• We want you, we need you Saturday, 22 March 2014

    I have had, once again, the pleasure of being assigned to cover the gRage events at this year’s You Are Here festival. Our host for this series of five intimate artist interviews was Yen Eriksen. Over a series of evenings in our hub space ‘The Money Bin’, Yen sat down opposite some great artists from […]

  • Letters to a Suburb Saturday, 22 March 2014

    Through Letters to a Suburb the You Are Here festival commissioned writers and artists with a Canberra connection to compose a letter to a suburb of our city. These letters were then posted to random addresses across Canberra. Editorial In considering contributors for Letters to a Suburb I sought different perspectives and connections with Canberra. […]

  • FESTIVENTELMOLOGY Friday, 21 March 2014

    It’s day eight of a full scale Art Attack. It’s coming at me from all angles. My only protection is a can of glow-in-the-dark spray paint, which just serves to embolden the art. I’m screwed. Sweeping the floor of the festival hub space is not so much an act of cleanliness, as it is a […]

  • You Are You Are You Are You Are You Are Festival Thursday, 20 March 2014

    Since David Finnigan is not producing the festival this year he has much more time to think about the festival and write thoughtful things about it. Read the full post here. This year maybe more than ever before, coming along to the Money Bin and seeing the festival cracking along in full swing, it’s hit […]

  • #artctrl The Big Prize! Tuesday, 18 March 2014

      What’s a hunt without something to win? As noted previously, there is a prize to win at the end of #artctrl This beautiful piece was custom made for the #artctrl alternative reality game by local artist Maria Klingner (siennarose67[at]hotmail[dot]com). The object is crafted from a recycled fob watch, with copper etched images of a […]

  • Postmortems – Festival producer Nick Delatovic talks with visual artist George Rose and New Best Friend’s Karmin Cooper Monday, 17 March 2014

    The weekday Postmortems in the Canberra Museum and Gallery foyer are an opportunity for insight into the festival program, and an opportunity to speak with artists after their events are completed and they’ve had a small amount of time for reflection. Over coffee producers, artists and attendees talk through engagement with You Are Here and […]

  • Magic Marker Media Saturday, 15 March 2014

    One of the downsides of being a producer of such an amazing festival is that half the time you don’t even get to see the events you helped to produce. Yes I know, shocking right?  There are down sides to an amazing arts festival beyond sleep deprivation and over consumption of takeaways. But nevertheless, every […]

  • You Are Here: The Official Card Game Friday, 14 March 2014

    Continuing the coverage of the You Are Here #artctrl alternative reality game we would like to introduce you to one of the exciting physical elements: the YAH official card game! The connection of the card game to #artctrl is still a secret, but look closely at the rule sheet and you might spot something … unusual. So what is The Game? The […]