An Evening of Performance II celebrates APHIDS’ lineage and looks to the future with  Pony Cam, Deborah Kayser, Catherine Ryan, Thea Baumann, Tra Mi Dinh, Lz Dunn,  Sammaneh Pourshafighi and Sullivan. Hosted by Mish Grigor and Lara Thoms, with conceptual food offerings from Long Prawn, expect immersive installations, video hits and a bespoke drink on arrival.

In a sharehouse in 1994, a group of artists held a night called An Evening of Performance. It was part gallery opening, part concert, and part party. There was a human-sized paper vase, suits tailored from coffee bags and music made with fax machines. The event left a lasting impression on both guests and performers, leading the collaborators to continue collectively as ‘APHIDS.’

Over 30 years of artistic reinvention, APHIDS is still artist-run, and is still making work that defies description. APHIDS has survived the fierce storms of the art industry through multiple directors, thousands of collaborators, and many outlandish schemes.  

APHIDS has followed birds in Lithuania, made manicures into holograms and run naked through museums. From the Opera House to a Finnish Nursing home, we’ve created hundreds of formally promiscuous arts projects, forging radical new ways of working together.

Join us for An Evening of Performance II to celebrate 30 years of APHIDS!

The tickets are tiered offering flexible levels of support for APHIDS’ next 30 years – choose your price, any contributions in addition to your ongoing support are greatly appreciated. If you can’t attend but still want to support us, there’s a donation option. 

We can’t wait to share this night with you!

WHEN: 5 July, 2024 7pm
WHERE: An underground ballroom, Arrow on Swanston. 488 Swanston St, Carlton


Tickets are strictly limited and will sell out.


APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.