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Take a Bow Prize for Performance Photography

BY Ballarat International Foto Biennale | 15-Aug-2012

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale in partnership with Royal South Street Society and Ballarat Regional Tourism, and our sponsors Canon and Studio Gallery Eleven40, present a brand new prize for performance photography. Take a Bow has two sections - Open, with a cash prize of $1500, and a Youth section with a prize..

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A is for Atlas Youth Mentoring Program

BY A is for Atlas | 15-Aug-2012

Are you a young creative Australian looking to further your skills within the performing arts? Do you want to find out what it’s like to develop exciting interdisciplinary work alongside a team of artistic professionals? Do you fancy some expert advice and a chance to collaborate with a professional mentor on a large-scale creative project over a period of 2-3 months? If so, then the A is for Atlas Youth Mentoring Program is perfect for YOU!

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Future Vision: The Public Gallery in the 21st Century

BY PGAV | 15-Aug-2012

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) will hold its annual conference at MONA at the end of this month. FUTURE VISION: The Public Gallery in the 21st Century will consider the impact of MONA on the sector and map out a future vision for public galleries across Australia.

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The Peoples Choice Art Exhibition

BY Kay Evison | 15-Aug-2012

Artists Den and Gallery is proud to present “The Peoples Choice” Art Exhibition. A wonderful opportunity to see 10 of your favourite artists again, chosen from each of our group exhibitions shown throughout the year.

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3D street art legend gives Jenny pre-event boost in Italy

BY Page One Public Relations | 15-Aug-2012

Melbourne artist Jenny McCracken, previous winner of Parramatta’s popular Chalk Urban Art Festival, has received the ultimate boost before she competes for Australia in the ‘Olympics’ of street painting in Italy in the early hours of tomorrow (Australian time) – from the inventor and hero of 3D pavement art, Kurt Wenner.

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NIPPON-JIN: Portraits of Japanese Now

BY Japan Foundation | 14-Aug-2012

Junichi Takahashi, who has taken celebrity portraits of Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon and Vivienne Westwood, will be showcasing his NIPPON-JIN collection at the Japan Foundation Gallery from 31 August until 28 September.

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ROCKDALE MUSICAL SOCIETY presents Hilarious NUNSENSE for Sydney’s South!

BY Geoff Sirmai | 13-Aug-2012

‘Nunsense’ is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia. Thus, the remaining nuns – ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert – stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed

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The Baby Show at Gasworks Arts Park

BY Gasworks Arts Park | 13-Aug-2012

Gasworks Arts Park and La Mama Theatre presents - Love, law, charity and shame lie at the bottom of many a birth; these themes are investigated by an expert, a deliberately barren spinster accompanied by her dog love child.

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The Medics scoop National Indigenous Music Awards

BY Chryss Carr | 13-Aug-2012

Showcasing the changing face and sound of Indigenous music in Australia, emerging QLD rock four-piece The Medics have taken out top honours at the 2012 National Indigenous Music Awards on Saturday 11 August. One of the country’s most exciting young bands, The Medics released their debut album Foundations to widespread acclaim earlier this year and now wins for Album of the Year, New Talent of the Year and Song of the Year for ‘Griffin’ sends a clear message that they are an act on the rise.

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John Dean at Art Atrium

BY Art Atrium | 13-Aug-2012

2011 & 2007 Art Gallery of NSW Sulman Prize Finalist. 14 August - 8 September. Exhibition opening with the artist to be launched by Tom Carment Artist & Writer

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John Paul wins Mandorla Art Award 2012

BY Angela McCarthy | 11-Aug-2012

Born of a woman, nurtured by her, freed by her and finally mourned by her is how Mandorla Art Award 2012 winner, John Paul, introduces his stunning artwork Palm Sunday, which is set out like a 1950s cartoon where Jesus the alpha male has just roared up on his motorcycle, in this case his donkey.

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Little Hurricane - HOMEWRECKER - RELEASE DATE: 24.08.12

BY Art News Portal | 10-Aug-2012

LABEL: SHOCK RECORDS. As a weather pattern forms its shape and sound out of the unknown and invisible into something tangible and rare, so does the dirty blues force LITTLE HURRICANE. This storm began when San Diego’s CC hung up her chef knives for drumsticks and turned to Craigslist for collaborators. Tone, a songwriter and audiophile from Santa Cruz could see something different in her drumming and energy. Together they began their musical outlet crafting songs in CC’s living room that within months thousands would relate to and appreciate.

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CHRISTOPHE STIBIO - Mapping the Landscape at Flinders Lane Gallery

BY Flinders Lane Gallery | 10-Aug-2012

Having undertaken fine art training under the tutelage of Chinese master painters, Christophe Stibio’s resulting practice revolves around a work ethic combining patience, control and an astute awareness of time. In the past three years he has been shortlisted for the Fleurieu Landscape Prize, the Fleurieu Water Prize, the Paddington Art Prize, and twice for the Stan & Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize.

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National Bookshop Day - August 11

BY Art News Portal | 10-Aug-2012

Make sure you set aside Saturday 11 August on your bookshop's calendar to celebrate National Bookshop Day. A day to celebrate the role of your bookshop in the community. Celebrating all local bookshops and their contributions to the local communities.

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The Sapphires

BY Hopscotch Marketing | 08-Aug-2012

Set in the heady days of the late ‘60s, The Sapphires follows four young singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, who are discovered by an unlikely talent scout. Australia’s answer to The Supremes, the women grasp the opportunity of a lifetime to entertain American troops in Vietnam. Their journey of discovery offers them not only the chance to show off their musical skills, but find love and togetherness. Inspired by a remarkable true story and starring Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy and Chris O’Dowd, The Sapphires is a charming mix of comedy, heart and romance and unbeatable soul music.

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Entries open for the prestigious 2012 Mortimore Prize

BY Australian Art Sales | 08-Aug-2012

Entries for this year's esteemed Mortimore Prize are open only until the end of this month so be sure to get your work in and be part of Australia's leading realism art event and your chance at the prizes valued at $52, 000...

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Pickmaster Plectrum Punch

BY Art News Portal | 08-Aug-2012

Turn your old credit cards into guitar picks! The Pickmaster Plectrum Punch lets you punch a guitar pick out of any plastic, which means you will never run out of picks again! You can even use your old credit card by simply inserting it into the punch and voila, you have a new plectrum.

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Fundraiser for Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation

BY Geoff Sirmai | 08-Aug-2012

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. On Thursday August 9th 2012, at 7.00pm, StoryLines Festival is honoured to be hosting a fundraiser to support Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation in the establishment of a ‘Belonging Place’.

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