We are very excited to be hosting events from the 2011 THIS IS NOT ART FESTIVAL.
Here is the program of events The Lock Up Cultural Centre will be holding throughout the weekend.
Electrofringe In Newcastle - Exhibition
29 Thursday - 2 Sunday
John Paynter Gallery
Electrofringe in Newcastle brings together a variety of electronic, experimental and new media artists from Australia working with artforms to be presented within the gallery environment.
Artists: Samuel Bruce, Robert Crisp, Danny Ford, Mitch Goodwin & Stephen Campbell, Adam Brown, Louis Pratt
Under The Petticoats - Performance
29 Thursday 5 - 6PM
30 Friday 8 - 9PM
Take a peek Under the Petticoats - a dance-theatre work that unravels the awkward elegance and intricacies of a woman.
Art Therapy and Social Change - Paper Session
30 Friday 4 - 5:30
Artists who are; working in indigenous health; developing interactive technologies in conjunction with Austism Spectrum Australia and growing a human empathy virus in a lab at SymbioticA, examine are as an instrument of therapy and social change.
Scott Brown, Liz Cameron, Carl Scrase (Wemakeus)
Space, Land, Language - Paper Session
1 Saturday 12 - 1:30PM
Three papers about how language is situated witin and amongst networks of relation including; linguistic research into language development in atoll-dwelling communities, reflection on the insights of ecopoetic reading strategies and a paper on representations of place in the work of contemporary American authors.
Bethanie Blanchard, John Olstad, Emily Stewart
Art, Activism, Community - Paper Session with Screening
1 Saturday 2 - 3:30PM
Artist collectives promoting a global engagement with creativity, film used to document and restore endagered languages in Japan and film used to reduce stigma associated with HIV in Papua New Guinea. Artists and researchers explore the role of art in social action through the discussion of their individual projects.
Kate Britton (Kommuniti Tok Piksa), Laura Castagnini (Wemakeus), John Olstad
The Landscape of Crisis - Paper Session
2 Sunday 2 - 3:30PM
In a bare walled space, four panellists discuss their engagement with sites of disaster and environmental crisis. Romantic landscapes under threat and travels to a contemporary 'ruin-scape' 3.5km from the Chernobyl Power Plant provide locations for psychgeographic studies creative responses to environmental disaster.
Rebecca Giggs, Sophie Lamond, Clancy Wilmott, Emma Fraser
For additional information, and more events taking place around Newcastle, please visit THIS IS NOT ART.