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YAJA is getting better with age! Big news for 2018

BY YAJA (Young Art Journalism News Feed + Awards) | 19-Feb-2018
YAJA 2018 open for submissions - Awards night with MINA & YAJA @ Swinburne University - YAJA partnering with School of Film & TV at Swinburne University - Calling Universities to incorporate YAJA into the curriculum - Join our YAJA LinkedIn Group - and more ...

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8th edition of the MINA's International Mobile Innovation Screening

BY MINA | 14-Feb-2018
In its 8th edition MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network and Association, will present a public screening of smartphone, mobile and pocket films in Melbourne, Australia and at Ngā Tonga Sound and Vision (New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound) in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Judges announced for the John Fries Award 2018

BY morey media | 06-Feb-2018
The Copyright Agency today announces its esteemed judging panel for the 9th Annual John Fries Award 2018, for which the call for entries is now open.

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Fantastic Fine Findings For Fossicking Collectors on February 5th

BY Amanda Addams Auctions | 30-Jan-2018
What can we say but have worked extremely well throughout January to find you stunning and rare offerings in next weeks auction

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KIDS Drama Classes in CLIFTON HILL. Run by highly established drama school.

BY Drama With A Difference | 22-Jan-2018
Clifton Hill- Saturday morning drama classes for kids aged between 7 and 12. Run by Drama With A Difference- one of Australia's leading, independent drama schools and the launching pad of many successful actors, most of whom began with us when they were young. Ideal for the budding young actor, but we are equally committed to providing classes for children for recreational purposes- Drama is a wonderful self-esteem tool for all kids, regardless of what they think they want to become in their futures! We provide a safe environment for all children to access their innate creativity and no experience is required.

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KIDS' DRAMA CLASSES - KEW - Run by highly established drama school.

BY Drama With A Difference | 22-Jan-2018
KEW- After school drama classes for kids aged between 7 and 12. Taught by one of Australia's leading, independent drama schools. We have successfully operated for over twenty years, and are the launching pad of many successful actors- most of whom began with us as youngsters. We are also committed to offering classes to children who want to join for recreational reasons- Drama is great for overcoming shyness, increasing self-esteem, learning to speak in front of a group, making new friends, or just having fun!

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Golden era: John Gollings and Cameron Bruhn discuss John's fascination with the evolving architecture of the Gold Coast

BY Monash Gallery of Art | 06-Feb-2018
Join photographer John Gollings and Editorial Director of Architecture Media, Cameron Bruhn, as they discuss the changing landscape of the Gold Coast. Gollings’ relationship with the Gold Coast stretches back to childhood road trips that he made to Queensland with his parents in the late 1950s and 1960s. Gollings regularly revisits the city, his most recent images were created in 2017. Through Gollings’ photographs we see the rise of the high-rise and the decline of the mid-century motels and domestic dwellings. John’s most recent photographs of the Gold Coast feature on the cover, and throughout the January 2018 issue of Architecture Australia, a special edition focusing on the culture and architecture of the Gold Coast.

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Meet the Maker: Victoria Atkinson - Studio A

BY Australian Design Centre | 06-Feb-2018
Studio A artist Victoria Atkinson will showcase her textile wrestling costumes and discuss her process and wrestling passion.

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Artist Talk: Obsessed: Compelled to Make with Liz Williamson and Oliver Smith

BY Australian Design Centre | 06-Feb-2018
Weaver and textile artist Liz Williamson and jeweller and metalsmith Oliver Smith discuss their practice, the act of making and their work for the exhibition Obsessed: Compelled to make.

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Making meaning: A workshop for creating poetry by Sarah Rice

BY Australian Design Centre | 06-Feb-2018
Canberra poet Dr Sarah Rice leads a poetry workshop in response to the objects and designs in Obsessed: Compelled to make.

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Creative concepts: Conceptual thinking for designers and artists

BY Australian Design Centre | 06-Feb-2018
Canberra poet and art theory lecturer Dr Sarah Rice presents an interactive lecture.

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Artist Talk: Obsessed: Compelled to Make with Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Kath Inglis, Louise Weaver

BY Australian Design Centre | 06-Feb-2018
Mixed media artist Lorraine Connelly-Northey, contemporary artist Louise Weaver and jewellery maker Kath Inglis discuss their practice, the act of making and their work for the exhibition Obsessed: Compelled to make.

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Constructing Fantastical Worlds: An evening of fashion & photography

BY Australian Design Centre | 06-Feb-2018
Fashion designer Alexi Freeman and photographer Jane Burton in conversation with Penny Craswell

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Melbourne's Best Burlesque

BY Miss Everheart | 06-Feb-2018
Had a bad day at work? Need to blow off some steam? Finished that last Netflix season and feel like you are at a loose end? Are you and your squad starting to feel like you are stuck in the routine? Get off your couch, flip your desk, gather your best humans and come have a bloody good time at Melbourne’s Best Burlesque!

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Judges announced for the John Fries Award 2018

BY morey media | 06-Feb-2018
The Copyright Agency today announces its esteemed judging panel for the 9th Annual John Fries Award 2018, for which the call for entries is now open.

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Victorian vaudeville revived

BY Suzanne Barton | 05-Feb-2018
Love rollicking musical comedy? Giggle your knickers off at Monty Python, The Goodies and Benny Hill? Step back in time and let Old Time Music Hall transport you to the bedazzling song and supper rooms of the 1830s.

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Saturday Opening: Liberation Prison Project Launch

BY Whitlam Institute | 05-Feb-2018
Liberation Prison Project, is an exhibition featuring a social services program of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), founded by Lama Thubten Yeshe.

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The Wonderful WILD n Scapes Exhibitiion

BY Redcliffe Art Society Inc | 04-Feb-2018
Three artists who Illustrate nature with fine detail in a variety of mediums. The love and respect of the natural world reflects in their imageries inspiring their passion to represent it in creative mediums that is a pleasure for all to enjoy.

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ARTSHINE PRESENTS " THE COLOUR OF VENICE" A SOLO EXHIBITION SATURDAY 1-3PM | 17-FEB-2018

BY Catherine | 04-Feb-2018
Join Vinh Van Lam and Stuart Horrex as we celebrate the opening of a solo exhibition by Visual Artist and Arts Educator, Kristine Ballard inspired by the COLOUR OF VENICE. #thecolourvenice #artshine #fragmatism #yugacafe&gallery

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Asian Grocery Exhibition

BY Where Art and Groceries are getting repackaged | 03-Feb-2018
‘Asian Grocery’ is an art installation space created by Seven Melbourne artists who have unique connections with Asian identity. Inspired by the question ‘What is Asia?’ these emerging artists have created a store full of kitsch items for you to discover and will offer performance and printmaking workshops, so you can contribute to the collective live art space. ‘Asian Grocery’ will be open to the public over a 14-day period during Cultural Diversity Week at the No Vacancy Gallery at Queen Victoria Village, Melbourne, in partnership with Creative Victoria and Multicultural Arts Victoria.

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Come and Make Performance with Back to Back Theatre

BY Back to Back Theatre | 02-Feb-2018
Join 14 of Australia's best contemporary artists for a weekend of delightfully ruthless theatre-making workshops at Back to Back Theatre this March.

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Free streaming on line art exhibition "Global Warming & Water Wars: vision of the future"

BY Lys d'Or | 02-Feb-2018
Lys d’Or presents selected works by international artists who answered to the open call "Global Warming & Water Wars: vision of the future"

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'Archives of Longing' a solo exhibition by Beijing-based artist, Wang Lifeng

BY Yunn Ru | 01-Feb-2018
A date with Beijing-based artist, Wang Lifeng on Valentine's Day at Vermilion Art

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Opening Exhitions at BlackCat Gallery, Collingwood

BY BlackCat Gallery | 01-Feb-2018
You are invited to the opening reception on Friday 16th Feb 2018 at 6-8 pm.

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NEW MUSIC: Indie-pop artist Merpire releases synth-fueled single ‘Hauntways’ and announces Melbourne and Sydney launch shows

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 01-Feb-2018
Dream-inducing songstress and captivating performer Merpire is excited to unveil her first single of 2018 ‘Hauntways’. While following the familiar synth-pop tropes of her 2017 release ‘Holding Breath’, ‘Hauntways’ sidesteps into bedroom dancing territory in a cathartic up-tempo number that’ll have you releasing all inhibitions. Taking to Melbourne and Sydney in a pair of intimate live shows, Merpire and her new all female band will launch the new single with a bunch of great local supports this March.

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Backbone

BY Cinnamon Watson Publicity | 01-Feb-2018
PRESENTED BY GRAVITY & OTHER MYTHS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

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Thundamentals Regional Tour: ‘Decade Of The Thundakat’ Darwin

BY Heapsaflash | 01-Feb-2018
One of Australia's most beloved Hip-Hop acts, Sydney via Blue Mountains trio Thundamentals, are celebrating their tenth anniversary in 2018 with an epic regional tour - Decade Of The Thundakat. Announced on Triple J’s Breakfast Show after a special Like A Version performance of Frank Ocean’s -Ivy- Decade Of The Thundakat will see Tuka, Jeswon and DJ Morgs take their revered live show across regional Australia in early 2018, with tickets on sale now. 

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PACT SALON: Desire Lines - A Playfully Subversive Art Experience

BY Kabuku | 31-Jan-2018
PACT Centre for Emerging Artists will present an inspired new showcase of performance, theatre and art in PACT Salon: Desire Lines on Saturday 24th February. Taking inspiration from the uncertain nature of performance itself, the first PACT Salon event for 2018 will be presented by Desire Lines, an art series established by emerging curators and artists Sebastian Henry-Jones and Maeve Parker. Adopting the format of a walking tour, PACT Salon: Desire Lines will take audiences on a guided journey between performances, installations and sonic experiences, each designed to interrogate ideas of authenticity, memory and spectatorship. This curated collection of diverse acts aims to playfully challenge the audience’s experience of each work by blurring the lines between performance, art and space.

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'Imagine as if...' solo art exhibition Yulia Pustoshkina

BY Yulia Pustoshkina | 31-Jan-2018
In her second solo exhibition, Russian born artist Yulia Pustoshkina presents an imagined reality of whimsical characters as animals, birds, fish, and for the first time a human form. The exhibition at m2 Gallery features her latest oil paintings of Folkloric Surrealism, infused with the artist’s heritage, customs and traditions. Each painting reveals a story through its plentiful thoughtful details and composition.

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Australian rock legend Dallas Frasca announces first-of-its-kind music Festival on wheels and reveals trickles of the inaugural lineup and events

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 31-Jan-2018
Ever wanted to hitch a ride onboard your favourite band’s tour bus? Fantasised about starring in the next Almost Famous film? Well, listen up, because Dallas Frasca is about to give you precisely that chance with what is guaranteed to be one of the musical highlights of the year.

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The New Year: AC kicks off 2018 with five new exhibitions

BY Kate Wallace | 31-Jan-2018
Alternating Current Art Space is pleased to announce the opening of its 2018 program with five new exhibitions. Commencing on 2 February at 6pm, on show will be work by Edward Ounapuu, Tania Matilda, Angela Robinson, Youjia Lu and Tim Coleman. @alternatingcurrentartspace

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The Bedlam Cabaret Is Back For Sizzling Mardi Gras Edition

BY RJ | 30-Jan-2018
Company of Rogues present a fearlessly rainbow-flavoured edition of The Bedlam Cabaret. Hosted by the one-and-only James ‘Breko’ Brechney, and featuring the city's coolest established artists alongside new and emerging talent, this madcap multi-genre cabaret blends burlesque, drag and song with circus, comedy and seriously sizzling performance art.

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Fantastic Fine Findings For Fossicking Collectors on February 5th

BY Amanda Addams Auctions | 30-Jan-2018
What can we say but have worked extremely well throughout January to find you stunning and rare offerings in next weeks auction

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Absolute Kippleization • Rachel Honnery • Interlude Gallery

BY Interlude Gallery | 30-Jan-2018
Interlude Gallery is pleased to invite you to the opening of 'Absolute Kippleization' by Rachel Honnery.

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ANZAC: Photographs by Laurence Aberhart

BY Ipswich Art Gallery | 30-Jan-2018
Ipswich Art Gallery presents ANZAC: Photographs by Laurence Aberhart, a the result of acclaimed New Zealand photographer Laurence Aberhart’s thirty year journey photographing World War One Memorials across New Zealand and Australia.

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PAW Patrol Live! returns down under with new tour "The Great Pirate Adventure"

BY Hugh Coldwell-Ross | 30-Jan-2018
X barks the spot in the new tour, PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure!” It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration! But first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map! #pawpatrollive

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Gathering Mist • Amber Grace • Closing Feast

BY Interlude Gallery | 30-Jan-2018
Interlude Gallery invites you to the closing feast of our current exhibition Gathering Mist by Amber Grace. Come along and surround yourself in the artist's sensual environment and enjoy a drink and some nibbles.

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Old Wave Brings Empty Shells

BY The Cross Art Projects | 29-Jan-2018
Minstrel Kuik is an artist whose conceptual approach leads her to work in two-dimensional and three-dimensional formats. She lives in Kajang, Malaysia, and studied painting in Taiwan before studying photography in Arles, France. Her work is informed by the histories of oppositional and feminist politics in Southeast Asia.

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Brunswick Music Festival 2018

BY Deathproof PR | 29-Jan-2018
Brunswick Music Festival is a much-loved annual music event and runs for two weeks each March. In 2018, Australia’s longest running inner-city music festival, celebrates 30 years of bringing the very best music talent, both local and international, to the stages of Brunswick.

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Australian Musuem's Culture Up Late: Anti-Valentine's Day this February 14th

BY Kabuku | 29-Jan-2018
Culture Up Late: Anti-Valentine’s Day will be an evening exploring affairs of the heart in their many exquisite forms, dedicated to those unimpressed by crass commercialism, glib sentiment or lazy clichés, all delivered with a healthy dose of dark humour.

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Transitions Film Festival Returns to Melbourne this February

BY Transitions Film Festival | 29-Jan-2018
The Transitions Film Festival showcases groundbreaking documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trailblazing change makers that are leading the way to a better world.

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“Beauty” at the ABC - celebrating TMO’s 10th season

BY metorchestra.com.au | 28-Jan-2018
In this first concert for 2018 on February 17th, The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO) with Chief Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams will present a beautiful, thought-provoking evening to arouse thoughts, feelings and emotions. Including a premiere Australian work combined with iconic pieces by Sibelius and Dvorak, the audience will revel in the unique beauty of each inspiring moment.

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The Dark Horse Experiment celebrates the beginning of 2018 with Lights, an exhibition by emerging artist Chloe Vallance that gently explores the fluid interface of everyday interactions and ephemeral moments.

BY The Dark Horse Experiment Gallery | 26-Jan-2018
Opening on Friday 2 February at 6pm, Lights, an exciting new exhibition by emerging artist Chloe Vallance, Visitors are welcomed into the Dark Horse Experiment gallery and encouraged to flow through the space as they contemplate the subtle moments of everyday life captured in this unique series of delicate paintings and drawings.



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John Fries Award entries now open

BY Copyright Agency | 25-Jan-2018
The John Fries Award is an annual $10,000 art award recognising the talents of early career visual artists across Australia and New Zealand. It has established itself as one of the most highly coveted awards for early career artists, attracting hundreds of entries each year, including some of the most experimental work across genres.

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QV Outdoor Cinema extends summer with a new Feb-March program 

BY Fuller PR | 25-Jan-2018
Have you ever noticed that summer gets better towards the end? QV Melbourne is extending the warmth with a new season of their outdoor deckchair cinema from 1 February- 31 March.

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Emily Wurramara - New Single 'Ngarrukwujenama' + New Shows Announced

BY Heapsaflash | 24-Jan-2018
Emily Wurramara Releases New Single ‘Ngarrukwujenama’ ahead of forthcoming album. (Phonetic Spelling ‘Ngarrukwujenama’: nar-deh-goo-jay-na-ma)

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