YOUNG ARTIST FORUM 2021

8 – 11 APR
What is it like to be an emerging artist in today’s arts industry? Asking this question often feels like a shout into the void, but from the 8-11 of April the Young Artist Forum shouts back.

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OPENING EVENT

8 APR | OPENING EVENT
Join us for the official opening, featuring a Welcome to Country with Derek Oram Sandy, a creative development showing by NDRNCE, a very special panel and live music.

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TANGERINE HOUR

8 + 10 APR | CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT
Witness this contemporary, physical performance grounded in suburban intimacy, created by emerging performance ensemble NDRNCE.

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TECHNOLOGY MEETS ART

8 APR | TALK
Join award-winning composer and academic Dr Eve Klein in a discussion on pushing the boundaries of genre to find new ways of immersing contemporary audiences in art.

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ORGANIC ALGORITHM

8 – 11 APR | VISUAL ART INSTALLATION
Bella Deary examines the integral shared biology of humans and animals through these magnified latex cells as they reclaim the New Benner Theatre.

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BEHIND THE ART

9 APR | TALK
Find out more about the artworks and installations featured in the Young Artist Forum from the emerging curator and artists themselves.

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CREATIVE BRAINSTORMING

10 APR | WORKSHOP
Discover the importance of process over product, as professional artists to discuss their processes for workflow and productivity.

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NON SENSE

8 – 11 APR | VISUAL ART INSTALLATION
This dual channel installation asks the audience to question the meaning we make out of the nonsensical language and world around us.

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DIGITAL PRESENCE

10 APR | WORKSHOP
It’s time to build yourself an audience! In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn how to build a brand, develop content and utilise social media.

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SLUDGE BANK

9 + 10 APR | CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT
A snarky slime-creature is lurking in the pipes of a newly erected development called Riverbank Towers. It won’t stop until it has consumed every cavoodle in sight.

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TRANSLITERATION

8 – 11 APR | VISUAL ART INSTALLATION
Technology isn’t always perfect, especially when it comes to auto-generated text, but Paean Sarkar is putting Microsoft Word’s ‘dictate’ function to the test.

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ENGKANTO

8 – 11 APR | VISUAL ART INSTALLATION
Using sculptural costumes influenced by ball culture, Rhanjell Villanueva explores the intersection of Filipino diaspora and queer culture against the backdrop of a colonised Australia.

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TAKING CARE OF YOU

11 APR | WORKSHOP
How do you maintain balance when your work meets your passion? It’s time to find out how to juggle self-care with productivity.

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CREATIVE PATHWAYS

11 APR | TALK
Who’s behind the curtain? Meet the arts workers whose careers run parallel with artists, and discover the alternative career paths within the sector.

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JOURNEY OF THE SELF

8 – 11 APR | VISUAL ART INSTALLATION
Nimue Dreaming embraces a contemporary Indigenous style to paint her personal journey of self-discovery.

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BORN UNDER A TREE

8 – 11 APR | VISUAL ART INSTALLATION
Through traditional markings and a strong weave connecting clay trunks, Kyra Mancktelow represents the reclamation of identity and the resilience of cultural connections

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ART + ACTIVISM

11 APR | PANEL
Our art defines us. Hear from the artists who are using their work as a platform to uplift the voices and stories.

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The Bombshells Ball

17 APR / BURLESQUE
An evening of titillation, tassels and tease starring Brisbane’s best from the The Bombshell Burlesque Academy.

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DUNGEON MASTER

10 – 24 APR / EXHIBITION
Featuring drawings created based on the rules of Dungeons and Dragons, Dungeon Master aims to examine the unclear boundary between fantasy and reality in online spaces.

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LOL

10 – 17 APR / EXHIBITION
LOL features artists responding to the concept ‘Lol’ – often used as an acronym for ‘laugh out loud’ but is also sometimes misread as ‘lots of love’.

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WHEN WE SPEAK

1 MAY | MUSIC
Stunning music and visuals combine in this intimate recital performance by Katherine Philp, principal cellist of Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra .

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AMY ZHANG + ANTI FISCHER

6 + 7 May | AMY ZHANG + ANTI FISCHER
Mad Dance Festival presents a double-bill performance: ‘Cool Asian Mum’s Guide to Life’ by Amy Zhang + ‘Love Letters in (e)Motion’ by Anti Fischer

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PINK MATTER + GOLDEN COASTLINE

7 + 8 May | PINK MATTER + GOLDEN COASTLINE
Mad Dance Festival presents a double-bill performance: ‘Betwixt’ by Pink Matter + ‘Peach Papaya’ by Golden Coastline.

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M.I.N.D.E.D.

6 + 8 MAY | DANCE
Elements Collective bring their world class break and freestyle dancers to Mad Dance Festival in this genre-bending dance work.

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OPEN STUDIO: HELLE COOK

6 -9 MAY | FERRYMAN’S HUT
Take a turn around the Riverbend to Ferryman’s Hut where Helle Cook draws on the atmospheric and affecting presence of the hut.

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Bridging The In-Between

8 – 30 MAY / EXHIBITION
Bridging the In-between explores the intersections of meteorology, technology and spatiotemporal experience.

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Ambit

8 – 30 MAY / EXHIBITION
Parallel Park (Tay Haggarty and Holly Bates) present a new video work continuing their ongoing interest in queer formations of intimacy and collaboration.

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LIGHT AFFECTION

15 + 16 – MAY | FERRYMAN’S HUT
Helle’s exhibition Light Affection will invigorate Ferryman’s Hut with ephemeral installations through a lens of light and sensory experience

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ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE

18 – 29 MAY | THEATRE
This is a story of family, mental health, love, strong women, supportive men and so much more in between.

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