Move over Melbourne & Sydney, Adelaide is quickly becoming the centre of Arts and Culture in Australia with the launch of the Nexus Arts 2018 Program Season and for those who love a bit Multicultural arts, then Nexus is your place. Located in West End of the city located just in the Lion Arts Centre, (North Terrace & Morphett Street). Nexus is a multi-purpose venue can hold a performance up to 300 people, networking drinks and the Nexus Team have told me they can arrange local artist to also perform, something the Logia team will be investigating for future training and venues to liven things up.
Our Board Member Matthew Garcia was invited by fellow CITCSA & Nexus Board Chair, Dr Adrian Vicary to attend the Music Program launch. With the South Australian Government making “Vibrant Adelaide” and organisations such as Festivals Adelaide promoting major arts and cultural festivals across SA we can all see it coming to life. The Nexus Arts Centre is no different. With the wonderful Emily Tulloch kicking off the night announcing the 6 new works, 4 commissions and 10 Adelaide Premieres the 2018 season is jam-packed ranging from a New Orleans musical street Parade, Indigenous Australian storytelling, samba and spoken word and dance across different countries and continents. After the program was announced a short performance was done by Elyas Alavi, who is an internationally renowned poet and emerging artist who was born in Afghanistan and then moved to Australia as a refugee at risk who performed one of his poems (translated from Farsi to English) under the passionate inspired music by Saxophonist Derek Pascoe and Pianist Chris Martin.
As someone who has never been involved in the arts scene, and only ever walking past Nexus thinking… what is Nexus? Some sort of technology company apart of the UniSA we are glad to get involved in these sort of Arts and Culture scene of Adelaide, experiencing something out of our comfort zone and not knowing a single person except Adrian is always hard, but the Nexus group are an amazing team and with 2018 Program now announced the whole Nexus Arts team under the watchful eye of the board & Executive Director Louise Dunn, 2018 looks like a very exciting year ahead given the recent struggles of many performing arts venues across Australia.
What am I looking forward to you might be asking… Well, it starts with the initial program with Nola at Nexus which brings the “Mardi Gras” party straight from New Orleans, Louisiana. With a musical parade through the west end of Adelaide then back to the Nexus Beer Garden for the post-party celebrations. But what makes this exciting for the musical and even non-musical (like me) amongst us is that you get to bring along your own musical instrument or if you have no musical bone like myself we get to sing and clap along during the parade. Exciting yes, worried for the ears of the person next to me, Yes, but no doubt they will be joining in… Book your tickets here: http://nexusarts.org.au/event/nola-at-nexus/ plus find the full 2018 Program.
Looking to get discounted tickets plus support the arts and become actively involved in your community.? Join as a member http://nexusarts.org.au/join-us/membership/
About Nexus Arts:
Nexus Arts began as an artists’ collective, the Multicultural Arts Workers Committee, which brought together culturally diverse artists during the early days of Australia’s shift from a White Australia to a multicultural policy of immigration. The collective played a significant social and cultural role at the time by nurturing the Adelaide public’s appreciation of culturally diverse arts and artists, while also assisting culturally diverse artists to settle in Australia.
Find Nexus at the Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace & Morphett Street, Adelaide SA 5000
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About Matthew Garcia
Matthew is the Managing Partner of Logia and the resident Marketing and Communications board member for CITCSA (Council for International Trade & Commerce in South Australia). Previously Matthew has spent over 10 years in the banking and finance industry with extensive exposure to the businesses and operations of large organisations. With Matthew’s experience and passion for business, he proudly owns and operates Logia a South Australian based Marketing and Communications agency to help many other individuals and businesses achieve their potential through the “We Communicate” motto. With clients located in Australia and around the world.