BOTH: not one or the other. A proposed interdisciplinary art event for New Annual 2023 responding to the theme: duality.
Outline and support material
‘BOTH: not one or the other’ is a live art + music event and exhibition to be held at NAS Gallery on the first weekend of the festival, featuring live performances and works by Newcastle/Muloobinba based artists. The project will bring together 6-8 visual and inter-disciplinary artists to create and present work for an exhibition and performances exploring the festival theme of duality. We have selected artists from our alumni and current cohort whose practice embraces opposing forces: INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIC, OLD SCHOOL/NEW TECH, HANDMADE/MANUFACTURED, INDIVIDUAL/COLLABORATIVE, HIGH ART/POP and CULTURE/IDENTITY.
Commissioned artists will be challenged to create or present work that draws on these dualities and their experience of living in Newcastle. In keeping with the festival theme, we plan to be open day and night. On Saturday evening, the NAS Gallery will stay open late to host a ticketed live art and music event featuring Ben Kenning creating a three-hour live immersive painting in the gallery space, along with a live experimental music set by Wanjun Carpenter.
DOWNLOAD PDF: Support material - artists/imagery
Artist fees $9800
Curator/artistic coordinator $3000
Exhibition install/destall $1200
Event staff $500
Gallery hire $1000
Marketing campaign $3000
TOTAL: $20,000 ($15,000 cash $5,000 in kind)
Ticket sales 300 x $10 = $3000
Potential return to NAS $3000 + 30% commission on gallery sales
Artists (now all confirmed)
Wanjun Carpenter | @jun_wan
Ben Kenning | www.benkenningart.company.site
Brett McMahon | www.brettmcmahon.com.au
Annemarie Murland | www.annemariemurland.com
Haylee Renee | www.hayleereneeartist.com
James Rhodes | www.jamesrhodesartist.myportfolio.com
The Strutt Sisters | www.instagram.com/thestruttsisters
NAS Gallery Committee with Dan Nelson