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Under My Tongue

Tue 18 ⏤ Sat 29 Jul
📍 Brunswick Mechanics, 270 Sydney Road, Brunswick

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Performance at Brunswick Mechanics Theatre
7:30pm, Tues (preview) 18 July – Sat 22 July
• The Wed 19 July performance is an invite only opening night
• The Sun 23 July performance will be audio described
• This is a movement based performance with vibrational sound and no spoken word. There will be Auslan interpretation for pre and post show socialising on 19 and 22 July (please note that the 19 July performance is an invite only opening event)

Tues 18 July – Fri 21 July: 12 – 9pm
Sat 22 July: 6 – 9pm
Sun 23 July: 2 –5pm

Mon 24 July – Fri 28 July: 12 – 5pm
Sat 29 July: 2 – 5pm

Public Programs
Sat 29 July, 2 – 5pm
• You can read about Public Programs for Under My Tongue here


Director Belinda Locke uses performance to unearth invisible challenges that people face in their lives every day. Drawing from anonymous submissions about real-life experiences, Under My Tongue delves into the politics of connection, the aesthetics of access, and the unseen aspects of people’s identities, histories, and emotional lives.

Two performers make the invisible visible with deep empathy, exposing vulnerabilities and desires. Personal and unseen moments are expressed through movement and vibrational sound design. Specifically designed to increase access for the artists and audiences, particularly those who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing, this work is brutally honest but fundamentally gentle, opening up conversation about fears, longing for connection and intimacy.

Belinda Locke – Lead Artist and Director
Julian Dibley-Hall – Dramaturg
Amanda Lever – Performer
Joseph Stewart – Performer
Emah Fox – Sound Designer & Composer
Claudia Mirabello - Set & Costume Designer
Bronwyn Pringle - Lighting Designer
Celina Mack - Stage Manager

Co-devised by Belinda Locke, Joseph Stewart and Amanda Lever with Anna Seymour (creative development 2019-2020).

The performance season (18 —23 July) is complemented by a full takeover of Brunswick Mechanics Institute curated by Belinda Locke in celebration of Disability Pride Month.

From 18 — 30 July, drop in to experience an exhibition in the studio featuring work by Elvin Lam, Andy Jackson and Rachael Guy and Gemma Mahadeo, view Larissa MacFarlane’s disability pride artworks beaming out of our Sydney Road windows or take some time out in the quiet space developed by artist Prue Stevenson.

We invite you to join us throughout Disability Pride Month to watch, listen, explore and contemplate your own relationship to the invisible challenges that surround us and those you experience yourself.

What to Expect

Getting to Brunswick Mechanics
We’re gathering at Next Wave’s home at Brunswick Mechanics, located at 270 Sydney Road in Brunswick. You can read about public transport and getting to our venue here.

Visiting Brunswick Mechanics
— The venue is wheelchair accessible.
— Assistance Animals are welcome throughout the building
— There are gender neutral and accessible toilets.
— We will have staff available on the day to ensure everyone can attend.
— We encourage masking at Brunswick Mechanics Institute and will have face masks available at all Under My Tongue programs
Visual Guide-Brunswick Mechanics.

— This is a movement based performance with vibrational sound and no spoken word.
— There will be Auslan interpretation for pre and post show socialising on 19 and 22 July (please note that the 19 July performance is an invite only opening event).
— There will be audio description for the performance on 23 July.
— The performance is 50 min long with no break.
— There will be a quiet room which you can use at anytime during the performance.
— Content warning: references to medical settings and mental health challenges

Public Programs
— There will be Auslan interpretation for the Artists in Conversation program

Under My Tongue has been generously supported by:


Special thanks to Berlinklusion, Arts Access Australia, Incite Arts, Foundation for Young Australians, Charter Hall, Arts House and Malthouse Theatre for their support during the project’s conception and development.

  1. Image: Under My Tongue by Zan Wimberley
    Image description: Colour photograph of Joseph Stewart and Anna Seymour. Joseph has his eyes closed and is leaning backwards with his bare chest exposed. Anna leans her head against his shoulder and is facing the opposite direction. Anna’s dark curls frame her face and she looks out into the distance. Their arms are entwined and the background is a pink tongue colour.

  2. Image: Accessible toilet, audio description, Auslan, quiet space and wheelchair access symbol.

  3. Image: Besen Family Foundation, Robert Salzer Foundation, Merri-bek City Council, Auspicious Arts Projects, Creative Partnerships Australia, Australia Council for the Arts and Regional Arts Victoria logo.