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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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Call for Papers 2018

BY Revelation Film Festival | 04-Mar-2018
Call for Academic Papers is now open! Entries close 30th April 2018

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Call for Entries 2018

BY Revelation Film Festival | 04-Mar-2018
2018 Call for Entries are now open! Submissions close 13th April 2018.

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Thousand kisses deep

BY Lisa Sewards | 03-Mar-2018
Returning to the beautiful philanthropic gallery space, fortyfivedownstairs, the parachute motif remains key in this new body of work. Paintings and prints inspired by 'Operation Hailstone' and the beauty of Truk Lagoon connect through their imagery, aspect and colour palette.

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Charlotte Kerr: Duets With Myself

BY Charlotte Kerr | 03-Mar-2018
A surrealist cabaret show and a kind of cooked ode to self-love, featuring one woman and a piano.

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Opening Exhibition at Blackcat Gallery, Collingwood

BY Blackcat Gallery | 03-Mar-2018
You are invited to the opening reception on Friday 16th March 2018 at 6-8 pm. Exhibition will be held from March 14 -25 , 2018.

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Robert Smithson: Time Crystals

BY UQ Art Museum | 02-Mar-2018
10 March – 8 July 2018. Robert Smithson: Time Crystals is the first exhibition in Australia dedicated to the work of American artist Robert Smithson (1938–1973). Best known for his radical land art of the 1960s and early 1970s, Smithson is now widely recognised as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Inspired by ideas of crystalline geometry and non-biological time, he redefined abstraction and challenged art history, declaring that ‘Nature gives way to the incalculable cycles of nonduration.’

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$50,000 Rio Tinto Award Presented to NSW Artist Harrie Fasher at 14th Annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe

BY Anarchy PR | 02-Mar-2018
Harrie Fasher from Oberon, NSW was announced today as the recipient of the prestigious $50,000 Rio Tinto Sculpture Award, one of the most generous awards for sculpture in the world, for her abstract steel work ‘Transition (2016)’. The sculpture, of a horse rising out of the sand on Cottesloe beach, depicts an Icelandic myth of a horse travelling between worlds. #sculpturebythesea @sculpturebythesea

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The inaugural Festival of 1000 Voices will be held in Yarrawonga over the Labour Day weekend

BY CarolineK | 02-Mar-2018
Massed Voices Choir on the Murray! We are excited to announce that Dr Jonathon Welch AM with THECHO!R will be proudly supporting and featuring in the inaugural Festival of 1000 Voices (March 10 – 11, 2018). The festival will also feature: Dr Jonathon Welch AM with the Choir of Hard Knocks, Deborah Cheetham AO and the Dhungala Children's Choir, Andrew Brown and the Lakeside Voices. We would LOVE to see everyone at the concerts on Saturday 7.30pm and Sunday at 2pm. @choir_man @THECHO!R @deborahcheetham

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Beyond the stage: Aspects of performing arts in South Australia 1914 – 1936

BY State Library of South Australia | 02-Mar-2018
World War One, and its aftermath, changed the world forever. How it influenced the performing arts in South Australia is the focus of a new exhibition at the State Library of South Australia. See how those back home responded to the unfolding events of the War. #slsa #exhibition @SLSA

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Writer : Walter Mason will be open Helen Dubrovich art show

BY Catherine | 02-Mar-2018
We will be having travel writer and speaker : Walter Mason open the show! Walter Mason is the Vice President of the NSW Dickens Society and a well-known travel writer and speaker.

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Exhibition at Craft: VANGUARD

BY Craft Victoria | 02-Mar-2018
Contemporary makers using new technologies. @craftvictoria #craftvictoria @craftvic

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Autumn at AC: 2- 24 March- New work by Jessie Cunningham-Reid, Keith Chang, Joshua Hook, and Alexandra Bell & Sorcha Wilcox

BY Kate Wallace | 01-Mar-2018
Alternating Current Art Space proudly presents the opening of four new exhibitions by Jessie Cunningham-Reid, Keith Chang, Joshua Hook, and Alexandra Bell & Sorcha Wilcox on 2 March at 6pm. @alternatingcurrentartspace

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Call-out for print media artists - Inkmasters Print Exhibition 2018

BY InkMasters Cairns | 01-Mar-2018
Inkmasters Print Exhibition is part of a biennial festival of printmaking in Cairns, Queensland. Entries are now open for this juried exhibition, open to international artists. Entries close 14 May and selected artists will be notified by 18 May. Only selected entrants pay the entry fee. Non-acquisitive prizes are announced at the launch, 6pm Fri 27 July at Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns. Up to 100 print-based works are displayed in the unique 'tropical industrial' Tanks venue. There are no size limits, and works in any print medium (or combination of media) including unique-state prints and unorthodox formats are eligible for selection. All selected artists receive an exhibition catalogue.

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Merpire strips things back with effortless charm in the new live video for ‘Hauntways’ + Launch show

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 01-Mar-2018
Melbourne received quite the gift when Sydney-born songstress Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt relocated her dreamy synth-pop alter ego Merpire down south last year. Now here to stay, Merpire is making a bit of a buzz around town with the release of her latest offering ‘Hauntways’. Recently added to Spotify’s New Music Friday Australia/New Zealand playlist as well as being featured on rotation at fashion giant H&M, ‘Hauntways’ proves that Merpire is a destined talent to watch in 2018. @merpiremusic

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Exhibition

BY Coffs Harbour Regional Museum | 01-Mar-2018
Paintings by Sawtell artist Geoff Mould inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic poem.

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Becklers' Botanical Bounty at Ballarat

BY Catherine Trinca | 01-Mar-2018
This exhibition by twenty Victorian-based botanical artists was inspired by pioneer botanical collector Hermann Beckler, the doctor on the Burke and Wills Expedition. During his time in charge of the exhibition’s supply depot on the Darling River in outback NSW, Beckler collected 120 plant species in the Menindee region. His original plant collection is now a national treasure, housed at the National Herbarium of Victoria. Over the last ten years, these artists have been visiting Beckler’s collecting grounds to locate, collect, preserve and illustrate the species he collected in 1860–61. This extraordinary project is a unique expression of art, science, history and country This exhibition is the culmination of this project and is on at the Ballarat Art Gallery from 24 Feb until 27 May 2018.

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Hilarie Mais

BY TarraWarra Museum of Art | 01-Mar-2018
“The work does not shout or demand, it reveals itself slowly,” Hilarie Mais, 2016. UK-born, Sydney-based artist Hilarie Mais’ first major solo exhibition in over a decade will visit TarraWarra Museum of Art, 24 February – 29 April 2018. The exhibition of 20 works over the last decade is the result of a close collaboration between Mais and the exhibition curators, Blair French (MCA Director, Curatorial and Digital) and Manya Sellers (MCA Assistant Curator).

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I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella

BY Shepparton Art Museum | 01-Mar-2018
EXHIBITION showing at SAM: 26 May 2018 - 12 Aug 2018. Touring throughout Australia 2018 – 2020. Works reflecting on the intersections of art and activism, by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Raquel Ormella, will be exhibited at Shepparton Art Museum [SAM], 26 May – 12 August 2018.

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Lauren Bok: Between A Bok and a Hard Place

BY Lisa | 01-Mar-2018
How do you solve a problem like Lauren Bok’s new show? She’s on the verge of something great. A sold out, rave-review, critical and box office success, sending her in the stratosphere of show business. But she’s stuck. She has to find the perfect show image, write the perfect show blurb (with the use of some modern technology), pick the music to walk on stage to and make sure that there’s no-one in the audience she’s slept with.

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SCRIBBLERS FESTIVAL PROGRAM LAUNCH

BY Scribblers Festival | 01-Mar-2018
INAUGURAL SCRIBBLERS PROGRAM LAUNCH REVEALS LINEUP OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE STARS FOR MAY FESTIVAL. A brand new festival celebrating storytelling is bringing 24 nationally and internationally celebrated children’s book authors to Perth this May, including literary luminaries Chris Riddell, A.F. Harrold, Jesse Andrews and Leigh Hobbs.

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BLOCKBUSTER PARRAMASALA PROGRAM RELEASED FOR 2018

BY Kabuku | 28-Feb-2018
Parramasala, the flagship festival of Multicultural March, will return for its eighth year from 9th to 11th March in Parramatta. This year Parramasala has undergone a transformation and will be inclusive of cultures from all parts of the world. Parramasala is a free, public celebration of the diverse and rich cultures in Sydney. The festival will offer entertainment, food, markets and music from over 40 different cultures in a positive, diverse and friendly atmosphere.

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Lara Merrett Exhibition Opening

BY COMA | 28-Feb-2018
Acclaimed Australian artist Lara Merrett's solo exhibition , High-Rise, at COMA. @comagallery #comagallery

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MICF Sellout ! SUE INGLETON'S 'FROM HERE TO INFIRMITY'

BY SUE INGLETON | 28-Feb-2018
Sue Ingleton's Award-Winning Infamous Comedy Characters' onslaught on politics, religion, cosmetic tourism & ageing- Nothing is taboo.

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Zhou Xiaoping The Cross-Cultural Influences of Chinese and Indigenous Art

BY Lauriane Diggins Fine Art | 27-Feb-2018
Zhou Xiaoping has created a unique artistic style by incorporating his training in traditional Chinese classic painting with his experiences of indigenous Australia - its landscape, people and art - generating a new aesthetic and telling his story through his cross-cultural paintings. The exhibition at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, featuring painting and ceramics, explores the development of his art over the past decade. Showing 3 March - 21 April 2018 at 5 Malakoff Street North Caulfield. Preview the exhibition on our website and download the catalogue with essay by Professor Alison Inglis. @LauraineDigginsFineArt @lauraine_diggins_fine_art

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Going, gone

BY Catherine | 27-Feb-2018
by Catherine Rogers 28th February – 29th March, 2018

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Call for Entries: Maritime Art Prize

BY The Mission to Seafarers Victoria | 27-Feb-2018
The Mission to Seafarers Victoria (MtSV) is pleased to invite you to enter the 2018 ANL Maritime Art Awards & Exhibition. The Entry Form is available on our website. Entries open on 1st April and close on the 30th August 2018.

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Artist Of The Month: Ryuijie Douglas

BY Peter Maddison of the Badger and Fox Gallery, Surry Hills, NSW 2010 | 27-Feb-2018
Ryuijie has steadfastly pursued his own photographic vision for over thirty years, and has acquired a reputation for his exquisite platinum/palladium prints, in addition to his traditional black and white work. An exceptionally prolific artist, Ryuijie’s career has been highlighted by a multitude of exhibitions. His work has appeared in View Camera, Photovision, Camera and Darkroom, Black&White, Lenswork, and Focus magazines. He has published three books, Ryuijie: Photographs, Time and Place, and Fragments of Time, along with smaller catalogs.

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Meet the Maker: Studio Maaike

BY Australian Design Centre | 27-Feb-2018
Meet the Maker behind studio Maaike! Making Object Shop her studio-home for the day, designer/maker Maaike will be experimenting with soft sculpture, upholstery and tufting, developing techniques to form her new furniture line, Desert Flowers. She will be folding, pleating and straining a variety of textiles and stuffings, as well as exploring assembly techniques for sculptural tufts. Maaike is always happy talk about process, exploration and making, so we hope you'll feel free to drop in with questions, comments and curiosity. Find her Mollusc stools in store at Object Shop.

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ADC's Maker's Market

BY Australian Design Centre | 27-Feb-2018
Australian Design Centre's boutique outdoor Makers Market is back for the first time in 2018! With a distinctly Darlinghurst vibe this is a friendly local street market that emerges in the morning and is gone by nightfall returning the streets to local people. Alongside the blockbuster exhibition 'Obsessed: Compelled to make', the Makers Market features more than 20 local Sydney artists that have been selected for their exceptional work. Handmade, designed and collectible pieces including textiles, jewellery, ceramics and homewares will be for sale by the makers.

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Obsessed: In the making - Panel Discussion

BY Australian Design Centre | 27-Feb-2018
Come along and hear some of the designers involved in the making of the exhibition Obsessed: Compelled to Make discuss their creative input to this project. Hear from designers Stephen Goddard, Michael Donohue and filmmaker Angus Lee Forbes along with curators Lisa Cahill and Penny Craswell. They will discuss how each element of the project was conceived to build a compelling portrait of making in Australia today. This will be an illuminating conversation for everyone interested in the behind-the-scenes of designing for exhibitions, films and books.

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Meet the Maker: Margot Designs

BY Australian Design Centre | 27-Feb-2018
TALK// "Stories": How to create a textile story and collection with Object Shop maker Margot of Margot Designs. Margot will discuss her making process, finding inspiration through patterns, and ethical production behind her artworks. Following, there will be opportunity to talk to Margot about her designs and ask questions.

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Pave the Way to Gular Arts Festival

BY Outback Arts | 27-Feb-2018
Gulargambone is about to get the wildest of makeovers....artists from all over the country and overseas are about to head west and transform Gular using its walls and pavements as canvases! @Pave @outbackarts @outback.arts

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AMANDA ADDAMS FINAL AUCTION IN KEW-DO NOT MISS IT

BY Amanda Addams Auctions | 27-Feb-2018
This is it, Amanda Addams Auctions have decided to move on from Kew after 5 years , it is time for a change of venue and a change of the way we have been running our auctions.we would love our long term and our new clients to attend and stay for the auction and as away of thanking all you may even pick up a bargain. Our following auction is onsite in a grand family home on Sunday 8th April , more info will come your way as we get closer.

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2018 Sydney Eisteddfod: Call for entries

BY Sydney Eisteddfod | 23-Feb-2018
Sydney Eisteddfod is now accepting entries for its 2018 Festival held May through to September at various venues. A full list of events and conditions are available at https://sydneyeisteddfod.com.au #sydneyeisteddfod @sydeisteddfod

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The Importance of Being Earnest once again highlighted in this latest season by Artefact Theatre Co.

BY Sassy Red PR | 23-Feb-2018
A trivial comedy for serious people, Oscar Wilde’s exquisitely scandalous satire on Victorian manners is widely considered one of the funniest plays in the English language. Presented by local outfit Artefact Theatre Co. under the direction of Matthew Cox, this classic now returns to the Melbourne stage. #ArtefactTheatreCo #artefactgoeswilde

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360 Vintage Modern Tour 2018

BY Heapsaflash | 22-Feb-2018
NATIONAL TOUR SUPPORTED BY PEZ. STARTS FEBRUARY 24TH AND SELLING FAST. After earning critical acclaim and debuting at #1 on the ARIA Australian Album Charts in October with his comeback album Vintage Modern, Melbourne rapper 360 is set to kick off his Vintage Modern National Tour - a massive all-ages outing across Australia, his first in over three years. Taking in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne, these shows will be the first chance for the wider public to catch 360, not to mention his longtime best friend and collaborator PEZ, after a string of sold out intimate shows in 2017.

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'All Your Gold' by Stacey Rees

BY Modern Times | 22-Feb-2018
Modern Times is delighted to commence the 2018 exhibition series with a solo show by the exceptional Stacey Rees, titled All Your Gold. Opening on International Women’s Day 8 March, Rees presents a collection of abstracted portraits depicting women with somber and beguiling expressions.

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Opening Exhibitions at BlackCat Gallery

BY BlackCat Gallery | 22-Feb-2018
You are invited to the opening reception on Friday 2 March at 6-8 pm. Exhibition will be held from Feb 28 - March 11.

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Helen Dubrovich: My Watercolour World World – opening reception on Saturday 10th March at 1pm

BY Catherine | 21-Feb-2018
"When I was asked to do another solo show I had no idea what to paint. But when I thought about it, I realised I wanted to share my travels over the years but through my paintings and as they say a picture is worth a thousand words. So appropriately I’ve called this solo show “My Watercolour World”. Enjoy the show.”~ Helen Dubrovich

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Victorian Avant-garde Artists Society Presents:

BY Victorian Avant-garde Artists Society Presents: | 20-Feb-2018
An improvised parody of "cutting-edge" theatre

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