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The Big HOO-HAAlloween Spookfest

BY The Big HOO-HAA! | 15-Oct-2018

Lock up your black cats and say “HOO-HAA” into a mirror five times! It’s time for another dose of frightfully good times at The Big HOO-HAAlloween Spookfest.

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WINNER ANNOUNCED: William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

BY Monash Gallery of Art | 15-Oct-2018

MGA Foundation is thrilled to announce that Melbourne-based, Iranian-born artist Hoda Afshar is the winner of the $30,000 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize for her photograph ‘Portrait of Behrouz Boochani, Manus Island’ (2018). The judging panel – Dr Michael Brand, Director of the Art Gallery of NSW; Melbourne-based artist Dr David Rosetzky; and Anouska Phizacklea, MGA Director – made the winning selection from 50 finalists whose work reflect the diversity and depth of photographic practice in Australia. #bownessphotographyprize #australianhomeofphotography #hodaafshar @mga_photography

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The 2018 Tom Bass Memorial Address

BY The Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School | 15-Oct-2018

We’re pleased to invite you to the 2018 Tom Bass Memorial Address, to be presented by renowned public artist Jennifer Turpin. Every two years, TBSSS invites an artist to present an address on their work to commemorate the legacy of Tom Bass AM.

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Billex Doux 2018 Displays Over 100 Works by Murray Arts Visual Artists

BY Murray Arts | 15-Oct-2018

BILLET DOUX 2018 exhibition is now open at Albury LibraryMuseum, on display until Sunday 2 December. Billet Doux is a biennial open entry contemporary, non-acquisitive, art prize and exhibition of small-scale artworks – showcasing the diversity in visual arts practises in the Murray Arts region.

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paul Sokal: Before iPhone

BY PDNB Gallery | 13-Oct-2018

The aroma of cookies baking in the oven is that familiar scent that conjures memories of your childhood, waiting for that first cookie from the batch your mom was baking.

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Delilah Montoya: The New Warriors

BY PDNB Gallery | 13-Oct-2018

A recent exhibition at MOMA’s PS1, Body Armor, featured four women artists that conveyed certain expressions of power and identity, through their garments, or objects worn, to define femininity. This exhibition coincided with the current #MeToo movement, which will be one of many in the future to address this cultural phenomenon.

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Yamamoto Masao: Microcosms Macrocosms

BY Stephen Bulger Gallery | 13-Oct-2018

Opening Reception: Saturday October 20, 2-5pm. Guided Tour of the Exhibition with Yamamoto Masao: Saturday, October 20, 3pm. Exhibition Dates: October 20 – November 17, 2018. Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present “Microcosms Macrocosms”, the first Canadian exhibition of work by the acclaimed artist Yamamoto Masao.

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Zahra Newman stars in random Downstairs at Belvoir St Theatre from 18 October

BY www.kabukupr.com.au | 12-Oct-2018

Zahra Newman stars in a powerhouse, solo performance that sees her morph seamlessly through 17 characters to create an entire family, an entire street, an entire community. debbie tucker green’s random journeys through laughter to sorrow, and bristles with the rage and humanity experienced by a family rendered helpless in the face of personal sorrow.

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Little Triangle Presents The Wild Party this November in Sydney

BY Little Triangle | 11-Oct-2018

“Unsnap those garters and those starched lapels. It’s time to get wicked and wild” After presenting critically acclaimed sell-out productions of Sunday in the Park with George & Merrily We Roll Along, Little Triangle will present The Wild Party with emerging Australian performers in November for a strictly limited 2- week season at the Seymour Centre. #WildPartyAU

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Smells Like A Song!

BY Katherine Weaver | 11-Oct-2018

Smells Like A Song sees the multi-talented Impro Melbourne players pulling an entire improvised musical out of thin air. And as with any Impro Melbourne show audience participation is an integral part of the fun. #impro #musical #smellslikeasong

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Learn To Dance From A Professional Ballet Dancer

BY City Adult Ballet | 11-Oct-2018

Do you love to dance? Are you inspired the grace of ballet dancers? Imagine learning how to gracefully express yourself through movement to music, with insights and instruction from a real ballerina! @cityadultballet #adultballetclassesinmelbourne #expressyourself #cityadultballet #adultballet #whatsoninmelbourne

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A Wage Theft Culture

BY Dessy Rosalina / Macquarie University | 10-Oct-2018

Wage theft culture is widespread throughout Australia with a quarter of international students and backpackers receiving $12 or less per hour, around half legal minimum salary.

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Skating Girl brought back to life

BY City of Port Phillip | 10-Oct-2018

Dating back to the 1940s, the Skating Girl neon sign has been fully restored and now lights up the St Kilda Town Hall foyer. Her official return highlights an important part of St Kilda's history, the iconic St Moritz Ice Skating Rink.

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Whoop Dee Doo: Another Late Night Revue

BY Miss Maple Rose | 09-Oct-2018

Oh, here we go again! Another monthly variety show raving about it’s diverse lineup of excellent burlesque, cabaret, comedy and drag artists; each bringing to the table their own personal style and exquisite talents to entice our audiences.

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Mockingbird: A Comedy about Motherhood and Mental Health

BY Emma Smith | 09-Oct-2018

Pregnancy related mental health issues are common, incredibly common. In fact, an average woman in Melbourne is twice as likely to experience perinatal depression, anxiety or psychosis as catch public transport to work. Consider that next time you see a crammed tram at rush hour. Yet despite the prevalence of these conditions, many women feel too ashamed to seek the support they need. New Zealand based theatre maker Lisa Brickell is out to change that with Mockingbird: A Dark Comedy about Motherhood and Mental Health. Following sell-out seasons Sydney, New Zealand and Norway, Mockingbird arrives in Melbourne this month. She shares her journey so far.

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