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YAJA 2017 Winners Announced

BY Young Art Journalism News Feed + Awards | 23-Nov-2017
Thanks to our committed Judging Panel members, the results are in. This year YAJA has been enhanced by another category to recognise students who embrace the use of digital media to further engage with readers who are interested in all things Arts & Culture - the YAJA target audience.

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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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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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4e édition des Révélations Emerige

BY lartenplus.com | 05-Oct-2017
En forme de vertiges, exposition collective des 12 artistes nommés de la Bourse Révélations Emerige. L'exposition " En forme de vertiges " présentera le travail des 12 artistes sélectionnés dans le cadre de la Bourse Révélations Emerige 2017. A partir du 8 novembre et pendant 3 semaines, elle ouvrira ses portes au public gratuitement et proposera une médiation spécifique pour le jeune public. Google Translate: In the form of vertigo, collective exhibition of the 12 named artists of the Bourse Revelations Emerige. The exhibition "In the form of vertigo" will present the work of the 12 artists selected as part of the Revelations Emerige 2017. From 8 November and for 3 weeks, it will open its doors to the public free of charge and propose a specific mediation for the young audience.

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Adelaide Fringe awards record $85k in grants to Australian artists

BY Adelaide Fringe | 05-Oct-2017
Thanks to thousands of donations to the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund, the Adelaide Fringe has just awarded $85,500 worth of grants – double the amount given out last year.

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Topology - Tortured Remixes @ Byron Theatre

BY Heapsaflash | 05-Oct-2017
Catch Topology transforming pop anthems into poignant, lush orchestrations Friday Oct 20 @ Byron Theatre, Byron Bay Community Centre.

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Nath Valvo 'Not In This House'

BY Laughing Stock Productions | 05-Oct-2017
Bored parents, scary sex, weird chest hair, swallowing prawn crackers, hating friends who are buying houses, lying to his boyfriend and pretending to like cool music. Being Nath Valvo is exhausting.

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Grand Theft Impro

BY Impro Melbourne | 04-Oct-2017
Grand Theft Impro returns to the Courthouse Hotel for Saturday night laugh out loud comedy improvisation. From sell-out seasons at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Impro Melbourne brings you the best in improvisation. @impromelbourne #impromelbourne

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The SUBSTATION and Melbourne Festival present the Australian premiere of More Up A Tree

BY PBP | 04-Oct-2017
Dirty Three drummer Jim White (AUS/USA), Claudia De Serpa Soares (PRT) and Eve Sussman (USA)

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Common Anomalies

BY Kabuku PR | 04-Oct-2017
FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres will present an exciting triple bill of contemporary dance performances by young artists in Common Anomalies from 2nd to 4th November.

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Merge Festival

BY City of Melville | 04-Oct-2017
The Merge Festival Village is rolling in to the Civic Square Precinct, Booragoon on Saturday November 18th in what is shaping up to be the biggest event the City has undertaken for more than a decade! Complete with pop-up venues, non-stop entertainment, food trucks galore, boutique market stalls, amazing authors, fantastic activities for all ages, free dance lessons and so much more! Check out the full program at www.mergefestival.com.au #mergefest #creativemelville #melvillecity

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ZOO LANEWAY PARTY

BY ANP Staff | 04-Oct-2017
ZOO LANEWAY PARTY – MELBOURNE MUSIC WEEK CLOSING DAY.

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There is no there there - Sydney Craft Week: Artist Talk and Tea

BY Bridget Kennedy | 04-Oct-2017
There is no there there. Co-ordinated by Zara Collins – 4/10/17 – 21/10/17. Opening drinks Wednesday 4th October 6-8pm. Artist Talk and Tea - Saturday 14 October 11.30-1pm. Join the artists for morning tea and an artist talk, on the There is no there there art exhibition at Studio 20/17 Project Space.

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PRESS CLUB ANNOUNCE HEADLINE MELBOURNE SHOW

BY Danae Effern | 04-Oct-2017
Since Press Club started playing live earlier this year they’ve supported the likes of Japandroids, Ali Barter, City Calm Down, Ceres and Tired Lion; played at Bigsound and been added to the line up for Festival of the Sun, Fairgrounds and NYE On The Hill and today Press Club announce their very own headline show.

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There is no there there - Art Exhibition and Celebratory Drinks

BY Bridget Kennedy | 04-Oct-2017
There is no there there. Co-ordinated by Zara Collins – 4/10/17 – 21/10/17. Opening drinks Wednesday 4th October 6-8pm. Artist Talk and Tea - Saturday 14 October 11.30-1pm. In this small group exhibition three Sydney based artists come together to explore the ‘notion of place’. Artists Graeme Bannerman, Matina Bourmas and Zara Collins will create work which reflects personal interpretations of ‘place’ within their individual art practices.

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“Art On The Walk” @ Henry Deane Plaza CALL FOR ENTRIES

BY ArtSHINE | 04-Oct-2017
ARE YOU AN ARTIST LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE NEW COMPETITION TO SHOW YOUR TALENT? ENTER THE HENRY DEANE PLAZA "ART ON THE WALK" COMPETITION. Starting from the same size and type of paper (supplied by us), use your imagination and creativity to produce a unique and imaginative artwork using media ranging from charcoal, pencil, acrylic crayon to water based ink, chalks and collage and other non-staining paints and materials etc. Artists work at Henry Deane Plaza between Monday 30th October and Saturday 4th November 2017 and may also do additional work off site to complete their artwork within the competition week for judging on Saturday 4th November*.

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FILM AND TV SHOWREEL MAKING COURSE

BY Drama With A Difference | 04-Oct-2017
Drama With A Difference is one of Australia’s leading, independent drama schools. With a history that spans over more than twenty years, it is the launching pad of many successful Australian actors. Our students have appeared in major and major guest roles in high profile feature films, as well as just about every Australian television series that has run during the school’s operation. Students have also obtained many ads and roles in professional theatre.

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This Saturday Artist Exhibition: Oct.7th from 2-4pm KRISTINE BALLARD

BY ArtSHINE | 04-Oct-2017
We are excited to invite you to join us for KRISTINE BALLARD opening of her amazing Solo Exhibition. The launch of 'FRAGMATISM' ~ Fresh From The Tropics. This is a great way to meet the artist and see this stunning work up close. Award winner KRISTINE BALLARD brings colours that escape into the hypnotic world of radiant landscapes. #artshinegallery #fragmatism #artshineindustries #kristineballard

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100 Sunshine Coast voices unite to sing at Mental Health Week Concert, 2017

BY CarolineK | 03-Oct-2017
The Choir of Hard Knocks choirmaster extraordinaire Dr Jonathon Welch AM has assembled a choir of more than 100 voices to learn to sing, harmonise and perform ahead of a special Hand in Hand concert on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday 15 October to celebrate Mental Health Week 2017. ‘The joy of music and singing is such a positive way for us to promote good mental health and build strong communities during Mental Health Week 2017. Support from the Queensland Mental Health Commission has helped to bring this concert to the Sunshine Coast’ said Dr Welch. Hand in Hand, will also showcase Brisbane singer and conductor Melissa Gill and the School of Hard Knocks Queensland arts programs, including the Absolutely Everybody Brisbane Choir, Rhythm of Life Music Theatre, Word on the Street creative writing and junk percussion group StreetBeat. @Choir_Man @SOHKnocks #QMHW

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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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RECORD PRICE FOR AN ITEM OF JEWELLERY AT PIGUET AUCTION HOUSE

BY Salomé Summer | 03-Oct-2017
Success for Piguet Auction House confirmed: OVERALL RESULT: CHF 5.2 million.

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Talisman brings contemporary edge to Everglades

BY Deep Hill Media | 02-Oct-2017
The art deco curves of Everglades Historic House & Gardens will be given a contemporary edge when metal artist Ron Fitzpatrick displays his distinctive garden art at the Blue Mountains heritage property. The selection of outdoor pieces will be exhibited in the terraced space beneath the row of cherry trees next to the main building on October 7 & 8. #BlueMtnsart #artexhibition #gardenart #metalart #Everglades #NationalTrustAustralia @Talisman-Gallery-Hartley

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Dead Letter Club launch

BY Melanie Knight | 01-Oct-2017
A backlash against Twitter, textspeak, emojis, tinder, like buttons and canned responses. "A mash up of creative writing, mystery, parlour games and low commitment pen pals!" @dead_letter_club

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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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Visionary Alchemy Art Painting workshop in Byron Bay NSW

BY Patti Jacobs at Art in Paradise | 29-Sep-2017
International renowned Visionary Artists & Teachers Aloria Weaver & David Heskin from LuminousFluxGallery.com in Loveland Colorado USA, are coming to Paradise One Retreat Centre Nth NSW in the Byron Bay Hinterland to teach old Masters methods & media. December 1-10th 2017. Not to be missed.....

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The Last Resort by Anri Sala

BY Kaldor Public Art Projects | 29-Sep-2017
Transforming the Observatory Hill Rotunda, celebrated French-Albanian artist Anri Sala is creating a splendorous installation of sculpture and sound for the 33rd Kaldor Public Art Project.

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Angelique

BY Adelaide Festival Centre | 28-Sep-2017
By isthisyours? Presented by Insite Arts and Adelaide Festival Centre as part of the inSPACE program. Angelique is beginning to see the world crack open in front of her very eyes. Her sister is missing, her parents are acting like strangers, and a talking bird haunts her day and night.

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Floration art Exhibition

BY Robet Ewing | 28-Sep-2017
Floration is an exhibtion of new artworks by Robert Ewing at Turner Galleries Engine Room 1

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Exhibition Call Out • July-Dec 2018 • Interlude Gallery

BY Interlude Gallery | 28-Sep-2017
This is our FINAL CALL OUT for 2018 program proposals, accepting submissions for exhibitions, from July through to December.

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Taikoz Announce Free Community Workshops to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

BY Alannah Maher | 28-Sep-2017
Taikoz will reach a milestone of 20 years in October 2017, and to celebrate they are inviting Sydney to join the party with a series of free taiko workshops at Sydney Town Hall and Zetland’s Green Square Community Centre.

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OUTBACK ARTS RECEIVES $300,000 IN FUNDING FOR NEW CREATIVE SPACE!

BY Outback Arts | 28-Sep-2017
Exciting news from Outback Arts this week – we have been awarded a $300,000 grant to purchase a building and redevelop the space into a Creative Hub in Coonamble!

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Language of Puncture

BY Georgia Mathewson | 28-Sep-2017
Language of Puncture is an exhibition curated by visual artist Joi T. Arcand (néhiyaw/Muskeg Lake Cree Nation/based in Ottawa, ON). Arcand’s project brings together a group of Indigenous artists working with the material qualities of language, words and text within their varied practices.

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