As you may or may not know, the independent artspace I have been running, Arthouse, is having to close its doors after some 4+ years of critical cultural development.
Art spaces such as Arthouse are inevitably, rare and temporary, and they usually occupy older buildings at the end of their life. While I acknowledge this fact when taking on a building such as this, its always a curious and unsettling time when given the heave-ho.
Currently in Brisbane for Brisbane Fringe Festival, with 2 shows: the verbatim theatre work Cherry Tree Creek playing at the Judith Wright Centre over 2 nights on Wed 20th & Thu 21st Aug, and the bogan funk band The Don Johnson/Butlers, playing The New Globe Theatre on Fri 22nd Aug. Brisvegas will never be the same. Big word up to great friend Sam Tupou for his hospitality at Poly Gone Cowboy.
Off to Adelaide for the Adelaide Festival, Fringe Festival and Womadelaide. A range of Zane Saunders and my video/audio works are represented at Four Rooms, an exhibition curated by Troy-Anthony Bayliss, at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, as part of the visual arts program for the Adelaide Festival. Very excited to be visiting the city of churches again at this critical time of year.
Friends, our Mixed Grill ‘Welcome to Swampland’ show, featuring the King of Bass – FreQ Nasty, and a host of deep North artists, was a huge success.
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Indeed our largest crowd at Arthouse. From Traditional PNG hut making and weaving to cutting edge bass music, to fresh new pacific indie roots to Dabul’s delicious fresh coconut, bread fruit and ibeka dish…….
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