A sneak peak at Art, Not Apart 2017

Shake it up this weekend in the nation’s capital with artists from across Canberra, Australia and the world at the Art, Not Apart festival.

On Saturday 18th Art, Not Apart welcomes everyone to see some amazing cross-disciplinary works which are carefully located across NewActon, the West Basin, the National Film and Sound Archives and parts of the Australian National University and the National Museum of Australia.

The one-day, jam-packed programme will bring your hidden artistic flare to life with a range of exhibitions, performance art, numerous music stages, interactive installations, strange interventions, film and projection, street food, and dance parties!


Here’s a sneak peek at some of our favourite events happening on the day.  


Head to the National Film and Sound Archive to be treated to a film and moving image programme showcasing a screening of the true story – Monsieur Mayonnaise by Sam Dignand.

Find something quirky at the Suitcase Rummage, where people will be selling their pre-loved vintage goods, handmade arts and crafts and other brick-a-bac.

What’s a festival without live music? Sound and Fury is Art, Not Apart’s official 18+ performance art after party, bringing you a night of music dance, theatre, live art and spoken word.

There will be plenty of food to choose from too. Asili will keep your belly full with superb African Treats and A. Baker, Bicicletta, Mocan & Green Grout and Parlour will also have food stalls set up around the NewActon courtyard.

If you’re looking for something a little quieter, take a step back from all of the festival shenanigans and treat your ears at The Poet Tree for some thought provoking and beautiful spoken word.

With cultural diversity and inclusion at the forefront of the festival, you will be sure to see a variety of inspiring artworks and performances from a diverse group of people.

The festival is happening Saturday 18 March from 1 pm – 7 pm at NewActon Precinct with free entry.

Find out more information here.