ARTLANDS 2021 INVITED PARTICIPANTS TO COME TOGETHER TO EXPLORE THE THEME 'THE SPACE BETWEEN', NO MATTER HOW BIG THAT SPACE BECAME
Artlands 2021 was delivered in lutruwita on palawa country (Launceston, Tasmania) alongside host Junction Arts Festival
Due to the ongoing impacts of Covid 19 the planned 2020 event was postpone and Artlands 2021 was designed as a hybrid model that could be adapted to different circumstances that we found ourselves constantly navigating.
As we moved into a new era of program delivery and connection, Artlands 2021 adopted a flexible, hybrid model, using digital live-streaming to augment the in-person experience. In addition to the host venue Junction Arts Festival, Artlands 2021 partnered with 4 national venues:
- Araluen Arts Centre in Arrernte Country (Alice Springs)
- Red Earth Arts Precinct in Ngarluma Country (Karratha)
- Empire Theatre in Western Wakka Wakka, Giabul and Jarrowair Country (Toowoomba)
- Fabrik in Peramangk and Kaurna country (Lobethal)
The partner venues created regional hubs where locally-based gatherings enabled conference speakers and delegates to participate from their home states, watching key live-streamed Artlands 2021 sessions from Launceston and hosting their own locally-based conversations.
We invited participants to come together to explore the theme, ‘The Space Between’ no matter how big that space became. The distributed model and associated digital infrastructure allowed conversations to take place simultaneously across the country designed to create a region-to-region national experience that focused on maintaining a connection.
Over three days and across 5 venues and online we delivered 36 sessions, supported 82 speakers and 378 delegates.
Artlands 2021 was a marker in time, a response to Covid 19, and redefined hybrid gathering.
DOWNLOAD THE ARTLANDS 2021 PROGRAM
VIEW THE PHOTO GALLERIES
All photos by Nick Hansen.