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Artist Meet & Greet

10:00am – 10:45am

Meet your fellow Critical Animals before the weekend begins.

The Lock-up

Blind Date: When Theory Meets Practice

Matthew Abbott, Eva Bujalka, Harriet Parsons

11:00am – 12:30pm

What is the relationship between theoretical thought and creative output? Is practice informed by theory inhibited, or is it only within academic confines that innovation may faithfully flourish? Join a writer, poet and visual artist for a cross-disciplinary discussion on the joys and terrors of conceptually fuelled practice.

The Lock-up

Immutable Balance

Elizabeth Bellamy, Vivienne Rogis, Angela Philp (chair)

with the University of Newcastle

12:30pm – 2:00pm

An investigation of the lived experiences of women who are not mothers in contemporary western society and a critical look at the creative process through the eyes of a parent who is an artist. Drawing on biographical and critical research, two papers explore these positions.

Customs House

DANCE JAM: A Discourse on Diversity

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Join dancer, artist and cultural facilitator Min Mae in an experimental dance workshop designed to demonstrate progressive practices of inclusion. Explore the verdant creative potential for meaningful social and dialogical art born of collaborations between neurally, physically and socially diverse participants. Bring your skills and experience or simply your curiosity to contribute to the discussion

Newcastle Museum Theatre

Fast vs Slow Critical Practice

Rebecca Harkins-Cross, Patrick Kelly, Zora Sanders

6:00pm – 7:30pm

How is information shared in Australia’s critical climate? Three voices consider the distribution channels of contemporary media, and speculate the future of arts publication and reception.

The Gun Club (United Services Club)

Detour off the Super Highway

Patrick Kelly

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Detour off the Super Highway follows Patrick Kelly as he progressively relinquishes the use of modern media and communication for a period of 80 days. The film explores both Slow and Fast media and their resistance to one another.

The Gun Club (United Services Club)




Walking the Digital City – a Document for DeCerteau

Josh Harle

10:00am – 1:30pm

This 3 hour interactive workshop will utilise digital mapping technologies as a means of re-enchanting Newcastle. A rebuff to the mass-rationalisation of space seen in the digital age, Josh Harle will create and record a poetic encounter with the city. Bring cameras, recording devices, laptops, tablets and cables.

Festival Club (The Great Northern Hotel)

Constructing Identity in Contemporary Performance

Kate McDowell, Travis Englefield, Hossein Ghaemi

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Contemporary Performance makers reflect on the implications that the modern ‘crisis of subjectivity’ has on constructing character, autobiography and expressions of self-hood. Help discuss the blurred boundaries between truth and fiction, and consider how we negotiate identity in a precarious age.

The Lock-up

Bodies in Distress

Mimi Kelly, Carolyn McKay, Una McIllvenna, Rebecca McNamara, Gabriel Watts

2:30pm – 4:30pm

A performance addressing morally ambiguous bodies – criminal corpses, suicides and the executed. Researchers from the Australian Research Council’s Centre for the History of Emotions have paired with contemporary artists to explore the morbid attraction of the macabre. Afterwards a panel will discuss connections between moralized punishments and physical distress across history, and the role of art and academia in raising difficult questions about death, sin, and the body.

The Lock-up

The Space Panel: Architecture, Atmosphere and Augmented Reality

Chris Cottrell, Josh Harle, Evelyn Kwok

5:00pm – 6:30pm

How do we relate to the spaces we occupy? This panel will consider our contemporary contract of spatial relations and the choices we make in occupying, perceiving and disrupting our surrounding atmospheres.

The Lock-up

Exhibition opening: ATLAS

Chris Cottrell, Josh Harle, Evelyn Kwok, Marilyn Schneider

6:30pm – 8pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of the Critical Animals exhibition at The Lock Up. This year we are thrilled to present the work of emerging visual artists drawn from the 2012 panel program.

The Lock-up

ATLAS runs from 1-30 SEPTEMBER 2012




Breakfast Reading

Owen Kirkby,  Sam Moginie, Danuta Raine, Malcolm St Hill

with the University of Newcastle

10:00am – 11:30am

Join us in an intimate cafe setting for readings by authors and poets engaged in creative research and experimental writing.

Good Brother Espresso

Hyper/Reality and Political Dissolution

Carolyn McKay, Patrick Mullins, Francis Russell

12:00pm – 1:30pm

To what extent do symbols govern our individuality and society, and how can the resonance of what’s ‘real’ redeem itself in critical resistance? Three contemporary reflections on the political reconciliation between representation and reality.

The Royal Exchange

Experimental Writing and the Force of Fluidity

Brenton Lyle, Clare Muston, Nicola Themistes, Aden Rolfe (chair)

3:00pm – 4:30pm

The form of the written work instructs the ways in which we read and write words. Three panelists examine the vicissitudes of language within differing experimental forms, and how words can move and shake the territory of their written intent.

The Royal Exchange

New Quarrels: Innovative Poetry and the Poetics of Knowing

Matthew Abbott, Michael Farrell, Toby Fitch, Tom Lee, Astrid Lorange

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Why are (some) philosophers suspicious of poetry, and why are (some) poets suspicious of philosophy? Join Mathew Abbott and his panel of Michael Farrell, Toby Fitch, Tom Lee, and Astrid Lorange as they discuss the difference and connection between poetry and theory, and why the best poetry is much more than philosophy in a pretty dress.

The Gun Club (United Services Club)

Book Launch

Keri Glastonbury, Derek Motion

8:00pm – 10:00pm : Official Launch at 8:30pm

Keri Glastonbury and Derek Motion both grew up in Wagga Wagga, attended the same high school and began their writing careers there. They both have first full-length poetry collections out in 2012, and such a shared history deserves a shared launch. Join us to celebrate the launch of Keri Glastonbury’s *Grit Salute* (launched by Aden Rolfe) and Derek Motion’s *lollyology* (launched by Astrid Lorange).

The Gun Club (United Services Club)


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