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Fambo is committed to being a diverse, accessible, affordable & safe space for all LGBTIQA+ people & allies. We welcome any questions or requests related to accessibility. Contact us by email hello@fambo.com.au or message us on Facebook.

MAP OF 107, REDFERN. CLICK TO VIEW LARGE VERSION.

Access to 107 via Public Transport

Trains

Redfern Station is located 434m from 107, but has NO LIFTS.

  • There is an escalator to Eastern Suburbs Lines on Platform 11 & 12.
  • All other platforms are only accessible by stairs.
  • Some platforms are short and require exiting from the first 6 cars.
  • Hearing loop, PA announcements and tactile surfaces on all platforms.

Central Station is located 1.3km from 107 and has LIFT ACCESS to all platforms

  • wheelchair ramp boarding assistance,
  • hearing loop, PA system for announcements and tactile surfaces.

Buses
The following bus routes have wheelchair accessible services on Saturday and are within 350m of 107:
308, 309, 310, 343, 355, N11, N20

Go to Transport NSW for more details.

Accessible parking


Parking & Entry to the building
One accessible parking space is located on Redfern Street outside the main entrance to the building. A permanent access ramp is located to the left of the main entrance.
The upper level may be accessed via the stairs located at the front of the building, or via the lift located at the back of the gallery space.

Inside the building


All public areas of 107 are wheelchair accessible.

Support services
All visitors will be invited to wear free pronoun badge/s provided at the door: she/her, he/him, they/them. Support Workers from Twenty10 and GLCS NSW will available throughout the day.

Seating
Workshops and activities will have seating.
There will be limited social seating including stools and some chairs with backs and arm rests.

Bathrooms
All bathrooms will be Gender Neutral during Fambo.
The bathroom on the ground floor at the rear of the gallery space (right-hand transfer) is built to older standards and may not be accessible for all visitors.
The bathroom on the upper floor near the lift (left-hand transfer) is fully accessible. It includes a built-in baby change table.
There is an additional ambulant bathroom upstairs.

Carers with companion cards
Carers or persons who support a visitor with disability or frailty are admitted free on presentation of a companion card.

Assistance Animals
Assistance animals are welcome in all parts of 107 except food and beverage preparation areas.

sensory information

The ground floor of 107 is mostly a large open gallery space and a small café. The front wall can be opened on to busy Redfern Street. Fambo may use a speaker system for brief announcements related to the program.

The Banana Power session with Shahmen Suku will include amplified music, food preparation in a separated upstairs space with maximum of 25 participants. This workshop will be hands on, brightly lit, and may include fragrant smells. Foods Prepared will be vegan, raw and edible.

Bhenji Ra & House of Slé will run a voguing workshop for a maximum of 25 people in a separated upstairs space. It will be brightly lit and include amplified music.

The Queered Family Portraits by EO Gill and Anastasia Zaravinos will be done with one family at a time in a separated space. Participants will need to be comfortable sitting for make-up application and photo shoot which may require flash.

Kieran Butler and Dennis Golding’s projects will be located in different sections of the brightly lit main gallery. Expect noise from workshop participants (up to 15 per session) plus noise from adjacent social areas, brief amplified announcements and pop-up story times with drag queen Josie Baker (who may use a mic if required).

The Rainbow Families Camp Kitchen will be located on the second level in the outdoor garden area. Maximum of 30 people can access that space at any one time. Free packed lunches will be provided to eat there or take away.

Nicole Barakat’s collaborative installation is separated from the other spaces in a large, but enclosed room with theatrical lighting, including black lights illuminating flourescent materials. There will be mellow background music played in the space. This is an open workshop with relaxed entry and exit.

Deborah Kelly & Wayang Cyber’s video work will be mounted on the wall in the main gallery. Sound will be played through headphones and subtitles will be on screen. It is suitable for all ages.

The Heaps Small Party by Heaps Gay will include loud music, lighting effects and smoke or haze effects.

AUSLAN INFO


The following ticketed workshops will be Auslan interpreted:

“Pada Suatu Ketika (Once Upon A Time)” a stop motion collage animation by Deborah Kelly & Wayang Cyber will be subtitled in English.

English Transcript of Auslan Promo Video

Hey! Guess what? I’m here to tell you about Fambo. Fambo is a festival of contemporary art and culture. It provides a welcoming place for Queer families to come together and celebrate.

The festival was created by Jenn and Sam, who have two children and identify as a Queer family. They created this cultural celebration for Queer families, in defiant response to last year’s marriage equality debate. Jenn and Sam wanted to provide space for encouragement and joy to families like their own, after the negativity of the postal survey. So, come along!

Four events in the festival program will be Auslan interpreted.

  1. Banana Power

In the Banana Power workshop, a storyteller shares his Indian heritage with the audience as he prepares the sacred banana flower. As this delicacy is made he tells stories of his upbringing.

  1. Vogue Workshop

You know that famous dance Vogueing? Come and express your unique self yourself in the House of Vogue! It doesn’t matter what your experience is, this is your chance to shine and to meet other people through dance.

  1. I Can’t Let You Go, I Need You In My Life

In this workshop an artist will create an art installation and then invite the participants to come and remove pieces of it. You can then create jewelry to take home from this unusual scrap of art.

  1. We Wear Capes

In this workshop you can make a cute mini cape connected to your own identity, culture, and life experiences. As you are creating the cape you can find out about the life and experiences of others too. The cape you make is yours to keep.

It’s an exciting program so come and check out the interpreted workshops! If you want an interpreter for some of the other events in the festival, please contact us on the email address that will appear on screen shortly (hello@fambo.com.au). If you have any other questions about accessibility, such as about wheelchair access in the building, please use the same details to make your enquiries.

Fambo will be held at 107 Redfern St, Redfern (in Sydney). The venue is close to Redfern Station.

It’s on Saturday, 29th September, from 10am-6pm.

Tickets can be purchased on the Fambo website. The event could sell out quickly, so please book soon! Some of the workshops are free, some you need to purchase tickets for, but all information about prices and ticketing is on the website below: www.fambo.com.au

I can’t wait to see you at Fambo Festival!

Want to knOw what else is On? Check out the full program nOw.

Fambo would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which the Festival is held; the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. Indigenous sovereignty was never ceded and resistance to ongoing colonisation continues. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. 

Fambo is supported by the City of Sydney through its Culture and Creative Grants program and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Fambo is auspiced by 107 Projects and an initiative of their 107 Presents annual program.