Exploring the minds behind Creative Arts

The five-day Flinders Festival of Creative Arts will introduce you to the extraordinary creative pursuits of Flinders University’s Creative Arts students, alumni and lecturers.

From powerhouse performances to words that invoke wonder, visual art that excites, costumes that make the heart sing and virtual worlds that shine with life – all of these creative endeavours will be showcased through a series of events that will explore and discover fresh creative arts, so that audiences can be challenged, entertained and amazed.

Events include meeting the filmmakers and learning behind-the-scenes secrets of the film Dry Winter, or comimg together at The Tav to explore writing from page to screen. You can discover the passions that drive Flinders University Art Museum or be challenged by a Fearless Conversation at Adelaide Festival Centre. Here’s the full program of events to engage with:

From Monday 14 to Friday 18 November – Creative Arts student exhibition, at Alere Function Centre, Flinders University, 9am-5pm.

From visual effects and entertainment design, to costume, screen, creative industries, creative arts and virtual production, you’ll be inspired by the work produced by Flinders Creative Arts students in this expansive exhibition. Register here for free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/creative-arts-exhibition-tickets-440665320837

Monday 14 November – Dry Winter screening and meet-the-filmmakers session, at Humanities Lecture Theatre North 1, 1-3pm.

Dry Winter follows the life of a young couple in a small town that lies between the ocean and outback in regional South Australia. Their portrait unfolds in a hypnotic fashion, journeying into the pair’s partying and working lifestyle and the sprawling landscape that separates them. Adopting a hybrid documentary style with a cast of non-actors, Dry Winter offers a nuanced and realistic depiction of a couple on the edge of breakdown. Watch the film at this free screening and afterwards you can participate in a Q&A session with the Dry Winter filmmakers.

Tuesday 15 November – Virtual Production Showcase, at The Void, Drama Centre, 10.30am-noon & 2-3.30pm.

See a live demonstration of the 2022 projects undertaken in ‘The Void’, Flinders’ multipurpose virtual production stage housed in the University’s acclaimed Drama centre. Senior Lecturer and Motion Capture Specialist Jason Bevan and Cameron Mackness, AV Lead and The Void Project Coordinator, will guide you through the research and production activity they have undertaken in 2022, providing an insight into production methods used in virtual production projects, led by both students and staff at Flinders University. Demonstrations will take place for two sessions – 10:30-noon, or 2-3:30pm. Project work will also be screened to The Void’s LED screens, which can be viewed from 9am during the whole week of the festival. Register here for free demonstration session tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/virtual-production-showcase-tickets-440687767977

Tuesday 15 November – Creative writing & Drama student showcase: Launching LAST CALL, writing from page to screen, at The Tavern, Bedford Park, 6-8pm.

A book launch and dramatic performance of the readings from Flinders’ inaugural creative writing anthology Last Call: We’re Dying for a Drink, presented by Creative Writing and Drama students. Published by Glimmer Press, this anthology is a collection of short stories following an ill-fated pub crawl, where death looms and fortunes are changed forever. Register here for free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/launching-last-call-writing-from-page-to-screen-tickets-438809048677

Wednesday 16 November – FUMA Floor Talk: There we were all in one place, at Flinders University Museum of Art (FUMA), noon-1pm.

From 2016 to 2019, Hayley Millar Baker produced five photographic series, made almost exclusively in black and white, that use historical re-appropriation and citation, in tandem with digital editing and archival research, to consider human experiences of time, memory and place. There we were all in one place brings these five bodies of work together for the first time to consider how Millar-Baker uses photography and storytelling to re-author history and assert the authority of memory and experience across generations. Register here for free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/floor-talk-there-we-were-all-in-one-place-tickets-440677978697

Wednesday 16 November – Assemblage Centre for Creative Arts presents THE FUTURE: 2022 and beyond, at Room 1, Level 1, Flinders at Victoria Square, 4-7pm.

Assemblage’s end-of-year celebration focuses on publications, events and shows, with acclaimed creative and performing artists showcasing their music, recordings, short films and installations at this special event. Flinders experts will also demonstrate how creative and performing artists will change THE FUTURE. Register here for free tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/flinders-festival-of-creative-arts-assemblage-presents-the-future-tickets-440753745317Send

Thursday 17 November – Drama student showcase: be/coming, at The Rehearsal Room, Adelaide Festival Centre, three shows: 1.30pm, 5pm and 8pm.

This showcase is inspired by the example and teaching of illustrious Flinders Drama Centre alumni Emma Beech (Photobox – Adelaide Festival) and Caleb Lewis (Cathedral – State Theatre Company). It presents the 2022 graduating BCA (Drama) actors, who have created new works for performance exploring the themes of growing-up, moving into the unknown, and the chaos that happens in between. These new works-in-progress by the next generation of South Australian performers will be presented in the Adelaide Festival Centre Drama Rehearsal Room. A live stream of the Drama student showcase will be available online. Register here for free tickets to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/student-showcase-drama-becoming-tickets-459460768527

Thursday 17 November – Fearless Conversations: Authenticity & Identity on the Australian Stage, at Adelaide Festival Centre, 3pm for a 3:15pm start.

The next Fearless Conversation being presented by Flinders University will explore cultural and social shifts on the Australian stage and increasing demand for authenticity in performances over the past decade. This discussion will examine why communities and audiences no longer demand only ‘truthfulness’ in the work of actors and writers, but authentic and diverse representation on stage. Flinders University will be represented in this discussion by Professor of Drama Chris Hay, an Australian theatre and cultural historian. He will be joined by successful theatre director Nescha Jelk (co-founder of RUMPUS and one-half of the independent theatre company Tiny Bricks) and Carissa Godwin, a First Nations professional actor and writer. Register here for free tickets: https://www.flinders.edu.au/fearless/conversations/authenticity-and-identity-on-the-australian-stage

Thursday 17 November – Screen student showcase: Sunset screening at The Plaza, Flinders University, 7-9.30pm.

Enjoy a movie night under the stars at the 2022 Flinders Sunset Screening, featuring short films made by Flinders Screen Production students. Films will be shown on the Superscreen. BYO picnic blanket and food (no BYO alcohol). Register here for free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/student-showcase-screen-tickets-440744828647 *Viewer discretion is advised: Some of the films may include strong content. Children under 15 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian for the duration of the films.

Friday 18 November – Flinders Film Showcase: The best student and graduate films from recent years, at Wallis Cinema Mitcham, 7pm-8.30pm.

A celebration of the works of our exceptional student and alumni filmmakers, featuring the best of individual and collaborative projects of recent years. Register here for free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/flinders-film-showcase-tickets-440750264907

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