Deborah Conway & Vivien Goldman In Conversation

Deborah & Viviene


Critics once declared that there was no-one more punk than Vivien Goldman; decades later they’re yet to be proven wrong.

The wildly influential London-born writer, educator, broadcaster and performer earned the nickname “the punk professor” when she took up a post at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute. Now she is coming to FOJAM to teach Melbourne a lesson.

To mark the recent release of her new book, ‘Revenge of the She-Punks: a Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot’, Goldman will discuss women’s involvement in punk and how the genre relates to Jewish identity, in conversation with ARIA-winning post-punk legend Deborah Conway. Both trailblazers in the ‘80s, Goldman and Conway will reflect on the music and movements that liberated them, and how they connect with these aspects of their identities; then and now.

There will be an audience Q & A following their conversation.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Shir Madness Melbourne



This production is part of the following series:

Festival of Jewish Arts & Music

Formerly Shir Madness Melbourne, the inaugural Festival of Jewish Arts and Music (FOJAM) takes over the Melbourne Recital Centre for a day-long celebration of music, performance, moving image, talks and storytelling.