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Hired Mother | Interviews in a Phone Booth

Published: Monday, 11 November 2019

Playwright Cathy Petőcz will be taking residence in Gorman Arts Centre’s glass-paned phone booth for two weeks to engage in a visible writing practice. She will be working on her play Hired Mother—a surreal, near-future drama about mother-daughter relationships—and turning the writing process inside-out to be viewed by visitors, voyeurs, and passers-by alike. Cathy will […]

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Emma McManus

Published: Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Emma McManus is a theatre-maker, musician, director and current peer for the Australia Council for the Arts. A founding member of performance collective Applespiel, she has performed at Next Wave, Sydney Festival, Performance Space, Malthouse Theatre and You Are Here. In 2018 she was an intern with queer feminist theatre collective The Rabble and presented […]

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Cathy Petocz

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Cathy Petőcz is a Canberra-based theatre practitioner – a playwright, director, and producer. Cathy writes many different kinds of performance works: plays, experimental performance, work with young artists and most recently an interactive game-based performance for the Museum of Australian Democracy. In 2018, Cathy was awarded First Class Honours for her new play Lysistrata, a […]

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Tristan Meecham

Published: Monday, 2 September 2019

Tristan Meecham is an artist who facilitates creative frameworks that enable social transformation; connecting community, audience and artists together in events that transcend the everyday. He is the Director of All The Queens Men. All The Queens Men create spectacular theatrical and participatory arts experiences. Established with Bec Reid, All The Queens Men champion social equality, celebrating […]

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Artists Toolkit: Skills Night

Published: Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Come and work with our mentors in a skills-based workshop focusing on your needs as an artist. We will brainstorm ways to overcome any barriers in the way of making a strong funding application and begin to identify other opportunities for your projects. This session is part of an ongoing initiative funded by artsACT designed […]

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Talks, Tours and Screenings at SUMMER REVEL

Published: Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Interrogate, approach and be intrigued by artist talks, daring films and insightful tours. Talks and tours You Are Here Interrogated Artists talk with Christus Nóbrega, Alison Alder and David Broker Botanical Tardis Tour with Joseph Falsone Screenings Super 8 shorts screenings with live sound from local musicians curated by Louise Curham Screening of Dan Tepfer’s […]

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Activities and Games at SUMMER REVEL

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Renounce your high-brow artistic leanings for a moment and revel in games, activities and play! Bring the kids. Activities Tunnel Book Making with Caren Florance Ten Seconds or Less, Films for Everyone – make your own 16mm scratch film with Louise Curham Come and Sing with Tobias Cole presented by Music for Canberra Drawing Workshop […]

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Music and Performances at SUMMER REVEL

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Sit back and let the sounds of the Canberra summer wash over you, with musical performances curated by Mulgara DIY. Prepare to be surprised by pop-up performances from community organisations and roving entertainers. Music: curated by Mulgara Jamie Leone Buddy Dingo Hamish Hastings Cathy Diver The Burley Griffin Performances ‘The Shy Little Star Who Was […]

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Food, Drink and Markets at SUMMER REVEL

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Indulge in Summer’s food offering. Grab a locally-brewed beverage and weave your way through enticing market stalls. Food + Drink Mr Papa (Peruvian Street Food) Papa Laci (Hungarian Lángos) Loose Gourmet Churros Capital Woodfire Pizza Bellair Coffee Super Bao Summer Revel Bar Market stalls Mulgara (local band merch) NEONPOINT (Vintage clothes) Cat Mueller (vintage clothes […]

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Art, Exhibitions and Open Studios at SUMMER REVEL

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Stumble upon intriguing work from Gorman Arts Centres’ permanent galleries and resident artists as well as enigmatic installation works commissioned especially for Summer Revel. Exhibitions New Paintings by Michael Taylor at Nancy Sever Gallery Labirinto by Christus Nóbrega, and NEWSCRAP by Alison Alder at Canberra Contemporary Art Space B-Block Corridor Exhibition Installations Backyard Inventions by […]

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