We All Know What’s Happening

Image: Bryony Jackson

School Performances
Thursday 18 October  – Schools Matinee show 10am & 1.30pm

Friday 19 October  – Schools Matinee show 10am & 1.30pm

Running time 60min with additional Q and A of approx. 20 min

General Performances
Saturday 20 October  1.30pm
Q and A to follow – Key Note by Shukufa Tahiri 

Welcome to a tropical island full of palm trees, phosphate mines, coconut water and kids. Set against a backdrop of handmade costumes and colonialism, this is an absurd, true story about Leonardo da Vinci, seagull poo, the Pacific and children in detention.

Part school musical, part history lesson and part political probe, We All Know What’s Happening sees people too young to vote, confront power, complacency, children’s rights and the future. This new work by Samara Hersch and Lara Thoms involves the collaboration with seven young people in response to Australia’s ongoing relationship with Nauru.

“Passionate and political, affecting and entertaining, We All Know What’s Happening throws down the gauntlet to the adults in the audience” – The Age


We All Know What’s Happening won Green Room Award for Best Contemporary and Experimental Performance.

This work premiered at Artshouse and is supported by Creative Victoria and Save the Children.

General Admission $15
Concession/Child $10

This work is for all ages. This performance includes a separate participatory opportunity for children aged 5 -12 years.

Exhibition: We All Know?
We All Know? is an accompanying exhibition by artists Eddie Abd, Mona Ibrahim and young people from the Macarthur region. The exhibition will showcase video works from local youth interested in human rights activism as they work intensively alongside Abd and Ibrahim.