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Exclusive Underwater Nudes Photographic Exhibition

BY Joel Coleman Photography | 23-Mar-2017
Nereids: an exhibition of Underwater Nudes photographed between Australia and the Solomon Islands. In ancient Greek mythology, the supernatural sea nymphs are referred to as Nereids ('ne-reeds') and were believed to inhabit the oceans, representing everything that is beautiful about the sea. The Nereids were reputed to be the most beautiful and beguiling of the sea nymphs. Like all nymphs, the Nereids had the gift of prophecy and divination. Each image is a limited edition of 3. Australian Photographer Joel Coleman. www.joelcoleman.com. @joelcoleman_

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Collarts acquires Mercer School of Interior Design and launches two new higher education courses in Content Creation and Music Production

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 23-Mar-2017
Applications open now for Bachelor of Arts in Music Production and Diploma of Arts in Content Creation, commencing in May 2017. Expanding further into the creative industries Collarts (Australian College of the Arts) is pleased to announce their acquisition of private education college, Mercer School of Interior Design, with the aim to deliver higher education level degrees in Interior Design within the next two years, and plans to further expand into Graphic Design and Animation thereafter.

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Exhibition Opening - Guillaume Simoneau: Experimental Lake

BY Stephen Bulger Gallery | 23-Mar-2017
Exhibition Dates: April 1 – May 6. Artist’s Reception: Saturday, May 6, 2-5pm. Online Preview: beginning March 25th at ffotoimage.com. The Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present “Experimental Lake” our first solo exhibition of work by Canadian artist Guillaume Simoneau.

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Vive la Difference - Art Exhibition

BY Redcliffe Art Society | 22-Mar-2017
An exhibition bringing together the talents of three local artists with quite diverse styles - Joy Hogarth, Paula Mitchell and Bee Simpson.

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April Exhibitions at AirSpace Projects

BY AirSpace Projects | 22-Mar-2017
Four new striking exhibitions by Paula do Prado, Vilma Bader, Sarah Eddowes and Rebecca Shanahan will open at AirSpace Projects on Friday 7 April 6-8pm. Subjects up for consideration range from the art of 'making do', geometry and geology to self-surveillance! Paula do Prado's exhibition will be accompanied by several workshops so check out the AirSpace Projects blog to find out what's on! Exhibitions conclude Saturday 22 April, with Artist Talks from 3pm. @airspaceprojects @AirSpaceP #airspaceprojects #art #marrickville @rkshanahan @sepiasiren @sedzedz

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STEVE HACKETT - GENESIS REVISITED - AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

BY Danae Effern | 22-Mar-2017
Steve Hackett, as the powerhouse guitarist for inarguably one of the most important progressive rock bands ever, has been a guiding influence for musicians and guitarists for over 40 years. #stevehackettofficial @HackettOfficial

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CAST TO WALK THE RED CARPET OF THE DANCE ACADEMY WORLD PREMIERE

BY STUDIOCANALAU | 22-Mar-2017
XENIA GOODWIN, DENA KAPLAN (Honey 3, Flight of the Concords), TARA MORICE (Strictly Ballroom), NIC WESTAWAY (Home & Away), ALICIA BANIT (Summer Heights High) and THOMAS LACEY (Winners & Losers) will walk the red carpet at the world premiere of feature film, DANCE ACADEMY, on Sunday 26 March in Sydney. Director JEFFREY WALKER (Modern Family, Angry Boys) will join the cast, along with local celebrity guests. #danceacademymovie

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EARLY BIRD registrations close April 1st for the 2017 Melbourne International Singers Festival

BY CarolineK | 22-Mar-2017
Take advantage of our early bird prices and join us for an unforgettable weekend of musical experiences! Work with our guest conductor, Richard Gill AO and artistic director, Dr Jonathon Welch AM, with other artists still to be announced! As we celebrate our 8th year, the Melbourne International Singers Festival showcases world renowned artists, performers and educators in the magnificent venues in Melbourne's art precinct. Choirs, individual singers, conductors, composers, and anyone who loves to sing, are all welcome to join this fantastic event!! Proceeds from the Festival support the School of Hard Knocks providing arts and cultural programs to the vulnerable and marginalised in our community. #MISF17 @SOHKnocks

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Lorenz Haselsteiner - Performs Killer Queen

BY ANP | 22-Mar-2017
Watch the young up and coming Austrian talent Lorenz Haselsteiner perform a tribute to Freddie Mercury (QUEEN). Refreshing to see such passion for music at such an early age.

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Lauren Bok's Is That A Burrito In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Happy You Have A Burrito

BY Lisa | 21-Mar-2017
Creating a bridge between gallows humour and slapstick, Lauren Bok’s debut solo show brings together her rubber face, endearing character and distinctive insight into love, death and burritos. Wrapped up neat in a package, not too corny, ready to get jalapeno face, and go the full enchilada.

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radiance

BY Alexandra Thorpe | 21-Mar-2017
An exhibition of mixed media by Audrey Emery

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Pattern Play

BY Alexandra Thorpe | 21-Mar-2017
An exhibition of textiles and mixed media by Out of Line Group

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Emerging Gems

BY Alexandra Thorpe | 21-Mar-2017
Marden Senior College Certificate IV in Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition

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Phantasmagoria Free arts festival in Alpine National Park

BY Event Promotor | 21-Mar-2017
PHANTASMAGORIA is a free site-responsive festival produced by the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture that reimagines Bogong Village, located in the foothills of Victoria’s stunning Alpine National Park. Based around the concept of ‘phantasmagoria’ – a sequence of images like that seen in a dream – this illuminating project comprises performances, exhibitions and artist talks over the weekend of Friday 7 April to Sunday 9 April, followed by a legacy exhibition of video and sound works open each weekend from 15 April until 30 April (inclusive). PHANTASMAGORIA. Festival dates: Opening Friday 7 April (8pm onwards) Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April Exhibition continues each weekend through April. Bogong Alpine Village. Bogong High Plains Road, Bogong www.bogongsound.com.au

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The first ever Short+Sweet Film Festival Gala Final was held on Sunday 19 March at the Dendy Cinema Newtown.

BY Sirmai Arts Marketing | 21-Mar-2017
A packed cinema saw 12 finalists screened followed by the announcements of the awards: Best Film - Turtle Soup by Nicholas Halls (Glebe) and Erin Foy (Allambie Heights), tells of a downtrodden 7-year-old,
who must harness her inner strength (and face down a playground full of mean girls!) to save a turtle from his fate as soup. Shot on location in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

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Art Battle New York

BY Le Poisson Rouge | 21-Mar-2017
Art Battle International live competitive painting series, connecting the amazing New York live painting community to the world. 12 artists compete in timed rounds of live painting, it’s a sizzling night of creation and celebration.

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Teenage Acting Classes run by Drama With A Difference

BY Michele Williams | 20-Mar-2017
Run by Drama With A Difference – one of Australia’s leading, independent drama schools, and the launching pad of many successful actors. Our students have appeared in major roles in Feature Films, TV, Ads and Theatre Productions.

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ADULT RECREATIONAL DRAMA CLASSES - STARTING APRIL BOOK NOW

BY Michele Williams | 20-Mar-2017
“Drama With A Difference” is one of Australia’s leading independent drama schools, and has been operating for over twenty years. It is the launching pad of many successful actors, but is equally committed to students who wish to do drama classes for recreational purposes. We run a recreational class for adults; some of whom are thinking about taking acting further at some stage, and most of whom have no desire to leave their day jobs.

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Performance Acting Course – Culminating in a series of shows in The Melbourne Fringe Festival.

BY Michele Williams | 20-Mar-2017
Performance Acting Course – Culminating in a series of shows in The Melbourne Fringe Festival. Run by Drama With A Difference- established for over twenty years.

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The Marriage of Bette and Boo by Christopher Durang – part of the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

BY Michele Williams | 20-Mar-2017
The Marriage of Bette and Boo - is by renowned American playwright, Christopher Durang. An autobiographical play, it tells the story of Durang’s own family and upbringing. It is a biting, black, satirical comedy that manages to always keep a degree of compassion for all its dysfunctional characters. There is Durang’s mother Bette, who, despite warnings from doctors about the chances of having still-born children, simply cannot resist going through with more and more pregnancies. His aunts feature also- One who is clearly mentally unwell and the other who possesses a sardonic wit.

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Jazz Party 'Talking In Your Sleep' Tour - Howler Melbourne, Friday 31 March

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 20-Mar-2017
Staking their flag in the ground of the well sought after 9:30pm slot of the 11th annual Golden Plains Festival last week, Melbournian bluesy rock’n’roll aficionados Jazz Party gave a gritty live performance that set the bar high for the evening's proceedings and for what’s to come for the remainder of their single tour. With the knockout pipes of Loretta Miller at the forefront of latest single ‘Talking In Your Sleep,’ Jazz Party are well and truly warmed up and rearing to take their provocative blend of jazz, blues and rock’n’roll to Melbourne’s Howler on Friday March 31.

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A video message from James Crabb | Latin Spirit Festival | Easter 2017

BY Four Winds | 20-Mar-2017
This Easter 2017 Latin Spirit Festival is a celebration of the sounds of tango and flamenco. It is also a special opportunity to continue the Four Winds tradition of bringing together outstanding musicians in this exceptional place and community that is Bermagui. This is the essence of what makes Four Winds so special!

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Outback Sound Chapel

BY Outback Arts | 20-Mar-2017
Exciting developments for an old water tank could see Cobar coming out the other side with a sound chapel by the end of the year combining music and astronomy! #outback.arts

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

BY PRIMA Theatre Company | 20-Mar-2017
Grab your tuckshop money and get your tickets today. THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious musical about ten contestants battling for the supreme prize - or total humiliation. It's high stakes in an adolescent world. #primaspellingbee @prima.org.au @prima_org

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Emily Wurramara & Chris Tamwoy @ The Milk Factory - March 30

BY Heapsaflash | 20-Mar-2017
Fresh home after representing Australia at the Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, Emily Wurramara has teamed up with Torres Strait artist and Australia’s Got Talent Finalist Chris Tamwoy, also recently returned to Aus after representing at the prestigious G’Day USA, G’Day LA Gala. The pair will co-headline a special show Thursday March 30th at The Milk Factory, an intimate gig to celebrate their return and the honour of representing their country internationally.

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SHORT, SWEET CLIMAX TO SWEET 16th FESTIVAL SHORT+SWEET SYDNEY 2017 AWARDS ANNOUNCED!

BY Sirmai Arts Marketing | 20-Mar-2017
After more than two months of heats and finals involving more than 120 plays and over 700 actors, writers and directors, the best of the fest were announced after the 3rd gala final performance.

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The Cellists of The Metropolitan Orchestra 2017

BY Event Manager | 20-Mar-2017
The much loved eight Cellists of The Metropolitan Orchestra return to the charming Leichhardt Town Hall where they will dazzle with a beautiful choice of music

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The Butterfly Club presents 'Balls Deep' - an erotic physical comedy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

BY Balls Deep | 20-Mar-2017
Businessman Charles Horse is arse over tit in a world of strange pleasure, whipped cream and doodles with eyes. An erotic physical comedy by professional weirdo Cam Venn. "This is easily the most bizarre and ultimately entertaining show I’ve seen in the fringe. ★★★★" Adelaide Advertiser. @ballsdeepcomedy @camvenncomedy @thebutterflyclub.melbourne #ballsdeep #micf #butterflyclub #charleshorse #camvenn

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EY People's Choice & Kids' Choice Prize announced as  Sculpture By The Sea, Cottesloe draws to a close

BY Anarchy PR | 20-Mar-2017
Lucy Humphrey from NSW was today announced as the recipient of the EY People's Choice Prize for Horizon. The breathtaking work which is a monument to the coastal landscape has captivated visitors during the 13th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe.

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Multi Award winning artist has first Melbourne solo exhibition.

BY Ness Alexandra | 19-Mar-2017
Michael Simms is claiming his prize. He won a solo exhibition at Cambridge Studio Gallery as part of winning Who is Looking at You 2016. Reknowned judges Yvette Coppersmith and Godwin Bradbeer said that Michael created a portrait with sensitivity and empathy. BRINK is will debut Michael's sensative portaits and landscapes on March 29 @cambridgestudiogallery @michaelsimmsart @yvettecoppersmith.

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The Russian Nude by Arkadiy Kozlovskiy

BY Black Eye Gallery | 19-Mar-2017
The Russian Nude is a study of the female form by the late Russian photographer, Arkadiy Kozlovskiy (1964-2014).

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The Lost Lost Lost Cabaret

BY Choo Choo Troupe | 18-Mar-2017
Sometimes getting lost is the best way to find yourself somewhere new.

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The Echo Chamber - Topical, political comedy at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017

BY Paul Richards | 18-Mar-2017
Paul Richards (The Big HOO-HAA! Melbourne) makes his solo festival debut with a unique show, looking at some of the contentious issues that the last twelve months have served up in politics and current affairs. Taking its lead from the impact social media has on our day-to-day life, the opinions of the audience in attendance will drive the narrative, creating a stand-up show like no other.

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Chimp Cop Forever - Brand new sketch comedy at MICF

BY Timothy Clark | 18-Mar-2017
Adam Knox, Ben Vernel, Rosie Vernel and Timothy Clark return in Chimp Cop Forever, a sketch comedy spectacle featuring buffoonish crime-fighter Chimp Cop in another tale of intrigue – this time, one that spans generations.

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Fake Chinese movie now money-spinner in Lagos

BY Nurudeen Oyewole / University of Lagos (UNILAG) | 18-Mar-2017
It is hard to walk through the streets of Lagos or any other Nigerian Cities these days without coming across roadside marketers who specialise in the sale of all manner of films and musical disks. Of greater notoriety among such discs on sale are those of Chinese origin which have been pirated and translated to Nigerian local languages. The writer investigated how this has become a "thriving business" with marketers making lots of money even as their acts make mockery of the country’s Copyright Law.

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Studio 20/17 Project Space - Forces art exhibition

BY Studio 20/17 Project Space | 18-Mar-2017
Fluidity and strength in contemporary jewellery and object practice using steel – the dirty metal. An exhibition of contemporary steel art by a selected range of jewellery and object makers, curated by Melbourne artist Sarah Heyward.

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Lady Sings it Better: Story Time hits the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

BY Lady Sings it Better | 18-Mar-2017
Award-winning comedy cabaret act, Lady Sings it Better, bring their latest show Story Time to this year's festival.

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Scarlet Klimek - Video: Losing The Feeling

BY Scarlet Klimek | 18-Mar-2017
Watch German-Australian singer-songwriter Scarlet Klimeks Video: Losing The Feeling. @scarletklimekofficial #scarletklimekofficial

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Model Citizens – Circus Oz Big Top premiere in Melbourne

BY Starling Communications | 17-Mar-2017
Being a model citizen in the lucky country – audaciously unpacking the myths of modern Australia. This year Circus Oz Artistic Director, Rob Tannion, along with a new diverse acrobatic ensemble, are fired up to launch the latest touring Circus Oz show, Model Citizens. Model Citizens seamlessly blends the risk and beauty of breathtaking physical improbability with theatricality, choreography and Circus Oz’s distinct brand of Australian humour. @circusoz #circusoz

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Upcoming Show @BlackCat Gallery

BY BlackCat gallery | 17-Mar-2017
You are invited to a new exhibition Opening on Thursday 23 March at 6-8 pm. Exhibition run between March 23 - April 8. Gallery 1-2 The Art of Rejection by Georgie Maddox, Alessandai Fiorina and Jenni McLaughlin
Gallery 3 Wavelength by Nanou Dupuis

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