April 29 – 1 May, 2016
The SUBSTATION continues to celebrate its centenary in 2016 over a weekend of free performance, visual arts and unique audience experiences, which bring new light to the unique building and its place in Newport.
Local artist Tamara Saulwick has been commissioned to make a new work, NEWPORT ARCHIVES, which uses interviews with local people to take audiences on a self guided tour of Newport whilst Lz Dunn, Associate Artist of APHIDS presents the return season of FLYWAY, a guided audio tour through Newport to the nearby water. The first Australian exhibition of Berlin based photographer SVEN MARQUARDT is showing all weekend and mobile video projection artists, PROJECTOR BIKE stage a FREE new work, THE ART OF WORK, on Friday and Saturday night.
FLYWAY - by LZ DUNN & APHIDS
Flyway is a performative walk immersing audiences wearing headphones and binoculars in the epic and enchanting journeys of migratory birds. Audiences are enveloped in a sonic landscape and guided through the nearby surrounds to encounter video artworks and a shifting, cinematic environment. Created responsively in each new location by artist Lz Dunn with Lawrence English and dramaturg Lara Thoms, Flyway explores our ecological connections, embedding field research of local birds, people and places into the urban fabric of the performance site.
Season: 29 April - 1 May
Performances: 4.30pm – 6.00pm, departing from and returning to The Substation
Tickets: $25 full / $20 concession
NEWPORT ARCHIVES by TAMARA SAULWICK
Newport Archives is an audio walk, which contemplates the connections between time, place, event and memory. Equipped with headphones and an mp3 player as their guide, participants walk unaccompanied through Newport’s streets immersed in a sound world that uncannily knits the present with the past, fact with fiction and memory with imagination. Green Room and Helpmann Awards nominee Melbourne based artist Tamara Saulwick premiered her most recent work Endings at the 2015 Sydney Festival and was presented at Melbourne’s Arts House in May to critical acclaim, receiving a 2015 Helpmann Award nomination for ‘Best New Australian Work.’ Tamara is an Artistic Associate with Chamber Made Opera.
Season: 29 April - 1 May
Sessions: 11am – 6:30pm, 15 minute slots (11am – 5pm on Sunday)
Tickets: FREE - BOOKING ESSENTIAL
THE ART OF WORK - by PROJECTOR BIKE
Combining archive footage, interviews with resident artists working at the Substation and explorations of the lives of the working people of Newport, The Art of Work guides audiences through the past and present of working life in Newport. The Art of Work is part of a series of Back Story projection walking tours leading to a domesticated outdoor cinema screening.
Season: 29 & 30 April
Performances: 7pm – 9pm
SVEN MARQUARDT: FOTOGRAFIEN
The Substation gallery space is thrilled to be showing the Melbourne premiere of Berlin-based photographer Sven Marquardt’s work, with an exhibition spanning his entire career. Marquardt explores staged and candid scenes of everyday people in the street and club scene in Berlin.
Season: 29 April – 31 May
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 5pm Open until 8pm 29 & 30 April
THE SUBSTATION MARKET is an indoor market featuring stalls of artists, designers and makers. With a view to encourage creativity and provide the community with an exclusive handmade shopping outlet, the market fits in perfectly with Newport’s newest arts hub.
Date: Sunday 1 May 10am – 4pm