free workshop with radical architect liam young

What’s the future of Australian cities? Are we built to last or destined to be consumed by our digital selves? Join speculative architect* Liam Young in a one day think tank exploring methodologies for creating artworks that operate between performance, design, fiction and future. continue reading →

blog post from transformer performer

we've just returned from bloemfontein, south africa, where we made transformer, with vrystaat kunstefees and students from the university of the free state. one of the performers wrote this article about her experience of performing in and playing transformer. thanks to marica for allowing us to publish her work and sharing her thoughts. continue reading →

pvi at disrupted festival of ideas

we're very excited to be part of this year's disrupted – festival of ideas at the state library of western australia. we will be running resist: the right for change, and pvi kelli will be facilitating a panel called taking back the city. continue reading →

national day of action

pvi are taking part in the protagonists' national day of action. the protagonists are a collective of inter-dependent artists and arts workers operating across and between disciplines, organising under the banner #artprotagonists to protest the cuts to the arts. this website will be 'on strike' on june 17 2016 in solidarity with independent artists, who have been adversely effected by the cuts to the australia council for the arts. continue reading →

new work in the lab: ‘transformer’ in south africa

kelli and steve will be heading to bloemfontein in south africa in june to collaborate with emerging artists and students from the university of the free state.

pvi will run their new artistic laboratory transformer, looking to explore the possibilities of utilising play to creatively transform public space.

outcomes will be curated by pvi into a series of playful interventions and actions for the vrysraat festival.

pvi board member wins!

pvi collective are thrilled to announce that our board member michael tucak was awarded the 2016 attorney general’s community service law award. now in its 10th year, the award honours a wa legal practitioner for an outstanding commitment of pro bono legal work to the community. michael is an arts lawyer and strong advocate for the arts and creativity sectors in western australia. continue reading →

pvi collective nominated for two west australian screen awards!

we are thrilled to have been nominated for two awards in the film and television institute's 28th annual west australian screen awards (wasps) for our recent work blackmarket. from their website: "the west australian screen awards is the premier celebration of west australian screen culture, celebrating excellence and achievements in feature film, short film, web series, music videos, television production, documentary, games and interactive productions." blackmarket received nominations for the categories of 'best game' and 'best interactive production'. congratulations also to the other nominations - it is fantastic to see so many of our peers being recognised. we look forward to the awards ceremony on 28 july 2016!  

statement: australia council funding outcomes

pvi collective statement: australia council four year funding outcomes last week pvi collective received news that our bid for australia council four year funding was successful. we are deeply honoured to have been awarded the funding and will do our utmost to keep putting work out there that agitates audiences in playful and participatory ways. however, the climate in which the funding was distributed makes it impossible for us to celebrate. we knew it would be bad, but the massive destabilisation of the small to medium arts sector, losing 62 leading organisations, means that we now need to find ways to build camaraderie as a sector so that we can take meaningful action. keeping up the pressure on senator fifield to return the monies to the australia council, with interest, is one step towards undoing the damage. here’s what we are up to: we will be writing to senator fifield reminding him that despite his government’s rhetoric around ‘jobs and innovation’, the arts as an ‘industry’ contributes more than $50 billion to our national gdp and the impact of these cuts has the potential to radically alter the positive contribution we make to the economy. we are actively colluding with our immediate network of peers to figure out ways that we can take action and extend support to companies who will now need it. we feel for you and we want you to know that you are not alone. we are in this together and know that resilience is our strong point and creative problem solving is what we do best. with much love and solidarity pvi collective

artistic consultancy with powerhouse youth theatre

we have been colluding with director of powerhouse youth theatre [pyt] kaz therese and dramaturg dr paul dwyer on their ambitious new participatory performance tribunal, co-presented with griffin theatre company which brings together artists, activists, lawyers and young leaders to interrogate notions of truth and lies around the politically contentious labels of refugee and asylum seeker. pyt is the leading professional theatre company for emerging artists in western sydney.

show dates: 12 – 20 august 2016 tickets on sale now: here

image from griffin theatre company

kelli mccluskey wins australia council for the arts award

we are thrilled that pvi kelli has been the recipient for the prestigious australia council awards taking out the ‘outstanding achievement for experimental arts’ award. she is one of only eight recipients nationally including luminaries from other artforms; david malouf [literature], richard bell [visual arts], lily shearer [community arts] and lucy guerin [dance] among others. australia council chief executive officer tony grybowski said the awards were the highest honour the council could give. kelli is super chuffed. watch the video of her speech here.