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Spectacle: The Art of the Event

In conversation with Steve Brown

September 11, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Frances Morrison Central Library / Fine Arts
311-23rd St. E, Saskatoon.

Opening night, Adelaide Festival 2013. Photo: Tony Lewis

Join us for a presentation with Prof. Brown from Flinder’s University, Adelaide, Australia. Brown will discuss the complex cultural contexts of spectacle; how happenings, interventions, flash mobs and cultural rituals are created, and how ritual, story-telling, political satire, social critique, and creative expression are utilized in various festivals, parades, expositions, and international mega events such
as Mardi Gras, Carnival, Burning Man, and Day of the Dead.

Workshop with Steve Brown

Friday, September 12, 2014
1:00-4:00 pm
Prairie Room
Diefenbaker Centre, UofS

To register for the workshop contact: Alison Norlen at

All welcome.

Presented in partnership with the City of Saskatoon, Visual Arts Placement Jury; ICCC, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Public Library, Turner Events Management, and Tourism Saskatoon.