The third Cementa festival returns to Kandos next week, 6th to 9th April, delivering a roll call of more than 60 artists and collectives. Cementa is about culture, community, art and the land – and bringing people to the small regional town. Four days and nights of performance, sound, cabaret, interactive and electronic arts, video, photography, installation and ceramics will pop-up in surprising and unexpected places like shopfronts, cafes, streets, the famous Kandos Museum, nursery, parks, paddocks, garages, cars, backyards, a former convent, tennis courts, golf club, CWA, community halls and church yards.
Kandos was founded 100 years ago to house the work force of the Kandos Cement Works. Cement from Kandos has built the Harbour Bridge and much of the city of Sydney. In 2012 the cement works closed, leaving the town without a defining industry and an opportunity for transformation. The Cementa festival transforms inside and outside spaces, domestic, retail and historic dwellings into hubs of creative inspiration.
It offers new pathways for visitors to discover these sites, contemplate contemporary art and learn about a tiny town and its place in regional Australia. For more information visit www.cementa.com.au