This Is Not Art – known to friends as TiNA – is Newcastle’s oldest, biggest and most creative festival that spans over the entire east-end of Newcastle, Australia. The program is jam-packed (actually it’s more than jam-packed – it’s bursting at the seams) and the best way to get the most out of it is to download this nifty little app, which gives you full access to up-to-date information. You can find out what’s on, when it’s on and where. It’s geo-location specific, meaning you can pull out your phone or tablet and see what events are occurring near you. TiNA is here for all to enjoy, so we just wanted to make sure you’re getting the best possible festival experience.
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TiNA is an annual festival of experimental and emerging arts. Each year, thousands of people gather in Newcastle over the October long weekend to share ideas, test work, and meet like-minded creatives and potential collaborators.
The festival is made up of over one hundred and fifty smaller events, from panel discussions to hands-on workshops, performances to parties. It provides a space for artists, performers, writers, thinkers, theatre-makers, dancers, and tech-heads to gather, play, share ideas and innovate.
A number of programming streams converge under the umbrella of the TiNA festival, benefitting from its national reputation and audiences. These streams are ever-evolving programs of events curated by a number of co-presenters. This year, we welcome back the National Young Writers Festival, which has been a part of TiNA since the beginning; Critical Animals, who celebrated their 10th birthday in 2014; and Crack Theatre Festival. These diverse and ever-changing presenting partners make TiNA unique in its multidisciplinary structure, operating across text, visual art, theatre, music, performance and critical thought.