Midnight Rice Festival, Thailand

I’m excited to announce that Project/Forward will be featured as part of the program for the three-day Midnight Rice festival in Chiang Mai.
Since its beginning during the COVID-19 lockdowns, I have been involved as the digital director/creative lead and as an artist in Project/Forward, a festival that showcases moving image projections of artists around the worldFrom Friday, 24 November, through Sunday, 26 November, join โ€˜Kon.Kao.Yakoo Chang Moiโ€™: the Midnight Rice Festival 2023, a contemporary celebration of Loy Krathong and the Midnight Rice ceremony at Wat Chom Phu in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

On the night of the full moon, from November 24-26, 2023, the people of Chang Moi will come together to celebrate the Yee Peng festival with a traditional rice pudding ceremony against the backdrop of their community temple, Wat Chomphu. Juxtaposed with traditional rituals, the young generation comes together for a blend of culture; multimedia art exhibitions of visuals and sound, a community market, karaoke, live music, and more.ย 

This festival is a celebration of community, culture, and creativity. It is a chance to experience the best of Chiang Mai’s traditional and contemporary offerings. โ€” The blending, mixing, and stirring of the old and the new.

๐Œ๐ข๐๐ง๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐‘๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ
๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ” ๐๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘
๐€๐ญ ๐–๐š๐ญ ๐‚๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ก๐ฎ, ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐  ๐Œ๐จ๐ข, ๐‚๐ก๐ข๐š๐ง๐  ๐Œ๐š๐ข

24, 25 November from 4 pm to 10 pm
26 November, 4 pm onwards until the morning.
โ€“ Rice blessing ceremony from midnight, and rice chanting ritual from 5 am

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Un[contained]ย Arts Festival

The Uncontainedย Arts Festival is back for another three days of fun and excitement for our community.ย  Last yearโ€™s event attracted over 30,000 people to the heart of Kogarah and, in 2021, was nominated for Best Arts Festival in the Australian Street Art Awards.

Fromย Friday, 23 June, to Sunday, 25 June, the Festival will feature an array of immersive art installations, live performances, and mouth-watering food trucks.
It has been an absolute pleasure to be invited to work with Georges River Council and Hurstville Art Gallery and Museum to reenvision my work, Dinner’s Past, into a multi-sensory installation artwork that will transform the large foyer of Kogarah Library that leads out into the Town Square.

Dinners Past, is an immersive installation that explores remembrance and placemaking through projection, sound, and scent. By evoking memories of lost and past moments, both abstract and lucid, fond memories of shared meals with friends and family; the noise, the discussions, the disagreements, the quaint and peaceful moments, the celebrations and milestones, the installation creates a sensory experience that invites viewers to connect with the work with a sense of familiarity and remember those who have passed and continue to make new memories with those they love, connect with new friends, and others who are yet to join us at our dinner table.

Special thanks to Jocelyn Fullerton of Cult of Scent for her incredible expertise and collaboration in creating the scent. I invite you to take a seat at the table during the festival.ย 

Exhibiting Artists:
Pulsing Heart // Amy Claire Mills // Aaron McGarry // Nathan Starchild // UNSW Illuminate // Rhiannon Hopley // Curious Legends // Ox King // Darren Charlwood // Tim Andrewย 
Un[contained] Arts Festivalย 
Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street Kogarah
Friday 23 – Sunday 25th June 2023
4.30 pm – 10 pm each evening





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