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Matthias Schack-Arnott is a percussive artist whose award-winning works involve a melding of sound, visual design and new media. Described by The Guardian as ‘visually and sonically exquisite’, his works have been presented by Melbourne Festival, Sydney Festival, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, MPavilion, La Comete (France), Spor Festival (Denmark), Arts House, Supersense – Festival of the Ecstatic, The Unconformity (Tasmania) & Next Wave. 

From 2010-2018 Matthias was the Artistic Associate of Australia’s leading percussive arts organisation, Speak Percussion (‘virtuosic & adventurous’ New York Times). He continues to have a close affiliation with the organisation as a guest performer. 

He was recently awarded ‘Work of Year: Electro-Acoustic/Sound Art’ at the 2020 Art Music Awards for ‘Everywhen’, and has previously been awarded the 2016 Melbourne Prize for Music ‘Development’ Award, the 2014 Green Room Awards ‘Outstanding Work by an Emerging Artist’ for ‘Fluvial’ and four Australian Art Music Awards for his work with Speak Percussion.

Photo: Keith Saunders

— The Wire 


We save the biggest party for last, with a multi-venue celebration of art, music and ideas. For one night only, MAAD will take over your favourite venues, galleries and laneways in the northwest corner of the CBD. Featuring a closing DJ set from The Avalanches, live music, exhibitions, cinema and light installations, MAAD brings out the best in the west with a party to remember.


Sat 31 July


Nexus Arts, Lion Arts Centre

North Terrace

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Wheelchair Access

Nexus Arts is fully wheelchair accessible.



30 mins