So Format: Winterfest is over, but it’s still cold – it’s not even the depths of Winter yet, Format, geez…

We agree.

So come along to our Christmas in July Market day.

The venue will be filled with bakers, creators, and candlestick makers. But most importantly, mulled wine and a forest of Christmas trees.

We want to shamelessly transport you to the Northern Hemisphere, with fogged up windows, steaming drinks, festive cheer, and rosy cheeks.

If YOU’D like to participate, please email
by the 16th of July (get your advent calendars out)
stating your wares and to get more details

We welcome food, clothes, radical craft, drink – basically anything you’d find at a Winter Christmas market. Google them if you’ve never been.

This is also another fundraising event to get us to the real Christmas.

So help out by selling – or buying!


Format Murray Bridge

June 21, 2010

G’day all

Country Arts SA has generously given Format the opportunity to take its message outside of the city and to Murray Bridge.

So, we’ve organised a mini-fest for the July long weekend: Friday 9, Saturday 10, Sunday 11 July 2010.

Below, download yourself a poster/program.

Format Murray Bridge Program

And we hope to see you there!

Format Collective

June 15, 2010

Slight amendment to our plans folks! The Format Yearbook has been postponed until our Christmas in July event. Please see the amended program below. x


New Mailing Address

June 15, 2010

Format has a new mailing address.

We still exist at 15 Peel St. Adelaide,

but if you want to send us some awesome post; ie zines, human skulls, lizards, live wolves…

Address your parcel/letter to:

Format Collective Inc.
PO Box 8119
Station Arcade
(South Australia) 5000

Spread the word!

Thanks a lot,

Format Collective.

Check out the sexy poster/program.

Print it out.

Put it on your wall.

Format: Winterfest poster/program


bung art from bung people from bung bands
(Birth Glow, Batrider, No Through Road)

Stephanie Crase, Sarah Chadwick and Nick Walton have put together a disabled chunk of amazing and strange pictures and curios.

& the launch of

The ChangeRoom

Format Gallery is launching it’s very own project space. The ChangeRoom is designed to hold site-specific installations by local, emerging artists. The ChangeRoom is launching on the 23rd of June with a collaborative installation by Format’s visual arts coordinator Chloe Langford and The ChangeRoom curator Riley O’Keeffe.

Format: Winterfest

June 10, 2010

Brrrrrr (Bea ar ar ar Arthur) it’s cold!

That’s why Format’s decided it’s time to warm up from mass body warmth, and get you out of your snuggies, slankets, or plain, old dressing gowns and come to our place.

It’s warm inside. (New heater: $30. Content like cats: Priceless)

Format: Winterfest is here.

It starts

* Friday 18 June 2010

6pm – 12am
Book launch: The Complete Home for the Def & Other Stories by Stan Mahoney

The Complete Home for the Def & Other Stories is a selection of essays,
articles, short stories and reviews by Adelaide amateur historian Stan
Mahoney. The launch party will feature a live audio-visual presentation
courtesy of the living work of art that is HOME FOR THE DEF. Also
featuring NOT A COVEN and the legendary DJ SEX PEST.

Facebook event:

* Saturday 19 June

Opening night: Cabaret Fringe’s The Lonely Man

A one-man cabaret show performed by Jamie Jewell. This cleverly composed
exposé of one man’s thoughts offers the audience a choice that will decide
his fate. A broad range of musical influences are brought together to
create a thought provoking piece of experimental theatre. Part of the
Cabaret Fringe Festival. Tickets are $27.50 Adult or $20 Concession.
Bookings through BASS on 131 246 or at
Season continues June 22, 24 and 26.

* Wednesday 23 June

6pm – midnight
Exhibition Opening: Friends Forever

bung art from bung people from bung bands
(Birth Glow, Batrider, No Through Road)
Stephanie Crase, Sarah Chadwick and Nick Walton have put together a disabled chunk of amazing and strange pictures and curios.

* Friday 25 June

Psychetronica II

9pm – midnight

Originally inspired by the Tokyo event of the same name, Adelaide
Psychetronica captures the same egoless sharing of sounds and ideas.
Features alternative and experimental electronic music, multiple
projections, live art and a whole lotta glycerine smoke. Wholesome,
heart-warming, give-a-hoot fun.

WholesaleMeat Direct Record Shop
6pm til forever

Format Zine Shop, WholesaleMeat & Creative Commons are teaming up to
create a one-stop-shop for fans of local music. The store will sell
physical CDs in the usual way, but there’ll also be a database of free
music available thanks to our astonishing mastery of “computers”.

* Saturday June 26

Closing night of Cabaret Fringe’s The Lonely Man

10pm til 1:20am
Audio Avant-Garde-rama

Adelaide’s prodigal daughter Lara Soulio returns from Melbourne with a
host of wonderful noiseniks, including Prison Bitch, Fjorn Butler,
Mitchell Brennan, Radical Creation and jon dale. Stick around for desert
with DJ SEX PEST spinning the trashiest mp3s he can find on his infamous
iPod of Shame.


So keep an eye out for the Facebook event pages of these events (join the group Format Zine Shop, and remember to keep or start following us on Twitter (

And this is just for June. A little bird has told me there’s more to come in July, including a Christmas Market, a festival in Murray Bridge, and an Art-Jam called Adhocracy in Port Adelaide. But hold your horses, they will all reveal themselves in good time.

Hoping your cockles are warmed,

Format Collective