This is Not Art is one of Australia’s leading independent arts festivals. Since its inception, This is Not Art has been dedicated to the exploration of experimental and emerging arts media and concepts, providing a platform for innovative and passionate culture makers to present their ideas.
This Is Not Art (TINA) is a supercharged convergence of writers, performers, thinkers, independent and industry musicians, creative researchers, electronic artists, dilettantes, and DIY culture makers in a showcase featuring over 400 local, national and international artists.
Held annually in Newcastle, Australia, the festival presents a diverse program of over 250 events, across four days. In 2012 TINA will be held from the 27th - 30th September.
This Is Not Art is brought to you by the Octapod Association each year in partnership with arts collectives and organisations from across Australia.
In 2012 This is Not Art festival presented:
The Crack Theatre Festival is a national festival and forum devoted to experimental and cross-disciplinary theatre and performance. Crack Theatre Festival presents a program of performances, gigs, panels, forums, workshops and interventions, profiling the diversity of contemporary Australian Theatre.
Critical Animals Critical Animals musters together artists that seek out postgraduate research, practice-led development and/or quasi-intellectual conversation, to devour the critical contexts for the experimental and emerging arts and media practices in the This is Not Art program.
The National Young Writers’ Festival is Australia’s premier event for emerging writers, publishers, performers and trouble-makers.Far from the seas of white hair, book signings and celebrity author worship you might expect, the NYWF is a DIY, hands-on conversation between equals.
For more information about This Is Not Art Festival, contact:
Sarah Thrift, This Is Not Art Festival Coordinator
Tel: 0405 151 317