6 September 2016
Our VicArts Grants program provides grants to independent artists and arts companies. It supports a wide array artforms and diverse projects ranging from the research and development of new work, to the presentation of new works, collaborations between professional artists and Victorian communities and international opportunities. Check out what VicArts Grants-supported artists are up to this September – at home and abroad.
Nicholas Mangan, Limits to Growth
Visual artist Nicholas Mangan presents Limits to Growth at the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea until 6 November 2016. The exhibition was first presented at the Monash University Museum of Art. With a strong research base in both history and science, Mangan's work addresses a range of themes, including the ongoing impacts of colonialism, humanity's relationship with the natural environment, contemporary consumptive cultures and the complex dynamics of the global political economy.
Festival of Exploratory Music
From 2 - 4 September 2016, BIFEM lived up to its name by providing a platform for outstanding musicianship and innovative compositions, with an emphasis on premiere or rarely performed works.
Luke George, Erotic Dance
Erotic Dance is a duet between dancer, Luke George and sound artist, Nick Roux, showcased at Tanzmasse on 2 September 2016. Tanzmesse is the largest international professional gathering dedicated exclusively to contemporary dance. It takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany and attracts producers and venues from across the globe. Nine of the 14 Australian productions showcasing at the event were from Victoria.
Susan Jacobs, Through the Mouth of the Mantle
Artist Susan Jacobs presents Through the Mouth of the Mantle at 32nd Sao Paulo Bienalle 5 - 7 September 2016. The work is an installation based on household experiments in which inanimate objects come to life.
Jodee Mundee, Imagined TouchFeaturing deaf blind artists Heather Lawson and Michelle Stevens, Imagined Touch is a unique and immersive shared experience – a tactile and visceral step into each other's worlds, through live art, theatre and sensory performance. It premieres at Arts House on 7 September 2016.
Brienna Macnish, Village
Presented from 7 - 11 September 2016 as part of Junction Festival in Tasmania, Village is a multi-artform installation that takes you past the manicured lawns and behind the lace curtains to discover what life in a retirement village is really like. It was created in collaboration with the residents of Launceston's retirement communities.
Tomoko Yamasaki, Tsu Na Gu
Tsu Na Gu (link, tie, connection) is a cross-disciplinary performance by Tomoko Yamasaki, with guest Geisha style artist, Kuzuki Uyama (Japan). It will be presented at Emerald City - Bluebeards Den as part of the Melbourne Fringe from the 28 September - 1 October 2016.
James Thomas Lawson, Play For Australia
Play For Australia is a bold gathering of many theatrical voices presented in a season of curated, ultra-short 600 word plays. Patricia Cornelius, John Romeril, Ross Mueller, Candy Bowers and many more established and emerging writers explore who we are and who we could be as a nation in this newly commissioned work for Melbourne Fringe, running from 29-30 September and 1-2 October 2016.