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Christo and Jeanne-Claude

BY PalaisPopulaire | 25-May-2020
Christo and Jeanne-Claude

PalaisPopulaire presents what is probably the world’s most famous artistic duo of our time: Christo and Jeanne-Claude. They succeeded in breaking through the narrow boundaries of the art business and attracting the interest of a broad public in their spectacular large-scale projects. Particularly impressive and unforgettable for many Berliners and visitors to this day is the Wrapped Reichstag. This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the project.

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Permission To Shine - a new online singing competition with a difference!

BY CarolineK | 25-May-2020
Permission To Shine

Play It Forward, created by founding artistic director Dr Jonathon Welch AM, is excited to announce the upcoming launch of Permission to Shine, which will be a true celebration of voice. "We have really embraced the opportunity to take our programs online and present this exciting new style of singing competition! It doesn't matter where you are in the world or what type of music you like to sing, pop or folk, blues, hip hop, music theatre or classical - there will be something for everyone of all ages to get involved in!" said Jonathon.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize responds to COVID-19 and affirms its support of artists

BY Monash Gallery of Art | 25-May-2020
CALL FOR ENTRIES: William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

In 2020 MGA celebrates its 30th anniversary and the Bowness Photography Prize marks its 15th year. Over the last 15 years, the Bowness Photography Prize has emerged as an important annual survey of contemporary photographic practice in Australia and one of the most prestigious prizes in the country. The MGA Foundation is proud to announce the 2020 Bowness Photography Prize will proceed this year. In 2020 the prize will continue to grow and adapt as it responds to COVID-19 and the significant impact this is having on artists. The MGA Foundation recognises the importance of supporting practicing artists at such a challenging time, and the heightened impact the $30,000 Bowness Photography Prize and $5,000 Smith & Singer People’s Choice Award will have on the recipients. #bownessprize @mga_photography #australianhomeofphotography

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Kalamkari Art: Elegance at an expense

BY Nivedita Menezes | 21-May-2020
Kalamkari Art: Elegance at an expense

Kalamkari, the intricate print that was once naturally dyed and manually handblocked, is witnessing a rapid change in its production, which comes at the cost of the artistes’ health.

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“Sharing The Joy” album launched, THECHO!R conducted by Founding Artistic Director, Jonathon Welch AM release their 10th anniversary album

BY CarolineK | 21-May-2020
Sharing The Joy album launched, THECHO!R conducted by Founding Artistic Director, Jonathon Welch AM release their 10th anniversary album

THECHO!R, conducted by Dr Jonathon Welch AM, are thrilled to announce the launch of Sharing The Joy, recorded live at THECHO!R’s tenth anniversary concert at Collingwood Town Hall, December 2019. Sharing The Joy is a sparkling retrospective of THECHO!R’s work crafted by Jonathon, their founding artistic director. It celebrates a decade of extraordinary music making, friendship, community and joy. Jonathon comments “There are so many fabulous moments and memories brought to life on this recording. It’s an eclectic, exciting mix of pop, rock, gospel, folk and classical pieces."

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Artist at home - 2 weeks in lock down! DAY TWO

BY Running Duck Studio | 19-May-2020
Artist at home - 2 weeks in lock down! DAY TWO

Daily insights into life of an artist in lockdown. DAY TWO: Candles at sunrise, Art in the bathroom and beaches, plus a little bit of country. Each day a unique COVID Life Art is created documenting the experiences of the community at large in a humourous and emotion collection.

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New Normal International Film Festival 2020

BY Bronte Pitcher (Marketing/PR) | 17-May-2020
New Normal International Film Festival 2020

The New Normal International Film Festival has arisen in response to the unprecedented times we currently find ourselves in. Join us online from June 4-6 on various streaming platforms as we discuss 'the new normal'.

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New audio-led theatre experience for families to enjoy at home

BY Adelaide Festival Centre’s DreamBIG Children’s Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne, AWESOME International Children’s Festival and HOTA, Home of the Arts | 14-May-2020
New audio-led theatre experience for families to enjoy at home

An adventurous new audio-led theatre experience, Mountain Goat Mountain, has been created during isolation for families across Australia to enjoy at home.

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SYDNEY EISTEDDFOD KEEPING ARTISTS ENGAGED

BY Sophie Rupp | 11-May-2020
SYDNEY EISTEDDFOD KEEPING ARTISTS ENGAGED

Next week would have marked the start of this year’s Sydney Eisteddfod Festival which has been inspiring and engaging with Australia’s young performers with its annual Festival for over 86 years.
Cancelled this year due to the coronavirus crisis, this not-for-profit organisation has rolled up its sleeves to ensure they continue to provide opportunities to the great array of talent across dance, drama, poetry, classical & contemporary music. Keeping on all their staff, albeit from home, the Sydney Eisteddfod Team have launched two campaigns to re-engage and stay connected with their community during this time.

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ThisConnected: A hangout for musicians to share ideas, solutions and possibilities

BY The Boite | 07-May-2020

Every Thursday from 3:00pm, The Boite hosts a hangout for musicians to share ideas, solutions and possibilities. In these times of change and challenges, the event offers discussions on how musicians are coping with the sudden changes and what they are doing to stay productive. Each session includes a specialist guest offering valuable advice on a relevant topic. Previous sessions have covered topics such as government relief packages, home recording, online teaching.

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Live online: Mion Kamei and Brandon Lee

BY The Boite | 07-May-2020
Live online: Mion Kamei and Brandon Lee

The Boite's 2020 Matsudo Week concert focuses on Okinawa, the southernmost island of Japan, somewhat isolated from the mainland. Okinawan music uses a different scale, the folk music is upbeat and catchy. Featuring Brandon Lee on koto and Mion Kamei (Sanshin - Okinawan Shamisen). The concert will introduce the audience to the various styles of Okinawa music, while also presenting music from mainland Japan.

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Bangarra Dance Theatre's Nandhu

BY Kabuku PR | 06-May-2020
Bangarra Dance Theatres Nandhu

Bangarra Dance Theatre is thrilled to announce the launch of a new digital offering, Nandhu, a series of curated programs, headlined by a selection of the company’s works, available for audiences to watch from their own homes.

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Tremorverse Records in partnership with Box Hill Institute present international isolation Compilation ‘Songs From Home’ and you can be a part of it

BY This Much Talent | 04-May-2020
Tremorverse Records in partnership with Box Hill Institute present international isolation Compilation - Songs From Home - and you can be a part of it

Local label Tremorverse Records, in collaboration with Melbourne’s Box Hill Institute, is thrilled to present a new compilation album featuring original songs from isolated music students the world over, with submissions now open. Songs From Home is set to once again obliterate genre boundaries and navigate the multimodal soundscapes that music students have to offer.

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