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Yidaki: Didjeridu and the sound of Australia

BY South Australian Museum | 24-Feb-2017
Yidaki Special Exhibition

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DEBUT FOR SHORT+SWEET QUEER

BY Sirmai Arts Marketing | 24-Feb-2017
The world’s biggest little theatre festival joins Mardi Gras for the first time with a selection of delicious, short LGBTQI plays! @ShortSweetFest #shortsweetsydney

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The Sound of Australia: William Barton with the ASO

BY South Australian Museum | 24-Feb-2017
The South Australian Museum and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra present.

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She Said Theatre: HART

BY Monash University Academy of Performing Arts | 24-Feb-2017
Presented by Monash Academy of Performing Arts in association with She Said Theatre. Performed by Ian Michael. HART is a one-man verbatim theatre piece about the lived experiences of Stolen Generations survivors and the ongoing effects experienced by Indigenous Australians. - I was always like, like a magnet with my Dad, like everywhere he went I was right next to him... He never got rid of me... - Throughout Australia’s history, an unknown number of Indigenous children have been forcibly removed from their families. Parents driven mad, grandparents heartbroken, siblings torn apart, language lost, culture stripped away. Warnings: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are warned that this production contains images of deceased persons.

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Drawn relevance by Eddie Botha

BY Mark Potter | 24-Feb-2017
Drawn relevance is an exhibition that uses humour and the everyday to explore and ponder the complexities of life, visit ARTrium Exhibition Space at Bayside City Council.

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Sona Benjamin: Beyond Borders

BY ACA Galleries | 24-Feb-2017
Siona Benjamin’s first exhibition at ACA Galleries will feature her recent work from the Exodus Series. Currently on her second Fulbright Fellowship in Israel, her new work will be the subject of this show. Catalogue available.

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NeoPopRealist Art Contest for Students "Trump is My President: Let's Make America Great Again!"

BY Art_Art | 24-Feb-2017
Students are invited to participate in the National NeoPopRealist Art Contest - Trump is My President: Let's Make America Great Again! - Art Teachers, please help your students submit their work to Neopoprealism@mail.com .
Participation is FREE. $10,000 in prizes!

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BLUE BOOK

BY ArtNews | 23-Feb-2017
Ebook of Pop Embroidery by Katya Sanna dedicated to Science Fiction. @embroidery @modern embroidery @pop embroidery @contemporary embroidery @science fiction

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Australian Premiere for Broadway Hit - It Shoulda Been You

BY Sirmai Arts Marketing | 23-Feb-2017
Chatswood Musical Society presents It Shoulda Been You 31 March - 8 April 2017 at the Independent Theatre, North Sydney. A local Sydney theatre company is to present the Australian premiere of a hilarious new Broadway show. IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU is a hilarious and wild, musical farce with blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing mums, unexpected guests, and plenty of crazy twists and turns. It’s the funniest wedding you will ever go to… and it’s coming to the Independent Theatre, North Sydney from 31 March! #ChatswoodMusicalSociety

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Yidaki: free community celebration

BY South Australian Museum | 22-Feb-2017
Celebrate the opening of Yidaki: Didjeridu and the sound of Australia with a night of music, dance and film on the front lawns of the South Australian Museum. Plus, free entry for one night only into the exhibition.

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Austinmer Dance Theatre presents T W O at Adelaide Fringe Festival

BY Encore PR | 22-Feb-2017
NSW’s Austinmer Dance Theatre boldly brings together two of the contemporary dance world’s major choreographic forces in a daring new production, T W O, at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 16-18 March. #ADLfringe @ADLfringe @adelaide_fringe

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“Here to Stay, Here to stand” with Black History Month’s 26th edition

BY AMBRE SACHET / CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY MONTREAL CANADA | 22-Feb-2017
Faël François is one of the members of Four Brown Girls, both a network and a movement which has at heart the redefinition of the modern black woman. Brown Beauties Brunching comes as FBG’s annual event introduced as part of Black History Month’s special events. Brunch style canapés, cocktails, networking and conversations about culture, identity and career from a black female perspective will lead the event on February 12th. The main goal? To celebrate black women and fight the stigma surrounding them, according to François.

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Exhibtion of Ng Lung Wai’s New Series of Artwork – “It Speaks to Me”

BY Press Release | 21-Feb-2017
We cordially invite all of you to share the Ng Lung Wai’s solo exhibition at G/F, Open Space, Central Plaza, Wanchai from March 21 to April 3, 2017.

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Artists invited to share in more than $500,000 in copyright royalties

BY Copyright Agency | 21-Feb-2017
The copyright collecting society and rights management organisation, Copyright Agency | Viscopy is mounting a month-long campaign to collect fresh data from artists and their heirs about where their works have been published or used on TV. Copyright Agency | Viscopy manages licence fees that allow educational institutions, government, businesses and others to copy and share images and text, and pays the licensing fees back as royalties to writers, artists and publishers. At stake is more than $500,000 collected in copyright royalties which the organisation wants to distribute to visual artists in the first half of the year.

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Grand Theft Impro 2 - Impro Melbourne

BY Kathrine Weaver | 21-Feb-2017
The SELL-OUT 2016 MICF show is back! Victoria’s internationally known, award-winning professional improvisation company brings you their dynamic 55 minute unscripted rollercoaster ride of “off the cuff genius delivered with contagious enthusiasm.” –WeekendNotes. 10 titles from the audience explode into life with stories, scenes, songs and razor sharp wits.

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Cam Knight - Momentous

BY Tess O'Loughlin Publicity | 21-Feb-2017
Cam Knight is returning to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2017 with his brand new show, 'Momentous'.

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YUMMY

BY Amy | 21-Feb-2017
Directed by James Welsby (BRIEFS, Finucane and Smith), YUMMY features a powerhouse team of drag, circus, and burlesque performers.

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Stuart Daulman - A Very Good Year

BY Tess O'Loughlin Publicity | 21-Feb-2017
As seen on ABC's sketch TV series 'Fancy Boy', Stuart Daulman returns to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his brand new solo show, 'A Very Good Year'. With much inspiration drawn from the loose late night shows of yesteryear, don't miss this cult character's latest offering of "arty farty, man on the moon bullsh*t" to the comedy kosmos.

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"Aerial Dance in Pyrotechnics": A world premiere innovation by Pavlos Nanos & Katerina Soldatou

BY Alexia Charoupa | 20-Feb-2017
Fireworks meet Aerial Dance in one-of-a-kind show.

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RVG A QUALITY OF MERCY LP

BY Romy Vagergroup | 20-Feb-2017
RVG (Romy Vager Group) are pleased announce the release of their debut LP “A Quality of Mercy.”

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THE 11TH ANNUAL AIR AWARDS ANNOUNCED FOR JULY 27th COMBINED WITH NEW MUSIC INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

BY Emma Wiking | 20-Feb-2017
The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) is thrilled to announce that through support from the South Australian Government’s newly established Live Music Events Fund, the annual AIR Awards and inaugural two-day music industry conference will be held in Adelaide for the next three years (2017-2019). @ausindies #australianindies

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Shirley Gnome Taking It Up The Notch at Fringe World

BY PBP | 20-Feb-2017
How can a woman with such a beautiful, pure voice have such a dirty, dirty mind? The answer remains a mystery, but the combination is side-splittingly hilarious and a late-night slice of fun ... ★★★★½ The Advertiser

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ARTS FESTIVAL EVOKES A TOWN’S SOUL

BY Rob Jennings | 20-Feb-2017
In March this year, as has happened every two years since 1976, one of Australia’s most celebrated arts festivals will Brigadoon-like reappear in the central Victorian town of Castlemaine. @statefestival #statefestival

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The Laden Table

BY bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company | 20-Feb-2017
The independent theatre company known for taking daring risks, bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company, will kick off their 2017 season with a powerful world-premiere, The Laden Table, written and developed by a collective of Jewish, Muslim and Christian women in response to ‘dinner table racism’.

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The Inaugural Wollongong Spiegeltent Season

BY STRUT & FRET IN ASSOCIATION WITH MERRIGONG THEATRE COMPANY | 20-Feb-2017
Wollongong will play host to a world-class program of music, cabaret, comedy, theatre and family fun, with the inaugural Spiegeltent Wollongong season hosted in the iconic Aurora Spiegeltent in the Wollongong Arts Precinct and launched with a free public event on 7th April.

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GAWURRA national tour - Thornbury Theatre Melbourne, Friday 24 February 

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 20-Feb-2017
Melbourne based via Arnhem Land singer/songwriterGawurra Womadelaide, Sydney Festival, Port Fairy Festival and Gathering, is currently on his first national tour, after catapulting onto the music stage nationally in last year. With festival appearances including Gawurra will also play Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre on Friday 24 February.

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BLU

BY Naomi Crawford | 20-Feb-2017
This month Miami Marketta is proud to bring you two highly spiritual artists, Angela Fletcher & Tracey Stephan, whose work will draw you into magical worlds of the earth and the soul. With abstract and figurative painting, as well as artworks made from nature, and the delicious food of Tapas Club by our side, all of your senses will be delighted. Our one night only exhibition BLU in Studio 56 gives you the opportunity to meet the artists, ask questions about the work and purchase the pieces on display.

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Exhibition Opening - Geoffrey James: Canadian Photographs

BY Stephen Bulger Gallery | 19-Feb-2017
Exhibition Dates: February 25 – March 25 - Exhibition Preview: Friday, February 24, 5-9pm. The Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present “Canadian Photographs”, our first solo exhibition of work by Geoffrey James, one of Canada's pre-eminent photographers. @BulgerGallery #BulgerGallery

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Studio 20/17 Project Space sobremesa art exhibition and drinks

BY Studio 20/17 Project Space | 18-Feb-2017
Studio 20/17 Project Space is excited to be exhibiting contemporary fibre art by Sydney artists Nicole Robins and Brenda Livermore, from the 8th-25th of March. Nicole Robins is also a finalist in this year’s North Sydney art prize. On Saturday the 11th of March we invite you for celebratory drinks from 4pm to 6pm. On Friday the 17th of March from 11am-1pm a free workshop will be held, demonstrating how to make your own cordage from natural fibres and other materials. All are welcome.

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NEW ADELAIDE FRINGE FUNDING MAKES FESTIVAL MORE AFFORDABLE FOR ARTISTS & AUDIENCES

BY Adelaide Fringe | 18-Feb-2017
Adelaide Fringe has welcomed $1 million of new funding, announced by the State Government last night, to help make the annual arts festival more affordable for artists, audiences and venues. #ADLfringe @adelaide_fringe @adlfringe

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Love. Revenge. Passion. Betrayal: CitiOpera returns to Melbourne City with stunning new production of Verdi's Il Trovatore

BY Alexandra Oke | 17-Feb-2017
A sweeping tale of love, passion, revenge and betrayal across generations, Citiopera's production of Verdi's masterpiece "Il Trovatore" stars an outstanding international cast. CitiOpera is one of the new breed of smaller, independent opera companies that present opera in their own unique style. #verdi #opera #CitiOpera #IlTrovatore #Trovatore #operasingers @Citiopera.melb @citiopera_au

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Sandi Rigby – Artist and Traveller

BY Artsite Gallery | 17-Feb-2017
Artist and Traveller, a solo exhibition by Sydney artist Sandi Rigby, will be showing at Artsite Gallery from the 4th – 26th March. #ArtsiteGallery @ArtsiteGallery

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Veronica Cay : Portraits From An Ordinary Life - Opens Saturday Feb 25

BY Anthea Polson Art | 17-Feb-2017
Cay's multi-media practice wryly engages with the contradictions inherent in contemporary life, nudging at its cultural and aesthetic assumptions. Art, like life, is an undulating dance alternately radiant in possibilities, shadowed with limitations and then bright with resolution. A visceral understanding of such permeates Veronica Cay's ceramic sculptures, collaged works and drawings which she describes as vehicles to encourage a reflection upon the human condition. #veronicacay #antheapolsonart #portraitsfromanordinarylife @antheapolsnart @ronniecay

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Domestic Goddess

BY Willoughby City Council | 17-Feb-2017
Incinerator Art Space in collaboration with Sabbia Gallery presents an exhibition of glass and ceramic artworks exploring the notion of the home-maker. Ten artists give voice to this often female-role through exquisitely crafted objects representing domestic ritual, while also drawing our attention to cultural and commercial influences that also shape this vital realm.

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The Wine Bluffs - Damian Callinan and Paul Calleja serve up a comedy wine masterclass at Adelaide Fringe

BY PBP | 17-Feb-2017
Ever wondered what wine goes best with Fairy Bread? Why the ‘Champagne Spider’ hasn’t caught on? These questions and many more will be inadequately answered by the self-styled sommeliers of comedy, Damian Callinan and Paul Calleja in The Wine Bluffs. @adelaide_fringe #ADLfringe

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Kings of Cough Syrup Reveal Self-Titled Debut EP Out April 21st

BY remedymusic.com.au | 17-Feb-2017
Having both honed their talents over the years in other bands, Kings of Cough Syrup is Hamish and Nick, two friends from the suburbs of Melbourne. Kings of Cough Syrup has no beginning; it has probably always been there. It has very little to do with music, whilst being all about music. Kings of Cough Syrup is really just about Nick and Hamish; a snap shot, capturing a brief moment, of a life long journey, which continues.

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Down to Earth - landscapes by Janelle White

BY Art Studios Gallery | 17-Feb-2017
Janelle White is exhibiting her charming and poetic landscapes in "Down to Earth" at Art Studios Gallery from Feb 22 - March 5 2017. #landscape #artstudioscooperative #oilpaintings

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NEW PAINTINGS BY CALEB REID - PIERMARQ TO EXHIBIT CALEB REID AT BESSER SPACE 1 - 4 March 2017

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 17-Feb-2017
Piermarq is bringing the work of Sydney-based artist Caleb Reid to Melbourne! Piemarq have received an overwhelming response to Caleb Reid's latest work following the staggering success of his first solo exhibition at Piermarq in Sydney and in anticipation of his first international solo exhibition at Johanssen Gallery in Berlin.

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THE LONSDALE ST GREEK FESTIVAL TURNS 30!

BY Penny Kyprianou | 17-Feb-2017
14 FEBRUARY 2017 – Adored songstress Glykeria returns to Melbourne and to the Festival stage for the 30th Anniversary of the Lonsdale St Greek Festival (Antipodes). Glykeria will perform her greatest hits on the Delphi Bank Stage on Saturday 25 February, making this her third performance at Melbourne’s largest celebration of all things Greek. @greekcentre #greekcentre

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David Quirk - Cowboy Mouth

BY GG | 16-Feb-2017
MELB COMEDY FESTIVAL. Melbourne Town Hall / 30 March - 23 April / 9.45pm (Sun 8.45pm). Bookings: www.ticketmaster.com.au

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