You can purchase a recording of the concert for $10 here

We're thrilled to invite you to the first Dreambox Collective concert of 2021! A Saturday afternoon of music, art and learning, in partnership with the Lillian Howell Project, a young women’s refuge.

"A Space of One’s Own" is a creative exploration of our relationship to home, and what it means to build a safer, more supportive environment in our own lives, as well as for others around us. It’s an acknowledgment of the various factors that impact women’s lives and how communities come together to create an environment where all women can thrive. In March, our Dreambox members visited the Lillian Howell Project and were absolutely in awe of the work they do in the education, care and support they provide to young women in Sydney. We are extremely grateful to have had the chance to learn about their work in depth.

Join us for an eye-opening experience of musical and artistic responses to this theme, featuring guest speaker Vivian Stavis (manager of the Lillian Howell Project), and the premiere of new works by Chloe Chung, Alice Chance, Deepka Ratra and Sandra Brand. The cost of your ticket will go towards supporting the Lillian Howell Project as well as ensuring Dreambox Collective can continue presenting concerts into the future.

The Lillian Howell Project (Lillian's) is a specialist homelessness service providing medium to long term 24 hour, on-site gender-specific supported housing for up to 13 young women and girls from the age of 13 to 17 years. Lillian’s has been operating in Sydney’s Inner West since 1988. To read more about Lillian's, visit their page here:

Dreambox Collective artists visiting the Lillian Howell Project, March 2021

Artists in this project

Guest speaker: Vivian Stavis, the Lillian Howell Project

Vivian Stavis is the manager at the Lillian Howell Project (Lillian’s). Lillian’s is a refuge, situated in the Inner West, providing medium to long-term, 24 hour supported housing for up to 11 young women and girls from the age of 13 to 17 years. Lillian's aim is to provide these young women, who are survivors of child sexual abuse, neglect, homelessness or family violence, with an inclusive, stable and safe environment.


Vivian has worked in Community Services for over 15 years, with experience working with Domestic Violence and Adult women survivors of child sexual abuse. She has a passion in working with and empowering women and children since the start of her career and is proud of her achievements, especially at Lillian’s, where she has been the manager for 7 years, and believes this is the best job she has ever had!


In 2015, Lillian’s was awarded the Edna Ryan Award for community activism and feminist activity within the community. In 2019, Vivian won Westfields Local Hero and Lillian’s was awarded $10,000 to provide workshops and social outings for the girls and in 2020 Lillian’s and Good Shepherd were awarded “Best Partnership award” for the collaboration to provide onsite counselling for the girls by Youth Action, youth worker awards.