INTERPOSE is a series of temporary performances and workshops across the ACT that present unconventional, hybrid and experimental art-forms in unexpected places.
Noir pop echoes off tinnies at a popular swimming hole.
A drag queen sits on a gold couch playing bluegrass.
A soprano sings at the dog park.
There’s a poem at the petrol pump.
A comedian in a chicken shop. A mime on a mountain.
Art is coming… when you least expect it.
Jeffree Michael Skewes
Jeffree Michael Skewes is a local Kambah based visual artist, educator and writer who has for more than thirty years had a steady and positive influence with Canberra’s local arts community and also continually honed his own artistic career.
Jeffree is an accomplished painter and visual artist most recently evident in his 2018 solo art exhibition and self-published edition of his painting and accompanying poetry titled Silk on the Road – an allegorical celebration of the Life is a journey metaphor which will see yet another step in his Interpose Pop-up poetry performance and temporary installation this time called Walking the Road.
With an extensive creative background and work experience in multiple cross-art forms, (painting, drawing, collage, ready-made art, theatre, writing, book craft, pottery, glass, free jazz music and installation art) his art practice is now being shaped more and articulated by his allied writing practices.
Image: (detail) Jeffree Skewes, Apolony.
Zoe Anderson is a performance poet and storyteller who is fascinated by myth, ecology and place. Her work is concerned with creating new folklore for a changing world. Zoe comes from Canberra, which is Ngunnawal country. She a gardener, a beekeeper and a bushwalker. Zoe is an organiser and MC for Slamboree, the world’s only scout themed poetry slam. Zoe’s words have appeared in Meniscus Journal, Seizure, and The Stars Like Sand anthology. Find her on Facebook and Instagram: @zoeandherwords.
Rachel Develin transforms everyday waste and packaging materials into organic forms that reference both land and marine environments. Her work explores themes of nature, cycles of life and the impact of a consumerist society on the natural world. Her sculptural arrangements comment on our excessive waste and obsession with commodities that require an abundance of plastic packaging and disposable products. She considers what impact this has, not only for our current environment but questions what will our future generations be facing?
Yucky the Drag Queen:
Yucky the Drag Queen is a musician, singer and professional gender alien who fell from the far reaches of a distant galaxy and is currently based in Canberra, ACT. Yucky is variously described as glamorous, obtuse, sexy, stupid, and kind of weird-smelling. Combining elements of dance, history, space-travel, and biological science, Yucky performs regularly at events and venues all around Canberra and is sure to make you feel excited, funny and a maybe a little sick.
Baring all with the release of “quiver” – their tome to the complexities of life and self-acceptance – acclaimed singer-songwriter Shoeb Ahmad maps out a unique narrative around identity politics and deep moods with an emo-soul soundtrack.
Expect sad songs, earnest lyricism and reflective melodies set to guitars, voices and electronic loops.
What started as a long distance affair and now a Canberra/Sydney collab, Australian Sweetheart are ready to share their disjointed heartbreak pop with you.
Wedged between groove driven cyber-pop and an almost twee vocal sensibility – like Alice Glass on sedatives – they promise to ready you to move your feet, whether in front of your mirror, in the living room or somewhere with a smoke machine…that’s for you to decide.