Mecha – Festival of Experimental Art
(2019 – Ongoing Annual Event)
Mecha is a new and unique arts festival showcasing the best of robotic and mechanical sculpture, performance art, sound, and video art – a home for hybrid and experimental artforms.
19th of January 2019 was the beginning of the journey: a small one day/night pilot festival, to test the waters, trial ideas, with room to grow in future in an organic and practical way.
The works on show are experimental, weird, beautiful and captivating. Sitting somewhere between the traditional worlds of galleries, theatres, and festivals, these forms are presented together as a unique grouping not often seen in Australia’s arts landscape.
An artist run festival, Mecha places experimental arts front and centre, and puts artists first, with profit from the festival going directly to the artists thereby directly benefiting from its success.
Conceived and driven by regional Victoria based experimental artist duo Cake Industries, Mecha is focused on bringing experimental arts out of the cities and growing this unique scene in Australia along with an audience.
Mecha 2019 was proudly supported by:
The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.
Golden Plains Shire CouncilLinton and District Progress Association Inc.
Best of Ballarat