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  • PACT centre for emerging artists 107 Railway Parade Erskineville, 2043, NSW Australia (map)
Curators: Carla Zimbler & Mkaela Stafford

Curators: Carla Zimbler & Mkaela Stafford

The first PACT Salon of 2019 is curated by Carla Zimbler and Mikaela Stafford.

Pact Salon: SLURP! is an exploration of sensory response and nostalgia, engaging with the five senses to fully engage and immerse the body in a liminal space. It encourages self-discovery, asking the audience to peer inwards, meditate on sensations of touch, taste, sight, smell and sound as they weave between A/V chambers that inspire dialogue and connectedness. SLURP! is a syrupy sanctum of sensation.

Artists: ABI, Anna May Kirk, Carla Zimbler, Eleanor Zurowski, Elle Evangelista, Erin Adams, Gilian Kayrooz, Jadzea Allen, Jo Burzynska, Callum Mooney, Lucy Deverall, Lux Eterna x Kirsten Packham, Michael Ackroyd, Mikaela Stafford, Natalie Tso, Okuesha, Ondine Manfrin, Rosell Flatley, Shampoo, TSZUJ x Sabrina Secrets,  Viviene Linsley, Warm Stranger, Xtina Savic.

6pm to 10pm
Date: Saturday 16 March
Venue: PACT, 107 Railway Pde, Erskineville
Tickets: $15 online / $20 at the door * | PACT accepts Companion Cards |

*Online sales incur a $2.50 booking fee per transaction.


PACT Salons are wheelchair accessible however it is a promenade performing involving audiences walking through the PACT building, standing and/or sitting on the floor. Please contact PACT staff before the event to discuss your access requirements. 

PACT Salons contain haze, strobe light effects, nudity, adult themes and some content that may be unsuitable for people under 16.

Carla and Mikaela are looking for early career performance, movement, sound, visual and media artists to join a stellar line up of artists whose works trigger and stimulate our senses.

First Nations peoples, female identifying and non-binary artists are encouraged to apply.

We are open to applications for completed works or ideas that will be ready to go for the first PACT Salon of 2019 on the 16th of March. Please note this is a paid opportunity - a nominal fee to be negotiated with the curators.

Application are due Friday 8 February but we encourage you to apply early.

More information and application form here.

PACT Salon
One-night mini-festivals showcasing new works by Sydney's most compelling early career performance, visual and media artists. Salons are where art, party and critical dialogue collide to a unique interactive experience. Salons encourage artists and audiences to be curious, daring and inquisitive. PACT is producing four Salons in 2019, each one programmed by a different curatorial team.

PACT Salons are supported by the City of Sydney through the Festival Grants Program and the NSW State Government through Create NSW.

Earlier Event: February 20
Creative Conversations: Neighbourliness
Later Event: May 4
PACT Salon: Dark and Lite™