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->->->SATURDAY 14 APRIL 7-10pm @ NGV Studio, NO Vacancy and The Atrium<-<-<>


NGV Studio7-26 April Monika Behrens,, Eva Fernandez, Sapna Chandu, Jane Korman, Keith Lim, MISO and Bindi Cole

No Vacancy Project Space11 – 26 April Carl Scrase, Jessie Boylan,  Paula do Prado and Roberta Rich

The Atrium14 – 27 April Paul Yore, ZHEN and Dario Vacirca The Atrium Screen 14 – 27 April • Brown Council, Ann Fuata, Boat-people.org and Michael Warnock

CLICK HERE for Atrium Screen screening times, select Atrium Screen tab & look for weaustralians

Fed Square’s Big Screen7-27 April• Brown Council, Ann Fuata, Boat-people.org and Michael Warnock

CLICK HERE for Big Screen screening times, select Big Screen tab & look for we australians

program of events

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Saturday 14 April 7-10pm LAUNCH PARTY @ all venues featuring music by  ¡Thunderclapp!  a new artist collective ‘bringing together a range of cultural practitioners in order to facilitate connections across race, class and generations’. With performance by Dario Vacirca (6-7.30) as part of his artwork, ‘Cult of old Regret’ in the glass walls of the Fracture gallery.

Sunday 15 April 11-2pm DARIO VACIRCA performs  ‘Cult of Old Regret’ @ The Fracture Gallery

Sunday 15 April ARTIST TALKS 3pm Dario Vacirca (Fracture Gallery) 3.30pm Bindi Cole (NGV Studio) 4pm Break 4.30 Paula do Prado (No Vacancy) 5pm Carl Scrase (No Vacancy) 5.30pm Deborah Kelly (Big Screen Main Square – weather permitting. Alternate venue: Atrium Screen)

Monday 16- 26 April 11.30-2.30pm ZHEN CHEW performance drawings @ The Atrium, under the screen. Drawing her self portrait from memory, Zhen’s  daily performance  is recorded to create a captivating video narrative.

Thursday 19 April 6.30 – 8pm PUBLIC FORUM  Peter Tyndall, Hossein Valamanesh chaired by Nikos Papastergiadis “The role of art in 21st century Australia” @ NGV studio

Explore, question and manifest notions of what art is, or could be, now. This is your chance to join Professor Nikos Papastergiadis, in discussion with Peter Tyndall and Hossein Valamanesh, two artists who have lived and breathed through an important transitional state of Australian art in the last 4 decades.  You are invited to ask questions and grow with them, to see and sense new potentials for art to exist in this world, now.  Q&A: Your questions will be received in person and by text on the night. This a FREE event, however bookings are essential. For bookings email info@weaustralians.org

Sunday 22 April ARTIST TALKS 3pm Sapna Chandu (NGV Studio) 3.30pm Jane Korman (NGV Studio) 4pm  Break 4.30 Keith Lim (NGV Studio) 5.00 pm Roberta Rich (No Vacancy) 5.30 Michael Warnock (The Atrium Screen)


Weaustralians.org present ‘Manifestations of Now’ (MoNOW) across prominent public and private spaces at Federation Square in April 2012. Showcasing a new generation of Australian artists, ‘MoNOW’ inspires new ways of seeing contemporary Australian identity. In essence the art explores notions of self, time, space, place and other metaphysical sites of enquiry with subjects that refer to the collective Australian cultural consciousness.

This high pro­file, ambitious show features eighteen contemporary artists from around Australia, presenting diverse art practices and cultural traditions. ‘MoNOW‘ exhibits a spectrum of art practices spanning drawing, sculpture, video installation, photography, live performance and hybrid artforms. The artworks are progressive, innovative, socially engaging and challenge main­stream expres­sions of Aus­tralian identity and culture.

This exciting exhibition features Paul Yore inhabiting his spectacular interactive dome installation, ‘Playdough’s Cave’; ZHEN’s performance drawings gradually forming a stop motion video self-portrait;  Dario Vacirca’s social-art experiment uniting performance, film, and sculpture, Trunk Opera,  between the glass walls of The Fracture Gallery; and many more arousing artworks.


Monika Behrens


Jessie Boylan

Brown Council

Sapna Chandu

Bindi Cole

Eva Fernandez

Escape From Woomera

Ann Fuata

Jane Korman

Keith Lim


Paula do Prado

Roberta Rich

Carl Scrase

Dario Vacirca

Michael Warnock

Paul Yore



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