This year marks the tenth annual This Is Not Art festival and to celebrate we are going all out!
Music highlights include: raw pop collages of Ducktails (US), the lovable scuzzy surf punk of the Vivian Girls (US) and Ripley – a Cali based DJ/ academic just back from Jamaica, Susan Gray and the Katies – fresh faced and fashioned up direct from the sales in Melbourne, The Burning Brow (Brisbane), Bum Creek(VIC), don’t ask just watch and listen, and one super fine 1920’s style ‘big band’!
Locally we’ll be showcasing the finest independent and innovative artists throughout the festival, including a host of visual artists in the China Club Arts Hub, Kira Puru and the Very Geordie Malones, a Zombie Pride March and Scream Screen with the best of local horror film shorts, and some short performances by Newcastle's very own Tantrum Theatre.
This year also sees Sound Summit teaming up with New Weird Australia, to exploring the spaces of Renew Newcastle and the Festival Club with the sounds of a new breed of Australian musicians.
This year includes so many amazing visual arts pieces that we are now filling the cupboards and kitchen space of the Arts Hub! There will be a range of exhibitions at TAFE Gallery, John Paynter, Podspace Gallery, Loop Space, Newcastle Arts Space, the Mason’s, a variety of shopfronts, and a range of installations in Civic Park.
If you are interested in a sneak peak at our program send an email to: email@example.com and say PLEASE! If you are interested in getting your hands on some collateral – postcards, stickers and posters send and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org If you are interested in volunteering at the festival send an email to: email@example.com Dont forget you need to pre-register if you would like to borrow a bike from the Bike Love Corral, and you should also pre-register for camping at Tent City.
Sunday Fair Stalls are now available. To request one, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for the ride - 01 - 05 October 2009 www.thisisnotart.org