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The women behind Melbourne label Two Threads

BY Anastasia McInerney / RMIT journalism student | 31-Aug-2017
Meet design duo Karen Fennell and Sally Anderson, the bowerbirds behind the Melbourne womenswear label. #TwoThreads @TwoThreads @twothreadsclothing #twothreads #melbourne #label #upcycled #ethical

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DAVID AND THE BIRDS EYE VIEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 AUCTION

BY AMANDA ADDAMS AUCTIONS | 29-Aug-2017
A QUICK OVERVIEW FOR THE SEPTEMBER 4TH AUCTION AT AMANDA ADDAMS AUCTIONS, MORE AT OUR WEBSITE www.aaauctions.com.au

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Let’s Talk: The Young Arts and Journalism Awards with Volker Janssen

BY Alexandria Abishegam / Student View | 29-Aug-2017
A month ago, I sat down to have a chat with one of the founding members of the Young Arts and Journalism Awards in Australia, Volker Janssen. The art and journalism scene has always intrigued me, with so many new ways of expression and the rise of social media, the industry has become an even tougher nut to crack into. As many may already know, it is not the lack of content, but the lack of quality that is in demand. To combat this issue, the YAJA was set up to give students an opportunity to showcase their talents and express themselves in a unique form. With graduates struggling to find meaningful work experience, they now have a community that will support them.

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17 Finalists announced for Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Dance of Champions

BY Sydney Eisteddfod | 23-Aug-2017
Champion dance groups from the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod with perform in this special 'Dance Championship' competition, televised nationally. @sydeisteddfod #sydneyeisteddfod

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One Prize - One Winner Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize 2017

BY Nicole Maggs | 10-Aug-2017
Noosa Regional Gallery invites contemporary Australian artists to submit works for entry in to the Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize. One Prize - One Winner $3000. People’s Choice Award $1000
People’s Choice Award is proudly sponsored by Friends Noosa Regional Gallery. All entries open l 11 August 2017. Application close I 24 September 2017. #drawingprizeNRG #Pencilart #drawing #drawingprize #artprize #contemporarydrawing #charcoahl #pastelart #pencilart #sketch #sketching #charcoaldrawing #pendrawing

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SQUARE SOUNDS ANNOUNCE FINAL CHIPTUNE LINE-UP FOR MELBOURNE BEFORE “GAME OVER”

BY Danae Effern | 15-Dec-2017
Today, Australia’s only chiptune festival announced its final line-up for its 6th instalment, set to take place at 24 Moons on Feb 23 & 24, 2018 – the last before the festival takes an indefinite hiatus. @SquareSounds #SquareSounds @square_sounds

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MY NAME IS JIMI

BY Kabuku PR | 14-Dec-2017
JIMI BANI’S ACCLAIMED SHOW ABOUT FAMILY, CULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY COMES TO BELVOIR ST THEATRE FOR THE SYDNEY FESTIVAL.

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SHAPESHIFTER ANNOUNCE 2018 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES & SUPPORTS

BY Danae Effern | 14-Dec-2017
After a winter cooking up new treats for their fans, as well as festival appearances in Europe and Canada, Shapeshifter are returning to Australia for 2 special shows this February. #shapeshifterlivenz @shapeshifterlivenz

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Valley

BY Kabuku PR | 14-Dec-2017
From 15th to 17th February, FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres will present the Australian premiere of 'Valley', a powerful dance performance by Israeli choreographer Omer Backley-Astrachan. Dark and enchanting, Valley is set on a frozen and desolate Arctic island where a small society of four co-exist. Through Backley-Astrachan’s exquisite choreography, 'Valley' explores solitude, vulnerability and sensuality.

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Falsettos The Musical

BY StageArt | 13-Dec-2017
FALSETTOS is the award-winning musical by William Finn about an unconventional, dysfunctional, yet very loving family in New York in the late 1970s.

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REVAMP: 50s, 60s & 70s REVISITED: CELEBRATING FEDUNI'S BALLARAT ART SCHOOLS

BY Post Office Gallery, Arts Academy, Federation University Australia | 13-Dec-2017
Acknowledging the extraordinary achievements of FedUni's Visual Arts alumni who studied at one of our former Ballarat Art Schools, REVAMP is a special opportunity to celebrate 48 visual artists who graduated during the period 1955 to 1979, some of whom have gained national and international recognition.

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The Magic Garden: High tea and Christmas shopping by Gabby Malpas

BY Mickie | 13-Dec-2017
This annual event is just in time for the holidays. ArtSHINE hosts this fantastic event that brings together art and retail. This is a chance to see how an original artwork turns into functional work.

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Peninsula Summer Music Festival

BY Prue Bassett Publicity | 13-Dec-2017
From fiery flamenco and French baroque opera, to the majesty of Grieg and gregarious Gypsy-Balkan swing, the 11th Peninsula Summer Festival (PSMF) presents a cornucopia of musical delights across Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, from 1 – 8 January 2018. The program features more than 50 Australian and international artists in 16 performances that will fill Mornington Peninsula's wineries and churches with music spanning centuries and continents. Whilst the festival is predominantly classic and new music, there are also concerts featuring flamenco, gypsy, jazz and an interactive show for kids and families.

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Tinariwen Sydney Factory Theatre Performance

BY Heapsaflash | 13-Dec-2017
Grammy-winning Saharan Desert-Rock group, TINARIWEN bring their electrifying live show to Australian shores in early 2018. SYDNEY FACTORY THEATRE PERFORMANCE: THURS MARCH 15

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PACT Presents A Compelling New Performance Installation by James Nguyen from Jan 17th

BY Kabuku | 13-Dec-2017
PACT Centre for Emerging Artists will present the first production in their 2018 AFTERGLOW season, On The Border of Things, an exciting new Australian work by interdisciplinary artist James Nguyen and his uncle Cong Ai Nguyen. #PACTAfterglow @PACTSydney

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A Red wine cheers to the Intimacies of Industry

BY Alisha Abate | 13-Dec-2017
A Red wine cheers to the Intimacies of Industry ​presented by Alisha Abate as part of Midsumma Festival 2018. Midsumma Futures participant Alisha Abate presents A red wine cheers to the Intimacies of Industry – sculptural intervention and event program within a National Trust heritage-listed bluestone building at Pipemakers Park, Maribyrnong.

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Pop-up Cinema

BY Four Winds | 11-Dec-2017
Pop-up Cinema | 3 – 6 January 2018 | 7pm | Sound Shell - @FourWindsAU #FourWindsAU

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Vinyl lovers and beat-makers SO.Crates reveal 'Saltfish And Sinnerman' (Skomes and Billy Davis Replay)

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 08-Dec-2017
Hip hop fans rejoice as local duo SO.Crates drop the next single from forthcoming EP re-issue of their highly sought after release Static Methods. Teaming up with Melbourne eclectic neo-soul composer and keyboardist Billy Davis, the ‘Saltfish And Sinnerman’ (Skomes and Billy Davis Replay) is the next tasty installment out today from SO.Crates’ forthcoming bonus Replay disc to be featured on the EP re-issue out 27 January 2018.

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THE TESKEY BROTHERS SELL OUT MELBOURNE ZOO, ADD CROXTON SHOW

BY Danae Effern | 08-Dec-2017
It’s starting to feel like déjà vu for The Teskey Brothers. After a year of sold-out shows around Australia and the world, the soul/blues band-of-the-moment have completely sold out their biggest headline performance to date at Melbourne Zoo Twilights on January 26.

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Adelaide Fringe Unleashes 2018 Program

BY Adelaide Fringe | 08-Dec-2017
Adelaide Fringe maintains its crown as Australia’s largest arts festival with today’s release of an astonishing 1223 events in its official 2018 program. #ADLfringe @ADLfringe

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Celebrating 30 years and going strong - The Wind in the Willows is back this Summer

BY Sassy Red PR | 08-Dec-2017
Celebrating 30 years of delighting Australian and International audiences, Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter, and the “famous” Mr Toad, return to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne and Sydney from the 22nd of December this Summer; bringing to life Kenneth Grahame’s immortal story. #ShakespeareAustralia #ASCWillows

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Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with the School of Hard Knocks, this Friday 8th Dec in Brisbane!!!

BY CarolineK | 07-Dec-2017
Limited tickets remain for Merry & Bright, our inspirational, joyous concert, presented in partnership with the State Library of Queensland. Join Founder and Artistic Director, Dr Jonathon Welch AM and the team, the concert will feature performances from the members of our four Queensland programs: Absolutely Everybody Brisbane Choir conducted by Melissa Gill, Rhythm of Life Music Theatre Troupe with Jacqui Cuny, Word on the Street (creative writing) led by David Stavanger, StreetBeat Junk Percussion Team with Darryl Bowers. Funds raised support the School of Hard Knocks, Queensland. Don't miss out...BOOK NOW!!! @SOHKnocks

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IRON CHIC ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR

BY Danae Effern | 07-Dec-2017
For the last nine years Long Island New York natives Iron Chic have been one of the most exciting bands in punk rock. Their DIY ethos and heartfelt, catchy sing along choruses have gained them masses of fans all over the world. A mainstay on the European and American punk circuit, February 2018 will see Iron Chic’s return to Australia.

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SHAUN KIRK ANNOUNCES NATIONAL TOUR - HOWLIN' AT THE MOON

BY Alyse Newman | 07-Dec-2017
Following the recent success of his Australian - Midnight in Motion - Tour which saw award winning blues/soul troubadour Shaun Kirk selling out numerous headline shows across the country; the one man dynamo has announced a stack of new tour dates across Australia & New Zealand to launch his soon to be released new single ‘Howlin at the Moon’.

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FIELD OF LIGHT TO HONOUR ANZACS IN ALBANY

BY FORM | 07-Dec-2017
FIELD OF LIGHT TO HONOUR ANZACSbIN MAJOR ALBANY INSTALLATION.bAn immersive art installation by Bruce Munro will illuminate the Avenue of Honour at Mt Clarence next year, paying homage to the Anzacs with 13,000 shining spheres marking the last sight of home for 41,000 troops who departed from Albany for the Great War. @CityofAlbanyEvents @city_of_albany #brucemunrostudio

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Take It Easy; A Solo Painting Exhibition by Hengameh Abedin

BY Biafarin Inc. | 07-Dec-2017
Hengameh Abedin; Iranian poet, art writer, painting artist and a member of Iranian Painting Artists Association with 30 years of active artistic career will show the result of her last 3 years artistic journey in a solo exhibition in Golestan Gallery in Tehran, Iran from December 8 to 13, 2017.

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Modern Dadaism – Photo Collages By Lola Dupre

BY usaartnews.com | 06-Dec-2017
Lola Dupre is a photographer, painter, and illustrator originally from Glasgow, currently living in Limerick, Ireland.

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Bent Bollywood

BY Encore PR | 06-Dec-2017
"Bent Bollywood" debuts at Melbourne Midsumma Festival 2018. A moving invocation of diaspora, gender and transgression

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Interlude Gallery 2017 Almanac Publication

BY Interlude Gallery | 06-Dec-2017
Interlude Gallery is a contemporary art platform in Sydney, Australia, funding the pre-order of their 2017 Almanac print publication.

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The ASC returns this Summer with Melbourne's most loved season of A Midsummer Night's Dream

BY Sassy Red PR | 06-Dec-2017
One of the most beloved events on the Summer social calendar, The Australian Shakespeare Company proudly brings Melbourne audiences a new take of the timeless classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. #ShakespeareAustralia #ASCDream #DreamUnderTheStars

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Entries open for Paul Guest Prize

BY Bendigo Art Gallery | 05-Dec-2017
The Paul Guest Prize is a non-acquisitive cash prize of $15,000 which is held biannually, highlighting contemporary drawing practice in Australia.

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Artstate Moves to Bathurst for 2018 Festival and Conference

BY Katelyn-Jane Dunn | 05-Dec-2017
Bathurst was announced as the next regional host city for Artstate 2018 on Saturday night at the Artstate Dinner in Lismore. The announcement was made by Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Don Harwin, MLC, followed by a ceremonial handover and exchange of gifts from Widjabul Elders from Bundjalung country to the Wiradjuri elders.

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SUNSET SOUNDS RETURNS IN 2018 WITH SASKWATCH, THE BAMBOOS, HOT POTATO BAND AND MORE

BY Alyse Newman | 05-Dec-2017
Sunset Sounds returns in 2018 with a huge line up of free gigs across the City’s beautiful parks and gardens, featuring Saskwatch, The Bamboos, Hot Potato Band, Alexander Biggs, Jazz Party and 30/70. The three free concerts in January, will also welcome a number of Melbourne’s favourite food trucks.

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Mariner’s Wharf by HELEN DUBROVICH

BY ArtSHINE Gallery | 05-Dec-2017
HELEN DUBROVICH will be attending Surtex in New York with ArtSHINE. We are excited to have her join us with her magical watercolours. She has a style that brings the viewer into a dream like location. One of mystery and familiarity with scenes that we recognize. The dripping and blending of the colors give it a dream like effect.

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Revered local music photographer Zo Damage wins ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ and opens pop-up shop ‘See The Sound’ 

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 05-Dec-2017
Zo Damage wins ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ and opens pop-up shop ‘See The Sound’ for summer in the heart of Melbourne’s Queen Vic Market.

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Spanish artist Pere Ibañez collaborates with Chinese NGO CandleX in new photo-series, Syzygy.

BY Mar Sanchez | 04-Dec-2017
Spanish artist Pere Ibañez is about to release his latest photographic series, entitled Syzygy. - Beginning December 4th, 2017, the series will be available as an ebook on iTunes and in print at major book sellers in the US, Europe and Asia including Amazon.

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Will ‘o the wisp

BY Mickie with ArtSHINE Gallery | 04-Dec-2017
I am a NZ artist who has called Sydney home since 2003 after living in the UK for 14 years. You may be familiar with my still life images: flora and fauna viewed and grown in NSW Australia with more than a hint of chinoiserie. My work could be interpreted as purely decorative. By using allusion and symbolism, I weave stories into my work based on my experiences as trans-racial, Asian adoptee: joyful and chaotic assemblage of blooms and fruit displayed with a collection of ceramics from anywhere and everywhere but with a narrative that draws the viewer in for a second look. The result is a collection of pictures combining unexpected elements to create strangely familiar images. There are stories to each of my works that lift them from the purely decorative into a narrative piec

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Ego Jacket: A persona that functions like a bulletproof vest. A disguise to conceal the truth.

BY Phillip Lee Curtis | 04-Dec-2017
By the age of 25 Phillip had lost 60 kilos, come out, had abdominoplasty, dealt with heartbreak and staged two shows about it, so you could say that all his troubles are behind him ...right?

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Petite

BY Mitchell Fine Art Gallery | 02-Dec-2017
‘Petite’ rounds off the 2017 exhibition year for Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley, presenting a collection of small, beautiful Aboriginal and Contemporary artworks from the gallery’s stable.
The exhibition incorporates diverse art styles, themes, mediums and frames in an eclectic and harmonious salon style hang. With all works under 1m in width and height the exhibition showcases works by artists on a small scale. #mitchellfineartgallery #aboriginalart #contemporaryart #petite #artist #oilartwork #gallery #acrylicartwork #groupexhibition #bernardollis #carlosbarrios #davidhayes #deirdrebean #franckgohier #geofftodd #georgegittoes #jeffmakin #joelrea #margaretloypula #minwoobang #mirrawhale #stevelopes #stewartmacfarlane

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Exhibition: The Oxygen Series - Dec 7 - 24

BY Rachel Carroll | 02-Dec-2017
This series is a culmination of two trips in the last year. One to Capertee and one to the Daintree. Both regions of unique flora and endangered species. It heralds the beginning of a new body of work titled: The Oxygen Series. @hamptonshouse #art #Daintree #Rainforest #oilpainting #exhibition @rachelcarrollartist

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18th Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad 26 January to 3 February 2018. The cello takes centre stage

BY Salomé Summer | 02-Dec-2017
The Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad and their artistic director Renaud Capuçon present the musical programme of their eighteenth edition. From 26 January to 3 February 2018, music-lovers will gather in the churches of Gstaad, Saanen and Rougemont. In the spirit of the Festival’s objectives, unchanged since its inception in 2001, audiences at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad will be able to hear outstanding young talent as well as internationally renowned virtuosos over the course of nine days.

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Piguet Auction House discovers a celestial sphere that shines new light on the History of Science in East Asia

BY Salomé Summer | 02-Dec-2017
Piguet Auction House presents a world premiere in East Asian astronomy revealing one of the oldest known clock driven celestial spheres in the world. This unique and so far unseen instrument will be placed on public display for the first time in Geneva from 8th – 10th December before being auctioned on Wednesday 13th December at 9.30 am (lot 708, estimate € 85,000-130,000). This celestial sphere is the star lot in the Asian and Oriental Arts sale, already rich with museum worthy pieces. Three immense Ming sculptures with the same provenance as those in the Rietberg Museum in Zurich (lots 536 et 537 estimated each at € 43,000) will be presented in the Chinese section, along with an Imperial porcelain dish from the Loup collection which was exhibited recently at the Baur Foundation in Geneva (lot 553, estimate € 4,000 – 7,000).

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PLANET NOWRA - Creating a Parallel Universe in the Heart of Nowra –

BY Bundanon Trust | 01-Dec-2017
This intriguing art event will bring Nowra to life through the eyes of over 80 local makers, artists and school students in the Manse Gardens of St Andrews Presbyterian Church. Planet Nowra is a free event exploring the concept of ‘place’ through contemporary arts practice.

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THE REDCLIFFE ART SOCIETY AT THE OLD FIRE STATION GALLERY PRESENTS: "Adventures in Monochrome" Annual RAS Members' Exhibition

BY Redcliffe Art Society Galley | 01-Dec-2017
The annual RAS Members' Exhibition is open to all members of the Redcliffe Art Society. It is a wonderful opportunity for novice artists to exhibit their work along with more experienced artists.

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Deanna Pizzitelli: Koža

BY Stephen Bulger Gallery | 01-Dec-2017
Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present “Koža”, our first solo exhibition of work by emerging Canadian artist Deanna Pizzitelli.

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