28 October – 8 November 2015
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth WA

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

Taking place throughout the entire buildings of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Proximity 2015 will unite twelve emerging and established artists who aren’t afraid to take risk in very intimate ways.

Audiences could go on a date as their online self, stargaze in daylight, surrender to a transformative abduction, connect with a forgotten landscape using water as an instrument, and indulge in the humour of a family sex drama.

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.

Download the 2015 Festival Guide.

Program A
Mish Grigor (NSW), Chloe Flockart (WA), Jackson Eaton (WA)
Program B
Tom Blake (WA), Mei Saraswati (WA), Caroline Garcia (NSW), Phillip Adams (VIC)
Program C
Jo Bannon (UK), Leon Ewing (WA), Emily Parsons-Lord (WA), Brett Smith (WA)

Curators Sarah Rowbottam and Kelli McCluskey
Director Sarah Rowbottam
Guest Provocateur Helen Cole
Production / Stage Manager Anna Kosky
Technical Manager Jason Thelwell
Marketing / Admin Assistant Rachel Audino
Program Assistant Georgia King
Day Spa Manager Ian Sinclair
Curatorium Robert Cook, Helen Cole, Emma Webb, Georgie Meagher, Jeff Khan, Dr David Williams and James Berlyn
Ushers Emma Fishwick, Bianca Stewart, Jana Moraes, Nicholas Harle, Amanda Watson, Rudy Hendrikx, Rebecca Riggs-Bennett, Rachel Moody, Lara Smith, Belinda Tibay, Mike Pony, Allan Girod, Claire Mouchemore,Mustafa Al Mahdi, Ashleigh Morris, Chris Bell, Sarah McNeill, Judy Young, Michelle Endersbee, Jessica Moyle, Sophie Weedon, Georgia Smith, Zoe Hollyoak, Elijah Melvin, Mary Wolfa.
Photos Matt Sav
Video/ Editing Peter Cheng
Design Dean Russell

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Proximity Festival is co-presented by the Art Gallery of Western Australia. This project has been funded by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.