This is Not Art is one of Australia’s leading independent arts festivals. Held annually in Newcastle, Australia, the festival presents a diverse program of over 200 events, across four days. In 2012 TiNA will be held from the Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th September.
This is Not Art (TiNA) is a convergence of writers, performers, thinkers, independent and industry musicians, dancers, visual artists, thespians, arts workers, media makers, creative researchers, electronic artists, physical performers, dilettantes, and DIY culture makers in a showcase featuring over 400 local, national and international artists.
TiNA is brought to you by the Octapod Association, a Newcastle based arts organisation that acts as resource base for creative projects in the Hunter region. Each year TiNA is developed in partnership with arts collectives and organisations from across Australia.
In 2012 This is Not Art festival will present:
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