2008 : Gender Twist
The first juried visual art show, exhibiting the work of 24 artists including Mary Taylor, Margaret Matsuyama and Piere Gour.
The festival performance line-up included PIAF Cabaret, a night of transgressive music and dance; QUEEROTICA, readings of censored literature; Still Breathing Fire, Anna Camilleri’s ground-breaking one woman show; Wilde @ Art, a tribute to Oscar Wilde; Gilding the Lily, 50th birthday retrospective of composer Rodney Sharman; and JODAIKO, the incendiary all woman taiko ensemble. These shows included world premieres of works by Anna Camilleri, Jeffrey Ryan, and Rodney Sharman. Performers included Bill Richardson, Denis Simpson, Amber Dawn, Cris Derksen, Shaira Holman, Karen Lee-Morlang, Tiresias and many others. The festival included for the first time two workshops by featured artists: writer Anna Camilleri and Taiko Drummer Tiffany Tamaribuchi.