Arts Incubators at Realm

Arts Incubators transform ArtSpace at Realm with multi-dimensional creations that evolve over time through the interactions of artists and visitors. Writers, performers, digital and visual artists invite you to be part of their world as they take up residency in ArtSpace.

The first Arts Incubator Text Me by writer and artist Richard Holt involved people of all ages in a stimulating program focused on writing. In Touch, the second Arts Incubator in August 2016, was created by artist Glen Walton and his Playable Streets team including illustrator Edwina Atkins, transforming ArtSpace into a giant playable mural that made sound when touched.

Word me up

29 May to 18 June

Artist and writer, Richard Holt, returns to ArtSpace for another three weeks celebrating text and the written word, and you’re invited to leave your own written mark on the space.
Interactive text installations, workshops, performances and more.

Writing workshops

Short Stories from Flash to Novella
Everyone has a story to tell. Short story and flash fiction writer Richard Holt provides insights into how best to tell the story you’re dying to set free.

Date: Wednesday 31 May, 6.30 to 8pm
Cost: $5
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Getting the Most Out of Your Writing Group
Writing doesn’t have to be a solitary pastime. Self-confessed writing group addict, Richard Holt, looks at how to establish and maintain an active writing group and how to get the most out of involvement in such a group.

Text meDate: Wednesday 7 June, 6.30 to 8pm
Cost: $5
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Write Offs
WriteOffs guarantee a no-holds-barred creative writing experience for groups. Participants become immersed in the activity of writing in, on and all over temporary write-able environments.

Cost: Free

To book a Write Off for your group, email

Open mic

Local writers are invited to read their writing in a beautiful tent created by Story Peddlars which will fill ArtSpace at Realm.

Date: Wednesday 14 June, 6pm to 7.30pm
Cost: $5
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Arts Incubators at ArtSpace at Realm

Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm
Weekends: 10am to 5pm