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Presented in association with ACCOMPLICE and Next Wave

Celebrate and explore the home of the Rapid Creek Markets through the eyes of local creatives. Experimental artists, curators, thinkers and foodies come together in this program of community gatherings and shared artistic experiences.

All of the events listed below are experiments, works in progress, as part of the MarketMarket program celebrating and exploring the home of the Rapid Creek Markets through the eyes of local creatives. Alongside this, a national artist-led lab kicks off with a curated program of discussions, meals and workshops to learn, interrogate and foster new collaborations between local, and visiting artists.


Thu 24 Aug – Sun 27 Aug Rapid Creek Radio
Carlo Ansaldo

Carlo Ansaldo is an artist, project manager and community facilitator working across the visual arts and music industries in Gulumerrgin/Darwin.

Carlo is looking forward to collecting audio material on-site at Rapid Creek and during the labs to develop the beginnings of an audio soundtrack that has the potential to be broadcast locally. Their hope is that this broadcast will plant the seed for a local community radio project to grow. They are looking forward to collaborating with musicians and sound-based artists locally and nationally to test and develop this idea.

Some of their sounds will feature as pat of Matthew van Roden’s Fruit animations.


Sat 26 Aug 6pm Radical Hospitality: MarketMarket Feed

Inviting you to heighten your senses as you move through a transitory program of discussion, new media and audio works while feasting on a three course meal prepared by locals whose businesses call Rapid Creek Shops home. This is a ticketed event. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


Sat 26 Dalirra (Light in Larrakia)
Mikaela Lee

Mikaela Lee is a multi-disciplinary artist, working predominantly in painting, digital drawing and large-scale mural work.

Dalirra (Light in Larrakia) experiments with moving liquid light in the Lab and projection design in collaboration with the walls of the Rapid Creek Markets. Interested in the fusion of Larrakia’s history and culture and the mixing of colours and light at the Rapid Creek market or originally Gurambai (Rapid Creek) to the Larrakia people.

This work will run as pat of the Radical Hospitality: MarketMarket Feed event.


Sat 26 Aug If this flesh could…
Kelly Beneforti

If this flesh could… is a durational dance film by Kelly Beneforti shot in one sitting, exploring human flesh and the flesh of fruit in slowly shifting conversation. Touching on concepts of human and environmental fertility, nourishment, loss, and sustainability. This experiment draws from questions of the relationship between our inner and outer, private and public spaces.

This work will run as pat of the Radical Hospitality: MarketMarket Feed event.


Sun 27 Aug 7am-2pm Fruit
Matthew van Roden

Matthew’s work explores spaces between apparent binaries as locations for queer creative praxis. Working primarily with wax, text, and digital video, van Roden is interested in ideas about the body, text, language and subjectivity.

They will experiment with Risographic animations, QR coded to fruits + vegetables at the Sunday Rapid Creek Markets.


Sun 27 Aug 9am-1pm MarketMarket DJ
Kuya James

Artist and music producer Kuya James (aka James Mangohig) grew up in the tropical and multicultural city of Darwin; the capital of the Northern Territory on Larrakia land. Kuya James is both an ARIA nominated producer and artist.

The Rapid Creek Markets are a regular part of his life. Through a friend he has been getting to know the store holders and asking them about their favourite music, what they loved before they migrated (or their parents migrated) and what they continue to enjoy now. These conversations will produce a DJ set including everything from Thai disco to Indonesian psych rock music and everything in between including a healthy dose of pop music from the last 5 decades.

  • Artists Britt Guy, Carlo Ansaldo, James Mangohig, Jocelyn Tribe, Kelly Beneforti, Matthew van Roden, Mikaela Lee, Naina Sen, Rhanjell Villanueva, Nathan Stoneham, Kristi Monfries

  • Image 1 Gurambai by Mikaela Lee

  • Image 2 If this flesh could... by Duane Preston

  • Image 3 Rapid Creek Radio

  • Image 4 MarketMarket DJ

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