Manly Arts Festival 2017 (8 – 24  September)






Locus Non Consequensia or ‘Location of no consequence’ is a project that began in the early 2000’s and existed only as a concept and a collection of drawings. The intention now is to fully realise the original concept.

It is a project designed to honour all places which have no apparent aesthetic or utilitarian value and to consider these places through one representative square metre of ground which has been randomly selected using Google Earth and a random number generator.

We live at a time in history where the need to reflect on the fundamental physical reality around us has never been more important.

On Saturday, 9th September at 2.30pm, as part of the Manly Arts Festival, Manly Art Gallery and Museum will kindly be hosting the inaugural Locus Non Consequensia ‘dedication’.  This will be held at the randomly nominated one square metre Locus frame.  We’re hopeful that this will be the first of an on-going and global project.

This is a philosophical concept where we are asking actors, performers, poets, writers and singers to respond individually to the concept of ‘inconsequential spaces’.  If this is something you relate to, we’d love to hear from you.  You may wish to contribute a piece you have already or write something specific, as long as it responds to the theme.  If you’re unable to attend the ‘dedication’ that’s not a problem, your contribution can be read by an actor on the day.

Contributors will not be advertised or mentioned in any pre-publicity, but a copy of their contributions with attributions will be displayed at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum after the ‘dedication’ and for the duration of the festival.

‘Dedication’ at the Locus frame (scheduled to run for 30-45 minutes)

  • The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend
  • The place of the ‘dedication’ is between Manly Art Gallery and Manly Wharf and will held once only during the two weeks of the Manly Arts Festival
  • There will be no seating
  • All contributors names will be included on a formalised ‘order of service’
  • A ‘Book of Witness’ will be available to sign
  • The project is non-profit and all contributions will be on a voluntary basis

Please contact us by email if you have any questions or queries and we also invite you to join us on social media to stay in touch with the ‘Locus’ project.

Kindest regards,

Hadyn Wilson

Locus Non Consequensia. 2017


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