Flinders Festival of Creative Arts

Flinders Festival of Creative Arts


The countdown is on for the inaugural Flinders Festival of Creative Arts. Showcasing the work of Flinders’ students, alumni and lecturers, this week-long celebration of Flinders Creative Arts will let you explore different disciplines including Drama, Screen, Creative Writing, Visual Effects and Entertainment Design, Fashion, Costume Design and Visual Arts.  

Spread across different venues, the Flinders Festival of Creative Arts will take place at both Flinders’ Bedford Park and Victoria Square campuses as well as at the Adelaide Festival Centre 

What’s on at the Flinders Festival of Creative Arts?

Packed with events and exhibitions, Creative Arts week is sure to offer something for everyone – including you. From 14 – 18 November 2022, you have the chance to take part in all of these events: 


Creative Arts Student Exhibition

Alere Function Centre, Flinders University, 
Monday, 14 Nov – Friday, 18 Nov, 9am – 5pm 

Explore a potpourri of inspiring, creative work from visual effects and entertainment design, costume, screen, creative industries, creative arts and virtual production students. 


Film screening and meet the filmmakers: Dry Winter 

Humanities Lecture Theatre North 1
Monday, 14 Nov, 1 – 3pm 

Watch the hybrid documentary Dry Winter about a couple on the verge of breaking up in rural SA and have any questions answered afterwards in the live Q&A with the Dry Winter filmmakers from the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen). 


Flinders Virtual Production Showcase 2022

The Void, Drama Centre
Tuesday, 15 Nov, 10:30am -12pm & 2 – 3:30pm 

Join a live demonstration of 2022’s research and production activities at Flinders’ multipurpose virtual production stage, The Void. Senior Lecturer and Motion Capture Specialist Jason Bevan and AV Lead and The Void Project Coordinator Cameron Mackness will guide you through the virtual production methods students and staff used in their latest projects.  

Should you miss the live demonstrations, you can also see the projects screened on the Void’s LED screens throughout the entire festival week, every day from 9am.   


Launching LAST CALL, writing from page to screen: Creative Writing and Drama Student Showcase

The Tavern
Tuesday, 15 Nov, 6 – 8pm 

What better way to experience a book than to see it brought to life on stage? That’s exactly what Flinders’ Drama and Creative Writing students thought, too. Don’t miss this collection of short stories following an ill-fated pub crawl. Performed at the Tav. Perfect location, right?  


FUMA Floor Talk: There we were all in one place 

Flinders University Museum of Art 
Wednesday, 16 Nov, 12 – 1pm 

Come visit FUMA and let Indigenous Studies lecturer Associate Professor Ali Baker talk you through Hayley Millar Baker’s latest exhibition involving 5 bodies of work, made almost exclusively in black and white. 


Assemblage Centre for Creative Arts presents THE FUTURE: 2022 and beyond 

Room 1, Level 1, Flinders at Victoria Square
Wednesday, 16 Nov, 4 – 7pm 

Join Assemblage’s end-of-year event showcasing the work of several creative and performing artists, spanning music, recordings, short films and installations. Flinders’ experts will demonstrate how these artists will have an impact on THE FUTURE. 


Drama Student Showcase: be/coming

Rehearsal Room, Adelaide Festival Centre
3 shows: Thursday, 17 Nov, 1.30pm, 5pm and 8pm 

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the new works of South Australia’s next generation of performers, exploring the themes of coming-of-age. The Drama Student Showcase will be performed in the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Rehearsal Room.

Can’t make it to the city but close to Flinders’ Bedford Park campus? Then watch the live stream of be/coming on the Superscreen in the Plaza at 5pm.


Screen Student Showcase: Sunset Screening

The Plaza, Flinders University
Thursday, 17 Nov, 7 – 9.30pm 

Picture this: the sun is setting, you’ve got a delicious BYO picnic spread out in front of you and get to watch some of the Flinders’ Screen Production students’ best short films. What’s not to love?  

Hot tip: Come in early and also watch the live stream of the Drama Student Showcase at 5pm.


Fearless Conversations: Authenticity & Identity on the Australian Stage

Adelaide Festival Centre
Thursday, 17 Nov, 3.00pm for a 3.15pm start 

You’re invited to our Fearless Conversations panel discussion about how drama training has evolved to meet the new industry demands of truthfulness and identity diversity on stage. 


Flinders Film Showcase

Wallis Cinema Mitcham
Friday, 18 Nov, 7 – 9.30pm 

Flinders will be celebrating its student and alumni filmmakers’ best individual and collaborative projects of the past few years. 

So, why should I come?

Why wouldn’t you? You’d be missing out on soooo much. If creativity is your thing, no matter in which form, you’ll love Flinders Festival of Creative Arts.  

At Flinders, creative arts have been a cornerstone for over 50 years. In that time, we have produced a whole bunch of outstanding alumni, who now are fulfilling their dream careers – think Marvel, Pixar and Disney; Mortal Combat, The Hunger Games and Black Mirror; Possum Magic, Burial Rights and Wide Open Fear; Closer Productions, State Theatre Company South Australia and Adelaide Festival Centre.  

Flinders Festival of Creative Arts will not only let you immerse yourself in our creative arts community but also give you insights into the minds and imaginations of the next generation of creatives. You could see a future Emmy Award winner’s first short film…just saying!  

Step into Flinders’ cutting-edge facilities and studio spaces, discover non-traditional research, and find out why Flinders is THE place to study creative arts. This is the ultimate chance to experience firsthand that Flinders really does make their Creative Arts and Creative Industries graduates career-ready. We’re not No.1 in SA in Creative Arts for full-time employment, learner engagement, skills development, student support and teaching quality* for no reason. 

Register for the Flinders Festival of Creative Arts events

Come along to one of our free events, or all of them! For more info and to register, head to the Flinders Festival of Creative Arts page. We look forward to celebrating with you soon! 


*The Good Universities Guide 2022 (undergraduate), public SA-founded universities only 

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