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Jaffle Symposium

Testing Grounds

Discursive Project

01.07.19 - 25.08.19

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Testing Grounds
0356
01.07.19 - 25.08.19

All Ages

Free (bookings essential)

View program for session dates & times

Let’s sit around the open fire at Testing Grounds and listen to interesting people talk about interesting things, while making and eating jaffles.

 Let’s talk about these things for no other reason than that they are interesting and that fires are warm and that jaffles are delicious. Let’s be convivial and generous and experimental and see what ideas might emerge. Let’s let the glowing ambers of the fire distract our eyes and our mind so that we may listen, solely with our ears.

The Jaffle Symposium is Testing Grounds winter program of free talks for the public to enjoy.

Curated by Arie Rain Glorie.

All Ages

Free (bookings essential)

View program for session dates & times

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Untitled

Robert Craig

Exhibition

05.07.19

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Robert Craig
0351
05.07.19

All ages

6pm - 9pm

A celebration of the shape of human thought, through painting.

Image by: Robert Craig

clear box ][ exhibition ][ painting ][ visual art ]

All ages

6pm - 9pm

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State of Flux

Sophia Burns

Performance

05.07.19 - 13.07.19

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Sophia Burns
0314
05.07.19 - 13.07.19

All ages

Performances:
Friday 5 July, 7pm
Saturday 6 July, 4:30pm

Exhibition:
Friday 12 July, 1-5pm
Saturday 13th July 11am-3pm

A performance art piece using mixed media to explore concepts around space and time. The performer (Ryan Mitchell) stands in the middle of a white surface, interacting with or triggering elements that surround them, eventually filling the space with both a layered soundscape and substances that flow outwards. The performer is restricted, more or less in the centre of the surface, conjuring organic, unpredictable movements, leaving objects and liquid to complete the directional movement, and eventual ‘filling’ of space.

This performance is created, directed and designed by Sophia Burns in collaboration with sound designer Robert Downie. Sophia is an emerging designer with a Degree in Interior Design and a Masters in Design for Performance. State of Flux draws from and progresses from concepts explored throughout her studies as well as from her work as a practising designer. Sophia aims to create unique work using mediums that are not usually used in performance. For this project Sophia has collaborated with Robert Downie to create layers of sound that are triggered by the performer’s movements. Sophia aims to create a captivating experience for the audience, drawing their attention to the here and now, while provoking ideas for the future of set, costume and collaborative design.

State of Flux will have two performances only, followed by an exhibition of the work.

Image by: Amin Badran

design ][ performance ][ sound art ][ white box ]

All ages

Performances:
Friday 5 July, 7pm
Saturday 6 July, 4:30pm

Exhibition:
Friday 12 July, 1-5pm
Saturday 13th July 11am-3pm

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Colombian Festivals & Vego Baked Bean Energy Jaffles

Laura González Saavedra & Erica McCalman

Jaffle Symposium

06.07.19

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Laura González Saavedra & Erica McCalman
0356
06.07.19

All Ages

12 pm (90 mins)

Let’s talk about the proliferation of festivals in post-war Colombia and what Australia might learn from this, with art historian Laura González Saavedra and festivals producer Erica McCalman, while eating vego baked bean energy jaffles around the fire. 

Laura González Saavedra is an artist, art historian and curator from Bogota, Colombia. Laura has worked as a lecturer on Contemporary Latin-American art and practices in conflict nations, worked for Espacio Odeón -Contemporary art exhibition space- (Bogotá), the Museum of Modern Art Medellín (MAMM) and Feria del Millón (an international art fair for emerging artists in Bogotá).

Erica McCalman is a producer, project and production manager with Ballardong (Noongar), Irish convict, Scottish, and Cornish heritage. She is currently Special Events Producer at Darwin Festival and is a consulting producer for Melbourne Fringe festival & Yirramboi festival. Erica was an Associate Producer for Next Wave 2014 and has worked with Performing Lines, Sydney Festival, Blackfella films and Performance Space. Her production credits include works within Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Festival and Brisbane Festival.

Laura González Saavedra & Erica McCalman

education ][ event ][ festival ][ grounds ]

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