The Dabbler's Series is a space for exchange and experiments with friends and collaborators of the Collective. 

Think of it as a series of workshops or masterclasses, only less classroom-like and more shared-collaborative vibes. The Dabbler's Series is an ongoing, long-term community engagement effort with plans to expand content and themes across disciplines. 

George Town Literary Festival

For George Town Literary Festival, The Dabbler’s Series brings together artists and performers in the Malaysian arts industry to talk about the varied forms and aspects of sexual violence in the industry. The conversations will take place after the afternoon (2 pm) screenings of The Boys Club film which is also a part of the Festival. These are also held in conjunction with the UN's 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. 

*free admission; pre-registration required. 

25 November 2023 │Hall 4, Jetty35

Film screening: 2 pm 

The Dabbler's Series: 2.30 - 3.30 


The first talk features documentary filmmaker and journalist Yih Wen Chen, who produced, directed, and wrote The Boys Club film. The conversation dives into the inspiration behind her documentary and the process of creating the work. 


*free admission; pre-registration required. 

26 November 2023 │Hall 4, Jetty35

Film screening: 2 pm 

The Dabbler's Series: 2.30 - 3.30 


The second session explores the theme of body and intimacy in the performing arts. The conversation looks into the treatment and expectations of using the body, physical and emotional intimacy, and what arts practitioners can be mindful of when facing situations where the boundaries between body and intimacy are crossed. The session features Hilyati Ramli, Maizul Affendy, Rupa Subramaniam, and Yih Wen Chen, and will be moderated by Anna Tan. 


*free admission; pre-registration required.