Although still located in the same place, little Erskineville is shifting all the time, year to year. The beauty of Tiny Stadiums is that each year artists are able to examine those shifts in a variety of ways. Built on Gadigal land, Erskineville has been a temperate forest, a 19th Century farm, a working class suburb, and a trendy inner-city village. All in the space of 250 years. A drop in the ocean of time, really.
In 2013 we, the members of Groundwork, have been drilling into the idiosyncrasies of Erskineville and have commissioned artists to respond to some of our favourite spots. Skylines, animals, windows, sustenance, exchange, possible futures, and unlikely partnerships. These are some of the guiding images of this year’s Tiny Stadiums festival.
The festival is made up of live art, workshops, panels and performances designed to transform the way locals and visitors inhabit PACT centre for emerging artists and the Erskineville village. Tiny Stadiums artists are exploring pub culture and nightlife, food politics, and even the cats of Erskineville! This year we introduce Tiny Forums, a respite of conversations, coffee and crafts and a double bill of Club Cab Sav performers Nick Coyle and Kenzie Larsen based at PACT.
For the first time Tiny Stadiums is extending into the evening, and we’re influenced by the afternoon and twilight hours of Sydney’s late spring. We’re excited to share with you the numerous events that Tiny Stadiums has to offer.
Tiny Stadiums 2013
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