Sugar Mountain, Melbourne's boutique music and visual arts festival, has revealed the visual arts program and satellite events that will take place between 17 January and 1 February next year, with the main event taking place on 19 February.
Artists included in the program include the visceral topicality of Hamishi, collaborating with sound artist Henry Finn Madin, contemporary culture and tribalism mash-up artist, Misha Hollenbach, audiovisual installation genius, Kit Webster, ultra slow portrait purveyor, Keith Deverell, multidisciplinary visual artist, Thomas Russell, exra-sensory exploration, Phantôscopia, and Germany/Kiwi designer, Markus Hofko.
These artists join the already announced music video director, Kris Moyes, and contemporary choreographer, Antony Hamilton, who will be collaborating with musical vituosos, Kirin J Callinan and Forces respectively.
Also on the visual bill is Jeremy Earl, showcasing his distinctive ink-drawings and collages at Polyester Records, as well as playing in with his band, Woods, on the musical line-up.
Peanut Butter Wolf will take you through his favourite film clips at Stones Throw's Night of Music Video, where artists will DJ into the evening, Boiler Room will impress have dance afficiandos, Thee Oh Sees, Dick Diver and ScotDrakula will help celebrate Australia Day at Bangin Aus Day BBQ, and the fun still continues with the annual Beg, Scream and Shout Film Festival.
The art program and additional gigs, parties and exhibitions are designed to complement and enhance the main event of the festival, Sugar Mountain, that boasts a carefully hand-picked line-up of artists, both musical and visual, each being the other's cherry on top - a sugar mountain indeed.
- Amy Robinson