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Binge Watch
Mar
18
7:30 PM19:30

Binge Watch

  • Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
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Presented by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres

Even writers love binge-watching TV and why wouldn't they, what with all those expertly drawn characters and perfect plot twists. In 2016, TV = art. In partnership with A+G, Noted festival have chosen some of the best examples of writing in TV. Come along so you can disagree with their choices.

 

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The Salt Room
Mar
18
7:30 PM19:30

The Salt Room

Artists: The Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary, David Stavanger, Jennifer Compton, Laurie May and the BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! Team

‘If I have to have a poem, then I prefer it to be multiple choice.’ BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! in partnership with the Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres brings you the Salt Room, the national capital showcase of the finest territory, interstate and international writers and performers.

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Sauna Saga
Mar
18
7:30 PM19:30

Sauna Saga

Artist: Chris Endrey 

Did you know that Canberra has its very own Finnish sauna? Don't believe us? See for yourself as comedian and writer Chris Endrey delivers a performative lecture about Finland and its long love affair with the humble hotbox. 

The event is produced in partnership with the Embassy of Finland, Canberra.


The audience will take a sauna as part of the performance. There will be two 40-minute sessions:

  • 7:30pm – 8:10pm session: audience and performer will be in swimmers (BOOKED OUT)
  • 8:30pm – 9:10pm session: audience and performer will be nude (BOOKED OUT)

Please see the booking form for further information. Unfortunately, this venue is not wheelchair accessible. 

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Perdoar
Mar
18
7:20 PM19:20

Perdoar

Artists: Ana Paz and Stefanie Freeman. 

Celebrated performance poet Ana Paz works across art forms to create challenging takes on the political climate we live in; this time she's collaborating with dancer Stefanie Freeman. Noted Festival is proud to showcase the fruits of their thoughtful and beautiful labour.

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Too early for poetry?
Mar
18
7:30 AM07:30

Too early for poetry?

Artists: Paul McGee, Emma Rose Smith, Louis Klee, Tessa Rose, David Stavanger, Jennifer Compton, Myles Gough

How early is too early for poetry? Join Noted at Smith’s Alternative for some intimate and early-morning live poetry readings. Grab a coffee and share a table with poet to experience personal one-on-one and small group performances. Swap tables to hear them all.

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Speak Uneasy
Mar
17
to Mar 24

Speak Uneasy

Artists: Caren Florance, Nicci Haynes, Jane Rawson, Shags

Local visual arts collective Speak Uneasy are fascinated by text: letters, fonts, words and the difficulty of making ourselves understood using their beautifully clumsy forms. Come and see their exhibition at any time throughout the festival.

Exhibition opens 6pm on Friday 18 March.

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COLD LIKE CONCRETE
Mar
16
to Mar 20

COLD LIKE CONCRETE

The rhythms of poetry, narrative based construction and oblique autobiography(the literary word) – labours to distort the visual grammar of our ordinary lives. COLD LIKE CONCRETE examines an intersection of auto-poetic experimentation in visual art, drawing from public and private collections to present Australian art|TEXT spanning some 40 years. This exhibition provides an experimental meeting ground for a number of discrete artistic practices. Presenting artists that intend the visual and the literary to run in parallel, appear simultaneous, and form at once a double-imaged, duplicitous world: the order of things || the order of words. A world, where every-thing-is-something. And so to know its use, it may be distanced, detached, ironically turned over, and made to feel cold – like concrete. 

RUTH COWEN / MITCHEL CUMMING / BENJAMIN FORSTER / KEVIN MORGAN JONES / KK+JLD / LUCINA LANE (WITH LISA RADFORD) / ADELLE MILLS / ROSE NOLAN /PETER O’MARA / ALEX SELENITSCH / CHARLIE SOFO /  RICHARD TIPPING / PETER TYNDALL  / CURATED BY OSCAR CAPEZIO

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Callout open for Whooziwotsit
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Callout open for Whooziwotsit

What’s your favourite word? Fantabulous? Ridonculous? Hullabaloo? Find the most creative way you possibly can to show us. Spell it out with tomato sauce, pencils or buttons – have your class make the word with desks and chairs – and we will feature it on the Noted Festival website.

Please send content to: notedfestival@gmail.com with "Whooziwotsit" in the subject line. Remember to tell us your name and how old you are so we can credit you on the website! Please send files as: JPEG, PNG, GIF or TIFF. Submissions close 20 March 2016. 

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Boring Bits
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Boring Bits

Artists:  Karen Andrews, Elizabeth Tien An Flux, Lex Hirst, Neha Kale, Bri Lee, Patrick Lenton

The problem with creative careers, is that so much of your time is spent doing stuff that is utterly boring and not creative at all. How do you do your tax as a sole trader? What do you need to know about working with larger organisations as an artist or a freelancer? Exactly how should you pitch your work to an editor of a literary journal?

Boring Bits is a series of online mini-lectures (five minutes a pop) and is a quick and painless way to learn everything you need to know about the not-so-fun stuff.

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Heroes
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Heroes

Heroes is a collaborative project undertaken by students in the Koori Kids Group, the Koori Leadership Program and Noted Festival. Over the course of two weeks, students will write and make zines around the theme of "heroes". Koori Kids and Koori Leadership are groups for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged eight to sixteen. They are facilitated by West Belconnen Child and Family Centre, UnitingCare Kippax, and Belconnen Community Services. From local Elders to sporting stars to superheroes, these zines, available to read on the Noted website, will tell the stories of the people that inspire them.

 

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Postal Project
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Postal Project

Artist: Indigo Eli

Australian Slam Poetry finalist Indigo Eli will be documenting, posting and sharing festival moments beyond geographic limits. Expect poems constructed from the Noted Festival environment, quoted tidbits of overheard festival chat and handwritten notes – connecting remote individuals intimately, collated online.

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Plaque Proportions
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Plaque Proportions

Artists: Jordan Morris and Dierdre Pearce 

Canberra has been shaped by cover-ups and secrets. It's a city built on legends whispered in tones so hushed you've never heard them... until now. Jordan Morris and Dierdre Pearce have unearthed over a century of Canberran conspiracy and forbidden knowledge. You deserve to know the truth. This March, Morris and Pearce leak the real history of Canberra, every word and image, online and installed around the city. Learn the facts before they're redacted. Plaque Proportions: Mapping the unwritten history of Canberra.

Find the plaques at all your festival locations!

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Bill Poetries
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Bill Poetries

Artists: Duncan Felton, Nick Delatovic, Tessa Rose, the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary, David Stavanger, Jennifer Compton, Laurie May, Paul Magee, Sarah Rice, Indigo Eli, Melinda Smith, Beige Brown, Bela Farkas, Louis Klee, Alison Coppe, Ben Walter, Bri Lee, Sandra Renew and Denise Burton

Poet Andrew Galan, together with a litter of handpicked poets from across the country, are posting their words up all over Canberra's nooks and crannies. Check the Noted Festival website for location hints. 

Bill poetries deteriorate in the weather, end up in the streets and pollute our waterways through the stormwater system. Bill poetries make areas look uncared for and attract other litter. Councils can spend a lot on cleaning up after illegally posted bills including flyers and advertising material – money which could be better spent on more useful programs. Bill poetries are advertisements. The advertisers have not taken responsibility for ensuring that they do not become litter. The community then pay for their clean up. There are no exemptions for bill poetries put up without consent. They are items that become litter. – Department of Environment and Conservation

Adapted from Australian Government literature regarding bill posters

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21st Century Poets
Mar
16
to Mar 20

21st Century Poets

Artists: Kelly Donohue (curator), Emma Rose Smith, Felicity Banks, Chloë Callistemon

What does poetry look like in the 21st Century? What can it look like? How far has it already been pushed and where is it headed next? Watch online as four contemporary writers play with poetry in strange new spaces and platforms.

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