INTERVIEW: Zoe Paulsen, Festival Director & Kaff-eine, Artist on the Can’t Do Tomorrow Festival – On Now #ListenNOW


David & Sue talk to Zoe Paulsen, Festival Director  the Can’t Do Tomorrow Festival which is on at The Facility in Kensington until 29th February 2020. They also talk to Kaff-eine who is one of the street artists at the festival. You can get tickets from the festival website.

About the Can’t Do Tomorrow Festival:

Between 20 and 29 of February 2020, we’ll be transforming the Facility, Kensington, into an outlandish Eden populated by a crowd more hedonistic than a 90s warehouse rave.

More than 100 artists, crews and collectives will descend on the Facility to display (and distribute) work in urban art disciplines as varied as: painting, murals, photography, stencil, sculpture, video, illustration and epic immersive installations.

We want to change the way you experience public space. To holler ourselves hoarse about Australia’s urban art scene and inspire (as well as invest in) a new generation of talent. Ultimately, we’re keen to question the very nature of art itself.

We don’t pretend to be custodians of the contemporary urban art scene. We’re a micro-movement inside a macro-movement. The underground grows, advances and develops with its own organic energy. We’re just here to provide the platform.

About Kaff-eine:

Kaff-eine is an established street and contemporary artist recognised for her illustrative freehand style, delicate linework, and quiet melancholic characters. She has painted public and private works in Australia, Germany, France, USA and the Philippines; had successful solo and group exhibitions, and illustrated two children’s books.

To celebrate LGBTQI identity and culture, Kaff-eine is creating Infinite Thanks, a collection of small paintings with images and  stories called ‘ex votos’, dedicated to rainbow deities. These will reflect the daily fears, needs, and aspirations of a range of rainbow folk. Kaff-eine will display these paintings inside a purpose-built shrine at the Can’t Do Tomorrow festival.