Full article: Lauren Stanford
A car full of pine needles, a poker machine on a bed of coal, a field full of pom-poms, and a video of three men in monkey suits playing on the monkey bars were some of the weird and wonderful exhibits on show during the 2015 Cementa Arts Festival in Kandos.
GINA FAIRLEY: SUNDAY 12 APRIL, 2015
Twenty good reasons to put Cementa on your radar - a festival that happens every two years in regional NSW.
Cementa15 returned to Kandos, a small regional town in NSW, this weekend with performance, installation and interventions. ArtsHub headed out to the country to bring Cementa15 to you.
For more on Cementa15 and an interview with one of its co-founders Alex Wisser.
Bathurst artist Karen Golland has been selected to take part in the biennial contemporary art festival Cementa15. The festival will take place in the regional township of Kandos from 9 to 12 April 2015 and will feature work from more than sixty artists.
“I’m thrilled to be part of Cementa15. It’s a wonderful event for regional NSW and with Kandos being so close to Bathurst it’s particularly exciting for our local community,” said artist Karen Golland. “Bathurst is home to a great number of people who are interested in contemporary art and think nothing of travelling four or five hours to visit art events or exhibitions. With Kandos being just over an hours drive away people can plan a day trip and bring their families and friends along on a regional art adventure.”
Cementa_15 brings together urban and regional artists for a four-day celebration of contemporary art in Australia. Taking its regional situation as focus, Cementa_15 celebrates the diversity of voices that can be heard within our contemporary arts communities. The program will include video, installation, performance, sound, 2d and 3d artworks in venues and locations across the town.
“We showcase contemporary art across the spectrum of practice, from the emerging to the established, from the obscure to the prominent,” said festival curator Alex Wisser. “We’ve got strong regional representation in this year’s festival and are excited to have new work by Bathurst artist Karen Golland included in the lineup.”
The Cementa_15 program also includes work by Hill End artists Genevieve Carroll and Bill Mosely, and Molong artist Heidi Lefebvre. Over the four-day festival visitors will have the opportunity to attend public programs including workshops for children, performances and forums. To find out more and view Cementa_15 artist profiles visit www.cementa.com.au
For more information contact Cementa_15’s media contact Sam Paine on 0431 208 646.