Cementa17 - Contemporary Arts Festival
when contemporary art takes over a small nsw country town …
After two hugely successful festival events, Cementa is back for 2017, offering an entirely FREE four-day showcase of independent and experimental arts spread across the New South Wales post industrial town of Kandos - from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 April. True to form, Cementa17 will present the work of over 60 artists at the vanguard of Australia’s creative community and artist collectives. Since its debut in 2013, Cementa has grown to become a popular destination event with its total focus on arts, community and the environment.
Cementa is unique festival experience that takes place every two years in Kandos, a small regional town located on the side of Coombermelon Mountain between Lithgow and Mudgee in Central West NSW. The region provides the backdrop to which artists make, exhibit and perform work relating to the social, historical or environmental context of the town and its surrounds.
Cementa17 will offer four days and nights of performance, sound, cabaret, interactive and electronic arts, video, installation, photography, painting and ceramics at more than twenty venues across the town. Artworks and performances will pop-up in Kandos’ shopfronts, cafes, on the streets, in the local museum & nursery, at parks, garages, cars, backyards, the tennis courts, a golf club, community halls, church yards – and for the first time extend its reach beyond the town perimeter to include new satellite sites – the natural arena of Ganguddy, (Dunns Swamp picnic grounds and nearby Bird’s Hut) and a local farming property, Marloo.
From emerging to established, from urban to regional and local, Cementa17 is a celebration of contemporary art in Australia and of the small town that hosts it - developed and fostered by three creative directors who live and work in the region: Ann Finegan, Christine McMillan and Alex Wisser.
follow Cementa: #cementa #cementa17 @cementafestival #kandos
When: Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 April 2017
Times: 9am – 9pm daily
Where: In and around the town of Kandos