Celebrating 40 Years of St Martins Youth Arts Centre

40:40 LOGO

St Martins has been shaped by the many hands, hearts and minds that have made it what it is today, on the same site for 40 years.

40:40 invites artists, young people and community members alike to ponder the multitude of small moments that have shaped who we are, shifted boundaries, shaken us up. St Martins is documenting the stories, and each week for 40 weeks of the four terms, we will be featuring a portrait of an alumni artist on our social media pages. In December, we will be presenting a one-day performance event, weaving together the 40 stories and moments from artists of the past and artists of the future.

Term 2 Studio Production, 1984

Our birthday brings together artists young and old, current and past. In Term 4, St Martins alumni are invited to provide stimulus material from which a class of young people, led by their Workshop Artist, will create a performative interaction. The result will include one-on-one storytelling, a walking tour, interactive nail salon, and video installation, with members from all over the St Martins community, 5-8s to Teens, Congress and Outreach, storming St Martins' headquarters for a culmination of everything this community has to be celebrate.

Performances will take over St Martins, activating the nooks and crannies of offices, stage spaces, carpark, dressing rooms and even the street itself. The audience, armed with nothing but a map, are free to explore, discover, drink, eat and commemorate.

40:40 is an invitation to all those who are and have been through the doors of St Martins to reconnect, re-enter and re-discover the site.

Some of our St Martins alumni include: Catherine McClements Barry Kosky Noah Taylor Julia Zemiro Jane Turner Matt Day Ben Mendelsohn Gina Riley and Frank Woodley.

The social feed

28 Aug 2019
St Martins invites you to join us for BALIT LIWURRUK: STRONG GIRL - https://t.co/G2DhRf...
08 Aug 2019
Our special #EscapeVelocity preview screening is ready to take-off! Be prepared for the...
07 Aug 2019
Keep your finger on the pulse... Escape Velocity is ready to launch in a matter of days...
30 Jul 2019
💪🏻💪🏻 Yes! 💪🏻💪🏻 More awesome hero-work from semester 1! 🎭
26 Jul 2019
Some more creations by our young artists coming out of Semester 1's examination of hero...
25 Jul 2019
Some awesome creations from our 5-8s!! Do you know about our prompts and provocations? ...
11 Jul 2019
School's back next week, and with it, our Term Programs! Don't forget to enrol https://...
01 Jul 2019
#EscapeVelocity launching soon 🤩🤩 Keep your eyes peeled for details, we can't wait to s...
30 Jun 2019
Some more #BTS from #EscapeVelocity to get you excited! Launching very soon. Watch this...
30 Jun 2019
Today marks the end of #Pride Month 2019 - but not the end of celebrating #PRIDE every ...
19 Jun 2019
Check out all these young heroes on the mic with @sugarbowldonniris "Yung Philly" at #T...
17 Jun 2019
Meet some of the young heroes from #ThePlaygroundProject's "Heroes Live Here" productio...
13 Jun 2019
Check out some of #ThePlaygroundProject team getting ready for 'Heroes Live Here', a pe...
31 May 2019
Meet some of the amazing #EscapeVelocity stars! 😍 we've loved working with @minus18yout...
30 May 2019
The whole crew working hard on our #EscapeVelocity shoot 😍😍 Look at all these hard-work...
29 May 2019
On set for our first #EscapeVelocity shoot. We're so excited to be in the production ph...
27 May 2019
We had so much fun at #RoolaBoola Children's Arts Festival last year! Check out these a...
16 Apr 2019
With just a few days left of school holidays, we've got our minds on Term 2. How about ...