This year the Critical Animals festival will be presented as part of the TiNA festival in Newcastle, NSW from Thursday 28 September to Sunday … [Read More...]
Critical Animals Research Symposium
28 September - 1 October 2017
Octapod and The Lock-Up present Critical Animals as part of This is Not Art
Exploring curious and uncharted niches in contemporary art and critical thought.
Critical Animals is a creative research symposium held annually as a part of This Is Not Art festival in Newcastle, Australia.
It’s a forum for students, researchers, writers, artists, thinkers and curious individuals who are critically engaged with creative and experimental art practices. It’s an opportunity to present papers and ongoing research, as well as to challenge creative practices and work collaboratively with others in the field..
- Artistic Madness
Can madness ever lead to the creation of great work?...
- Pop Culture Phenomena
What is it that makes a celebrity exceptional in our...
- Ancestors, Spawn & The White Wall Ghost!
A rainbow coloured installation examining transcendental ruptures between aboriginality and...
- The Big Shave
Opening with Martin Scorsese’s 1967 student film of the same...
Including a panel of Australian artists and academics discussing the...