The SUBSTATION and Cryptic Exchange Partnership

16 August 2017

  • Sector: Arts and Culture
  • Country location: Australia, United Kingdom
  • Grantee: The SUBSTATION
Dark room with a cage illuminated in blue light
Cryptic Associate Artist Robbie Thomson's performance of XFRMR at The SUBSTATION as part of Melbourne Festival 2016 (Credit: Theresa Harrison)

Project description

A collaborative, international exchange and creative development program dedicated to the creation and exposure of world-class visual sonic art in Melbourne, Australia and Glasgow, Scotland. The SUBSTATION and Glasgow-based arts presenter Cryptic will continue to develop their artist exchange program, creating more immersive and practice-based learning opportunities for both Australian and UK visual sonic artists. This artist exchange aims to connect emerging and established Australian artists with international peers and mentors with the aim of creating more sustainable and diverse creative gateways for independent artists. In 2017, The SUBSTATION will lead an Australian delegation of artists to visit Cryptic’s Sonica festival in Glasgow with an Australian artist taking up residence at Cove Park, Scotland in 2018, with the prospect of presenting in Cryptic's 2019 Sonica Festival. The SUBSTATION and Cryptic Exchange Partnership through its artist’s residency, delegation, collaboration and development program, will help to create and solidify a sustainable and long-term exchange of ideas, new works, creative and cultural interchange.

Key dates

  • New commissioned work presented at Sonica Festival, Scotland, 1 to 31 October 2019
  • Artist residency, The SUBSTATION, 1 October 2018 to 30 November 2018
  • Australian artist present at Sonica Festival, London, 1 April to 30 April 2018
  • Australian artist residency, Cove Park, Scotland, 1 to 31 March 2018
  • Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program grant offer: $25,000 plus $2,500 GST
  • Total project value: $46,000
Last Updated: 16 August 2017