The Emerging Writers’ Festival work, learn and play largely on the land of the Kulin nation, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

EWF celebrates the history and creativity of the world’s oldest living culture.

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Exhibition & Free

By My Bed

What are the objects that make up your world? On display at No Vacancy gallery for the duration of the festival as well as online, Disabled Artists with lived experience of disability, chronic pain, and chronic illness answer the question ‘What are the objects that make up your world?’ by sharing photographs of their bedsides. Alongside the photographs, find the artists’ musings about the body, accessibility, care, community, and the order, mess, and tenderness that can accumulate by their beds.

Dive into the online exhibition here.

Presented in partnership with:


By My Bed is an in-person exhibition, held at the No Vacancy Gallery in the QV Centre. It is also being displayed online. 

Wheelchair Accessible 

The venue is wheelchair accessible. Enter via Jane Bell Lane (off Russell Street). Please use the gallery door for wheelchair access. Lifts are located on the Gallery’s floor in the QV centre and provide access to the QV building. 


Access to Public transport including tram and Melbourne Central train line station. 

Accessible Toilet 

Bathrooms are accessed outside the venue and in the QV Centre. Accessible toilets are available on the first floor. 


Paid parking available in the QV Centre. 

More Information via No Vacancy’s website here

Exhibition runs
Wednesday 15 June – Saturday 25 June


Gallery Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8am – 4pm
Thursday & Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
No Vacancy Gallery is closed on Sundays

No Vacancy Gallery
34-40 Jane Bell Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000


Jase Cordova

Jase Cordova is a writer, editor, and podcaster residing in Meanjin.

Mali Hermans

Mali Hermans (she/they) is a disabled and neurodivergent Koori and European woman living in Meanjin/Brisbane.

Tori Hobbs

Tori Hobbs (they/them) is a queer, disabled, Burgher writer and care worker living on Ngunnawal, Ngunawal and Ngambri land.

Jessica Knight

Jessica Knight is a writer based in Naarm. last year she was a recipient of an arts accelerate create grant from arts access Victoria to work on her first book.

Elena Macdonald

Elena works, studies and creates between Naarm, and Trouwunna/lutruwita.

Jo Newman

Jo Newman is a chronically ill Yamatji writer from Boorloo (Perth).

Michelle Roger

Michelle Roger is a writer, photographer and artist.

Hannah Turner

Hannah is a 26 year old writer living with complex chronic illnesses.