We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Collingwood Yards is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.

A lesson in Bliss

31 January - 24 February
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Wheelchair Accessible

Here Composite becomes a schoolroom again.

Visit and you might learn to read Bliss (1949–1985), a universal language, made of little pictures, honed for decades by Charles K. Bliss—formerly Blitz—who worked mostly from the office of a boarding house near Coogee Beach. The lesson begins with the use of a video Tachistoscope, a device that spaces images in time, quickly, set up to show you all the elements of the language, one by one, gradually. We offer you a ostensive, comprehensive instruction in Bliss’s happy faults; chemical grammars; speechless inscriptions; and untenable, incandescent loves.

Rowan Mcnaught is secretary of Darpa, under whose auspices this lesson is produced


Lock Building
30 Perry St, Collingwood, Collingwood Yards, 3066


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