13–17 NOV

Exhibitions

SOCI Schools Day

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Dr X

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​Festival X Opening Night

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Transit

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Screenings

​Stories from the Hunter Region

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Newcastle International Animation Festival Opening Night

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Newcastle International Animation Festival – Kids Screening

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Festival X and the Real Film Festival Screening

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​Red Carpet Screening and 4th Annual Newbie Awards

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performances

Leaves and Lashes: High Tea and the Art of Flogging

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​Bachelor of Music Students Final Recital

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Festival X and the Olive Tree Markets

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Leaves and Lashes: High Tea and the Art of Flogging

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Bachelor of Music Students Final Recital

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New in Town

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This Land

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SOCI Schools Day

Date: ​Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Venue: University of Newcastle City Campus
Time: ​9:00am – 2:30pm

The University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Industries invites students from Year 10 and 11 to experience the Creative Industries at the University’s city campus at our upcoming Schools Visit Day. The event is for Years 10 & 11 students interested in drama, design and technology, the entertainment industry, information and digital technology, music, photography, video and digital technology, visual arts, visual design, screen and media. There will be interactive presentations, a showcase of university student work and students will be able participate in hands on workshops.

Leaves and Lashes: High Tea and the Art of Flogging

Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Venue: The Lock Up
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost: $20.00

A site-specific performance in one of the most singular historic buildings of Newcastle, The Lock-Up in Hunter Street. Once an old police station, this place of former incarceration and control is now a recognised contemporary art centre; doors which were locked are now opened for unleashed creative freedom. Exploring the building’s multiple layers of usage, graduating Creative and Performing Arts students invite the audience into an immersive performance, on a journey among walls, whispering voices, and more…

Dr X

Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Venue: ​University House Theatrette
Time: 5:30pm for 6:00pm start

A spectacular showcase of Creative Industries projects that draw on traditional and creative practices. Meet and hear from the dynamic researchers creating new knowledge for the community in this world-class series of TED-style presentations. Free to attend but registration essential

​Bachelor of Music Students Final Recital

Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Venue: Newcastle Conservatorium of Music
Time: ​7:00pm
Cost: $10

Our final year Bachelor of Music students will delight audiences in their final recital. A culmination of three years of study, mixture of styles and genres, classical, jazz, new compositions.

​Stories from the Hunter Region

Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Venue: University House Theatrette
Time: ​7:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: Free

This series of short documentaries produced by 2nd Year University of Newcastle students reflects the diversity of the Hunter Valley—it’s communities, people, culture and environment. We encounter courageous individuals overcoming health challenges, artists working in the community from street art to fine art and school photography, the rehabilitation and protection of the Hunter Region’s unique environments, the exuberance of youth cultures engaged in music to mountain bike riding, and the uncovering of poverty, prejudice and social justice. These works highlight the sensitivity, skill, intelligence and compassion of a group of students that we can now call documentary filmmakers.

​Festival X Opening Night

Date: Friday, 15 November 2019
Venue: ​Ground Floor of University House
Time: ​6:30pm

The official opening of Festival X takes place in the ground floor of University House and will be a celebration of our incredible student’s talent and innovation. Originally knowns as NESCA House, this heritage listed building is now home to our Design students who will be bringing the space to life alongside their counterparts from music, fine art, performing arts and more. By invitation only.

Newcastle International Animation Festival Opening Night

Date: Friday, 15 November 2019
Venue: Newcastle Conservatorium of Music
Time: ​8:00pm
Cost: $20

This year Opening Night will present the Australian Showcase, a collection of stand-out Aussie animations, screened alongside talks from some of Australia’s most talented animators who will share their journeys in taking animation to the world. The speaker line up will include:

- Award winning Writer, Director and Animator Alex Weight (‘Happy Feet’, ‘Prank’, ‘Blinky Bill: The Movie’,

- Animation Supervisor and Storyboard Artist Simon Ashton (‘Peter Rabbit’, ‘The Lego Movie’, ‘The Lion King 2)


The night will wrap with a Q&A session, so you can pick the brains of these industry legends, a must-see for aspiring animators!

Transit

Date: Saturday, 16 November 2019 - Sunday, 17 November 2019
Venue: Ground Floor of University House
Time: ​Open 9:00am - 3:00pm both days
Cost: Free

This exhibition features work from third year and honours students from visual communication design.

Newcastle International Animation Festival – Kids Screening

Date: Saturday, 16 November 2019
Venue: Newcastle Conservatorium of Music
Time: 10:30am – 12.00pm
Cost: $25 Family of 4, $10 Adult, $5 Child

Lots of fun for all animation explorers. A cute, quirky, giggle-worthy session that will fill them with wonder. Face painting, popcorn and live music in the Foyer prior to the screening for all little and big kids alike!

Festival X and the Olive Tree Markets

Date: Saturday, 16 November 2019
Venue: Civic Park
Time: 9:00am - 3pm

Festival X and the Olive Tree Markets are proud to collaborate for one day only! Come along to Civic Park to enjoy music and creative work produced by our students. While you’re in the city, visit the exhibition on the ground floor of University House and grab some tickets to the Kids Screening of the Animation Festival. Free entry!

Festival X and the Real Film Festival Screening

Date: Saturday, 16 November 2019
Venue: Newcastle Conservatorium of Music
Time: ​2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: ​$10.00

Enjoy a collection of short films from University of Newcastle students and beyond.

Leaves and Lashes: High Tea and the Art of Flogging

Date: Saturday, 16 November 2019
Venue: The Lock Up
Time: ​7:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost: ​$20.00

A site-specific performance in one of the most singular historic buildings of Newcastle, The Lock-Up in Hunter Street. Once anold police station, this place of former incarceration and control is now a recognised contemporary art centre; doors which were locked are now opened for unleashed creative freedom. Exploring the building’s multiple layers of usage, graduating Creative and Performing Arts students invite the audience into an immersive performance, on a journey among walls, whispering voices, and more... ticket includes one complimentary drink on arrival and high tea.

Bachelor of Music Students Final Recital

Date: Saturday, 16 November 2019
Venue: ​The Harold Lobb Concert Hall
Time: ​7:00pm

Our final year Bachelor of Music students will perform in their final recital.

New in Town

Date: Saturday 16 November
Venue: Theatrette, Ground Floor, University House
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: Free

Solo performances written and acted by Creative and Performing Arts students. Short, punchy, confronting

This Land

Date: Sunday, 17 November 2019
Venue: Newcastle Conservatorium of Music
Time: ​2:00pm

Following the premiere performance of This Land in 2018, this year's project is sure to be a highlight of the Festival X program and will feature layers of performance from some of Australia's best Indigenous and non-Indigenous performers.

This Land will feature:
~ A special performance of Goori Dooki
~ The Yanaya Project, with the premiere of ‘Dancing with the Wind’ by David Leha & Philip Matthias
~ performances by Ray Kelly Jnr, Jacob Ridgeway, Kat Waria, Echology and more

​Red Carpet Screening and 4th Annual Newbie Awards

Date: Sunday, 17 November 2019
Venue: Newcastle Conservatorium of Music
Time: 5:30pm for 6pm screening
Cost: $10

Come see the best short movies from across the School of Creative Industries on the big screen. This is a curated celebration of the moving images, screening the year’s best drama, documentaries, 10-shot films, animations and major screen works. At the end of the screening, the annual “Newbies” will be announced, with awards for the most outstanding work in a number of categories. Dress up and walk the red carpet in this final public event of Festival X.