March 9, 2015



Hello hello, Animals! Our CFP is now live!

This year Critical Animals festival will be presented in Newcastle, NSW from 2nd-4th October 2015.

We are now calling for Proposals for our festival in 2015. This year’s Out Of Place symposium (O.O.P.s) draws on where you live, work, love and create; your community, and how you engage and collaborate. We’re imagining what is different, other: the non-hegemonic. Nomadic space, another place, online space, creating place, more space.

“…In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satisfied, and the Cartographers Guilds struck a Map of the Empire whose size was that of the Empire, and which coincided point for point with it. The following Generations, who were not so fond of the Study of Cartography as their Forebears had been, saw that that vast Map was Useless…”

– Suarez Miranda,Viajes de varones prudentes, Libro IV,Cap. XLV, Lerida, 1658

Critical Animals is about exploring curious and uncharted niches in contemporary art and critical thought – we are very open to various experimental and creative avenues. Unsure if your idea fits? Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

Download the Call for Proposals info pack and start writing!

Submit proposals and ideas via our Proposal Form by 30th March, 2015.

Any questions should be emailed to to us at

Please feel free to circulate this CFP to your networks! Look forward to hearing from you soon,

Patrick, Laura, and Julia.

Critical Animals 2015