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Benchmark Workshops


St Albans Community Centre & Melton Library and Learning Hub

Date & Time

4pm — 6pm Tuesdays
(St Albans) & Thursdays (Melton)



Benchmark is a series of free art and music workshops for young people in Melbourne’s West. Our Artist Facilitators support participants in a range of skill development including songwriting, recording, production and performance.

For more information on how to participate contact: arts.generator@cohealth.org.au



Damon Paraha
Damon Paraha, A.K.A. Nomad, is a Hip-Hop Artist from the Westside of Melbourne. He’s the second-oldest of six to a Maori father and Samoan mother. His music typically captures his upbringing as a 2nd Gen immigrant in a post-colonial society, aiming to articulate what Polynesian youth may be experiencing today.

Nyawir Majok
Nyawir is currently studying a Bachelor of Youth Studies and Youth Work at RMIT. She is passionate about social change. Nyawir’s practice includes fashion, dancing and meditation.

Gabs Collie
Born in Mindanao, the Philippines, Gabs, Homeboy G or Rudy V (as he is known on stage) is a performing artist, sound producer, and youth mentor living and working in Naarm (Melbourne). He uses music as a tool for therapy and a reconnection to self and community.

Aida Azin
Aida Azin is a visual artist living in Naarm (Melbourne). She uses her practice as a platform to promote the importance of self-representation on cultural perspectives. Aida uses her artworks to sound-out or create space for therapy and discussions, often including themes that reflect on her experience as a first-generation born Australian.

Gabriela Georges
Gabriela Georges is a performing artist, facilitator, and community development worker. Her creative work often explores love, loss, grief and nature, while her superpower as a facilitator is holding space for challenging (and sometimes uncomfortable) conversations.

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