Proximity 2017

Proximity Festival 2017 is ten days of experimental micro-performances, intimate walking tours, caffeine-fuelled discussions, and a late night party in Perth’s newest inner city precinct Cathedral Square.

The 2017 Festival Program will launch Tuesday 22 August, with tickets on sale 9am WST.

Cathedral Square Precinct
26 September – 7 October 2017
Curated by Sarah Rowbottam and Kelli McCluskey

Cigdem Aydemir (NSW)
Hannah Brontë (QLD)
Mike Bianco (USA/WA)
Liam Colgan (WA)
Rachael Dease (WA)
Atlanta Eke (VIC)
Jen Jamieson (WA)
Nat Randall (NSW)
Tyrone Robinson (WA)

For the first time, Proximity takes over multiple buildings and the outdoor surrounds. You’re invited to navigate through daily happenings of the Square, and discover unique and intimate experiences along the way.

This year’s Festival brings together artists from around Australia working across theatre, dance, live-art, hip hop and visual art to create nine personalised experiences for an audience of one at a time.

Get ready to search for love in high places, celebrate black matriarchy through power-laden rap, pit yourself against a robotic tennis opponent, and ride back-seat on a motorcycle as you become an extra on a film set.

We’ve built this Festival from the ground up with one important person in mind – you.

Find out more about the 2017 Proximity Festival artists.


Proximity Festival 2017 Team
Director & Curator: Sarah Rowbottam
Curator: Kelli McCluskey
Guest Provocateur: Jeff Khan
Producer: Megan Roberts
Production Manager: Benjamin Kontoolas
FOH & Operations Coordinator: Jess Harlond-Kenny
Mentors: Jeff Khan, Francis Italiano, Sarah Rowbottam

Proximity Festival has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, funded by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts and the City of Perth.

Whirl, 2015. Cigdem Aydemir. Photo: Meg White.