HOBIENNALE

Community Arts & Cultural Development

HOBIENNALE ARTS FESTIVAL

The 2017 HOBIENNALE (HB17) is a new and unique arts festival which will take place in Hobart from the 3rd – 12th November 2017.

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The 2017 HOBIENNALE (or HB17 for short) will bring together a large group of artist-run initiatives from across Australia and New Zealand, with each curating an exhibition as part of the festival program.

HB17 will showcase the work of around 100 emerging and mid-career artists. It is a free festival that will occupy a range of existing galleries and unusual sites across Hobart. The extensive festival program will include exhibition openings, artist talks, music and performances.

HOBIENNALE is the first festival of its kind in Australia and will continue biannually.

The full festival program will be launched on Friday the 8th of September.

More information can be found at
www.hobiennale.com or
https://www.facebook.com/hobiennale

Artist-run initiatives are grassroots organisations, led by groups of volunteers. HB17 believe that some of the most interesting, critical and diverse exhibitions are shown by artist-run initiatives, and that these varied organisations are incredibly important to Australia’s art landscape and to their respective communities.

There is a national climate of uncertainty within the arts, influenced by changes to the structure of major arts organisations and diminishing funding opportunities. These changes will continue to have an impact on the careers of young Australian artists. HB17 will create a vital space for conversations around this issue to take place, and for organisations and artists to demonstrate current strengths and future potential to a wide audience.

HB17 is funded by the Australia Council for the Arts, Hobart City Council and Tasmanian Regional Arts. Whilst this funding has made the festival possible, HB17 still needs to raise $10,000 in order to fully deliver its festival program.

Donations made to HB17 will be used to pay artists, install exhibitions and deliver the festival’s public programs.

The Australian and New Zealand ARIs participating in the festival are The Curated Shelf (TAS), Visual Bulk (TAS), Sawtooth ARI (TAS), KINGS ARI (VIC), Watch This Space, (NT), Frontyard (NSW), FAKE Estate (QLD), TCB inc (VIC), Success (WA), FELTspace (SA), Bus Projects (VIC), Sister (SA), ANCA, (ACT), Alaska Projects (NSW), Constance ARI (TAS), play_station (NZ), MEANWHILE (NZ), MOANA (WA) and C3(VIC).

The 2017 HOBIENNALE (or HB17 for short) is presented by Hobart based artist-run organisation Constance and curators Grace Herbert and Liam James.

Constance is an off-site project-based organisation. Our focus is to create paid opportunities for emerging arts practitioners to develop and present innovative and experimental work in varied settings. Constance works to provide artists with critical support, resources, and audience engagement to realise quality projects.

More information about Constance and past projects can be found at http://constanceari.org/

Constance are excited to facilitate HOBIENNALE, a project with national reach, hundreds of participants and an unprecedented festival model.

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Black Matter Project

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Eleanor Scicchitano

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Jonny Scholes

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James Newitt

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Vivian Cooper

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Chips Mackinoty

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Kira Askaroff

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Annika Harding

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Andrew Wilson

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James Tylor

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Christina Vincent

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Eliza Burke

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Esther Dougherty

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Andrew Herbert

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Margaret Young

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Jo Graddon

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Alison Herbert

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Nadege Philippe-Janon

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