Past Festivals

Proximity Festival has taken place at the Art Gallery of WA, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, and The Blue Room Theatre. Since 2012 we have supported the development and presentation of 48 new one-on-one performances. View the archives below.

PROXIMITY FESTIVAL 2015
Co-presented by Art Gallery of Western Australia
Curated by Sarah Rowbottam and Kelli McCluskey

Artists: Chloe Flockart (WA), Malcolm Whittaker (NSW), Mish Grigor (NSW), Jackson Eaton (VIC), Tom Blake (WA), Phillip Adams (VIC), Mei Saraswati (WA), Caroline Garcia (NSW), Leon Ewing (WA), Emily Parsons-Lord (NSW), Brett Smith (WA), Jo Bannon (UK)

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PROXIMITY FESTIVAL 2014
Co-presented by Fremantle Arts Centre
Curated by Sarah Rowbottam and Kelli McCluskey

Artists: James Berlyn (WA), Caroline Garcia (NSW), Jen Jamieson (WA), Cat Jones (NSW), Loren Kronemeyer (USA), Tanya Lee (WA), Emily Parsons-Lord (NSW), Sylvia Rimat (UK), Hallie Shellam (VIC), Ian Sinclair (WA), Alina Tang (WA), Toyi-Toyi Theatre (WA).

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PROXIMITY FESTIVAL 2013
Co-presented by the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Curated by James Berlyn and Sarah Rowbottam

Artists: Humphrey Bower (WA), Loren Kronemyer (USA), Elise Reitze (WA), Cat Jones (NSW), Rachel Arianne Ogle (WA), Ian Sinclair (WA), Janet Pettigrew (WA), Leon Hendroff /Emma Craig (WA), Sarah Elson (WA), Moya Thomas (WA), Janet Carter (WA), Daniel Nevin (WA).

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PROXIMITY FESTIVAL 2012
Co-presented by The Blue Room Theatre and Fringe World
Curated by James Berlyn and Sarah Rowbottam

Artists: Claudia Alessi (WA), James Berlyn (WA),  Janet Carter (WA),  Renae Coles (WA), Russya Connor (WA), Jackson Eaton (WA),  Jen Jamieson (WA),  Nikki Jones (WA),  Janette McGinty (WA), Sarah Nelson (WA),  Sarah Rowbottam (WA), Helen Russo (WA).

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Prior Arrangement, Janet Pettigrew (2013) Photo: Fionn Mulholland