Sonya Veronica Quintet LIVE Saturday, 8th May, 9pm at The Clocktower Centre Theatre

We are gigging LIVE on Saturday, May, 8th at 9 pm! (yeiii!). We would be playing at the beautiful Clocktower Centre Theatre as part of The Clocktower Centre‘s Music in May, FREE performances in Moonee Valley program (booking required).
This will be our first gig since 2020, and this time as a Quintet, with Mark Fitzgibbon on piano, Howard Cairns on double bass, Alex Spicer on drums, and Alistair Mclean on guitar.

Brought to you by the Moonee Valley City Council supporting the performing arts and the community, we are grateful and excited to be part of this “performing arts recovery project as part of Recast 2021, supported by the Victorian Government through the Working for Victoria program”.

Bien sûr, it will be a night filled with chansons françaises (comme Gainsbourg, Misraki) and few jazz standards weaved in. I hope you can join us then. Please book here.

Merci et á bien tôt, j’espere.

Sincere gratitude to @cityofmooneevalley for supporting the performing arts community and for having us. Special thank yous to Iain Finlayson and Jessica Bellamy.


image text: Double bass player, a guitarist, a pianist and partly shown drummer behind a vocalist. Showing a jazz performance in progress inside an intimate venue.

It’s a Wrap! Inclusive Design & Wellbeing – A Conversation – MDW 2021

Photo by: Jessica Hyde | Description: A laptop screen in one of the attendees’ room, showing zoom session of a conversation in progress with 6 panelists, 1 moderator and 1 Auslan Translator.

That’s it! Finally, it happened, the conversation that supposed to take place in March 2020, it was held yesterday, 31st March 2021 (This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2021, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.)

Thank you for all of the attendees.

Thank you to all the panellists for their wonderful insights:

Dr Manisha Amin, CEO of Centre of Inclusive Design.

Professor Jenny Martin, Professor of Social Work- Federation University.

Jocelyn Chiew, Architect, Director City Design, City of Melbourne.

Dr Andrew Martel, Early Career Academic in Construction Management and Housing- Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne.

Dr Lil Deverell, Orientation and Mobility (O&M) specialist of RoAM and Postdoctoral researcher at Swinburne University of Technology.

Leo Feig, Project Manager at Building Engineering Pty Ltd.

Thank you for the part sponsorship of ShawContract that has afforded the event the webinar format, and our very own Auslan translator, Amber Richardson of

Final thank yous are to Swinburne University of Technology for their support, especially Swinburne Ethics committee and my PhD supervisors, Dr Nanette Carter, Prof Mark Taylor of Swinburne and Dr Kirsten Day of University of Melbourne.

Till next time all !