South Australia’s longest running Queer Arts and Cultural Festival launches this years theme!
It’s a Birthday Celebration for South Australia’s longest running Queer Arts and Cultural Festival and kicking off the FEASTivities is the Launch of 2017’s Theme and Poster design. This year’s theme is 21 – a milestone.
“21 is the Key to the door, the transition to adulthood, reflecting on the past, being in the present, looking towards the future. Turning 21 is definitely time to celebrate” said this year’s Creative Producer Margie Fischer. Margie, one of the co-founders of Feast, makes a timely return for Feast’s 21st. Birthday. “This year’s program harnesses the expertise and creativity of SA Queer artists and health workers and community members in two Advisory committees. Their input will ensure a balance of artistic and community events for Feast 2017,” said Ms Fischer.
Feast’s 21st will showcase the kaleidoscope of SA queer artists, culture and community. Right now it’s time to reveal this year’s poster. Grace Mitchell is the graphic designer of Feast’s 21st poster. Grace, an emerging Adelaide artist and graphic designer, channels her creativity through many projects including; designing the Rainbow Calendar Project 2016 -2017, IDAHOT Day ( International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) publicity, the creation of the I Need Safe Schools/Safe Schools Save Lives campaign materials, graphic design for queer youth projects for the Migration Museum, Shine SA.
“I’m thrilled to be designing the 21st Feast poster. I wanted to make it very clear this is a milestone, a key is synonymous with 21 and the poster reflects the fun and inclusive nature of Feast with bright colours and activity,” said Grace Mitchell.
Festival registrations open mid May, heading towards the Program Launch in September and the Festival 11-26 November.
Rounding out the Feast team are Helen Sheldon, General Manager and James Landseer, Marketing/PR and Artist Liaison. Helen brings a wealth of arts experience, most recently as General Manager of leading SA Arts Company Vitalstatistix and James has worked with Feast for three years now, providing lived experience and commitment to marketing, and supporting queer artists.