The policy of mandatory detention has now been in place for over 25 years. How are we—as citizens, non-citizens or dual citizens—to mark this shameful anniversary? Mandatory / Monument, salutes the survivors, and asks the audience whether they will remain complicit bystanders. Who will you remember and who will you forget and how will you unravel Australia’s frayed social fabric? And how do we take responsibility for those who are still ensnared?
This event is part of Last Fridays – TiNA TAKEOVER.
Last Fridays presents after-hours access to Newcastle Art Gallery exhibitions, a drink at their pop up bar and a diverse program, changing monthly. This month, This is Not Art (TiNA), one of Australia’s leading emerging arts festivals is taking over the Newcastle Art Gallery. TiNA CoPresenters’ Critical Animals and Crack X, alongside Special Guest WE DON’T DANCE will pop up in the Gallery presenting installation art, poetry performances, live music and more.
Laman Street will be buzzing with more TINA events next door at the Library, presented by the National Young Writers’ Festival.
Last Fridays is supported by Create NSW’s Audience Development Fund, a devolved funding program administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.
This is Not Art is supported by the City of Newcastle.