We’re pleased to announce a lineup which will tease out the notion of space – physical and online, global and local – and create a heterotopia during the This Is Not Art Festival. Our diverse program features a range of panels, workshops and exhibitions that will affirm difference and activate a wide range of spaces and represent a range of perspectives based on them.
Contextualising theory within the real world will be a range of culture hacks ranging from a panel on Australia’s place in a global context featuring a stellar cast from Canberra to a tour of underutilized spaces within Newcastle’s CBD featuring HoboTechno’s Nomadic Projections and everything in between.
Program Highlights Include:
- Friday’s opening reception for exhibition RE: Location a group show curated by CA2015 Co-Director Laura Hanlon, that expands the walls of the gallery to envelope a wider context imagining what is different, other – the non-hegemonic.
- Out of Canberra: The Politics Panel
What is Australia’s place on the world’s stage?
Are we ‘leaders’, ‘followers’ or ‘detractors’?
Join our panel and foreign correspondents as we offer an insider’s/outsider’s view of Australian politics.
Featuring Sam Dastyari, James Arvanitakis, Tom Ballard and Alice Workman.
- Part-Time Culture Panel discussion. Are all cultural workers destined for part time work? In partnership with the University of Western Sydney. Featuring James Arvanitakis and CA 2015 Co-Director Patrick Kelly.
- Friends with Benefits: Sharing is Caring – a group show first exhibited at Sydney’s TWENTY THIRTY SEVEN for it’s inaugural show in early 2015. For this reincarnation Newcastle artists join the original cast to form a one-night only exhibition of inter-town love and good-hearted nepotism featuring a list of artists too long to write here.
- Workshops Be.Poietic.Punks – Part 1 & 2. This work is about a life of punk and poiesis. It is an experiment in culture hacking by making us do what we believe in. You make a wish and prototype a concept or technology for it. Expect disorientation, time boxing and lots of laughter.
This is by no means an exhaustive list. We’ll be bringing you updates and behind the scenes previews on each of our programs over the next few weeks as we get excited about the October Long Weekend.
The CA2015 Team