A NEW FESTIVAL BRINGING TOGETHER ARTIST-RUN INITIATIVES AND EMERGING ARTISTS FROM ACROSS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND FOR 10 DAYS OF EXHIBITIONS, MUSIC, PERFORMANCE, PARTIES AND TALKS.
Artists: Bernadette Klavins, Carly Snoswell, Celeste Aldahn, Jenna Pippett, Kate Kurucz, Lauren Abineri,
Luke Wilcox, Matt Huppatz, Meg Wilson, Monte Masi, Nancy Downes, Ray Harris and
Location: Domain House
FELTcult investigates the ‘ARI as cult’, presenting an exhibition of visual and performative works by current and former FELTspace Co-Directors. Through the rituals of performance, exhibition and celebration, FELTcult asks: Who is an ARI for? The juggling act occurs: an artist-led organisation supports and facilitates opportunities for artists. ARI workers will balance this with their own practices, creating a positive feedback loop with their community. The cult, however, may have its own interests prioritised, in a way that is framed as useful and appealing towards those who they try to indoctrinate. Playfully examining these tropes and effectively ‘preaching to the masses’, FELTcult as a performance and exhibition examines and exaggerates these rituals.
FELTspace's participation in Hobiennale has been made possible with assistance from Arts South Australia
FELTspace is an artist run organisation in Adelaide. FELT supports, develops and presents emerging, experimental, and diverse exhibitions and public programs. Established in 2008 with an exhibition space at the heart of Adelaide's Central Market district, FELTspace has quickly become a centre for the emerging contemporary visual arts community. It remains an important site for the development, exhibition and discussion of new work by emerging and recognised visual artists in South Australia. FELTspace has a focus on promoting emerging and early career artists, with opportunities for more established artists to show in a non-commercial and non-institutional space.
ARTIST: Lauren Abineri & Thomas Capogreco
TITLE: Stay Golden (Or Don’t)