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The Calling by Adam Simmons

BY Diana Wolfe | 26-Apr-2018
Acclaimed Melbourne composer, Adam Simmons, will perform the world premiere of his new work, The Calling, at fortyfivedownstairs from May 3—6. Featuring the Adam Simmons Creative Music Ensemble together with the Afro Lankan Drumming System (Ray Pereira and Kanchana Karunaratna), The Calling concerts promise to be a thrilling treat for lovers of contemporary jazz, classical, avant garde and experimental music. The Calling will be the fourth in his acclaimed The Usefulness of Art concert series. Comprising five unique and original concerts over 2017-18, The Usefulness of Art is inspired by a Rodin quote, and is the driving force behind Simmons’ formidable musical career. @FatRainMusic #TheUsefulnessOfArt #AdamSimmons

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Join the YAJA community

BY YAJA | 13-Apr-2018
This is just a reminder to let you know we are in our third year now, helping students from Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to showcase their talent.

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Important and Genuine onsite home contents auction

BY Amanda Addams Auctions | 01-Apr-2018
Presenting the lifetime collection of well-known local retired antique dealer Enid Lawrence and other select private entries This is a most outstanding and genuine auction in Melbourne for years!! On site her residence, majority to be sold unreserved.

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GRACE - a remarkable, funny story about identity and love hits Melbourne International Comedy Festival this week

BY Katie Reddin-Clancy | 27-Mar-2018
A remarkable, charming, funny story about identity and love. A rollercoaster through show business, gender, spirituality and truly finding yourself. @KTReddinClancy https://www.facebook.com/KRCPlayGrace/

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More and more Universities realise the potential of YAJA (Young Art Journalism News Feed + Awards)

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 15-Mar-2018
At university, students are provided with the foundations for a successful career. But employers look for applied theory, which is why meaningful work experience is so important.

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2018 Morocco Jewellery Tour

BY AMAZIGH CULTURAL TOURS MOROCCO | 05-Mar-2018
Travel Morocco and cast silver in the Sahara! Join renowned gold & silversmiths Marcus Foley & Dore Stockhausen and enjoy the art, history and culture as we traverse the fantastic landscape of the Atlas Mountains and Sahara on this unique holiday. You will have an opportunity to draw inspiration from your experience, develop your own jewellery designs and create a unique piece of your own made en route. Or you can just relax and enjoy with a group of like-minded people!

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Over the Rainbow life drawing with Dr Sketchy

BY Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School Melbourne | 21-Mar-2018
Thursday, April 5th lets get twisted with @clickthreetimes! "a room full of friendly people, an appreciation for art, beautiful models, unreal costumes and a truck load of fun times." Harxest Mag - The world's original alternative drawing movement, @drsketchymelbourne bringing performance and visual art into one fun space! #lifedrawing #performance #burlesque #social @drsketchymelbourne

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UBUNTU Africa “Make That Change” concert - with Dr Jonathon Welch AM and THECHO!R

BY CarolineK | 21-Mar-2018
Graduates of The African Children’s Choir share their poignant stories through song, masterful drumming and mind-blowing dance moves. UBUNTU presents a spectacular show revealing an extraordinary vibrant culture that is Africa. This concert at 3pm, on April 21st in the beautiful Deakin Edge, is presented by Dr Jonathon Welch AM and THECHO!R, who will also perform. THECHO!R is one of Melbourne’s most exciting, dynamic and largest non-auditioned community adult choirs, now in its 10th year of wonderful concerts and collaborations! KwaYa Australia is excited to present UBUNTU on the “Make That Change” tour, April to May 2018, as they welcome them back for the second time to Australia.

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The Big HOO-HAA at Melbourne International Comedy Festival

BY The Big HOO-HAA! | 20-Mar-2018
The Big HOO-HAA!, Melbourne’s masters of improvised comedy, return with their most high-octane, thrilling and hilarious show yet. This all-out battle for comedic supremacy enjoyed a sell-out run at the Festival in 2017 – and this year they're back for more. Only the audience can decide how it’s going to end!

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STONNINGTON JAZZ ANNOUNCE 2018 PROGRAM

BY Little Giant | 20-Mar-2018
The award-winning Stonnington Jazz is back. Now in its 13th year, the program features some of Australia’s most esteemed jazz musicians and composers, along with emerging artists from the jazz underground. Returning as artistic director, Chelsea Wilson, has assembled a program that is bigger and bolder than ever, spanning intersections of contemporary dance, visual art, film and spoken word.

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Colour City Creatives 2 FOOD Festival exhibitions: ‘Places’ and Group Exhibition

BY Jola | 20-Mar-2018
Colour City Creatives FOOD Festival exhibition x 2: “Places” is our last in the landscape series and is a competitive exhibition voted on by you. The most popular artist wins the “People’s Choice” prize, a highly prized award. The second exhibition is our tri-annual Group Exhibition, with our artists free to express and exhibit in our second gallery and along both levels of corridors. We have 12 working studios and welcome all visitors to take a peek at how creatives work in their sanctum.

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Exhibition Announcement: Warren Nichols

BY Quadrant Gallery | 20-Mar-2018
Warren Nichols Art Exhibition - SKY LAND SEA - 29 March - 28 April 2018

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Completely Improvised Shakespeare

BY Soothplayers | 20-Mar-2018
Soothplayers improvise a hilarious Shakespearean play from nothing but a suggested title from the audience. No plans. No scripts. They guarantee you will laugh or your money back. Really! Comedy? Tragedy? History? From star-crossed lovers to sword-crossed duels and cross-eyed fools, Soothplayers provide everything that four centuries of theatre-goers know and love, completely on the damned spot! Did you hate Shakespeare in school? Shake off your trauma, you won’t hate this! The show is fast-paced and action-packed, promising laughs and gasps for Bard lovers and haters alike. Soothplayers have received rave reviews for Completely Improvised Shakespeare leaving audiences begging for more. Each performance is a completely new work, using Shakespearean language, themes and style. Even the musical accompaniment is completely improvised!

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Tela Umana (Human Canvas) Exhibition 9-22 May 2018 @ M2 Gallery • Sydney

BY Edmond Thommen | 20-Mar-2018
Tela Umana (Human Canvas) a contemporary visual exploration of the female human form by two independent photographic artists, both uniquely designing their visions by combining the elements of raw beauty in nature from capture to print. An associated exhibition @ the hEAd oN photo festival in Sydney 5-20th May 2018.

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Music Victoria announce 2018 ‘Live and Breathe’ Membership Drive including new member benefits, prizes and more!

BY Sarah Guppy | 19-Mar-2018
MUSIC VICTORIA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: 19 – 29 MARCH 2018. It’s never been a better time to become a member of Music Victoria.

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Forest. Water. Air

BY Cambridge studio gallery | 18-Mar-2018
Birds of a feather……. Artists Tammy Warner and Anni Dowd come together, both working within contemporary contexts, responding to local natural environments, estuaries, wetlands and beyond. Mixed media, watercolours and drawings are constructed from both memory and observation, they evolve from real and imagined environmental scenarios.

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No Boundaries: Australian Contemporary Art and Indigenous Art

BY Catherine Asquith Art | 18-Mar-2018
An exhibition of Australian Art to be staged in Singapore.

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Adelaide Fringe shines on with another record year of ticket sales

BY Adelaide Fringe | 16-Mar-2018
Adelaide Fringe has well and truly exceeded its target to sell more than 700,000 tickets for this year’s festival, which saw more than 1200 events unleashed on the city, suburbs and regional SA over the past four weeks.

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The Other Art Fair - 1 week countdown

BY Zoe Paulsen | 16-Mar-2018
The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, is the Australia's favourite fair to meet and buy art direct from 100 of the very best emerging and undiscovered artists, handpicked by a committee of art industry experts. Returning to Sydney for its fourth edition from 22-25 March at Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh, the fair launches as part of the highly anticipated Art Month 2018 program, a citywide contemporary art festival during the month of March.

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Bruno Barbey: Witness of Things Past

BY Stephen Bulger Gallery | 16-Mar-2018
Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present “Witness of Things Past”, our first solo exhibition of work by the internationally renowned Magnum photographer Bruno Barbey. This exhibition offers a survey of some of his best-known black and white photographs as well as colour works made over the course of his remarkable career.

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Chaos&Order: 120 Years of Collecting at RMIT opening soon!

BY RMIT Gallery | 15-Mar-2018
Presenting the work of over 80 artists, Australian and international, created throughout the last century or more, Chaos & Order is RMIT Gallery’s ambitious inaugural survey of the University art collection. It is both a showcase for some the most exciting modern and contemporary art held by an Australian university, and an exploration of the nature of the way contemporary art collections are formed and understood.

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Latrobe Valley Community Choir & School of Hard Knocks present Happy Together, this Sunday 18 March in Moe

BY CarolineK | 15-Mar-2018
HAPPY TOGETHER is a celebration of all that is unique and special about the Latrobe Valley, bringing together music, laughter and a strong sense of community and connection. This concert will feature the brilliant Jan van der Stool, ‘International Music Therapist’ and star of Australia’s Got Talent, 2016 as our MC Extraordinaire, with performances by the School of Hard Knocks’ Absolutely Everybody choirs, Voices of Casey and MEN ALOUD! under the musical direction of internationally acclaimed Dr Jonathon Welch AM and accompanied by the talented Dave Newington on piano, and Latrobe Valley Community Choir led by Lyn Poon and accompanied by Anne Doherty. The concert will finish at 4.30pm when afternoon tea will be served. @lvcchoir @SOHKnocks

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More and more Universities realise the potential of YAJA (Young Art Journalism News Feed + Awards)

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 15-Mar-2018
At university, students are provided with the foundations for a successful career. But employers look for applied theory, which is why meaningful work experience is so important.

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Nadia Collins: Virgin Bloody Mary - Melbourne International Comedy Festival

BY Nadia Collins | 15-Mar-2018
Virgin. Wife. Christ-maker. Thermo-mix party host. Now is your chance to get up-close and personal with the Virgin Mary in this critically acclaimed cult smash, written and performed by madcap comic Nadia Collins. It’s Mary, in her own words, without words. #comedy #micf #micf2018 #melbournecomedy #clown #sketch #virginbloodymary @thebutterflyclub @nadiacollins @nadiacollinscomedy

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Scale Free Network: Micro Draw

BY Ipswich Art Gallery | 14-Mar-2018
Help your children see the world in a whole new way! @IpswichArtGallery will be home to Scale Free Network’s exciting art-science laboratory! #IAGkids #ScaleFreeNetwork #ArtmeetsScience

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261 Nominations, 64 Awards, 7 Categories, 1 Night - welcome to the 35th Annual Green Room Awards

BY Sassy Red PR | 14-Mar-2018
Now in its 35th year, the Green Room Awards Association (GRAA) is well established as Victoria's peak body for honouring excellence and innovation across the vibrant Arts sector. #GRA2018 #GreenRoomAwards

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ASTRONAUTALIS AUSTRALIAN TOUR SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED INCLUDING ANTY FROM THE BENNIES

BY Alyse Newman | 14-Mar-2018
Arriving in Australia this week for his Pool House Party performance at Coburg Velodrome, Astronautalis has announced a bunch of supports for his headline shows in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane.

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Not Good With Horses Release Debut Album

BY Compadre Music Co. | 13-Mar-2018
Not Good With Horses, the sublime alt-country quintet renowned for their live performances throughout the Sydney Americana music scene, will finally release their long awaited debut album ‘Faultlines’, on 29th March 2018 through Compadre Music Co. and are set to celebrate the albums release by performing live that night at The Brass Monkey, Cronulla.

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LUMINEUX

BY margaret river gallery | 13-Mar-2018
AN EXHIBITION OF NEW ART WORKS EXPLORING - SURFACES, FORMS AND COLOURS THAT CAPTURE AND EXUDE LIGHT. LUMINEUX is a show of new works by three artists working in very different mediums each exploring light, colour and form.

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Salmonella Dub @ Magnifika Pacifka, Festival 2018

BY Heapsaflash | 13-Mar-2018
Salmonella Dub are headed to Aus for a special performance at Magnifika Pacifka as part of Festival 2018 for the Commonwealth Games with special guests, Tiki Taane and Maori songstress Whirimako Black.

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Supermarket - Stockholm Independent Art Fair 2018

BY Supermarket Art Team | 13-Mar-2018
Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair aims to showcase artists’ initiatives from all over the world, and it is an art fair that strives to offer the visitor an experience beyond the traditional exhibition practices of contemporary art fairs.

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'make yourself at home'

BY Bridget Kennedy | 12-Mar-2018
an exhibition by Shirley Cho

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The Tales of Witchmen: A Puntastic Pilgrimage to the Jokes Galore Mega-Store

BY Eidann Glover | 12-Mar-2018
In a Melbourne International Comedy Festival debut, comes The Tales of Witchmen. Join John the Knight and Squire the Squire on a queer old quest to rescue the loverly King-daughter from the evil Witchypoo! Along the way meet a bunch of kooky characters such as... Cabbage Girl, Owen-Megan the Vegan, and Barry Darren from Far Kew.

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Water & Stone - Stephanie Reisch

BY Heathcote Cultural Precinct | 11-Mar-2018
A contemporary approach to the rich history of the Swan River networks, the artist primarily explores the navigations of jellyfish and the negotiations involving water and stone. @Heathcote Cultural Precinct - #art #swan river precinct #jellyfish #gallery #local artist #painting #drawing #exhibition #water #stone #river networks #archaeology

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MET Concert #2: Passion

BY metorchestra.com.au | 10-Mar-2018
TMO To Showcase One Of Australia’s Brightest Young Trumpeters

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Monkey Baa to Present a New Australian Play for Young People - Josephine Wants To Dance

BY Kabuku | 09-Mar-2018
Monkey Baa, the award-winning theatre company for young people, is proud to present the world premiere of Josephine Wants to Dance, a new Australian play based on the celebrated picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, this April at Lend Lease Theatre Darling Quarter.

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Milerum and Me: The art of Jacob Stengl

BY South Australian Museum | 08-Mar-2018
A deeply personal artistic exploration of a grandfather, Milerum, and grandson, Jacob Stengl, whose lives have run parallel to each other without them having ever met.

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Exclusive ‘Ed Sheeran Divide Pop-Up Australia’ Store at Collarts Fitzroy Campus this weekend!

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 08-Mar-2018
Today Collarts opens the doors and will play host to an exclusive ‘Ed Sheeran Divide Pop-Up Australia’ Store in conjunction with Warner Music Australia at the Fitzroy campus of Collarts - Melbourne's premier music, audio and entertainment management college at 209 Brunswick St Fitzroy. #collarts @collarts

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Going With the Flow

BY Redcliffe Art Society | 08-Mar-2018
Longstanding members of Artists in Redcliffe (AIR formed over 15 years ago) these 5 artists demonstrate their individual approach to the underlying theme in “Going With the Flow” with a high level of proficiency. Years of dedication to study and practice in honing their skill is evident in the work displayed in this exhibition which runs from 21st March to 15th April 2018 at the Old Fire Station, Redcliffe.

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Peter Thomas - Manipulations at Fox Galleries - March 1 - April 14

BY Amanda Ribas Tugwell | 07-Mar-2018
Peter Thomas began each work in this series by lying on a concrete floor, writing across raw felt in acrylic paint. It’s surprisingly taxing on his lower back. He writes about the things that are bothering him at that moment, about addiction, mental illness, intergenerational trauma, about trust, considering each word. This informs how each painting begins. The felt is mounted onto panels and sealed, sometimes entirely and sometimes only partly, with layers of acrylic, enamel, hydrostone of fortified plaster mixed with powdered pigments. He puts paint on, and scrubs it off, often using a power sander to sand back sections or the whole thing. He cuts it, rips it, attacks it with hammers or axes or knives or a box cutter. He smashes it pretty hard. Sometimes he shoots it with a gun. @fox_galleries #michaelancefox @michaelancefox

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Launch of Feminist Perspectives on Art

BY The Cross Art Projects | 06-Mar-2018
Feminist Perspectives on Art is an anthology of essays that are indebted to feminist theory, practice, activism and methodology.

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Nature's Table | Owen Thompson

BY Helen Day | 05-Mar-2018
The artwork for Nature’s Table is comprised of nature studies and landscapes. My collected small treasures are painted in a manner reminiscent of the work of naturalists who made journal recordings of their natural history discoveries, often on voyages to foreign parts of the world at the turn of the last century. Miniature worlds, full of diverse colours, patterns and structures. Owen Thompson

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Lorne Sculpture Biennale in Two Weeks!

BY Holly, Miranda Brown Publicity | 05-Mar-2018
In just under two weeks, the Lorne foreshore will come alive with the sights and sounds of the 2018 Lorne Sculpture Biennale. With this year's theme focusing on the environment, expect to see incredible works representing the natural world around us - with some even made from recyclable and reusable materials.

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2018 Morocco Jewellery Tour

BY AMAZIGH CULTURAL TOURS MOROCCO | 05-Mar-2018
Travel Morocco and cast silver in the Sahara! Join renowned gold & silversmiths Marcus Foley & Dore Stockhausen and enjoy the art, history and culture as we traverse the fantastic landscape of the Atlas Mountains and Sahara on this unique holiday. You will have an opportunity to draw inspiration from your experience, develop your own jewellery designs and create a unique piece of your own made en route. Or you can just relax and enjoy with a group of like-minded people!

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Australian Revelations film series

BY Revelation Film Festival | 04-Mar-2018
The Revelation Film Festival's Australian Revelations monthly screening showcase of new and archival Australian feature films and documentaries. They're accompanied each month by a local short film and live Skype Q&A's with filmmakers and performers. We're back in 2018 with the award winning documentary Salute.

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Life in Pictures filmmaking competition

BY Revelation Film Festival | 04-Mar-2018
The Life in Pictures filmmaking competition is centred on stimulating discussion about ageing, celebrating achievements of those who are ageing and diving into cultures each who have a different perspective on what it is to age. Entries close 18th May 2018

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