Live, interactive and experimental art

About the agar dish


The agar dish is an artist-run-initiative that is passionate about making live art accessible to the public and providing an outlet for artists to present new and experimental works. The group encourages a collision and collaboration of different disciplines and art forms by incorporating performance, dance, sound art, kinetic sculpture, live art demonstrations, installation, music, interactive works and any other forms of immediate art. The group aims to encourage creative development through biannual public events and monthly informal jam sessions open to all artists. Public events are migratory and function like a laboratory for experimental, interactive and live art, which can be opened in any environment to sample the creative cultures growing there.


The event was first started at Sydney College of the Arts in 2008 by a group of artists as an avenue for showcasing and workshopping transient works that cannot be displayed in the traditional gallery sense. Since then it has grown outside of the college to spaces such as Leichhardt Town Hall, Tempe Jets by Brand X, NORTH Contemporary Art Space, the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre and 107 projects.

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