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The Substation is a dynamic and unique contemporary arts space, offering the latest in art, theatre, music, talks, dance, ideas and cabaret.

WHAT'S ON AT THE SUBSTATION

AUGUST SEPTEMBER

TWO MORTALS
Thursday 28 August - Saturday 30 August 7.30pm

Following a sell-out season at La Mama in 2013, Two Mortals returns with cheekiness, wit and wisdom for a fresh look at mortality. Created from interviews with people who work and live with mortality everyday, this multi character performance uses headphone verbatim technique. Come early and be part of the script!

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LEARNING FOR TEACHERS/EDUCATORS
Thursday 4 September 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Join the Curator of The Substation Contemporary Art Prize and Learning and Public Programs Manager in a social evening for teachers and educators, with talks, tours, teaching ideas and learning resources. Free for teachers and educators. Limited places and bookings are essential.

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BEHIND THE ART PRIZE
Saturday 6 September 3.00pm - 4.30pm

Curator Jess Bridgfoot and Learning and Public Programs Manager Jo Daniell host a guided tour of the 2014 Substation Contemporary Art Prize, which features 40 of Australia’s most exciting contemporary artists, exhibited across all three levels of The Substation. Meet the people behind the event and share stories from the art world.

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MAKE A KNOCKOUT VIETNAMESE PHO SOUP
Sunday 7 September 1.00pm

Pho is a favourite comfort food for workshop facilitator Tina Le, who will demonstrate how to make pho from scratch in this workshop ideal for beginners. You’ll leave this informative workshop with a full belly after consuming a bowl of pho made on the day!

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JUST US | FRINGE
Wednesday 17 September - Monday 22 September 8.30pm

Directed by award winning artist Mitch Jones, Just Us satirises the bureaucratic processes of justice within a compelling and interactive theatrical experience. Using physical theatre, circus, dance, puppetry, installation, music and projections, this is one piece of theatre you don't want to miss.

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MY LIFE IN BOXES | FRINGE
Wednesday 17 September - Monday 22 September 7.00pm

My Life in Boxes unpacks the story of a pathological hoarder uprooted from her carefully constructed existence and placed into palliative care. As coveted items are unearthed, life-defining moments are animated with magical realism, and memories take on new meanings in her final stages.

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WHAT I LEAVE BEHIND | FRINGE
Wednesday 24 September - Saturday 4 October 7.00pm

An anonymous gift. Sunken footprints in wet sand. The residue of a picnic. A way of life abandoned in escape. The resonance of a stolen kiss. These are the marks one leaves upon the world. Utilising masks, shadows, puppetry and objects, What I Leave Behind is a new, visually surreal performance.

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NOISE QUARTET MEDITATION | FRINGE
Thursday 25 September - Saturday 27 September 9.00pm

Two dancers and percussionists meet at The Substation. Noise Quartet Meditation explores the experience of tranquility inside of chaos. Four performers move with serenity and frenzy amongst an installation of percussion instruments, generating a visually and sonically mesmeric encounter.

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GRACE BARBÉ'S THE AFRO SOUND OF THE SEYCHELLES
Sunday 28 September 7.30pm

Seychelles islander Grace Barbe soulful music reflects and celebrates the diverse cultural influences of her Indian Ocean heritage. A fusion of tropical island rhythms with African percussion, pop, jazz, reggae, rock and Latin flavours, her 'Afro-Kreol' sound is original, fresh and energetic.

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SYMPHONY OF STRANGE | FRINGE
Tuesday 30 September - Saturday 4 October 9.00pm

Symphony of Strange is an immersive dance work, set to a smouldering live orchestra of 50 non-musical instruments: the banal, broken, found and fascinating. The work explores the body in relationship to the volatility of fire, the fury of heat. Nominated for Best Dance at 2012 Adelaide Fringe.

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OCTOBER
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SYMPHONY OF STRANGE | FRINGE
Tuesday 30 September - Saturday 4 October 9.00pm

Symphony of Strange is an immersive dance work, set to a smouldering live orchestra of 50 non-musical instruments: the banal, broken, found and fascinating. The work explores the body in relationship to the volatility of fire, the fury of heat. Nominated for Best Dance at 2012 Adelaide Fringe.

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THE SUBSTATION CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE (SCAP) 2014
Saturday 16 August - Sunday 12 October

Now in its fourth year, The Substation is proud to present SCAP - an annual national non-acquisitive award established to recognise innovation in contemporary art practice.

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