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‘2017 Wired Open Day Festival’ & the ‘agri(culture)’ project – SAVE THE DATE


SAVE THE DATE, Saturday 21st October 2017, because the 2017 Wired Open Day Festival is going to be a big as these thar hills! Featuring the ‘agri(culture)’ project, this years festival will feature collaborations with the local farming and Indigenous communities.

Every two years we open the gate to our site on a working farm in the beautiful rolling hills in rural South West NSW for ‘The Wired Open Day Festival’ An all ages event, The 2017 Wired Open Day Festival is a celebration of place incorporating landscape, community, participatory arts, an evening concert and fantastic food made from local produce.

Featuring specially developed projects with some of Australia’s most interesting artists The 2017 Wired Open Day Festival is an open-air event held from afternoon into the evening on The Wired Lab site in the rural township of Muttama, which is half way between Cootamundra and Gundagai, NSW.

In 2017, The Wired Open Day Festival will premier the ‘agri(culture)’project, a collaborative series with artists collaborating with farmers to explore emerging and ancient agricultural systems. This years festival includes the ‘agri(culture)’ project incorporating collaborations with rural, farming and Indigenous communities to explore past and emergent agricultural technologies and the rural vernacular.

‘agri(culture)’ is a participatory landscape-scale project exploring rural and agricultural phenomena. Investigating rural and agricultural themes, interdisciplinary artists will work with farmers, rural and Indigenous communities to develop a suite of participatory cross-landscape sound, installation and live art works exploring emerging, current and past rural/agricultural vernacular and phenomena.

‘agri(culture)’ aims to demystify, reconnect and provide artists and audiences with a greater understanding of theagricultural and land management practices we rely on. To date there are many art projects concerned with sustainability and climate concerns yet few directly engage with rural and agricultural communities. This project will engage up to 22 artists working with farmers, farming families and Wiradjuri community.

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Image details: Wired Open Day 2014, audiences walking towards Cat Jones’s audio tour A Walk [with Herbivores]. Photo By Jacob Raupach.