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)
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
A week long program of uploads in the…
SALON I CINEMA
SOUND BOOTH I READING ROOM
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.
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.
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.
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. 💜