the future is floating is produced by Other Sights for Artists' Projects, in partnership with Sydney Festival and in collaboration with Tribal Warrior.
Other Sights develops new and unexpected exhibition platforms outside of the gallery context and provides support to artists, writers and curators interested in creating temporary, critically rigorous work for highly visible locations in public space. They collaborate and share resources with organizations and individuals in order to present projects that consider the aesthetic, economic, and regulatory conditions of public places and public life. Other Sights’ production team offers expertise in curation, project management, presentation, delivery, and promotion of temporary art projects in public spaces. They are dedicated to challenging perceptions, encouraging discourse, and promoting individual perspectives about shared social spaces. Click here for their website.
Every January, Sydney Festival starts the new year with a bang, transforming the city with a bold cultural celebration based on critical ideas and cutting-edge art and performance.
More than any other cultural event, Sydney Festival defines Sydney's personality. For over four decades we have presented international artists who guarantee headlines, and whose presence in Sydney adds to the Festival's buzz and prestige, including names like Björk, Brian Wilson, Grace Jones, Manu Chao, Elvis Costello, AR Rahman, Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, Robert Lepage, The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Peter Sellars, Sir Ian McKellen and David Byrne & St. Vincent. Some of the world's great companies – Wayne McGregor's Random Dance, Cheek by Jowl, Gate Theatre and The Wooster Group to name only a few – also share the Festival with the most exciting artists and companies in Australia.
Sydney Festival's audacious contemporary programming positions it at the forefront of arts practice in Australia and up there as one of the most wonderful festivals in the world.
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A not-for-profit community organisation initiated and directed by Aboriginal people with Aboriginal Elders, the Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation was established by concerned Aboriginal people with a view to spread and vitalise Aboriginal culture, and to provide economic and social stability. Tribal Warrior provides quality training for employment skills, and extends everyday practical assistance by distributing food and groceries to struggling families. The Management Committee of the Corporation includes grass roots Aboriginal people from various areas, and respected Elders.
The Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation uses the gaff-rigged ketch Tribal Warrior and the Mari Nawi to train Aboriginal people to attain their Master Class V commercial maritime certificate and other qualifications including Radar certificate, and Marine Engineer certificate.
On all public occasions and celebrations, the Tribal Warrior flies the Koori Flag and the jib sail painted with the words “It's a Koori harbour” and the Black Duck totem. Wherever the boat goes or where Aboriginal people have seen it, it has been intimately their boat. This has been the spirit and goal from the beginning.
Tribal Warrior exists to empower disadvantaged Aboriginal and non-indigenous people – encouraging them to become self-sufficient by providing specialised training programs leading to employment opportunities in the maritime industries.
Endorsed as a deductible gift recipient by the Australian Taxation Office, and authorised to fundraise for charitable purposes by the Office of Charities, Department of Gaming & Racing NSW, Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation relies on the community for both financial and practical support. Click here for their website.