Last Saturday, March 1 saw the opening event for our paper plate fundraiser. Friends, locals and people from afar dedicated their time to create a bit of magic on a humble paper plate all in support of NANA. It felt like a frenzy prior to the show distributing and collecting plates, instigating spontaneous crafter-thons in lounge rooms, pubs and on the city streets of Sydney and Newcastle. However the end result was very touching. Each plate evidence of an individual's efforts and when grouped together as a whole looked very impressive indeed.
The afternoon saw a live set by chip tune duo MEN64. The band was stumbled upon at a house party in Hamilton last year. MEN64 create music using old video game consoles, making a unique electronic sound that evokes nostalgia for gamer childhoods. The crowd which formed to watch were very impressed with their unique sound and a few complaints were made which of course is a sign of good art being made.
MEN64 will be playing at the Pixel Sounds Festival in Campbelltown this April .For more information go to the festival's FB page:
Works on Paper (Plates) runs until March 15