Open Actions is a weekend arts program centred around six participatory artworks that will reveal and revel in the richness of the Enoggera Reservoir.
Local contemporary artists, Aishla Manning, Anthony Baker, Aurora Christie, Guyala Bayles, Joella Warkill, Keemon Williams, Kylie Spear, and Primitive Motion (Sandra Selig & Leighton Craig) have created new work to respond directly to the location and engage with the surroundings in a dialogue that reflects on our relationship to water, its health and cycle, use and management.
Cement mixers filled with rushing water, dingos guarding the dam, a mini water slide for giant ice cubes, bushwalks with poets, an immersive soundtrack and exclusive album release, the day-long art experience will be something a little bit different and a little bit wonderful for folks of all sorts and ages to engage with and enjoy.
In addition to the art, the Open Actions’ Hub will offer visitors a place to chill out thanks to new furniture designs from local design studio, Five Mile Radius, and tunes inspired by the dam from local creative, Joseph Burgess.
10.00am – 6.00pm Saturday 16 + 17 November
Opening Event and performance by Primitive Motion
3.30pm – 5.00pm Saturday 16 November
Additional Primitive Motion Performance
7.30am Sunday 17 November
This event is free and family-friendly.
Open Actions is presented as a part of Brisbane City Council’s Temporary Art Program 2019, this project has been produced by Metro Arts and people+artist+place, with indigenous curators Blaklash Projects and made possible through the support of Seqwater. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
We acknowledge and honour all First Nations People, in particular, the Traditional Owners of the central Brisbane area, the Jagara and Turrbal nations. These people are the custodians of the land on which Open Actions will take place, and as such we would like to pay our respects to their elders – past, present and emerging.
(60 Mt Nebo Road)
16 – 17 November 2019
Artists: Aishla Manning, Kylie Spear, Anthony Baker, Keemon Williams, Primitive Motion, Aurora Christie-Liddle, Guyala Bayles & Joella Warkill.
Producers: people+artist+place & Metro Arts
Presenters: Brisbane City Council
Curators: Blaklash Projects
Photographer: Dave Kan Photography