Seen & Heard is a Sydney based festival showcasing womens work in film, joining Critical Animals for the first time in 2014.
The Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium is an annual conference that takes place over the first weekend in October in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, as part of This is Not Art.
Critical Animals brings together students, researchers, writers, artists, academics and thinkers who are critically engaged in creative and experimental art practices. Participants and audience explore opposites and juxtapositions, unpack questions and conundrums, and cultivate new avenues for thought and creativity.
Critical Animals partnered with This is Not Art in 2002 to fulfil the creative research aspect of the festival. Critical Animals fosters the development of critical thought and reflection in artistic practice and research, while providing an environment in which ideas and relationships can develop in conversation. In 2010, the festival comprised approximately 250 events in 30 venues, attracting an audience of 5,500 from across Australia.