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Melanie E Khava – Residency Report

the wonderful invitation to be part of cementa15 with its emphasis on community aligned itself with a longstanding personal desire to step out of an insularity as thinker and maker of art to partake in work that might possibly embody community involvement. my first thought/idea was to come in as a thinker/maker undercover. this had potential…

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Daniel Mudie Cunningham Residency Report

Park Life in Kandos Daniel Mudie Cunningham During my Anzac Day long-weekend stay in Kandos I was most drawn to a local park, mainly due to the rather fatigued playground equipment. To me the slide and climbing equipment were like strange sculptural forms, utilitarian and serious rather than fun and appealing like you’d expect from…

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Future Land 1

This first of the Future Land forums was set up in response to Cementa’s location – to deepen the festival’s relationship with its neighbouring communities, and for our artists to better understand where we were in some of the richest and most contested land in the country. We chose the word ‘land’ because all matters…

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George Shaw – Residency Report

24 – 28 April 2014 The first time I came to Kandos was in February 2013 in the middle of summer. It was raining when I left home. I crawled up the Blue Mountains highway in that dreaded cliché, a pea soup fog.   After an hour and a half I hurtled towards Hartley into…

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Hack to the Future

Last week we had masses of fun hosting our first ever art workshop.  The Grand Master of electronic art povera, Michael Petchkovski and the team at 100 Monkeys, spent several months in an underground facility at an undisclosed location developing the technology behind this workshop.  Here is proof:   I know, if it wasn’t true, they…

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Future Land 1: Local Urgencies

You are cordially invited to attend Saturday March 8, 3-6 pm Kandos Projects 18 Angus Avenue, Kandos http://www.cementa.com.au   Photo: view from front gate of Tarwyn Park Cementa Contemporary Arts Festival acknowledges a growing body of contemporary artists exploring broader environmental issues, land use and advocacy.  Cementa will be hosting a two part series of…