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ANU music and art to appear at You Are Here

Image: You Are Here/Adam Thomas

Wednesday 5 April 2017
Visitors to this year’s You Are Here festival will find themselves participating in the annual experimental art bonanza in strange and exciting ways.
 
They’ll be able to make music by pushing in and pulling out furniture drawers. They’ll be invited to escape their “human repression and insecurities” by donning elaborate masks. And they’ll be encouraged to find and read letters left around the city detailing some interesting moments in Canberra’s history.
 
All these and many more are the products of ANU School of Art and Design, and ANU School of Music students and alumni. As in previous years, students and alumni from ANU have an outsized presence in the festival line-up.
 
Festival producer Morgan Little says that the team is excited to show off the range of work unique to Canberra and to You Are Here.
 
“We've got a hugely talented wealth of artists, experimenting and emerging, and we can't wait to show people what they've been working on,” he says.
 
Morgan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from ANU in 2012, majoring in Drama and Film Studies. Amelia Filmer-Sankey, another producer, is studying a Bachelor of Arts/Science, and You Are Here Assistant Producer, Julia Greenstreet, graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts (Art History & Curatorship) with Honours.
 
Highlights of this year’s festival include Electric Avenues, which Morgan describes as a fantastic night of arts in Haig Park, Braddon. 
 
“We have a plethora of festival artists coming together to fill the park with music, art and good company,” Morgan says. 
 
“There'll be food and drink stalls too, so people can really make a night of it.”
 
She also mentions House-Bound, the festival’s theatre stream this year where audiences will get cosy in a lounge room and catch a variety of live performance.
 
“Both nights will be chock full of intense drama and riotous comedy, and we'll even feed you!”
 
The You Are Here Festival is running from 5-9 April.
 
ANU at You Are Here
 
A Walk To Remember - Tasnim Hossain
Bunch of A5s – Reuben Ingall, Emma Kelly, Paul Heslin, Chloe Hobbs and Benjamin Drury
Come See – Astrid Barta 
The Garage Gallery: Walking Exhibition – Oscar Capezio, Tony Curran, Alex Hobba
Locus – Sally Adair
Modified Furniture – Benjamin Drury
Municipal Animal (installation) – Isabelle Mackay-Sim
Ostracod – Benjamin Drury, Millie Watson, Ben Harb
PlasticScene 17 – Effie Dee
Postscript – Kate Smith
Sight Unseen – Elly Kent
Stealing Stories – Emma Kelly
The Sublimation Project – Daniel Savage
Waters Edge – Benjamin Drury, Malcolm Newland, Helena Popovic 
 

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