Welcome to the 2017 Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium. In our 14th year we present Criticism in Action – a collaborative conversation which grapples with the state of the world through the discussion of new ideas and playfully innovative forms. The whirlwind that 2017 has been so far has got us thinking about the ecology of criticism and how cultural criticism and practice can intersect to affect real world change.
Our festival brings together creative deep thinkers from across the country to share their research, vision and new worlds. We have been invigorated by work which experiments within the experience and interpretation of critical research, from roving artists talks to performative lectures, sad discos, and rituals in the park.
This year we are excited to be partnering up with Newcastle Museum, Newcastle Art Gallery and Newcastle TAFE to present new work in these distinctive spaces, as well as returning to our home at The Lock-Up. Together with our artists we are transforming existing space to carve out our own. Join us for Critical Animals 2017: Criticism in Action
We hope to see you in Newcastle!
Julia, Chiara and Alex
Julia Mendel, Chiara Grassia and Alex Holt