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The Orbweavers


The Orbweavers

1:00pm, Sat 9 December, 2023
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The Orbweavers release new single ‘When it Rains in Broken Hill’ with a Saturday afternoon launch at Brunswick Ballroom as part of the ALWAYS LIVE BALLROOM MIXTAPE series. This will be a seated show, with full band, featuring songs from their forthcoming album ‘New Moon / Silver Moon’, out on Mistletone in 2024.

‘When it Rains in Broken Hill’ is the first single from The Orbweavers’ forthcoming album ‘New Moon / Silver Moon’. It was written during an arts residency in Far West NSW on Wilyakali and Barkindji Country in late 2022, responding to the beautiful desert flowers that arrive with spring rains, Broken Hill’s corrugated iron buildings, extensive laneways, and stories of distance and yearning.

The Orbweavers are Marita Dyson and Stuart Flanagan, multidisciplinary artists working in songwriting, music, performance and visual art, based in Narrm / Melbourne, on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people. They have released 3 studio albums (‘Loom’ garnering RRR and ‘Deep Leads’ PBS Album of the Week), 11 singles, created commissioned works and soundtracks for cultural institutions, ABCTV and radio, and performed at festivals across the country. Their creative work often focuses on place, and seeks to more deeply understand and respond to the histories and ongoing impacts of colonisation and industrialisation on waterways and ecosystems.

“Their incredibly hushed and beautiful songs hang in a mysterious air where spooky and pretty are kindred spirits and here go deep in search of what they call the ‘buried and hidden things’ – things surrounding us that we may not see but undoubtedly, unconsciously, feel” – 2SER BEST NEW MUSIC

With very special guests:

The Orbweavers will be joined by Barkandji multidisciplinary artist, writer, researcher and storyteller -  Zena Cumpston - who will be speaking.

Opening the matinee will be Brisbane/Meanjin based musician Andrew Tuttle bringing a set of dreamy live banjo and electronic compositions.

This event is part of ALWAYS LIVE, a 17-day state-wide celebration of contemporary live music supported by the Victoria Government through Visit Victoria

We are proud to be teaming up with ALWAYS LIVE to help raise funds for their 2023 charity partner Support Act. This means that $1 from each ticket sold will be going directly to Support Act and the amazing work they do with music workers, artists and crew.


Please have a digital or printed copy of your ticket ready on arrival along with a valid photo ID. Acceptable ID includes a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport.

The Brunswick Ballroom strives to improve our practices when it comes to sustainability and to reduce our carbon footprint. We don’t sell or provide plastic water bottles.


The kitchen will be serving The Ballroom Menu for this show.

You can view the delicious offerings available by clicking here.

The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an 
Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)

To find out more about the venue, FAQs can be viewed by clicking here.

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