Cementa17 Contemporary Arts Festival: Kandos NSW

6 to 9 April 2017

4 days and nights of performance, sound, cabaret, interactive and electronic arts, video, photography, installation and ceramics

More than 60 artists will make, exhibit and perform works throughout 20 venues across the town of Kandos and beyond.
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Kandos was built to house the workforce of the Kandos cement works and collieries. Sitting at the foot of Combamolang (Coombermelon) Mountain – Kandos looks out at one of the most stunning landscapes in inland NSW. With this region as its focus, Cementa17 will celebrate the diversity of voices that can be heard within our contemporary arts communities.
Cementa17 will present a strong showing of works by Indigenous artists, including installations by Tony Albert, Teena McCarthy and Paris Norton, and a portrait series by Mervyn Bishop. For the first time we will venture out of town to locations in the landscape. PYT | Fairfield will present Pagoda Parkour at Ganguddy.
In the Correspondence of Imaginary Places, artworks by 7 artists from New York will be installed at Birds Hut by 7 Australian artists; the Australian artists will have their work installed in and around Manhattan. Gilbert Grace will present The Hemp Initiative as part of his residency on Marloo, a 3000-acre property outside Kandos. Farmer Stuart Andrews will lead a tour of Marloo, demonstrating Natural Sequence Farming.
Cementa17 will be loaded with our usual events: Opening Night, Sound Night, Cabaret Night, not to mention daytime scheduled and spontaneous performances. Mark Shorter and Sach Catts will dig and chop in rhythmic exchange, Greg Pritchard will play a round of performance golf, Linda Brescia will dress up as an artist to allay anxieties, Super Critical Mass will unleash a found-object orchestra of regional choristers.
  • 10 Steps to Moma - Sarah Breen Lovett

    10 Steps to Moma - Sarah Breen Lovett
    28 February 2017

    10 STEPS TO MOMA is an instructional work resulting in a moving image work that aims to test the notion of ‘publicness’ of a public places and our engagement with the architecture of institutions.

  • Data Centre Seance by Jacquelene Drinkall, facilitated by Art Codex

    Data Centre Seance by Jacquelene Drinkall, facilitated by Art Codex
    26 February 2017

    Correspondence of Imaginary Places presents ‘Data Centre Séance’, a collaborative psychogeographic focus on an austere data centre in Manhattan known as ‘33 Thomas Street’ and the ‘Long Lines Building’.

  • Correspondence of Imaginary Places

    Correspondence of Imaginary Places
    23 February 2017

    This year, Cementa is going international! We thought about cherry picking all the hot artists from across the international art circuit and parachuting them in to Kandos as an exercise in conspicuous consumption and arbitrary art world pandering, but decided instead that we would prefer to quietly engage with a grass roots arts community, not unlike our own that exists somewhere else in the world.

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