STEP INTO A SCENE OF LIVE MUSIC, REIMAGINED.

At Swell we make experiences that merge live music and immersive art together - into unconventional spaces - creating a rare intimacy that compels us to bond. We investigate the universal power live music has to connect us to others, self, spirit and place.

Swell is an independent project and ever evolving community of artists and creatives led by Artistic Director Janenne Willis.

Since 2014, Swell has been seen inside secret rooms in the Carlton Club, the basement of the derelict former Royal Women’s Hospital (both as part of Melbourne Music Week), then last time around we made shows in an abandoned military fort on the cliff’s edge at Point Nepean.

This February and March 2019, we’re taking it to the Espy. The reno of this former seaside resort-turned live music institution is a must-see, even without us there. Rest assured, we’ll make exploring this labyrinth suitably weird and wonderful for Swell 4.0

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What people have said about Swell



“Seriously incredible how it makes you feel interacting that close with the artists”

“Truly an achievement in the arts. Well done, I’ll never forget it. What a night!!!”

“Loved the social interaction between the rooms and the diverse eclectic spaces and sounds.”

“Sweaty and sensory loaded experience"

 

SWELL 1.0

Back of house, Carlton Club

SWELL 2.0

Basement, abandoned Royal Women’s Hospital

SWELL 3.0

Remote national park, Fort Nepean