Performance Space presents

The Unshame Machine - Betty Grumble

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Image credit: Betty Grumble, The Unshame Machine, 2019. Image by Sean Breadsell.

Dates & Session Times

Friday 25 Oct - 6:30pm


Bay 19, Carriageworks
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh


Performed and birthed by
Emma Maye Gibson and Betty Grumble

Collaborating Performers
Megana Holiday
Iya Ya Ya
Stelly G

Emma Maye Gibson in collaboration with Stereogamous

Sydney Premiere

"...I want to tell stories ferociously, from my guts..." Emma Maye Gibson in The Guardian

Vulva, yoni, vagina, ya ya, my garden—yeah—my hoo ha ha! The Unshame Machine is iconic Sydney performer Betty Grumble’s pussy printing party: a deep-squat disco of experimental bodily becoming, storytelling, sharing and sex. This collaborative performance and installation notes the histories of fellow printmakers, c*nt-loving science tunes, and says “F*%k the shame machine—power to the pussy”.


Duration: 90 minutes

This performance contains nudity, discussion of violence, loud music, consumption of alcohol, incense burning, revenge fantasies, strobe, party atmosphere/encouragement, and C*NT. Restricted to audiences aged 18+.

Patrons will be required to stand for the duration of the performance - please contact us if you have any access requirements.


Make a night of it!

Keep the party vibes flowing post-show in the Bombay Sapphire Canvas Bar, and enjoy the free live music on offer as part of our Sonic Nightcap program from 9:30pm.

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