The School

From January 4-May 13 Serena will be in residence at The School in Hasselt, Belgium. The school is a post-academic and ongoing multidisciplinary festival, residence and happy city experiment.

The School is a new post-academic residency where artists and designers work together on a common challenge: how we can, together with the neighbourhood, shape a more liveable city. This innovative project brings together a diverse array of 16 selected international artists, musicians, and designers to develop new approaches to “re-thinking the city”.

Follow the development of The School here.

You can donate to Serena’s crowdfunding campaign at the Australian Cultural Fund – donations are tax deductible and open until February 4. Your donation will support living and production expenses over the duration of this residency.

Thanks to the ACF donors: Michael Caruso, Justine Anderson, Alexis Diamond, Amy Wiseman, Therese Underwood, Katherine Harper, Renee Chong, Mark Hanna, Barend Kaak, Jennifer Faerber, Kate Harvey, Bianca Martin, Melissa Tooke, Emiko Watanabe, Emma Fishwick, Nerida Dickinson, Sze Chan, Isabella Stone, Emma Jack, Lenore Robertson, Jarrad Seng, Ash Berry, Aimee Smith, Marina Harvey, Australian Dance Party (Alison Plevey) and Kat Back and Jasper Cook.

This project is supported by The School, Culture and the Arts WA and Ausdance WA. Thanks also to the support of the Berben Family.

Spontaneous Library Party

How do we counter the notion that the public spaces of Hasselt, particularly the Library area as an entrance to the city is perceived to be uninviting, or unwelcoming? On Thursday 25 January, to draw attention to the Library, and to create a sense of occasion to this building at the entrance to the inner … Continue reading Spontaneous Library Party

Wat Beweegt Jou? (What Moves You?)

Installation and performance for the Pop-Up Cinema Festival It cannot be explained. It has to be danced. Concept and Filming: Serena Chalker Movement: The people of Hasselt Additional: Gina Meyers Music: Wannes Cuypers    


Gemeenschapswacht (2018) Opposite the offices of Vlaams Belang – Community watch is a playful provocation of the presence of a right-wing Flemish Nationalist political party opposite an urban playground in Hasselt. Just as the office is positioned to watch and provoke the community (in an area of mixed cultural heritage), so too to the eyes … Continue reading Gemeenschapswacht