When: 12-16 April 2021, 12:30-5:30pm daily
Where: WXYZ Studios, 130 Dryburgh St, North Melbourne.
Cost: $100
Limited places available. Bookings open 11:45am, Friday 19 March (see below).


What (the f^^k) is the artist doing here?
What does the artist do when they can’t be in the studio, the theatre, the gallery? When they can’t be physically together with their artistic collaborators, peers, teachers or audience?

2020 and the pandemic did a number on us.
How we work, practice and even think about what we do as dancers and performance makers, was forced to pause/pivot/ponder (and probably whatever other ‘p’s you can think of).
Perhaps we found ourselves thinking:
What am I doing?
What is my practice?
What (the f^^k) is a practice anyway!?

In this workshop, What (the f^^k) is the artist doing here? participants will rigorously explore what their artistic practice may be and how it may develop and sustain, even if we don’t know what it is yet.

The workshop, Luke and participants will consider the act of care and what it means for you. Caring for practice, caring for the art form, caring for self and others, caring for the spaces and places we live and make art in.

Due to the nature of this workshop, all participants are asked to commit to attending the full week.

Luke George (lutruwita-Tasmania, 1978) creates new choreographic and visual work that takes daring and at times, unorthodox methods, to explore new intimacies and connections between artist and audience.

Based in Narrm (Melbourne), Luke creates and performs work locally and internationally/culturally, through experimental processes with collaborating artists and the public across Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. A highly awarded and commissioned artist, Luke is a current recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship and in 2020 appointed Artistic Associate of Temperance Hall and to the Co-Design Consultation Group for a dedicated Melbourne dance festival.


Bookings open at 11:45am, Fri 19 March. Register via Eventbrite

This workshop is for professional performance-based artists who may have a focus on one or multiple artforms.

Information on physical access at WXYZ Studios can be found here:

Please outline any access requirements when indicated during the booking process, or contact Tom to discuss at

This week-long intensive workshop is presented by Lucy Guerin Inc as part of the Back to Practice program, which is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Image: Public Actions by Luke George and Collaborators (Arts House, 2019). Image by Pippa Samaya. Image has been edited