Welcome to WAYOUT!

by alex wisser | Front Page Blog

We are just a little bit excited to announce that we have recently signed a lease on 71 Angus Ave or “Angus Hall”.

Angus Hall has been the heart of Kandos' social history, serving as everything from a dance hall to a movie theatre

Angus Hall has been the heart of Kandos' social history, serving as everything from a dance hall to a movie theatre

Originally the first community Hall of Kandos, the building has been a movie theatre, dance hall, roller skating rink and Harley Davidson Museum and will now house our activity, including a new regional artist run space WAYOUT. Cementa offices, artist residency, community, exhibition and project/making space and a cafe are all part of our plans. This space will allow us to expand our activity from that of a festival that breaks the surface every two years to a year round program of workshops, projects, exhibitions and events that will culminated every two years in a festival celebrating Australian contemporary art and regional culture.

We do have a festival fast approaching and will be concentrating on that for the immediate but we will be moving in, cleaning up and giving space to artists to muck about with until after the festival when we will be getting down to setting the new space up in earnest.

This way out

This way out

WAYOUT will be an ARI space run by regional artists but open to everyone. It will give regional artists the opportunity to the experience of ARI culture as experimental process within a community of support. It will also allow for a rich interaction with creative communities from the urban centres and other regional areas. It will also be both a community and an art space without clear dichotomy, and its management will welcome participation from non artists in the Kandos community, as a continuation of our efforts to explore a space that does not insist upon the exclusive division between ‘high art’ and local or community culture.

Stay tuned for more reports

This massive big hall.  Can't wait to start doing stuff here!

This massive big hall. Can't wait to start doing stuff here!

There is already an apartment out the back for residency artists with work space,

There is already an apartment out the back for residency artists with work space,

sun room

sun room

and bedroom

and bedroom

plus cafe and offices

plus cafe and offices

Thank you to the crowd of locals and artists who helped us warm up WAYOUT on a cold winter's night

Thank you to the crowd of locals and artists who helped us warm up WAYOUT on a cold winter's night

Wayout is just one part of our transformation from a biennial festival to a year round concern, generating benefit to our Kandos and our Contemporary arts communities year round. Help us make this ambitious dream come true and contribute to our fundraising campaign here (it’s Tax Deductable!)


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  • Sandy:

    Wow!

  • Sandy:

    Wow!

  • Elle Gahan:

    Very exciting news !

  • Karen:

    Absolutely fantastic! It’ll bring life to the Main Street

  • Our Art Society saw the benefit of Artists visiting this beautiful area and years ago we purchased a cottage for Artists to rent and stay in.
    So if you or your visitors are looking for accommodation you could keep our cottage in mind it is CASS COTTAGE in Buchanan Street it is listed
    with Air bnb so just look it up on their site. We are a non profit society just trying to help Artist to follow their dream.
    We also have access to a lot of Top Tutors so if you are looking for tutors let us know and we might be able to send you some contacts.
    It is great to see more Art related activities in Kandos now.
    Regards Diana

  • Shannon Pennell:

    Fantastic news!! I am so excited for a new era to begin!

  • Peta:

    Congrats Alex .Great for all enjoy.

  • You guys are truly inspirational

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