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The Presentation: A cultural improvisation trio featuring former National Theatre Company of PNG’s Markham Galut, Kabi Kabi Aboriginal man Darren Blackman, and Nicholas Mills. The Presentation make new improvisational sound and media works that re-draw traditional instruments and traditions into a contemporary experimental fusion. MORE INFO
Collaboration with Zane Saunders: Zane Saunders and Nicholas Mills share an ongoing creative collaboration that spans some 10 years. This collaboration that has involved numerous one-off, semi improvised and site specific live performances, theatrical/installation performances and media based gallery works, in a variety of locations, venues and contexts. MORE INFO
HouseLab: was a creative development project, funded by the Experimental Art Fund (Australia Council for the Arts), that brought together established and emerging artists in developing new performance and media works. The project was led by principle artists Zane Saunders, Rebecca Youdell and Nicholas Mills, and engaged emerging artists Emma Whitticker and Jaymen Drahm. HouseLab explored narratives of ‘tourism in a post climate change world’, and was realised through 2 streams: F.N.C.A.R.E. and ‘Where’s Murri’ – in a showing of performance, audience engagement and media interaction. HouseLAB aims to have a further creative development in 2014.
Arthouse: is an artist/producer run space, located in semi-industrial Bungalow (Cairns, Far North Qld, Australia), that develops and celebrates contemporary culture in all its forms. It is an independent cultural venue and facilitator that acts as the defacto ‘fringe’ venue for Cairns, and drives an inclusive developmental agenda. MORE INFO
On Edge Festival: Held annually (mostly) in July, On Edge is an independent festival of media and performance that aims to develop contemporary art practice in our region and link it to National and international trends and networks. Guest artists have included Aphids, post, Last Tuesday Society, Arahmaiani, Polytoxic (pictured), Tess de Quincey, Jenny Fraser, Bonemap, Keith Armstrong, Robin Fox, ReelDance (dance on screen festival), Liquid Architecture (sound art festival) and lots more MORE INFO
Mixed Grill: Ongoing live art, visual media and cultural series that brings together diverse artforms, traditions and contexts in thematically linked ‘micro festival’ events. Themes have included ‘Pacifica’, ‘Femme Fatale’, and ‘The Parlous State’, and guest artists have included FreQ Nasty (USA), Markham Galut (PNG), LA Vampires (USA), Mike Cooper (UK/Rome), Donny Benet, Toy Death, DJ Manchild and lots more.