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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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Halò - The Bayanihan Philippine Art Project lands in Sydney

BY Green Tea | 28-Jun-2017
Major art installations celebrate Filipino arts at Mosman Art Gallery for multi-venue project.

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AMANDA ADDAMS JULY 2017 AUCTION SHORT AND SWEET

BY AMANDA ADDAMS AUCTIONS | 26-Jun-2017
We are going to make a lot easier for you this month, we have a smaller auction but with rare and quality items , so you can come to our auction , buy all your wonderful and rare treasures at realistic and sometimes low market prices, and you can leave for home earlier than usual, the biggest event or auctions are not always the best

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Melbourne WebFest Pitch iview Shortlist Announced

BY Melbourne WebFest | 22-Jun-2017
Melbourne WebFest and ABC iview have partnered up to present their second live pitching competition for web series. ‘Pitch iview’ will be held on 1 July at the State Library of Victoria. 15 entries have been shortlisted, and the participants will have just two minutes to pitch their original web series idea to a live audience and judging panel at the festival. @MelbWebFest @ABCiview @Library_Vic #MelbWebFest

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Eight Finalists announced for Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship

BY Sydney Eisteddfod | 20-Jun-2017
Eight outstanding young vocalists have been selected to progress to the Final of the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship on Sunday 16 July. @sydeisteddfod #sydneyeisteddfod #operacompetition #opera

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CLOUDY MEMORY

BY Lisa Sewards | 04-Jun-2017
Sewards work returns to the little window of opportunity at Port Jackson Press Print Gallery from June 23rd to July 6th. The parachute object remains at the heart of Sewards' bodies of work. This mini solo exhibition features new works on paper and includes a fallen cloud made from a vintage parachute canopy - viewing available 24/7 !

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EMILY WOODS Thunderstruck Digital Art ~ Comics Guild Group

BY ArtSHINE Gallery with Comics Guild Group | 17-Oct-2017
"Sydney-based illustrator and recent graduate of a Bachelor of Visual Arts at USYD's College of the Arts (majoring in Printmedia). Emily Woods' distinctive art style of character comics focuses on a shared experience of the everyday occurrences. This vivid imagination aided her throughout adolescence as she developed her illustrating skills and experimented with animated storytelling. Her childhood developed through consistent animated Disney movie marathons and receiving participant ribbons from primary school athletic carnivals."

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HUMANITY PORTRAITS

BY HUMANITY PORTRAITS | 17-Oct-2017
WOMEN'S PORTRAIT PROJECT: We stand as witnesses to this age. We represent this place and time that will never again repeat. Each woman's story causes ripples that turn into waves. This is a fundraising project to help local women's charities and their programs.

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APW Print Fair - 18 & 19 November

BY Australian Print Workshop | 17-Oct-2017
Australian Print Workshop is delighted to present the APW Print Fair, a special weekend celebrating fine art printing and original limited edition fine art prints.

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FACE THE MUSIC ANNOUNCES MORE SPEAKERS, LIVE MUSIC & SESSIONS!

BY Danae Effern | 17-Oct-2017
Intersessions - Kish Lal, Brooke Powers, and more to be announced join Chippy Nonstop, the rapper/DJ/entrepreneur so big America had to kick her out, for the inaugural Melbourne edition of Intersessions. The DJ workshops have been written about all over the world for their focus on supporting females and LGBTQI+ folks to make their way into the music industry.

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Daniel Muggleton

BY Heapsaflash | 16-Oct-2017
Daniel Muggleton 'Let's Never Hang Out' 25th October - Oxford Arts Factory - Sydney - Doors Open 6:30PM & 9:00PM

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ERIK SMITHSON "Tower In The Sky"

BY ArtSHINE Gallery | 16-Oct-2017
Erik Smithson is an emerging artist, inspired by architecture and uses ink and watercolour. Erik creates imagined worlds, delving on our relationship to architecture and the built environment as a whole. Erik's work takes cues from European comic artists, Japanese Ukiyo-e, to a variety of 20th century architectural styles, such as modernism and its variations, brutalism and metabolism. His goal would be to one day create large paintings set within one of these imagined worlds.

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Adelaide Fringe is the biggest ticket selling festival in Australia

BY Adelaide Fringe | 16-Oct-2017
Adelaide Fringe’s ticket sales make up a staggering 39 per cent of all tickets sold to multi-category festivals across the country, according to Live Performance Australia’s (LPA’s) latest survey.

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Melbourne Opera presents Donizetti’s dramatic masterpiece Roberto Devereux

BY Fuller PR | 16-Oct-2017
Following the company’s acclaimed productions of Maria Stuarda (Mary Stuart) in 2015 and Anna Bolena (Anne Boleyn) in 2016, Melbourne Opera is finishing its powerful 2017 season with the final instalment of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy, Roberto Devereux. @MelbourneOpera

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JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ ANNOUNCES MELBOURNE SHOWS

BY Danae Effern | 16-Oct-2017
Swedish singer-songwriter and modern day heartbreaker José González brings his ‘indie folk renaissance’ (Broadsheet) to Melbourne Recital Centre across two huge evenings.

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Beautifully Mad | Concert and Masterclass

BY Four Winds | 15-Oct-2017
Beautifully Mad | Concert and Masterclass | Windsong Pavilion. Performance | Friday 17 November | 7.30pm. Masterclass | Saturday 18 November 2017 | 10.30am-12noon

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Survival of the Fittest

BY N Alexandra | 15-Oct-2017
Surviving in the arts industry isn't much different than how nature survives modernity. Susan Gibson and Ness Alexandra celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Cambridge Studio Gallery with an exhibition that looks at the human imprint on nature. Opening: Sunday 19 November, 2 to 4pm

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2017 KAAF ART PRIZE

BY Cathie Kim | 14-Oct-2017
Entries Close on 20th October 2017 @ 11:59pm. Hurry and submit your entries!! #artprize #artists #entryclosingsoon #Australianartists #nonacquisitive #opentheme #2Dartworks

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Seymour Centre and The Big Anxiety - festival of arts + science + people Present Grace Under Pressure

BY Kabuku PR | 13-Oct-2017
Medicine and nursing are commonly referred to as ‘the caring professions’, and yet almost every week there are new reports of bullying and harassment experienced by many health professionals. Recent reports from Beyond Blue have suggested that the rates of clinical depression, suicidal ideation and suicidal behaviours among doctors and nurses are twice as high as the national average. Grace Under Pressure asks – how might we as a society better care for our carers?

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Artful Creatures by Janicke Johansen

BY Susan Gibson | 13-Oct-2017
An exhibition of “artful creatures” that spark wonder and awe with their vibrant colours and curious open faces that reach out to the viewer, transmitting the artist’s playful connection with the natural world.

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ROBYN HITCHCOCK - 40 YEARS AND COUNTING

BY Danae Effern | 13-Oct-2017
Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's greatest songsmiths and is set to treat audiences in Melbourne and Sydney to a collection of tracks that span his career.

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THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS 2017 NOMINEES REVEALED AND PUBLIC VOTING NOW OPEN!

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 13-Oct-2017
This year saw no exception, with notable mentions in the publically voted awards going to up-and-comers RVG nominated for Best Album, Best Band, Best Song and Best Emerging Act, alongside emerging powerhouse trio and After Party act Cable Ties with mentions for Best Album, Best Band, Best Song, Best Emerging Act and Best Live Act. Last year’s multi-award winners and prolific seven-piece King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard are up for another three awards this year, and Australian Music Prize winners A.B Original have pricked ears aplenty in 2017 and as such have been put forward for four public awards as well as two genre awards.

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Melbourne Singers of Gospel: MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC

BY Sarah Berry / University of Melbourne - Art and Community Engagement | 12-Oct-2017
On 2 Dec, join the 100 voices of Melbourne Singers of Gospel and The Soul Train band at #AlexTheatreSTK to celebrate inspirational music legends. Make your own kind of music features crowd-pleasers from Stevie Wonder, Leonard Cohen, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Mama Cass and Broadway Inspirational Voices.
#msgchoir #VisitStKilda www.msgchoir.com.au or book at Ticketek.

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Triple Double: an improvised comedy show

BY Impro Melbourne | 12-Oct-2017
TRIPLE DOUBLE sees Impro Melbourne veteran Rik Brown perform three 15 minute duos with three different guest performers each night. Rik is known for his bold character work, mischievous play and sharp mind and this show will see him teamed up with a variety of improvisers who will push him headfirst into the unknown. DO. NOT. MISS. THIS

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Exotic III – By Gabby Malpas will take you into a journey of symbolism and beauty.

BY Mickie w. ArtSHINE Gallery | 11-Oct-2017
Exotic III – By Gabby Malpas will take you into a journey of symbolism and beauty. Let Exotic III help you escape with the colours into a world of familiar flowers, butterflies and ethereal location. This piece is one of a kind watercolour, gouache, pencil and collage on Arches paper.

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Our Mob 2017

BY Adelaide Festival Centre | 11-Oct-2017
Art by South Australian Aboriginal Artists. 20 October – 2 December 2017. Our Mob 2017 is a state-wide exhibition that highlights the diversity and vitality of contemporary art by South Australian Aboriginal artists.

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ANNOUNCING PINK FLOYD - THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN – A SYD BARRETT TRIBUTE

BY Danae Effern | 11-Oct-2017
This December Davey Lane’s Effervescing Elephants featuring special guest Robyn Hitchcock will take to Melbourne, Sydney and Perth to perform a tribute to Syd Barrett – Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn.

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Five Shows- One Gallery: New works by Polly Hollyoak, Raymond Carter, Cally Lotz, Lee Goller and Jarred Harknett

BY Kate Wallace | 10-Oct-2017
Set to open on 13 October at 6pm, Alternating Current Art Space is pleased to announce our next group of solo exhibitions by Polly Hollyoak, Raymond Carter, Cally Lotz, Lee Goller and Jarred Harknett. @alternatingcurrentartspace

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2017 Cunard British Film Festival

BY Kirby Bonavita | 10-Oct-2017
Exclusively at Luna Palace Cinemas, the Cunard British Film Festival is back for its fifth year from October 26 - November 15 at Luna SX. The festival brings with it a blockbuster line-up featuring a spread of British cinematic delights from sweeping romances and beloved book adaptations, to intriguing music documentaries and pulse racing thrillers – all featuring a variety of British cinema royalty, as well as the next wave of British talent lighting up the screen. #BritishFilmFest

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Interlude Fundraising Live Auction 2017

BY Interlude Gallery | 10-Oct-2017
Interlude invites you to our one night only Live Auction featuring a variety of works from local and international artists.

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Dalli - Who Are You - Single Launch - Oct 19 @ Grace Darling Hotel

BY Heapsaflash | 10-Oct-2017
DALLI - ‘WHO ARE YOU’ SINGLE LAUNCH - THURS 19 OCT – THE GRACE DARLING, COLLINGWOOD, VIC. SUPPORTS FEELDS & QUALIA. DOORS 8:00PM. TIX $10 AT DOOR

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Plastic Realities • Cornelis Timmer • Closing Event

BY Interlude Gallery | 10-Oct-2017
Interlude welcomes you to the closing event of our current exhibition 'Plastic Realities', a solo show of abstract paintings, plastic paintings and sculptures by Cornelis Timmer. Come and talk with the artist over some nibbles and wine.

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BEC SANDRIDGE SHARES NEW SINGLE, VIDEO CLIP & TOUR DATES

BY Danae Effern | 10-Oct-2017
I’ll Never Want A BF’ is Sandridge’s most unapologetic and meatiest work to date. Nodding somewhat to the eighties, Sandridge’s theatrical vocals spill over the top of fuzzed out guitars, a gritty synth bass and hard hitting disco hi-hats. Produced by Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, The Drones) at Melbourne’s Soundpark studios and mixed by Sandridge’s previous collaborator Tony Buchen (The Preatures) in LA. Sandridge heads out on tour in support of the new single with dates in Australia, Europe and the UK. @becsandridgemusic #becsandridgemusic @becsandridge

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The Secret Garden World with Photographer Hannah Whittaker

BY Hannah Whittaker / Curtin University | 10-Oct-2017
Immerse yourself in the whimsical beauty of Mother Nature through the camera lens of student photographer Hannah Whittaker. We spoke to Hannah to gain some insight into what inspires her stunning work.

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All This Panic: NYC Teenagers Get Real in New Documentary

BY Yuri Snell | 10-Oct-2017
A lush, intimate and cinematic look into the lives of teenagers as they grow into young adults in New York City. New documentary ‘All This Panic’ debuted last week at Tribeca Film Festival and has already received raving reviews. Praised for its honest portrayal, the film explores the thoughts and behaviours of teenagers looking for their place and purpose in the world.

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Catherine Truman: No Surface Holds at JamFactory, Adelaide

BY Georgina Tselekidis / University of South Australia | 10-Oct-2017
The SALA Festival (South Australian Living Arts Festival) is an annual celebration of local art by established and emerging artists, showcasing their work in diverse spots around the state. With such a great variety of exhibitions and events on offer this year, it was an amazing experience to see some of these striking pieces in the flesh. I had the pleasure of visiting the JamFactory in Adelaide’s CBD to see Catherine Truman’s stunning series: No Surface Holds.

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Poetic Storyboard from acclaimed artist Jumaadi wins 2017 Mosman Art Prize

BY green tea | 10-Oct-2017
Sydney based Indonesian Artist Jumaadi wins coveted Mosman Art Prize in 70th Anniversary year. #mosmanartprize #winners #jumaadi #mosmanart

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Board Game Fun with AWESOME Arts and Djidi Djidi Primary School!

BY Louise Leadbitter | 08-Oct-2017
Djidi Djidi Primary School students got creative with AWESOME Arts Creative Challenge program, I Hear You, creating a life sized board game with artists Calvin Chee and Hannan Jones.

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Let the art take you to the crystal clear seas of the Fijian isles.

BY Mickie w. ArtSHINE Gallery | 08-Oct-2017
"Silver Skies" by Ballard will take the viewer to paradise. "The crystal clear seas of the Fijian isles are one of the gems of the area. Calming and cool, sunlight breaks the ocean surface to dance upon the coral’s surface." ~ K.B. In this painting be captivated by the abstract and yet recognizable location of the tropics.

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THECHO!R pays homage to our great Australian music, singers & composers at AUSTRALIAN SONGBOOK, Sunday 19 November

BY CarolineK | 08-Oct-2017
Australian Songbook is presented by THECHO!R, Melbourne’s most exciting non-auditioned choir, conducted by Dr Jonathon Welch AM. Collingwood Town Hall, on Sunday 19 November at 3pm. THECHO!R are thrilled and very honoured that Deborah Cheetham AO and Dhungala Children’s Choir will be our special guests at this concert. Dhungala Children’s Choir is an award-winning ensemble for Indigenous children between the ages of 9 and 17. For thousands of years the Yorta Yorta people have passed down their traditions, language, dreaming and culture through song on their country. The Dhungala Children’s Choir (DCC) is a continuation of this tradition. Don't miss this very special concert. Tickets are on sale NOW!!! All funds will support Dhungala Children’s Choir. #OZSongbook

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Ebb and Flow: Shifting Momenta

BY Heathcote Museum and Gallery | 07-Oct-2017
An exhibition by beginning and experienced arts educators exploring the patterns of coming and going, push and pull as each individual negotiates the dual role of artist/arts specialist and teacher.

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John Beech - Silent Articles @ Daniel Marzona - 14.10.2017 - 6.1.2018

BY Daniel Marzona | 06-Oct-2017
Daniel Marzona is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibition with works by John Beech (b. 1964 in Winchester, England) @danielmarzona #danielmarzona

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7th International Mobile Innovation Screening

BY MINA | 06-Oct-2017
Join us for the 7th edition of the International Mobile Innovation Screening on the 25th Oct 2017 at ACMI. @MINAmobile

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Panel Discussion: The Art and Science behind The Tree Planters Exhibition

BY Stephen Bulger Gallery | 06-Oct-2017
Panel Discussion: Wednesday November 8, 6-7:30pm - To RSVP please email info@bulgergallery.com or call the gallery at 416.504.0575

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Rita Leistner: The Tree Planters

BY Stephen Bulger Gallery | 06-Oct-2017
Exhibition Dates: October 21 – November 18, 2017 - Reception for the Artist: Saturday, October 21, 6-9pm. The Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present “The Tree Planters”, our first solo exhibition of work by Canadian artist Rita Leistner.

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FIAC 2017, Artur Lescher au Palais d'Iéna

BY lartenplus.com | 05-Oct-2017
Première exposition en France de l’artiste brésilien, figure majeure de l’art abstrait en Amérique Latine, conçue en dialogue avec l’architecture d’Auguste Perret. Commissariat de Matthieu Poirier, avec le parrainage du ministère de la Culture.

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