F50

ART e-Parties presents

F50

CELEBRATING CREATIVITY

30 MAY – 13 JUNE 2020

F50 ARTISTS

Peter ALAND (AUS)Graham ATTENBOROUGH (UK)CITIES & MEMORY (UK)CIVIL HANDS (AUS)Val CLARK (AUS)Gavin COOTE (AUS)Jen COWLEY (AUS)ERASER (AUS)Hero FUKUTU (AUS)Anna GLYNN (AUS)Kim V. GOLDSMITH (AUS)Didi HOCK (GER)Andrew HOWE (UK)Clinton HOY (AUS)Caroline KELLEY (FRA)Debbi KENOTE (USA)Tamara LAWRY (AUS)Locky NAEF (AUS)Jackie NEON (USA)Michael O’DELL (AUS)Victoria PIERSIG (CAN)Jack RANDELL (AUS)Amelia REID (AUS)Jason RICHARDSON (AUS) Milena SALLUSTIO (AUS)TOADVINE (AUS)Grace WILENTZ (IRE)Therese Gabriel WILKINS (AUS)

F50 ARTISTS

The Covid19 epidemic has depleted opportunities for live performances and collaborative projects which require face to face interactions between artists. This online festival provides artists with an audience who cannot be there in person and audiences/consumers to continue immersing themselves in cultural and artistic experiences.Mandy from Toadvine, Sydney Australia

F50 PROGRAM

A week long program of uploads in the…

SALON I CINEMA
SOUND BOOTH I READING ROOM
STAGE

PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK FOR UPDATES CLOSER TO THE DATES.
Festival works will stay online for one more week following the last upload, until 13 June.

LIVE STREAMED EVENTS

SAT 30 May, 8pm Australian EST (Sydney)
Official opening via Facebook & Instagram Live @arteparties

WED 3 June, 8pm Australian EST
In conversation with…writers, Jen COWLEY (AUS) & Grace WILENTZ (IRE)
By invitation – FREE tickets available from 30 May (more details to come)

SAT 6 June, time TBC Australian EST
Original live music with Lust for Livestreaming with SOMAD

It felt like a great way to make connections across the globe and to help celebrate a joyful occasion – a lovely positive response to the crisis we are otherwise struggling with. It was also refreshing to make some new work that was more of a spontaneous response and see it as part of a different kind of cultural experience.Andrew Howe, Shrewsbury UK


HOW TO ENJOY F50 AT HOME WHEN IT GOES LIVE

During this period of isolation, we know more people are using bigger screens to consume content. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy F50 from your phone. Designed for you to enjoy at home in your own time using a range of devices, there are some works best seen on a big screen, and others on a smaller screen. For example, use your mobile or tablet to enjoy the offerings in our Reading Room, but to take in the Cinema or Stage offering, plug into the biggest computer monitor or TV you have access to, add speakers or a stereo system, and you’re set to go. Want a quieter moment? Grab your earbuds or headphones to enter the Sound Booth via your tablet or phone, or pump up the volume on the surround sound and be completey taken to another place.

F50 a festival in your living room
Phones, tablets, TVs, monitors, speakers, headphones – there are endless ways to enjoy F50 at home

This event is not designed as a quick flick or scroll. We’re providing a festival playlist for you, curated by the hirsute, bourbon-drinking Dr Nic who has added his touch of cool to the selection that includes our F50 acts. Put it on as you wander through the Salon or just chill between sessions. Take your time. Come back more than once. And don’t forget if you like it, keep an eye out for links to the artists and support them – follow them on social media, buy their art, purchase the merch. Let our artists know you love what they do.

FESTIVAL CHATTER

Before you leave the site or before the end of the festival on 13 June we’re going to ask you to Share Your Thoughts in a short survey with the chance to WIN a $30 Redbubble gift certificate. It’s like a digital guest book with benefits.

However, we’ve also opened the comments section on this page for you to drop us some feedback. It may pay to check our Terms of Use first. But in short, we’ll take kind words, loud clapping, whistling, pats on the back, and even a little constructive criticism. What we won’t take is abuse or insults. So, feel free to chat and we will probably even chat back!

#f50backstage #arteparties

We’d love to see where you’re enjoying F50 from and who you might be with as you tap into our program. Share your pics while you’re festival going in iso, tag us @arteparties on Facebook + Instagram, use #f50backstage #arteparties and we’ll share the love.


Because the audience is not physically present, it’s hard to get a sense of what the viewer gets from the work, so I’m looking forward to using the new platforms that have developed during the plague as a way of getting feedback and stimulus.Peter Aland, Dubbo Australia

Join us on 30 May

Our art is created for the love of creativity and the belief that a world without art would be a colourless, less enquiring and interesting world. We are often driven to create, but we do expect it to have value. Many of us juggle at least one job with our practices. However, a love of what we do often doesn’t pay the bills. Our sector has been hard hit by the flow-on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations to Art e-Parties will cover the development of this platform, the coordination of the first event, and promotions – all otherwise unfunded. We’d love your support. When the festival launches, each artist will have the opportunity to provide a link for you to support their work through artwork sales, purchases of downloads, commissions or merchandise. 💜

2 thoughts on “F50

  1. Hi, is there still time for a band to join? We are an Australian band called Fireglow. We have just released an EP and also as isolation video for our single Justine. Please let know

    1. Hi Bruno, thanks for the enquiry. We’re locked and loaded for our first event. Follow us on Facebook or Insta though so that when we do call outs for future events, you’re in the know. We hope you enjoy the first event when it opens in a few weeks. – Kim

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