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Underbelly Arts Festival - Sydney

Posted Oct. 8, 2017, 9:15 a.m. by T

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Underbelly Arts Festival
National Art School
Darlinghurst
October 7-8, 2017

Proceedings of the Underbelly Arts Festivals were opened with a shindig serenaded with sad Goth party jams, visceral electronic beats and roaming performances by Bhenji Ra and Angela Goh to celebrate the opening night of Underbelly Arts Festival, featuring Melbourne’s HABITS, Gussy and Jikuroux.

A peek behind-the-scenes of experimental art making is offered as the curtain was lifted on the creative process via two-week program of behind-the-scenes Lab tours and evening events - from experimental poetry readings to talks that span apple genetics and decolonising the dance floor, group chats about envisioning the future and a presentation on the art of listening to the tides.

Artists from all 21 projects will be onsite at National Art School, developing, installing and rehearsing their ambitious projects.

After taking a Lab Tour, one is invited to delve into the Late at the Lab program of evening events: talks, workshops, lectures, film screenings, readings and performances run in collaboration with Runway Experimental Art, the NOW now, Subbed In, 2 Up among others. 

Roslyn Helper, former Underbelly Arts participant and new festival director, has hit the ground running, offering emerging artist a forum and proper space to develop and present their emissions.

A festival that is vitally important for the future of Australian arts and one that deserves that be marked in your calendar.

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Photos by KAVV -- See a full gallery below.

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