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Vipoo Srivilasa, Happy Together Series, 2017. Photographer: Andrew Barcham. Image courtesy of Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane and Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne.

Kingston Arts challenges you to make the impossible possible by creating a unique and unforgettable ceramic superhero with prominent contemporary artist and ceramicist Vipoo Srivilasa at his ClayLAB studio.

Vipoo Srivilasa’s work is a playful blend of historical, figurative and decorative art practices with a healthy dose of contemporary culture. Collaboration is an important part of Vipoo’s practice and he has been using clay to engage communities with his creative processes for over 10 years

Up to 12 selected participants will have the opportunity to work with Vipoo at ClayLAB to bring their superhero designs to life as ceramic sculptures, which will be exhibited at Kingston Arts Centre Galleries as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival in September 2017.

To be part of Superhero – describe in 200 words or less your superhero and how this character would improve your life. Create a persona for this character - name them, describe their physical appearance; give them powers, weaknesses, catchphrases... anything to make your superhero stand out. Don't forget, superheroes don't have to be human... get creative, look around you and make it up! Visit Vipoo Srivilasa's website or Instagram for inspiration.

Melbourne Fringe Festival is a platform for experimentation with an ethos of inclusivity. So in the spirit of Fringe we encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds, abilities and experience. You don’t have to be an artist, skilled drawer, master storyteller or come with any prior background in ceramics to apply. 

We want to encourage every adult to believe in make-believe again through Superhero.

 How to get involved:

1. Download and read the Superhero Project Brief below:


2. Follow the link to the online application form below:








Applications open: Saturday 3 June
Applications close: Saturday 22 July, 5pm
Successful participants notified: Saturday 29 July

Workshop 1 at ClayLAB: Sunday 6 August (3hr sessions)
Workshop 2 at ClayLAB: Sunday 13 August (3hr sessions)

Opening: Sunday 17 September, 2pm - 4pm
Exhibition: Monday 18 September - Saturday 28 October


G1 + G2, Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin

979-985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin