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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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Studios for rent at Space Tank

BY Holger Dielenberg | 10-Aug-2017
Space Tank Studio has studios for rent for Makers, artisans and product developers.

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Make Winter Electric: Interview with Kate Sellars-Jones

BY Maggy Liu / University of Melbourne | 09-Aug-2017
If you are finding it difficult to face the dreary Melbourne landscape this winter, perhaps what you are missing is a beautiful scarf from Things Are Electric to provide that extra pocket of warmth and brilliant pop of colour to brighten your day. Recently, I had the pleasure to chat to the owner and designer of the brand, Ms Kate Sellars-Jones, about her passion for art, the inspiration behind her latest collection as well as her entrepreneurship journey. @ThingsAreElectric #ThingsAreElectric @things.are.electric

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La Trobe University Student Series ‘Mashed Up’ Releases 10 August

BY Melbourne WebFest | 07-Aug-2017
In Melbourne WebFest's fifth anniversary year, the La Trobe University interns documented the experience of being a festival intern. When the simple task of creating the annual mash up of Official Selection series go awry, can this year’s team pull it together in time for the festival? They say being an intern can be hard but being a Melbourne WebFest intern might just be deadly. #MelbWebFest #MashedUp #WebSeries #LaTrobeUni @MelbWebFest @Latrobe

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Curator of everything. A portrait of a regional gallery owner and his team.

BY Marcus Johnson / VCA Graduate | 04-Aug-2017
Lavish openings, fine champagne, well-informed and wealthy buyers pushing their credit cards at you. As they say, it’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it. I wish, at times, that was my job.

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BY AMANDA ADDAMS AUCTIONS | 02-Aug-2017
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Meditation on “The Usefulness of Art” is music for our times

BY Diana Wolfe | 01-Aug-2017
Acclaimed Melbourne jazz composer and musician Adam Simmons returns to fortyfivedownstairs for four nights in August, with a rare opportunity to experience his The Usefulness of Art suite performed by a world-class 20-piece ensemble. The concerts will be the first time The Usefulness of Art has been performed by the Adam Simmons Creative Music Ensemble alongside an art installation by Filipino sculptor Diokno Pasilan and featuring costumes by Christine Crawshaw.

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Things are Electric - Scarf designs created by artists

BY Things are Electric | 27-Jul-2017
Things are Electric emerged from the KSJ Design Studio in Melbourne Australia, in 2012, as an avenue for the owners to foster their love of art, painting & print design. The scarf designs are created by the artists in our studio, with the final prints coming to fruition with any combination of painting, illustration, photography and digital techniques. @ThingsAreElectric #ThingsAreElectric #scarves

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Press release: Eight Finalists announced for Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship

BY Sydney Eisteddfod | 24-Jul-2017
Eight outstanding young dancers have been selected to progress to the Final of the Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship on Sunday 30 July. #sydneyeisteddfod @sydeisteddfod

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A Tale of Four Migrant Women, Told by Four More

BY Noor Gillani / Queensland University of Technology | 14-Jul-2017
In her play Remembering Palestine, Director Aleea Monsour shines a spotlight on the lives of four refugee women, and in doing so a whole generation of youth whose roots trace back to no-man’s land.

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Austria’s Imperial tradition meets Australia’s indigenous heritage

BY Austrian National Tourist Office - Sydney | 18-Aug-2017
Vienna Boys’ Choir & Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir share culture and song. A group of young, indigenous choristers from Far North Queensland recently travelled to Vienna to join one of the world’s most famous boys’ choirs on stage and to experience and learn about the world’s capital of music. Now the Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir (GICC) prepares to receive the Vienna Boys’ Choir (VBC) for a return visit to Australia to perform together at the iconic Sydney Opera House and on GICC’s home soil in Cairns.

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YEO - DESIRE PATH OUT NOW

BY Small FRY | 18-Aug-2017
YEO - DESIRE PATH OUT NOW - http://hyperurl.co/desire-path - After drip-feeding 7 singles off the album, Yeo is ready to share Desire Path in its entirely, available digitally and on 12" transparent vinyl.

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THE TESKEY BROTHERS ANNOUNCE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

BY Danae Effern | 18-Aug-2017
Honouring that old school Motown sound and working it into something of their very own, The Teskey Brothers have just completed an entirely sold out East Coast tour, including four huge nights at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel, and are in such good form they have been invited to perform at Meredith, Queenscliff, Lost Picnic, Caloundra, Dashville Skyline, Wave Rock, NYE On The Hill, Fairgrounds and Strawberry Fields Festivals. As well as a coveted opening spot for Midnight Oil on one of their upcoming Melbourne shows at Sidney Myer Music Bowl. It's fair to say their honey-smooth brand of blues and soul has hit a collective nerve in 2017.

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Be Your Self Redux

BY Kabuku PR | 17-Aug-2017
Explore what makes you ‘you’ in this electrifying production by Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) at Riverside Theatres on 2nd September.

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Monday Conversations in Sydney

BY Kabuku PR | 17-Aug-2017
Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre for books, writing and ideas is coming to Sydney for the first time ever to co-host in conjunction with Belvoir Theatres three conversations, the first conversation ‘Anaesthesia’ is presented on Monday the 21st of August at 6:30pm

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Memphis The Musical: Australasian Premiere - Chapel Off Chapel from Oct 6

BY StageArt | 17-Aug-2017
StageArt presents the Australasian premiere of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL. October 6 - 29: Strictly limited season. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book, Original Score and Orchestrations, it is a story about race and romance in 1950s Memphis.

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Pisca

BY Hot Ticket PR | 17-Aug-2017
“My 'hot-tip' is to see 'Pisca': who would have thought that Melbourne could be so avant-garde? An extraordinary newcomer” – The Weekend Notes

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Kakadu - an artists perspective | Steve Lopes, Franck Gohier, Euan Macleod, Christine Christophersen & Peter Hudson

BY Mitchell Fine Art | 17-Aug-2017
In June of this year five renowned Australian artists travelled to a remote location in Kakadu in the Northern Territory to participate in a week long artist’s camp. It is the same site where recently found artefacts show that Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for 18,000 years longer than previously estimated. @mitchellfineartgallery @lopes_studio @franckgohier @euan.macleod #brisbaneexhibition #gallery #kakaduartistcamp #kakadu

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Parrngurr and Yandeyarra Students Get Creative with AWESOME Arts

BY Louise Leadbitter | 17-Aug-2017
The AWESOME Arts Creative Challenge program presented by ‘Go for 2 & 5’ kicked off in Parnngurr Remote Community School, and Yandeyarra Remote Community School in May with new arts project I Hear You.

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ArtSHINE Agency Highlighting: Sophie Cooper – Artist / Designer

BY ArtSHINE | 16-Aug-2017
Taking art to the next level. ArtSHINE Agency introduces : Sophie Cooper with Scoops Design. Sophie Cooper is a great leader in how an art form can go commercial with creative products and designs. Cooper is the Brand Founder of Scoops Design a well-established brand in the gift and homewares market, with more than 40 stock lists Australia-wide.

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Footscray-Yarraville City Band's Trivia Challenge - do you have what it takes to be "Cleverest in the West"?

BY CarolineK | 16-Aug-2017
Join Footscray-Yarraville City Band members, friends, family, fans, groupies for a whirlwind adventure of brain busting trivia! There will be auctions (perhaps some western suburbs sports club memorabilia!), games, prizes, finger food and of course, compulsory fun! Finger food provided, drinks at the bar. Games!!! Auction!!! Prizes!!! Tables of 8 to 10 at $25 per head. Needless to say, it would cost you NOT to buy!

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“ESPY” – A Three Course Long Lunch with the artist Anthony Van Lam

BY Mickie @ ArtSHINE Gallery in Chippendale | 16-Aug-2017
Join us for a private lunch: "ESPY" A three course Long Lunch with the artist Anthony Van Lam. This is great way to learn about the artists and have a wonderful meal. This is a private viewing and private lunch. The menu will be highlighting: Award winning restaurant: BAI TONG THAI with their CHEF SELECTIONS!! Anthony will share his recollections and inspirations with you as we relax, dine together, enjoy his works, and hear first hand about Anthony's art practice and passion for painting. Please RSVP now: $69 per person (limited seating ...only 5 seats left)

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Affordability a Major Drawcard for 2018 Adelaide Fringe Event Registrations

BY Adelaide Fringe | 16-Aug-2017
Event registrations are now open for the 2018 Adelaide Fringe, which is set to be Australia’s most affordable Fringe festival for artists to participate in.

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August at Alternating Current Art Space: New work by Scott Anderson, Julia Boros, Sarah Randall, and Keira Hudson. 18 August - 9 September

BY Kate Wallace | 16-Aug-2017
Set to open this coming Friday 18th August at 6pm, Alternating Current Art Space is pleased to announce the opening of five new exhibitions by Scott Anderson, Julia Boros, Sarah Randall, and Keira Hudson. @alternatingcurrentartspace

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LAND & SEA

BY Art Studios Gallery | 15-Aug-2017
"LAND & SEA" new work by Cathryn McEwen and Margie Carew-Reid.

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Algorithmic Pareidolia

BY Willoughby City Council | 15-Aug-2017
A Council curated solo exhibition by Wade Marynowsky. Algorithmic Pareidolia is a series of new experimental video, installation and robotic artworks that explore how our reality is increasingly simulated.

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Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial 2017

BY Willoughby City Council | 15-Aug-2017
This vibrant arts festival showcases exhibitions, public space art installations, large scale video art, performance art, workshops and more...

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The Goat of Luxury • Closing Feast

BY Isabel Rouch | 15-Aug-2017
Closing event for The Goat of Luxury by Brooke Sanderson at Interlude Gallery.

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Marysville prepares for annual Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend featuring Russell Morris, Mama Alto, Lloyd Spiegel, The Tracey Roberts Quartet & more

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 15-Aug-2017
Just a couple of hours’ drive from the big smoke, where the trees are tall and the locals inviting, the idyllic township of Marysville is ready to bring together locals and visitors alike for its third annual Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend taking place from Friday 20 October – Sunday 22 October. #marysvillejazzandblues @marysvillejazzandblues

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Jeffrey Jay Fowler returns to the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival with THE ONE

BY Sassy Red PR | 14-Aug-2017
One of Western Australia’s hottest new outfits on the Independent Arts scene, Whiskey & Boots, present the Melbourne premiere season of their powerful, award-winning production, THE ONE. #THEONEWB #WhiskeyandBoots

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Punk, politics and art on show in new exhibition at State Library Victoria

BY State Library Victoria | 14-Aug-2017
'Self-made: zines and artist books' is a new exhibition showcasing the eclectic world of independent publishing, from exquisite handmade artist books to radical low-fi zines, opening at State Library Victoria on 11 August. Developed in partnership with The Sticky Institute, 'Self-made' will display rarely-seen material from the Library’s collection of artist books and its zine collection – the largest and most comprehensive in Australia. More than 170 works will be on display, including a dedicated reading lounge, revealing the breadth and beauty of artist books and zines. This free exhibition will be at State Library Victoria from 11 August until 12 November 2017 and will tour Victoria and interstate in 2018. #selfmadeslv

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OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE WILLOUGHBY VISUAL ARTS BIENNIAL

BY Willoughby City Council | 14-Aug-2017
In 2017, the Biennial promises to drive further creative community engagement by inviting artists to transform public spaces such as lane ways and parks, in addition to art spaces. We want you to creatively invigorate Chatswood and its surrounds with temporary installations, projected video and light, sound, happenings, or whatever your creative heart desires.

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ANIMAL KINGDOM | 'house of ideas' 2017

BY The Johnston Collection | 14-Aug-2017
ANIMAL KINGDOM | ‘house of ideas’ series at The Johnston Collection. With Kate Rohde, Troy Emery, Julia deVille, Vipoo Srivilasa, Alison Cole, Lesley Uren, and Yvonne Walton. We're all part of the animal kingdom, appearing in what Darwin called "endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful". As part of our continuing 'house of ideas' series and through contemporary artists and historical objects, this audacious exhibition brings together and seeks out representations of animals which have continued to inspire and inform us over time. #TheJohnstonCollection

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Make ‘Em Laugh - The Untold Donald O’Connor Story: Original cabaret, shows Hollywood star’s unknown life.

BY Mikey Halcrow | 14-Aug-2017
A new cabaret showcases Donald O’Connor’s life on the silver screen, starring alongside icons such as Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds & Ethel Mermen. A Hollywood inspired cabaret, filled with show stopping songs from the golden age of film, tells an unknown history of under-recognised, Golden Globe winning actor: Donald O’Connor. Playing a 5 night season at The Butterfly Club it is loosely based around his life story, this cabaret, featuring Mikey Halcrow & Jens Radda uses numbers from O’Connors films to tell his surprising life story. @donaldoconnorcabaret

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Behind the scenes with dance champions: Feathered and Fierce premieres at Sydney Fringe Festival 2017

BY Fuller PR | 14-Aug-2017
A World Champion Samba dancer takes audiences beyond the glamour to the sweat, grit and incredible strength it takes to win in the highly competitive Latin dance world.

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Spontaneity Workshop - Prahran

BY Impro Melbourne | 13-Aug-2017
“Really enjoyed the course! The skills I’ve learnt have improved my professional communication and given me a bunch of material for workshop facilitation & team building.” Spontaneity is an introduction to the skills, language, theory and concepts of improvisation explored through the use of games, exercises and discussion in a safe, friendly, playful atmosphere.

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Shades of Grey 3

BY Tacit Contemporary | 12-Aug-2017
Shades of Grey is an annual exhibition celebrating abstract minimalism, reductivism and the process of creativity and innovation. It is a contemplative experience: stoic, meditative and silent, the works are a time for reflection. #tacitgallery

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Live N Local | ROCK THE MOON: LNL OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY

BY Live N Local | 11-Aug-2017
Rock out at our official after party in the unassuming warehouse that secrets the Melbourne Moonshine Distillery. Enjoy some white gold from the bespoke copper stills with some of the best local garage, rock and punk in Port Phillip.

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Live N Local ONE DOOR CLOSES - CLOSING NIGHT CONCERT

BY Live N Local | 11-Aug-2017
For one night only an incredible cast of Melbourne vocalists, musicians and songwriters unite to present the sounds of hope. Hear songs and stories about regret, missed opportunities, hope, survival and fighting back. Each vocalist will perform heartfelt original compositions, and songs written by local artists that have inspired them. Led by Music Director Xani Kolac, the specially commissioned nine-piece band will create stunning new versions of Australian compositions traversing genres from soul to country to rock. Show is free, donations accepted for Support Act, the charity that helps artists and music workers who are facing hardship due to illness, injury or crisis. Don’t miss this beautiful premier concert.

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Live N Local | BEAT PRESENTS: SOUTHSIDE TWANG AND SOUL

BY Live N Local | 11-Aug-2017
Celebrate the opening of Live N Local with a Beat-curated line up of incredible garage, soul and blues artists in Port Melbourne’s best kept secret: Starward Distillery. Rock the night away sipping on Starward’s signature whiskey cocktails and enjoy delicious treats from local food trucks.

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Live N Local | PBS 106.7FM PRESENTS: ACLAND PLAZA POP UP PARTY

BY Live N Local | 11-Aug-2017
Kick off the Live N Local festivities at Acland Plaza! Dig for new music at the Crate Digger Record Fair, witness live performances, try local bites and watch PBS DJ Emma Peel broadcast her “Switched On” program live at our pop up party. Twist and shout to rhythm and blues, bossa nova, samba, soul-jazz and funk. Plus, a live performance from New-Orleans inspired brass combo Horns of Leroy. Free, all ages and family-friendly. @livenlocalstkilda #livenlocalstkilda

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Grant Busé returns with The Birds and The Beats - It’s about time we had The Talk

BY Sassy Red PR | 11-Aug-2017
After selling out shows in the UK, comedy musician Grant Busé brings his much lauded production, The Birds and The Beats, to the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival for a limited season. #TheBirdsandTheBeats #GrantBuse

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Exploring the places and spaces of Port Phillip

BY Media Unit | 11-Aug-2017
Two talented artists will explore the notions of ‘place’ and ‘space’ through artworks exhibited in The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall, from 16 August.

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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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MUMMY: A Sexy Comedy Party

BY Brianna Williams | 10-Aug-2017
You’re invited to a SEXY COMEDY PARTY. Your hostess is Mummy Num Nums: faded movie star, saucy comedy doyenne, and Bette Midler’s Oscar thief. She’s collected her favourite Fringe friends for an unscripted party, and you are ALL on the guest list.

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A new name arrives on the St Kilda arts scene

BY Media Unit | 10-Aug-2017
Carlisle Street Arts Space is the new name for the gallery at St Kilda Town Hall, which has showcased local artists since 2008.

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New Exhibition: From Hardwoods to Soft Cottons

BY Coffs Harbour Regional Museum | 10-Aug-2017
Objects and photographs from our early timber industry and the delicacy of hand-crafted textiles highlight differing experiences of work for men and women in the early days of settlement.

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Artist Talk with Jo Besley, Jonathan Crowther & Jane Wilson

BY Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery | 10-Aug-2017
Join Coffs Harbour Regional Museum and Gallery Curator, Jo Besley, and exhibiting artists, Jonathan Crowther and Jane Wilson for an informal talk and Q&A panel session.

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Opening Night - CHRG Collection, Crowther & Wilson

BY Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery | 10-Aug-2017
Be surprised by the gems to be found in the gallery’s own collection and explore the work of two contemporary artists at the Opening Night of our springtime exhibition.

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Urban Kali

BY Kabuku PR | 10-Aug-2017
For two shows only, FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres will present Urban Kali, a contemporary multidisciplinary performance that integrates dance, installation and film.

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