Focusing on the work of Canberra-based artists, Art, Not Apart 2017 is a one-day festival featuring exhibitions, performance art, music, installations, site-specific interventions, film projections, dance parties and pop-up food and drink. Based around the theme ‘Shake It Up’, this year’s event explores “new perspectives in and through art” from a distinctly Canberran perspective.
This year, the festival is hosted in the NewActon precinct and the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA). Highlights include the screening of Philipe Mora’s documentary film Monsieur Mayonnaise, while the Shake It Upexhibition takes place at Hotel Hotel’s Nishi Gallery, showcasing the work of numerous emerging and established Canberra artists. Moving into the evening, the NFSA’s 1920s hall and courtyard hosts Sound and Fury – the official adults-only performance art after-party. Directed by Chenoeh Miller, Sound and Fury is a celebration of music, theatre, dance, spoken word and live art, which Chenoeh describes as a “debaucherous kind of night”. Closing out the event, F-ck Art, Let’s Party brings together DJs, producers, interstate artists and immersive installations across two stages running until 5am.
The 7th print issue of Assemble Papers, 'In/formation', considers activism, collective action and the power of people in the information age. (The Beyonce reference in this issue's title is a happy accident.) Here, AP editor Sara Savage explains some of the thinking behind this issue, published in partnership with CLIMARTE, the clever folks behind the biennial ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE festival
Liberate Tate is an activist art collective, formed shortly after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, that spent six long years campaigning British cultural institution Tate to drop its oil company funding through a series of nearly 20 unsanctioned performances, interventions and protests. Sara Savage speaks to co-founder Mel Evans about 'Big Oil', ethical sponsorship and the power of performance
Tiggy cafe's Sarah Booth and Julia Dunne share a recipe they learned from Nayran Tabiei, cooking teacher at Free to Feed, a pop-up cooking school in Melbourne taught by refugees and asylum seekers. The recipe? Nayran's Tas Kebab – originating in Turkey, over the centuries it's a dish that has made its way across the region and appears here with a Syrian twist