DOOFORD is a weekend multi-arts open-studio event. What began as simply a showcase for studio practice has grown from a few friends performing on the studio stage into a vibrant intellectual and artistic exchange of ideas and development of working relationships between artists.
Over one weekend, Doofword participating artists present panel discussions, conduct workshops, perform new work to peers, collaborate and network.
Artistic directors and event managers Geoffrey Datson and Annette Hughes have run the event since 2011 at their Greenroom studio in Cooroy, and have decided to move the established Christmas/new year dates to September to coincide with Horizon Festival of Arts & Culture. Most importantly - DOOFWORD provides a safe space to experiment (and to possibly fail) within a supportive collegiate millieu.
The theme for this year's DOOFWORD is COLLABORATION. Several of the artists will be exhibiting new works that have emerged from previous collaborations... poets with experimental film makers, an Iranian refugee activist/poet spoken word work with musicians, light sculptors with live electronica performance.
Friday: Workshop - Panel Discussion - Exhibition Launch - Film Screening - Opening Night Concert
Saturday: Morning Workshop - Panel Discussion - Music 'Verandaraga' Session - Afternoon Workshop - Evening Performance Concert
Sunday: Music 'Verandaraga' - Afternoon Panel Discussion - Workshop - Spoken Word - 'Verandaraga' Participatory Collaborative Performance