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Press Release - 9 March 2002

Art Council Event

Brave New Works 9

Denmark Arts presents its ninth annual festival of new works of art this Easter Weekend. The festival program includes exhibitions, performances, walks, markets, an outdoor sunset performance, multi-media, dance, movies, comedy, circus and an inflatable man.

The program starts with the opening of 'Brave Spaces' an exhibition of new work and installations on Friday March 29 at Lushus Cafe, the Spot Arcade and Van Bon Gogh Cafe. An art walk after the opening at Lushus will link the three venues with performances, drinks and hosted by Paul Dolique and Iain Marshall.

The Market Day, with over 100 art, craft and produce stalls starts at 10am with free entertainment all day until the sunset show at 6pm on March 30. New performances from Lunar Circus, Southern Edge Arts, Screaming Banshees, Denmark Community Choir, Midnight Mahina, Zephyr & Colin Reeves, Andi and Andy, Luke Tulloch and Sofee Wolfer, Will Taylor, Dave Rastrick and more. All stall sites have been booked. Entry is by a dollar donation.

The Sreaming Banshees movie, 'Inspired' as produced by dvtv, will be screened at 8.30pm after the Markets at the Ambulance Hall. Tickets: $8 adult, $5 child.

On Sunday, March 31, Fatt Matt and Lunar Circus presents a slapstick comedy act, with some stunning acrobatics at the civic centre from 2pm. This is a high energy laugh-a-second crowd pleaser! Tickets $10 adult $5 under 12.

The Fatt Show at 8pm will feature some new and innovative performances from Anyas, Talent+One and Midnight Mahina hosted by Fatt Matt and his volunteers. There will be a bar, comedy and dancing. Tickets $15 adult, $14 member.

Todd Jackson and Basil Schur have planned a firelit walk through the ancient swamp at the Denmark Wetlands Centre, linking sculptures, installations and then ending at a fire with stories to tell on Monday April 1. The walk starts at sunset.

Tickets for all events and more information about the festival is available from Denmark Arts Office, cnr Strickland & Mitchell Streets. The office is open Monday to Friday 1pm to 5pm or phone 9848 3623.

-- denmark arts po box 300 denmark wa 6333 cnr strickland & mitchell streets denmark western australia

ph/fax (08) 9848 3623 office hours mon to fri 1pm - 5pm

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