts
Cost

Free

Accessibility

The event is wheelchair accessible.

 

Meet the Artists
  • Gaby Georges
    Gaby Georges

    Gaby Georges is founder of The Grief Cocoon, a musician, writer, performer and facilitating artist. Her work often explores love, loss, grief and nature, while her superpower as a facilitator is holding space for challenging (and often uncomfortable) conversations. She facilitates creative workshops in therapeutic, educational, and artistic settings, and recently debuted her solo theatre show ‘Rise & Fall’, which explores her journey of grief after losing her mum as a young woman. She loves connecting families and their toddlers to nature through ‘I Am Nature’, an original project that was supported through ArtPlay’s New Ideas Lab. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time in nature and exploring what it can teach humans about living with grief.  is founder of The Grief Cocoon, a musician, writer, performer and facilitating artist. Her work often explores love, loss, grief and nature, while her superpower as a facilitator is holding space for challenging (and often uncomfortable) conversations. She facilitates creative workshops in therapeutic, educational, and artistic settings, and recently debuted her solo theatre show ‘Rise & Fall’, which explores her journey of grief after losing her mum as a young woman. She loves connecting families and their toddlers to nature through ‘I Am Nature’, an original project that was supported through ArtPlay’s New Ideas Lab. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time in nature and exploring what it can teach humans about living with grief. 

  • Ria Soemardjo
    Ria Soemardjo

    Ria Soemardjo is a Melbourne based musician with a passion for collaborating with artists across diverse range of genres and artforms.

    Her distinct, haunting vocal style reflects her Australian/Indonesian cultural heritage and she draws on her fascination for Indonesian musical traditions in her song writing and collaborative projects. Ria is also a highly skilled teacher and workshop facilitator, who loves to share her fascination for voice and rhythm through her workshops and classes.

     

  • Peta Murray
    Peta Murray

    Peta Murray is a creative writer and a Lecturer in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne. A practising artist, she deploys theatre, installation, ritual practices and live art to make performable essays and bespoke w/rites. Her research focus is the place of transdisciplinary arts-based practices as modes of inquiry and forms of cultural activism.

    Peta was co-founder, with Dr Kerrie Noonan, of The Groundswell Project and curated the arts program for the Public Health and Palliative Care International Festival held in Australia in 2019. Her well-known plays include works on death and dying, such as Spitting Chips (for young people) and This Dying Business, commissioned by Junction Theatre Company. Other projects include Missa Pro Venerabilibus: A Mass for The Ageing for Footscray Community Arts and a live art triptych on grief and loss, vigil/wake.

     

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