Emergence Creative 2014
Words by Michelle Troop
The Emergence Creative Festival is underway next week here in the South West and we at Elements are starting to feel the excitement generating around this fantastic event. The Festival is only in it’s second year of existence and this year’s lineup is looking incredibly exciting! So what exactly is Emergence Creative?
Running over 3 days, the festival will provide the opportunity to take part in a feast of workshops, conferences and forums, with local and international professionals from the communications, technology, film, design and digital industries. Live artist displays, a surf competition, art exhibitions, live music performances, as well as the opportunity to meet and network with others in the creative and digital industries and of course a good party or two will be thrown in there as well!
Photo by Russell Ord.
National as well as International guest speakers, such as Jonathan Kneebone from The Glue Society and Independent Music Industry entrepreneur PJ Bloom, are amongst the names that will be attending this year’s event. The workshops and the festival itself is not designed to appeal solely to brilliant artists or those already established within their industry. The festival is designed to appeal to anyone who would like to be inspired, learn more, gain insight into where the future of the creative industries are headed and the opportunity to network with some of the world’s leading creative minds at present.
There’s the chance for musicians to take part in live recording studios in some of the region’s most incredible natural settings, including the new suspended deck at Lake Cave, Kashmir Rouw’s Shellta at The Point at Margaret River’s Mainbreak (above), as well as the lovely new Swings Taphouse & Kitchen.
Elements own Mark Boskell and Russell Ord will be joined by David Dare Parker and Martine Perrett from 34° South Photography for a rare interactive photography workshop. This hands on collaborative workshop (below) will no doubt be a worthwhile experience for both budding and established photographers alike.
The opening night will take place on the grounds of the Margaret River Cultural Centre and Shire of Augusta, Margaret River. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event which will include the launch of WAM’s Sounds of the South West with live music from Warangka Band, Junior Bowles, Dallas Royal and Swami Adima. As well, we’ll see live art, visual projections and entertainment for the kids. Local street artist, Glenn (AKA Maestro), will be amongst several artists involved in performing a live art display. Lauren Trickett, from The Backroom, will also be up to some live art action, as well as being an image partner and artist co-ordinator for Emergence this year.
‘Marika’ by Glenn AKA Maestro ‘Skulls’ by Lauren Trickett
In conjunction with the Emergence Festival, SUBMERGENCE will be held at the new Melting Pot Studio on Saturday February 22nd. Submergence will bring together live art, live music and live food!
Oliver Hull (www.oliverhull.com) and Ned Reilly (pictured below) are collaborating on a project called Tanah Marah Rd, which reflects on communes in the Margaret River area from the early 1970′s to now. The project is composed of a documentary and a series of posters which provide clues on themes within the film. The project will be shown in whole at Submergence, and will pop up throughout the Emergence Festival.
Oliver Hull & Ned Reilly. Photo: Supplied
There is a sea of creative talent within our community. From artists to film makers, photographers to performers, and this year the Emergence Creative Festival aims to encapsulate this plus many more surprises! We hope to see you there!
To purchase your tickets for the Festival and individual workshops please visit www.emergencecreative.com
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