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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Producers David Finnigan Adam Hadley Yolande Norris

Operations Manager Karmin Cooper

Technical Coordinator Daniel McCusker

Festival Coordinators
 Jane Rowe Nick McCorriston Sarah Kaur Vanessa Wright Nick Delatovic Pat Gordon George Rose Rosanna Stevens

Photographer Adam Thomas

Film-maker Erica Hurrell

You Are Here is grateful for extensive support from the ACT Government through the Centenary of Canberra Unit and Canberra CBD Limited. Thank you to all our artists, venues and supporters, particularly the Cultural Facilities Corporation, Canberra Theatre Centre, Savills Australia, Peter Barclay, BMA Magazine, the RiotACT, ABC666, Canberra Museum and Gallery, National Film & Sound Archive, Smiths Alternative Bookshop, Impro ACT and The PASH, Tonic, Harvest, Lonsdale Street Roasters, NewActon, The Phoenix, PJ O’Reilly’s, Civic Pub, the ANU Bar, Lighting and Ceramics Canberra (www.lightingandceramics. com.au) and New Best Friend. Special thanks goes out to our secret weapon, Alicia Doherty, of Canberra CBD Limited, without whom none of this would be possible. Last but not least, thank you to our amazing audiences.

yo u a r e h e r e c a nbe r r a .c o m .a u F o r f u rth e r i nf o r m at i o n d u r i ng Yo u A r e H e r e p l e a s e v i s i t o u r f est i va l h u b, ‘ Th e N e w s r o o m ’ , lo c at e d i n th e f o r m e r ne w s a g ent i n C ent r e p o i nt P l a za , P e t r i e P l a za o r c o nta ct C a nbe r r a C o nne ct o n 1 3 2 2 8 1 .

abc.net.au/canberra You Are Here is an initiative of the Centenary of Canberra, supported by the ACT Government. You Are Here is proudly sponsored by Canberra CBD Limited. You Are Here has been conceived to enliven city spaces and promote awareness of local artists in the lead up to 2013. The material and performances that are a part of You Are Here express the views, opinions, concepts and ideas of these independent and emerging artists. Details correct at time of printing, please refer to website for changes and updates. You Are Here is a drug and alcohol free event. Alcohol is only permitted where events are held in licensed venues. You Are Here events are all-ages, unless otherwise specified. Entry to all events is free, unless otherwise specified. You Are Here endeavors to make all their events and venues accessible. If you have special access requirements, please contact Production Manager David Finnigan at youareherecanberra@gmail.com Designed & print managed by New Best Friend. newbestfriend.com.au Front cover image credit: John & Becky at the ANU Bar, early-to-mid 80s Photo courtesy of Rene Muir.


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Y o l a n d e N o rr i s producer The things we have seen. If there’s something this festival has taught me, taught all of us, it’s that you never truly know a place. There are always people you haven’t met yet. Always hidden spaces, around the next corner, on rooftops, down corridors and underground. Layer upon layer of history behind the facades. You will always be too young or too old to be across it all, so you must never become complacent. Never stop exploring. Never assume there aren’t others like you. The city is never quiet, you’re just looking through the wrong door.

Robyn Archer AO

Dav i d F i n n i g a n

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The inaugural YOU ARE HERE was a great success and the Centenary Team is delighted to support this venture again in 2012. It brought so much life to the city centre of Canberra and we know that CBD Ltd is equally pleased. Evidence of creativity and artistry amongst younger Canberrans is an important part of what the Centenary of Canberra is about. YOU ARE HERE is a first-class myth-buster and proves just how much activity, curiosity, originality and outrageous fun is generated by those who live, study and work here: those who move in and out often return, and with a generous and lively spirit. Hearty thanks to the YOU ARE HERE producers and to all those who are taking part. You are already making a splendid contribution to the build towards the Centenary of Canberra in 2013 and the re-imagining of the national capital. We’re all looking forward to the 2012 edition.

It’s easy to say no when a big or an unusual idea is put forward, and it’s fair enough, especially when you’re proposing something weird and untested. The incredible thing about You Are Here is, everyone’s just said yes. So everyone: you rule, and thank you heaps. ▼

A d a m Ha d l e y producer This is for the The Gypsy Bar, Heaven, Toast, The Coorong Theatre, Electric Shadows, Red Herring, Impact Records and McGregor Hall. This is for The Phoenix, Smith’s Alternative Bookstore, Roasters and The Front Café and Gallery. This is for Corroboree Park Scout Hall, and all the backyards, loungerooms, kitchens and street corners. This is for Canberra Youth Theatre, The Street Theatre, Canberra Musicians Club, Belconnen Community Services, The National Folk Festival and The Multicultural Fringe Festival. This is for all of the strange places that have celebrated and supported passionate, wild, original and lunatic art in this allegedly grey, boring, straight-laced public service town.

Image credits: Above: Heide Smith. Opp middle: Jordan Prosser. Opp bottom: Tessa Rose.

This is for Tessa, for patiently listening to me ramble disjointedly about drag queens and basketball for eight months. I wish I could say it will stop once the festival is over.


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TIME: 9PM–11:30PM VENUE: THE NEWSROOM (YAH HQ)

H O R S E FA C E E TH E L A N D H E R M A R V E L LO U S P I G S I N S AT I N A CABARET SCHMABARET Roll up, roll up! A hectic cavalcade of some of Canberra’s weirdest performers will crash land in The Newsroom for a broke down cabaret. Horseface Ethel And Her Marvellous Pigs In Satin is a theatrical, camp and macabre celebration of ridiculousness. From a New Orleans funeral march to misappropriation of classic Disney songs to an excess of potato and gravy, Horseface Ethel And Her Marvellous Pigs In Satin will have everything you never knew you wanted. Join Horseface Ethel in sumptuous filth for a surreal night of fresh, bizarre performance that whips from melancholy to hilarious, draped in faded, broke down charm. Performers include cabaret lightning bolt Marc Robertson, the rock and roll terror of Venus Mantrap, fresh from texas, and an unexpectedly expected appearance from Horseface Ethel, and Her Marvellous Pigs In Satin. Please note this event is alcohol free, and is recommended for ages 15 and up. BYO Pig Mask. Image credit: Above: Sam Townsend.

Artists: Venus Mantrap, Tammy Paks, Marc Robertson, The Brass Knuckle Brass Band, and more!

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MA R 8

TIME: 12:30PM–2PM VENUE: THE NEWSROOM (YAH HQ)

M A L L STO R I E S L A U N C H First cab off the rank! Come down to The Newsroom in the historic Centrepoint Plaza for the launch of Mall Stories – an audio walking tour of stories from malls in Canberra and beyond. Local writers will read their mall stories, ImproACT will create a show themed around malls right before your very eyes, plus a special guest or two! Artists: ImproACT, Julian Fleetwood.

TIME: 5:30PM–7PM VENUE: SMITHS ALTERNATIVE BOOKSTORE

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Come and join some of Canberra’s best writers and performers for a delightful afternoon snuggled around an imaginary fire. We ask Scissors Paper Pen, new journal Burley and lip magazine to pick their favourite local writers to come and read you a story. Artists: Scissors Paper Pen, Burley, Lip Magazine

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12PM–6PM EVERYDAY (PLUS WHENEVER WE’RE THERE!) VENUE: THE NEWSROOM (YAH HQ)

TH E N E W S R O O M Instead of trying to compete with a busy fast food conglomerate (which shall remain nameless...), this year You Are Here has an all-new festival hub, The Newsroom! Located in Centrepoint Plaza, in a shop front which was formerly the newsagent, The Newsroom will be THE place to get all your You Are Here information during the festival. Drop in and say hi, pick up a program, check out the day’s happenings and event updates, or just come and hang out. Can’t wait to see you! Image credits: Opp right: Amy Rayner.


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TIME: 12:30PM–2PM VENUE: THE NEWSROOM (YAH HQ)

L U N C H B OX L I ST E N I N G & I M P R O A CT Lunchtimes during You Are here, students and alumni from the ANU School of Music present their brand of young, contemporary chamber music. All too often ‘classical’ music is immediately lumped with ‘high’ culture. The formal procedure of attending a recital at a concert hall, with allocated seating, and designated times for applause, can be alienating and downright painful. During You Are Here, local percussionist Yvonne Lam and her contemporaries are helping modern chamber music to be more accessible by removing this associated formality. Percussion as an instrument is not only appreciated for its sonic possibilities, but also its aesthetic and theatrical elements, which makes for a truly captivating performance. Imagine a marimba hooked up to a digital delay system, creating a multimarimba sonic illusion. Or six players scattered around a room, each with their own percussion setup of large concert bass-drums, metal pipes, and ‘found’ percussion objects, as part of a large-scale percussion ensemble piece. Feel free to bring your lunch and expand your musical horizons, all in the course of your average weekday lunch hour! Following the music will be a special, improvised performance by ImproACT, Canberra’s own branch of the worldwide phenomenon that is spontaneous theatre. Artists: Yvonne Lam & ImproACT

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The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

9AM–9PM M A L L STO R I ES

The Canberra Centre

11AM–5PM BLAZE 6

e, Gorman House Canberra Contemporary Art Spac Arts Centre

1 2 P M – 6 P M (PLUS WHEN EVER WE’R E THER E) TH E N E W S R O O M

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

12:30PM–2PM L U N C H B OX L I ST E N I N G & I M P R O A CT

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

OFFICIAL OPENING 5:30PM P E T I T E P U B L I C A RT

around the City Canberra Museum and Gallery and

6:30PM R ES O N A N C E 1 . 1

Gallery Gallery 4, Canberra Museum and

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8PM–11PM WO M E N O F N OT ES

Transit Bar


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MA R 9

TIME: 6:30PM VENUE: GALLERY 4, CANBERRA MUSEUM AND GALLERY

RESONANCE 1.1 Resonance 1.1 is a real-time performance installation series of movement and sound manifesting the textures of materials not normally associated with performance. The interaction between the mediums and audiences in this responsive framework creates an unusual performative space. For You Are Here, choreographer Adelina Larsson presents two works from this series. The first, Resonance, places the performer upon a bed of pebbles, creating sound to be processed and manipulated live by composer Rueben Ingall. This new soundscape stimulates improvised movement from the performer, in turn affecting the sound with continual, dramatic tension. Artists: Choreographer – Adelina Larsson Performers – Adelina Larsson and Reuben Ingall.

TIME: OFFICIAL OPENING 5:30PM VENUE: CANBERRA MUSEUM AND GALLERY AND AROUND THE CITY

P E T I T E P U B L I C A RT Canberra has had an unfair reputation for investing bazillions in large scale public artworks and just plonking them down any old where. To take a different tack, You Are Here has invited a street team of Canberra artists to festoon their city with public art of the more covert variety. In cracks in the pavement, on windowsills and in flowerboxes, tiny sculptures and interventions infiltrate the city, going unnoticed to the masses, but rewarding those who take the time to look a little more closely. Pick up your art map from the Canberra Museum and Gallery before heading on your self-guided walking tour. You might have to search hard, but you also might find you never look at the city in the same way again! Image credits: Above: Al Munro, Patterns That Aren’t series (detail) 2011, cardboard, dimensions variable .

Join us with the artists at Canberra Museum and Gallery for the Petite Public Art launch on the evening of Friday March 9.

TIME: 8PM–11PM VENUE: TRANSIT BAR

WO M E N O F N OT ES The brainchild of longtime Canberra devotee Jem Natividad, with loving local music musings from BMA Magazine editor Julia Winterflood, Women of Notes was launched to a joyously appreciative audience at Transit Bar in August last year. A couple of months prior, the Australian Independent Record Labels Association looked at the 2,000 mostplayed songs on Australian radio and over the month of June found only 18.3% were sung by a frontwoman. This is about on par with female APRA membership. Jem and Julz decided to help tip the balance with Women of Notes, a series of female singer-songwriter nights with a simple purpose: to celebrate the diverse talent of our local ladies of music. As Emma Gibson espoused in her review of the first instalment, “From folk to jazz to classic glam rock, it was a musical journey that made me feel both grateful and proud of the Canberra music scene and our local music goddesses.” For the You Are Here chapter, Women of Notes will become Women of Notes & Rhythm, with female DJs added to the bill to enrich the broader musical spectrum. It also happens to be a fitting celebration of International Women’s Day. TRANSIT BAR IS A LICENSED, 18+ VENUE.


S AT U R D A Y TIME: 8PM–12AM VENUE: ANU BAR

CANBERRA PUNK & BEYOND P R ES E N T S : R O CK A G A I N ST B O R E D O M REVISITED Quietly emerging as a Facebook page early in 2010, Canberra Punk and Beyond has grown to become a crowd sourced archival phenomenon that shows no signs of slowing down. Founder Chris Shakallis was heavily involved in Canberra’s live music and alternative cultural scenes in the 80’s, and is now working to collect images and stories which showcase the scene as it was, 1977–1992, beginning with the early days of garage/punk and ending with Nirvana’s legendary gig at the ANU bar. For one night only, You Are Here invite you to return to that hallowed ground with Rock Against Boredom Revisited, honouring Canberra’s prototype indie gig scene of the late 70’s and early 80’s. We revisit and recreate that legend, featuring seven bands and a mix of original musicians from the period with new up-and-coming acts. A multi media light experience, featuring original photographic & film footage from Canberra’s 70/80’s underground, and an exhibition of poster art complete the experience.

Image credit: Above: from the Canberra Punk and Beyond archive.

Artists: Young Docteurs, Real Gone Lovers, Vacant Lot, Capital Punishment, Life And Limb, Call To Colour. THE ANU BAR IS A LICENSED, 18+ VENUE.

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The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

A L L D AY P E T I T E P U B L I C A RT

Around the City

9AM–5PM M A L L STO R I ES

The Canberra Centre

10AM–4PM BLAZE 6

e, Gorman House Canberra Contemporary Art Spac Arts Centre

1 2 P M – 6 P M (PLUS WHEN EVER WE’R E THER E) TH E N E W S R O O M

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

12PM–6PM A RT , N OT A PA RT – A RT S , MARKETS, MUSIC

NewActon Precinct

2PM R ES O N A N C E 1 . 1 – B U B B L E W R A P

Gallery Gallery 4, Canberra Museum and

3:30PM–5PM P U B TH E AT R E – PJ O ’ R E I L LY S

PJ O’Reillys

FROM SUNDOWN O N E WA L L , O N E N I G HT

City Walk

8PM–12AM C A N B E R R A P U N K & B E Y O N D P R ES E N T S : R O CK A G A I N ST B O R E D O M R E V I S I T E D

ANU Bar


S AT U R D AY TIME: 2PM VENUE: GALLERY 4, CANBERRA MUSEUM AND GALLERY

R ES O N A N C E 1 . 1 – BUBBLE WRAP The second in the Resonance 1.1 series, Bubble Wrap finds the performer in high heels on a surface of bubble wrap, interacting precariously with the highly responsive material.

TIME: 12PM–6PM VENUE: NEWACTON PRECINCT

MA R 10

A RT , N OT A PA RT ARTS, MARKETS, MUSIC

Artists: Choreographer – Adelina Larsson, Performers – Alison Plevey and Rueben Ingall.

TIME: 3:30PM–5PM VENUE: PJ O’REILLYS

P U B TH E AT R E – PJ O ’ R E I L LY S SETTLE DOWN FOR A COUNTER MEAL, RELAX WITH A PINT, AND ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE IMMERSED IN THE MAGIC OF THEATRE. Pub Theatre at PJ’s features new work Not In Those Shoes by locals Freshly Ground Theatre, freshly ground from a tour of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and part one of a thrilling new police procedural drama by a small wooden duck. The afternoon will be hosted by William Shakespeare, recently raised from beyond the veil by You Are Here’s crack team of medical professionals. Image credits: Above: Joe Brock. Opp left: Lorna Sim. Opp right: Simon Mitchell.

Artists: Freshly Ground Theatre, a small wooden duck, William Shakespeare. PJ O’REILLYS IS A LICENSED, 18+ VENUE.

We love art that moves in the contours of our lives. On the grass and lanes of NewActon, artists will paint and sculpt their works live, surrounded by a wonderful array of market stalls and entertainment. Musicians from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra will give a presentation and performance on the life of Classical music, Omar Musa will perform poetry, bookended by bands and accompanied by food, wine, arts, books, and clothing stalls. Short films will play in the NewActon theatrette and a kids’ scavenger hunt will run all afternoon. Finally, a secret, interactive art installation promises to make the event all the more memorable. By sunset, people may leave with the thought that art is not simply subjective, but gains life through the culture that inspires and perceives it. Artists: Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Omar Musa and more.


SUN DA Y TIME: 12PM–6PM VENUE: TOCUMWAL LANE (BEHIND LANDSPEED RECORDS AND IMPACT COMICS)

TIME: ALL DAY VENUE: THE NEWSROOM (YAH HQ)

EVERYDAY

COMMUNITY N OT I C E B O A R D Make your way past our hub any day of the festival to get all the latest from the You Are Here Community Noticeboard! Submissions are made at The Newsroom in the form of artworks, poems, public announcements, beautiful objects, bus tickets, phone numbers, shopping lists and more, to be curated into the notice board by YAH staff. It’s also the place to check up on event changes and special additions to the festival program! Updates and changes are made each morning, to create an evolving communal collection of ephemera for bored city rats and festival devotees.

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Around the City

Don’t plan a trip to the coast this long weekend. Instead, come to The Beach! We are all well aware that most of Canberra ordinarily makes a pilgrimage to the beach around the March long weekend, but unpack that car! This year, You Are Here brings the beach to you! Not just any beach, but the swellest and swingingest beach party ever seen this side of the Clyde. No sharks! No bluebottles! No sand down your undies! It’s sunshine and surf rock in the middle of the concrete jungle. Check out bands, roving performances, installations and even a swimwear fashion parade courtesy of April’s Caravan Vintage. Grab a gelato, kick back on your deck chair and soak up the good vibrations on this lazy Sunday afternoon.

DON’T FORGET YOUR SWIMMERS OR YOU’LL BE LEFT HIGH AND DRY. HAWAIIAN SHIRTS, GRASS SKIRTS AND ALL OTHER ILL-PLACED TROPICAL REFERENCES ARE ENCOURAGED. Artists: Beth & Ben, Space Party, Pleased to Jive You, The Long Boreds.

9AM–4PM M A L L STO R I ES

The Canberra Centre

1 2 P M – 6 P M (PLUS WHEN EVER WE’R E THER E) TH E N E W S R O O M

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

12PM–6PM TH E B E A C H

Tocumwal Lane

12:30PM–1:30PM S C I S S O R S PA P E R P E N PA N E L

Gallery Theatrette, Canberra Museum and

1PM–3PM O D G E R S L A N E A RT F U N

Tocumwal Lane

1:30PM DON’TS FOR DANCERS SPECIAL EVENT!

Tocumwal Lane

3:30PM–5PM P U B TH E AT R E – C I V I C P U B

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TIME: 1.30PM VENUE: THE BEACH, TOCUMWAL LANE

DON’TS FOR DANCERS SPECIAL EVENT!

SUNDAY

MA R 11

Get your tiny dancer on with the cast of Don’ts for Dancers in a 20-minute happening – part performance, part installation, part interactive danceathon trying out some of the things dancers should not do. Don’t dance and run with scissors at the same time was the one rule that the You Are Here team had, so there won’t be any of that...but there’ll be lots of other Don’ts for Dancers excitement! Vintage on Viagra. Find us on Facebook: dontsfordancers or visit dontsfordancers.net TIME: 12:30PM–1:30PM VENUE: THEATRETTE, CANBERRA MUSEUM AND GALLERY

S C I S S O R S PA P E R P E N PA N E L Held seasonally in pubs, cafes, on parliamentary lawns, in libraries, museums and galleries around the city, Scissors Paper Pen is a quarterly evening dedicated to listening and watching music, storytelling, debate, discussion and visual art. The panels feature artists, directors, dreamers and hardboiled-types who have been asked to reconsider the future of Australian classical music, question the use of libraries, explore our fascination with the handmade, or wrestle over the potential for successful Twitterature. Join You Are Here and Scissors Paper Pen at Canberra Museum and Gallery for a lively discussion panel entitled: Yes, Granted. Grants are money and we need money to fund creativity, but are grants all they’re cracked up to be? What’s involved in applying for funding, and how easy is it to have money sent your way? Most importantly, can the Arts continue to exist on injections of government money, and if not, how do we stay afloat? Join a panel of granted artists, directors, and representatives from the givers of funding as they talk dosh and reconsider the place funding has in the creative community.

TIME: 3:30PM–5PM VENUE: THE CIVIC PUB

P U B TH E AT R E – C I V I C P U B Settle down for a counter meal, relax with a pint, and allow yourself to be immersed in the magic of THEATRE. Pub Theatre at Civic Pub features new work by locals Freshly Ground Theatre, fresh from a tour of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and part two of a thrilling new police procedural drama by a small wooden duck. The afternoon will be hosted by William Shakespeare, recently raised from beyond the veil by You Are Here’s crack team of medical professionals. Artists: Freshly Ground Theatre, a small wooden duck, William Shakespeare. CIVIC PUB IS A LICENSED, 18+ VENUE.


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TIME: ALL DAY VENUE: CANBERRA MUSEUM AND GALLERY NORTH WALL

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THIS FESTIVAL, CANBERRA MUSEUM AND GALLERY’S OUTSIDE FACADE PLAYS HOST TO THE WORK OF SOME OF CANBERRA’S MOST UBIQUITOUS ARTISTS. Wander along London Circuit after March 12 to find this humble wall turned open-air gallery thanks to paste-ups by some of this city’s finest.

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Image credit: Below: Abyss.

A L L D AY P E T I T E P U B L I C A RT

Around the City

9AM–5:30PM M A L L STO R I ES

The Canberra Centre

1 2 P M – 6 P M (PLUS WHEN EVER WE’R E THER E) TH E N E W S R O O M

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

12.30PM – 3PM S E C R E T G I G TH AT N O O N E K N O W S A B O UT

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

FROM SUNDOWN O N E WA L L , O N E N I G HT

City Walk


MONDAY TIME: FROM SUNDOWN VENUE: CITY WALK

MA R 12

EVERYDAY

O N E WA L L , O N E N I G HT BEAM is a small collective of revolving participants working in a multitude of artistic disciplines. Initiated by John Pratt, Patsy Payne and Peter Jordan of the ANU School of Art, Beam facilitates various light installations of both a public and private nature. Their modus operandi is to go out at night and project images, video, animations etc into public spaces and onto buildings around Canberra. Some projections are crowd-stoppers, while others, more covert, will be witnessed by only the keenest eye. Each night of You Are Here will feature a video artwork by a different local visual artist, projecting into the bustling heart of the CBD for an unsuspecting audience wandering the city. Artists: Beam Collective, featuring Peter Jordan, John Pratt, Patsy Payne, Ivo Lovric and Travis Heinrich

TIME: 12:30PM–3PM VENUE: THE NEWSROOM (YAH HQ)

S E C R E T G I G TH AT N O O N E K N O W S A B O UT IT’S A PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN SLEEPY COUNTRY TOWN CANBERRA, SO WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE IT THAN BY HAVING A SECRET GIG? Even better, a secret gig that we’re telling you about right now. Come down to the cozy confines of the festival hub and lounge around watching some of Canberra’s coziest bands, including The Cashews and Hashemoto. Artists: The Cashews, Hashemoto.

TIME: OPENING HOURS VENUE: THE CANBERRA CENTRE

EVERYDAY

M A L L STO R I E S FOOD COURT FOOD FIGHTS, DRUNK CHRISTMAS ELVES, GUERILLA HULA-HOOP PERFORMANCES… WHAT’S THE STRANGEST THING YOU’VE SEEN IN A MALL? We’ve all see those big blue plaques in capital cities commemorating significant historical events. Civic doesn’t have too many commemorative plaques, but what it does have is... A GIGANTIC SHOPPING MALL! Every day hundreds of people tramp through the corridors, stores and food courts of Canberra malls... hundreds of people, hundreds of stories. Download the Mall Stories walking tour, slap on a pair of headphones and experience a very different Canberra Centre.


Image credit: Phillip Brown.


T U E SD AY TIME: 5:30PM–7PM VENUE: LONSDALE STREET ROASTERS

AFTER WORK R O A ST E R S : TO K Y O T W E E N KNIFE BRAWL LONSDALE STREET ROASTERS ONCE AGAIN BECOMES THE HOME FOR POORLY THOUGHT OUT PERFORMANCES BASED AROUND DISNEY’S TWEEN OEUVRE.

Image credits: Above: Holly Orkin. Opp right: Felix Barbalet.

Festival producers David Finnigan and Hadley settle in for a surreal afternoon of festival nepotism and desperate attempts to understand what is going on with Disney and their tween superstars. Finnigan tackles Selena Gomez vehicle Monte Carlo during a million-hour plane ride, while Hadley desperately tries to figure out what sort of perverse savage green-lit Mean Girls. They are joined by Seabornaward winning playwright and Lindsay Lohan anthropologist Jess Bellamy, bussing all the way from NSW to take a look at Li-Lo before things went so terribly sideways in Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen. Rounding out the afternoon will be some of Canberra’s finest comics, musicians and performers with their own unique takes on Disney’s best/worst teen movies. Artists: David Finnigan, Hadley, Jess Bellamy.

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A L L D AY P E T I T E P U B L I C A RT

Around the City

8AM–9AM TH E T R A G I C T R O U BA D O U R S

Civic Bus Interchange

9AM–5:30PM M A L L STO R I ES

The Canberra Centre

11AM–5PM BLAZE 6

e, Gorman House Canberra Contemporary Art Spac re Arts Cent

1 2 P M – 6 P M (PLUS WHEN EVER WE’R E THER E) TH E N E W S R O O M

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

12:30PM–2PM L U N C H B OX PA S H - A N D - D A S H

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TUESDAY

T O D AY MARCH 13 ▼ 5:30PM–6:30PM TH E T R A G I C T R O U BA D O U R S Civic Bus Interchange

5:30PM–7PM A F T E R WO R K R O A ST E R S : TO K Y O TWEEN KNIFE BRAWL

Lonsdale Street Roasters

FROM SUNDOWN O N E WA L L , O N E N I G HT

City Walk

7PM–9:30PM N O W H E A R TH I S

TIME: 8AM–9AM AND 5:30PM–6:30PM VENUE: CIVIC BUS INTERCHANGE

TH E T R A G I C T R O U BA D O U R S

TIME: 7PM–9:30PM VENUE: NATIONAL FILM & SOUND ARCHIVE COURTYARD

WORLD WORN WEARY TRAVELLERS, THESE LOVELORN LOTHARIOS HAVE SUNK TO THE DEPTHS OF DEPRAVITY, BEEN TORN APART BY LOVE’S CRUEL MISTRESS AND HAVE BORN WITNESS TO THE RISE AND FALL.

N O W H E A R TH I S

Nine years have they journeyed to bring their tales to you – good and gentle people. Let their words be a warning for those tempted to stray to far from the path. The Tragic Troubadours are a local roving poetry collective, providing poetry for fellow weary travellers on the way to and from work in the Civic Bus Interchange. Artists: The Tragic Troubadours.

MA R 13

EVERYONE LOVES A GOOD STORY... Now Hear This is a wildly popular storytelling night where, in front of an intimate audience, participants share their true story. All stories are 10 minutes or less and respond in some way to a theme. If you’ve never been you’ve already missed four Now Hear This events. If you have been you’ll know how magical the evening is! For You Are Here, Now Hear This will emerge from its home at the Street Theatre and take to the gorgeous historic courtyard of the National Film and Sound Archive. It’ll be the first Now Hear This for 2012, hosted, as always, by 666 ABC Canberra’s Melanie Tait. This time around, the theme is ‘The First Time...’ To get a feel for the night check out the 666 ABC Canberra website – there’s a video archive of past events so you can catch up on all the stories told.

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National Film & Sound Arc

Host: Melanie Tait. TICKETS ARE FREE BUT LIMITED, PHONE THE NATIONAL FILM & SOUND ARCHIVE ON 6248 2000 TO BOOK YOUR SEAT.

TIME: 12:30PM–2PM VENUE: PASH

LUNCHBOX PASH-AND-DASH

Image credits: Above: Joe Brock. Opp left: Joe Brock.

Come and catch some great theatre during your lunch break at the new PASH space, right over the road from Casino Canberra. Why spend your entire lunch time betting your sandwich money on roulette when you could be sitting in PASH watching local impro troupe ImproACT, or being spun a story by local poets and story tellers? Artists: ImproACT & more.


WEDNE S DAY

T O DMAA RYC H 1 4 A L L D AY C O M M U N I T Y N OT I C E B O A R D

▼ DATE: MARCH 14 - 17 TIME: 8PM–9PM VENUE: CANBERRA THEATRE COURTYARD STUDIO

DON’TS FOR DANCERS The Australian premier of new dance and music work, Don’ts for Dancers, devised by award winning artists Nerida Matthaei & Nicole Canham. “Don’t introduce eccentricities into your dance which might be taken exception to by either your partner or others in the ballroom. It is this sort of thing that gives an excuse to the kill-joys who denounce dancing” Karsinova, 1925 p.56. When conformity is essential, the unexpected consequences of stepping outside the boundaries reveal themselves in Don’ts for Dancers. A wallflower, the belle of the ball, an overbearing chaperone and the male object of everyone’s desire meet in an imaginary dance hall where the cut of your dress and the way that you move can spell social success or suicide. Matthaei and Canham with Leah Shelton and Alex Bryce investigate the dos and don’ts of social dancing from the 1925 book, Don’ts for Dancers. Constraints, conformity, success, heartache and rebellion are explored in this 60-minute tour de force of live music and dance, where vintage meets Viagra and everyone’s looking for the answer to one question: is life better when we live within the rules? PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT BOOK BY PHONING THE CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE 6275 2700 OR GO TO CANBERRATHEATRECENTRE.COM.AU

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A L L D AY P E T I T E P U B L I C A RT

Around the City

8AM–9AM TH E T R A G I C T R O U BA D O U R S

Civic Bus Interchange

9AM–5:30PM M A L L STO R I ES

The Canberra Centre

11AM–5PM BLAZE 6

e, Gorman House Canberra Contemporary Art Spac re Cent Arts

1 2 P M – 6 P M (PLUS WHEN EVER WE’R E THER E) TH E N E W S R O O M

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

12:30PM–1:30PM L U N C H B OX L I ST E N I N G

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5PM–6:30PM O D G E R S L A N E A RT F U N

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WEDNESDAY

TIME: 7:30PM–11:30PM VENUE: THE PHOENIX

T O D AM AYR C H 1 4 5:30PM–6:30PM TH E T R A G I C T R O U BA D O U R S

Civic Bus Interchange

5:30PM–7PM G U N P O W D E R T E M P L E O F H E AV E N

and Gallery Gallery 4, Canberra Museum

FROM SUNDOWN O N E WA L L , O N E N I G HT

City Walk

▼ TIME 8PM–9PM DON’TS FOR DANCERS

Canberra’s least reputable Poetry Slam once more joins forces with You Are Here! Like traditional poetry slams, Bad!Slam! contains mainstays such as poetry and misuse of the word ‘slam’. On top of that Bad!Slam! hurl in added extras such as The Master of Conflict, circus performers, and a brass band. Poetry Slam is a fast paced poetry ‘competition’. The competition is open to all comers, who are invited to perform a single two minute piece and are judged by judges selected at random from the audience. Bad!Slam! have a strong focus on using slam as a medium to get new writers performing their work, rather than the competition. They are world leaders in the number of first prizes they offer (at last count, 4!), which often include: fresh vegetables, broken action figures, capes, books and of course the adulation of a crowd of drunks. THE PHOENIX IS A LICENSED, 18+ VENUE.

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7:30PM–11:30PM BA D ! S L A M ! N O ! B I S C U I T !

BA D ! S L A M ! N O ! B I S C U I T !

TIME: 5PM–6:30PM VENUE: THE NEWSROOM (YAH HQ)

The Phoenix

O D G E R S L A N E A RT F U N The historic and iconic Melbourne Building on Northbourne Avenue in Civic is one of Canberra’s earliest buildings, with Odgers Lane at its heart. In March 2011, The Carpark Festival was held in the Odgers Lane as part of the first You Are Here. This event, with live bands, market stalls, coffee, food and art provided a taste of the kind of space that Odgers Lane can become. Now, the ACT Health Directorate has engaged Belconnen Community Service to enliven this space through the development of artwork to promote key health messages:

CONNECT – WITH PEOPLE AROUND YOU GIVE – SMILE, DO SOMETHING NICE BE CURIOUS – STRETCH YOUR MIND The canvas for Odgers Lane Art is the electrical substation in the middle of the courtyard. Be a part of this community art project by joining in Odgers Lane Art activities during You Are Here.

TIME: 5:30PM–7PM VENUE: GALLERY 4, CANBERRA MUSEUM AND GALLERY

MA R 14

GUNPOWDER TEMPLE O F H E AV E N Paul Heslin is an Australian producer/musician, currently living and working in Melbourne and creating music using a wide variety of instruments and processes. Heslin is joined by Ensemble Evolution, an international percussion group based in Piteå, northern Sweden, touring Australia for the first time this March. Consisting of Maria Finkelmeier (USA), Jacob Remington (USA), and Charles Martin (AU), Ensemble Evolution take elements of jazz and contemporary classical music to create new musical experiments by incorporating improvisation, new media, and music technology into their original concept of a 21st century percussion ensemble. Join us after work at the ‘Gunpowder Temple of Heaven’ and massage your senses with tea and fresh sounds, because herbal tea and experimental electronica go nicely together, don’t you think? Artists: Paul Heslin, Ensemble Evolution.

TIME: 12:30PM–1:30PM VENUE: THE NEWSROOM (YAH HQ)

L U N C H B OX L I ST E N I N G During You Are Here, local percussionist Yvonne Lam and her contemporaries are helping modern chamber music to be more accessible by removing its associated formality. Feel free to bring your lunch and expand your musical horizons, all in the course of your average weekday lunch hour! Artists: Yvonne Lam and more...


T H U R SD AY TIME: 7.30PM–8PM VENUE: THE PHOENIX

P U B TH E AT R E : GOING TO HELL I N TH I S H A N D Y BASKET Canberra ex-pats by way of Melbourne, The Landlords a.k.a. Jordan Prosser and Sam Burns-Warr return to You Are Here with a sequel to their 2011 show Bringing Some Gum To A Knife Fight. Gather ‘round infidels, heretics, heathens and Jews! Do you ever wonder about your purpose in life? Or what happens after death? Do you want to believe in a god, but just can’t damn well decide which one is best?

TIME: 12:30PM–1:30PM VENUE: THE NEWSROOM (YAH HQ)

L U N C H B OX L I ST E N I N G During You Are Here, local percussionist Yvonne Lam and her contemporaries are helping modern chamber music to be more accessible by removing this associated formality. Feel free to bring your lunch and expand your musical horizons, all in the course of your average weekday lunch hour!

Having plumbed the terrifying depths of doctrine during a five-year comparative study in every major religion on Our Planet Earth, renowned international anthropologist-playboys Professor Richard Pritchard and Doctor Arthur Downwards are ready to impart all manner of supernatural certitude and faith-based FACT, and reveal to you, the fickle unbeliever, which religion is THE RIGHT ONE. You will laugh, you will cry, you will drink the KoolAid and brutally murderise your unsuspecting brother. But what’s a little bit of theological tit-fortat when you’ve an eternity of paradise and a cloud full of virgins at stake? See you there, zealot! Artists: The Landlords. THE PHOENIX IS A LICENSED, 18+ VENUE.

T O D AM AYR C H 1 5 A L L D AY C O M M U N I T Y N OT I C E B O A R D

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

A L L D AY PA ST E - U P P R O J E CT

Canberra Museum and Gallery

A L L D AY P E T I T E P U B L I C A RT

Around the City

8AM–9AM A P P L ES P I E L ’ S M O R N I N G B R E A K FA ST RADIO SHOW

Tonic

8AM–9AM TH E T R A G I C T R O U BA D O U R S

Civic Bus Interchange

9AM–5:30PM M A L L STO R I ES

The Canberra Centre

11AM–5PM BLAZE 6

e, Gorman House Canberra Contemporary Art Spac re Cent Arts

1 2 P M – 6 P M (PLUS WHEN EVER WE’R E THER E) TH E N E W S R O O M

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

12:30PM–1:30PM L U N C H B OX L I ST E N I N G

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

5:30PM–6:30PM TH E T R A G I C T R O U BA D O U R S

Civic Bus Interchange

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T O D AM AYR C H 5:30–7PM D E BA T E : W E G OT TA G E T O UT O F TH I S P L A C E

op Smiths Alternative Booksh

FROM SUNDOWN O N E WA L L , O N E N I G HT

City Walk

7:30PM–8PM P U B TH E AT R E : G O I N G TO H E L L I N TH I S H A N D Y BA S K E T

The Phoenix

TH U R S D AY TIME: 8AM–9AM VENUE: TONIC

15

A P P L ES P I E L ’ S M O R N I N G B R E A K FA ST R A D I O S H O W

TIME: 8PM–11PM VENUE: THE PHOENIX

MA R 15

You Are Here’s new home of the freshest morning beats. This live performance work is a sideways glance at the ways we create and receive information. Applespiel will be constructing a trendy and commercially viable radio show right before your eyes – with no more scripted material than Kyle Sandilands has wit and grace. Everything will be generated from the audience, what is happening in the room and other festival events. Sit down, tune in and find your place in the network of jingles, radio plays, long time listeners, first time callers, great classic hits, and ordinary Canberra heroes.

YOU ARE QUIZ?!

Artists: Applespiel, Ordinary Canberra Heroes, You!

Featuring house band Marion Mahony and the Mount Ainslie Black Mass hammering out music clues, house theatre troupe Judd Nelson Lives In A Van and Murders Drifters dramatising scenes from famous movies and awful TV shows, and a fat pile of raving crazy that blurs the line between trivia night and high school dance eisteddfod. Prizes for best and worst costumes, prizes for most incorrect but creative answers, prizes for coming up with a better name for a quiz!

TIME 8PM–9PM DON’TS FOR DANCERS

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8PM–11PM YOU ARE QUIZ?!

The Phoenix

The Phoenix has put You Are Here in charge of their weekly quiz with alarming and sexy results. You Are Here have hammered together a quiz featuring their twin loves: Canberra and awful pop culture. Put together a team and head along to The Phoenix to show the world how much you know about what you know that no one else knows. What? Either way, this is going to be an extremely entertaining night out.

Artists: Bad!Slam!, Brass Knuckle Brass Band. THE PHOENIX IS A LICENSED, 18+ VENUE.

TIME: 5:30–7PM VENUE: SMITHS ALTERNATIVE BOOKSHOP

D E BAT E : W E G OT TA G E T O UT O F TH I S P L A C E Presented in collaboration with Scissors Paper Pen, local writers, musicians and performers clash with Artist alumni over that ever-burning question for Canberra-bred creative types: do you stay or do you go? Is there a place for artistic profession in Canberra, or do the fame grants and affordable housing lie over the border? Who will defend a Canberra-based practice, and who will argue for relocation? Presented by: Scissors Paper Pen.


F R I DA Y

T O DM AAR CYH 1 6 A L L D AY C O M M U N I T Y N OT I C E B O A R D

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

A L L D AY PA ST E - U P P R O J E CT

▼ TIME: 7:30PM–11PM VENUE: PETRIE PLAZA, BEHIND THE MERRY-GO-ROUND

SO YOU TH I N K Y O U C A N H I P ST E R ? Well? Can you? In keeping with its ethos of accessibility, You Are Here present an event designed to bring to light one of Canberra’s most maligned communities: the hipster. So You Think You Can Hipster invites all hipsters, non-hipsters and those on the turn to come out and celebrate all things horrifically-hipster: like a tattoo of a heart over your heart, small moustaches, thick glasses, tight pants, and baggy cardigans.

DUST OFF YOUR WOLF SHIRTS, POLO SHORTS AND THOSE GOD-AWFUL LITTLE ROUND SUNGLASSES AND JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION OF ALL THE THINGS THAT AREN’T AS COOL AS THEY USED TO BE. Electroglam cum luchacore duo Baby Freeze return to form to finally prove that Broken Hill is the new Berlin. Ably assisted on the night by local DJ’s you’ve probably never heard of: So You Think You Can Hipster? Yes you can! Artists: Baby Freeze, Dead DJ Joke, DJ Dance Captain.

Canberra Museum and Gallery

A L L D AY P E T I T E P U B L I C A RT

Around the City

8AM–9AM A P P L ES P I E L ’ S M O R N I N G B R E A K FA ST RADIO SHOW

Harvest

9AM–9PM M A L L STO R I ES

The Canberra Centre

10AM-5PM H U N G O UT TO D RY

Gallery Gallery 4, Canberra Museum and

11AM–5PM BLAZE 6

e, Gorman Canberra Contemporary Art Spac re Cent Arts se Hou

1 2 P M – 6 P M (PLUS WHEN EVER WE’R E THER E) TH E N E W S R O O M

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

12:30PM–2PM L U N C H B OX L I ST E N I N G & TH E L A N D LO R D S

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

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FRIDAY

T O D AY MARCH 16 5:30-7PM TO U C H O F I N D I A

ry-Go-Round

Petrie Plaza, Behind The Mer

TO U C H O F I N D I A Members of Canberra’s dance community celebrate India, her cultures and dances through a joyous exploration of music, song and dance. Dancers from Canberra Dance Theatre’s GOLD (over 55’s) and CDTeens (special needs) will perform dances inspired by Bollywood, Bharata Natyam and Bhangra! Artists: Canberra Dance Theatre with GOLD and CDTeens.

FROM SUNDOWN O N E WA L L , O N E N I G HT

City Walk

7:30PM–11PM ? S O Y O U TH I N K Y O U C A N H I P ST EdR

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TIME: 12:30PM–2PM VENUE: THE NEWSROOM (YAH HQ)

L U N C H B OX L I ST E N I N G & TH E L A N D LO R D S During You Are Here, local percussionist Yvonne Lam and her contemporaries are helping modern chamber music to be more accessible by removing its associated formality. Canberra ex-pats by way of Melbourne, The Landlords a.k.a. Jordan Prosser and Sam Burns-Warr return to You Are Here with a sequel to their 2011 show Bringing Some Gum To A Knife Fight, the equally sensibly named Going To Hell In This Handy Basket.

Image credits: Above: Joe Brock. Opp right: Alex Gibson.

TIME:

10AM–5PM FRIDAY, 12PM–5PM SAT & SUN VENUE: GALLERY 4, CANBERRA MUSEUM AND GALLERY

H U N G O UT TO D RY Hung Out to Dry is a new installation work directed by composer and artist Austin Buckett. The work is an adaptation of dripping techniques used by his mentor Peter Ablinger in Berlin, and his series Weiss/ Weisslich or ‘white/whitish’. Other influences on Hung Out to Dry include John Cage’s Water Music and George Brecht’s Fluxus pieces but the main driving factor of the work is the spontaneous rhythms of rain falling on materials and trying to bring a part of this situation indoors, and with instruments. Hung Out to Dry is for 11 selected instruments surrounding a room. Above each instrument is a wet sponge, which drips, and through the use of amplification and ring-modulators creates indeterminate rhythms and melodies. This installation exists as both a performance and visual installment. Please check the You Are Here hub or website for daily schedule of performances.

ry-Go-Roun

Petrie Plaza, Behind The Mer

TIME 8PM–9PM DON’TS FOR DANCERS

MA R 16

TIME: 5:30–7PM VENUE: PETRIE PLAZA, BEHIND THE MERRY-GO-ROUND

Feel free to bring your lunch and expand your musical and theatrical horizons, all in the course of your average weekday lunch hour! Artists: Yvonne Lam & The Landlords.

ABLINGER’S WEISS WEISSLICH 31C WAS DEDICATED TO ERIK SATIE WHO NEVER LEFT HIS HOME WITHOUT AN UMBRELLA.


S AT U R D A Y

T O MDA RAC HY1 7 A L L D AY C O M M U N I T Y N OT I C E B O A R D

TIME: 4:30PM–7:30PM VENUE: RABAUL LANE, WALES BUILDING UPSTAIRS COURTYARD, 219 LONDON CCT

B-BALL BAND BASH (PRISON RULES) Triple J Unearthed winners The Ellis Collective, Waterford (who have released new album ‘Say OK’) Groovin’ The Moo and Foreshore crowd favourites Fun Machine and Super Best Friends (who have supported Children Collide and Regurgitator) are famed across Canberra and beyond for their amazing live shows. While their musical abilities are beyond doubt, it is time for us to put them to the ultimate test and see which of them is the best at… BASKETBALL! FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER! B-Ball Band Bash (Prison Rules) will see the bands face off against each other in three on three basketball matches. Two bands go head to head with the loser playing a set until one band is crowned the basketball champion – that is if they can defeat our SPECIAL GUEST TEAM (who may or may not be the aliens from Space Jam). It’s all taking place in Rabaul Lane, above the old Electric Shadows cinema, in the courtyard outside the former Toast nightclub (talk about showing your age). Artists: The Ellis Collective, Waterford, Super Best Friends, Fun Machine.

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

A L L D AY PA ST E - U P P R O J E CT

Canberra Museum and Gallery

A L L D AY P E T I T E P U B L I C A RT

Around the City

9AM–5PM M A L L STO R I ES

The Canberra Centre

10AM–4PM BLAZE 6

e, Gorman Canberra Contemporary Art Spac House Arts Centre

11AM–12PM A P P L ES P I E L ’ S M O R N I N G B R E A K FA ST RADIO SHOW

Lonsdale Street Roasters

1 2 P M – 6 P M (PLUS WHEN EVER WE’R E THER E) TH E N E W S R O O M

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

12PM-5PM H U N G O UT TO D RY

Gallery Gallery 4, Canberra Museum and

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S AT U R D AY

T O D AY

MARCH 17

12:30PM–2PM ERE S C I S S O R S PA P E R P E N PA N E L - W H ? E R E DO WE GO FROM YOU ARE H

and Theatrette, Canberra Museum

Gallery

▼ 2:30PM–4PM L U N C H B OX : O R D I N A RY C A N B E R R A H E R O ES The Newsroom

4:30PM–7:30PM L ES ) B - BA L L BA N D BA S H ( P R I S O N R U

Raubul Lane

FROM SUNDOWN O N E WA L L , O N E N I G HT

City Walk

TIME 8PM–9PM DON’TS FOR DANCERS

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MA R 17

TIME:

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY 11AM–5PM, EVERYDAY SATURDAY 10AM–4PM VENUE: CANBERRA CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE, GORMAN HOUSE ARTS CENTRE

BLAZE 6 Blaze is the Canberra Contemporary Art Space’s annual emerging artist showcase and one of the hottest events in the local visual arts calendar. Every year Blaze burns even more brightly, and this year’s installment is no exception. Blaze 6 features abstract and non-abstract painting, crafty techniques, metal sculpture, site-specific interventions, domestic materials and photographic screen-prints. Despite these diverse materials and interests, there are some common threads tying this exciting show together - besides, of course, the fact that it’s all cutting-edge contemporary art by fantastic local emerging artists. Artists: Jonathan Webster, Helani Laisk, Dean Butters, Bettina Hill, Fiona Veikkanen, Dan Lorrimer, Ishak Masukour.

TIME: 2:30PM–4PM VENUE: THE NEWSROOM (YAH HQ)

L U N C H B OX : O R D I N A RY C A N B E R R A H E R O ES Saturday afternoon theatre hits the Newsroom, with The Landlords final performance of their new show Going To Hell In This Handy Basket and Freshly Ground Theatre’s new show Not In Those Shoes. Interspersed will be a series of interviews with Ordinary Canberra Heroes that have featured on Applespiel’s early morning breakfast radio show. Artists: Landlords, Freshly Ground Theatre, Applespiel.

TIME: 12:30PM–2PM VENUE: THEATRETTE, CANBERRA MUSEUM AND GALLERY

S C I S S O R S PA P E R P E N PA N E L - W H E R E D O W E GO FROM YOU ARE HERE? This is not a rhetorical question. You Are Here would be delighted for you to join them in a discussion about what the festival has done so far, and when you would like to see it go next. More of this, less of that? You Are Here want (and need) to hear from YOU, people of Canberra, whether you’re a punter who attended the festival, a performer, or you didn’t come along to anything because we’re a bunch of hipsters, we want to know what you think should happen next.


SUN DA Y

T O D A Y1 8 MARCH

TIME: 4PM–6PM VENUE: THE PHOENIX

P O E T RY I S TH E REAL WINNER Or is it? Warring Slam Poetry Family Matriarchs Andrew Galan (BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!) and Julian Fleetwood (Traverse Poetry) join forces to bring you an afternoon showcase of some of Canberra’s best spoken word performers. Settle in for the last event of You Are Here 2012, and remember: Poetry Is The Real Winner [citation needed].

A L L D AY C O M M U N I T Y N OT I C E B O A R D

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

A L L D AY PA ST E - U P P R O J E CT

Canberra Museum and Gallery

A L L D AY P E T I T E P U B L I C A RT

Around the City

Artists: Andrew Galan, Julian Fleetwood.

9AM–4PM M A L L STO R I ES

THE PHOENIX IS A LICENSED, 18+ VENUE.

The Canberra Centre

1 2 P M – 6 P M (PLUS WHEN EVER WE’R E THER E) TH E N E W S R O O M

The Newsroom (YAH HQ)

12PM-5PM H U N G O UT TO D RY

Gallery Gallery 4, Canberra Museum and

4PM–6PM P O E T RY I S TH E R E A L W I N N E R The Phoenix

FROM SUNDOWN O N E WA L L , O N E N I G HT

City Walk


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Producers David Finnigan Adam Hadley Yolande Norris

Operations Manager Karmin Cooper

Technical Coordinator Daniel McCusker

Festival Coordinators
 Jane Rowe Nick McCorriston Sarah Kaur Vanessa Wright Nick Delatovic Pat Gordon George Rose Rosanna Stevens

Photographer Adam Thomas

Film-maker Erica Hurrell

You Are Here is grateful for extensive support from the ACT Government through the Centenary of Canberra Unit and Canberra CBD Limited. Thank you to all our artists, venues and supporters, particularly the Cultural Facilities Corporation, Canberra Theatre Centre, Savills Australia, Peter Barclay, BMA Magazine, the RiotACT, ABC666, Canberra Museum and Gallery, National Film & Sound Archive, Smiths Alternative Bookshop, Impro ACT and The PASH, Tonic, Harvest, Lonsdale Street Roasters, NewActon, The Phoenix, PJ O’Reilly’s, Civic Pub, the ANU Bar, Lighting and Ceramics Canberra (www.lightingandceramics. com.au) and New Best Friend. Special thanks goes out to our secret weapon, Alicia Doherty, of Canberra CBD Limited, without whom none of this would be possible. Last but not least, thank you to our amazing audiences.

yo u a r e h e r e c a nbe r r a .c o m .a u F o r f u rth e r i nf o r m at i o n d u r i ng Yo u A r e H e r e p l e a s e v i s i t o u r f est i va l h u b, ‘ Th e N e w s r o o m ’ , lo c at e d i n th e f o r m e r ne w s a g ent i n C ent r e p o i nt P l a za , P e t r i e P l a za o r c o nta ct C a nbe r r a C o nne ct o n 1 3 2 2 8 1 .

abc.net.au/canberra You Are Here is an initiative of the Centenary of Canberra, supported by the ACT Government. You Are Here is proudly sponsored by Canberra CBD Limited. You Are Here has been conceived to enliven city spaces and promote awareness of local artists in the lead up to 2013. The material and performances that are a part of You Are Here express the views, opinions, concepts and ideas of these independent and emerging artists. Details correct at time of printing, please refer to website for changes and updates. You Are Here is a drug and alcohol free event. Alcohol is only permitted where events are held in licensed venues. You Are Here events are all-ages, unless otherwise specified. Entry to all events is free, unless otherwise specified. You Are Here endeavors to make all their events and venues accessible. If you have special access requirements, please contact Production Manager David Finnigan at youareherecanberra@gmail.com Designed & print managed by New Best Friend. newbestfriend.com.au Front cover image credit: John & Becky at the ANU Bar, early-to-mid 80s Photo courtesy of Rene Muir.

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