Program

This is Not Art

All of the events listed here are running over the entire four days of TiNA, so we thought it best to bunch them all together so you can see in a snapshot what events you can take a little breath for.... and plan when it suits you to visit them.

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Friday, 4 October 2013

09:00am - 10:00am

Everyday Flashers: Scum

Themed flash fiction led by your favourite journals! Grab your pen and coffee and get your NYWF day off to a great start in a flash.

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Scum

10:00am - 09:00pm

Interiors

You are invited to enter the grid and explore it. Inside you will encounter various objects with a story to tell.

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Featuring

Arie Rain Glorie

10:00am - 11:00am

Critical Animals '13 Meet and Greet

Start your festival with strong coffee and meet our CA'13 artists. Supported by the Lock Up Cultural Centre.

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10:00am - 11:30am

Get Rid of Gina

Sharpen your sharpies and get ready to try blackout poetry! You will be given a handful of pages from a copy of Gina Rinehart's biography to turn into poetry. All participants will be invited to have their work displayed as part of the collection.

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Featuring

Bridget Lutherborrow

10:00am - 11:00am

I Heard You Like Book Clubs

Two bookclubs take each other on in a podcast-off.

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Featuring

Johannes Jakob Skye Kirkham Grace Nye

11:00am - 12:30pm

Who killed the avant-garde? Apathy and Contemporary Art

Recent polemics by prominent art critics have attacked the apparent apathy of the scene and the deflation of the market. Join us for a discussion of these claims as we attempt to navigate a way out of the mire. Supported by the Lock Up Cultural Centre.

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Featuring

Lucy Randall Sabrina Sokalik

11:30am - 12:30pm

B2B: The Business of Taking a Blog to Book

What happens when your blog becomes a book? Does blog success necessarily entail a bestseller? Four writers discuss the process of transforming their work from Wordpress to printing press.

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Featuring

Karen Andrews Lorelei Vashti Becky Crew

11:30am - 12:30pm

Policy in Practice

What national cultural policy Creative Australia means to young writers in Australia.

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Featuring

Julia Tsalis Lisa Dempster Joanne Simpson Rebecca Harkins-Cross Tristan Chant

11:30am - 12:30pm

Sci-Fi Kitchen Sink: the new badlands of genre

Genre can be a lazy beast. What happens when you prod it to do work outside its comfort zone? Superheroes swoop on ecological disasters, sci-fi-scapes swirl in kitchen sinks, that's what.

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Featuring

Ben Mylius Connor Tomas O'brien Briohny Doyle Nick Guest

01:00pm - 02:45pm

Creating the City

A musician, an architect and two writers talk about the cities they live in, both literally and imaginatively. Features a screening of a short film by Frazer Bull Clark, Leaving Lost, looking at the relationship between Canberra artist Derek O'Connor, and ...

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Vanessa Berry Guy Harris Chris Tucker Keri Glastonbury Frazer Bull Clark

01:00pm - 02:00pm

Elsewhere: Portraiture of Place

Just as a person poses for a spectator, so too does a place. How can we adequately capture a place's essence? A masterclass led by Western Sydney artist David Capra in collaboration with Australia's leading lookbook for the arts, Das Superpaper.

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Das Superpaper David Capra

01:00pm - 02:00pm

This One Time... with Lorelei Vashti

For some it's a tea-soaked madeleine cake, for others it's a beer-soaked pub carpet. Memory is a funny thing, and in this series of presentations, three talkers take us through their best/worst/most memorable.

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Lorelei Vashti

01:00pm - 02:00pm

New Voices Poetry Launch

Launch of poetry books.

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VoiceWorks

02:00pm - 03:30pm

Sing Me Your Sorrow

Spill your sorrows into an empty room and watch South Australia collective Paper Ensemble transform them into song.

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The Paper Ensemble

02:00pm - 04:00pm

Feelings

Sometimes being sad is its own kind of fun, but others definitely not. Join Voiceworks for some (hopefully) helpful hints on how to stay sane and professional as a creative type.

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VoiceWorks

02:30pm - 03:30pm

Hey, Good Looking

Good design is often critical to journals, magazines and books. These editors show us how style can go hand-in-hand with substance in their publications.

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Featuring

Laura Phillips Nadia Saccardo

02:30pm - 03:30pm

Why Write?

The written word is being/has been superseded by the visual and the aural. Is this even a bad thing? Or will capital W writing always have its place?

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Featuring

Sam Cooney Chris Somerville A.H. Cayley Amy Espeseth

03:00pm - 05:00pm

Cornucopia of Liez

Liez A'Penty invites the audience to exchange in conversation in her new tearoom, with no judgment or expectations.

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Sexy Tales Comedy Collective Stephen Jones

03:00pm - 03:30pm

Awabakal Dreaming

Chris Tucker's installation imagines how Newcastle's past inhabitants would negotiate today's city to find shelter and survive. Supported by the Lock Up Cultural Centre.

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Featuring

Chris Tucker

03:00pm - 04:00pm

Systematic Wonder - Science as Art

If we view science as a cultural system - a lens through which me make sense of the universe - it does not differ greatly from art. Creative practitioners discuss how they engage these disciplines.

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Featuring

Sara Morawetz Darren Engwirda Erica Seccombe Robyn Stuart

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Spent

Using discarded receipts as its primary text, Spent combines movement and multimedia to explore notions of significance and narrative creation.

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The Paper Cut Collective

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Learning to write?

A panel of local post-graduate students, teachers and writers discuss the merits, pitfalls and contradictions of being a creative writing student. Hosted by SWAMP Writing, a UoN-based online creative writing journal for post-graduate students. Supported by ...

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SWAMP

04:00pm - 05:15pm

The Right Stuff

Writers are drawn to messy situations and ethical quagmires, and these can complicate the act of writing itself. How far can or should writers go in the name of a story? Do they need to draw the line somewhere or is the writer's role only ever to observe and ...

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Featuring

Anna Krien Rebecca Sullivan Ben Mylius

04:00pm - 05:00pm

An Isolating Endeavour

Writing is often called an isolating business, but what about when you live in a regional or peripheral area? Does space and solitude equal better productivity, or is there something to be said for having easy access to a community of other writers?

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Featuring

Alysha Herrmann Jessie Cole Kiri Newton Summer Land Lachlan Brown

04:00pm - 09:00pm

This is Not ARTillery

Ever wondered what it would be like to be involved in a moment from our nation's past? Well history lovers, military enthusiasts and intrigued spectators, your wait is over. The chance to be transported back to a time, which will never be forgotten in our ...

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04:30pm - 06:30pm

Interfacing the Real: Adventures in Speculative Aesthetics

Guided by speculative procedures of theoretical dissolution, this collective considers the potential of aesthetic experience through a parallax interfacing of human and object, thought and matter, and imagination and mathematics.

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Baylee Brits Prue Gibson Amy Ireland Eddie Hopely

05:30pm - 06:30pm

Sick As

Stories and anecdotes about writing when you're stuck in the sick bay. Can illness be the muse, or can you only write as well as you feel?

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06:00pm - 06:45pm

Ether

In the grey ether between lightness and darkness twins meet to traverse their irrevocable connection. Physical Theatre by Murmur Collective.

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Murmur Collective

06:00pm - 10:00pm

The Newi Awards

On Friday October 4 2013, The Lunaticks Society of Newcastle will host its 3rd Annual NEWi Awards Ceremony to announce the winners. The NEWi Awards for Digital Excellence over the years has developed into a renowned program celebrating the very best digital talent ...

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06:30pm - 07:15pm

MILKSHAKE

Directions: Shake well before use. Apply liberally and evenly to all areas. Re-apply as necessary. If rash or irritation occurs discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes.

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Featuring

Sarah Anne Ling

07:00pm - 07:30pm

The Set

What makes the places that define you? A daily interactive installation that creates, explores and demolishes the world around us.

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Corrugated Iron Youth Arts

07:00pm - 09:00pm

Penguin Plays Rough

Penguin Plays Rough is dedicated to finding fun, inventive and interesting ways of engaging readers in imaginatively wild literature.

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Featuring

Pip Smith

07:15pm - 08:00pm

CATALYST 189

A CLOWN explodes. Exit A BEAR. Enter THE KING. Entry THE UMBRELLA. EXIT a HOUSE. Exit THE METHOD. Exit all.

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The Bloom

08:00pm - 09:00pm

In Summary: Romance

Your Friends have been researching for two years now, and it's time to present some findings. A participatory performance examining the mechanics of romance.

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Friends With Deficits

08:00pm - 12:00am

Critical Party Animals: The Animalia Launch

Dress up as your Spirit Animal and celebrate CA's tenth-birthday! Featuring Live Bands, DJs, parlour games and the launch our Anniversary Journal, Critical Animalia.

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Fun Machine Finig and Brother Tender Buttons DJs R. Electrique Brandy Alexander

08:30pm - 10:30pm

First Time for Everything

"The first time I..." A few brave souls fill in the blank in this funny array of awkward firsts from some of our country's most hilarious writers and performers.

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Featuring

Tom Ballard Ben Jenkins Seaton Kay-Smith Patrick Lenton

09:00pm - 10:00pm

Carly and Troy Do 'A Dolls House'

Carly and Troy do ‘A Doll’s House’ explores gender, power, personal desire and nineteenth century Norway…maybe.

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Featuring

Emma McManus

10:00pm - 11:00pm

The Mayfly Project

An exploration of our relationship with time, combining live generative music, storytelling and lo-fi animation.

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Featuring

Nathan Harrison Jake Pember

10:00pm - 08:00am

Sleepover

Pack your adult onesie!  Stow a pillow and sleeping bag! Cos this year we've got a sleepover planned you'll never forget. There'll be ghost stories from Australia's best young writers, plus truth and dare, screenings, teen poetry and more. Hot ...

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10:00pm - 10:00pm

Twenty-Four Hour Writing Power

One woman, one pen, one whole day. Can we get a witness?

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11:00pm - 12:00am

Shoot to Kill

Affairs of the heart are a bloody business… Lust, pain and casual games of 'Guess how many fingers…?. #NSFW

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6" Uncut

11:00pm - 01:00am

Late Night Readings #2: Hi, Heartbreak

Finish your day with a bedtime story from some of the country's finest young writers.

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