This event has passed and sales are now closed.
FailureLab Sydney: The Highs & Lows of the Creative Journey

FailureLab Sydney: The Highs & Lows of the Creative Journey

8:00pm, Sat 28 May, 2016
Pay for this event with

Event Details

Failure:Lab Sydney showcases the untold failures behind seven successful people from the creative industry. The unique event brings communities together through powerful stories, crowdsourced lessons, and music. There is much to be learned from sharing our struggles -- everyone fails, the real question is how do we respond?

Founded in 2012 in West Michigan, U.S.A. Failure:Lab combines storytelling, audience reflection time and performance in a fast-paced program, with 7 storytellers and 8 performances, packed into a 99 minute show.

In an Australian first, this curated line up of creative professionals will each share personal failure stories including a bank-busting exhibition, broken collaborations, uninspired moments, poor business moves and other lows that you don't hear about - but be honest, have experienced!

Storytellers share a story of failure, joining Failure:Lab's global mission to eliminate the fear, stigma, and isolation around failure which, in turn, helps remove roadblocks to communication, innovation, and community.


Marcus Westbury, CEO of Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd
Somaya Langley, Sound Artist
Jeremy Staples, Cultural Seed Planter and Trouble Maker
Dr Annetta Mallon PhD, Lecturer & Writer
Chloe Beevers, Creative Strategist
Adam Monaghan, Executive Producer

Storytellers share memories of failure in a safe space for mistakes - no lessons learned or talk of who's to blame! The audience can reflect on Twitter using #failurelab during the moment of reflection between stories.

Performances follow each story to recharge the audience. Electro poetry, spoken word, 'gyp-hop', acoustic melodies and oscillating guitar strings will lift the air between stories.


Casio Gloria

DA Carter

The Tinderbox Lullabies


Ebb Tides

Don't let the name fool you - while the stories may be about failure, the event is really about courage, determination, and the strength to get back up.

Crush the stigma around failure. Embrace it, learn from it, build on it.

Proudly supported by Sydney Markets.