This is Not Art (TiNA) is a four-day arts festival produced by Octapod. The festival will run in 20 venues over the October long weekend from Thursday 28 September to Sunday 1 October. Each year, thousands of people attend the event, which comprises:
The National Young Writers' Festival - the country's largest gathering of young and innovative writers working in both new and traditional forms including zines, comics, blogging, screenwriting, poetry, spoken word, hip hop, journalism, autobiography, comedy, song writing and prose.
Crack Theatre Festival - for experimental performance artists from all over Australia to unleash their wildest ideas. In 2017, the main Festival program, TestPattern, will showcase 20 works-in-progress by emerging artists - most being presented for the first time at the Festival - with a focus on the artists, their ideas and their approaches to making.
Critical Animals - a creative research symposium for students, researchers, writers, artists, thinkers and curious individuals who are engaged with creative and experimental art practices. The event is an opportunity to engage and participate in dynamic discussions of new ideas, present papers and ongoing research, as well as challenge creative practices and work collaboratively with others in the field.
This is Not Art (TiNA) began life in 1998 as the National Young Writers' Festival and the National Student Media Conference. These two events took place in the week after the Newcastle Fringe Festival. With the addition of Electrofringe in 1999 and Sound Summit in 2000, the name This is Not Art was adopted to reflect the very different but interconnected events.
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