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The Substation/ Artist/​Incendium Radical Library and Press/

Incendium Radical Library at The Substation, Photo: Pat Casten

Incendium Radical Library & Press is a community library and publisher founded in 2016 to bring together a collection of leftist literature and marginalised voices to promote social change and collective learning. The library runs writers’ residencies, poetry events, writing workshops, and publishes emerging writers.

In 2018, Incendium joined with IRL Infoshop, a community space focused on building community, connection, and resistance. Some of the events and workshops that have been held at IRL Infoshop are regular writing to people in prison events, the Healing Through Art brunch series and art workshops, the transformative justice workshop series, fundraising events such as trivia nights and collective meals, mutual aid projects, collective meetings for various organising projects and more.

Photography by Pat Casten

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1 Market Street, Newport,
Victoria 3015, Australia

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Wed–Sat 12–6pm
Fri 12–8pm

We acknowledge and recognise the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Yalukit-willam of the Kulin Nation, who are the traditional custodians of the land that The Substation is on. We extend our respects to their ancestors and elders past, present and emerging, and to all First Nations people.

We are committed to continually improving our services to ensure our events can be enjoyed by all. If you have specific access requirements (including seating arrangements for events) please get in touch.


What's on
Jo Lloyd/​ Handsome/​ 22–26 February 2022/
Chunky Move/​ Yung Lung/​ 1–12 February 2022/
Hyphenated Biennial/​ 3 December 2021–9 April 2022/