Wellbeing Within at Immigration Museum

Wed 3rd April, 2024 – Wed 29th May, 2024
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Immigration Museum
400 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000
Price: $15-25
Explore and ignite your inner joy at these weekly sessions running across two months.

The Immigration Museum’s newest exhibition, Joy, has seen the museum bloom and come to life, with the space taken over by immersive artworks and large-scale installations from local artists.

It's running until mid-2025 and aims to encourage a sense of community among visitors, inspiring them to explore, cultivate and ignite their sense of joy, with a journey through creativity, colour and storytelling.

Now, the next step of the exhibition is here, with a weekly series known as Wellbeing Within coming to the museum on Wednesday evenings throughout April and May. Programs have been designed to encourage participants to dive even further within and truly unleash their inner joy.

There will be a range of programs on offer, including singing and music workshops, art therapy, Afro-Cuban dance and meditative sound baths.

Led by former opera singer Stephanie Jackowski and sound therapist Romy Paltoglou, the meditative sound baths are based on studies which have indicated that these sessions can reduce levels of tension, anxiety and sadness.

Musician Bonnie Smith will be running Singing Community, a workshop that will connect participants, teach various vocal techniques and unlock the energy of group singing. All experience levels are welcome (and encouraged) to attend.

Participants can also join Cuban dance instructor Aloy Junco in a series of beginner Afro-Cuban dance workshops, or take part in mindfulness art therapy workshops. There will also be an opportunity to explore diverse musical genres and instruments with musician Elizabeth Obando.

Wellbeing Within will run from 5.30 to 6.30pm every Wednesday evening until Wednesday May 29. Sessions will differ from week to week and bookings are recommended. Entry to Joy is included with the ticket, so make sure you arrive earlier to check out the wider exhibition. See more information and book your spot.

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