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Now in its 6th year – Tiny Stadiums 13 – 23 November

a festival of live art and performance infiltrating the streets of Erskineville and the PACT venue.

Curators Groundwork once again bring together a unique blend of interdisciplinary emerging artists and performers transforming thoughts and values of familiar public and pedestrian spaces in the inner-city to push artistic creation. Newly commissioned works will be realised over rooftops, gardens, the Town Hall, shop fronts and also through barter and trade.

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Two Live Art Saturdays November 16th and 23rd (Free)

performances and site-specific installations by

Natalie Abbott

Ella Barclay

Hossein Ghaemi

Jen Hamilton & Craig Johnson

Leahlani Johnson

Bennett Miller

Imogen Semmler

Kailana Sommer



Two week Theatre Season featuring

the dazzling Friend Ship by Kenzie Larsen (Melbourne Fringe 2012)

and the hilarious BLUE WIZARD by Nick Coyle (FBi SMAC 2012 Award Winner for Best on Stage)

13-23 November, Wednesdays – Saturdays, 7/8.30pm

Venue PACT 107 Railway Pde Erskineville

Bookings See both shows for just $20! Book TIX HERE


Tiny Talks – Slide into Tiny Stadiums

Wednesday 6 November

Time 6 – 7pm

Venue Newtown Library, 8 – 10 Brown St, Newtown NSW 2042

Bookings Free event book here

As a prelude to Tiny Stadiums and Tiny Forums and hosted by curatorial team Groundwork,  join us for talks and presentations by several of the 2013 Festival artists. Drinks and nibbles provided.

Groundwork reflects on Tiny Stadiums 2012 and speculates on this year’s festival
Jennifer Hamilton & Craig Johnson present a history of the industrialisation of agriculture in seven slides
Leahlani Johnson discusses pre-existing compositions in the Erskineville landscape and highlights forgotten spaces re-imagined through her project
Imogen Semmler talks cat study, working with vets, cat owners and technology
Ella Barclay discusses computational utopias of yesteryear
Kailana Sommer givin’and takin’ – a powerpoint
zin talks dictators’ pets


Tiny Forums – Coffee, conversation, craft.
PACT 107 Railway Pde Erskineville

PACT centre for emerging artists is brought to life during Tiny Stadiums with talks, workshops and food stalls to ease you into Live Art Saturdays. Both Saturdays you can catch popular food trucks Agape Organic or Veggie Patch from 3pm parked outside PACT.

Albert Tucker Slow Coffee
Saturday 16  & 23 November
Time 1:30 – 4pm

Come past for a cuppa at Albert Tucker Slow Coffee: an outpost of Australiana, nostalgia, slow coffee and slowed-down time. Inhabit the leafy PACT courtyard andenjoy a freshly-baked rustic damper bread with sustainable spreads and preserve.

WADE MADE – Andy Wade
Saturday 16  & 23 November
Workshop: 3 – 4:30pm
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL to secure your spot email wademade[at]gmail.com

Learn how to transform a white t-shirt, pair of socks or a silk scarf. Andy Wade guides you through two colourful child friendly Wade Made workshops. You will receive not only unique products but also the basic knowledge to increase your appreciation for the fine art of fabric dyeing.


Panel Discussion – Here for Good? discussions around community engaged art
Saturday 16 November
TIme 2-3pm

Join leading curators, artists and Tiny Stadiums alumni as they explore and discuss community engaged practice and specific experiences in relation to making work relevant for local communities.

Speakers – David Capra (Tiny Stadiums 2012), Mish Grigor (Quarterbred), Bennett Miller (Tiny Stadiums 2013) and Karen Therese (Fun Park). Chaired by Amelia Wallin (Groundwork).

What Lies Beneath LP Launch
Saturday 16 November
Time 3-3:30 pm

What Lies Beneath originally presented at Tiny Stadiums Festival 2011, returns in 2013 to launch a Limited edition 33rpm LP record with covers printed at Big Fag Press.

Tiny Stadiums is produced by PACT centre for emerging artists and supported by the City of Sydney and the NSW Government through Arts NSW, City of Sydney and the Creative Practice Lab, School of the Arts and Media, UNSW

Groundwork are supported by PACT centre for emerging artists through an emerging curators Cultural Leadership Program with assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.