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Competition

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Festival club

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Staple Manor

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Ongoing Projects

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The NYWF Writer’s Workshop

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Thursday

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Artist biographies

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Travel and Accomodation

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Getting Around Newcastle

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Thank you

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Sponsors

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Welcome to TiNA 2012 Just in case you haven’t met before, tiNa has been watering the grassroots for fourteen years now to keep experimental and emerging arts and media on the nation’s festival calendar. twenty-twelve is no different, except for the fact that we have to watch our watering can when we’re navigating through all the cables and hard drives for our new digital program. that’s right all, we’ve uploaded tiNa this year so we can raM even more .doc into our start/all programs. but if technology isn’t your thing, never fear. you’re more than welcome to Ctrl+alt+Del and start all over with the predictably unpredictable panel discussions, workshops, and performances brought to you by our three participating festivals: Crack theatre Festival, the National young writers’ Festival, and Critical animals!

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as always, tiNa will be taking over nooks and crannies in and around the heart of Newcastle and dovetailing with the other initiatives that are working to transform steel City into a mecca for emerging artists. like Newcastle, tiNa is evolving and that comes with the territory. this city’s “ramshackle glamour” (london’s telegraph) has rubbed off on the nation’s leading experimental arts festival, and Newcastle’s journey forward is as much a part of our story as it is the city’s. this means building digital infrastructure and making tiNa more accessible in digital space, picking up new audiences on the ground and online, and bolstering our festival model so that we can keep doing our thing for years to come. expect to see new things on the streets, on the net, on the stage, and on the panel. tiNa’s oily rag is extra smelly this year and, if you like what you see, we encourage you to show your support to keep the home fires burning for next year and beyond.


Crack Theatre Festival

welcome to Crack theatre Festival 2012. Now in its fourth year, Crack is fast forging a reputation as a dynamic festival that provides a unique opportunity for artists to truly embrace risk, experimentation, and to challenge what they believe possible.

National Young Writers’ Festival

this year the NywF is all about putting new work out into the world. while our younger young this year, we are deeply inspired by the range of work being created writers will be creating their own chap book over the course by contemporary performance of the festival, the rest of you artists. we are proud to present a might be writing lyrics with the program that highlights emerging elefant traks crew, creating a artists, who experiment radically story for radio with Fbi’s all the in form, process and theme. best, or learning how to start this year’s program celebrates your own small press or project sophisticated new theatre, site with spuNC’s head honcho zoe specific performance, time based Dattner. we’re also bringing (part art, spoken word, augmented realities, experimental film, circus, of) the world to your work in the form of Christian lander, creator dance and comedy. of stuff white people like, who emerging artists are asking will be crossing the seas to the questions that occupy their speak to you about the future of minds and bodies. in response, writing for the web, print and we have created a festival that tv. this year you can sell your supports these questions, asks own ebooks at our virtual fair, a little more, and probes where and watch sports writers, poets can, or should, we go from here? and graphic novelists turn the look out for the new Crack grand final into words as the Masterclass series this year, game unfolds. you can watch a bringing seriously good team of five writers conceive professional development to and create a novella before your anyone able to wake before 10am very eyes, explore Newcastle’s (trust us, it’s worth it). and secrets using your smartphones, prepare to participate in fast and or write an aerogram or two fiery discussion with another with Marieke and Michaela at year of the ever popular panel women of letters. you can watch series which is geared towards as the festival goes virtual at our empowering you with the tools inaugural press room, stay up needed today such as producing til the naughty hours at our late your own work, touring to venues, night reading events, and after and improving your ability to you have spelt all the words in engage in critical and cultural the spelling bee and absorbed discourse on the topics of most all the ideas you can fit in your importance to us all. brains - only then will we let you sleep. so sharpen your pencils, Can’t wait to see you all in the peoples, and get ready. Crack House.

Critical Animals

Critical animals operates as the creative research arm of the this is Not art festival. it provides a platform for artists and thinkers to investigate the practice of creative research and celebrates the interdisciplinary and experimental.

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Join us at the 2012 symposium for discussions on shifting identities and how subjectivity affects creativity, the critical balance between complicity and autonomy inherent within conceptually fuelled work, as well as considerations of place, reality and social occupation and how these factors inform creative practice. this year Critical animals explores the fundamental concerns of a critically engaged creative community and investigates the ongoing relationship between tiNa and its home in Newcastle.

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Complete a survey and go in the draw to win blackbird Corner has donated a great prize package. Just fill in a survey during tiNa and hand it in at the Festival Club. prizes drawn on sunday night. survey results provide feedback which helps us improve the festival year by year and also gives us the essential data needed to prove that festivals like tiNa are valuable.

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A Lomography Diana Mini Clone Camera with flash RRP $150 3 pack of 35mm film RRP $15

A $25 gift voucher from Cooks Hill Books (My mother’s shop.)

And assorted hand printed cahiers & badge sets by Anorak RRP $64 all in a hand printed blackbird Corner Calico bag.


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Event (Thursday) 19:00 (1 hour) The Great Northern Hotel TiNA Festival Launch

Come and join us as we welcome in TiNA for 2012. Event (Saturday) 16:30 (1.5 hours) The Great Northern Hotel Literary Trivia

It’s difficult to show off your knowledge of Gertrude Stein without coming off like a wanker. NYWF has a solution with Literary Trivia. Come to the pub for an afternoon of drinks, prizes and smugness.

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Tom Walker, Mark Sutton Event (Saturday) 20:00 (4 hours) The Great Northern Hotel Elefant Traks Ball

For two days our Elefant Traks supergroup, led by members of The Herd, has been working on brand new material. See their efforts premiered, then dance the night away in your best leopardprint. Dress code: Hip Hop Safari. Elefant Traks artists, Adam Gibson, Candice Monique

Event (Sunday) 17:00 (1.5 hours) The Great Northern Hotel

Performance Party (Sunday) 19:00 (5 hours) The Great Northern Hotel

Pedants unite, as the nowtraditional NYWF Spelling Bee enters its fifth year. Join the crowd’s baying for blood as the favourites fall, and we await the defending champion’s fate.

A night of onesies, kaftans, leotards and overalls. Crack out your favourite one piece ensemble and come join The Electric Ninja’s, Drill & Lady Jojo, Fluer Wiber for one massive Party. Shed your day to day self and celebrate the closing of TiNA 2012 in Crack Theatre Festival style.

Spelling Bee

Geoff Lemon & Lawrence Leung

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Staple Manor Special Project Staple Manor (Curve Gallery) The Press Room

a mini abC in a bubble! watch as the festival gets turned into fodder for the internet. what’s just happened and what’s coming up – everything NywF intersects here. watch as the festival goes online at nywfpressroom.com Zoya Patel & Artists Exhibition Staple Manor (Curve Gallery) Patrick White in Short Pants See the first published work of australia’s biggest names in writing blown up large and splashed accross the staple Manor walls. Going Down Swinging, Voiceworks, Southerly, Meanjin & Island Magazine Special Project Staple Manor (Curve Gallery)

Younger Young Writers’ Program a handful of younger young writers between the ages of 12 and 18 are set to make a chap book over the course of the weekend – from writing to editing to making it look fancy on the page. launched on sunday at 6:30pm. Chad Parkhill & the Younger Young Writers’ Program

Special Project Staple Manor (Curve Gallery) Collaborative Novella

over the course of the festival, 5 writers will tag team to conceive, write and launch a novella set in australia in 2050, right in front of your very eyes. edited and overseen by seizure Magazine.

Live Commentary

the re-readers review the 2012 NywF live over a three day breakfast at the festival. The Re-Readers

Special Project 2pm meet up in Staple Manor, Special Project or ongoing Friday to Sunday 10:00 (1 hour) Staple Manor (Curve Gallery) Staple Manor (Curve Gallery) Secret Newcastle Seizure Magazine & Artists

Writing Breakfercises

it’s the morning. to get you in gear for a jam-packed day of festival shenanigans, stilts Collective and the rag and bone Man press will throw some constraints at you. you write. With coffee. Post your finished pieces in the boxes provided, and a selection are posted on the the press room website. accompanied with some kind of cheap breakfast pastry. Stilts Collective & Rag and Bone Man Press

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Event 10:00 (1 hour) Staple Manor (Curve Gallery)

an interactive map of Newcastle’s secrets made in collaboration with abC pool and abC Newcastle. Meet in staple Manor on Friday at 2pm for a guided tour, or use your own smartphones to unlock Newcastle’s secrets by downloading the layar app and searching for Myburb Newcastle. Sheila Pham, Siobhan Curran, Marcus Westbury & more


Ongoing Projects

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Exhibition 11:00 Watt Space Gallery

Exhibition 1 September – 30 September The Lock-up (John Paynter Gallery)

Watt Space Gallery Exhibitions

ATLAS

watt space is a contemporary art space in the CbD area of Newcastle that exhibits the work of current students of the university of Newcastle. the role of the gallery is to provide students with diverse opportunities in exhibiting, curating and gallery management. watt space was established in 1989 and is funded by uoN services limited and supported by the school of Drama, Fine art and Music.

Join four emerging contemporary artists in their attempts to record, recreate and reimagine the world around us. Influenced by the theories of Foucault, baudelaire and Debord, the artists examine how a ‘mapping impulse’ drives our understanding of the places we occupy. Join us for drinks with the artists on saturday 29 september at 6:30pm. Chris Cottrell, Josh Harle, Evelyn Kwok, Marilyn Schneider

Laura Jefferson, Nick Pont, Renee McIntosh, Willow Morgaine, Lynda Lee Lewis, Mary Van Gils

Our Shop

ourshop is an interactive performative installation ‘shop’ where participants exchange a facebook status update for the personal story of someone in our community whose voice may not have the same resonance. Karena Thomas, Karli Gilchrist, Kat Roma Greer, Erin Taylor Event 18:00 (3 hours)

Follow the Current

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Giant glowing fish will be competing with cars and pedestrians on Newcastle streets at tiNa. the initiative is part of a new collaboration with bikefest, which is an annual celebration of fitness and smart transport, and Hunter Development Corporation. Commissioned by Destinations Nsw, Follow the current is a roving art installation and was featured at this year’s viviD light festival in sydney. the installation consists of australian-built transport vehicles called peda pods wrapped in glowing costumes made from recycled materials. Follow the Current will be weaving around the streets of Newcastle from 6-9pm on the last weekend in september.

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The NYWF Writers’ bootcamp this year, the NywF is running a series of free, intensive workshops facilitated by young writers, publishers and radio-makers at the head of their fields. The workshops are outcome-focused, and submissions-based to ensure each participant gets the maximum attention. run your tv pilot through the ringer with Christian lander, walk out with a small press proposal, an ebook, a handful of new poems, thorough feedback on your writing or a radio story recorded and ready for airplay. even though the submission deadline has well and truly sailed past, if you’re interested in participating in any of the following, email pip@ youngwritersfestival.org, or register your interest at staple Manor, and we’ll see if we can squeeze you in.

Friday 10:00 (3 hours) Gun Club (United Services Club) Creative Non-Fiction with Rebecca Giggs a three-hour workshop with a particular focus on creative and lyric nonfiction, reportage and essays. the workshop will close with a discussion of publication opportunities appropriate to the projects of the participants. Friday 10:00 (4 hours including a half-hour break) Tiki Bar (The Great Northern Hotel)

Poetry Games with Toby Fitch

Friday & Saturday 10:00 (2 hours) Customs House (Examiners Room)

Kickstart your Small Press or Publishing Project with Zoe Dattner

a series of two, two-hour workshops with zoe Dattner - founder of the small press underground Networking Community. zoe will look at your proposals for a small press or publishing project, and guide you through the tailor-made steps towards turning your proposal into a reality. Friday & Saturday 10:00 (2 hours) Customs House (Collectors)

Experimental and Speculative Fiction with Briohny Doyle

a series of two two-hour workshops for impossible ideas, unfinished or unformed narratives, speculative visions, absurdities, performances and other non-naturalistic modes of writing.

a slightly different spin on the ol’ poetry workshop. in this 4-hour session, toby Fitch will guide you through a series of games, constraints and prestidigitation in order to create Friday & Saturday original and spontaneous poetry 11:00 (6 hours) and encourage collaboration. The Loft

Writing with Music with Elefant Traks artists

Members of the Herd have assembled an elefant traks supergroup to collaborate with NywF writers on entirely new creations. part of these sessions will be open to public viewing.

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Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 (1.5 hours) Gun Club (United Services Club)

Recording takes place Saturday 12:00 (3 hours) ABC Newcastle

Sunday 10:00 (2 hours) Blackhall House

a series of three ninety-minute workshops on the craft of short fiction—and very short fiction—facilitated by Josephine rowe. the workshops will focus specifically on the development and refinement of existing work, rather than teaching a predetermined set of skills.

the National young writers’ Festival in association with Fbi radio’s all the best is giving you the opportunity to record and produce your work for broadcast on radio and podcast.

working on a tv pilot but not sure if it’ll fly? In this intensive two hour workshop Christian lander will zero in on your own submissions and guide you through the finer details of writing for television.

Short fiction (and very short fiction) with Josephine Rowe

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 (1.5 hours) The Loft (Art Room) Novel-finishing Workshop with Belinda Castles

a series of three ninety-minute workshops working one-on-one with vogel award-winning author belinda Castles dealing with whatever is in the way of you being ready to give your novel to others to read – and perhaps even publish. we will discuss and find practical solutions for your project so that you go away ready to finish. Saturday & Sunday 10:00 (2 hours) Gun Club (United Services Club)

Writing for Radio with FBi Radio’s All the Best

We’re after short, non-fiction pieces on the theme secrets – we all have them, keep them and share them. perhaps you have a secret identity, a secret shame, or a secret past. or maybe you have a story about the hidden nooks and crannies of your town, or a place you escaped to when the going got tough. what’s hidden, unknown or invisible about your friends and your family, the people you thought you knew?

Writing for Television with Christian Lander

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the works will be recorded during the festival at abC radio Newcastle, with the finished works broadcast on all the best and throughout the Community radio Network as well as on abC local radio.

How to Make an eBook with Emily Craven

a series of two, two-hour workshops providing you with hands-on assistance with formating, publishing and marketing your own ebook. leave with an ebook already on the interwebs.

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Thursday 27th September

Performance 17:00 (45 mins) The Crack House

GrabbyGrabbyWantWant

australia is wealthier – and angrier – than we’ve ever been before. as our disposable incomes grow, so do our egos and our sense of entitlement – but our patience thins. through movement and verbatim-inspired stories, the audience will be pulled into an intimate snapshot of an over-privileged society. Letita Sutherland, Harry Tseng, Melissa Lee Speyer

DIY Media Junket 15:00 (1 hour) The Crack House Crack Radio

Calling all budding broadcasters and podcasters! attend this junket, in the form of a workshop to pick up tips on how to use your personal devices to record, edit and upload stories for quick proliferation. the Crack newsroom is recruiting anyone with a smart phone and the will to upload. Leigh Pyman

Event 16:00 (2 hours) Sprocket

This is Definitely Not Latte Art

it’s battle of the baristas at sprocket roasters... creating delightfully drinkable designs. think you can pour to score..? For event and entry details, visit thisisnotart.org or sprocket online. Tour 16:30 (1.5 hours) “Makespace”

Renew Newcastle Creative Spaces Walking Tour

Join a guided walking tour of renew Newcastle retail shops and gallery spaces. you’ll meet the local artists and creative entrepreneurs who have made city revitalisation their business, through their temporary use of otherwise empty commercial property in Newcastle’s CbD.

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Hosted by Marcus Westbury & Marni Jackson.

Screening 19:30 (2 hours) The Terrace Bar

Queers, Queens and the Silver Screen

the Den, Queer screen and Monique schafter proudly present a night of queer independent films including the documentary trans boys and a selection of queer short films. Event 20:00 (1.5 hours) Tiki Bar (The Great Northern Hotel)

Lit Journal Launch Orgy

the best young literary journals from around the country cram their greatest launch ever into 10 minutes each. two stages go back to back: while one journal’s launching, the next one’s pulling on the lycra. Fast-paced, boozy & no snoozy speeches. Voiceworks, The Lifted Brow, Going Down Swinging, Stilts Magazine, & more


Performance 20:15 (45 mins) The Crack House

Technicolour Sarcasm (with Nazis)

there will be stories, there will be songs, there will be characters and... Nazis! Hop aboard the joke train as we journey through art, poetry, history, geography and the validity of misogynistic rap songs in our modern society.. Nicole Henriksen Performance 21:15 (30 mins) The Crack House Toilet Show

a show made entirely out of writing from toilet walls. this group has a love for public art, poetry and naughty words. they hope you do, too. smell, listen, taste and feel the wrath of public toilet defamation, defecation and desperation. Julia Forsberg, Eloise Maree, Essie O’Shaughnessy, Joey Lai

Durational Performance 21:30 (30 mins) The Crack House Achilles at Home

Drawing from the ancient lyric poetry of the iliad, it chronicles the choices made by achilles as he abstains from battle. so what does he do when he’s not slaughtering trojans? aCHilles at HoMe is an exploration of concepts of heroism, personal & political pride, domesticity and self. an all-day live art installation culminating in a final performance. SANCZ Reading 23:00 (1 hour) The Royal Exchange

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Late Night Reading #1: Fifty Shades of Cray

Finish your night the NywF way, with our best storytellers treating you to their late-night tales. NYWF Artists and YOU

Reading 21:30 (1.5 hours) The Royal Exchange

World Hurl Anti Slam

Newcastle’s regular poetry anti-slam opens its doors to the nation. all you need to kick off your festival is your best poem and your best pair of steel nads. David Graham, Amelia Walker, Vincent Gates and YOU

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Friday 28th September 10.00 – 14:00

Open workshop 11:00 (1 hour) Staple Manor (Curve Gallery) Hate Yourself: The art of self-editing

self-editing is one of the hardnest but most valuable skills an emerging writer can learn. Join the team from voiceworks as they teach you how to appraise your own work. Voiceworks, Elizabeth Redman Panel 12:00 (1 hour) Customs House (Harbourmaster Room) Music Criticism Masterclass 10:00 (3 hours) Blackhall House, Pivot Studio (downstairs) Strategies for Creating Postdramatic Theatre with Christopher Ryan

explore some of Chris’ particular strategies for creating postdramatic work based on an extensive career in the field. learn more about the practice, collaboration and how to use text as a departure point for making postdramatic work. Maximum 15 participants. arrive early to secure a place! Christopher Ryan

Event 10:00 (45 min) The Lock Up (John Paynter Gallery) Artist Meet & Greet

Meet your fellow Critical animals before the weekend begins. Panel 11:00 (1.5 hours) The Lock Up (Exercise Yard) Blind Date: When Theory Meets Practice

what is the relationship between theoretical thought and creative output? is practice informed by theory inhibited, or is it only within academic confines that innovation may faithfully flourish? Join a writer, poet and visual artist for a crossdisciplinary discussion on the joys and terrors of conceptually fuelled practice. Matthew Abbott, Eva Bujalka, Harriet Parsons

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with street presses folding across the country and more content being sourced from overseas, where does this place our budding music critics? Chad Parkhil, Zoë Barron, Chris Harms, Barnaby Smith Panel 12:00 (1 hour) The Royal Exchange

How to Write Politically Without Turning People Off say “toxic tax” or “corporate greed”, and people from different sides of politics immediately stop listening. No-one likes preaching. so how do you engage the topics of the day while keeping people interested? André Dao, Ben Eltham, Richard Cooke


Panel 12:30 (1.5 hours) Customs House (Examiners)

DIY Media Junket 13:30 (1 hour) The Crack House

an investigation of the lived experiences of women who are not mothers in contemporary western society and a critical look at the creative process through the eyes of a parent who is an artist. Drawing on biographical and critical research, two papers explore these positions.

Calling all budding broadcasters and podcasters! Join our crack team of roving reporters bagging stories and speed produce Crack online radio! attend this junket at the Crack house to pick up tips on how to use your personal devices to record, edit and upload and cover this national event. the Crack newsroom is recruiting anyone with a smart phone and the will to upload.

Immutable Balance

Elizabeth Bellamy, Vivienne Rogis, Angela Philp (chair) Open workshop 13:00 (1 hour) Customs House (Collectors) Getting published: How to emerge and get established

obviously, there is no one avenue for getting your work into print. that being said, this panel will show you a couple of well trodden paths as well as some tips and tricks from industry professionals. Kat Muscat, Sam Cooney, Josephine Rowe, Courtney Collins

Crack Radio

Leigh Pyman Panel 13:30 (1.5 hours) The Crack House

Masterclass 14:00 (2 hours) Blackhall House, Pivot Studio (downstairs)

THE ARTIST’S MASK with Toni Main

Director toni Main shares skills inspired by the expressive mask techniques by libby appel. toni’s most recent work was new australian play Grounded written by alana valentine, an atyp and tantrum production. she has made new work with southern youth theatre ensemble, tantrum and tutoring at Flinders university. Toni Main

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To quota or not to quota

How do we improve representation within the theatre tokenism? lend your voice and support to this critically important dicussion. led by some of australia’s key organisation representatives. Van Badham, Anthea Williams

Round Table 13:00 (1 hour) Staple Manor (Curve Gallery)

The freedoms, restrictions and consequences of student media with complete creative control and few commercial pressures, student media publications are uniquely placed to essentially print whatever they want. what kind of opportunities and restrictions do these publications face? On Dit, Lot’s Wife, Vertigo, Woroni, Tharunka, Farrago

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Friday 28th September 14:00 – 19:00 Panel 14:00 (1 hour) The Royal Exchange The Porn Panel

50 shades of Gray. progressive or retrogressive? erotica or smut? Feminist or Chauvinist or please can we stop with these binaries? women are talking and writing about sex. Come and join the conversation. Lip Magazine, the Scarlet Alliance & more. Artist Presentation 14:30 (2 hours) Newcastle Museum Theatre DANCE JAM: A Discourse on Diversity

Join dancer, artist and cultural facilitator Min Mae in an experimental dance workshop designed to demonstrate progressive practices of inclusion. explore the verdant creative potential for meaningful social and dialogical art born of collaborations between neurally, physically and socially diverse participants. bring your skills and experience or simply your curiosity to contribute to the discussion. Min Mae

Event 15:00 (1 hour) Tiki Bar (The Great Northern Hotel)

The Great Novacastrian Draw Off 3 Newcastle Comics vs the Nation

Featuring Newcastle and Australia’s finest cartoonists Petcha Kutcha Night 16:00 (1 hour) Staple Manor (Curve Gallery) 7 Start Ups and How they Up Started

Event 16:30 (1.5hours) Festival Club (The Great Northern Hotel) Would You Rather

Never wear shoes or always wear shoes? Go to the moon with somene you hate or go to a six star hotel with someone you love? our panel of bullshit artists answer none of these questions but others. Chrstian Lander, Ben Jenkins, Benjamin Law, Courteney Hocking, Tom Walker

seven starters of presses, gatherers of collectives, and makers of things show us how they made it all happen in 20 fast and furious slides. Sleepers Publishing, Stilts Collective, Jeremy Staples, MKA, Seizure, Rag and Bone Man, Connor O’Brien

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Durational Performance 16:30 & 17:30 (30 mins) The Crack House

Reading 18:00 (1.5 hours) The Royal Exchange

Drawing from the ancient lyric poetry of the iliad, it chronicles the choices made by achilles as he abstains from battle. so what does he do when he’s not slaughtering trojans? aCHilles at HoMe is an exploration of concepts of heroism, personal & political pride, domesticity and self. an all-day live art installation culminating in a final performance.

the zeitgeist has spoken: the people want stories. 6 storytelling nights from around the country present their best stories of ‘12, followed by a discussion on the storytelling explosion.

Achilles at Home

SANCZ Panel 18:00 (1.5 hours) The Gun Club (United Services Club)

Fast vs Slow Critical Practice How is information shared in australia’s critical climate? three voices consider the distribution channels of contemporary media, and speculate the future of arts publication and reception. Rebecca Harkins-Cross, Patrick Kelly, Zora Sanders Performance 18:00 (45 mins) The Crack House

GrabbyGrabbyWantWant

“australia is wealthier – and angrier – than we’ve ever been before. as our disposable incomes grow, so do our egos and our sense of entitlement – but our patience thins. through movement and verbatim-inspired stories, the audience will be pulled into an intimate snapshot of an over-privileged society.”

Storytelling Expo

Performance 19:00 (45 mins) The Crack House

We Were Shadows Looking On

Flashing lights and fake truths, wide-eyed fish in fish tanks, plasma screens, billboards and Christmas decorations everywhere. life appeared atomised. like Barefaced Stories (WA), Now watching alienation in 3D. Hear This (ACT), All the Best it was as if the connections (NSW), Yarn (Qld), The Yarn between things had eroded, Storytellers (Vic) and more. become fuzzy. and we were shadows looking on. what Event happens when a bunch 18:30 (3.5 hours) of all sorts with creative The Loft punch, spend a few months Musical Flava together exploring the real 1 on 1 b-boy & b-Girl battles, live guts of our time? hip hop acts & performances. Maya Newell, Tom Morris, $250 in prizes, trophies & giveaways. presented by Damage Blake Kendall, Roslyn Helper, Cleo Mees, Adam entertainment & the loft. Kennedy, Saha Jones, Tim Kent, Dave Rodriguez, Jade Performance Oldfield, Jola Jones 18:30 (1 hour) Blackhall House, Pivot Studio (downstairs)

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The Past is a Foreign Country

this intriguing new work utilises the techniques of verbatim theatre to explore the notions of truth and authenticity in history and memory. Deconstructing a precious childhood memory this piece will delve into the retelling of the event through the fractured reflections of collective memories to piece together the ultimate truth… Tantrum Theatre, Tamara Gazzard

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Friday 28th September 19:00 – Late Performance 19:00 (45 mins) The Lock Up (confinment cell) The Dysfunctional Project

it’s a beautiful valentine’s Day night in a sex-obsessed city but paul can see nothing of it. instead he lands himself in a desperate, dark and dirty place. He’s waiting for his girlfriend, but she never cums! waiting. waiting. He meets three... men, all with something in common and something personal to share. Paulo Morrison Film Screening 19:30 (1.5 hours) The Gun Club (United Services Club)

Detour off the Super Highway

Detour off the super Highway follows patrick kelly as he progressively relinquishes the use of modern media and communication for a period of 80 days. The film explores both slow and Fast media and their resistance to one another. Patrick Kelly

Event 19:30 (2 hours) Please view online program for venue thisisnotart.floktu.com

Australia 2050 Black Tie Dinner the year is 2050, you are 38 years older, as is australia. Join us for dinner and drinks in your best 2050 get-up as our keynote speakers wax lyrical on the halfcentury was was. Richard Cooke, Ben Eltham, Right Now, Briohny Doyle, Rebecca Harkins-Cross, Upulie Divisekara, Courteney Hocking Launch 20:00 Gateway Hotel Den-O-Cide

“Den-o-Cide is the deliberate and systematic destruction of homophobia, transphobia and general discrimination by means of celebrating queer culture with sweet tunes and even sweeter cider. the Den is back and oh look it is tiNa tiMe! Come kick start the this is Not art Festival with fermented fruity goodness and more live music than you can poke a bayonnette at and all for oNly $10. Featuring: Brendan Maclean, White Knuckle Fever, Post Paint, Mere Women, Huckleberry Hastings, Eirwen Skye, Nova and The Experience, Benjamin Kiehne, Phoebe Daicos, Nick Kelly & Trine Deans

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Performance 20:00 (30 mins) The Crack House NOMAD

Hey babe. i miss you. Come home. it’s just the same as you left it. love you. two travellers on the ultimate mission - to return home. postcards, pigeons, snowglobes we’ll always have paris. Carolyn Eccles Performance 20:00 (45 mins) Blackhall House, Pivot Studio (downstairs) Ran-Ta U

Minangkabau emotions, turns of music and the swift movement of plates are moulded into a new piece of choreography: ran-ta u. Candlelight and the sound of plates brushing against the floor create a ritualistic atmosphere. witness the unique combination of contemporary and traditional Minangkabau movements in ran-ta u. Ank Palmer, Ida Lawrence


Performance 20:30 (30 mins) The Crack House

Performance 22:00 (30 mins) The Crack House

a show made entirely out of writing from toilet walls. this group has a love for public art, poetry and naughty words. they hope you do, too. smell, listen, taste and feel the wrath of public toilet defamation, defecation and desperation.

a presentation of one man’s journey to find magic and meaning in his life. Not through self-help books, therapy, or mind altering alternative theatre but within the hidden text of secret and obscure sleight-of-hand tombs. an intoxicating journey to a place where ‘real’ is just a concept to be argued.

Toilet Show

Julia Forsberg, Eloise Maree, Essie O’Shaughnessy, Joey Lai Event 21:30 (1.5 hours) Staple Manor (Curve Gallery) In The Dark

experience radio plays the way they were intended - without the cumbersome use of your eyes. a curated evening of new radio plays presented to by in the Dark - in a pitch black room. Mike Williams Performance 21:30 (30 mins) The Crack House

Maureen O’Hara Spends a Quiet Night at Home

BennyO Magic Show

Reading 23:00 (1 hour) The Royal Exchange

Late Night Reading #2: What is Evil? (Baby Don’t Hurt Me.) Finish your night the NywF way, with our best storytellers treating you to their late-night tales. NYWF Artists and YOU

Benny Orson Film Screening 22:45 (1 hour) The Crack House

Space Trash @ TINA

spaCe trasH is an experimental film night based in a Marrickville warehouse where they harness all the shimmering SPACE TRASH floating in their cosmos and project it onto walls. teaM spaCe trasH are bringing new and locally made experimental cinema to tiNa concluding with an award night ‘Festival de Cans’.

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below: “The Den Magazine”.

a room with a bath, a woman, and more than a little imagination. Directed and performed by belinda locke, Maureen o’Hara spends a Quiet Night at Home is a magical realist solo performance inspired by photographer peter stackpole’s 1946 photograph of the same name. Belinda Locke, Anna Molnar, Sandra Carluccio, Anthony Spinaze, Claire Jarvis, Athalia Foo

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Saturday 29th September 10:00 – 12:00 Forum 10:00 (8 hours) Newcastle Museum Theatrette Digital Forum

in four sessions over saturday leading industry thinkers and activitists in the digital arena will cover topics including money for start up and social enterprise for starters. we also have a close look at massive data and how the role of information curation influences all spheres of on line media and journalism, to how the evolution of Gov. 2.0 is set to redefine participatory democracy in australia. artists and designers working in the public sphere of eco -data as another stream of information and visualization techniques in urban spaces are also in the mix and there will still be room for an in depth industry discussion for curators, artists and digital media producers about the future shape of digital media festivals here in australia with a specific focus on opportunities for regional artists. supported by Newcastle Now and octapod. Pia Waugh, Shaun Davies, Carolyn Vu, Cara- Ann Simpson, Michelle Tabet, Gordon Whitehead, Suse Cairns, Tamir Berkman, Kara A. Frederick, Javier Candeira, Dina Jak & Ricardo Peach

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Masterclass 10:00 (2 hours) The Crack House

TEXT AND PLAY with Van Badham

van utilizes her extensive experience in the theatre industry to explore text in the new australian theatre. the class will look at the construction of text for both traditional and contemporary forms and explore effective ways to use and generate text within your work. this is not one to miss! Van Badham

Workshop 10:00 (3 hours) Festival Club (The Great Northern Hotel)

Walking the Digital City a Document for DeCerteau

this 3 hour interactive workshop will utilise digital mapping technologies as a means of reenchanting Newcastle. a rebuff to the mass-rationalisation of space seen in the digital age, Josh Harle will create and record a poetic encounter with the city. bring cameras, recording devices, laptops, tablets and cables. Josh Harle In Conversation 11:00 (1 hour) Please view online program for venue thisisnotart.floktu.com Poetry in Translation

Hear two poets discuss how they started working in translation, and the process of translating not only between languages, but between cultures as well. Eileen Chong & Stuart Cooke


Open workshop 11:00 (1 hour) The Royal Exchange

Who’s getting grants (and how?)

so the government keeps handing out money, but why did they choose those losers over there? How is that project so special? Find out where the grant dollars come from, where they go, and why, so you can go after some of your own.

Presentation 12:00 (1 hour) Staple Manor (Curve Gallery) Indie Screenwriting Analysis

award winning screenwriter Joe velikovsky walks you through the essential elements of the most succesful indie screenplays of the past two decades. Joe Velikovsky

Julia Tsalis, and representatives from CAL and the Australia Council for the Arts Panel 12:00 (1.5 hours) The Lock Up (Exercise Yard)

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Constructing Identity in Contemporary Performance

Contemporary performance makers reflect on the implications that the modern ‘crisis of subjectivity’ has on constructing character, autobiography and expressions of self-hood. Help discuss the blurred boundaries between truth and fiction, and consider how we negotiate identity in a precarious age. Kate McDowell, Travis Englefield, Hossein Ghaemi

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Saturday 29th September 12:00 – 14:30 Panel 12:00 (1 hour) Blackhall House, Pivot Studio (upstairs)

Panel 13:00 (1.5 hours) The Crack House

two imaginations are better than one, but three poets spoil the quoth (sorry). Hear about the writing collaborations that have sparked all kinds of fires, and those that spluttered others out.

Just how much are we influenced by criticism? reviewers, responders, critics and thinkers are emerging form the digital woodwork with the proliferation of the blog as mode of response. what does this mean for the quality and quantity of theatre criticism and what impact is it having on the development of new work?

Collaborative Writing Projects

Ellen Harvey, Seizure & Sam Twyford-Moore, Richie Cooke, Alex Neil, Battalia Royale Performance 12:30 (5 hours) The Crack House

This Is Kansas City

this is kansas City asks you to enter an augmented reality where a series of phone calls to your mobile phone direct your body, gaze, and imagination around public spaces to unravel the story of a criminal only known as the Monster. Sandra Carluccio, Imraan Palekel, Clinton Freeman

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I’ve started a blog... now i’m a critic

Jane Howard, Rima Sabina Aouf, Skye Gellmann, Elly Clough, Augusta Supple

Panel 13:00 (1 hour) The Gun Club (United Services Club) Memoir When Young

when britney released a memoir aged 22, we laughed. Memoirs are for crusty war veterans on Florida pensions, right? but now a new rush of writers are crafting accounts of their early years. is this legitimate? and does documenting their own lives interfere with actually living them? Benjamin Law, Marieke Hardy, Luke Ryan, Michaela McGuire


Panel 14:00 (1 hour) Staple Manor (Curve Gallery)

Are Writing Courses Any Use? Design Your Own

Panel 13:00 (1 hour) Staple Manor (Curve Gallery)

Holy Shit, Have You Seen This?

the world of rich content multimedia for e-publications is set to explode, with HtMl5, adobe Digital, and who knows what else. Join our panel of experts as they take you through some of the most significant, exciting, and just plain cool developments coming our way. Patrick Kelly, Connor O’Brien, Sheila Pham, Emily Craven Event 14:00 (3.5 hours approx) Tiki Bar (The Great Northern Hotel) Grand Final Live Writing

How are sports reports published ten minutes after a game? what happens on matchday? sports website the roar takes you behind the scenes on one of the biggest days of their year, as you watch their grand final coverage in real time. plus some unlikely match reporters, as illustrators, poets, and more take on the game.

Artist Presentation 14:30 (2 hours) The Lock Up (Exercise Yard) Bodies in Distress

a performance addressing morally ambiguous bodies criminal corpses, suicides and the executed. researchers from the australian research Council’s Centre for the History of emotions have paired with contemporary artists to explore the morbid attraction of the macabre. Josephine Rowe, Belinda Castles, afterwards a panel will discuss connections between Jacqui Dent, Ellen Harvey moralized punishments and physical distress across Panel history, and the role of art 14:00 (1 hour) and academia in raising The Gun Club (United difficult questions about Services Club) Surviving an Abbott Government death, sin, and the body. Mimi Kelly, Carolyn McKay, should federal conservatives Una McIllvenna, Rebecca take office next election, arts McNamara, Gabriel Watts workers might be worried. but all writers wonder about the benefits of study. Will it realise your potential, or is it just a horribly expensive wank? writers and educational practitioners from the full range of backgrounds argue the pros and cons, before attempting to design what the perfect course might look like.

will the outlook really be grim? Find out how artists and funding are likely to be affected, and what can be done to prepare. Ben Eltham, André Dao, and more

Barnaby Smith, Geoff Lemon, Pat Grant, EM Reapy, Tristan Rayner

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Saturday 29th September 14:45 – 18:00 Performance 14:45 (30 mins) The Crack House

Performance 16:00 (30 mins) The Crack House

Hey babe. i miss you. Come home. it’s just the same as you left it. love you. two travellers on the ultimate mission - to return home. postcards, pigeons, snowglobes we’ll always have paris.

“Flashing lights and fake truths, wide-eyed fish in fish tanks, plasma screens, billboards and Christmas decorations everywhere. life appeared atomised. like watching alienation in 3D. it was as if the connections between things had eroded, become fuzzy. and we were shadows looking on. what happens when a bunch of all sorts with creative punch, spend a few months together exploring the real guts of our time?”

NOMAD

Carolyn Eccles Performance 15:00 (45 mins) The Lock Up (confinment cell) The Dysfunctional Project

it’s a beautiful valentine’s Day night in a sex-obsessed city but paul can see nothing of it. instead he lands himself in a desperate, dark and dirty place. He’s waiting for his girlfriend, but she never cums! waiting. waiting. He meets three... men, all with something in common and something personal to share.

We Were Shadows Looking On

Tom Morris, Blake Kendell, Cleo Mees, Adam Kennedy, Saha Jones, Tim Kent, Dave Rodriguez, Jola Jones

Panel 15:00 (1 hour) The Gun Club (United Services Club) Accessible Science

this intriguing new work utilises the techniques of verbatim theatre to explore the notions of truth and authenticity in history and memory. Deconstructing a precious childhood memory this piece will delve into the retelling of the event through the fractured reflections of collective memories to piece together the ultimate truth… Tantrum Theatre, Tamara Gazzard Petcha Kutcha Night 16:00 (1 hour) Staple Manor (Curve Gallery)

The Dark Arts of Story-Making

Battalia Royale, Luke Ryan, Lawrence Leung, Belinda Castles, Pat Grant and more

How do science writers make complex ideas accesible without oversimplifying or patronising their audience? Join three professional science writers as the discuss the challenges of distilling the incomprehensible.

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The Past is a Foreign Country

How did 4 young australian playwrights turn a Japanese graphic novel into a Fillipino performance sensation? 7 writers’ for theatre, television, graphic novels, novel novels and out in the streets Qr code adventures tell the stories behind how they told their stories in 20 fast and furious slides.

Paulo Morrison

Wendy Zukerman, Upulie Divisekara

Performance 16:00 (1 hour) Blackhall House, Pivot Studio (downstairs)

Above: video still from Glacier Tracer. video projection, drawing, performance. Chris Cottrell.


Performance 18:00 (30 mins) The Crack House

Maureen O’Hara Spends a Quiet Night at Home

Exhibition 18:30 (2 hours) The Lock Up (John Paynter Gallery)

Exhibition Opening: ATLAS

Join us to celebrate the opening of the Critical animals exhibition at the lock up. this year we are thrilled to present the work of emerging visual artists drawn from the 2012 panel program. Chris Cottrell, Josh Harle, Evelyn Kwok, Marilyn Schneider Event 16:30 (1.5 hours) Festival Club (The Great Northern Hotel) Literary Trivia

It’s difficult to show off your knowledge of Gertrude stein without coming off like a wanker. NywF has a solution with literary trivia. Come to the pub for an afternoon of drinks, prizes and smugness. Tom Walker, Mark Sutton

Panel 17:00 (1.5 hours) The Lock Up (Exercise Yard)

The Space Panel: Architecture, Atmosphere and Augmented Reality

a room with a bath, a woman, and more than a little imagination. Directed and performed by belinda locke, Maureen o’Hara spends a Quiet Night at Home is a magical realist solo performance inspired by photographer peter stackpole’s 1946 photograph of the same name. Belinda Locke, Anna Molnar, Sandra Carluccio, Anthony Spinaze, Claire Jarvis, Athalia Foo

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How do we relate to the spaces we occupy? this panel will consider our contemporary contract of spatial relations and the choices we make in occupying, perceiving and disrupting our surrounding atmospheres. Chris Cottrell, Josh Harle, Evelyn Kwok Performance 17:00 (1 hour) The Crack House

Short Quirks Night

be inspired, amazed, shocked, bemused and confused. there is a chance of enlightenment too. Featuring short works by some of australia’s most experimental young artists: lady JoJo, Matty Bore and Jade Oldfield. These artists are the reason why people say: Quality not Quantity. incredible performance and art in bite sized morsels.

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Saturday 29th September 18:00 – Late Performance 19:30 (45 mins) King Street Carpark Mothlight

Presentation 18:00 (1.5 hours) The Royal Exchange Best Idea Wins

in this special event, Christian lander walks you through pitches by young writers, examining what could go wrong, what could go right, and why. Christian Lander, Marieke Hardy Performance 18:30 (30 mins) The Crack House

BennyO Magic Show

a presentation of one mans journey to find magic and meaning in his life. Not through self-help books, therapy, or mind altering alternative theatre but within the hidden text of secret and obscure sleight-of-hand tombs. an intoxicating journey to a place where ‘real’ is just a concept to be argued. Benny Orson

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Performance 19:00 (45 mins) Blackhall House, Pivot Studio (downstairs)

“illuminated by mere light bulbs and buried within a labyrinth of strained plastic reeds lies skye Gellmann & Naomi Francis’s Mothlight world: a constructed space within which physical prowess is tested and the inner psyche investigated. a piece that encourages discussion rather than denies it.. an intense and captivating performance.” beat Magazine Skye Gellmann, Naomi Francis

Ran-Ta U

Performanc 18:30 (1 hour) The Loft

Ank Palmer, Ida Lawrence

think of your favorite memory. think of your worst memory. tell me about them. Drawing inspiration from interviews conducted on the topic of ‘best and worst memories,’ sepy baghaei has crafted re: Memory, a devised physical response exploring the relationship between words, movement and the senses.

Minangkabau emotions, turns of music and the swift movement of plates are moulded into a new piece of choreography: ran-ta u. Candlelight and the sound of plates brushing against the floor create the a ritualistic atmosphere. witness the unique combination of contemporary and traditional Minangkabau movements in ran-ta u.

Re: Memory

Sepy Baghaei


Event 20:00 (4 hours) Festival Club (The Great Northern Hotel) Elefant Traks Ball

For two days our Elefant Traks supergroup, led by members of The Herd, has been working on brand new material. See their efforts premiered, then dance the night away in your best leopardprint. Dress code: Hip Hop Safari. Elefant Traks artists, Adam Gibson, Candice Monique Keynote Performance 20:00 (30 mins) The Loft HOME

Home is a circus, dance and theatre fusion, exploring Hunter Valley residents’ connection with their local environment. Working alongside a professional circus/ theatre facilitator, performers have created a dynamic and witty reflection of what it means to call here, HOME. Performance 20:00 (45 mins) The Crack House

Technicolour Sarcasm (with Nazis)

There will be stories, there will be songs, there will be characters and... Nazis! Hop aboard the joke train as we journey through art, poetry, history, geography and the validity of misogynistic rap songs in our modern society.. Nicole Henriksen

Performance 20:30 (45 mins) The Loft

Film Screening 22:45 (1 hour) The Crack House

“Beyond Exhaustion” explores the powerful physical, theatrical and emotional territory that is evoked from exhaustion: exhausting emotional states, exhausting intimacy, exhausting physical exertion, exhausting expectations. Three dancers commit to flirting with the limitations of their capabilities and move their creative practice into new territory.

SPACE TRASH is an experimental film night based in a Marrickville warehouse where they harness all the shimmering SPACE TRASH floating in their cosmos and project it onto walls. TEAM SPACE TRASH are bringing new and locally made experimental cinema to TINA concluding with an award night ‘Festival de Cans’.

Beyond Exhaustion

Space Trash @ TINA

Hannah Wong, Ashlee Bye, Courtney Scheu Performance 21:00 (45 mins) The Crack House

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UnSex Me

Daughter of a theatre legend and a prima ballerina, award-winning actress Mark Wilson dissects her own story and her next job: being directed by her father as Lady Macbeth. Grand performances, whispered confessions, and booming self-mockery combine as she prepares, promotes and performs the role of her life. Mark Wilson Performance 21:30 (1 hour) The Crack House

Plucked of Purpose - The Adventures of P.B

A performance installation questioning the value of tying who we are to what we do, what we have...through one of our creations. wwwSkyeLoneragan.com Skye Loneragan

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Sunday 30th September 10:00 – 10:30 Masterclass 10:00 (1.5 hours) The Crack House

ONE MIGHTY ROAR with Leigh Pyman

a voice masterclass that inspires performers and directors to rethink and engage physcially with the voice. leigh shares his knowledge, passion and practice through a highly enjoyable and imaginative masterclass. essential skill to update for all makers and performers. Event 10:00 (6 hours) King Street Carpark

Zine and Artist Rooftop Market

Come along to our regular gig which happens on the tiNa sunday. Check out zines, artists stalls, roving performances and sprocket coffee and plenty of foodies. be part of the buzz or just chill out in the sun on the roof listening to tunes. you might just happen to bump into old Man.

Masterclass 10:00 (1.5 hours) The Loft

CREATING FROM/THROUGH/ WITH THE BODY with Brian Lucas

For makers of contemporary performance within theatre, dance, circus, visual theatre and beyond. especially those interested in exploring performed meaning: lived and imagined experiences of the body. explore the ways in which the physical can provide source material for dynamic performance. Facilitated by nationally recognised performance artist: brian lucas. Brian Lucas

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Leigh Pyman Performance 10:00 (1.5 hours) King Street Carpark Old Mate

everbody knows old Mate. He is always on the corner, always after a ciggie, always eager for a yarn. even his insults feel familiar. old Mate is a local puppet who has seen the world turn, and will share his stories with you. say hello, you might learn something. Shani Moffat, Natalia Ladyko, Aesha Henderson, Samantha Hickey


Reading 10:00 (1.5 hours) Good Brother Espresso

Breakfast Reading Session

Join us in an intimate cafe setting for readings by authors and poets engaged in creative research and experimental writing. Owen Kirkby, Sam Moginie, Danuta Raine Workshop 10:30 (5 hours) The Roost HackSpace

we’re bringing together sound artists story teller’s geeks musicians poets animators programmers designers historians gamers and any other creative people who want to bring in a team of creative and entrepreneurial minds to dream up a really good idea for a digital Newcastle. ten creative teams are invited to spend the day with mentors including industry entrepreneurs, digital media curators, uber geeks, great story tellers and developers to test drive a great idea in one of Newcastle’s leading start up spaces. it’s not for everyone but for those who want to sign up we’ll even help match you up with some other creatives to come up with something great which might even turn a buck with the right advice. limited spaces so tell us what you’ve got and we’ll do the rest. supported by Newcastle Now and octapod.

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Sunday 30th September 11:00 – 13:00 Panel 11:00 (1 hour) Staple Manor (Curve Gallery)

Information Session 11:30 (1 hour) The Crack House

we can’t all write for the New yorker. so how do you sell your writing without selling your soul? Four freelancers discuss how to earn a living from your work while keeping focused on what you love.

kickstart is Next wave Festival’s professional development program, occuring every second year in the lead up to the next installment of Crack theatre Festival’s favourite festival (other than our own). Hear how kickstart is exactly where you should be aiming for....

How to Sell Out Without Losing Your Mind

Lachlan Williams, Elizabeth Redman, Rosanna Stevens, Michaela McGuire Panel 11:00 (1 hour) The Lock Up (exercise yard)

The Daisey Effect: incursions of fiction into non-fiction

More writers and producers have been blurring the line between fiction and non-, but what are the moral implications of work that sits in this factual grey zone? Rebecca Giggs, Melanie Tait, All the Best Event 11:00 (1 hour) Festival Club (The Great Northern Hotel)

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Emily Sexton Panel 12:00 (1.5 hours) The Royal Exchange

Hyper/Reality and Political Dissolution

to what extent do symbols govern our individuality and society, and how can the resonance of what’s ‘real’ redeem itself in critical resistance? Three contemporary reflections on the political reconciliation between representation and reality. Carolyn McKay, Patrick Mullins, Francis Russell

Masterclass 12:00 (2.5 hours) The Loft

VISUAL AND SONAL STORIES with Justin Buchta

visual and sonal stories masterclass is informed by Justin’s rich creative practice, exploring honest, independent and orginal creative choices this masterclass is highly reccommended to all who are adventuring into their own practice with artful curiousity. Justin will share some aspects of the way in which he creates and approaches making. insightful, physical, visual and sonal story making. Justin Buchta Panel 12:00 (1 hour) The Lock Up (Exercise Yard) Strayan Poetry: Kicking the Banjo Hangover

89% of our population lives in urban areas, but does it seem like most poets live in wildlife parks? Four writers attempt to cure australia’s obsession with the outback, by reading and discussing their favourite poets who write in and about cities. Toby Fitch, Barnaby Smith, Stuart Cooke, Eileen Chong, Fiona Wright & Courtney Collins


Open workshop 12:00 (1 hour) The Lock Up (John Paynter Gallery) Travel Writing

learn how to write about travel without boring the hell out of your audience. Create pieces that introduce readers to exciting new places without the caveat ‘i guess you had to be there’. Lauren Whybrow, Zoë Barron, Clementine Ford, Ilaria Walker Roving Performance 12:30 (1.5 hours) King Street Carpark

The Surface Tension Quintet

the surface tension Quintet are the national marching band of the Deep sea astronauts. keep an eye out from their delightful bubble playing through out the festival.

Above: “Folding”.

Installation Performance 12:00 (5 hours) The Crack House Folding

in a quiet moment, a gaze at your navel, an involving task or story told, you notice something as if it’s a first encounter. Something has changed, memories are archived, your body has not forgotten. sometimes you just need to be shown. stagejuice presents Folding, an intimate participatory installation with origami.

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Katy Green, David Buckley, Gideon Payten-Griffiths Panel 13:00 (1.5 hours) The Crack House

I’ve just cracked it, now what?

i have a great show that i think companies might be interested in, now what? How to establish a dialogue with theatre companies and talk about your work. a perfect way to dream about how your performance event can have a longer-than-tiNa life span. Tahni Froudist, Tobias Manderson-Galvin, Van Badham 33


Sunday 30th September 13:00 – 16:00 Performance 14:00 (45 mins) King Street Carpark Mothlight

Round Table 13:00 (1 hour) The Lock Up (Exercise Yard) Writing for Radio

the writers behind australia’s most inovative radio discuss their approaches, their inspirations, and where they’d like to see australian radio go next. Mike Williams, Aden Rolfe, All the Best, Melanie Tait & Sheila Pham Open workshop 13:00 (1 hour) Staple Manor (Curve Gallery) Freelancing Nuts and Bolts

preparing to go solo? struggling to get by as an unaffiliated writer? Join a range of industry professionals as they pass on the key bits of information that every freelancer should know.

Reading 14:00 (2 hours) Civic Playhouse

“illuminated by mere light bulbs and buried within a labyrinth of strained plastic reeds lies skye Gellmann & Naomi Francis’s Mothlight world: a constructed space within which physical prowess is tested and the inner psyche investigated. a piece that encourages discussion rather than denies it.. an intense and captivating performance.” beat Magazine Skye Gellmann, Naomi Francis

Women of Letters

Performance 14:00 (45 mins) when Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire started women The Loft of letters, they didn’t know it Beyond Exhaustion would become a phenomenon. as “beyond exhaustion” explores its travelling roadshow traverses the powerful physical, theatrical the nation, come and check out and emotional territory that Newcastle’s slice of the action. is evoked from exhaustion: Marieke Hardy, Michaela McGuire, Rebecca Giggs, Briohny Doyle, Zoe Norton Lodge, Courtney Collins, Courteney Hocking, Kira Puru

exhausting emotional states, exhausting intimacy, exhausting physical exertion, exhausting expectations. three dancers commit to flirting with the limitations of their capabilities and move their creative practice into new territory. Ashlee Bye, Hannah Wong, Courtney Scheu

Lachlan Williams, Barnaby Smith, Bethanie Blanchard

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Performance 16:00 (1 hour) The Crack House

Plucked of Purpose – The Adventures of P.B

Panel 15:00 (1.5hours) The Royal Exchange

Experimental Writing and the Force of Fluidity

the form of the written work instructs the ways in which we read and write words. three panellists examine the vicissitudes of language within differing experimental forms, and how words can move and shake the territory of their written intent. Brenton Lyle, Clare Muston, Nicola Themistes, Aden Rolfe (chair) Performance 15:00 (45 mins) The Crack House UnSex Me

Daughter of a theatre legend and a prima ballerina, award-winning actress Mark wilson dissects her own story and her next job: being directed by her father as lady Macbeth. Grand performances, whispered confessions, and booming self-mockery combine as she prepares, promotes and performs the role of her life.

a performance installation questioning the value of tying who we are to what we do, what we have... through one of our creations. wwwskyeloneragan.com Skye Loneragan Performance Lecture 16:00 (1 hour) The Crack House Impossible Plays

impossible plays was a theatre adventure taken in 2011. Four performers re-enacted the real life fantasies of four interviewees. this event is a performance lecture about that work that leaves the audience wondering how much is fiction. a work that speaks the reality of our imaginations.

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Presentation 16:00 (1 hour) The Royal Exchange

Who’s gonna make it on the internet?

want to clock up over a million readers a month? Christian lander explains web phenomena, and the structure and economics of online publishing. Christian Lander

Mark Wilson

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Sunday 30th September 17:00 – Late Performance 17:00 (1 hour) The Loft Re: Memory

“think of your favourite memory. think of your worst memory. tell me about them. Drawing inspiration from interviews conducted on the topic of ‘best and worst memories,’ sepy baghaei has crafted re: Memory, a devised physical response exploring the relationship between words, movement and the senses.” Sepy Baghaei Event 17:00 (1.5 hours) Festival Club (The Great Northern Hotel) Spelling Bee

pedants unite, as the nowtraditional NywF spelling bee enters its fifth year. Join the crowd’s baying for blood as the favourites fall, and we await the defending champion’s fate. Geoff Lemon & Lawrence Leung Panel Discussion + Karaoke 17:00 (1 hour) The Crack House Karaoke Club

Panel 18:00 (2 hours) The Gun Club (United Services Club)

NYWF Hot House Show and Tell

over the course of the festival, the NywF’s younger young writers under the guidance of Chad Parkhill, five festival artists under the guidance of seizure Magazine, and a handful of radio novices under the guidance of Fbi radio’s all the best will have been beavering away at brand spanking new works. Come and hear the results. Seizure artists, YYWP artists, All the Best workshop participants, Benjamin Law

Debate 18:30 (1.5 hours) Tiki Bar (The Great New Quarrels: Innovative Poetry Northern Hotel) and the Poetics of Knowing Should I Stay or Should I Go why are (some) philosophers suspicious of poetry, and why are (some) poets suspicious of philosophy? Join Mathew abbott and his panel of Michael Farrell, toby Fitch, tom lee, and astrid lorange as they discuss the difference and connection between poetry and theory, and why the best poetry is much more than philosophy in a pretty dress.

Matthew Abbott, Michael Farrell, Toby Fitch, Tom Lee, this panel opens up the challenges of creating work using Astrid Lorange verbatim theatre. ethically, practically, creatively. panelists and audience will also be invited to perform a song that captured their hearts using a hairbrush and a mirror.

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Reading 18:30 (1.5 hours) Staple Manor (Curve Gallery)

(And Should I Come Back Later) six young writers from regional australia thrash out the pros and cons of hopping the first train out of town, or staying and building something local. Canberra’s scissors paper pen pit the people who left against the people who stayed (and throw in a few who left and came back again). Scissors Paper Pen, Jeremy Staples, Vincent Gates, Adam Hadley, Barefaced Stories, Sian Campbell, Alex Neill


Performance Party 19:00 (5 hours) Festival Club (The Great Northern Hotel) Second Skins

“... a night of onesies, kaftans, leotards and overalls. Crack out your favourite one piece ensemble and come join the electric Ninja’s, Drill & lady Jojo, Fluer wiber for one massive party. shed your day self and celebrate the closing of tiNa 2012 in Crack theatre Festival style.” Event 20:00 (2 hours) The Gun Club (United Services Club) Book Launch

keri Glastonbury and Derek Motion both grew up in wagga wagga, attended the same high school and began their writing careers there. they both have first full-length poetry collections out in 2012, and such a shared history deserves a shared launch. Join us to celebrate the launch of keri Glastonbury’s *Grit salute* (launched by aden rolfe) and Derek Motion’s *lollyology* (launched by astrid lorange), 8.30pm, sunday 30th september.

Reading 21:30 (1.5 hours) Staple Manor (Curve Gallery) Fireside Classics Reading

after a week of new work, we’re getting back to the classics and sharing excerpts of pieces that inspire us. Join simon McInerney for a fireside chat and bring along a favourite piece to read and discuss. Simon McInerney, Vincent Gates, EM Reapy Reading 23:00 (1 hour) The Royal Exchange

Late Night Reading #3: Things We Should Have Seen Coming. Finish your festival the NywF way, with some very special guests treating you to their late-night tales.

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Christian Lander, Benjamin Law, Lawrence Leung

Keri Glastonbury, Derek Motion Reading 20:00 (1.5 hours) The Royal Exchange Championship Vinyl

storytelling with a difference. Courteney Hocking has three comics or writers choose three songs that have played a part in their lives. Not a favourites list, but a deeper dig for the best tales. Lawrence Leung, Zoë Barron, Luke Ryan

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Artist biographies Trine Deans is the director of the Den Magazine, practising artist/print maker for 7 years. Nick Kelly is the editor of the Den Magazine, DenMag webmaster and freelance writer for various queer publications.

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Aden Rolfe is a writer and editor whose work includes poetry, radioplays, collage and criticism. He is a previous director of Critical animals. Angela Philp is the head of art theory at the university of Newcastle. Astrid Lorange is a poet, researcher, teacher, and editor from sydney. Her books include eating and speaking, Minor Dogs, and pussy pussy pussy what what. Brenton Lyle is a phd candidate at uts, doing practice-led and academic research into the reading and composition of poetry. Carolyn McKay is a video and photomedia artist researching criminological issues through the intersections of law, aesthetics and art. Chris Cottrell was born in los angeles, raised in Christchurch, and studied in Auckland and Edinburgh. He has finally settled in Melbourne. His practice engages in the relationship between our bodies and the spaces we inhabit. Clare Muston is an artist obsessed with words and language. Clare’s other interests include feminism, critical and socio-political theory, history (all of it) and last, but (definitely) not least, pop culture. Danuta Raine is a phD candidate in english Creative writing at the university of Newcastle. Her work, entitled Getting Here, references family stories to explore issues if generational trauma and healing.

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Derek Motion writes poetry & works as director of the booranga writers’ Centre in wagga. He blogs at typingspace. lollyology is available through lulu: www.lulu.com/shop/ derek-motion/lollyology/paperback/ product-20151703.html Elizabeth Bellamy is a university of Canberra creative writing phD candidate, journalist and writer currently writing her first novel, a creative work examining the social anxiety around women who are not mothers. Eva Bujalka is currently working on a creative writing phD (Curtin university), eva has presented at conferences in oxford and prague, and has edited fiction for dotdotdash. Evelyn Kwok is a spatial designer based in sydney. she works across multiple disciplines with a focus on the exploration of unconventional design methodologies. Currently, she is developing her phD research at uts. Francis Russell is a pHD candidate currently conducting research in contemporary continental philosophy at the Department of Media, Culture, and Creative arts at Curtin university. Gabriel Watts is an Education Officer with the arC Centre for the History of emotions, sydney university. He also works on early-modern philosophy of mind. Harriet Parsons is a Melbourne artist and independent researcher working in the landscape tradition and the ethics of the colonial legacy in australian cultural identity. Hossein Ghaemi is an emerging artist whose diverse practice brings together idiosyncratic references, from the spiritual to pop music theatrics and employs processes of detecting the strange in the self. Josh Harle is a member of the real-time porosity lab, directed by professor richard Goodwin and russell lowe, researching phenomenology and politics of space.

Kate McDowell is a theatre-maker currently studying honours at uow. she is literary intern for belvoir and founded the company bold type, which produced a play reading at belvoir in 2011. Keri Glastonbury is a lecturer in Creative writing at the university of Newcastle and an ex-Director of Critical animals. Her poetry manuscript Grit salute (soi 3) was published this year and she’s currently writing an essay ‘rough and tumblr: blogging Newcastle’. Mathew Abbott took a phD in philosophy from the university of sydney. australian poetry published his first collection – wild inaudible – in april. He plays in life and limb, and blogs at http://beetleinabox. tumblr.com. Michael Farrell’s most recent poetry book is open sesame (Giramondo 2012). His Masters thesis concerned ‘the billycan in australian poetry’; his phD thesis title is ‘unsettlement: a New reading of australian poetics’: both were completed at the university of Melbourne. Mimi Kelly is a photomedia artist whose practice engages with the converged aesthetics of the body beautiful and that which is somehow axiomatic to it – the uncanny, mysterious, macabre or perverse. she is currently undertaking research in this area as part of her phD through sydney College of the arts, university of sydney. Min Mae is a dancer, artist, director and foremost a facilitator. Her current work centres on equality, inclusion and community. she likes devising experimental, practice-based works in collaboration with diverse groups. Nicola Themistes is an allegorist and speculator from Melbourne, practicing in experimental poetics and apocalyptic fiction. Her first novel, Spectacle City, was released in June 2012. Owen Kirkby is a poet who should write more poetry and a writer who should write more generally. He enjoys the right not to, however, and enjoys being right, even when he isn’t.


Patrick Kelly is a phD Candidate at rMit’s school of Media and Communication. He is a filmmaker, researcher, writer, media nut and trivia enthusiast. Patrick Mullins is a phD candidate at the university of Canberra. He has worked as writer, playwright, poet and editor, and has been published in block,Curio, First, page seventeen and lip Rebecca McNamara is a postdoctoral research associate at the university of sydney for the arC Centre of excellence for the History of emotions. Her project looks at emotions related to suicide in the european Middle ages. Rebecca Harkins-Cross is an arts writer and critic based in Melbourne. she won the ivan Hutchinson award from the australian Film Critics associationin 2011. Sam Moginie is a poet, sometimemusician and student living in sydney. His is a doctoral candidate at the university of sydney, working on australian poetry in the 1970s. Toby Fitch is a doctoral candidate at sydney university and an editor for southerly. His collection of poems rawshock is out now through puncher & Wattmann. http://tobyfitch. blogspot.com Tom Lee is a poet who lives in sydney. He grew up in Central west Nsw and is soon to submit his phD thesis on the prose fiction of W. G. Sebald, entitled: “at all events, in retrospect i became preoccupied”: the prose Fictional Metaphysics of w. G. sebald. Travis Englefield is a writer/musician/ performer who lives in Melbourne and studied at la trobe university. He makes stories, songs, experimental theatre, essays and book reviews.

Una McIlvenna is a postdoctoral research Fellow with the arC Centre of excellence for the History of emotions. Her research interests lie in the fields of early modern literary and cultural history, with particular focus on cheap print, media culture, song and performance. Her current work investigates how song and verse were used to broadcast information about crime and public execution across early modern europe. Vivienne Rogis is a freelance choreographer, teacher and performer of contemporary dance and mother of 2 boys. she completed her Masters in visual Culture research Methods at aNu. Zora Sanders is the Deputy editor of the literary Journal Meanjin.

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Adam Kennedy: a permaculturist, musician and emerging artist from sydney. He works with Milkwood permaculture teaching, consulting and designing permaculture systems. Aesha Henderson is a visual artist, curator, designer/maker of puppets, sets, costumes and props, jeweller, and puppeteer. Andrew Morgan is interested in storytelling across all mediums and platforms. largely participating in film, his short films have been selected in festivals at home and abroad. Ank Palmer is a choreography graduate from the indonesian institute of the arts in indonesia Anna Molnar: an independent theatre practitioner based in brisbane, working with backbone youth arts as Co-Facilitator of a performance ensemble for young people with disabilities. Anthony Spinaze: anthony was the Head scenic artist and Designer for event imagery from 2000-2007 and currently completing a bFa (technical production) at Qut. Ashlee Bye: originally a Quantum leaper at Ql2 Dance in Canberra, ashlee is a Melbourne based dance artist and graduate of the vCa. Influenced by Rosalind Crisp, Tanja liedtke and ruth osborne.

Athalia Foo: athalia Foo’s past credits include Marketing Manager for the alleyway project (2012), Marketing Coordinator for backbone youth art’s 2high Festival (2011) and Marketing Coordinator for youth arts Queensland’s starburst program (2011). Belinda Locke: belinda locke is a phD Candidate at the Queensland university of technology conducting practice-led research into the use of magical realism in contemporary performance. Benny Orson has been practicing and devouring magic literature for the past 25 years, performed around the world at festivals, schools, cabaret clubs and theme parks. Blake Kendall: blake’s work over the years has sightedvarious progressions into the current state of cross-medium storytelling, with exhibitions for his paintings held internationally. Brian Lucas is a performer, performance maker, choreographer, director, teacher, writer and arts-advocate with a national reputation for creating provocative, powerful and intelligent work. Carolyn Eccles is a sydney performer. she works in movement, comedy and the written word and is a member of the pilab training company. Christopher Ryan is a founding member of the sydney Front, a former aD of paCt theatre, and performer, devisor and dramaturg for version 1.0 Claire Jarvis: Claire Jarvis has a bachelor of Creative industries (Drama) from Queensland university of technology and expertise in the areas of theatre production, performing and stage management.

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Artist biographies Cleo Mees: recently completing her studies in media, her major in screen production has begun a considered exploration to combine her passion for writing, dance/movement, and film. Her practice accommodates all three of these passions Clinton Freeman is a digital bricklayer and holds a bachelor of Computer science and technology. His day job has him creating technology for National information and Communications technology australia. Courtney Scheu is an emerging dance artist who is completing her Honours in Choreography at Qut. Courtney was selected to perform with tami Dance Company during the brisbane Festival 2011. David Buckley: studied at the aCtt and has been part of stagejuice performance collective since 2009. Dave Rodriguez: David rodriguez is a guitarist and composer playing all over australia in every context imaginable: jazz, latin, pop, punk, rock, classical, indie, middle eastern pop, 20th century art music, orchestras and the like Eloise Maree, has worked in live art, performance and theatre over the past few years. Her curated-conversational performance: spark. spark was nominated for a Green room award in 2011. Emily Sexton: artistic Director, Next wave Festival Erin Taylor has been collaborating, dramaturging, acting and directing since graduating from the university of wollongong in Creative arts. Essie O’Shaughnessy has performed and devised for: 2High Festival, anywhere theatre Festival, world theatre Festival, brisbane powerhouse and QtC. Gideon Payten-Griffiths: Gideon Payten-Griffiths in an interdisciplinary artist in theatre, dance, music, film, installation, fashion and costume. 40

Harry Tseng graduated from NiDa with a bachelor of Dramatic arts (2010). Imraan Paleker is the lead guitarist of a five piece funk reggae band Spacifix and performed at numerous festivals worldwide. Jade Oldfield: Jade graduated from uws in 2007 with a degree in screen arts. since 2007 Jade has been travelling, writing and performing around the world. she is a well known eccentric and slam poet amongst the spoken word scene in sydney. Jamie Winbank is a Canberra based choreographer, improvisation artist, dancer, administrator and teacher. Jamie has presented works in Canberra, perth and sydney. Joey Lai is studying Drama at Qut while training with NiDa young actors studio and working with vena Cava (Qut’s theatre company) on multiple productions. Julia Forsberg was elected 2011 artistic Director for vena Cava and devised and directed Caged, her thirdyear performance which was selected as best-in-show. Karena Thomas performed to sold out shows in ‘tit’s up’ at 2011 sydney Fringe Festival and conducted improv theatre workshops at CraCk 2011. Karli Gilchrist is a performer and theatre maker who has run improvisation workshops and practical aesthetics masterclasses and has staged productions in the uk and australia. Kat Roma Greer is based in Hong kong and australia and is a contemporary performance maker and positive social change mover and shaker. Katy Green: a performance maker, curator and producer with a particular interest in interdisciplinary arts. Her practice is personal, conceptual and process-based. Leigh Pyman is professional voice teacher and pre-service secondary teacher. Letitia Sutherland graduated from Hunter taFe with an advanced Diploma in acting in 2011.

Liam O’Keefe: has recently emerged from studying Design for theatre and television at Charles sturt university, wagga wagga, with a passion for lighting. Mark Wilson trained at vCa, Monash and shakespeare’s Globe in london. His process is play and thought, his medium ideas, language and the body!!! Maya Newell: At 17 Maya’s first feature documentary ‘richard’ premiered at Marche Du film at Cannes Film Festival and worked on a number of documentaries by award winning director yung Chang (up the yangtze). Melanie Herbert: is a composer and installation artist. she has presented works as part of sydney’s Now now series, what is Music? Festival 2011. Melissa Lee Speyer completed NiDa’s full-time Graduate Diploma in Dramatic arts (playwriting) in 2011. Naomi Francis: has been busy starting a doctorate in public health with a focus on sanitation (read: poo, and how to deal with it properly). Natalia Ladyko is an actor, dancer, choreographer, physical theatre performer and puppeteer. Nicole Henriksen is Australia’s first social-multimedia-comedic-comentatorwith-multiple-personality-disorder and she’s not afraid to go there, albeit it sarcastically. Paulo Morrison is a central coastbased performer, writer, director and theatre-maker. He has been creating original solo works for the last seven years. Roslyn Helper: roslyn recently completed an M.a. in arts politics at tisch school of the arts, Nyu, where she studied emerging and activist art practices in relation to accessibility, diversity and social change. Saha Jones: saha Jones’ has a multifaceted creative practice including photography, film, drawing, concepts/formats, writing, street art, music, place making and social justice. Her ongoing mentorship under the French artist thierry Geoffroy Samantha Hickey is an accomplished performing artist, puppeteer and actor.


SANCZ is a writer, critic and performer based in Nsw. He writes the weblog 5thwall.wordpress.com Sandra Carluccio holds a bachelor of Creative industries with Honours (Drama) and is a current JuMp mentee with mentor steve bull (pvi Collective). Shani Moffat dabbles in puppetry, children’s entertainment, burlesque and stage combat and has performed widely at venues including the powerhouse Museum, Horden pavilion, Carriageworks. Shy Magsalin graduated from uws with a bachelor of performance (theatremaking). she has directed, written and performed in various works across sydney, brisbane and Canberra. Skye Gellmann: on grimy warped floors he has created circus for 6 years, and through some intuition has amounted an impressive display of accolades www.skyegellmann.com Skye Loneragan is a playwright/ performer / director whose work includes the edinburgh Fringe First award winning, Cracked, and the solo show, unsex Me Here. Tim Kent: For the past ten years tim has played in punk bands and worked the slam poetry circuit throughout australia and the usa. Tom Morris is a civil engineer specializing in network infrastructure, primarily having worked in the areas of high voltage energy transmission and sewerage networks. Van Badham is artistic associate in writing at the Malthouse theatre, award-winning writer, as well as an experienced dramaturg, novelist and performer.

National Young Writers’ Festival ABC Pool is an online collaborative space that encourages creativity and information sharing across the fields of audio and video production, as well as images and written text. Adam Gibson has been a musician and spoken word performer for two decades. He lives in sydney but travels all over australia.

Adam Hadley is a writer, performer and producer. He tells stories in a band called Mr Fibby, co-hosts Canberra’s bad!slam!No!biscuit! and co-produces Canberra’s you are Here festival. Aden Rolfe is a writer and radiomaker whose work includes poetry, performance writing, collage and criticism. aden is also an accomplished copywriter with expertise in bid and report writing, research, media analysis and marketing. Alexandra Neill writes stories, jokes, shopping lists, blogs (adventures-intv-land.blogspot.com) and tweets (@ paper_bag_girl). she is the 2012 editor of the pun. Alice Grundy works by day in trade publishing and by night (and weekends) edits seizure, a biannual magazine of new writing, design and photography. All the Best is a sydney-based radio programme aired on community radio stations around the country. through short form documentaries, interviews, fictions and factual accounts, All the best paints a unique portrait of australia with audio stories. Amelia Walker is an adelaidebased poet whose third poetry collection, ‘sound and bundy’, was recently published by interactive publications (Qld). Barefaced Stories started in 2010 and is perth’s exciting regular storytelling series. it features some of the world’s best solo raconteurs, from comedians to pro wrestlers. barefaced.com.au Barnaby Smith has been a journalist since 2004, mainly covering the arts and has worked in australia and europe. He is also a poet and fiction writer. Battalia Royale is a theatre adaptation of koushun takami’s graphic novel battle royale, cowritten for the theatre by australian playwrights Jordan prosser, Georgie Mcauley, sam burns-warr and David Finnigan, with Filipino theatre company sipat lawin. http://battaliaroyale.wordpress.com

Belinda Castles is a ‘youthful’ novelist, editor and writing teacher. she is a former winner of the vogel (2006) and sMH best young Novelist 2008. Ben Eltham is New Matilda’s National affairs Correspondent and Crikey’s arts columnist. Benjamin Law is a brisbane-based writer. His debut book the Family law (2010) was shortlisted for book of the year at the australian book industry awards (abias). Gaysia, his second book, comes out in september 2012. Bethanie Blanchard is the new literary blogger for crikey.com.au with liticism. she is a Melbourne writer and literature phD candidate at the university of Melbourne. Briohny Doyle is a writer of poems, performance, essays and fiction. She is obsessed with movies and apocalypse. Her first novel the island will sink is a fusion of both. Candice Monique is a soul singer from Melbourne via the united states. she plays with bands like the optics and Moneykat. Chad Parkhill is a Melbournebased writer and editor. His work has appeared or will shortly appear in the australian, kill your Darlings, the lifted brow, Meanjin and the Quietus, amongst others. Chris Harms was the most recent editor of the dearly departed rave Magazine, arguably the last brisbane street press to give a measurable damn about music. He has been a freelance editor for guidebooks and hobby magazines, and a writer, film critic, DJ and music promoter. Christian Lander is the author of the New york times best selling book stuff white people like, and the best selling sequel whiter shades of pale. His freelance work has been featured on CNN, vanity Fair, the Globe and Mail, espN, the sunday times (uk), and the Guardian. 41

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Artist biographies Clementine Ford is an australian writer, notorious boner killer, bookworm and bon vivant. From the comfort of her local caff, she brings foppish tales, self deprecating whimsy and withering feminist social analyses. Connor Tomas O’Brien is a web designer completing a phD in Creative writing. He’s the founder of bkclb (bkclb.co), a service connecting independent writers to adventurous readers. Courteney Hocking is a comedianwriter specialising in bon-mots & belligerence, Courteney has written for Good News week, the age & Crikey. “whip smart... shrewd & funny” (the age) Courtney Collin’s first novel, The Burial, was shortlisted for the australian vogel literary award and Highly Commended in the scribe Fiction award. it will be published this year by allen & unwin. David Graham is currently doing honours in english at the university of Newcastle, studying contemporary australian poetry. He also organises word Hurl antislam with a few friends. E. M. Reapy is an irish writer with an Ma in Creative writing from Queen’s university, belfast. screen and short story writer. irish exchange writer for varuna, July-aug 2012. Eileen Chong is a sydney poet who was born in singapore. She released her first collection of poetry, burning rice, in March 2012. Elefant Traks is one of australia’s leading hip hop and beats labels. since 1998, they have released over 50 albums, organised countless tours and cultivated some of the most accomplished artists in the country. Elizabeth Redman is a Melbournebased journalist, writer and editor. Contrary to popular opinion, she is not a vegetarian.

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Ellen Harvey has a keen interest in publishing, specifically in the digital sphere, where she creates, produces and maintains content for online, social media, transmedia and digital-first. Emily Craven has been writing ya fiction for over a decade and in recent years has dived deep into the world of e-books and interactive storytelling. Fiona Wright’s first collection, knuckled, won the Dame Mary Gilmore award in 2012. Fiona works as the poetry editor at Giramondo publishing and is one-third of the rereaders. Genevieve Fricker is a sydney-based comedian and writer. as well as sold out runs of her first two solo shows, Genevieve Fricker Has too Many Feelings, and Hello! Friendly! Fricker was named ‘the Next big thing in Comedy 2012’ by the sydney Morning Herald. Iaria Walker is a Commissioning editor at lonely planet, the largest travel guide book and digital media publisher in the world. Jacqui Dent’s fiction has appeared in a number of journals including voiceworks and on abC radio National. she is currently working on a novel. Jeremy Staples is a scorpio who enjoys documenting, questioning, promoting community engagement and giving a voice to the voiceless. Joe T Velikovsky is a transmedia writer, Director & producer (Films, Games, books, tv, Comix). He blogs at http://on-writering.blogspot.com.au/ Josephine Rowe writes fiction, poetry and occasional non-fiction. A new collection of her short stories, tarcutta wake, is forthcoming from uQp Lachlan Williams is a writer and comedian from sydney. Lauren Whybrow is an online Content editor at Hardie Grant explore, which is a fancy way of saying she does stuff on the internet and plays around with an ipad. she occasionally moonlights as a freelance writer and editor.

Lawrence Leung is an award-winning australian comedian/tv writer who has been performing internationally since 2001. Lip Magazine is an independent feminist mag for young women. whatever you do, whatever you see, whatever you feel, at lip we only ask one thing - think about it. Luke Ryan is a Melbourne-based freelance writer and comedian currently working on his first book, “i Guess you’re only as sick as you Feel”, to be published by scribe publications in early 2013. Marieke Josephine Hardy is a screenwriter, author, blogger, radio presenter, and part-time mud wrestler. a collection of her essays, you’ll be sorry when i’m Dead, was released in august. Mel Tait is an abC broadcaster. Now Hear this storytelling person. errant scribbler of Fat Chance & the vegemite tales. Feminist. Michaela McGuire co-curates and hosts Women of Letters. Her first book, apply within: stories of career sabotage, was published by Mup last year. Mike Williams is a multimedia content producer at abC radio National, and runs in the Dark events in both sydney and Melbourne. MKA Theatre for New Writing began in an old knitting factory in richmond in 2010. they now launch a new season in found spaces around Melbourne every six months. Mka develp and produce new work by young australian playwrights that is bold, urgent, and always entertaining. mka.org.au Pat Grant it a cartoonist, writer and zine maker. He has a graphic novel called blue which is about some the uncomfortable race politics that play out on the australian beach, he also has a zine called lumpen. Patrick Kelly is a phD Candidate at rMit’s school of Media and Communication. He is a filmmaker, researcher, writer, media nut and trivia enthusiast.


Patrick Lenton is a writer of theatre, prose and comedy. He reviews everything and anything here: http:// spontaneityreview.blogspot.de/ The Rag and Bone Man Press are publishers of stories short and long, fiction and non, founded in 2011 in the lamplight of youth. Rebecca Giggs is a writer of essays and fiction on evironmental themes. Rebecca Harkins-Cross is a freelance arts writer and critic based in Melbourne. she is also this year’s project Co-ordinator for the under age. Richard Cooke is a writer for the Chaser, co-wrote lawrence leung’s ‘unbelievable’, age columnist, time out sydney arts editor, Monthly writer, australian Gourmet traveller writer, essayist and occasional fiction writer. Right Now is a volunteer, not-for-profit media organisation led by young people focused on human rights issues in australia. Rosanna Stevens is a freelance writer, producer of Canberra’s scissors paper pen and ethnomusicology research Masters student at the australian National university. Sam Twyford-Moore is an editor and writer of fiction and non-fiction. Scarlet Alliance, together with the australian sex workers association, is an organisation which aims to achieve equality, social, legal, political, cultural and economic justice for past and present workers in the sex industry. Sian Campbell enjoys cardigans, debating the value of the star wars prequels, blogging, whinging about patriarchy, talking over everyone at her book club… and writing. Simon McInerney. Dublin-born. Melbourne-based. Writer of fiction and poetry. Came for love and stayed for the weather. Stilts is a creative collective that publishes writers born, bred, or based in brisbane and its surrounds.

Stuart Cooke was born in 1980 and grew up in sydney and Hobart. His first full-length collection, Edge Music, appeared in 2011 (ip), and his critical work, speaking the earth’s Languages: a theory for trans-Pacific indigenous poetics is forthcoming from rodopi. The Lifted Brow is a bimonthly magazine based in Melbourne. every two months, the brow publishes fiction, art, comics, and commentary on everything from maths to celebrity to design. Toby Fitch is a poet. He has published a chapbook called _everyday static_ through vagabond press (2010) and a full-length collection _rawshock_ through puncher & wattmann (2012). Tom Walker is a budding comedian and writer who does stand-up, writes weird, reads comic books, directs a sketch comedy show and does a killer b-52’s impression. Tristan Rayner is the editor of the roar & eminor.com. He’s passionate about Newcastle teams (go the red and blue!) & loves beautifully written, hard-hitting sports opinion. Upulie Divisekera is a molecular biologist, science communicator and dinosaur evangelist. she writes a regular science article for an independent magazine and has been on radio National as part of the twitterati segment. she also hosts her own syndicated science podcast, Facts for the post-Factual, with science communicator and academic will Grant. Vincent Gates. born in rural australia, the son of aid workers, vincent spent much of his youth travelling throughout asia. He is the current holder of the Geraldine bigalow Cup. Voiceworks is a national, quarterly magazine that features exciting writing by young australian writers. We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art from people under 25.

Zoë Barron is writer from Fremantle, wa; or at least that’s what she writes on forms under ‘occupation’. she’s up for most things most of the time. Zoe Dattner is the General Manager of the small press underground Networking Community and has worked in the publishing industry for over 10 years. in 2003 she co-founded small publishing company sleepers, one of the initiating presses that established spuNC back in 2006.

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Travel and Accomodation Driving an automobile with a fierce headlight, just like Whitman? We have roads! if road-tripping from the north, take either the New england or Pacific Highways. From Brisbane: 780km, just under 10 hours From Byron Bay: 620km, about 8 hours From Armidale: 330km, just over 4 hours if road-tripping from the south, the multi-lane, high-speed, getyou-there-quick-smart sydneyNewcastle Freeway (F3) will drop you right at our doorstep. but if sleepy coastal towns are more your thing, consider jumping off the F3 at swansea and coming in on the Pacific Highway. Just be sure to leave time for a bit of frolicking at Caves beach and Catherine Hill bay! From Sydney: 160km, just over 2 hours From Wollongong: 230km, just over 3 hours From Canberra: 437hm, just under 5 hours From Melbourne: 1000km, about 11.5 hours From Adelaide: 1,500km, about 17.5 hours

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Taking Nathaniel hawthorne’s celestial railroad? We have railway stations! Newcastle & the Hunter Valley are serviced by both Countrylink and Cityrail services. From Sydney Central, take your noble, shiny stead all the way to the end of the Newcastle & Central Coast line. this will have you at Newcastle railway station, opposite the Great Northern Hotel. From the Upper Hunter & North Coast, alight from your Countrylink service at either broadmeadow or Maitland and then jump on a suburban train to Newcastle.

joining josephine in Alfred bryan’s flying machine? We have an airport! Newcastle airport is located at williamtown, which is about 20km from the Newcastle CbD. it’s an easy airport to navigate and offers a number of transport solutions, including: From the airport via shuttle

visit Newcastle airport for information and other providers. standard rate: $35.00 per person from airport to Newcastle CbD. PLEASE NOTE: BOOK SHUTTLES BEFORE FLIGHTshuttles do not have regular timetables so if you don’t book providing information of arrival they may not be there to pick you up. From the airport via bus

port stephens Coaches offers an affordable rate. Make sure you check their timetables for services that match your arrival and departure time…. or be prepared to spend a of bit time becoming familiar with the local environs of the Newcastle airport and surrounds.


Newcastle Hire Cars p: 02 4960 1800

Port Stephens Coaches p: 02 4982 2940 • The trip takes about 35mins between Newcastle airport and Newcastle station.

approximately $49.50 for whole car (with driver) (call to confirm pricing • You can asked to be dropped at details). treat them like a cab service, though you can any bus stop along the route and you can hail the bus from book ahead of time. but you any bus stop along the route. t pay a flat fee, so its good for drop-offs all over town. • Full fare $5.00/$2.50 Car Rental Companies concession (Nsw transport Concession or australian pensioner Concession)

No recommendation is being made by listing these companies. we’re just making it easier for you to locate what you need to make it here.

• Please phone Port Stephens Coaches to confirm timetable (we’ll update the site closer to the festival date with the timetable)

T r A v E L & A C C O M O D A T i O N

• Avis – 13 63 33

Taxis and Hire Cars

• Europcar - 13 13 90

Newcastle Taxi p: 133 300

• Hertz - 13 30 39

approximately $50 – $70 for the trip into town. recommended if you’re sharing the ride with friends or other travellers, otherwise the bus or shuttle’s probably more cost-effective. (Call to confirm pricing details.)

• Thrifty – 1300 367 227

• Budget – 1300 362 848

SHE’S LAUGHIN’ illustration/design/photography WWW.SHESLAUGHIN.COM

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Getting Around Newcastle Orientation

Most of our venues this year are in walking distance (2 or 3 city blocks) of the Festival Club. However there are a few events that have popped up in locations further west. so, to help you get around Newcastle during tiNa we have put all of our venues online for you – so you’ll never get lost on your way to an event. Check out this link for the online map: thisisnotart.floktu.com/map

G E T T i N G A r O u N D N E W C A S T L E

By Train

if you are coming by train, alight at Newcastle station and make your way across the road to to the the info booth located in the 2011 festival club the Great Northern Hotel cnr scott and watt streets (just across the road) for a program, maps, info and directions around the festival and town. FREE CBD Buses

Jump on Newcastle buses (the blue and white state transit ones or the Green bus) between 7.30am and 6pm and travel free in the CbD. the Fare zone is indicated by signs on the bus stops, but extends from Newcastle station to just on the edge of Hamilton. so travel is covered from the beaches, up Darby street, right along Hunter street to the backpackers both in Hamilton and Newcastle east.

Local Bus Services

For full timetable of local bus services beyond the free CbD zone, call 131 500 or got to the state transit website www.newcastlebuses.info Two Wheels

Newcastle is flat and the venues are pretty close together so you’ll have fun riding around the streets with all the kids in your new bike gang. bring your own pushie. plus helmet, lights, safety vest & amp; chain if you do that sort of thing. And a flag. Make a pretty flag to fly off the handlebars. then everyone in town will know you are a this is Not art friend!

Don’t have a bike? then hire one. bikefest will be setting up shop along Newcastle foreshore where they will have a stylish mix of utility, dutch and classic bikes for hire. to book your bike during tiNa visit bikefest.net.au/bike_hire and you’ll beable to pick it up on the spot. The peeps at Bikefest are offering the TiNA festival punters discounted rates: 1 hour $10 2 hours $15 4 hours $20 1 Day $30 2 days $45

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Meet Meetthe themakers makersofofthese theseRenew RenewNewcastle Newcastletemporary temporaryshops shops and andgalleries. galleries.Pick Pickup upyour yourlast lastminute minutefestival festivalcostumes costumes&&your your TINA TINAweekend weekendsouvenirs souvenirsand andsupport supportthe theNewcastle Newcastlecreatives creatives who whoare aremaking makingcity cityrevitalisation revitalisationtheir theirbusiness. business. Curve CurveGallery Gallery

ARThive ARThive

37 37Watt WattStreet Street(cnr (cnrKing KingStreet) Street) Gallery Gallery

Level Level1,1,111 111Hunter HunterStSt(entrance (entranceMorgan MorganSt) St) Artist ArtistRun RunGallery Gallery

The TheWoods Woods

It's It'sAbout AboutTime Time

100a 100aKing KingStSt Gallery, Gallery,Vintage, Vintage,Accessories Accessories

107 107Hunter HunterStStMall Mall Surreal SurrealTimepieces Timepieces&&Sculpture Sculpture

Odditorium Odditorium

Studio StudioMelt Melt

Basement, Basement,1414Thorn ThornStSt Vintage, Vintage,Vinyl, Vinyl,Taxidermy Taxidermy

Shop Shop4a, 4a,113-145 113-145Hunter HunterStStMall Mall Jewellery JewelleryStudio, Studio,Homewares Homewares

Strip Stripofofa aLifetime Lifetime

Make MakeSpace Space

Shop Shop20, 20,Mezzanine, Mezzanine,119 119Hunter HunterStStMall Mall Analogue AnalogueGallery, Gallery,Props PropsHire, Hire,Photo PhotoBooths Booths

Shop Shop3,3,200 200Hunter HunterStStMall Mall Handmade Handmade&&Heartfelt HeartfeltFashion Fashion&& Homewares Homewares

Shannon ShannonHartigan Hartigan Shop Shop21B, 21B,Mezzanine, Mezzanine,119 119Hunter HunterStStMall Mall Landscape LandscapePhotography, Photography,Framing Framing Chop ChopShop ShopClinic Clinic Shop Shop22/23, 22/23,Mezzanine, Mezzanine,119 119Hunter HunterStStMall Mall Paper, Paper,Stickers, Stickers,Studio Studio

Run RunAmok Amok Shop Shop16/17, 16/17,Mezzanine, Mezzanine, 119 119Hunter HunterStStMall Mall Custom CustomDance DanceClothing Clothing The TheTerrace TerraceBar Bar 529 529Hunter HunterStSt Small SmallBar, Bar,Live LiveMusic Music&&Installation Installation

www.renewnewcastle.org www.renewnewcastle.org


Thank You The Octapod Association would like to thank all of their sponsors, supporters and volunteers for the support received for 2012. Crack Theatre Festival

Crack theatre Festival would like to thank: the australia Council for the arts, Festival’s australia, National young writers Festival, Critical animals, octapod, sarah thrift, David Cranswick, avalon Circus, tantrum theatre, kanaguba arts, the loft youth Centre, our amazing talented artists, Gpt, paCt, shopfront Centre for Contemporary arts, Casula powerhouse, Creative practice and research unit, university of New south wales.

generous folk at the australia Council for the arts, arts Nsw, Cal, the Nsw writers’ Centre, the Hunter writers’ Centre, the us Consulate, abC Newcastle, Fbi radio, as well as all our artists and fabulous volunteers. Critical Animals

Critical animals would like to thank our generous sponsors, the university of Newcastle, especially professor kevin McConkey and university National Young Writers’ Festival of technology, sydney, NywF would like to thank sarah Faculty of arts and social sciences, especially professor thrift for her tireless energy theo van leeuwen. thanks and patience, the octopod for to Deirdre at auspicious arts their ongoing support, New projects and Christina at octapod best Friend for their bangin for their ongoing administrative design skills, our plucky and experienced board, all the other support. thank you to George rose for the logo illustration tiNa org directors for their and Maria smit for the Critical ideas and solutions, lisa and animals program design. thank wayne at Curve Gallery for sharing their space and bending you to our families and friends. some of their rules, and the thank you to sarah thrift, the tiNa and Ca volunteers and to all the tiNa org directors. it has been wonderful to work with

you. thank you to keri Glastonbury, Gillean shaw and angela philp at the university of Newcastle. thank you to emily at the lock up, pat at the united services Club, Dean at the royal exchange and Chris at Good brother Café.

T h A N K Y O u

thank you to aden rolfe and ella o’keefe and a mammoth thank you and congratulations to yolande Norris. Finally, thank you to all our artists; we are delighted to present your work.

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Sponsors and Supporters

Producer

principal partner

partner

SponSorS

Media SponSorS

Design anD Web

Venues blackhall House

the terrace bar

the royal exchange

the loft

watt space Gallery

shopfront Gallery

the lock-up

Customs House

the roost Creative

united services Club

Gpt Group

the Great Northern Hotel

Curve Gallery

elderly Citizen’s Centre

Newcastle Museum

Good brother espresso

sprocket

Hunter Design school

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The Terrace Bar is Newcastle’s premier small bar and underground arts venue, spread across two floors and a spacious outdoor terrace beer garden. We are open every day during TINA from 11am, come say hi, and maybe drop us a line at bookings. theterracebar@gmail.com next time you’re planning a screening, reading, performance or whatever weird and wonderful thing it is that you do!


27-30 september 2012 newcastle


This is Not Art 2012 program