This is Not Art - Newcastle
This Is Not Art - known to friends as TiNA - is a free annual festival of experimental and emerging arts that has happened in Newcastle, Australia since 1998. Each year, thousands of people gather over the October long weekend to share ideas, test work, and meet like-minded creatives and potential collaborators.
The festival is made up of over one hundred and fifty smaller events, from panel discussions to hands-on workshops, performances to parties. It provides a space for artists, performers, writers, thinkers, theatre-makers, dancers, and tech-heads to gather, play, share ideas and innovate.
A number of programming streams converge under the umbrella of the TiNA festival. This year, they welcome back the National Young Writers Festival, Critical Animals and Crack Theatre Festival. These diverse and ever-changing presenting partners make TiNA unique in its multidisciplinary structure, operating across text, visual art, theatre, music, performance and critical thought.