This is Pep Too!

This is Pep Too! is a new body of sculptural work that explores a revised meaning of ‘pep’ – found in the ambivalent spaces between failure, doubt and defiant enthusiasm.

MARS Video Exchange  

As part of an exchange with Melbourne-based gallery MARS, Metro Arts will present the work of three innovative Melbourne video artists.


Spanning from young love to aging cynicism, Magpie is a coming-of-age story that will thrill and delight like lemonade ice-blocks and a swim on a hot day.


A Parliament House concert is hijacked by eco- terrorists – Australia is to immediately cease all carbon emissions and coal exports or they’ll start executing their 1,700 hostages. Finnigan’s controversial work, set to a playlist of banging 90’s tunes, premieres in Queensland.




David Finnigan shares his thoughts

I’m a playwright and theatre-maker who works with climate scientists. I do a lot of work around climate and systems science. I wrote a play called Kill Climate Deniers which is going on at Metro Arts in May 2019. Here are some things. The Wangan and Jagalingou...

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On Skimming Stones: Memories of ‘Home’ and 25 Down

“The purpose of art…” Oh dear. I’ve started with that old chestnut. Please don’t click away! This won’t be a dry essay, I promise. One little quote, and we’re done. “The purpose of art,” Viktor Shklovsky wrote in 1917, “is to impart the sensation of things as they are...

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