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2017 Sydney Eisteddfod has commenced!

BY Sydney Eisteddfod | 25-May-2017
Sydney Eisteddfod is held May – September annually. A unique snapshot of Australian performing arts, Sydney Eisteddfod will present a program of events for all ages and genres attracting performers from all over Australia as well as internationally.

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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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BY Flux Creative | 16-May-2017
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Renowned Australian conductor Simon Kenway joins the 2017 Melbourne International Singers Festival

BY CarolineK | 28-May-2017
From Jonathon Welch, the Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Singers Festival...... With just two weeks to go to our 8th annual Melbourne International Singers Festival, we have so much wonderful news to share with you .... and some disappointing news also.Due to ill health, Richard Gill unfortunately has to withdraw from the Melbourne International Singers Festival. Richard very much regrets not being able to proceed and wishes all participants a rewarding and enjoyable Festival. Of course, we all wish Richard a speedy recovery and we are hoping that he will be able to join us in 2018 for our 9th Melbourne International Singers Festival as our Guest Conductor. We are delighted to announce, that renowned Australian conductor, SIMON KENWAY, will be replacing Richard as our Guest Conductor at the 2017 festival, leading our festival choruses, workshops & masterclasses. #MISF17 @SOHKnocks

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Town and Country

BY Susan Gibson | 27-May-2017
This series of paintings explore the imprecise boundary between the man made and natural worlds. This is where nature is encroached upon by man made activity, and where the periphery of town life is scattered with symbols of decline and abandonment.

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Two of the UK's top cabaret artistes come to The Butterfly Club!

BY Dusty Limits | 27-May-2017
Dusty Limits and long-term collaborator Michael Roulston have been at the forefront London cabaret for over a decade. For the first time they are bringing their original songs to Melbourne for a limited season at The Butterfly Club. Songs of love and loneliness, life, and death, and drinking. Lots and lots of drinking. Wickedly funny, hearfelt, irreverent, sometimes provocative, GRIN is for anyone who likes their cabaret on the dark side; for the thinkers, the drinkers, the passionately political and the whimsically absurd.

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BLANC de BLANC - 'Champagne Cabaret' presented by Strut & Fret Production House

BY PBP | 26-May-2017
Headlining MAP 57, St Kilda’s pop up Winter Garden, is the Melbourne premiere of sizzling champagne cabaret show BLANC de BLANC, which will be housed in the decadence of The Aurora Spiegeltent from 15 June – 30 July 2017. BLANC de BLANC brings the finest cabaret and acrobatic talent from around the world into a wild, shimmering night – anticipate big moves, great tunes, lots of skin and more than a few surprises. From the acclaimed creative minds behind Madonna's recent Rebel Heart tour and festival sensations LIMBO, Fear & Delight, and Cantina, this production is a seductive, immersive and naughty night out. #blancshow

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APPLICATIONS OPEN ~ Take your enterprise or creative practice to the next level!!

BY Mickie with ArtSHINE Industries | 26-May-2017
*** Free introduction Tomorrow ~ Saturday, 27 May 2017 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm (AEST). ArtSHINE Industries is Australia’s independent Creative Industries Enterprise Acceleration Platform + Launch Pad identifying, advancing, and funding commercially minded and innovative Creative Industries Professionals who focus on art, craft, artisanal making, design, fashion, entertainment, photography, music, writing, film & television, digital technology, games & interactive content. #artshineindustries #makedreamsreal #art #artshine #sydney #creative

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THE SMITH STREET BAND RECRUIT ORIGINAL DIRECTOR TO RECREATE CLASSIC AC/DC VIDEO

BY Danae Effern | 26-May-2017
The Smith Street Band pay homage to Aussie rock legends AC/DC with new video clip for track ‘Shine’. The original –filmed for influential music television show, Countdown– was directed by the legendary Paul Drane who also shot clips for the likes of Little River Band, Skyhooks and Cold Chisel.

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2017 Sydney Eisteddfod has commenced!

BY Sydney Eisteddfod | 25-May-2017
Sydney Eisteddfod is held May – September annually. A unique snapshot of Australian performing arts, Sydney Eisteddfod will present a program of events for all ages and genres attracting performers from all over Australia as well as internationally.

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Artist Portraits by Claudio Raschellá to be displayed at Adelaide Cabaret Festival

BY Paige Mulholland - Adelaide Festival Centre | 25-May-2017
A glorious collection of images capturing the glamour and excitement of 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

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GEORGIA FIELDS & PHIA ANNOUNCE SKY & SEA NATIONAL TOUR

BY Danae Effern | 25-May-2017
Two of Melbourne’s brightest independent singer-songwriters are joining forces for their most expansive national tour to date. Indie-pop chameleon Georgia Fields and live-looping wunderkind Phia present a very special evening of musical dexterity, as they share the stage and each other’s songs – accompanying one another on everything from kalimba to casio, electric guitar to tambourine. Expect luscious harmonies, world-class song-craft, and impromptu audience participation.

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PATRICK BREMER - Clarendon Fine Art Gallery, Cobham - Saturday, 3rd June, 2017 - 3-5pm.

BY Clarendon Fine Art Gallery, Cobham | 25-May-2017
Fabulous opportunity to meet pioneering #contemporary #collage #Berlin artist, Patrick Bremer and to witness his brand new collection in the flesh.

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Autumn at AC: New exhibitions by Rob Bartolo, Mary Gray and Kate Walsh, Senye Shen, Zeljko Radic and Kosar Majani

BY Kate Wallace | 24-May-2017
As preparations for the cooler months begin, the end of May sees the opening of five new exhibitions at AC. Via a range of artistic disciplines, all shows present an ongoing investigation of that which surrounds us, exploring our relationship to space and the subsequent impact it has upon identity and our sense of belonging. @alternatingcurrentartspace

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Australia to the Arctic

BY Katrina Newman | 24-May-2017
Local artist contemporary jeweller Katrina Newman is the first Australian to be selected to participate on the Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency in the Yukon Territory this July and August.

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The Ecology of Place – A spatial-sound cinema program

BY Madelynne Cornish | 23-May-2017
A three day program featuring new sound and moving image works by Australian and International artists exploring the natural and built environment. @bogongsound #bcsc

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Pastiche

BY Jenny Lovell | 23-May-2017
PASTICHE is a celebration of different styles, genres and theatrical techniques. Large scale and small works, created by our Impro Melbourne Ensemble, bring improvisation and performance skill together in a wild mosaic of theatrical invention. "Vibrant and suspenseful ... a recipe for total theatre engagement" - Weekend Notes. #impromelbourne

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SCOTTISH FILMMAKING CHAMPIONED AT 71ST EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

BY Carly Cadogan | 23-May-2017
In its 70th Anniversary year, Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has unveiled a rich selection of Scottish films, filmmakers and acting talent as part of its 2017 Festival programme. Featuring features, shorts, documentaries, animations and exclusive events, this year’s programme showcases some of the very best filmmaking and talent from across the country.

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This Woman is Not a Car: Margaret Dodd

BY The Cross Art Projects | 23-May-2017
For the first time since 1981, audiences in Sydney will have the opportunity to see This Woman is Not a Car – the renowned 1977 series of ceramic Holdens by Adelaide-based artist Margaret Dodd, together with her 1982 film of the same name. Dodd's audacious film and ‘funk ceramic’ Holdens explore femininity and the maternal; fantasy, humour and the erotic: masculinity, fetishism and violence. Both will be showing at The Cross Art Projects throughout June, along with works from her more recent series, Holden Hypotheses. Dodd is also producing a select series of prints of her 1970s Holden works, especially for the exhibition. @CrossArtXAP #thecrossartprojects

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SHARING STORIES

BY Kabuku PR | 23-May-2017
This June, Merrigong Theatre Company is proud to present SHARING STORIES, a welcoming, beautiful celebration of culture and stories for Reconciliation Week 2017.

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Rushdi Anwar | The Notion of Place and Displacement 8-24 June @ MARS Gallery

BY Erin Kinley | 23-May-2017
From October 2016 to January 2017, Rushdi Anwar lived and worked inside refugee camps in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, home to approximately 1.5 million refugees from diverse religious backgrounds. His Kurdish heritage allowed Anwar intimate insight to the everyday socio-political persecution of these individuals and the devastating, and at times dangerous, impact of the social and political unrest to the region.

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One Fell Swoop Circus return triumphant to Gasworks with much lauded production!

BY Sassy Red PR | 23-May-2017
Returning to Gasworks from 12 to 16 July for six shows only, One Fell Swoop Circus proudly present a revamped and re-invigorated season of their much lauded production, By a Thread. #OneFellSwoopCircus #ByaThread

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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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Metanoia Theatre Presents Wages of Fear

BY Metanoia Theatre | 22-May-2017
For their ultimate work at Brunswick’s Mechanics Institute, Metanoia Theatre has chosen a fitting finale—presenting a rare stage adaptation of Georges Arnaud’s remarkable 1950 novel Wages of Fear. This landmark thriller, which was adapted into the iconic 1950s film, is imprinted on the imagination of multiple generations.

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Fantastic Festival Concerts at the Melbourne Recital Centre

BY CarolineK | 22-May-2017
Melbourne International Singers Festival 2017 is proud to present two GALA Festival concerts at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Sunday June 11th. The first concert at 5pm, will feature the Festival's Special Guest Conductor Richard Gill AO, the spectacular Divine Divas of Sunbury conducted by Adam Przewlocki, Musica (Queensland) conducted by Melissa Gill and Men Aloud! Conducted by Dr Jonathon Welch AM. The second concert, at 8pm, will feature Co-cheol the award winning a cappella quartet with spine tingling harmonies taking you on a journey to the Celts and beyond, and THECHO!R one of Melbourne’s most exciting non-auditioned choirs, created and conducted by Dr Jonathon Welch AM. #MISF17 - an unforgettable experience not just a festival. @SOHKnocks School of Hard Knocks – Empowering Through The Arts.

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A Bitter Shrew

BY Jo Bain | 21-May-2017
Gillian English has farted herself awake in a strangers bed, taken a pregnancy test in a food court bathroom, and watched her 26 year old boyfriend almost die from a heart-attack. All the ingredients to make her A Bitter Shrew. Catch celebrated Canadian storyteller Gillian English as she reprises her glorious show for a limited run at the Joint Bar on 30th May and the Exford Hotel on 1st June at 7.30pm. “You are watching a pro at the top of her game.” - The Plus Ones. “Don’t miss it!!” - Mooney on Theatre. “A laugh-out-loud hilarious storytelling adventure” - CultMTL

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Drag Queen Stole My Dress

BY Jo Bain | 21-May-2017
'This one time I got a pre-emptive divorce. And this other time, a drag queen stole my dress. Let me tell about it: This is the story of knowing who are, forgetting who are, wondering who the hell you are, and yes that one time a drag queen stole my goddamn dress.' Canadian comic, actor and storyteller Gillian English returns to the Butterfly Club with her outrageous comedy, Drag Queen Stole My Dress from 6-11th June at 8.30pm. Tickets from the Butterfly Club.

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INTENSELY FLORAL | JENNIFER GABBAY

BY Helen Day | 20-May-2017
We cordially invite you to the opening of intensely floral | Jennifer Gabbay. DRINKS WITH THE ARTIST. OPENING SATURDAY 10 JUNE | 2 - 4 PM. DAY FINE ART. 27-29 GOVETTS LEAP RD, BLACKHEATH

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The Vibrajets play the northside and the southside in one weekend!

BY The Vibrajets | 19-May-2017
It's a Melbourne mini-tour for The Vibrajets next weekend, as the band unleash their old-school trash'n'roll, surf and frat sounds on the northside on Friday night 26 May and the southside on Saturday 27 May! FRIDAY 26 MAY: we'll be hitting TAGO MAGO (High St, Thornbury) for a showdown with those rock'n'roll reprobates your mama warned you about, INTOXICA (Entry: $8). SATURDAY 27 MAY: we'll be on the southside at the LYREBIRD LOUNGE (Glen Eira Rd, Ripponlea) with those surfin' twangmeisters from distant oceans, LOS TREMOLEROS (Entry: free). These will be our last shows for a little while, so come enjoy us while you can!

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Writer : Yvonne Perkins will be open Jim Chen show ~ May 20th Saturday from 2 – 4 pm @ ArtSHINE Gallery!!

BY Mickie with ArtSHINE Gallery in Chippendale | 18-May-2017
We will be having historical writer : Yvonne Perkins open the show! Graduated with first class honours in history from the University of Sydney in 2010 and she has worked on a number of research projects included a major ARC-funded study on the history of teaching reading in Australia.  Come and Join us and be a part of the opening. Jim Chen's with Head On Photography @ ArtSHINE Gallery in Chippendale. ~ May 20th Saturday from 2 – 4 pm.

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British Artist Clare Haxby Exhibits At Artundressed, Miami

BY Clare Haxby | 18-May-2017
The Clare Haxby Studio is delighted to announce that two of Clare's paintings have been selected for the Artundressed Creative Nude Art Exhibition in Miami, Florida from 18 - 21 May, 2017. #ClareHaxbyStudio #Artundressed

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Tonight! Join ArtSHINE Gallery for the opening solo exhibition by Julie Ellitt during Head On Photo Festival.

BY Mickie with ArtSHINE Gallery in Chippendale | 18-May-2017
TONIGHT! Come to Chippendale and join us @ ArtSHINE Gallery for our artists reception (18th of May) from 6 - 8pm! ~ Julie Ellitt bring us the strength of the Koi fish. Her photographs highlights the symbolism of the Koi over the centuries with positive qualities about courage, overcoming adversity. The photographs capture the good luck, abundance and perseverance of this fish. #headon #artshinegallery #koi #photography

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Circosis: Left Brain, Right Brain

BY National Institute of Circus Arts | 18-May-2017
This June, the phenomenal imagination, athleticism and humour of Australia’s next generation of circus talents will be on show when the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents Circosis: Left Brain, Right Brain, a two-part production of elite-level circus. Set in a world where obsession is the norm, the graduate showcase performances range from the poignant and evocative, to the flamboyant and outright absurd.

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Dialogue in the Dark™ to Open in Melbourne June 2017

BY Encore PR | 18-May-2017
Revolutionising the Way We Perceive Blindness and the World Around Us. #dialogueinthedark #dialogueiscoming #morethansight

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Announcing a groundbreaking new play anthology

BY Fuller PR | 18-May-2017
A Jew and a Palestinian cross the cultural divide in groundbreaking anthology Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas Edited by Stephen Orlov and Samah Sabawi
Speaking in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide 26 May to 8 June.

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Feminist Drone Workshop w/ YlangYlang

BY Georgia Mathewson | 18-May-2017
In preparation for National Drone Day this year, we are holding a Feminist Drone Workshop w/ YlangYlang to support underrepresented populations, especially girls, women, 2 Spirit and LGBTQ people who want to learn about the practice of drone in preparation for participation on the day. #dronemusic #femaleleadworkshop #musicworkshop #feminist #lgbtq2s #womeninmusic #experimental #musicproduction #artistrunculture

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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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Nite Art 2017: Own the Nite

BY Maddie Garratt | 17-May-2017
Nite Art returns in 2017 to once again uncover art after dark in Melbourne. From 6pm on Thursday 27 July, art lovers and night seekers are invited to explore our unique city through an interconnected network of galleries, museums, artist-run initiatives and undiscovered spaces. Nite Art 2017 will be made up of two precincts – the University of Melbourne and Central City – with a diverse and edgy program in collaboration with the City of Melbourne, the University of Melbourne and Open House Melbourne.

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Two and Four Music Presents Royal Funk Party – A purple celebration of Prince's life, music and birthday with Lake Minnetonka, Mayfield & DJ MzRizk!

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 17-May-2017
In the vein of Prince, Morris Day and the Time, Madhouse, and Sheila E, Lake Minnetonka is the funk juggernaut forging a Melbourne take on the Minneapolis Sound. Having collaborated with artists such as Larry Graham and Graham Central Station, Eric Leeds (fDeluxe, D’Angelo), Dr Fink (Prince and the Revolution), and most recently, St Paul Peterson (The Time, fDeluxe), their 80s inspired jazz fusion will leave you on a purple high.

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Unley Museum Wins National Award For Mysterious Exhibition

BY City of Unley | 17-May-2017
Unley Museum has won the Museums and Galleries National Award (MAGNA) for Best Permanent Exhibition for the second year in a row.

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Terence Spencer : A Lasting Impression

BY Proud Galleries | 17-May-2017
Proud Galleries is delighted to announce ‘Terence Spencer: A Lasting Impression’, a playful retrospective exploring the youth and vivacity of one of Britain’s most defining decades. This unique exhibition features the many faces, fashions and sounds of the Swinging Sixties with prints showcasing iconic stars in their prime alongside the beauty of ordinary life and every- day style.

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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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Work with the people who created ART NEWS PORTAL

BY Flux Creative | 16-May-2017
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