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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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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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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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Pitch iview Wildcard Entries Open

BY Melbourne WebFest | 30-Jun-2017
Missed out on the shortlist for Pitch iview? There’s still five spots up for grabs so get a move on! Deadlines close 2pm AEST Saturday 1 July. @MelbWebFest @ABCiview @Library_Vic #MelbWebFest #Wildcardiview

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Lay Down Sally

BY StageArt | 25-Sep-2017
Australia’s sport-obsessed culture is on full display in Lay Down Sally: An Oarsome New Musical Robbin’ Hearts All Around the World! an original musical comedy.

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BEAUTIFUL THINGS: A Really Good Looking Musical

BY StageArt | 25-Sep-2017
Zoolander meets The Avengers in this new musical by Greenroom-nominated composer Drew Downing (REBEL, A Super Brady Cabaret)

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‘Without Water’ by Isamu Sawa ~ This Thursday @ Black Eye Gallery :

BY Black Eye Gallery | 25-Sep-2017
For the first time in Sydney, artist Isamu Sawa is set to exhibit ‘Without Water’, a series of hauntingly beautiful, photographic stills depicting flowers and plants in various states of decay. Opening Night: Thursday night: Sept 28, 6-8pm. #blackeyegallery #withoutwaterbyisamusawa

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Hand In Hand - be part of this inspiring concert in the Sunshine Coast. In celebration of Queensland Mental Health Week.

BY CarolineK | 25-Sep-2017
Presented by the School of Hard Knocks. Why not join our inaugural Absolutely Everybody Sunshine Coast project choir? A ’not-to-be-missed’ opportunity to work with and be conducted by the Choir Man himself, Dr Jonathon Welch AM, celebrated singer and conductor of the award-winning Choir of Hard Knocks. You will need to attend three rehearsals, starting this Saturday, and culminating in a magical Sunday afternoon performance at The Events Centre, Caloundra. Registration provides two full days of workshops/rehearsals and the chance to experience Jonathon’s inspirational teaching and passion for choral singing. Learn new skills, make lifetime friends and BE inspired!!! #HandinHand #QMHW #valuementalhealth @choir_man @SOHKnocks

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The Beast at Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

BY Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School Melbourne | 24-Sep-2017
“a room full of friendly people, an appreciation for art, beautiful models, unreal costumes and a truck load of fun times.” Harxest Mag. The world’s original alternative drawing movement. @drsketchymelbourne

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TREE + TIME = CHANGE | Peter H. Marshall

BY Helen Day | 24-Sep-2017
The tree that has been the artist’s model for this series during the past three years is a Eucalyptus, which is growing on the property where Peter and his partner live near Popes Glen – Blackheath. The three largest paintings in the exhibition are life-size, showing the trunk of the tree the actual size of the real tree, which in a sense offers another layer of reality to the experience of the paintings.

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Box & Cox

BY Maniacal Arts | 24-Sep-2017
Maniacal Arts brings to Melbourne, Box and Cox. A quick tongued, loquacious and light humored farce, written by John Maddison Morton in 1847. Sure to give a great night to all those who come to The Butterfly Club in the Melbourne CBD.

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Periclesian Habitats

BY Collie Art Gallery | 23-Sep-2017
Well-known Australian artist, Leon Pericles, will be holding an exhibition, titled, ‘Periclesian Habitats’, at the Collie Art Gallery, 6 October to 12 November 2017. Born and educated in Western Australia, Leon completed fine art studies at Perth Technical College and Curtin University in Perth during the late 60’s and followed with post graduate studies at the Birmingham Polytech, UK in the early 70’s. Leon Pericles is well published, has won many awards through his career and held numerous solo exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas. His work is held in all Australian state galleries, the National Gallery and private collections around the world. In 1989 the Western Australian State Art Gallery honored him with a retrospective exhibition of his prints entitled ‘20 years of Printmaking’. Leon creates fictitious environments based on a remote country town. Many of his works have some wit, whimsy and social comment around his mythical town of Widjimorphup. Several works are about or around the theme of life and happenings in rural habitats.

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Piaf and Aznavour: Songs From the Pavement - 3-8 October, The Butterfly Club

BY Evan Lever | 23-Sep-2017
A seductive play which delves into Piaf's little known relationship with Charles Aznavour. Before they would come to define the very image of the French chanteuse and chanter, Edith and Charles were were children of the pavement, busking on the street corners of Montmartre.

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NGURRA: Home in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands Opening Night

BY Andrea Murphy | 22-Sep-2017
The South Australian Museum is celebrating the opening night of NGURRA: Home in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands in conjunction with the 2017 TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, on Thursday 12 October, 2017.

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British Comedy duo bring latest offering to Melbourne: "Don't Trust Me, I'm a Dentist"

BY Amir Rahimzadeh | 22-Sep-2017
Dr. Ronnie Ramirez takes us on a comical journey of how he became a disillusioned, mentally-unstable dentist whilst his long-suffering loyal nurse Yvette, does her best to keep a level head in this world of supposed professionalism.

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2018 Morocco Painting Tour with BERNARD OLLIS

BY Rita Lazauskas - Amazigh Cultural Tours Morocco | 22-Sep-2017
Marrakech & the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair + Atlas Mountains – Skoura Oasis – Essaouira. Renowned artist and teacher Bernard Ollis will lead a 12 day Painting Tour that includes the inaugural Marrakech 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair and a 12 day journey through the landscape of Morocco!

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Lay Down Sally: The Oarsome New Musical Robbin' Hearts All Around The World

BY Lizzy | 21-Sep-2017
Australia’s sport-obsessed culture is on full display in Lay Down Sally: An Oarsome New Musical Robbin’ Hearts All Around the World, an original musical comedy. Following her infamous ‘lay down’ incident in the women’s rowing final at the 2004 Athens Olympics, Sally Robbins is on a road to redemption. Swapping her oars for a bicycle, Sally is attempting to cycle her way back into Australia’s heart by snagging a gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. With a line-up of Australian sporting characters like Steven Bradbury, Shane Warne and Margaret Court to name a few, Lay Down Sally is a satirical look at what it really means to be an ‘Australian Sports Star’

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NGURRA: Home in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands

BY South Australian Museum | 21-Sep-2017
‘NGURRA: Home in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands’ is an exhibition that challenges conventional approaches to Aboriginal art and cultural expression. This is not a show about art, but rather a show about where that art comes from, and the homelands it speaks to. #myngurra

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South Australian Museum presents 'Spectacular Space'

BY South Australian Museum | 21-Sep-2017
Shoot for the stars! Inspired by the International Astronautical Congress, enjoy Spectacular Space displays, school holiday activities and educational programs at the South Australian Museum.

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HAKK Installation by Gunjan Aylawadi

BY Australian Design Centre | 21-Sep-2017
Sydney-based paper artist Gunjan Aylawadi presents HAKK, a large-scale, intricate paper installation that will occupy the newly launched ADC Object Space.

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Bulay(i): Indigenous Jewellery Project

BY Australian Design Centre | 21-Sep-2017
Bulay(i), meaning rich jewellery, treasure or gold in Yolngu matha, focuses on contemporary Yolngu jewellery from North-East Arnhem Land.

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Biotextilogy: The Cellular Catwalk

BY Australian Design Centre | 21-Sep-2017
Renaissance engineer Professor Melissa Knothe-Tate explores the intersection of cutting edge biomedical science and woven textiles in this transdisciplinary exhibition.

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THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS 2017 AFTER PARTY LINE-UP Featuring live performances from Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda, Gold Class, and Cable Ties

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 21-Sep-2017
It’s that time of year again – The Age Music Victoria Awards are back for their 12th annual event in 2017 with another massive showcase of Victoria’s diverse musical talent. On Wednesday 22 November the music industry will gather under the one roof at Melbourne’s 170 Russell during Melbourne Music Week to look back on the year that was and celebrate the successes of its musicians, venues, and festivals.

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Bodies Project

BY Magmart Festival | 21-Sep-2017
the open call for international videoartists. After '100x100=900', 'F.I.V.E.' and 'FOODS', Magmart come back with a new, intriguing project!

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Foot stomping, big sound enthusiasts The Northern Folk reveal new single ‘Get On’ and announce Melbourne residency and east coast tour Dates

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 20-Sep-2017
Rural turned suburban alt-folk stompers The Northern Folk have been taking Australia by storm of late, with their unique genre mash-up of brass-heavy, big sound anthems and intricate blues ballads. The eleven-piece collective of multi-talented musos are excited to reveal their latest installment ‘Get On’ set to be released Thursday 12 October, as well as announce a three-week residency at Melbourne’s Gasometer Hotel including a single launch, along with a run of national festival and tour dates commencing at the beginning of October.

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No End of Blame: Scenes of Overcoming

BY Kabuku PR | 20-Sep-2017
This October, Sport For Jove and The Seymour Centre present Howard Barker’s pertinent political play, NO END OF BLAME, as part of the Seymour Centre’s Reginald Season for 2017. Set over six decades of the 20th Century, this rarely seen and immensely daring and original play follows the European odyssey of two passionate and provocative artists, one a painter the other a cartoonist, silenced by regulation and censorship, but refusing to give in. Barker’s extraordinary writing, razor sharp in its comic and tragic intensity, satirises the nature of our right to freedom of thought and speech, leaving corruption spreading through the land, uncovering the gruesome and savage nature of censorship, both behind the iron curtain and in the apparently ‘free world’.

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Spring into Gardening - Stonnington's award winning sustainability and gardening festival returns this spring

BY City of Stonnington | 19-Sep-2017
Whether you have a tiny balcony garden, a sprawling backyard jungle, or you just dig all things green, Spring into Gardening is the perfect place for inspiration and tips on gardening and sustainable living. @Springintogardening @What's On Stonnington #SpringIntoGardening

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Making a difference: Films 4 Change

BY Sirmai Arts Marketing | 19-Sep-2017
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN A CHALLENGING AREA – FILMS4CHANGE. A small Australian company is making a big splash – making short films that promise social change… and dare to make a difference. Films4Change tackles subjects like domestic violence, suicide prevention, racism and social isolation. Formed just two years ago, their not-for-profit charity has been engaged by community groups, screened at festivals, aired on TV… and in every case, been instrumental in making a difference – being, as their name implies: a positive force for change!

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Konstantin Shamray performs in the Sydney International Piano Competition’s 40th Anniversary National Recital Tour

BY Kate Fowler | 18-Sep-2017
Award winning pianist Konstantin Shamray begins National recital tour in October

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FOOD COURT ANNOUNCE NATIONAL TOUR DATES - ALBUM OUT SEPT 22ND

BY Alyse Newman | 18-Sep-2017
Currently on tour supporting Tired Lion, Sydney’s garage punk outfit Food Court today announce a headline run around the country for November. The band kicked off 2017 with performances at SxSW which landed them in DIY Magazine’s “Best Things We Saw At SxSW” list. See what all the fuss is about when Food Court hit the road in support of forthcoming album, Good Luck, slated for release on September 22nd on Dine Alone Records.
Latest single ‘I’ve Been Wrong’ taps into the lyrical themes of the album: mistakes, loss and learning and was recently added to Fbi.

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Call for entries - Stanthorpe Art Prize 2018

BY Michelle Conkas | 18-Sep-2017
Entries are now open for the 2018 Stanthorpe Art Prize. The Stanthorpe Art Prize, established in 1972, is the second oldest art competition in Queensland and is open to both emerging and professional artists. Artists have the chance of winning one of the several categories, with prizes totalling $40 000, including the $25 000 major prize.

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Hamiltunes - An Improvised History

BY Impromptunes | 17-Sep-2017
Impromptunes makes history with it's brand new improvised musical show, based on the smash Broadway hit, Hamilton! With help from the audience (and a bit of Wikipedia!), enjoy as the talented cast rewrite the past completely on the spot. A new unsung hero every night!

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Jan van de Stool, 'International Music Therapist' and star of 'Australia's Got Talent' 2016, is a special guest in the School of Hard Knocks' Absolutely Everybody Loves The 60’s concert, Sunday 24th of Sept, Deakin Edge

BY CarolineK | 17-Sep-2017
Jan will be joined by the award winning Footscray-Yarraville City Band conducted by Phillipa Edwards. THECHO!R, conducted by Dr Jonathon Welch AM AND the School of Hard Knocks 'Absolutely Everybody' choirs including the Voices of Casey, Latrobe Valley Community Choir, Voices of Frankston, Choir of Opportunity, Voices of Alfred, Western Health Singers, All Together Choir and MEN ALOUD! MC and Chief Conductor: Dr Jonathon Welch AM, said "This will be one way cool affair! You will know the songs. I expect everyone will be up and grooving in the aisles". Proceeds will help us continue our wonderful work with the School of Hard Knocks, through which we deliver a wide range of arts and cultural initiatives to people who are marginalised and disadvantaged across a number of sectors of our community. @SOHKnocks @choir_man

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Asadullah Shariatpanahi at the exhibition of the Hidden Vein of Colors - An Art Critique by Javid Ramezani

BY Susan Miller | 15-Sep-2017
Time compression. A Criticism on the Hidden Vein of Colors Exhibition in Iranian Artists Forum. By: Javid Ramezani; Art Research PhD., Tandis Art Magazine – Online Manager. How much does painting depend on time? The inner time of each artwork leads to infinity. It means the experience of people’s life has been tangling over the centuries up to now. And the audience as a questioner receives all this time at a moment. The artist's mental processing derives from an eternal challenge combined with the continuity of memories in the form of styles and works of art from the depths of the his or her unconscious and the foresight. An attempt that sometimes refers to an ideal and far-reaching dream.

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Simon MacEwan: Transit

BY Anna Pappas Gallery | 15-Sep-2017
Anna Pappas Gallery presents 'Transit,' a new body of works by Simon MacEwan. This exhibition explores the subjectivity of observation, demonstrating how what we do not see may alter our perception, confusing our expectations and introducing us to ambiguous power within shadows.

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Karyn Taylor: Implicate Order

BY Anna Pappas Gallery | 15-Sep-2017
Anna Pappas Gallery presents Karyn Taylor, 'Implicate Order,' opening Wednesday 4 October at 6pm. Challenging the viewer to participate in an experiential encounter with the unseen world, Karyn Taylor’s work explores themes that act as an invitation to engage with concepts that bridge a trajectory between the exactness of geometric forms and the fleshy materialism of the body. No electricity, no tubes, no wires. Taylor’s Perspex forms manipulate the refractive qualities of matter, allowing light to reverberate. A kind of internal alchemy, as if the works themselves have been lit from within.

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Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award Grand Final

BY Darebin Music Feast | 15-Sep-2017
The Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award is an annual songwriting competition that seeks to recognise, showcase and promote the talents of local songwriters.

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The Megaphone Project - Darebin Music Feast

BY Darebin Music Feast | 15-Sep-2017
The Megaphone Project is an interactive, site-responsive installation that explores sound and physical play. A field of striking red megaphones collect people’s voices that then return unexpectedly via a custom wireless network. Weaving through the field of megaphones, the audience creates a lively world of private and public broadcast that is all of their own invention, assisted by artist David Wells.

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The Red Dusty Road: A Celebration of 40 Years on the Road - Darebin Music Feast

BY Darebin Music Feast | 15-Sep-2017
Join us as we launch Darebin Music Feast 2017 with this very special event, celebrating Australia’s premier Aboriginal band, Coloured Stone.

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The Reservoir Stomp - Darebin Music Feast

BY Darebin Music Feast | 15-Sep-2017
To close out this year’s Darebin Music Feast, the Preston Reservoir Bowls Club will once again throw open its doors for the biggest suburban shindig of the year: The Reservoir Stomp. It’s an event run by locals for locals…and anyone else that’s ever been too afraid to venture beyond Bell Street to attend a gig.

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MANA - Darebin Music Feast

BY Darebin Music Feast | 15-Sep-2017
Mana is a live music event that emphasises queerness and First Nations people. ‘Mana’ means ‘spiritual power, authority, prestige’. By handing the mic to emerging musicians who are queer / femme / non-binary / First Peoples / Pasifika / people of colour, this event empowers these young marginalised people to reclaim their mana. Ultimately, this will be a celebration of resilience, and one hell of a party!

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The Big Vacation Tour ft. Mathas, Omar Musa, P.Smurf & Rapaport

BY Heapsaflash | 15-Sep-2017
Big Village Records Presents - The Big Vacation Tour 2017. Iconic Sydney hip hop record label, Big Village Records, announces a MOMENTOUS national roadshow feat Mathas, Omar Musa, Rapaport, P Smurf + special guests.

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LENKA ATTUNE TO HER OWN BEAT

BY Wiking PR | 15-Sep-2017
Even if you don’t know Lenka by name, you’ve most certainly heard her music. The multi-talented Australian singer and actress is best known for her song, ‘The Show’, which was featured in the 2011 Oscar-nominated film, Moneyball. And, her song, ‘Everything at Once’, was used in commercials for Microsoft Windows 8 and Disney Movie Rewards.

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Q&A with Greta Scacchi - 2017 Italian Film Festival

BY Kirby Bonavita | 14-Sep-2017
Join us at Cinema Paradiso on Saturday 23 September for the 6.30pm session of TENDERNESS when festival ambassador Greta Scacchi(Looking for Alibrandi), will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A hosted by ABC film critic Mark Naglazas.

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