October 16, 2019

#tina2019 – it’s a wrap!

#tina2019 – it’s a wrap!

We hope you enjoyed This is Not Art 2019!

The jam packed festival program included over 170 events showcasing 200+ artists from the Newcastle region, around Australia and overseas.

We hope you enjoyed the wonderful sense of community that comes with this four day festival and have been inspired in your own arts practice or encouraged to think in new ways about the world.

Share your thoughts for a chance to win! ### SURVEY CLOSING DATE EXTENDED UNTIL MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER ###

We would love to know what you thought of the festival. Fill in our quick survey to help us make the 2020 festival even better.

By completing the survey by MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER you can choose to go in the draw to win this great prize:
* Bad Vibrations vinyl pack (selection of vinyl LPs, 10″ and 7″ pressings and tote bag from Bad Vibrations Records)
* Best of the Lifted Brow
* A copy of Balancing Acts (https://www.theliftedbrow.com/balancing-acts-women-in-sport)
* Issues 1-4 of Mous Magazine
* TiNA merch pack (black or white tee plus white tote)

The prize will be drawn on Monday 28 October 2019 and the winner will be notified via email or phone.

Festival photos up on our Facebook page
We’ve created a This is Not Art 2019 photo album on our Facebook page. Check it out and reminisce about #tina2019! Tag your friends and let us know your favourite experience! More photos still being added + video coming soon!
Thank you
We believe that innovation and creativity through arts and cultural initiatives such as This is Not Art are critical to the development of Australia’s cultural life as well as Newcastle’s urban development, change and growth. We work with partners who share our passion for the arts.

The 2019 festival was delivered by Octapod in partnership with three Co-Presenters National Young Writers’ FestivalCrack Festival and Critical Animals, with Special Guest We Don’t Dance.

In 2019 This is Not Art received financial support from the City of Newcastle as Principal Partner. Auslan services were also funded by the City of Newcastle’s Count Us In Newcastle initiative.

This is Not Art 2019 was delivered with support from Program Partners The Lock-UpWatt Space GalleryNewcastle City Library and Newcastle Art Gallery.

Thank you also to all the artists and volunteers that were involved – you are the heart of This is Not Art!

Stay connected
Follow us on our socials to stay up to date with our plans for #tina2020 including annual artist call out and other opportunities:

Show your Support
Grab a TINA tee or tote and show your support for This is Not Art.

Classic white tee, black tee and white tote bag available. There are still a handful of the limited edition blue totes left. Grab one while they last!

Photo: Three people talking in foreground. Other people standing or sitting in background. Credit: Lotus Roberts