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Sweat Season 2019

Join us to revel in the rituals of a build up day!

This is a FREE event, however you must book your FREE ticket to get the secret location of the Garden Party!

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A Swim - With a welcome, movement, and music
A Market - Where your cutlery reads you a poem
A Garden - With a planting ritual
A Cold Drink - With a story at the pub
A Nap - In a place full of strangers
A Prominade - a solitary evening walk, together
A Backyard Party - Where the humidity finally gets to us

With artists including Tony Lee, Gary Lang, Jenelle Saunders, James Mangohig, Jess Devereaux, Haneen Martin, Amina McConvell, Alicia Scobie, Haneen Martin, Tamara Howie, Lee Harrop, Kelly Beneforti, Matthew Van Roden, Tarzan Jungle Queen and Ciella Williams.

The Build Up is a sultry, sweaty time of year kicking in when the humidity rises, with mangoes falling on every street corner as people start to lose focus and go a little bit loco. It is a ritual of pool parties, air-conditioned dinners and a feeling of relaxation as the pace of the dry season subsides and Garrmalang/Darwin becomes “uninhabitable” by those who don’t call it their permanent fixed address. When that rain hits we step out to do a rain dance, drawing the cool seasonal change into our warm sweaty bodies.

This time of year deserves to be celebrated in a uniquely Garrmalang/Darwin way. Sweat Season is a participatory experiment exploring the multiplicity of our city, that honours the fusing of Larrakia people’s stories, our multicultural traditions, and the extraordinary environment rolled up with cathartic revelries.

Keep an eye on the sky, full program announced when the storm clouds start rolling in.