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Westerly - The Play

BY Tanya Hendy | 20-Feb-2019

Westerly: The ‘zhuzhed-up’ coffee shop comedy complete with ugly shoes, Bloody Marys, Beyoncé, love’s ‘Eternal Flame’, and a Spanish speaking not-so-creepy man.

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Sydney premiere of FIERCE by Jane e Thompson

BY Elly Baxter PR | 20-Feb-2019
Sydney premiere of FIERCE by Jane e Thompson

What if a woman was drafted in the men’s AFL? This is the provocative question at the heart of Jane e Thompson’s play FIERCE which tracks the career of Suzie Flack, an extraordinarily talented Australian Rules Football player who achieves her lifelong dream of being drafted to play alongside her male counterparts in the AFL. This raw but imaginative play explores the impact of this success on Flack and on her family, her relationships, her team and the sport as a whole.

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Fringe Wives Club: Glittergrass

BY Laura Trenerry | 19-Feb-2019
Fringe Wives Club  Glittergrass

'Three comedy goddesses' (Theatre People) return with an all-new champagne-fuelled sucker punch at Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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Wellness: A Social Justice Play

BY The Kate Cameron Company | 19-Feb-2019
Wellness A Social Justice Play

Wellness is a social satire exposing the prejudices we as a society still allow and encourage in spite of our contemporary ideals of acceptance and inclusivity. A diverse cast of four grope towards an understanding of how their actions affect the life of one woman, not to mention the repercussions. Wellness is the culmination of a lifetime of experiences crying out for an audience. #wellness #wellnesstheplay #livetheatre #actorlife #healthandwellness #bodyissues

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$45,000 in Fellowships now available from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund

BY Copyright Agency | 18-Feb-2019
Fellowships now available from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund provides almost $2m in funding every year to support Australian creativity through our vibrant writing, publishing and visual arts sectors. For the next few weeks, the Cultural Fund is accepting applications for three highly valuable Fellowships – including a new one for teachers – and grants for emerging artists and writers.

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Leading contemporary arts bodies unite to develop long-term vision for Australia’s arts agenda

BY NAVA | 18-Feb-2019
Leading contemporary arts bodies unite to develop long-term vision for Australia’s arts agenda

With a focus on long-term, sustained collaboration for the benefit of Australia’s contemporary arts, the Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) and the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) today kicked off an ambitious four-year initiative to build on shared values and lead national policy priorities – not only for this year, but with a sustained approach up to the 2022 election and beyond.

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Chelsea Wilson reveals cathartic new single ‘Breaking Down’ + ‘The Chasing Gold Suite’ Show at MRC + Album release date

BY This Much Talent | 18-Feb-2019

Melbourne artist Chelsea Wilson has been at the forefront of the Melbourne soul and jazz scene long before charming listeners with her debut album I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me in 2014. Riding the coattails of her debut album’s international success, Chelsea made her UK debut at Glastonbury Festival 2015, subsequently selling out the famous London Jazz Café, as well enjoying successes back home with the release being named #2 Album of the Year on ABC Radio National and nominated for Best Soul Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards 2014. @chelseawilsonmusic #chelseawilsonmusic

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Announcing the world premiere Don’t Mess with the Dummies at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019

BY Fuller PR | 15-Feb-2019
Dont Mess with the Dummies at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019

Following the global smash success of the multi award-winning Trash Test Dummies and critically acclaimed Splash Test Dummies, comes Dummies Corp’s all-female circus sensation Don’t Mess with the Dummies. Lions, tigers and Dummies, oh my! Set up camp and stampede into the jungle for an outlandish circus filled extravaganza that will leave you chuckling like a monkey and roaring for more. This brand-new ensemble takes centre stage at the famous Spielgeltent during Melbourne International Comedy Festival with an endearing blend of circus, comedy and character that will leave your heart on your sleeve and your jaw on the floor. Tickets are on sale now via the Comedy Festival website.

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Gerry Wedd & Ripped Off Exhibitions Opening Night

BY Coofs Harbour Art Gallery | 15-Feb-2019
Gerry Wedd and Ripped Off Exhibitions Opening Night

The draw of the ocean and the free-spirit of surfing, particularly in the 1960s and 70s, underlies the two exhibitions coming up at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery: Gerry Wedd Kitschen Man and Ripped Off: Gerry’s been doing it for years … it’s about time someone else got in on the act. In these exhibitions, some of Australia’s leading artists – who also happen to surf – play with the imagery and folklore of surf culture, at the same time “taking the piss” and highlighting the humour, irreverence and anarchy that pervades the scene.

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NEW YORK POSTCARDS | Marco Luccio

BY fortyfivedownstairs | 14-Feb-2019
NEW YORK POSTCARDS

Award-winning artist Marco Luccio returns to fortyfivedownstairs from 5 - 30 March 2019 with his latest exhibition—NEW YORK POSTCARDS—featuring over 150 works in varying mediums including ink, acrylic, and drypoint, composed on original postcards collected in New York.

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