Image Credit: Don Barrington
All participants are encouraged to create, facilitate and propagate works of art in our community. Your challenge is to create interactive experiences that will inspire and engage your fellow citizens.
Everyone is invited to partake in the creation of these experiences. We particularly enjoy art that transforms participants into active contributors to the creative process, generating roles, provoking actions, and prompting society to convene around itself. This type of work blurs the distinction between artist and spectator, manufacturer and consumer.
For more, read our Art Guidelines.
Performances & Workshops
Whether it be pop-up theatre or an exotic dance, live music or a bangin’ DJ set, interactive workshops, spoken word, fire twirling, or a multi-media extravaganza, we love all kinds of performance at Modifyre. And while we do not provide a Main Stage for you to strut your stuff, we can help you find a suitable venue, and hopefully an adoring audience.
When planning your workshop or performance, consider how you might turn your fellow participants into active contributors to the creative process. Below are just some of the ways you might stage a performance at Modifyre. Once you've found a spot that's right for you, don't forget to Register and get listed in the Event Guide!
We support and fund all kinds of interactive and participatory art. If it's not a physical installation, but rather a roving performance, dance extravaganza, pop-up show, or parade, register here.
We really like fire at Modifyre. Fire art, effigies, flame effects, and of course, fire spinning. While we have plenty of room for fire performance at the event, we must also be mindful of the pristine bushland surrounding the site. If you’d like to spin at Modifyre, please get in touch with the F.L.A.M.E. team and let them know you’re coming. You'll get all the lowdown on burning safely at the event, and they’ll get you involved with the official fire celebrations – the opening ceremony, the Bug burn, and the Temple burn.
Mutant Vehicles (also known as art cars) are unique, motorised creations that can show little or no resemblance to their original form. Mutant vehicles can be made from scratch, or stunningly and safely modified from their base vehicle
If you want to bring your mutant vehicle to ride around and show off to everyone, register with the Arts Department here!
The Heart is the civic centre of Modifyre, the town hall. It provides a space for participants to meet, share ideas, and to find information about what is going on. A small stage is provided, suitable for acoustic music, spoken word, discussion and presentations. If you would like to perform or run a workshop at The Heart, register beforehand, or simply sign up on the Information Board when you arrive.
Each evening as night falls, the Lanterneers parade through town, illuminating the streets as they go. Combining handicraft, mime, costume, dance, and street theatre, the Lanterneers welcome participants of all ages and experience levels. Come join their lantern-building workshops, and perform in the spectacular opening ceremony.
Many Theme Camps are equipped with top-notch sound systems, lighting rigs, and performance spaces of all shapes and sizes. Join one, perform with one, or create your own! It can be as big or as small as you like, with a theme limited only by your imagination. It will have a visual presence and include a communal space or activity. It may be the base from which a roving performance is staged.
Once you're ready to start creating, we ask that you register your art. This allows us to connect you with resources for your project and include you in the Event Guide.
Registration is ESSENTIAL If you are seeking placement onsite, or if your work involves fire or amplified sound.
As a crowd-funded event without commercial sponsorship, Modifyre cannot provide fees for artists’ work. However, a number of grants are available to facilitate the creation of art and theme camps at the event.
Modifyre is still growing so funding is limited, however we endeavour to support as many projects as possible.
Priority is given to work that relates to the Event Theme and that aligns with the aim of generating highly interactive, community-driven, collaborative work that is thought-provoking and participatory.
This may include art installations, theme camps, workshops or performances. If you have an idea or project that needs a little financial assistance to realise, put through a grant application and someone will be in touch.
All grant applications are assessed by a cross-section of the Event Production team, including the Art department and Theme Camp leads.
Grants are funded entirely by ticket sales and fundraisers held throughout the year.