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ADC Repair Fair

BY Australian Design Centre | 24-Apr-2017
Meet designers, makers and repairers who work in transformative repair practices.

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AMANDA ,KOBIE and ALFIE ARE PREVIEWING THE MAY AUCTION@AAA

BY AMANDA ADDAMS AUCTIONS | 23-Apr-2017
Another really interesting auction , full of estate jewellery, coins, decorative wares and paintings, do not forget to watch the auction video because we have very special co hosts, cannot say say anything but you will find out in the first few seconds of the auction video

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Locale... and the Gesture of Return - A Group Exhibition

BY Heathcote Museum & Gallery | 23-Apr-2017
Locale showcases the artwork of Emma Jolley, Monika Lukowska, Carly Lynch, Melanie McKee, Layli Rakhsha, Rachel Salmon-Lomas, and Gemma Weston. This exhibition takes an interdisciplinary printmaking approach to address concerns faced by contemporary artists in an era of increased mobility and development of place. The artists address several significant aspects of place through their work, and recognise that the experience of dislocation, relocation, change and memory of place is common to many. Via temporal and physical explorations of place, from the site-specific to unattainable sites, the artists have used printmaking as a means of returning to place.

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Displacement: an exhibition by Suellen Symons

BY Artsite Gallery | 22-Apr-2017
Displacement, an exhibition by surrealist photographer Suellen Symons, will open on 7th May at Artsite Gallery.

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Le Parcours du Faubourg: Nouméa's Old Colonial Homes

BY Michael Brunott / University of Queensland | 22-Apr-2017
Today I decided to explore Nouméa’s colonial heritage by strolling along the Parcours du Faubourg. The Parcours is a walking trail which journeys past Nouméa’s oldest examples of colonial houses in the Faubourg Blanchot neighbourhood. In the early 1860’s this area was known as Artillery Valley. Colonists arriving from France to the new settlement of Fort-de-France (Nouméa) were encouraged to take root here in this small valley behind Nouméa’s city centre. At that time, an acre of land could be bought for 35 francs, and by 1871, virtually all the land surrounding the newly built Route du Port Despointes was owned by a Mr. Barthélémy Blanchot. In 1874 he advertised his plots for sale in the local paper and sold them as Faubourg Blanchot land, giving the area the name it holds today.

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EXHIBITION OPENING / ROCKELMANN& / LESS AND LESS HUMAN - CASUALTIES OF MODERN LIFE

BY ROCKELMANN& | 22-Apr-2017
Less and Less Human: Casualties of Modern Life (Figures Effaced in Various Iterations). TWO-MAN SHOW. David Derish and Tian Jiang. Opening: April 27th, 2017 7-9pm. Duration: April 28th - June 1st, 2017.

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First Girl I Loved - Australian Screenings

BY FilmInk | 21-Apr-2017
Sydney, AU - 21th of April 2017 - FilmInk, in conjunction with Arcadia, are presenting event screenings of First Girl I Loved around Australia, and in the grand cinema tradition of yore, the feature will be accompanied by short film Lo Loves You by emerging Australian filmmaker Cloudy Rhodes. Online screeners and interviews are available on request.

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Fully Made Up! An Improvised Cabaret at The Butterfly Club

BY Jenny Wynter | 21-Apr-2017
“Fully Made Up!” is Jenny Wynter’s new improvised cabaret show, where she plays a veteran cabaret performer performing all of her greatest glittering career hits in a night of stories and songs, monologues and memories …which are all inspired by your suggestions.

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Dysfunctional Aussie family in new, raw and darkly funny play

BY Sirmai Arts Marketing | 21-Apr-2017
A new Australian play exposes the raw, sinister - and darkly funny - underbelly of suburban Australian family life. Prolific Sydney playwright Wayne Tunks’ latest play is a stunningly contemporary tale with relatable characters and themes of alcohol, gambling and porn addiction, family trauma, racism, gender politics and more. And, through it all, heart-warming humour!

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Exceptional sale of the Molly de Balkany Collection

BY Denise Mammino | 20-Apr-2017
Auction of the entire contents of her property on the banks of Lake Geneva Furniture, Fine Arts, Silverware, Jewellery, Asian art and Collectables. Exclusive on-site viewing, opening to the public, at Aigue-Marine Villa: Friday 28, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April from 12 noon until 7 pm. On-site Auction: Saturday 6 May at 9:45, 14:30 and 19:00. 133 route de Lausanne | 1197 Prangins, Switzerland

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OBI ART PRIZE

BY OBI ART PROJECT | 20-Apr-2017
The National Obi Art Prize is closing submissions for the following categories on the 30th of April #Obiartprize

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47th Bacchus Marsh Rotary Art Show

BY Davina Cabrie | 20-Apr-2017
The 47th Bacchus Marsh Art Exhibition and Sale will be held over the Queen's Birthday weekend: June 10th-12th 2017. This major art event attracts artists from all over Victoria and interstate and will be judged by an Assistant Curator from the National Gallery of Victoria.

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Julia Zemiro to MC State-of-origin impro comedy gala! Enmore Theatre Sunday 7 May

BY Sirmai Arts Marketing | 20-Apr-2017
State-of-Origin of Impro Comedy is back! The hottest teams of fast-thinking comedians from across the country are descending on Sydney… and state pride is at stake! They’re here to battle it out for the Theatresports National Championship crown. And they’re not taking prisoners!

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Felicia Aroney x Napoleon Perdis Collaboration

BY Shev Kelly | 20-Apr-2017
Highly textured, abstract and an impasto mosaic of colour, from creamy virginal whites and delicious cocoa, right through to sultry scarlet, Allure celebrates the raw, natural and untouched beauty of Australia. This rural mirage of Sydney based artist, Felicia Aroney, led her to grab her paints, pick up a palette knife and create ‘Allure’; an abstract artwork which encaptures Napoleon’s love and passion of art, his birthplace and the emotions connected with both #makeupisart! #napoleonperdis

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~ Filling up fast, get your seat for The ARTIST'S LUNCH. This Sunday 23rd of April! Great Date Idea!!

BY Mickie with ArtSHINE Gallery in Chippendale | 20-Apr-2017
John Klein has been chosen to have an artist’s long lunch THIS Sunday 23 of April for art lovers to have a 3 course meal and discuss Klein’s inspirations and techniques. It is an extension of this exhibition and co-insides with the theme of “Big Country". With an inspired of 'Big Country' a three course lunch created especially for the event by restauranteurs and culinary artisans Barefoot & Hungry. John will share his recollections and inspirations with you as we relax, dine together, enjoy his works, and hear first hand about John's art practice and passion for painting. ~ RSVP online below.

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DIGITAL ALBUM SERVICE: Thomas Oliver - 'Floating In The Darkness' album - out 28 April 2017

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 19-Apr-2017
Riding on the success of his 2016 APRA award winning single ‘If I Move To Mars’, slow-groove follow up ‘Shine Like The Sun’, and latest melancholy track 'Losin' Australian-born New Zealand based Thomas Oliver is ready to stake his claim on 2017 with the release of his first vocalised full-length album Floating In The Darkness out April 28.

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Festive audiences a boost for local businesses

BY City of Sydney | 19-Apr-2017
A new guide and seminar will help local businesses tap into Sydney’s booming festival scene, with expert advice on getting the most out of Sydney’s major events crowds. The City’s new events brochure is available at cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/sydney-events-business-opportunities The free City Thought Leaders seminars featuring Sydney’s experts in their field are held at Customs House on the last Wednesday of the month until November.

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Fabrice Bigot 'Flores Venerae' opening at The Lyric Emerging Artist Gallery on 29 April, 4-6pm

BY Erin Kinley | 19-Apr-2017
Fabrice Bigot is the second artist to be selected for the Artist in Residence program at the Lyric Emerging Artist Gallery, an initiative by SMA Projects to support artist in the City of Yarra. Fabrice will be showing works from his newest series 'Flores Venerae', which builds on a previous body of work, 'Naked Garden'. The exhibition opens on Saturday, 29 April from 4-6pm and will be showing until 29 June.

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Jindivick and Narkoojee Sculpture opens on Saturday May 13

BY Graham Duell | 19-Apr-2017
The biennial Jindivick and Narkoojee Sculpture Show opens in Jindivick at 2.30 on Saturday May 13. Around 40 sculptures will be on display in the local hall and adjacent garden areas. Judge Simon Lawrie, McClelland’s Balnaves Curator of Australian Sculpture will be presenting awards and there will be plentiful (and free!) delicious nibbles, wine, tea and coffee available.

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‘PRESENCE’ a very personal exhibition by Lucy Lucy at Besser Space - opening Friday 28 April 2017

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 19-Apr-2017
The body of work seeks to reflect our ability to be here, now and real. The portraits capture human tendency to obsess about future, past or their perception of themselves. The concealing masks reflect the idea that rarely oneself is entirely present or true. The ever evolving façade of charm can subtly fool us. This veneer of charm can shift from one person to another, from place to place, hiding a person’s clear soul or real persona. The delicate filters mislead gently the inward and outward perception.

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Homage to Bricolage

BY Mark J Wilson | 18-Apr-2017
Projection, performance, Shakespeare, KFC, identity and politics in the digital age.

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Spring Awakening - The Musical

BY Zilla and Brook | 18-Apr-2017
YOUTH, REBELLION, SEXUALITY AND MORTALITY: StageArt proudly present the Victorian professional premiere of The Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening, set in a world where the adults hold all the cards and the youth struggle through the adversity of coming of age in a time when sexual education is non-existent.

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Gesticulating Christo Warner invites Melbourne musos to jam and see "What Washes UP"..

BY Christo Warner | 18-Apr-2017
In cahoots with Brunswick Street Gallery and In.cube8r Gallery, What Washes UP is a musical/ social experiment that invites the unknown. Christo Warner is a street poet from Byron Bay, he had never seen a busking poet so in attempts to make it interesting forged over years a unique art form. Now visiting in Melbourne- is compelled to immerse, and what better way than to invite the general public to jam, musicians beyond genres and see what fusion emerges..What Washes UP is a progressive 4 stage process. Stage1 was held on Thursday 13 @ Brunswick Street Gallery, where Christo performed solo . Stages2 & 3 are public jam sessions @ In.cube8r Gallery on Saturday 22 (5pm-7) and Monday 24 (12noon-4). Welcome! Stage4: is a jam exhibit @ Brunswick Street Gallery (7:30pm-9:30) performing with different configurations of musicians through the various gallery zones. @ChristoWarnersWords www.ChristoWarner.com

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Call for Applications, Session XVII, 2017, Paris

BY ENDA (Ecole nationale d'art) | 18-Apr-2017
ENDA - Ecole nationale d’art (ex Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques - Iheap) is a graduate school for research and experimentation in art. It is the educational branch of the Biennale de Paris. ENDA offers to its researchers, a course of study that aims to liberate them from the inherited ideas of 20th century art history, and proposes an inquiry into the crucial issues of 21st century art, whose history is now unfolding and in which they might eventually participate. Applications are processed according to their arrivals and places available. The submission of an application is an online process, according to a simplified procedure via a registration form: http://www.enda.fr/candidature/ - Structure of the academic year. From November 29, 2017 to July 7, 2018. Deadline for the submission of applications: April 25, 2017.

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AFTEROON OF PIANO INTIMACY AND PASSION AT NORTH SYDNEY - Mark Isaacs

BY Sirmai Arts Marketing | 17-Apr-2017
Mark Isaacs for Prelude in Tea Sunday 30 April from 2.30pm at the Independent Theatre. Internationally acclaimed Australian pianist and composer MARK ISAACS presents a solo recital of piano masterworks that span the intimate to the tempestuous - including a world premiere of his own - at the latest delicious afternoon tea and concert at the Independent Theatre in North Sydney.

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Twilight Musical Dialogues - Former Kingdom of Bohemia

BY Sally Walker | 17-Apr-2017
Continuation of The Twilight Musical Dialogues. On Friday April 28, Conjures The Former Kingdom of Bohemia. Be transported to another time and place as Australia’s Twilight Musical Dialogues Recital Series continues its artistic exploration of five continents. The second installation on Friday April 28 conjures the vibrance and optimism of the Former Kingdom of Bohemia. Internationally acclaimed for her “breathtaking musicality”, artistic director and flautist Sally Walker breathes life into a wonderfully eclectic program of works by Bortak, Brahms, Doppler and Dvorak, in collaboration with Australian born international baritone David Greco – who received rave reviews for his solo performance in the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s Messiah - and remarkable pianist. Christopher Allan.

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Call for submissions for 2017 International Photo Biennale (China)

BY Songzhuang International Photo Biennale (China) | 14-Apr-2017
2017 Songzhuang International Photo Biennale (China) is now accepting applications from photo artists, visit our website at https://szipb.org

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ArtSHINE Gallery introduces “Oztronomy” Solo Exhibition by Ed Hurst, Opening 6pm to 8pm Thursday 11 May 2017!!!

BY Mickie with ArtSHINE Gallery in Chippendale | 13-Apr-2017
Save the Date in May! You will be captivated with a whole new way of seeing the world through a lens!! ArtSHINE Gallery is working with Head On Festival the largest festival in Sydney for Photography! ~ “Oztronomy” Exhibition: runs 01st- 28th May by Ed Hurst. Make your way to in Chippendale on Thursday night from 6-8pm on the 11 May 2017 for the official opening!!! (Date was updated so please note it is on Thursday!!!) #artshinegallery #chippendale #art #photography #astrophotography

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Perth Artist Cindy Parsley to exhibit at Agora Gallery New York!

BY Agora Gallery | 13-Apr-2017
Come see the unique art of Cindy Parsley @ Agora Gallery.

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AUSSIE CLASSIC’S LONG-AWAITED RETURN - DOWN AN ALLEY FILLED WITH CATS

BY Sirmai Arts Marketing | 13-Apr-2017
Throwing Shade Theatre Company in association with EMU Productions presents DOWN AN ALLEY FILLED WITH CATS by Warwick Moss at King Street Theatre from 25 April. Timothy Timmony is the elderly, cultured proprietor of a book shop in a Sydney area that is being redeveloped, the last building still standing. Simon Matthews, an uncultured but not insensitive adventurer, comes to the shop in pursuit of a particular volume at closing time. Just as Simon discovers that the book has been sold to his arch enemy, the landlord locks them both in the building for the night. It soon becomes obvious that the book contains a code which identifies the whereabouts of an invaluable artefact. Through the night the two combatants manoeuvre for position…

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Melbourne WebFest 2017 Program Launch

BY Melbourne WebFest | 13-Apr-2017
This year's festival will be our fifth anniversary and man are we excited! Help us celebrate the official program launch of Melbourne WebFest 2017. A total of 50 of the best web series from Australia and around the world will be screened as part of our Official Selections. Our Spotlight program will showcase amazing Melbourne-made series, and our new student showcase will present a number or talented emerging screen producers.

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'Artistic Diversity' Art Exhibition

BY Redcliffe Art Society | 12-Apr-2017
Artistic Diversity is, as the name suggests, a collection of artworks of diverse inspiration, subject matter and media by three talented artists - Gaye Cook, Christine Groh and Noeleen McLucas. 

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Euro Pop superstars BONEY M perform all their Greatest Hits across Australia in October!

BY Metropolis Touring | 12-Apr-2017
BONEY M perform all their Greatest Hits including "Daddy Cool", "Sunny", "Ma Baker", "Rivers of Babylon", "Ra-Ra-Rasputin", “Brown Girl in the Ring” plus more!

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Dynamic designers sought for 2018 Adelaide Fringe Poster

BY Adelaide Fringe | 12-Apr-2017
The Adelaide Fringe Poster competition is as iconic as the festival itself. Each year since the birth of the festival, the Adelaide Fringe hero image has been a poster competition entry, with previous winners including artists such as Bronwyn Platten, Vytas Serelis, Driller Jet Armstrong, Sue Ninham, Michael Atchison, Pro Hart, Jonathon Oxlade and Jennifer Rimbault.

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Thomas Oliver reveals a stunning live video of ‘Losin’ and announces Australian tour dates in June

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 12-Apr-2017
It was the heartstring-tugging single that whisked Thomas Oliver into 2017 with that same grace and poise that has come to define his work. Now, the Australian-born New Zealand-based singer/songwriter is pleased to present a live video of ‘Losin’ and also reveal that he is coming to our shores on a run of live shows this June.

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TIM MOXAM AND LIZ STRINGER ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINE TOUR

BY Danae Effern | 12-Apr-2017
Following their debut collaborative tour of the east coast of Canada, during a chilly February 2017, Roaring Girl Records label-mates Tim Moxam (CAN) and Australia’s own Liz Stringer are reuniting for a month of Australian dates in May. Under the auspice of respected Canadian musician and general manager Miranda Mulholland, Roaring Girl Records is a boutique Toronto-based label, dedicated to supporting the finest independent artists from around the world. Stringer joined the fold for the release of her 2016 LP, “All The Bridges” on July 1st, with Toronto’s Tim Moxam releasing his debut solo record “Soft Summer” through Roaring Girl in April 2016.

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Boutique Theatre transport Melbourne to a Russian Fairytale Land with this Australian Premiere Season

BY Sassy Red PR | 12-Apr-2017
Always sleep with one eye open... #BoutiqueTheatre #FairytaleLives. With Meg Miroshnik’s opulent, post-Soviet Moscow play, 'The Fairytale Live of Russian Girls', Melbourne’s Boutique Theatre once again offer up an Australian premiere season that promises something unique and thrilling for theatre lovers. Running from the 19th to the 27th of May at St Martins Youth Arts Centre, this exciting new production features an all female-cast and is helmed by award-winning Russian Director, Elizabeth Millington.

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Judges announced for prestigious Parkin Drawing Award

BY Rebecca Reed | 12-Apr-2017
The judging panel consisting of recognised art practitioners, collectors, commentators and academics have been selected for 2017 Parkin Drawing Prize national competition. The prestigious award attracting a major prize of $20,000 was launched five years ago by Chris Parkin, arts patron, philanthropist and former owner of Museum Art Hotel in Wellington. Entries are now open to anyone living permanently in New Zealand. 10 highly commended prizes each worth $500.00 will also be offered, providing an added incentive for artists.

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Double Denim @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival

BY PBP | 11-Apr-2017
An extra Double Denim show announced for Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 21 April, 11pm @ Belleville, Globe Alley Melbourne @doubledenim17

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Fraudband play free one-off headline show

BY Neumusak | 11-Apr-2017
After a string of shows supporting label mates Powerline Sneakers' album launch, Swiss noise rockers Closet Disco Queen and Roman Tucker's new outfit Checkout, Fraudband step out for a headline show in their own right. @Fraudband #Fraudband

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