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Artist callout: join M~M and Geelong After Dark in 2016 to create extreme art

Photographer: Pix by Matt

Expressions of Interest are now being sought from artists and performers to be involved in two major arts events – M~M2016 and Geelong After Dark 2016.

M~M2016 (Mountain to Mouth) is Geelong’s Extreme Arts Walk -  a biennial 80km walk in 12 stages across the Geelong and Queenscliffe regions. Along the way, the route will be punctuated by “extreme art”, including a mix of visual arts, soundscape, sculpture, performance, dance, interactive, new media and more.

12 paid commissions are now available for emerging and established artists/creatives to create this extreme art, in the form of ‘walking circles’. These walking circles will be positioned in surprising and unusual locations across the 80km walk, and will express something about the unique nature of the locality and its community. For more information, please visit www.mountaintomouth.com.au.

As Geelong’s “one night only” pop up night of arts – Geelong After Dark 2016 will bring the heart of the city to life with free pop-up performances, mini-exhibitions and installations. A night of discovery of short, sharp and edgy art – spaces across the city centre will transform after dark into something exciting, unexpected, and very much alive.

Geelong After Dark is now encouraging artists to submit proposals for a short performance or installation, to be located across the city centre. For more information, please visit www.geelongafterdark.com.au.

The theme chosen for M~M2016 and Geelong After Dark is AIR.  

Cr Andy Richards said that this is great opportunity for emerging and established artists and performers to be involved in two major cultural events

“M~M is our city’s biggest cultural celebration of extreme art,” said Cr Richards.

“If you love surprises, Geelong After Dark is a fantastic highlight part of the event, featuring stunning visual displays, music and art in the CBD for one night only.”  
“We are looking for performers and artists to get involved with both events next year. Now is the time to express your interest in being part of the exciting experience.”