The island of Salina

13 Aug
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The Tension

1 Jul

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I have a new comic out now called The Tension – you can grab it at these fine locations!

Onlinehttp://sankessto.com
Melbourne – Sticky
Brisbane – Junky
Perth – Neighbourhood Press
Hobart – Fullers Bookshop
Alice Springs – Red Kangaroo Books (who took the above photo)
This is what Bronwyn at RKB posted today “So I finally got my hands on Joshua’s personal comic titled ‘The Tension’. It is a companion book to his and Craig’s iconic graphic novel ‘The long weekend in Alice Springs’. Joshua talks about the process of creating ‘The Long Weekend in Alice Springs’ and accompanying emotions with its release/launch and ongoing popularity in Alice Springs. Hats off to all the authors and artists who put their work in the public sphere. It must be a very nerve-wracking experience.”

Hobart launch will be held at Yambu Cafe on Friday July 6 with me doing some live comic readings with projected art and music and me generally talking about how terrifying art is to put out into the world. Also special guest appearances from Emily Sheppard and Natalyaa Bing doing a viola/violin duet which I am TOTALLY STOKED ABOUT. Supported by Island magazine and Yambu.

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The Long Weekend turns 5 today

11 May

Five years today since the Alice Springs launch of the most emotionally difficult art project that I suspect I’ll ever do, and also the first huge art project I ever did. Grateful that I stumbled into it, completely unaware that it would change me.

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Recently I finished a minicomic called ‘The Tension’ which is about making ‘The Long Weekend in Alice Springs’ and what happened to me afterwards, which isn’t something that I’ve talked about much; it will be riso-printed in time for the Other Worlds Zine Fair in Sydney. I’ll have some mini launches later on once I’ve pulled my brain together.

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Craig San Roque showreel

3 May

My art-colleague Craig San Roque just had this showreel made up by David Nixon and Fiona Walsh in Alice Springs, some of his big hits over the years. He’s done quite a bit actually, strange and wonderful fellow he is. Some elements of the live performance of The Long Weekend in Alice Springs are at the beginning.

Craig San Roque from David Nixon on Vimeo.

 

May Newsletter

26 Apr

Hey! HOW ARE YOU??
My May newsletter is out -> HERE

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SOUND KLUB 16

24 Apr

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Sound Klub is a series of small events and concerts held in Hobart curated by Matt Warren and Joshua Santospirito focusing on audiovisual / improv and experimental sound / performances. It has been ongoing since 2009 … so next year it will be 10 years old.

Sound Klub 15

30 Mar

 

Saturday April 14 at 6pm with sounds from 6:15, $5 donation 

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Set-times subject to change 

6:15pm – Joshua Santospirito & Sara Wright

Experimental dance/sound collaboration two Hobart based artists. This should prove very very interesting. 

Listen to Josh’s at http://drivewesttoday.bandcamp.com 

 

7pm  – Trommel Inc. 

Trommel Inc. is a troupe of Hobart-based drummers dedicated to performing percussive experiments, planned, improvised or somewhere in between. This will be their debut.

 

7:45pm – Maria Moles and Adam Haliwell (Melbourne) 

Extraordinary Noise & Drums duo invoking incredible sound & music Improvisations. We were lucky enough to have Maria and Adam at a previous Sound Club episode. Maria also performed a solo percussion show at the Odeon during MOFO 2018. 

https://mariaandadam.bandcamp.com/album/if-the-times-were-right-i-wouldnt-be-writing-this-after-all

 

SK is curated by Matt Warren and Joshua Santospirito. 

It was started in 2009 by Matt Warren and Scot Cotterell and is a shifting collective of artists and musicians interested in live sound, experimental music and audio-visual performance. Based in Hobart, Tasmania SK produces small-scale, sometimes themed events presenting the work of local, national and international artists.

Poster art – by Matt Warren, Lettering by Joshua Santospirito.