Social Media Photographers Joins Brisbane Festival 2016 Lineup
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Social Media Photographers has joined the line up for Brisbane Festival with a series of Phonegraphy Workshops as part of the Little Creatures Treehouse.
Brisbane Festival is set to paint the city pink as Brisbane’s top performing arts precincts become a destination for Festival goers during September. Queensland Performing Arts Centre, La Boite Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, The Courier-Mail Piazza and the much loved Festival hub, Arcadia will come to life for three weeks during the Festival.
The five venues will play host to 70 productions and 540 performances set to transform the city with an exciting program full of music, dance, theatre, comedy, and opera showcasing unique and world class works you wouldn’t ordinarily get the opportunity to see.
The theme for this year’s festival is "Youtopia" where the city is invited to make every work their own. Festival organisers are celebrating that we live in an age where public participation is everywhere – the consumer has become the creator, and taking part in an experience is expected. Whether it’s having our say on social media, messaging a song request to play on the radio or commenting on a news article, we all want to be content-makers.
Brisbane Festival’s Artistic Director, David Berthold’s passion for self-creation and personal experience is clear in this selection of works.
“Festivals are great ways to dissolve all kinds of barriers. More and more in all parts of our lives, people create their own ‘content’. So it’s fun and timely for us to have a whole bunch of shows that involve the general public in ways that are not just sitting in the audience,” said Berthold.
The Phoneography Workshops run by Amber Pace and Jan Easton of Social Media Photographers are a perfect fit for this year’s theme. The free workshops will be part of the Little Creatures Treehouse installation and will help festival goers capture and share the best festival moments.
Amber Pace, lead photographer for Social Media Photographers, is excited by the Festival's celebration of diverse and unique experiences. "By providing a Phoneography experience as part of the Brisbane Festival, the organisers are truly supporting the creativity and power of individuals to not only create their content but to share the festival with a wider audience on social media through the eyes of festival goers."
Phonegraphy Workshop session times will be help throughout the Festival. Follow Social Media Photographers on Instagram or Facebook for dates and times.
About Brisbane Festival
Brisbane Festival is one of Australia’s major international arts festivals. Each September, it explodes across the city with a thrilling program of theatre, music, dance, circus, opera and major public events such as Sunsuper Riverfire. Brisbane Festival 2016 runs from September 3-24. Tickets are on sale from June 30 and are available at brisbanefestival.com.au.
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