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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.

 

Across four days, young artists will have the opportunity to hear tips, tricks and advice from industry professionals with diverse creative backgrounds. These talks, panels, workshops and events will not only provide practical and hands-on knowledge, but also give you the chance to connect with other passionate young creatives.

This exciting weekend will also feature three fresh creative developments and a visual art installation from emerging artists. So, no matter your creative discipline, you are invited to turn up and tune in for this unique peek behind the curtain.

 

ALL EVENTS FREE – REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL FOR TALKS & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENTS

OPENING EVENT + TALKS + WORKSHOPS

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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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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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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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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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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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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CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT SHOWINGS

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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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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VISUAL ART INSTALLATIONS

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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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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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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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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