Preview :: When I Grow Up I Want to Be an Artist (Creative Sydney Fringe)

May 18th 2011

When he wasn't smashing out macabre political allegories, Franz Kafka put in a hella boring day at a worker's accident insurance company. Damien Hirst worked in an anatomy museum, drawing preserved corpses with shaved heads. And when they're not mixing magic behind the decks, Sydney electronica trio Seekae work "shit boring office jobs" to earn some coin.

No one starts a band or paints a canvas or writes a poem to become a millionaire, but it would be nice to do those things and have a square meal every once in a while. The beautiful minds behind Creative Sydney know how you feel, and they want to help a brother out. They've announced a shiny new gem in their fringe program dedicated to helping artists plan their future.

When I Grow Up I Want to Be an Artist is a panel discussion about sustainable art practice. A crew of working Sydney artists will be on hand to pay it forward; they'll share their stories of success in the local creative industries. The panel will be chaired by James Winter, founder of the artist residency space Queen St Studios. Joining him will be Fran Barrett from video and performance collective Brown Council, Sydney performer Rosie Dennis from Campbelltown Arts Centre, Michelle Kotevski from Bankstown's Urban Theatre Projects and a friendly face from literary space The Paper Mill.

Watch this space for our picks of the festival. That is, if we're able to narrow it down.

What: When I Grow Up I Want to Be an Artist

When: Monday 6 June, 6.30pm

Where: Fraser Studio, 10-14 Kensington St, Chippendale


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