This Is Not Art Festival has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading independent arts festivals.
Since its inception 1998, This is Not Art festival has been dedicated to the development of experimental and emerging arts practice on a local and national level. The festival provides a platform for innovative and passionate culture makers to conceive, collaborate and present their ideas.
The festival showcases the work of emerging and established artists, presenting a program of discussion panels, theatre performances, research forums, hands on workshops and visual art exhibitions and installations. Writers, arts workers, media makers, thespians, musicians, physical performers, sound artists and visual artists travel from across Australia and overseas, to showcase their work, network, collaborate and develop new skills.
This is Not Art provides a forum of professional development, in which industry professionals, emerging artists and students are encouraged engage in collaborative programs and workshops, fostering skill development and knowledge transferal. The festival provides an exceptional opportunity for participants and audiences alike to find inspiration, develop their craft, gain insight into, and make connections with, the Australian creative industries at large.
This is Not Art is produced by the Octapod Association.