Artists fuse for common goal
 Baw Baw Entertainment  

By // 10:19, Tuesday 12 May 2015

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ARTISTS from across south-east Victoria will come together for the inaugural artistic forum during May.

“Fusion – The Art of Connection” will take place on Friday 15 May and Saturday 16 May at the Old Cheese Factory in Berwick.

Members of the Victorian arts world have been encouraged to come along and share their stories and ideas with others in an open space.


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The event is being presented by the City of Casey, along with Baw Baw, South Gippsland, Cardinia and Bass Coast Shire councils, as well as the Yarra Ranges Council.

City of Casey arts development officer Simon Doyle said the event was a way to give artists a chance to receive feedback from the art world.

“The event is aimed at taking down the usual hierarchy and sharing experiences with different people to get some feedback,” Mr Doyle said.

Baw Baw Shire mayor Debbie Brown said the event would enrich the local art scene.

“This event is a great example of councils working together for a shared purpose and will be of huge benefit to people from all areas of the artistic community,” Cr Brown said in a media release.

An opportunity to meet fellow artists will be held on Friday night from 18:30 to 21:30.

Representatives from each council will give a six-minute presentation on a topic of their choosing in what is known as the Pechakucha style.

Pechakucha is a lecture style originating from Japan where the presenter only has 20 seconds to speak for each of the 20 slides.

The “unconference” will run all day from 09:00 until 17:00 and will feature presentations from artists across the state, workshops and free discussions.


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Entry to both parts of the event is included in the all access ticket, as well as food and refreshments throughout for $25.

Registrations can be made to the City of Casey via 9705 5200 or arts@casey.vic.gov.au.

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