PAX 2019: Throttle, Regional Encounters and more

This week members of our team from across the country will be joining artists, producers and presenters in Caloundra at the Performing Arts Exchange (PAX), part of the annual Performing Arts Connections Australia Conference.

At PAX, we’ll be pitching an extraordinary new work from multi award-winning Gold Coast performance collective The FarmThrottle has been developed through residencies with a number of regional partners and premiered at Bleach* Festival this year.

We will also be hosting an Encounter session to dive deep into our new regional initiatives, a practical effort to imagine new, collaborative approaches to creating and presenting work in regional areas.

We have Performing Lines representatives from Sydney, Perth and Hobart attending PAX and the PAC Australia Conference – to get in contact with any of the team, please click here>>

Throttle | The Farm

Drive in, pull up, tune your radio and sit back…The Farm have an all-action thrillride you can enjoy from the (relative) safety of your car.

Drawing on urban legends, b-grade slasher flicks, and Aussie outback horror epics like Wake In Fright and Wolf Creek, Throttle dials up the tension, physicality and humour in The Farm’s trademark style. More info & video>>

PAX Pitch Session #1 | 1:50-3pm Mon 26 August
Speakers: Marion Potts and Emma Corrick

New Regional Initiatives

Responding to the needs of artists, presenters and audiences, Performing Lines is imagining a bold new strategy for developing and sharing multi-artform work throughout regional Australia.

Drawing together our learnings from the Road Work and Blak Lines initiatives with our 30-plus years of on-the-road experience, the focus is on three key areas:

  1. Artist development – building local creative capacity
  2. Audience development – exploring new ways to experience performance
  3. Presenter development – co-commissioning, co-producing and investing

We’re looking for partners with an appetite for curatorial risk that want more direct involvement in producing new work, and with an interest in alternative presentation models. Come along and share your amibitions, discuss projects on the horizon, and join a conversation to collectively identify artists, work and areas of need.

Encounter Session #1 | 10:30-11:30am Tues 27 August
Speakers: Marion Potts & Emma Corrick

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Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.