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  • Sophie's Circles by Margaret Roberts, facilitated by Melissa Stieger

    01 April 2017

    Sophie’s Circles is also intended to create a continuity with and acknowledgement of the artists working a century ago to develop artforms and art practices that could contribute to the revaluation of place (though they may have used different language), well before the disasterous consequences of this devaluation in climate change was generally acknowledged. It also experiments with ways of including the relationship with actual space that is such an important part of their work by preventing its actual space (the ‘space’ of Spaceland) from being subsumed into the virtual space of photographic documentation (our own variation of Lineland).

  • Untitled (Dissent / Descent) by Connie Anthes facilitated by Kyle Ford

    30 March 2017

    Untitled (Dissent/Descent) is about the atrophy of Western-style Democracy and the consequent erosion of civil rights that were once hard-won through sustained protest and activist movements. Protest today - while still offering fleeting but powerful feelings of solidarity - seems to be a flaccid, theatrical tool that can no longer generate lasting, positive social change. Governments cannot be shamed into action anymore; acts of hope are easily subverted and used as weapons in the fight to consolidate power, wealth and privilege. This is not to say there aren’t alternatives; just that the change is now enacted somewhat invisibly by small communities instead.

  • Highland Dancing at Kandos

    27 March 2017

    We are dancing together to create a performance, Whispers in the Grass, a story of dispossession, grief and survival. Dance speech poetry and song are the archives of oral cultures and we are building our own archive of feeling. It is one of many stories of the Scots diaspora to Australia in the 19th century and it follows a local story, the story of how local farmer George McDonald’s forebears came from famine in Skye in 1852, to the Capertee Valley.

  • The Daily Diminish

    17 March 2017

    Every day, comments are made to women which shape their identity, behaviours, social groups and self worth. Most of these are said with such frequency that we hardly acknowledge them. The phrases run the gamut, addressing behaviour and appearance along with directing our aspirations and goals.

  • Still Life in Mudgee

    17 March 2017

    Cementa is very proud to have been able to facilitate a photography and painting workshop with Mudgee High School year 11 Visual Arts Students by Cementa17 artist and recent addition to the Kandos artist community, Terry Burrows.

  • "Emma Goldman Action" Artist: Zanny Begg Perfor- mance: Anya Rosen

    06 March 2017

    As I began research on this project I chanced upon a collection of speeches by Emma Goldman. As I re-read one of her speeches from New York I was struck by a collapsing sense of time. One hundred years ago Emma Goldman was arrested for distributing information on birth control for women.

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • Cementa17 cometh!

    06 February 2017

    After 2 years of preparation, with over 40 artist residencies under our belt and a number of initiatives in full development, we once again return to activate our beautiful little town with 4 days and nights of performance, sound, cabaret, interactive and electronic arts, video, installation and ceramics presented in more than 20 venues across Kandos and its surrounds.

  • Tim Burns ARTIST IN RESIDENCE KANDOS NOVEMBER 2016

    30 January 2017

    I stayed at Ann Finegans’ Kandos Projects, a converted general store in the main street of Kandos a small town with an uncertain future that has become something of a artists haven with cheap unoccupied buildings available in a state where housing has become unaffordable particularly for low income artists.

  • Skye & Thom's Big Kandos Adventure

    21 January 2017

    In the relentless rain Studio A artists Thom Roberts and Skye Saxon bravely traversed Kandos leaving no stone unturned as they sort out sites to spark their imaginations.

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