First program announcement for This is Not Art 2016 highlights focus on collaboration and cross-festival pollination.
This is Not Art (TiNA) celebrates Newcastle as a first rate creative city. Now in its 19th year, the festival has become an integral part of Newcastle’s arts calendar as young people from around the country converge on the city over the October long weekend to share ideas, meet like-minded creative and potential collaborators, and test work in a safe and supportive environment.
Longstanding co-presenters National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF), Crack Theatre Festival and Critical Animals will this year be joined by Special Guests Hobotechno, a Newcastle based experimental arts collective. With a focus on engaging with the local community, activating multiple venues across the CBD and blurring the boundaries between writing, performance, visual arts and critical thinking, TiNA 2016 offers an array of workshops, panels, installations, performances and special events for those interested in exploring experimental and thought provoking contemporary arts.
Globelight is preparing for its third big exhibition this August – the only home grown event of its kind in Australia, championing real creativity and career development of over 50 artists since its inception in 2012. Artists and designers from around Australia have been invited to propose works responding to the theme “energy as light” and will be filling two venues with spectacular and thought provoking, creative artworks using a startling array of materials and, of course, light.
Off The Kerb Gallery will host smaller, object based works while the Abbotsford Convent opens it’s incredible spaces to larger installation works, both indoor and outdoor.
Dates for the event are as follows:
Off The Kerb
August 19 (Fri) Opening Night 6-9pm – includes live interview and opening speech by Peter Kennedy.
August 21 – 2-4pm Artist talks
Sept 2 Last day of exhibition
August 20 Opening night – Exhibition to be opened by Charles Justin, formerly of SJB architects and owner of JAHM art house museum
August 28 Final day of exhibition
The DIS 2016 theme of “fuse” is about exploring the range of new possibilities along the human and technology spectrum – the blurring of any clear divides between analog and digital, atoms and bits, materiality and virtuality, art and design, academy and industry. From mobiles to wearables, bearables, and even injectables, technology is finding its way to be carried by us, on by, and inside us. At the same time do we welcome more and more robots and humanoids into our lives – from Furby, Roomba, Siri, to Jibo. Are we witnessing a fusion of the cyborg with the matrix? What does the future of interactive systems hold? Join us at DIS 2016 to find out.
In 2016 the International Media Architecture Biennale (MAB’16) will take place in Sydney Australia at the brand new cultural precinct The Concourse, designed by multi-award-winning Australian architects fjmt.
MAB’16 is presented in conjunction with Vivid Sydney and the International Conference on Designing Interactive Systems DIS’16 at QUT in Brisbane.
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This year The Light in Winter celebrates its tenth anniversary, marking a decade of warming up the heart of Melbourne at Fed Square through a combination of major light-art commissions with hearty community participation.
The Light in Winter rejoices in the acknowledgement of the contributions, made by communities of diverse cultural backgrounds, which have made Melbourne the great world city it is today. At the same time, the mid-winter festival is proud to have hosted unique installations by internationally recognised artists such as Rafael Lozano Hemmer, Asif Khan, Bruce Ramus, United Visual Arts, Luz Interruptus, Nathan Thompson and so many more; as well as the participation of local artists and lighting industry creatives.
The Light in Winter will open gently on 1 June with the annual Kirra Illuminating Glass Award (KIGA) in Kirra Galleries, and the announcement of the illuminated glass prize winner. On 2 June an opening ceremony will acknowledge the ten years of the festival and its community participants, as they are welcomed once again to Leempeeyt Weeyn’, the Indigenous Campfire which artist Vicki Couzens created for the very first The Light in Winter ten years ago. The fire will be lit that night, in the presence of delegates to the ISPA congress (International Society for Performing Arts), and will remain burning at the front of Fed Square for the whole of the Winter in Fed Square season; the sight and smell of the smoke has become a beautiful marker of the coldest months.
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Vivid Sydney is a festival of light, music and ideas.
Vivid Light transforms Sydney into a wonderland of ‘light art’ sculptures, innovative light installations and grand-scale projections for all to enjoy – for free. It is a magical celebration of light-design excellence and the world’s largest outdoor ‘art-gallery’: a unique Vivid Sydney experience.
Vivid Light engages lighting artists, designers and manufacturers from around Australia and the world to illuminate, interpret and transform Sydney’s urban spaces through their creative vision.
May 10, 2016 WT | Wearable Technologies and Whitehouse Institute of Design will partner to organize the world’s most international wearable conference ever presented below the equator. This event will feature the most original wearable engineers, manufactures, data analytics, and fashion designers. WT’s collaboration with Whitehouse Institute of Design will create an ingenious conference filled with professionals, market gurus and aspiring students. This one day event will be hosted in Sydney, Australia on Whitehouse Institute of Designs’ campus. Register today to gain updated insights on how the thinkers of tomorrow will influence the market of wearable technology.
Curated by creative technologists S1T2, FABLES FROM THE THRESHOLD (‘FABLES’) is our inaugural exhibition open to the general public, exploring the use of future technologies in a meaningful way.
FABLES will feature a highly-participatory collection of introspective experiences that explore the technical acheivements of up-and-coming Australian artists shaping the digital landscape. It will give you the opportunity to consider the hope and fear that future technologies promise, through a plethora of fun and immersive experiences including interactive environments, digital visualisations, virtual realities and much more.
Celebrating the intersection of science and art
The inaugural World Science Festival Brisbane will bring some of the world’s greatest thought leaders to Queensland, showcase local scientists and performers from around the Asia Pacific region, and host the brightest and the best from previous events in New York.
At the World Science Festival Brisbane, the biggest stars of science will present the beauty, complexity, and importance of science through diverse, multidisciplinary programming that is the World Science Festival signature. The inaugural World Science Festival Brisbane will take place between 9 and 13 March 2016 and is presented by the Queensland Museum.
See Canberra in a different light this Autumn when many of the city’s national attractions open their doors after-hours to host an array of exclusive events and surprising experiences.
Over nine illuminated nights the whole family can enjoy free and ticketed events such as blockbuster exhibitions and rare films, captivating architectural projections, intriguing live music and performances, stand-up comedy, thrilling tours into the depths of our national attractions, exclusive dining experiences and more.