Proximity 2015

Proximity Festival 2015 is twelve days of experimental performances, intimate gallery tours, caffeine-fuelled discussions, workshops, and a very special opening party.

The 2015 Festival Program will launch Tuesday 25 August, with tickets on sale 9am WST.

Taking place throughout the entire building from 28 October – 8 November this year’s Festival will unite twelve emerging and established artists who aren’t afraid to take risk in very intimate ways.

Go on a date as your online self, stargaze in daylight,surrender yourself to a transformative abduction, connect with a forgotten landscape using water as your instrument, and indulge in the humour of a family sex drama.

Curated by Sarah Rowbottam and Kelli Mccluskey, this year audiences can experience three programs of four different experiences amongst the daily happenings of AGWA Galleries and hidden spaces.

In the lead up to the Festival artists will participate in a two-week LAB at AGWA led by the curators and international guest provocateur Helen Cole of In Between Time who is one of the top Artists Directors in the UK.

Curated by Sarah Rowbottam and Kelli Mccluskey
Co-presented by the Art Gallery of Western Australia

Proximity Festival 2015 Performances
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre
Wednesday 28 – Saturday 31 October, Monday 2 – Sunday 8 November (closed Tuesday)
Sessions: 11:45am | 1:00pm | 2.30pm
Read about: Program A | Program B | Program C

PARTY FOR 1 : Opening Celebration
Saturday 31 October 6.30pm – late
Art Gallery of WA – Back Courtyard
Read more here and purchase tickets

Free Public Talks
I didn’t ask to see this Friday 30 October 10am – 11.30am
Obsessed with the record Wednesday 4 November 10am – 11.30am
Audience tours Saturday 7 November 10am – 11.30am
Read more here and register for event

Master Class with Helen Cole (UK) at CIA studios
For you or with you, not to you or at you 
Sunday 18 & Monday 19 October
Dear city, together we will imagine Tuesday 20 October
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Art Gallery of WA, Your Collection 1800-today display, 2015. Image by Matt Sav.