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


A collaborative exhibition by Anna Louise Richardson and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah.

Watching embodies the sensation of being approached, watched or singled out by animals, either wild or domestic but not pets, and the emotive resonance of these moments – reflecting ideas of death, fear and preternatural communication with the natural world. Raising a young family in a rural environment the exhibition builds on their shared experiences to articulate a personal lore that voices their relationships with other living creatures. Renewing mythologies about the cyclical processes of life Watching embraces both the magical thinking of childhood and the pragmatism of living in close proximity to nature.

See the Watching webpage for more information.


Wheelchair Accessible 

The venue is on a first floor level building. Accessible via wheelchair access lift and stairway. 

Accessible Toilet 

Gender neutral and accessible bathrooms including change room. 

Relaxation Area 

Relaxation area available. 

Kitchen use 

Communal kitchen available for use. 

More information: 

Exhibition runs
Saturday 14 May – Sunday 26 June


Gallery Opening Hours:
Wednesday – Friday: 12pm – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
West Space is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

West Space
30a Perry Street
Collingwood, VIC