Friday the 30th of October 2015, between the hours of 4pm and 11pm in Monbulk may be the most eye-widening, brain-expanding thrilling time you've spent in a long time. You'll be confronted with live experiences that'll assault your senses and leave you in wonderment about what it was that you had just experienced. Such is the fourth festival of HillsceneLIVE 2015. It's driven by a desire to support artists who embrace challenge and ask big questions through their work. This festival is a feast of live/time-based art practice that supports artists to experiment and realise creative ideas. All will be revealed, as will the location be, when you make your booking HERE. Tickets are $20. For Wheelchair Accessibility and Companion tickets, please call the Box Office on 9754 8723.
The five incredible brains at the helm (Gareth Hart, Justine Walsh, Toni Main, Alana Michaud and Zoe Amber-Preston) believe they've put together their boldest and bravest festival to date. After three hugely successful festivals in 2014, hillsceneLIVE hibernated from festival land beginning of 2015. This explains why they're all charged up and thrilled to launch this fourth festival and its newly introduced shiny bi-line.
The Festival Director Gareth Hart says "The artists in this year's festival are of such a high calibre, both intellectually and artistically, that I cannot wait to share this festival with you all. There are some really complex and important questions being asked by the programmed artists, that I feel this festival has a real Cultural Importance right now'.
You will be experiencing the next generation of the festival which is being curated and facilitated by a newly formed Cultural Leadership Committee of four local female art producers at differing stages of their careers; from beginning, to emerging, to more established. Hart says 'Being able to support these creative brains to produce the festival that they want to see is a treat'.
This pop-up festival will present 14 live works featuring 30 experimental artists. They will each navigate territories both personal and political. A derelict lonely shopfront in Monbulk will transform into a vessel for traversing conceptual terrain. In this space, craft and activism will meet; wrestling and art will become one; political bodies will resist tradition and ideas and action cross pollinate.
You can look forward to choreography, theatre, sound, live art, installation, projection, craftivism, a fully licensed bar and more. This year's festival will also feature several market stalls by young, creative, emerging artists. One day, one ticket, multiple locations, dozens of artists. Parking is available on site but car pooling is recommended. A courtesy shuttle bus can be caught from the Belgrave train station to take you to the secret destination.
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