~ Help SafARI 2016 realise the printing costs of their upcoming publication! ~
SafARI 2016 presents a platform for a cutting edge, dynamic, and socially engaged series of events and projects that critically examine the emergent arts practices of Australia today.
Taking place across a range of venues and spaces in the Kings Cross area of Sydney during March 11-26, 2016, the sixth incarnation of SafARI will continue to showcase and celebrate the diverse practices of emerging, unrepresented, and unpublished creative practitioners from around Australia.
Since 2004, SafARI has fostered dialogue and encouraged professional practice opportunities for artists, arts workers, and artist-run spaces. Timed to coincide with the crucial first weeks of the Biennale of Sydney, SafARI is a ‘zeitgeist’ driven series of events that promises to present the new work of 27 emerging and unrepresented Artists; 10 emerging and/or unpublished writers; and over 15 emerging musicians, sound practitioners and DJs.
Co-curators Sophie Kitson and Louise Dibben, both emerging curators, alongside the team at SafARI HQ, have been working furiously behind the scenes to realise the full 2016 Program. We are pleased to announce we will be working with such wonderful venues and supporters including Runway Magazine, FBi, Alaska Projects, Cross Art Projects, Minerva, and Young Henrys, with more to be announced next year.
SafARI 2016 preferences both the digital and the document, and is interested to explore the full potential of both mediums through the creation of a printed catalogue/digital facsimile. The SafARI Team need your help to achieve this important component, which we anticipate to realise as a printed small book that will document the full spectrum of activities and projects included in SafARI 2016.
Designed by amazing SafARI 2016 Designers, Jack Dunbar and Kailana Sommer (kk+jld http://www.kkplusjld.com/), the SafARI 2016 Book will be made available for the March 2016 Program and feature extensive contributions by all our artists, writers, and team; serving as an integral part of the SafARI conversation. We anticipate a small run, and have a few local collaborators in mind we hope to print with.
The Artist-Run Initiative is a model that operates in a state of constant flux, and as such we see the importance of documentation and the creation of an archival document as central to retaining a little moment in Australian arts history. Your small contribution will ensure our Designers, Artists, Writers, Venues, and wider support Team will have a great impact on the many emerging practitioners involved!
SafARI Live Performance Fundraiser ~ Saturday, Nov 7 @ Freda’s: