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OPEN STUDIOS, annual event featuring Printmaking and Painting

BY Lisa Sewards | 12-Nov-2017
STUDIO #Artist Proof opens its doors once a year providing an insight into the visual arts practice of Printmakers and Painters Trudy Rice, Lisa Sewards and Anastasia Nikakis.

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MELBOURNE CUP AND AMANDA ADDAMS AUCTIONS TWO GREAT EVENTS IN NOVEMBER

BY AMANDA ADDMAS AUCTIONS | 01-Nov-2017
ANOTHER AMAZING AUCTION AT AMANDA ADDAMS AUCTIONS AS ALWAYS , ART, ANTIQUES ARTEFACTS, ALL AFFORDABLE, SEE MORE AT www.aaauctions.com.au

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Trompe L'ou

BY Marcus Johnson / Victorian College of the Arts | 30-Oct-2017
Trompe L'ou is a variation on the French term Trompe-l'œil. It's an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create an optical illusion. Louise Woodmansey is an artist that has been perfecting this technique for many years. Her latest project, in a cafe at the old paper mill in Fyansford, is becoming a real attraction. This short film reveals a remarkable partnership behind the work.

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YAJA Co-Founders join panel discussion about "Digital Technology and Public Communication" @ Northumbria University Newcastle (UK)

BY YAJA | 27-Oct-2017
YAJA Co-Founders Volker Janssen and Erik Rathmayr were invited by Dr Gabriel Moreno-Esparza (Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Northumbria University Newcastle, UK) to join Anne-Marie Lacey (Managing Director Filament PR) and Hugh Macknight (Policy and Communications Business Partner, Newcastle City Council) via Skype in a panel discussion covering "Digital Technology and Public Communication".

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CEO Marco Bizzarri to remove animal fur from Gucci’s 2018 Spring/Summer collection.

BY Fahad Tariq / Staffordshire University | 22-Oct-2017
Innocent and harmless animals around the world are being brutally slaughtered in the name of fashion. Locked up, caged and trapped just so that their pelts can be used in our clothes. This needs to change. Gucci have made a remarkable decision to remove animal fur which will take effect from their 2018 Spring/Summer collection. Can brands such as Burberry and Balenciaga follow Gucci's lead? #removeanimalfur #stopkillinganimalsforfashion #gucci

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Travelling Tales by Adam Simmons

BY mswolfeywolfe | 20-Oct-2017
Musical wunderkind Adam Simmons will perform the Melbourne premiere of Travelling Tales with the Arcko Ensemble, a world-class 20-piece string orchestra. Simmons composed and first performed this stunning suite for the 2013 Piraeus Festival in Athens, Greece, with Intrarti Orchestra. Travelling Tales is influenced by Simmons’ worldwide travels, love of Japanese shakuhachi music, and profound belief in the usefulness of art.

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Five Days of Folk and Fun at the National Folk Festival

BY mswolfeywolfe | 20-Oct-2017
With more than 200 international and national acts, Canberra’s award-winning National Folk Festival is set to be a five-day celebration of music, song and dance plus circus, spoken word and film. It’s held in an idyllic village setting with roving entertainers, street circus, stages of all sizes, a special “KidzFest” zone, market stalls, food vans, shopping precincts, cafes, themed bars and arts and craft activities for all. Offering ‘five days in a perfect world’, the 52nd National Folk Festival runs throughout Easter, 29 March—2 April 2018 at Exhibition Park, Canberra. Tickets on sale now (entry ticket provides access to all stages and areas, season passes and day tickets available).

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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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Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Dance of Champions to air on Network Ten

BY Sydney Eisteddfod | 03-Oct-2017
The made-for-television event #sydneyeisteddfod McDonald's Dance of Champions will be broadcast on Network Ten on 15 October, showcasing the best dance talent from the 2017. @sydeisteddfod.

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The Melbourne Fair

BY The Melbourne Fair | 29-Sep-2017
The Melbourne Fair. Antique 20th Century Art Deco Vintage. 23rd November to 26th November. Caulfield Racecourse. Over 60 of Australia’s best 20th Century, Art Deco, Vintage and Antique dealers with thousands of pieces. Vintage fashion, bags and jewellery from the 20s to Designer today, names like Dior, Ceil Chapman (Marilyn’s favourite designer) and Chanel. Exhibition showcasing Decades of Vintage Evening gowns from the 20s onwards. Great fashion parades showcasing evening dresses and ballgowns from all eras and film of catwalk parades from houses like Dior in the 1950s. Tickets for The Melbourne Fair are now on sale, starting from $10 for concession, $15 general day admission to $30 for the opening night. Opening Night Thursday 23rd November 6-9pm, Friday 24th November 11-6pm, Saturday 25th November 10-6pm, Sunday 26th November 10-5pm

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THE TESKEY BROTHERS ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES AND NEW VIDEO

BY Danae Effern | 18-Oct-2017
It’s been a big year for Melbourne’s The Teskey Brothers. The soul revivalists won the hearts of many with their debut album Half Mile Harvest which reached #18 on the ARIA album chart and earned the band three nominations at this year's Music Victoria Awards. Rhythms Magazine dubbed them "the best blues singin’ band Australia has to offer” and one fan claims the record has taken up indefinite residence on her lounge room turntable.

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Give Me Your Love

BY Kabuku PR | 18-Oct-2017
This October, The Big Anxiety – festival of arts + science + people and The Seymour Centre present Give Me Your Love, bringing the return of theatre legends Jon Haynes and David Woods (Ridiculusmus) with a funny, fragile and profound fable based on groundbreaking medical research and real-life war testimonies.

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Windsong series #3 | Performance and Masterclass | Windsong Pavilion

BY Four Winds | 17-Oct-2017
Windsong series #3 | Performance and Masterclass | Windsong Pavilion. Masterclass | Saturday 18 November | 1pm–3pm. Performance | Sunday 19 November | 1pm-3pm. Explore the art of song. An amazing weekend exploring early and contemporary songs is coming to Four Winds in November. Masterclass $20 | Performance $80, 16yrs & under FREE. @FourWindsAU #FourWindsAU #VisitNSW #Bermagui

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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 / Curtin University | 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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