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Melbourne WebFest Announces Fifth Anniversary Program and Official Selection

BY Melbourne WebFest | 22-May-2017
Australia’s international web series festival, Melbourne WebFest is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year from 29 June - 2 July at the State Library of Victoria. Over four days, the festival will honour innovative creators, screening 50 of the best web series from 17 different countries across comedy, drama, animation and non-fiction genres. @MelbWebFest @Library_Vic @ABCiview @FilmVictoria #MelbWebFest #webseries

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YAJA Advertorial Package - Boost Your Media Reach

BY YAJA (Young Art Journalism Awards) | 17-May-2017
YAJA is a new innovative awards concept giving students the opportunity to showcase their talent. Did you know that you can offer media opportunities to students? Work closely with journalism, media or PR students to create an advertorial based on your brief. In doing so you are not only providing income and work experience to a student while supporting YAJA, you are also generating a higher reach for your article. Perfect for boosting your media reach!

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Dream Baby Dreams by Alf Klimek

BY Dream Baby Dreams | 17-May-2017
At Dream Baby Dreams we’ve created soothing, classically inspired music; at the same time utilizing White Noise, Heartbeats, Nature and sound impulses based on Isochronic Tones. It’s calm, slow and hypnotic. Babies just fall asleep when listening to this.

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Black Eye Gallery "Liminal" by Armando Chant : Opening night- Thursday August 24, 6-8pm

BY M @ Black Eye Gallery | 18-Aug-2017
“My practice aims to explore and open up potentials for the dressed body to be reframed or represented within an ephemeral and transient context across site and surface, and contribute to another way of experiencing image and body within the disciplines of both art and design.” ~ Armando Chant, 2017

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Absolutely Everybody Loves the Sixties

BY Mike | 18-Aug-2017
Celebrate the great music and composers of the 1960s with the glorious sounds of the School of Hard Knocks 350 voice massed 'Absolutely Everybody' choir and special guests! Sing along - you'll know them all. Have a great time and support the wonderful work of the School of Hard Knocks

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Melbourne genre-bender Patrick Wilson releases sweet new video for ‘Nobody’ and announces EP details and Melbourne launch show

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 18-Aug-2017
Melbourne genre-bender Patrick Wilson releases sweet new video for ‘Nobody’ and announces EP details and Melbourne launch show.

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Shania Choir: a Shania Twain Retrospective at Melbourne Fringe

BY Shania Choir | 18-Aug-2017
Shania Choir is a group of a capella singers united by a love for leopard print and armed with the prerogative to have a little fun. This ten gal, four guy group have come together to form a choir dedicated entirely to the one and only Shania Twain. Shania Choir explore the personal and professional life of Shania Twain through song, dance and drag. Join us on this a capella journey that will bring you that little closer to the diva herself. @shaniachoir #shaniachoir #shaniatwain #melbfringe

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Topology Tortured Remixes Tour

BY Heapsaflash | 18-Aug-2017
Topology are taking their brand new album 'Tortured Remixes' on tour! Catch them @ Horizon Festival - Sept 1 / USQ Artsworx - Sept 3 / Randwick Twilight Series - Sept 8 / Byron Theatre - Oct 20 / See topologymusic.com for more details!

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The Carnival of Lost Souls - Australian Tour 2017

BY Encore PR | 18-Aug-2017
DARE TO ENTER THE DARK & MAGICAL WORLD OF A 19th CENTURY CIRCUS

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Sing with Dr Jonathon Welch AM, in the inaugural ‘Absolutely Everybody’ Sunshine Coast Choir

BY CarolineK | 18-Aug-2017
This October, as part of Queensland Mental Health Week 2017, the School of Hard Knocks is excited to head to the Sunshine Coast, and we invite you to join our un-auditioned project choir. This is a ’not-to-be-missed’ opportunity to work with and be conducted by the Choir Man himself, Dr Jonathon Welch. Registration provides two full days of workshops/rehearsals and the chance to experience Jonathon’s inspirational teaching and passion for choral singing. You will learn new skills and make lifetime friends as you take this exciting journey, which will culminate with a final rehearsal and sound check on performance day, and a magical Sunday afternoon performance at The Events Centre, Caloundra. @SOHKnocks @Choir_man

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Entries open for 2017 Portia Geach Memorial Award

BY S.H. Ervin Gallery | 18-Aug-2017
Entries to the 2017 Portia Geach Memorial Award are now open and close at 5pm on 8th September 2017. The $30,000 Award is Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by women artists. Finalists are eligible for the $1,000 People’s Choice Award given in memory of Harry & Winifred Macorison by Dr Heather Macorison & Hilary Macorison.

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Austria’s Imperial tradition meets Australia’s indigenous heritage

BY Austrian National Tourist Office - Sydney | 18-Aug-2017
Vienna Boys’ Choir & Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir share culture and song. A group of young, indigenous choristers from Far North Queensland recently travelled to Vienna to join one of the world’s most famous boys’ choirs on stage and to experience and learn about the world’s capital of music. Now the Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir (GICC) prepares to receive the Vienna Boys’ Choir (VBC) for a return visit to Australia to perform together at the iconic Sydney Opera House and on GICC’s home soil in Cairns.

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YEO - DESIRE PATH OUT NOW

BY Small FRY | 18-Aug-2017
YEO - DESIRE PATH OUT NOW - http://hyperurl.co/desire-path - After drip-feeding 7 singles off the album, Yeo is ready to share Desire Path in its entirely, available digitally and on 12" transparent vinyl.

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THE TESKEY BROTHERS ANNOUNCE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

BY Danae Effern | 18-Aug-2017
Honouring that old school Motown sound and working it into something of their very own, The Teskey Brothers have just completed an entirely sold out East Coast tour, including four huge nights at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel, and are in such good form they have been invited to perform at Meredith, Queenscliff, Lost Picnic, Caloundra, Dashville Skyline, Wave Rock, NYE On The Hill, Fairgrounds and Strawberry Fields Festivals. As well as a coveted opening spot for Midnight Oil on one of their upcoming Melbourne shows at Sidney Myer Music Bowl. It's fair to say their honey-smooth brand of blues and soul has hit a collective nerve in 2017.

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Be Your Self Redux

BY Kabuku PR | 17-Aug-2017
Explore what makes you ‘you’ in this electrifying production by Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) at Riverside Theatres on 2nd September.

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Monday Conversations in Sydney

BY Kabuku PR | 17-Aug-2017
Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre for books, writing and ideas is coming to Sydney for the first time ever to co-host in conjunction with Belvoir Theatres three conversations, the first conversation ‘Anaesthesia’ is presented on Monday the 21st of August at 6:30pm

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Memphis The Musical: Australasian Premiere - Chapel Off Chapel from Oct 6

BY StageArt | 17-Aug-2017
StageArt presents the Australasian premiere of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL. October 6 - 29: Strictly limited season. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book, Original Score and Orchestrations, it is a story about race and romance in 1950s Memphis.

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Pisca

BY Hot Ticket PR | 17-Aug-2017
“My 'hot-tip' is to see 'Pisca': who would have thought that Melbourne could be so avant-garde? An extraordinary newcomer” – The Weekend Notes

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Kakadu - an artists perspective | Steve Lopes, Franck Gohier, Euan Macleod, Christine Christophersen & Peter Hudson

BY Mitchell Fine Art | 17-Aug-2017
In June of this year five renowned Australian artists travelled to a remote location in Kakadu in the Northern Territory to participate in a week long artist’s camp. It is the same site where recently found artefacts show that Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for 18,000 years longer than previously estimated. @mitchellfineartgallery @lopes_studio @franckgohier @euan.macleod #brisbaneexhibition #gallery #kakaduartistcamp #kakadu

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Parrngurr and Yandeyarra Students Get Creative with AWESOME Arts

BY Louise Leadbitter | 17-Aug-2017
The AWESOME Arts Creative Challenge program presented by ‘Go for 2 & 5’ kicked off in Parnngurr Remote Community School, and Yandeyarra Remote Community School in May with new arts project I Hear You.

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ArtSHINE Agency Highlighting: Sophie Cooper – Artist / Designer

BY ArtSHINE | 16-Aug-2017
Taking art to the next level. ArtSHINE Agency introduces : Sophie Cooper with Scoops Design. Sophie Cooper is a great leader in how an art form can go commercial with creative products and designs. Cooper is the Brand Founder of Scoops Design a well-established brand in the gift and homewares market, with more than 40 stock lists Australia-wide.

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Footscray-Yarraville City Band's Trivia Challenge - do you have what it takes to be "Cleverest in the West"?

BY CarolineK | 16-Aug-2017
Join Footscray-Yarraville City Band members, friends, family, fans, groupies for a whirlwind adventure of brain busting trivia! There will be auctions (perhaps some western suburbs sports club memorabilia!), games, prizes, finger food and of course, compulsory fun! Finger food provided, drinks at the bar. Games!!! Auction!!! Prizes!!! Tables of 8 to 10 at $25 per head. Needless to say, it would cost you NOT to buy!

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“ESPY” – A Three Course Long Lunch with the artist Anthony Van Lam

BY Mickie @ ArtSHINE Gallery in Chippendale | 16-Aug-2017
Join us for a private lunch: "ESPY" A three course Long Lunch with the artist Anthony Van Lam. This is great way to learn about the artists and have a wonderful meal. This is a private viewing and private lunch. The menu will be highlighting: Award winning restaurant: BAI TONG THAI with their CHEF SELECTIONS!! Anthony will share his recollections and inspirations with you as we relax, dine together, enjoy his works, and hear first hand about Anthony's art practice and passion for painting. Please RSVP now: $69 per person (limited seating ...only 5 seats left)

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Affordability a Major Drawcard for 2018 Adelaide Fringe Event Registrations

BY Adelaide Fringe | 16-Aug-2017
Event registrations are now open for the 2018 Adelaide Fringe, which is set to be Australia’s most affordable Fringe festival for artists to participate in.

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August at Alternating Current Art Space: New work by Scott Anderson, Julia Boros, Sarah Randall, and Keira Hudson. 18 August - 9 September

BY Kate Wallace | 16-Aug-2017
Set to open this coming Friday 18th August at 6pm, Alternating Current Art Space is pleased to announce the opening of five new exhibitions by Scott Anderson, Julia Boros, Sarah Randall, and Keira Hudson. @alternatingcurrentartspace

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LAND & SEA

BY Art Studios Gallery | 15-Aug-2017
"LAND & SEA" new work by Cathryn McEwen and Margie Carew-Reid.

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Algorithmic Pareidolia

BY Willoughby City Council | 15-Aug-2017
A Council curated solo exhibition by Wade Marynowsky. Algorithmic Pareidolia is a series of new experimental video, installation and robotic artworks that explore how our reality is increasingly simulated.

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Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial 2017

BY Willoughby City Council | 15-Aug-2017
This vibrant arts festival showcases exhibitions, public space art installations, large scale video art, performance art, workshops and more...

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The Goat of Luxury • Closing Feast

BY Isabel Rouch | 15-Aug-2017
Closing event for The Goat of Luxury by Brooke Sanderson at Interlude Gallery.

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Marysville prepares for annual Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend featuring Russell Morris, Mama Alto, Lloyd Spiegel, The Tracey Roberts Quartet & more

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 15-Aug-2017
Just a couple of hours’ drive from the big smoke, where the trees are tall and the locals inviting, the idyllic township of Marysville is ready to bring together locals and visitors alike for its third annual Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend taking place from Friday 20 October – Sunday 22 October. #marysvillejazzandblues @marysvillejazzandblues

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Jeffrey Jay Fowler returns to the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival with THE ONE

BY Sassy Red PR | 14-Aug-2017
One of Western Australia’s hottest new outfits on the Independent Arts scene, Whiskey & Boots, present the Melbourne premiere season of their powerful, award-winning production, THE ONE. #THEONEWB #WhiskeyandBoots

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Punk, politics and art on show in new exhibition at State Library Victoria

BY State Library Victoria | 14-Aug-2017
'Self-made: zines and artist books' is a new exhibition showcasing the eclectic world of independent publishing, from exquisite handmade artist books to radical low-fi zines, opening at State Library Victoria on 11 August. Developed in partnership with The Sticky Institute, 'Self-made' will display rarely-seen material from the Library’s collection of artist books and its zine collection – the largest and most comprehensive in Australia. More than 170 works will be on display, including a dedicated reading lounge, revealing the breadth and beauty of artist books and zines. This free exhibition will be at State Library Victoria from 11 August until 12 November 2017 and will tour Victoria and interstate in 2018. #selfmadeslv

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OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE WILLOUGHBY VISUAL ARTS BIENNIAL

BY Willoughby City Council | 14-Aug-2017
In 2017, the Biennial promises to drive further creative community engagement by inviting artists to transform public spaces such as lane ways and parks, in addition to art spaces. We want you to creatively invigorate Chatswood and its surrounds with temporary installations, projected video and light, sound, happenings, or whatever your creative heart desires.

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ANIMAL KINGDOM | 'house of ideas' 2017

BY The Johnston Collection | 14-Aug-2017
ANIMAL KINGDOM | ‘house of ideas’ series at The Johnston Collection. With Kate Rohde, Troy Emery, Julia deVille, Vipoo Srivilasa, Alison Cole, Lesley Uren, and Yvonne Walton. We're all part of the animal kingdom, appearing in what Darwin called "endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful". As part of our continuing 'house of ideas' series and through contemporary artists and historical objects, this audacious exhibition brings together and seeks out representations of animals which have continued to inspire and inform us over time. #TheJohnstonCollection

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Make ‘Em Laugh - The Untold Donald O’Connor Story: Original cabaret, shows Hollywood star’s unknown life.

BY Mikey Halcrow | 14-Aug-2017
A new cabaret showcases Donald O’Connor’s life on the silver screen, starring alongside icons such as Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds & Ethel Mermen. A Hollywood inspired cabaret, filled with show stopping songs from the golden age of film, tells an unknown history of under-recognised, Golden Globe winning actor: Donald O’Connor. Playing a 5 night season at The Butterfly Club it is loosely based around his life story, this cabaret, featuring Mikey Halcrow & Jens Radda uses numbers from O’Connors films to tell his surprising life story. @donaldoconnorcabaret

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Behind the scenes with dance champions: Feathered and Fierce premieres at Sydney Fringe Festival 2017

BY Fuller PR | 14-Aug-2017
A World Champion Samba dancer takes audiences beyond the glamour to the sweat, grit and incredible strength it takes to win in the highly competitive Latin dance world.

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Spontaneity Workshop - Prahran

BY Impro Melbourne | 13-Aug-2017
“Really enjoyed the course! The skills I’ve learnt have improved my professional communication and given me a bunch of material for workshop facilitation & team building.” Spontaneity is an introduction to the skills, language, theory and concepts of improvisation explored through the use of games, exercises and discussion in a safe, friendly, playful atmosphere.

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Shades of Grey 3

BY Tacit Contemporary | 12-Aug-2017
Shades of Grey is an annual exhibition celebrating abstract minimalism, reductivism and the process of creativity and innovation. It is a contemplative experience: stoic, meditative and silent, the works are a time for reflection. #tacitgallery

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Live N Local | ROCK THE MOON: LNL OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY

BY Live N Local | 11-Aug-2017
Rock out at our official after party in the unassuming warehouse that secrets the Melbourne Moonshine Distillery. Enjoy some white gold from the bespoke copper stills with some of the best local garage, rock and punk in Port Phillip.

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Live N Local ONE DOOR CLOSES - CLOSING NIGHT CONCERT

BY Live N Local | 11-Aug-2017
For one night only an incredible cast of Melbourne vocalists, musicians and songwriters unite to present the sounds of hope. Hear songs and stories about regret, missed opportunities, hope, survival and fighting back. Each vocalist will perform heartfelt original compositions, and songs written by local artists that have inspired them. Led by Music Director Xani Kolac, the specially commissioned nine-piece band will create stunning new versions of Australian compositions traversing genres from soul to country to rock. Show is free, donations accepted for Support Act, the charity that helps artists and music workers who are facing hardship due to illness, injury or crisis. Don’t miss this beautiful premier concert.

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Live N Local | BEAT PRESENTS: SOUTHSIDE TWANG AND SOUL

BY Live N Local | 11-Aug-2017
Celebrate the opening of Live N Local with a Beat-curated line up of incredible garage, soul and blues artists in Port Melbourne’s best kept secret: Starward Distillery. Rock the night away sipping on Starward’s signature whiskey cocktails and enjoy delicious treats from local food trucks.

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Live N Local | PBS 106.7FM PRESENTS: ACLAND PLAZA POP UP PARTY

BY Live N Local | 11-Aug-2017
Kick off the Live N Local festivities at Acland Plaza! Dig for new music at the Crate Digger Record Fair, witness live performances, try local bites and watch PBS DJ Emma Peel broadcast her “Switched On” program live at our pop up party. Twist and shout to rhythm and blues, bossa nova, samba, soul-jazz and funk. Plus, a live performance from New-Orleans inspired brass combo Horns of Leroy. Free, all ages and family-friendly. @livenlocalstkilda #livenlocalstkilda

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Grant Busé returns with The Birds and The Beats - It’s about time we had The Talk

BY Sassy Red PR | 11-Aug-2017
After selling out shows in the UK, comedy musician Grant Busé brings his much lauded production, The Birds and The Beats, to the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival for a limited season. #TheBirdsandTheBeats #GrantBuse

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