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An introductory workshop in rope bondage and navigating intimacy, pleasure and consent

ROPETIMES returns to Midsumma after sellout workshops in 2022 and 2023. Facilitated by acclaimed artist and ropeworker, Luke George (STILL LIVES - NGV/Rising 2022) – a rope bondage class for beginners and anyone who wants to learn, practice and play. Come with a partner or meet someone at the workshop. No previous experience required. Rope provided.

Rope is a sensitive and dynamic material. It can act like a conductor between bodies where energy, pleasure and power are exchanged. A sensuous art form and a form of play, rope bondage is a dynamic relational practice that involves a heightened sense of touch and sensitive mutual listening between the giver and the receiver, as they communicate their consent, trust, empathy and pleasure to each other. Discover what works for you and your partner/s.

In this workshop, Luke will teach principles and techniques. You’ll learn foundation knots and ties to get you started on your rope journey alongside a strong focus on touch, intimacy, communication, pleasure, safety and consent between you and your rope-partner - building sensation, trust and the dynamic connection.


Luke George (he/they) is a multidisciplinary artist and ropeworker. Based in Naarm (Melbourne). Luke’s work takes them across Australia, Asia, Europe and North America, with their most recent work STILL LIVES for NGV/RISING 2022, tying and suspending 5 Aussie rules footballers into the recreation of the 2011 AFL Mark of the Year. Intersecting with their art practice, Luke is a sex worker, kink educator and rope bondage practitioner. Luke is passionate about sex positivity and how exploring pleasure can unshackle us from shame. With a particular focus on queer people, Luke creates safe environments for consenting adults to explore touch, intimacy and BDSM, based on a foundation of mutual respect. Luke believes that exploring intimacy with ourselves and with each other, is a radical and necessary action in the world today.

Images 1 and 2: ROPETIMES by Luke George
Image 3: STILL LIVES: MELBOURNE by Luke George & Daniel Kok

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Auslan Interpreted
Wheelchair Access
Vision Rating less than 50%

Dates & Times

WHEN Sat 3 Feb 10am + 3pm
AUSLAN Sat 3 Feb 10am


CONC $35.00
First Nations $20.00
EARLY BIRD 15% discount at checkout on full price tickets until 11pm 19 Dec 2023
3-SHOW 10% discount at checkout on full price tickets when purchasing 3+ eligible events
COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange


Abbotsford Convent - Rosina Auditorium

1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford

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Hurstbridge/Mernda line to Victoria Park


200, 207 to Clarke/Johnston St

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Themes of a sexual nature, Latecomer lockout

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