Help disadvantaged young people find their voice

Performance dates & times

Sunday to Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday to Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Audio Description available:

Wednesday 6 Nov
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 9 Nov
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Auslan Interpreter on site:

Saturday 16 Nov
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM*
*Auslan interpreted videos available every day

Running Time

Each audio story ranges from 5 - 15 minutes.

We recommend allowing up to 30 minutes for this experience.

Price range

FREE, no bookings required

Take a walk in someone else's shoes - literally.

A free pop-up storytelling exhibition is coming to Arts Centre Melbourne.

Housed in a giant shoebox, A Mile in My Shoes is a shoe shop where visitors can experience the world from a stranger’s perspective.

Step inside, swap your shoes, slip on some headphones and take a walk as the shoes’ owner shares their story with you. Melbourne’s exhibit will feature a collection of 35 shoes and audio stories based on the theme of water. Discover tales from all walks of life - an 81-year-old rower, a marine biologist, a Vietnam War veteran and even an English migrant with a fear of water.

Created by London-based artist Clare Patey of Empathy Museum, this work explores how empathy can not only transform our personal relationships but also help tackle global challenges such as prejudice, conflict and inequality.

From England to Brazil, A Mile in My Shoes has travelled all around the world. Now it’s Melbourne’s turn to see the world through someone else's eyes.

The project is presented by Arts Centre Melbourne as part of its Betty Amsden Participation Program, an annual community event series established by the late Betty Amsden AO and Arts Centre Melbourne to inspire and engage with all Victorians.

Creative Team

A Betty Amsden Participation Project
Created by
Clare Patey
Produced by

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