We are now one week out from the first happenings of the EXIST-ENCE 5: international festival and symposia

17 – 22 June International Artist Residency with Henrik Hedinge (Sweden) & Sari T.M Kivinen (Finland/Australia) QCA Project Gallery, Ground Floor Webb Centre, Queensland College of Art, 226 Grey St, South Bank Brisbane

23 June International Artist Residency Workshop with Henrik Hedinge (Sweden) & Sari T.M Kivinen (Finland/Australia)  > Registration Required Cost $60 full / $40 conc / Free QCA student > Please register here Spots are filling up fast so be sure not to miss out!!!

Big thanks to all who are helping make this event Pozible Now less than a week to go and we are HALF WAY to our goal –  please help us over the line – anything spare change to big biscuits are welcome!

Image credit: Henrik Hedinge

26-27 June Symposium Performance, the Body and Time in the 21st Century SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM LAUNCH – the full symposium program here Don’t forget to REGISTER for this great symposium – only open until 17th June – or until booked out – don’t miss out!! Please register here

 Image credit: Eric Rossi

27 June Symposium Wrap / Festival Launch Party Party Join us from 6:30pm @ QCA Project Gallery as we wind down the Symposium and ramp up the Festival!!! Special acts include Brisbane’s own Eric Rossi for IT2 & the epic sounds of Stasis Duo You will NOT want to miss this – so be sure to RSVP

28 – 30 June FESTIVAL PROGRAM LAUNCH – three generations, three continents, three days and over 30 artists The only question is – HOW CAN YOU SEE EVERYTHING!!! You can explore the full Brisbane program here   Image credit: John G Boehme


1: what is performance art
If I knew I would not pursue the exploration of it.
2: describe your practice as if it is a meal
A genderflux gender as a meatloaf.
3: what are you bringing to EXIST-ENCE 5
Hopes of Australian autumn rains, expectations of many new contacts, froozen toe surfing dreams but I have not started packing yet! [flight leaves in 2 days…]
4: what drives your work My shortcomings. 5: cats or dogs: dogs

Also check out the Realtime Arts write up preview to EXIST-ENCE

Are you so excited you can’t possibly wait another second to EXIST-ENCE??? If you are in and around Brisbane, we have just the fix:

photo: cars left parked in the streets of Buenos Aires gather flood-water borne debris.  Photographer: James Cunningham 19 – 22 June: James Cunningham will be in Residency at Room 60 Backdoor Gallery

James Cunningham – Anyone is Free to Do Nothing With The Artist. Wednesday 19 June, 2013 7 – 11am Thursday 20 June, 2013    7 – 11am Friday 21 June, 2013          7 – 11pm opening night Saturday 22 June, 2013    6pm ARTIST TALK WITH SERIS ARITST KIERAN SWANN, ELOISE MAREE, JAMES CUNNINGHAM and curator Rebecca Cunningham Saturday 22 June, 2013      7 – 11pm

“Anyone” is you or anyone else. “Free” means you may do it, of your own will and at your own expense. “Do Nothing” means to remain in one place in the room, whilst minimising your movement, communication, noise and thinking. “With” means in the BackDoor Gallery of Room60 Bar during the times indicated, for the duration of which the Artist will Do Nothing also. “The Artist” is James Cunningham. Room 60 has been supported by the Creative Sparks program to develop 3 curatorial practices in visual art; music and performance and the Brisbane artists who then work within this program. The BackDoor Events, include a curated thursday night music program and the BackDoor Gallery which is located at the rear of Room 60. The Gallery will host four month long artists residencies in visual art and a series of performance works throughout 2013. For the performance program, three artists have been asked to create a new performance work that responds specifically to audience and site.

BackDoor Gallery Events – performance series has been curated by Rebecca Cunningham for EXIST

With so much happening in and around Brisbane we look forward to exist-ing with you various EXIST events in the coming weeks!

sending best wishes in life and art
The EXIST-ENCE festival team

Nicola Morton & Rebecca Cunningham
Eloise Maree & Tara Heffernan
Kerstin Haustin & Alan Warren



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