CEMENTA21 WILL HAPPEN IN OCTOBER, 2021.
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See the Cementa19 Program! Cementa19 Program
Cementa Inc is a rurally situated, socially embedded arts org committed to cultivating contemporary art culture specific to our regional context and to bridging the perceived divide between urban and regional art.
Situated in the post industrial town of Kandos, in the heart of regional NSW, Cementa operates a unique model that involves our community country town as both collaborator and context for visiting artists and audience experiences. We ask that participating artists make work that addresses the concerns and social reality of people living in regional Australia
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, Cementa19 will celebrate the diversity of voices that can be heard within our contemporary arts communities.
Our program runs across the two years between festivals, bringing over 20 artists a year into Kandos on residency, delivering exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, performances and other cultural experiences that contribute to the generation of a regionally situated culture that participates in national conversations. Every two years, our work culminates in Cementa festival, a 4 day, 40 artist celebration of this culture
Andrew Frost has curated Here and Not Here, an exhibition of regional artists looking at how regional history is under a constant state of erasure, from the changing environment, to the slow decay of historic sites and towns, to the slow forgetting of cultures, languages and place.
In addition to these daytime delights, we keep the evenings full: The Cementa Salon Opening will coincide with the launch of the Kandos First Nations Cultural Centre. Our Performance Night promises to be as much fun as it has been every festival so far, as does our Sound Night …
29 March 2020
Our intrepid Creative Director reminisces about the highs and lows of Cementa19
25 February 2020
If you haven’t had a chance to see our current exhibition, “Disquiet”, WAYOUT is open from 10-4pm every Thur, Fri,...more
20 February 2020
Its been a busy month for our brand new ARI space WAYOUT. We’ve formed a managing group of keen...more
18 December 2019
This year we had some great media coverage, and there was a lively conversation in town and on social media...more