This is Not Art (TiNA) is one of Australia’s most loved independent, emerging and experimental arts festivals. Featuring over 150 free events over 4 days on the October Long Weekend, the Newcastle CBD will be alive with live music, performances, panels, workshops, in conversations, live art, installations, projections and plenty of special events.
2019 festival highlights include:
TiNA TAKEOVER at Newcastle Art Gallery: WE DONT DANCE, Heart Open and Crack Festival are collaborating on this evening event featuring live music, live art, radical electronic DJs and projections by local and regionally based artists from around the universe.
Hunter Poetry Slam Regional Final: Watch 12 finalists from Hunter region local heats battle it out for a chance to compete in the NSW state final of the Australian Poetry Slam. Hosted by Jesse Oliver, Australian Poetry Slam Champion 2017, and with judges selected randomly from the audience, poets will have 2 minutes to impress with their rapid fire delivery.
Late Night Readings (LNR): National Young Writers Festival cornerstone events, LNR showcase artists who are writing and creating work that resonates with key concerns and issues of our audience.
Are you over Newcastle tonight? Presented by Crack Festival, this garden party event in a grand home in Merewether, will feature live music, roving characters and a tonight show filmed live on the balcony.
NYWF Zine Fair: One of the longest running zine fairs in the world, the NYWF Zine Fair is a festival favourite. Browse the stalls of hand made publications, badges and more at Newcastle City Library.
Art Party: It’s a ball. It’s an art party. It’s all happening. A collaboration between National Young Writers’ Festival and Crack Festival, this is the place to be on the Saturday night!
This is Not Art is produced by Octapod in partnership with 3 Co-Presenters National Young Writers’ Festival, Crack Festival and Critical Animals. 2019 Special Guest is WE DONT DANCE.
This is Not Art enjoys and acknowledges generous support from the City of Newcastle and Create NSW as Principal Partners.
Festival dates: Thursday 3 – Sunday 6 October 2019.