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Youth Arts in the Hunter for over 40 Years
Make Noise. Make Connections. Make Change.

Tantrum Youth Arts in partnership with The Lock-Up presents


An experimental exhibition exploring liveness through performance, video and material.

CAPTURING THE REAL is a multi-artform project exploring ideas of liveness across performance, video and material. The exhibition engages in experimental processes that make room for contingency, randomness, accidents and failure. 

Collaborating with acclaimed cross-disciplinary performance artist Nat Randall, Tantrum’s Trajectory Ensemble have considered what it is to be ‘live’ and the trace it leaves through a range of performance modes including participatory, task-based, sitespecific and durational. 7 distinct yet connected enquiries have stemmed from this process for the 8 Ensemble members: online stranger intimacies; shifting identity through cosplay; art’s role in political action; customer service, complaints and microaggressions; women’s resistance/resilience through self-defense; women’s revolutionary power through song; and the transformative quality of movement. 

During the opening weekend, the exhibition will be activated by the presence and performances of the Ensemble, with visitors then able to contemplate the remnants left behind throughout the following week.

Live Performance Weekend

Dates: 13-15 November
Times: 30min sessions from 6-9pm Friday & Saturday and 12-3pm Sunday
(go to booking for specific session times)

Tickets: General Admission $5 (plus booking fee)

Important information:
There is a maximum capacity of 10 people per 30min session. Bookings are essential.
It is recommended that audience members are 15 years +


Dates: 18-22 November
Times: 10am-4pm Wed-Sat and 11am-3pm Sunday
For general information on visiting The Lock-Up, click here.

Creative Team

Project Facilitator: Nat Randall
Trajectory Ensemble 2020:
Thomas Lonsdale, Alana McGaughey, Meg O’Hara, Keltan O’Shea,
Stephanie Rochet, Daynah Simmons, Phoebe Turnbull, Kirra Zieleman.


Trajectory Ensemble is proudly supported by City of Newcastle.

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Contact / Location

Contact Info

(02) 4929 7279
101 City Rd, Merewether NSW Australia
(Access and parking via Allworth St)
Click here for access information.

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