Interview :: Groundwork :: Tiny Stadiums Festival
June 2nd 2012
Nick La Rosa
What is this? A festival for ants? Well, no. Tiny Stadiums is a festival (for people), devised by the savvy artists, curators and all-around go-getters Quarterbred some years ago as a means for the activities of PACT Centre for Emerging Artists to spill out onto the streets of Erskineville. Now in its fourth year the people of Erko are starting to get used to words like site-specific and Live Art, and the Tiny Stadiums baton has been passed to Groundwork – Maria White, Amelia Wallin and Christopher Hodge.
I caught up with this brand new collective on the eve of their first Tiny Stadiums and contended with planes, trains and puppies to ask them some questions. If you head down to Erskineville village this weekend you will find flags, performances, cardboard kitchens, surveys, and videos in the streets and shops, as well as the performance program at PACT Theatre (double bill of Sweet Child of Mine and Impossible Plays) that runs until Saturday 9th June.
What: Tiny Stadiums Festival
Where: Head to Erskineville Rd and look for the volunteers
When: Live Art Weekend – 2-3 June, 11am – 4pm
In the theatre – 2-3 June, 3:30pm, 6-9 June 7pm
Who: Curated by Groundwork, presented by PACT
How much: Live Art – free, theatre shows $15, or the double bill for $25.