Event

Contour 556 - Public Art Festival | 18 oct - 13 nov

Saturday, 22 October 2016 @ all day | Lake Burley Griffin | Central Basin to Kingston Arts Precinct

“Interventions in the Landscape”, a three week public art festival

Contour 556 is a large scale public realm intervention, bringing together local, national and international artists delivering installed works, performance, walks, dance and digital presentations on the ‘canvas’ of the Canberra landscape.

It takes place around the major cultural institutions, the National Library of Australia, the National Gallery of Australia, the high Court of Australia and the Kingston Arts Precinct. Contour 556 will interrogate the relationships between artworks and space; artists and the public; and the ways in which art, performance and play can influence how the public perceive and remember space.

FREE

www.contour556.com.au

 

TUESDAY 18th OCT
6:00pmĀ  Artist exhibition opening: Geoff Farquhar Still, Cox Architecture foyer, Kingston Foreshore

FRIDAY 21st OCT
5:00pm Performance: A Chorus of Women Penelope’s Odyssey NGA Sculpture Garden

SATURDAY 22nd OCT
2:30 – 4:00pm Performance: David Capra Eau de wet dogge Central Basin
4:15 – 4:45pm Performance: Victor Evatt Peace Bowen Place
5:00pm Performance: A Chorus of Women Penelope’s Odyssey NGA Sculpture Garden

SUNDAY 23rd OCT
5:00pm Performance: A Chorus of Women Penelope’s Odyssey NGA Sculpture Garden

MONDAY 24th OCT
5:00pm Performance: A Chorus of Women Penelope’s Odyssey NGA Sculpture Garden
6:00pm Artist talk: Christoph Dahlhausen Commonwealth Pl ‘East Space’ followed by a walk / drive to the artists installation Kingston Foreshore

TUESDAY 25th OCT
6:00pm Artist talk: Colin Chinnery Commonwealth Pl ‘East Space’

SATURDAY 29th OCT
6:00pm Performance: Jacqueline Bradley Boat Race Central Basin: along lake edge promenade

SATURDAY 5th NOV
6:00 – 7:30pm Poetry reading: Contoured poetry Commonwealth Pl ‘East Space’

SUNDAY 6th NOV
2:30 – 3:30pm Poetry reading: Words on the lake Bowen Place

THURSDAY 10th NOV
5:00pm Performance / video: PRAXIS Water Stories Fitters Workshop, Kingston Arts Precinct

FRIDAY 11th NOV
5:00pm Performance / video: PRAXIS Water Stories Fitters Workshop, Kingston Arts Precinct

SATURDAY 12th NOV
3:30pm Performance: Jacqueline Bradley Boat Race Central Basin: along lake edge promenade
4:15pm Performance: Victor Evatt Peace Bowen Place
5:00pm Performance / video: PRAXIS Water Stories Fitters Workshop, Kingston Arts Precinct
6:00pm Festival closing party: with guest performers amPon Fitters Workshop, Kingston Arts Precinct

SUNDAY 13th NOV
5:00pm Performance / video: PRAXIS Water Stories Fitters Workshop, Kingston Arts Precinct

Contour 556 - Public Art Festival | 18 oct - 13 nov