Dreambox Collective presents A Space of One’s Own, an artistic response to the current crises in women’s issues. Music has long been used to promote social change. The work of Bob Geldof, Billie Holiday, Joan Baez, Sam Cooke and Midnight Oil come to mind. Describing itself as “playing at the intersections of musical worlds and social justice,” A Space of One’s Ownfeatures an all-female ensemble comprising artistic director and founder, Chloe Chung, Katarina Grobler, Deepka Ratra and Alice Chance.

Dreambox Collective Sandra Brand, Katarina Grobler, Chloe Chung, Deepka Ratra and Alice Chance in Dreambox Collective’s A Space of One’s Own. Photo © Tony Ling.

The line-up contains works by emerging and established female composers, including several world premieres. Interactive, improvised and composed pieces explore the concept of a safe, female-centred space for women, taken a step beyond ‘just’ a performance with the inclusion of a guest speaker, Vivian Stavis, manager at the Lillian Howell Project, a refuge in Sydney’s Inner West, which has inspired much of today’s music and which is supported in part by today’s ticket...