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.

Experimental arts organisation

Open by appointment only

APHIDS is a 30-year-old artist-led experimental art organisation based in Naarm/Melbourne.

Collaborative, risk-taking and future focused, APHIDS is led by Lara Thoms and Mish Grigor. APHIDS makes experimental work across artforms and contexts: in public space, festivals, digital platforms, across visual and performing arts, major institutions and beyond. They have been presented in every state and territory in Australia, from the Malthouse Theatre to the Art Gallery of SA. We have engaged audiences in samurai hotels in Japan, churches in Finland, community halls in regional towns, drive-ins and even beamed art into outer space.

APHIDS includes the triad of Amrita Hepi, Amaara Raheem, and Sammaneh Pourshafighi, through a peer-based approach to art-making, knowledge sharing and cross disciplinary exchange from diverse viewpoints.


Perry Street Building
Collingwood Yards
Collingwood, 3066

A diagram showing the layout of Collingwood Yards, identifying the Perry Street Building at the south and southw est boundary of the site
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