The Begin Again

‘The Begin Again’ is a vibrant night-time contemporary art tour taking place from dusk until midnight on 1 and 2 April. It includes four video installations and a live performance in Hurstville’s laneways and shopping centre. The Begin Again is a large-scale art event made involving over 90 local residents aged 8 to 88 which daringly re-mixes sub-cultures and tradition.

Art Exhibition previously on in New South Wales, Australia.
From Friday 01 April 2011 to Saturday 02 April 2011

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Published by M.C.A. on Monday 21 March 2011.
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Audiences are presented with vivid imagery against the backdrop of community landmarks: dancers waltz across a lantern-lit skyline; children stage a historic pantomime; a local tenor sings an ode to the river; neon coloured cars pulsate with smoke and music; a Chinese New Year dragon moves fluidly to beating drums on a high rise building. This is a C3West project led by the Museum of Contemporary Art in conjunction with Hurstville City Council.

The artwork has been created by Australian artist Angelica Mesiti, arguably one of Australia’s premiere artists working in the moving image today. She is best known as the recipient of the 2009 Blake Prize and for her work with the ground-breaking Kingpins. It is a busy year for Angelica: ten days after the Hurstville installation, she flies to Germany where she is taking part in Videonale (the oldest video festival in Europe). Angelica lives in Sydney and Paris.


Memorial Square, Forest Road, Hurstville