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Signal Curators

Signal has young people at heart. The Signal Curators program is an opportunity for young people to tell the story of Signal through art.

Guided by professionals from some of Melbourne's top galleries, the Signal Curators get a behind-the-scenes look into each stage of the curatorial process. The Signal Curators have ongoing input into the program, sharing ideas and leading projects.

Their latest project the Signal Instructionals is a series of 3 books based on artist-led workshops held at Signal. The download for the skirt pattern for the Bats of Leisure book  is available. Print it out on A0 size and make your own skirt.

If you're interested in becoming a Signal Curator and shaping the future of Signal, please get in touch by emailing

The Signal Express with Express Media

The Signal Express is an online arts and culture magazine created entirely by young Melbourne writers aged 13 to 18.

Featuring the freshest of arts, entertainment and cultural journalism, it’s a place for reviews, previews, features and opinion.

If you want to be part of the conversation, get in touch. We’d love your voice in the mix.


Street Art Mentoring

Signal’s street art mentoring workshops offer young people a unique opportunity to work alongside professional artists in a safe, collaborative space where individual diversity and artistic development are encouraged through street art.

Work in Melbourne's famous lanes to explore paste-ups, free hand styles and stencils with guest artists from the Blender studios.

Signal Street Art Mentoring runs during school holidaysnext program: April 8-10.
Bookings open one month before each program commences. 


Evolution is a creative arts program dedicated to young people who are not currently studying or employed. Two days a week young people work in a flexible, supported studio environment to make art. Working alongside professional artists and youth workers, young people will be exposed to a wide range of art forms including visual art, design, film, animation and photography. Evolution is open to young people from all walks of life and artistic ability.

Applications are by referral. For more information or to make a referral contact Frontyard on (03) 9611 2413.

Evolution is a partnership between Signal, City of Melbourne and Frontyard Youth Services.


Drawing of three peopleBetanarratives

The brainchild of young artists Jessica Yu and Georgia Delaney, Betanarratives is an online journal that invites writers and artists to collaborate and create inventive storytelling. Online works motivate audiences to interact with narratives changing and controlling the literary landscape as they create their own story within it.

Betanarratives will present a series of monthly workshops inviting participants to reconstruct modes of storytelling and explore a new school of creative storytelling practice.

Works will be curated into the Betanarratives online journal and culminate into an exhibition.

February: Drawing the graphic novel, Sunday 15 February, 12 to 5 pm.
March: Lines of thread, Sunday 15 March, 12pm to 5 pm.
April: Blaspheming the western canon, Sunday 19 April, 12pm to 5pm.
May: Book making and self-publishing, Sunday 17 May, 12pm to 5pm.
June: Cracking the code, Sunday 14 June, 12pm to 5pm.

Betanarratives is open to young people 16 to 25 years.

Bookings are essentialBook here