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At the Drive-in: The Event

Posted: August 19, 2010 by shopfrontcontemporaryarts in under fifteen
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Photo by Sasha Cohen.

Shopfront, Hazelhurst, and The Harmony Institute presents At the Drive-in.

A free all-weather event

Combining live music, performance, dance and film, At the Drive-in will arise and stalk the grounds of the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Gymea from 26-29 August, before hitting the road and becoming a unique touring arts festival on route to the Living Desert, Broken Hill from 10-11 September.

Featuring performers from:
Shopfront Contemporary Arts & Performance
Heaps Decent
Broken Hill

See the event at:
Hazelhurst Gallery, Gymea 7:30pm
August 26-29

The Living Desert, Broken Hill 7:30pm
off Nine Mile Rd – 2nd Entrance
September 10-11

Enquiries: (02) 9588 3948

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This event is supported by The Australia Council for the Arts, ArtsNSW, Matana Foundation, The Department of Community Services, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sutherland Shire Council, Heaps Decent, Broken Hill Council, Daniel Besen, Illawarra Catholic Club and the St George Masonic Club

[TJ Eckleberg, Artistic Director]

There is more than one way to die. There is more than one way to come back to life.

Zombies remind us of the need to protect ourselves but also the need to connect. It’s not enough to ward off zombies – shoot them, decapitate them, or push them out the door. Sooner or later the virus will find us, and we need to hope our friends show compassion, treat us respectfully – wait for the symptoms to abate.

We need to decide how to make peace with the zombies we meet. When should we pull out the shotgun – when should we put on the protective suit? When should we stop the boats? When should we admit we are not in control? When do we acknowledge we ourselves are zombies too?


In preparation for the Zombie take-over, we have been collecting artifacts to keep us safe, to remind us of how the world use to be or for scientific and historical keep-sake.

Here is how you can prepare your community group for the Zombie/Alien epidemic…

What you will need: Sticky labels, markers, camera or video camera.

Task: Ask your participants to explore the room, space or building and choose 6 – 7 objects that they think will be useful when the world is over run by Zombies. This could be a beloved book, a light source, a bottle of water etc.

What next: Take photos and upload them to the blog or make a series of video diaries where your participants explain why they have chosen particular artifacts and how the items might be useful in the current Zombie climate.

Here are some important artifacts collected by young people from Riverwood Community Centre…