6 - 9 April 2017
When contemporary art activates a small NSW country town...

After two hugely successful festival events, Cementa is back this year, offering an entirely FREE four-day showcase of independent and experimental arts spread across the New South Wales post industrial town of Kandos - from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 April 2017.

Cementa is a biennial Australian contemporary arts festival that takes place in Kandos, a small regional town located on the side of Coombermelon Mountain between Lithgow and Mudgee in Central West NSW. The region provides the backdrop to which artists make, exhibit and perform work relating to the social, historical or environmental context of the town and its surrounds.

Building on the success of the previous two festivals, Cementa celebrates the state of Australian contemporary art across the spectrum of practice, from emerging to established, from urban to regional to local. Cementa17 will present the work of more than 60 artists at the vanguard of Australia’s creative community and artist collectives.

Cementa17 will present four days and nights of performance, sound, cabaret, interactive and electronic arts, video, installation, photography, painting and ceramics at more than twenty venues across town. Works will pop-­‐up in shop-­‐fronts, cafes, on the streets, in the local museum & nursery, at parks, garages, cars, backyards, the tennis courts, a golf club, community halls, church yards – surprising and unexpected places. And Artbank will bring their roadshow to town.

For the first time Cementa will extend its reach beyond the town’s perimeter to include new satellite sites – the natural arena of Ganguddy (Dunns Swamp camping & picnic grounds), nearby Bird’s Hut (a 19th century shepherd’s hut) and a local farming property, Marloo.

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  • Thu 6 April


  • Fri 7 April


  • Sat 8 April


  • Sun 9 April


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The Museums & Galleries of NSW supports and promotes volunteer, artist run and professionally staffed public museums and galleries, and Aboriginal cultural centres, throughout NSW.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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