NIDAnights: The Tastemakers Roundtable with Melbourne Fringe Festival

Venue: NIDA Melbourne | Suite 4 | 152 Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC 3006
Date/Time: 18 Apr 2018 - 18 Apr 2018

Melbourne has been voted the most liveable city in the world for seven years in a row, and our arts programming and festival-making plays no small part in the cultural sustainability of our creative ecosystem. What is the nature of place in a city like Melbourne and what is the place of art in that space? Does curation need to be representative, responsive or revolutionary? How does curation need to evolve to create more inclusive, experiential and conscious engagement? Do we even need curation at all?

This evening draws together artistic directors and programmers who are responsible for tastemaking in our city, and attempts to get from the shell of the seasons to the kernel of its curators. The conversation will be facilitated by Simon Abrahams, Creative Director/CEO, Melbourne Fringe and include panelists:

  • Angharad Wynne-Jones | Head of Participation | Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Erica McCalman | Creative Producer | Next Wave
  • Jasmeet Sahi | Creative Producer | Footscray Community Arts Centre

Presented by NIDA with

This event will be catered by our neighbours, Cafe Godot


18 April 2018, 6.30pm

NIDA Melbourne | Suite 4 | 152 Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC 3006

Tickets: $30

About Melbourne Fringe

Melbourne Fringe is a celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone. By embracing diversity and a spirit of independence, we create a unique space for artistic self-expression linked to the life of our great city. That’s why Melbourne Fringe is the most adventurous, inclusive, all-encompassing multi-artform festival in Australia. Every year we feature thousands of artists from every discipline you can name (and a few others besides) performing 400+ events in over 160 venues to an audience in excess of 350,000 people.

Melbourne Fringe is the place to go for pure, unadulterated, uncurated and unexpected artistic discovery. We help artists develop and provide a platform for a vast, diverse range of voices, in celebration of the idea that when we come together, we create a safe space for risk taking. We find ideas from the margins and shout them to the world. We love the weird and strange, the different and queer, the misfits and the freaks. We’re here to challenge perceptions and shake up the hierarchy, to be brave and unafraid, to explore the boundaries of art and to change the way you see the world.

Visit the Melbourne Fringe website.

About NIDAnights

NIDAnights is an annual calendar of events including workshops, masterclasses, performances and roundtables, presented in partnership with change-makers in the creative ecosystem of Melbourne. The nights, hosted at our intimate NIDA Melbourne studios in Southbank, launch on 15 November and will take place in the midst of every month. Join us for an opportunity to open your minds, stimulate your senses and warm your hearts – in good surrounds, with good company and over good wine.

See our upcoming schedule of NIDAnights here.

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