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Punctum - Castlemaine


Punctum experiments in live arts – the best in the field. Punctum is an intended art accident on the well-made stages of art. Jude Anderson - Artistic Director founded in 2004, Punctum as an artist-led live arts organisation on Dja Dja Wurrung country and based in Castlemaine.


They're a key organisation for arts excellence and enquiry. They examine the relationship between artist, audiences and systems through live arts productions and residencies.


They work in collaboration with established and emerging artists, audiences, institutions, organisations and businesses.


Their works are grown regionally and are presented locally, nationally and internationally.

They are small in scale and big in commitment. They seek to advance contemporary performance practice through experiments developed in regional contexts.


Punctum foster new approaches to live performance making and audience engagement.

Their productions, programs and curating generate unique opportunities for artists to experiment and create new works with audiences in supportive settings locally, nationally and internationally.


Artists associated with programs develop new works that push boundaries and open the way for audience collaboration and participation. They invite artists to experiment with installations and performances that encourage action and reflection; to build contemporary art forms that are inclusive. Drawing on local and expert knowledge, systems, sites and civic concerns, working in close proximity with researchers and residents. Through programs they seek to gather people together to collectively reinterpret their present, reconsider their past and re-imagine their future.


Punctum create programs which give contemporary art and experimentation a central place in regional culture.





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