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Dining Room Tales

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You're invited! Come and break bread with internationally renowned artists as they share a meal and the story behind their practice. Dining Room Tales hosts regularly in rural Victoria, has toured globally, and is a festival favourite.

Dining Room Tales is a social art practice conceived and directed by Xan Colman, in which strangers are invited to the dinner table, to intimately share in the life, culture and practice of internationally acclaimed artists over a communal meal they design for the audience.

For each Tale, Xan collaborates with another extraordinary artist to devise a performance that presents that artist’s practice over an evening of slow, relational, story-imbued time.


It’s a practice of humanity and of art, shaped by a sustainability framework that emphasises slowness and social intimacy.

Contact us to discuss hosting Dining Room Tales at your event or festival.