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.

2013 History

Beginnings & endings

A Voice Lab production photo. A child sits on their legs in an softly lit dome. They are wearing headphones. Photo: Sarah Walker.
  • Voice Lab begins initial creative development and exploration.
  • Trailblazer premieres at Melbourne Festival a site-responsive series of works at Fed Square that includes performing tents, sound works created by children from Insight School for Blind and Vision Impaired (this work was the beginning of Voice Lab) and a huge bubblewrap whale built by Katrina Gaskell. 
  • Final national tour of Muckheap – the 16th cast performed in 20 towns and cities across Australia. An Auslan version is staged at Frankston Arts Centre
  • Separation Street commences its first creative development at Arts House CultureLab.
  • Polyglot returns to Minami Sanriku, Japan, with a special installation of We Built This City, called We Built This Town, along with a building project where children design and build their own little dream houses. 
  • Expecting Something? is presented in Gippsland after a two-year creative development.