SafARI 2016

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SafARI 2016 Publication Fundraiser

Through an exciting array of events and exhibitions, SafARI 2016 will showcase the work of emerging, unrepresented, and unpublished creatives from around Australia during March 11-26, 2016.

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~ 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incarnation of SafARI will continue to showcase and celebrate the diverse practices of emerging, unrepresented, and unpublished creative practitioners from around Australia.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series of events that promises to present the new work of 27 emerging and unrepresented Artists; 10 emerging and/or unpublished writers; and over 15 emerging musicians, sound practitioners and DJs.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!

http://www.safari.org.au/2016/

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SafARI is an unofficial fringe exhibition to the Biennale of Sydney, showcasing the work of emerging, unrepresented, and unpublished creative practitioners from around Australia.

SafARI 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. In 2016, we are pleased to offer diverse conversations across multiple venues both online with a national focus, and locally, around Sydney’s inner suburbs of Kings Cross and Redfern.

For twelve years SafARI has provided Sydneysiders, as well as Australian and international audiences of the Biennale of Sydney the chance to examine the alternative offerings of the local arts community.

If the Biennale shows where contemporary art is at, SafARI examines where it all began. The team at SafARI HQ are excited to present SafARI 2016 by continuing to work with practitioners to help develop new artwork, foster dialogue, and encourage professional practice opportunities for the artists, arts workers, and artist-run spaces of Australia.

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Beatrice Spence

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Dara Gill

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