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Regional Assembly 2023-24


THE SECOND REGIONAL ASSEMBLY COHORT BRINGS TOGETHER ARTISTS FROM ACROSS AUSTRALIA, INDONESIA, KASHMIR, SRI LANKA AND INDIA


Grounded in professional comradery, rigorous exchange and creative growth the cohort will assembly online ten times over the coming year in an artist-led online studio program.

Responses, expansions and critical reflections on the program's journey, contributed by the cohort are found in Notes on Assembling.

The podcast Conversations with the Assembly delves deep into the Assembly’s creative practices and lived experiences. Regional Assembly as a whole is coordinated by Alana Hunt.


REGIONAL ASSEMBLY COHORT #2



NOTES ON ASSEMBLING


Notes on Assembling (Series 2) is a collection of writing that will accumulate over the course of the Regional Assembly—an online artist studio connecting creative practitioners living and working in regional and remote locations in Asia, the Pacific and First Nations unceded territories across Australia.

Stay true
It was only the second time the second cohort of Regional Assembly had gathered. And our special guest, the Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens, called me the day before in a bit of a flurry. She said she didnt want to just talk about herself for two hours...
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Like a lunar cycle
Regional Assembly, like a lunar cycle meets once a month, hovering over screens across a constellation of places we each call home. The rocks and minerals of our technologies web us together between oceans and land, ideas and art-forms...
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Broken Time Music
The one question that remained with me after the January gathering of Regional Assembly was about Paribartana Mohanty. How was it that Pari managed to laugh a small real laugh from the depths of the hell he had been inhabiting... 
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CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ASSEMBLY


Conversations with the Assembly (Series 2) is a podcast that delves deep with practitioners from Regional Assembly—an online artist studio connecting creative practitioners living and working in regional and remote locations in Asia, the Pacific and First Nations unceded territories across Australia. Each episode will foreground distinct voices and amplify, challenge and entwine the many threads of discourse and dialogue that unfold during Regional Assembly.

Frankie Snowdon and Amala Groom
Frankie Snowdon: As a regionally based organisation we’ve been really strong in going “We don’t just want to take our work to the city”. It’s really important that we also practice what we preach—and go to all the places that don’t get an opportunity to have work come to them.
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Selena de Carvalho and Katie West
Katie West: I guess that the capitalist system that we work in, you do feel pushed to get things done quickly. Living where we live now has helped this too but I’ve also realised that maintaining that sense of slowness in the process is really important for myself...
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Selena de Carvalho and Arie Syarifuddin
Arie Syarifuddin: Jatiwangi itself is like the industrial area of clay roof tiles for 600 years, nothing for the young people to stay there. If there was not the Jatiwangi Art Factory I could go to the big city to look for many possibilities, but since then, I have the ability to stay...
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