2018 History

Polyglot’s 40th birthday

  • Polyglot celebrates its 40th birthday by moving to its new home at Abbotsford Convent. The festivities kick off with a Convent Kids season of Tangle in the Sacred Heart Courtyard. 
  • Sue Giles is honoured with the Green Room Award for Lifetime Achievement and her Currency Press Platform Paper is released – Young People And The Arts: Agenda for Change.
  • Cat City premieres at Melbourne Zoo, commissioned for its community conservation campaign, Safe Cat, Safe Wildlife.

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.