Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art 2021

Wed 20th October, 2021 – Sun 24th October, 2021
245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
Price: $0–$80
Join a midnight feast and dine on faux cannibalistic recipes. Browse a free digital exhibition of plants from around the world. Dial in to urgent and forward-thinking conversations around skin and kin. And party at Carriageworks (health advice permitting) in the returning extravaganza Day for Night.

Playing it safe is quite out of character for experimental art festival Liveworks. In its seventh year, the Carriageworks-based festival is building on its digital offering – rethinking tired live-streamed events and bringing us daring projects from around the world.

Health advice-permitting, there’ll also be in-person events at Carriageworks – to be announced closer to the event.

For now, you can secure tickets to its digital events, which fall into one of three categories: Live Futures – a series of artist-led conversations, Live Dreams – works in progress or exploring the idea of “tomorrow”, and Live Now – new experimental art, expanding our perspective on what’s possible.

The first events on the bill include Hundreds + Thousands (Multi-City) – a project where artists Luke George and Daniel Kok will lead an online choreography workshop as well as a series of performances with houseplants.

Virtual Nursery is a free digital exhibition of 100 digital artefacts co-created by plant-lovers.

And Indonesian artist Natasha Tontey invites you to dine with her (from your home) in a midnight feast that includes faux cannibalistic recipes and a dollop of dark humour.

Plus, Wiradjuri artist SJ Norman and Joseph M. Pierce will lead a digital catalogue and series of events called Knowledge of Wounds: S/kin, which unpacks notions of skin and kin through the knowledge and expertise of First Nations peoples.

Many more works will be confirmed nearer the time, including from artists Sue Healey, Amrita Hepi and Cherine Fahd. Plus, legendary party Day for Night is back.

Tickets for first-release events are on sale now. The second part of the Liveworks program will be announced on September 22, 2021.