Category: Announcements

Critical Animals Artist Call Out due 7 July

June 14, 2019

This year the Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium will be presented as part of the TiNA (This is Not Art) festival in Newcastle, NSW from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 October 2019. We are now calling for proposals for our 2019 festival! We invite anyone whose practice experiments within the experience and interpretation of ‘critical […]


May 28, 2019

The NYWF Zine Fair 2019 is here for zine makers, buyers and sharers everywhere. Since 2000 the fair has been a mainstay of This is Not Art festival, providing a space for zinemakers from Australia and beyond to share their artistry and build community bonds. This year we are back, waving a big metaphysical flag […]


May 22, 2019

Tantrum Youth Arts is partnering with Newcastle Museum and Crack Festival to offer TWO residencies for emerging artists/groups. Selected artists will receive mentorship, rehearsal space, and the opportunity to present a development showing of the new work at Crack Festival (as part of THIS IS NOT ART) in Newcastle in October 2019 EOIs close May 24   For more information, go […]

This is Not Art (TiNA) Artist Call Outs 2019

February 12, 2019

Staggered artist call outs are happening this year for #tina2019. The NYWF call out took place in February/March 2019 and the Crack Festival GENERATE Artist Call Out took place in May 2019. The Critical Animals call out will be in June and the Crack Festival PROTOTYPE call out will be in July. Check the TINA […]

Take the TINA 2018 Survey! Win# a prize!

October 24, 2018

We’d love to hear about your TINA 2018 festival experience. Take the TINA 2018 survey to help us improve the festival for next time. You could even win a very cool prize: * A NAVA Membership (includes Public Liability Insurance if you need it) * a Lifted Brow subscription * a TINA merch pack (tee […]

TINA 2018 was a blast!

October 24, 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended TiNA 2018. We hope you enjoyed the festival as much as we did! Photos are still coming in but you can check the THIS IS NOT ART Facebook page for a selection of photos so far. What was your festival highlight? We loved so many events, that it’s hard to pick! […]

TiNA 2018 Artists Announced

July 16, 2018

A full list of artists presenting at this year’s This is Not Art (TiNA) festival has today been unveiled to the public.

Volunteer with us

July 15, 2018

Get behind the scenes of one of Australia’s most loved arts festivals. Volunteer with us in 2018!