Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.

December 02 2023 - January 27 2024

Sound of Drawing at Hyphen – Wodonga Library Gallery

Sound of Drawing brings together texture and technology in an interactive soundscape.

A Sound of Drawing production photo. Two children wearing headphones stand at a table covered in brown paper, drawing with blue and green pastels. They smile at each other. Photographer: Sarah Walker

On a long table covered in paper, children and their families wear headphones and draw with soft coloured pastels. The sounds of the pastels on the paper are picked up by sensitive microphones and amplified, turning the physical action of drawing into a live tapestry of sound. Participants listen to this through the headphones, hearing their scratches, swirls, tapping and scribbles as they make their collective mark in an abstract artistic masterpiece. 

Sound of Drawing connects sound, gesture and artistic intention, drawing meaningful creative contributions from children and adults alike.

Finished works will be displayed in the Playspace Gallery for everyone to enjoy. 

To guide you through the experience, some Sound of Drawing sessions will be facilitated by Polyglot artists, Hyphen staff or local artists. See dates and times below. Outside these sessions, Sound of Drawing will be open for you to explore freely. 


  • Playspace Gallery
    Hyphen – Wodonga Library Gallery
    126 Hovell St
    Wodonga VIC 3690

Dates & session times
To guide you through the experience, some Sound of Drawing sessions will be facilitated by Polyglot artists, Hyphen staff or local artists. Outside of these sessions, Sound of Drawing will be open for you to explore freely.


  • Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 3: 10am-12pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
  • Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8-22 December: 10.30am-12.30pm


  • Every day from 2-27 January: 10.30am to 12.30pm

There will be no sessions on public holidays.

  • Sound of Drawing will take place indoors, in the Playspace Gallery on Level 2.
  • The Hyphen front entrance (Hovell St) consists of two sets of glass automated doors. It is wheelchair accessible.
  • Hyphen has two floors. Each floor is a single level with no further steps and wide internal walkways.
  • There are two lifts in the building, one located near the service desk in the foyer and a larger lift is available on the eastern side of the building, near the ground floor bathrooms.
  • There is also a spiral staircase up to Level 2.
  • There are wheelchair accessible, unisex toilets on both ground and upper floors.
  • A hoist is available if required in the accessible toilet at The Cube Wodonga. Weekend access to this facility is via Ploughmans Café from 7am-2pm.
  • Please contact Hyphen if you have any venue accessibility questions or requests: T: 02 6022 9330 or E:

Sound of Drawing

  • Sound of Drawing has no English language barrier, and the experience can be entirely non-verbal.
  • Participants are invited to wear headphones to hear the sound of their drawing.
  • Sound of Drawing does not use bright or flashing lights.
  • Participants gather around a table, which is wheelchair accessible.
  • You can come and go from Sound of Drawing at any time during the sessions.
  • A visual story to help your family prepare for the experience is available to view and/or download HERE.
  • If you have any questions about Sound of Drawing, please contact Polyglot Theatre on 03 9826 3301 or

How to prepare

  • When you come to a Polyglot workshop, we recommend you wear comfortable clothing that allows you to enjoy moving. Remember that you have come for an adventure and there are many ways to begin finding your play. You are curious and this space is yours. Just as you might at the beach, do you take your time and dip your toe in to warm up, or do you run and jump right in? The worlds we set up welcome you to take your time and find your own way to your imaginative play; and our performers are there to join you, or play alongside you, and look after these worlds and their inhabitants. See you soon!
  • Both accessible toilets on the lower and upper floors have baby change facilities.
  • Water, infants’ bottles and breastfeeding/chestfeeding are welcome, however eating is not permitted in the Sound of Drawing workshop space.
  • Drinks and refreshments can be purchased nearby from:
    Ploughman’s Café, 118 Hovell St Wodonga
    Tue-Sat 7am-3pm, Sun 7am-2pm.
  • Woodland Grove is the closest park – it is located across the road from Hyphen. Families are welcome to BYO food and drinks for picnicking in Woodland Grove before or after Sound of Drawing. 
  • The nearest ATM is located at Westpac on High Street, across from the Post Office. It is approximately 250m from Hyphen.


  • Hyphen is located directly across from the Water Tower bus stops on Hovell St and High St, Wodonga.
  • There is a pelican crossing (pedestrian crossing with lights) to help cross Hovell St from Woodland Grove to the Cultural Precinct. There are truncated domes and a paved surface surrounding the Hyphen entrance.
  • Buses are low floor (wheelchair accessible), allowing passengers with disability aids such as wheelchairs, mobility scooters, walking frames and walking sticks. The Low Floor Vehicles also allow for easy access for the Blind and Hearing Impaired. Guide dogs, hearing guide dogs and guide dogs in training can travel free on all public transport services.


Havelock Street Carpark

  • Accessible parking is available in the Havelock Street Carpark.
  • The closest bays are approximately 50m from the Hyphen entrance.
  • Some bays have two- and three-hour limits.
  • There is a paved footpath between the carpark and the main entrance to Hyphen.

High Street

  • Parking spaces along High Street have a one-hour limit.

Lawrence Street

  • The closest parking spaces with no limit are located on Lawrence Street.

Drop Off

  • There are two drop-off only parking spaces located on Hovell St, about 20m from the Hyphen front entrance. Please note, there is no access ramp from the kerb on to the pavement from these car parks and they are a standard size. It is advised you do not leave your car in these parks, as fines can apply.

Our exciting new community venue is dedicated to the presentation of experiences that nurture creativity, connection and curiosity in an accessible and inspiring environment. It is a place where the community of Wodonga, as well as visitors to the city, can encounter, discover and connect with ideas, skills and knowledge.

Our name – Hyphen – connects the building’s twin purposes of art and literature and reflects its amazing architecture and dash-like shape – the signature cantilever over the building’s main entrance.

Hyphen features several galleries – Artspace Gallery, Playspace Gallery and Community Gallery – as well as a full library service. It also features three meeting rooms; the Community Studio overlooking the courtyard suitable for workshops, meetings and presentations; Creative Studio for resident artists; Tech Studio and Sound Studio; and, a Sculpture Terrace.

Hyphen offers a range of activities, programs and events including storytime, children’s art workshops, author and artist talks, STEAM programs, exhibitions and art programs.


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