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One Prize - One Winner Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize 2017

BY Nicole Maggs | 10-Aug-2017
Noosa Regional Gallery invites contemporary Australian artists to submit works for entry in to the Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize. One Prize - One Winner $3000. People’s Choice Award $1000
People’s Choice Award is proudly sponsored by Friends Noosa Regional Gallery. All entries open l 11 August 2017. Application close I 24 September 2017. #drawingprizeNRG #Pencilart #drawing #drawingprize #artprize #contemporarydrawing #charcoahl #pastelart #pencilart #sketch #sketching #charcoaldrawing #pendrawing

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Studios for rent at Space Tank

BY Holger Dielenberg | 10-Aug-2017
Space Tank Studio has studios for rent for Makers, artisans and product developers.

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Make Winter Electric: Interview with Kate Sellars-Jones

BY Maggy Liu / University of Melbourne | 09-Aug-2017
If you are finding it difficult to face the dreary Melbourne landscape this winter, perhaps what you are missing is a beautiful scarf from Things Are Electric to provide that extra pocket of warmth and brilliant pop of colour to brighten your day. Recently, I had the pleasure to chat to the owner and designer of the brand, Ms Kate Sellars-Jones, about her passion for art, the inspiration behind her latest collection as well as her entrepreneurship journey. @ThingsAreElectric #ThingsAreElectric @things.are.electric

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La Trobe University Student Series ‘Mashed Up’ Releases 10 August

BY Melbourne WebFest | 07-Aug-2017
In Melbourne WebFest's fifth anniversary year, the La Trobe University interns documented the experience of being a festival intern. When the simple task of creating the annual mash up of Official Selection series go awry, can this year’s team pull it together in time for the festival? They say being an intern can be hard but being a Melbourne WebFest intern might just be deadly. #MelbWebFest #MashedUp #WebSeries #LaTrobeUni @MelbWebFest @Latrobe

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Curator of everything. A portrait of a regional gallery owner and his team.

BY Marcus Johnson / VCA Graduate | 04-Aug-2017
Lavish openings, fine champagne, well-informed and wealthy buyers pushing their credit cards at you. As they say, it’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it. I wish, at times, that was my job.

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ABSENT AMANDA ADDAMS AT AUGUST AUCTION

BY AMANDA ADDAMS AUCTIONS | 02-Aug-2017
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Meditation on “The Usefulness of Art” is music for our times

BY Diana Wolfe | 01-Aug-2017
Acclaimed Melbourne jazz composer and musician Adam Simmons returns to fortyfivedownstairs for four nights in August, with a rare opportunity to experience his The Usefulness of Art suite performed by a world-class 20-piece ensemble. The concerts will be the first time The Usefulness of Art has been performed by the Adam Simmons Creative Music Ensemble alongside an art installation by Filipino sculptor Diokno Pasilan and featuring costumes by Christine Crawshaw.

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Things are Electric - Scarf designs created by artists

BY Things are Electric | 27-Jul-2017
Things are Electric emerged from the KSJ Design Studio in Melbourne Australia, in 2012, as an avenue for the owners to foster their love of art, painting & print design. The scarf designs are created by the artists in our studio, with the final prints coming to fruition with any combination of painting, illustration, photography and digital techniques. @ThingsAreElectric #ThingsAreElectric #scarves

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Press release: Eight Finalists announced for Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship

BY Sydney Eisteddfod | 24-Jul-2017
Eight outstanding young dancers have been selected to progress to the Final of the Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship on Sunday 30 July. #sydneyeisteddfod @sydeisteddfod

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A Tale of Four Migrant Women, Told by Four More

BY Noor Gillani / Queensland University of Technology | 14-Jul-2017
In her play Remembering Palestine, Director Aleea Monsour shines a spotlight on the lives of four refugee women, and in doing so a whole generation of youth whose roots trace back to no-man’s land.

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FRANK CHRISTIE FRANK CLARKE! A larrikin new Aussie musical

BY Geoff Sirmai | 17-Aug-2012
A warm and very funny new Australian musical is set to be the hit of the Sydney Fringe! Frank Christie Frank Clarke! by Peter Fleming (book and lyrics) and Allan McFadden (music and lyrics) is the half-true story of a nearly identifiable loveable con-man-thief who almost got away with it in-and-around the Aussie goldfields; who sort of became an icon; who fought the occasional battle with and through the media; who sort of had a Chinese girlfriend; and who wound up something of an entrepreneur in America....

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New Robyn Bauer Solo Exhibition

BY Robyn Bauer | 17-Aug-2012
Terra Australis - Kangaroos and Other Discoveries. A solo exhibition of paintings, drawings, and sculpture exploring the wonder and excitement of Australia's early natural history discoveries, by Robyn Bauer

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Performing Arts Residencies applications now open

BY Blacktown Arts Centre | 17-Aug-2012
Blacktown Arts Centre invites artists to submit expressions of interest for its 2013 Performing Arts Residency Program. The program will focus on two initiatives, the Dawson Mall Program and Cross Cultural Collaboration. The Performing Arts Residency Program aims to provide professional development opportunities for individuals or small groups of artists in the development, experimentation and mentorship of new works.

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Catherine by Schlaudias Ciffer

BY Schlaudias Ciffer | 17-Aug-2012
Schlaudias Ciffer is a Vienna based band currently planning their first Australia Tour in 2013. Rock 'n Roll - That's all ;-)

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Clay Connections

BY Bolin Bolin Gallery at Bulleen Art & Garden | 16-Aug-2012
An exhibition by the Valley Potters The Valley Potters is a group based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, which aims to encourage high standards of craftsmanship and provide a point of contact with fellow potters. This exhibition features a range of different studio ceramics - Raku or Sagar fired work to give different surface effects; platters and pots with a variety of differet glazes, sculptures, including one of our own Julia; sculptural additions, including pots with Australian animals; painted pots.

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The Bride, The Ship & The Wardrobe: Romance Was Born Meets William Johnston

BY The Johnston Collection | 16-Aug-2012
Romance Was Born, one of Australia’s most internationally celebrated fashion houses, will apply their famously quirky design sensibility to The Johnston Collection.

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Perennial Moments - Saori Kita

BY Studio 20/17 | 16-Aug-2012
Perennial Moments is Saori Kita’s first solo exhibition. These intriguing and beautiful jewellery works are made by using rough cut gemstones and traditional casting techniques.

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Melbourne Chamber Orchesta presents: Bach & Bach

BY Melbourne Chamber Orchestra | 16-Aug-2012
Dvorak’s mellifluous quintet is tailor-made for the weightier sonorities of a string orchestra and this new arrangement gives full rein to the MCO strings at their richest and most lush. Complementing father Bach’s third Brandenburg concerto is son Carl Philipp Emanuel’s Sturm und Drang - filled concerto, here to be given brilliant expression by rising star flute-player Taryn Richards.

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THE SECRETS OF EXPO CHICAGO: UNLOCKED IN SEPTEMBER FOR ART LOVERS

BY Georgie Stayches | 15-Aug-2012
Art enthusiasts will be given an exclusive opportunity to tour the inaugural Expo Chicago with respected art consultant, Anne McGravie-Wright from (13th – 24th) September 2012.

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Time Machine: Sue Ford

BY Bundoora Homestead Art Centre | 15-Aug-2012
Time Machine: Sue Ford August 31 2012 - October 14 2012 Sue Ford (1943–2009) was one of Australia’s most important photographers and filmmakers. Ford studied photography at RMIT and in 1974 was the first Australian photographer accorded a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. The exhibition describes a period when photography was charged with political and personal meaning. It provides a great opportunity for audiences to reassess the talent of this important photographer, whose work was at once political, beautiful and elegiac. In an era when the photograph has become highly disposable it is important to acknowledge its role as an agent of change and memory. Monash Gallery of Art travelling exhibition

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Illustrators Australia Seminar - Spotlight on Specialists

BY Jody Pratt | 15-Aug-2012
Don't miss this ONE DAY SEMINAR where FIVE professional specialist illustrators talk about their work, processes, experiences, and show us through their amazing portfolios

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Australian Boys Choir in Concert

BY Belinda Ashe | 15-Aug-2012
The Australian Boys Choir pays tribute to our nation’s gifted composers in a choral music celebration.

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Travel Sketch Tour to France 2013

BY Erin Hill | 15-Aug-2012
Travel Sketching is simply that. Seeing something that appeals when traveling about - overseas or in the back garden - which you want to sketch quickly. While you have the chance. Just a pen and sketchbook and there you have it. Come to weekly classes or join us in France or Fiji in 2013.

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LandEscape by Amanda Ruck

BY Reggie Clark | 15-Aug-2012
Art at Linden Gate Gallery invites you to the opening of LandEscape a series of paintings by Amanda Ruck on Saturday 1st September at 4 pm and sponsored by Punt Road Wine.

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Art Sculpture Classes

BY Georgette Schwantes | 15-Aug-2012
Let Georgette help you develop your hidden creativity and create a work of art in clay that you will be proud of.

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Elizabeth Wojciak opens 23rd August 6pm

BY AP Bond Gallery | 15-Aug-2012
Elizabeth Wojciak's new show 'Enigma' opens Thursday the 23rd of August at 6pm!

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Take a Bow Prize for Performance Photography

BY Ballarat International Foto Biennale | 15-Aug-2012
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale in partnership with Royal South Street Society and Ballarat Regional Tourism, and our sponsors Canon and Studio Gallery Eleven40, present a brand new prize for performance photography. Take a Bow has two sections - Open, with a cash prize of $1500, and a Youth section with a prize..

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A is for Atlas Youth Mentoring Program

BY A is for Atlas | 15-Aug-2012
Are you a young creative Australian looking to further your skills within the performing arts? Do you want to find out what it’s like to develop exciting interdisciplinary work alongside a team of artistic professionals? Do you fancy some expert advice and a chance to collaborate with a professional mentor on a large-scale creative project over a period of 2-3 months? If so, then the A is for Atlas Youth Mentoring Program is perfect for YOU!

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Future Vision: The Public Gallery in the 21st Century

BY PGAV | 15-Aug-2012
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) will hold its annual conference at MONA at the end of this month. FUTURE VISION: The Public Gallery in the 21st Century will consider the impact of MONA on the sector and map out a future vision for public galleries across Australia.

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The Peoples Choice Art Exhibition

BY Kay Evison | 15-Aug-2012
Artists Den and Gallery is proud to present “The Peoples Choice” Art Exhibition. A wonderful opportunity to see 10 of your favourite artists again, chosen from each of our group exhibitions shown throughout the year.

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3D street art legend gives Jenny pre-event boost in Italy

BY Page One Public Relations | 15-Aug-2012
Melbourne artist Jenny McCracken, previous winner of Parramatta’s popular Chalk Urban Art Festival, has received the ultimate boost before she competes for Australia in the ‘Olympics’ of street painting in Italy in the early hours of tomorrow (Australian time) – from the inventor and hero of 3D pavement art, Kurt Wenner.

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NIPPON-JIN: Portraits of Japanese Now

BY Japan Foundation | 14-Aug-2012
Junichi Takahashi, who has taken celebrity portraits of Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon and Vivienne Westwood, will be showcasing his NIPPON-JIN collection at the Japan Foundation Gallery from 31 August until 28 September.

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ROCKDALE MUSICAL SOCIETY presents Hilarious NUNSENSE for Sydney’s South!

BY Geoff Sirmai | 13-Aug-2012
‘Nunsense’ is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia. Thus, the remaining nuns – ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert – stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed

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The Baby Show at Gasworks Arts Park

BY Gasworks Arts Park | 13-Aug-2012
Gasworks Arts Park and La Mama Theatre presents - Love, law, charity and shame lie at the bottom of many a birth; these themes are investigated by an expert, a deliberately barren spinster accompanied by her dog love child.

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The Medics scoop National Indigenous Music Awards

BY Chryss Carr | 13-Aug-2012
Showcasing the changing face and sound of Indigenous music in Australia, emerging QLD rock four-piece The Medics have taken out top honours at the 2012 National Indigenous Music Awards on Saturday 11 August. One of the country’s most exciting young bands, The Medics released their debut album Foundations to widespread acclaim earlier this year and now wins for Album of the Year, New Talent of the Year and Song of the Year for ‘Griffin’ sends a clear message that they are an act on the rise.

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John Dean at Art Atrium

BY Art Atrium | 13-Aug-2012
2011 & 2007 Art Gallery of NSW Sulman Prize Finalist. 14 August - 8 September. Exhibition opening with the artist to be launched by Tom Carment Artist & Writer

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John Paul wins Mandorla Art Award 2012

BY Angela McCarthy | 11-Aug-2012
Born of a woman, nurtured by her, freed by her and finally mourned by her is how Mandorla Art Award 2012 winner, John Paul, introduces his stunning artwork Palm Sunday, which is set out like a 1950s cartoon where Jesus the alpha male has just roared up on his motorcycle, in this case his donkey.

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TMO Met Series 5 Concert promises energy and romance!

BY Geoff Sirmai | 10-Aug-2012
The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO) continues its sensational 2012 season on September 15 and 16 with something old (and romantic) plus something new (and spirited!) in their latest MET Series orchestral concert.

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Little Hurricane - HOMEWRECKER - RELEASE DATE: 24.08.12

BY Art News Portal | 10-Aug-2012
LABEL: SHOCK RECORDS. As a weather pattern forms its shape and sound out of the unknown and invisible into something tangible and rare, so does the dirty blues force LITTLE HURRICANE. This storm began when San Diego’s CC hung up her chef knives for drumsticks and turned to Craigslist for collaborators. Tone, a songwriter and audiophile from Santa Cruz could see something different in her drumming and energy. Together they began their musical outlet crafting songs in CC’s living room that within months thousands would relate to and appreciate.

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CHRISTOPHE STIBIO - Mapping the Landscape at Flinders Lane Gallery

BY Flinders Lane Gallery | 10-Aug-2012
Having undertaken fine art training under the tutelage of Chinese master painters, Christophe Stibio’s resulting practice revolves around a work ethic combining patience, control and an astute awareness of time. In the past three years he has been shortlisted for the Fleurieu Landscape Prize, the Fleurieu Water Prize, the Paddington Art Prize, and twice for the Stan & Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize.

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Craft Cubed 2012 - Craft’s biggest festival in 42 years

BY Art News Portal | 10-Aug-2012
This August Craft (formerly Craft Victoria) presents its biggest annual Craft Cubed festival to-date, with more than 100 events presented across multiple venues around Melbourne and Victoria.

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National Bookshop Day - August 11

BY Art News Portal | 10-Aug-2012
Make sure you set aside Saturday 11 August on your bookshop's calendar to celebrate National Bookshop Day. A day to celebrate the role of your bookshop in the community. Celebrating all local bookshops and their contributions to the local communities.

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The Sapphires

BY Hopscotch Marketing | 08-Aug-2012
Set in the heady days of the late ‘60s, The Sapphires follows four young singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, who are discovered by an unlikely talent scout. Australia’s answer to The Supremes, the women grasp the opportunity of a lifetime to entertain American troops in Vietnam. Their journey of discovery offers them not only the chance to show off their musical skills, but find love and togetherness. Inspired by a remarkable true story and starring Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy and Chris O’Dowd, The Sapphires is a charming mix of comedy, heart and romance and unbeatable soul music.

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Entries open for the prestigious 2012 Mortimore Prize

BY Australian Art Sales | 08-Aug-2012
Entries for this year's esteemed Mortimore Prize are open only until the end of this month so be sure to get your work in and be part of Australia's leading realism art event and your chance at the prizes valued at $52, 000...

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Pickmaster Plectrum Punch

BY Art News Portal | 08-Aug-2012
Turn your old credit cards into guitar picks! The Pickmaster Plectrum Punch lets you punch a guitar pick out of any plastic, which means you will never run out of picks again! You can even use your old credit card by simply inserting it into the punch and voila, you have a new plectrum.

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Fundraiser for Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation

BY Geoff Sirmai | 08-Aug-2012
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. On Thursday August 9th 2012, at 7.00pm, StoryLines Festival is honoured to be hosting a fundraiser to support Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation in the establishment of a ‘Belonging Place’.

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Sydney Fringe 2012 - TOMMY BRADSON in Sweet Sixteen or The Birthday Party Massacre -

BY Geoff Sirmai | 08-Aug-2012
It’s sometime in the ‘60s… A pig roasts on the spit. Booze chills in the esky. Mum June is practicing her surprises. Dad Garry is drunk. And here’s Lula’s boyfriend Johnny. Lula will arrive any minute. Her friends and family wait with bated breath. There should be cake. There might be blood. There will be rock'n'roll.

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YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL OPEN FOR ENTRIES - CALL-OUT TO ALL YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS

BY Geoff Sirmai | 08-Aug-2012
The youth festival Fast+Fresh Dance is open for entries. Following the success of its knockout 2011 season, Fast+Fresh Dance returns in November to delight audiences and showcase short dance works choreographed and performed by Sydney’s finest young talent.

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2012 Sydney Fringe Premiere - DATING THE WORLD - with STEVL SHEFN and his translator FATIMA

BY Geoff Sirmai | 08-Aug-2012
Raw Comedy winner and Moosehead recipient Steve Sheehan brings his multi award-winning character-based comedy to the 2012 Sydney Fringe this September when “DATING THE WORLD” lands at Newtown’s New Theatre.

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Eve Marks: Aspects of Style

BY Manyung at Glenferrie | 07-Aug-2012
Opening Saturday 18th August 1-4pm Join us at the opening to view Eve's works, enjoy drinks and live music and have an opportunity to meet the artist. Exhibition closes Sunday 2nd September.

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