The Stage – This is Not Art
This is Not Art
Address: The Emporium, 185 Hunter Street, Newcastle
Hours: 29 September – 2 October 2016
Property Donor: GPT/Urban Growth Group
Launched: 29th September 2016
Crack Theatre Festival
Who are you?
This is Not Art presents The Indirect Object: Beth McMahon, Michael Bevitt, Geoff Adams, Thomas Campbell (Echo Chamber event) and Snapcat: Anna Dunnill, Renae Coles (Bad Ass Bling Workshop and Ride)
What are you doing at The Stage?
Crack Theatre Festival presents Echo Chamber/Witness and Bad Ass Bling plus The Lightning Furies on The Stage at The Emporium as part of This is Not Art over the October long weekend.
Bad All Bling Workshop: Make your own DIY bike accessories with The Lightning Furies and use them to reclaim the roads.
Echo Chamber/Witness: Climb inside. This work examines the relationship between spectatorship and empathy. By removing visuals you will be drawn closer to a raw experience.
More info on the artists!
ECHO CHAMBER, INDIRECT OBJECT
by Beth McMahon, Michael Bevitt, Geoff Adams and Thomas “Soup” Campbell
Beth is an award-winning puppeteer/ theatre-maker. She holds a Masters Degree in Production (puppetry) VCA, trained at Lecoq Physical Theatre School, and studied under master-puppeteer Alain Recoing, in France. Beth is the Creative Director of the indirect Object, and Associate Director of Black Hole Theatre, Australia’s foremost experimental puppetry company.
Michael is a puppeteer and founding member of the indirect Object who has worked around Australia and internationally. He has received both the UNIMA International Cultural Exchange Grant and UNIMA Australia Lorrie Gardner Scholarship. Michael runs experimental puppetry programs at Australia’s leading Community Arts organization, Footscray Community Arts Centre.
Geoff is the Technical Coordinator of the Melbourne Recital Centre, and works freelance for Arts House, ACCA, and the NGV. In London he worked with the Southbank Centre, National Theatre, and for the Pleasance Grand Edinburgh Fringe venue.
Thomas “Soup” Campbell
Soup is an audio engineer, mixer, DJ and experimental musician. Soup splits his time between recording the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, raising two kids, and inventing his own instruments. Soup has collaborated with Joelistics (Elefant Traks), The Cumbia Cosmonauts (Chusma Records), MISO (unsigned), and Editor (Omelette Records).
BAD ASS BLING/SNAPCAT
by Anna Dunnill and Renae Coles
Anna Dunnill is an artist and writer from Perth. Her solo work is based in text and drawing, but expands into embroidery, ceramics and stick-and-poke tattoo. She writes essays and fiction, and is one half of collaborative duo Snapcat.
Renae Coles is an artist and arts marketeer, currently managing communications at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Presently focussed on her Snapcat collaboration with Anna Dunnill, her solo artistic practice has seen her working with installation, painting, performance and community art. Renae’s interests include social architecture, play and design.
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