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C3West Women of Fairfield wins Best Arts Program at the 2016 FBi SMAC Awards!

BEST ARTS PROGRAM

Women Of Fairfield (MCA C3West, PYT | Fairfield, STARTTS)

Fairfield is one of Australia’s most multicultural cities, and the impact of its cultural, ethnic and religious differences is extraordinary. This live art event, curated by Anne Loxley and Karen Therese and facilitated by Jiva Parthipan, sought to explore the complex question of what it means to be a woman in Fairfield. Cars decorated by Aboriginal, Iraqi and Khmer women blasted collages of sound and music as they did laps of Fairfield’s streets at dusk. Live and filmed performances of local female martial artists upended a male-dominated cultural tradition. The project comprised two years of collaboration with local communities, and the result was a vivid celebration of diversity and womanhood. The project artists were Kate Blackmore, Hissy Fit and Maria Tran, Claudia Nicholson, and Zoe Scoglio. Women of Fairfield was a collaboration between the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s C3West program, Powerhouse Youth Theatre (PYT) and the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS).

See a list of all the other winners on the FBi website HERE!

Image credit: Diabolique Events

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Heaven | Hissy Fit | Vote For Me | Fontanelle Gallery

Hissy Fit present our new performance, video and installation work Heaven for Vote For Me at Fontanelle Gallery, Adelaide, 4 September – 2 October 2016.

VOTE FOR ME/FONTANELLE/FELTSPACE/FORMAT GALLERY

Frances Barrett
Mia van den Bos
Ashleigh D’Antonio
Hissy Fit
Romi Graham
Sasha Grbich
Elvis Richardson & Virginia Fraser
Mary-Jean Richardson
Sera Waters

Vote For Me is a national multi-venue feminist exhibition that engages with ideas of self-promotion in contemporary visual arts practice and considers the nature of women’s practice as holding up a collective presence as opposed to the heroism of the lone artist. The statistical position of women in art is a platform to think about self-promotion as an articulation or position responding to women in the hierarchy of art.

The exhibition invites artists to respond to ideas of self-aggrandisement, vulnerability, discomfort with self-advancement and ways of measuring of success. The exhibition will show across Adelaide artist-run-initiatives Fontanelle Gallery, FELTspace and Format Gallery, and is facilitated by curatorial team, POWERHOUSE: Kate Power & Brigid Noone.

Hissy Fit rave at After pARTy curated by 110%

Hissy Fit were lucky enough to be invited by our mates 110% to perform at the June edition of Freda’s After pARTy they curated last Wednesday. We presented a 1.5 hour performative DJ set in which Jade took the reigns on the decks while Em and Nat performed an endurance hardcore rave dance for the full 1.5 hrs.

Another special friend of ours Liz Ham was awesome enough to come down and document our set. Some of her pics from the night are below. She’s working on a forthcoming book called Punk Girls documenting women and girls in the punk movement. You can check out her tumblr page here – PUNK GIRLS.

HF_AP_Liz Ham_Web Image credit: Liz Ham, 2016

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VIDEO OEDIV – opening night talks and performances

Hissy Fit will be part of the Video as Document discussion facilitated by Frances Barrett at tonight’s opening of Video oediV at Campbelltown Arts Centre. We will also be performing an iteration of our work Sperminator as part of the evening’s performance program.

VIDEO OEDIV Opening Night

Talks, performances and music, 5-9pm, Friday, 15 January.

Discussion – 5-5.30pm
Video as Representation facilitated by Megan Monte

Discussion – 5.30-6pm
Video as Document facilitated by Frances Barrett

Performances – 7-8pm
By Giselle Stanborough, Rosie Deacon, Hissy Fit and Angela Tiatia, facilitated by Amrita Hepi.

FBi SMACs Festival 2016

FBi SMACS FESTIVAL at Carriageworks

Hisssy Fit will be performing live as part of the inaugural SMACs Festival at Carriageworks.

Sydney’s much loved indie radio station FBi will be joining forces with Sydney Festival to host a party that will bring the Sydney Music Art and Culture Awards to life. The SMACs Festival will showcase nominees from previous years and of course those in the running for 2016 gongs. Think live music, DJ sets, food trucks and visual art installations all throughout the beautiful Carriageworks precinct.

Read more here: Time Out Sydney

10 January 2016 | Presented in association with Sydney Festival and Carriageworks.

No women allowed

Hissy Fit rave on at CLUB KOOKY this NYD!!!

Hissy Fit will be debuting a new performance work called Sperminator at Club Kooky’s New Year’s Day party at the Red Rattler Theatre.

Kooky is a Sydney queer club institution since 1995.

‘For lovers of all persuasions… live bands, queerdo performance, arty installations, freaky dancing, dress ups, good times.’

Kooky New Year’s Day

1 January 2016 from 2pm

Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville

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Hissy Fit get dystopian for MCA Artbar this October

The Museum of Contemporary Art have invited Hissy Fit to guest curate the October edition of Artbar themed DYSTOPIA.

Hissy Fit are presenting an exciting collection of some of our most favourite artists whose works will take over the MCA for a night of dystopian fiction made real.

Dystopias are often dreamt up futures characterised by totalitarian governments, environmental disasters, or a society controlled by machines/ artificial intelligence. They are also a reframing of the present, and a narrative/ creative tool used by artists, writers, and filmmakers to highlight more negative social qualities and in turn, offer a critique of said qualities in our society.

On the 30th October from 7pm, cyberfeminism, Mad Max and Blade Runner converge and chaos will reign…

Get your tickets from the MCA website.

Facebook event page.

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Performance Space: LIVEWORKS Full Program Announced!

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FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL ART
22 OCT – 7 NOV 2015
CARRIAGEWORKS

The full program for Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art presented by Performance Space has been announced!

‘Housed in Sydney’s Carriageworks arts precinct, Liveworks is an exciting new direction for Performance Space – impressive in scope, scale and ambition. Featuring acclaimed Australian and international artists working at the experimental edge of their art forms, Liveworks will present a multidisciplinary arts program that spans theatre, dance, digital technology i.e. robots performing to experimental scores, and visual arts. Liveworks will be the first festival of its kind for Sydney, championing new developments in experimental arts practice and connecting artists and audiences with the most dynamic and innovative new work across the Asia Pacific.’

Hissy Fit will be debuting our major performance work I might blow up someday as part of the festival.

Tickets on general sale from 15 September.

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TONIGHT! Hissy Fit at Heaps Gay x Vivid Sydney

Heaps Gay and Vivid Sydney are transforming the Factory Theatre in Marrickville, into an day + night spectacular! An all immersive and inclusive festival of music, art and performance all presented by FBI Radio!

3pm on Sunday June 7th the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, HEAPS GAY x VIVID SYDNEY includes musical mayhem from Sydney and abroad.

Boasting the wild line-up of KIM (The Presets), Black Vanilla, Catlips, TEES, The Magda Szubanski’s, Levins, Sveta and many more, spread across 3 stages.

In the art department, bear witness to mind-bending performances from Hissy Fit, Diesel Darling and Wisteria Hysteria. Bask in the ambience of installations, projections and flash-parties by No Lycra No Lights, The Glitta Militia, Optic Soup, Torrie Torrie and Bubble Rave. Finally, be a part of the photographic Heaps Gay People Project and help raise awareness for Beyond Blue.

This event is now SOLD OUT.

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