This is Not Art (TiNA) featuring Fiona Lee

Friday 29 October 2021
7.00 – 8.00pm

Free virtual event 
Livestreaming via Instagram

Full festival program and artists line-up available here: 

Octapod is pleased to present the 24th iteration of This is Not Art (TiNA), a festival reimagined in a COVID-19 world.

In line with public health restrictions, the TiNA festival in 2021 has been stripped of a live audience. Five new commissioned experimental works will be presented by artists every Friday throughout October, working to the theme  ̶R̶e̶s̶p̶o̶n̶s̶e̶  (in spoken word: Response, Strikethrough). Strikethrough is a typographical presentation of words with a horizontal line through the centre. The words remain readable, but adding the strikethrough gives a new layer of meaning.

In partnership with Newcastle Art Gallery, on Friday 29 October, TiNA artist Fiona Lee, a Newcastle-based artist also featured in the Gallery's current exhibition THE ART OF PROTEST will launch newly created experimental work on Newcastle Art Gallery's Instagram channel @newcastleartgalleryaustralia. With public health guidelines changing regularly throughout October, more details will be announced closer to the date.

Photo: courtesy Stuart Marlin

Fiona Lee  

Fiona is a political artist and climate justice activist working across non-violent direct action and art forms such as installation, photography, and video. Fiona’s work is an act of resistance; she often incorporates her home’s scorched remnants to unapologetically draw attention to the personal loss of her home in the 2019/20 bushfires and the impact of climate change on us all. 

The This is Not Art (TiNA) Festival is an emerging and experimental multi-disciplinary arts festival that celebrates Newcastle as a leading creative city. Now in its 24th year, TiNA is a platform for emerging and experimental artists from around the country to present new work, share ideas, network and express their unique selves to a supportive audience. 

Find out more about the TiNA Festival program here: 


  • This event is FREE



Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Cooks Hill