Last week we released the program for our 30 Days & 30 Nights celebrations taking place at FraserStudios in June 2012. It’s our last month in the building and we’re giving the public a final chance to come and enjoy the space, see our artists’ work, and have a drink with us in the amazing warehouse building we’ve called home since October 2008.
You can click HERE to head to our website for all the info, but here’s a run through (we’ve tried to keep it brief):
First up is the launch of our archival document 1,386 days at FraserStudios. We’re launching this, and the rest of the 30 Days & 30 Nights program, with a swanky ‘do on Friday 1 June. It’s invite only, but we have tried to invite all of our ex-residents, so if you’d really like to come and celebrate with us (and Clover Moore!) email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see what we can do.
We’ve also collaborated with the super lovely wine brand Cake Wines to have a pop-up bar in Studio 10 for the whole month of June. Open Thursday-Sunday, The Cake Pop-Up Bar be serving wine, beer and cider and announcing some special programming of their own over the next few weeks. Stay tuned.
In Studio 10 our final Visual Arts Residents will present an exhibition called “Our House”; playing with notions of home, domesticity and family. With work ranging from installation, sculpture, painting, audio-visual work and community-based projects, this eclectic exhibition is not to be missed (and well worth a trip down to The Cake Pop-Up Bar which is sharing the same space).
In Studio 12, our archival photographer Arunas Klupsas will display one hundred of some 24,000 photos taken at FraserStudios over the three-and-a-half years. Arunas’ images capture the many and varied transformations of the space and the people who have inhabited it so we can’t wait to show some of his work off!
And in Studio 14, co-founders & directors Sam Chester & James Winter have put together a program of masterclasses, free drop-in classes, final commissions and showings from some of our favourite Performing Arts Residents past and present…
From Monday 4 June — Friday 8 June, daily masterclasses will be held at an affordable rate of $65 a day with fantastic Sydney artists Kaz Therese, Strings Attached, The Fondue Set, Kate Gaul and Kate Champion. Spots are limited and this is the only part of 30 Days & 30 Nights we need you to register for in advance. So if you’re a performance-maker, actor or dancer who wants to brush up on their skills, click here for more info or to register.
That same week we’re also offering some FREE drop-in classes from our FraserStudios regulars, not only for performers but for anyone who wants a final turn on the tarkett. There’s Bollywood, stage combat, Jamaican Dancehall & Reggae and Konga… all for free!
POST, Venettia Miller & Ryuichi Fujimura and Wrong Solo have each been given four days in Studio 14 to develop an old or new work, which will then be showed in the space on Thursdays at 7pm, also free. We’re excited to facilitate the creation of work one final time in our beautiful concrete-walled Studio 14.
And last, but certainly not least, Friday & Saturday nights at 7pm will feature Platform 5, curated by Linda Luke, Tin Shed Camping Tours, Double Trouble with Julie-Anne Long & Martin del Amo, The Cardio Church Gala Performance with Matt Prest & James Brown, WHIP IT with Nikki Heywood & Ryuichi Fujimura and The Modern Social, with Anton… a true celebration of all the amazing things that have happened in our space and a chance for you to get involved (sometimes even on the dancefloor!) for one last time.
Then we’ll wrap it all up with an old-school Backyard BBQ on Saturday 30 June at 2pm. Everyone’s invited!
Click HERE to view the full program (and times!) online. We can’t wait to see you in the month of June.