Plein Air is an open-air residency program that invites companies and individuals to experiment in the Quad. The residency invites cross-discipline exploration across all arts forms and industries and encourages ideas to be tested in a public space.
2019 Residencies to be annouced soon...
Plein Air Residencies 2018:
Riots of Passage | Artist Rosanna Pimm | March 2018
Inspired by both personal health and recent travels, Riots of Passage is a discussion on the taboo of menstruation.
The project documents the links between menstrual shame, poor education and a continual cycle of poverty for women in India. In a broader context, this project intends to facilitate dialogue around feminine sexuality, equality and shame present within our own society and how we, together, can continue to create change.
A performance installation of this work took place in the Quad on International Women's Day as part of the women's festival on March 8.
Open-air Cinema – Imagine Science Film Festival | May 2018
The Quad screening was the first-ever Australian screening of films from the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York. The Quad partnered with Southern Cross University’s LabX and Associate Professor Grayson Cooke to bring the Imagine Science Film Festival to Lismore. The ISFF produces annual science film festivals in New York, Paris and Abu Dhabi, as well as satellite events worldwide, and serves as a major venue for the release of new and experimental works bridging the worlds of science and film.
For more information on Imagination Science Film Festival visit www.imaginesciencefilms.org
Wonderbabes By Kate McDowell
Wonderbabes was the world premiere of a new experiemental performance work by local artist Kate McDowell. It was co-presented by The Quad and NORPA. Set in Byron Bay on New Year’s Eve Wonderbabes wasthe epic story of one young woman’s incendiary journey through the night
Innovate :: Situate Design Prize | October 2018
A call out for aspiring designers to design dynamic, sustainable and innovative structures to be installed in the Quad over summer.
The successful submission will be chosen by a panel of industry professionals. They will then work with the Quad Placemaking Officer to further develop the design ready for installation in late September.
The overriding purpose is to test different ways that the precinct can be utilised by audiences, children, and the general public. The project is also interested in profiling sustainable materials and practices, creating micro venues and spaces to re-purpose the use of the site and provide shade during the hot summer months.
The longer term vision for this project it to see what structures might be built permanently into the site in the future.
If you would like to apply to take part in the Plein Air Program please contact the Placemaking Officer on Marisa.Snow@Lismore.nsw.gov.au