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INTO THE MIRROR by Shelley Wall

BY Geoff Sirmai | 14-Sep-2012

Into the Mirror is a new play by Australian playwright Shelley Wall that meets the confronting issue of gender transition head-on… but with tenderness and compassion. Its very personal insights touch any and everybody.

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FORM Dance Projects and Riverside present Dance Bites 2012

BY Geoff Sirmai | 14-Sep-2012

PRIME: ORDERLY – a new beginning, multiple transformations. “Walsh is a powerful, exceptionally skilled and provocative dancer” - Lloyd Bradford Sykes, crikey.com.au. As we descend deeper into the unchartered depths of the 21st Century, humanity has a big question. What can we do about the environmental effects our current practices have on the natural world and consequently us?

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Hugh Evans & Jane Donaldson

BY Manyung at Glenferrie | 13-Sep-2012

Now on exhibition at Manyung at Glenferrie. Featuring sophisticated landscapes by Hugh Evans and fresh, naiive figuratives by Jane Donaldson.

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Iwantja Arts Exhibition opening 20th September 6pm

BY AP Bond | 12-Sep-2012

Thursday the 20th of September at 6pm. Iwantja Community is mainly Yankunytjatjara people living on the eastern side of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands, 8 km from the Stuart Highway in the far north of South Australia, on a dusty rocky ridge called Indulkana. Indulkana Arts Association started in the seventies. Initially used for secondary student's art lessons, the building used was so crowded at times that the teacher had to mark spots on the floor in the morning to make sure they all had room! Skills were learnt and the beginnings of a clear identity formed.

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WORKHORSE THEATRE CO PRESENTS - SAVAGE IN LIMBO

BY Geoff Sirmai | 12-Sep-2012

Powerful, darkly funny Shanley play for Sydney from October 16. SAVAGE IN LIMBO is an arresting and brilliantly inventive play which moves from comedy to near tragedy as it explores the hopes and dreams of a group of rootless young ‘losers’ who congregate in a Bronx bar, hoping to find relief from the drabness of their lives. John Patrick Shanley is one of America’s most popular, celebrated and critically-acclaimed writers for stage and screen. A Pulitzer Prize and Oscar Award winner his credits among more than 30 stage works and screenplays include Doubt, Moonstruck, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Defiance and Alive. Here he has written a dramatically compelling play dealing with our search for roots and purpose in an often purposeless world.

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Cirque du Soleil - OVO - Premieres January 17 2013 under the blue-and-yellow Big Top at Melbourne Docklands

BY Clea Woods | 12-Sep-2012

NEW MELBOURNE SHOWS - ON SALE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2012. Cirque du Soleil is currently touring Australia with a new big top production, the critically-acclaimed and family-friendly OVO. Having just completed a successful season in Brisbane, OVO is premiering tomorrow night in Sydney. Following Sydney, OVO will travel to Adelaide before opening at Melbourne Docklands on January 17 2013. Due to popular demand, Cirque du Soleil announced today that new shows have been added to the Melbourne season (5 February to 3 March 2013 inclusively).

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PaintTheParks.com - Paint, Participate and Preserve

BY Karin H. Leonard | 12-Sep-2012

Join our quest to protect nature reserves worldwide. Paint the Parks intends to spark a fire in the heart of artists, art lovers and nature enthusiasts all over the world to paint, cherish and preserve our precious park lands everywhere.

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A Frayed (K)not Exhibition

BY Pepper Street Arts Centre | 11-Sep-2012

Wild Fibre Artists 28 September - 19 October 2012 Artists: Bev Bills, Margaret Harris, Charmian Quintrell, Jackie Pearce, Lynne Radcliffe, Liz Steveson, Yvonne Twining and Liz Yates

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Treasure Island at Gasworks Arts Park

BY Gasworks Arts Park | 10-Sep-2012

Gasworks is proud to present this classic children’s story, in a new adaptation with sixteen characters and two actors, co-produced by Queensland Theatre Company and Matrix Theatre. A magical coming of age story, and the original classic pirate tale. Treasure Island explores themes of adventure and escapism, coming of age, role models and overcoming fears. A magical experience for the whole family.

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Studio 4 Gallery Marcoola Qld

BY jennifer stiller | 09-Sep-2012

Current artist, Pam Eldridge, looks at the complex systems in our natural world and the repetition of natural laws with-in its structure. Exhibition of wall sculptures until 30th September.

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Johnny Zapp - All Things Rock And Roll

BY Dan Brown | 07-Sep-2012

ASCAP Writer/Publisher of rock singles for film and television projects goes worldwide with over 20 of his singles thanks to Island/Def Jam Digital Distribution. Dubbed the "Torchbearer for rock and roll in all its soiled, sexy glory" in a recent Music Connection Magazine review, Johnny's music takes us back to a time when rock and roll was dangerous, enticing and music was organic, not machine made. This guy is definitely not faking it. Don't believe me? Please visit, "like" and share the Johnny Zapp Facebook page at www.facebook.com/johnnyzapp76 . Also visit the official website at:www.johnnyzapp.com

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FUN DIRECTION - finding the funny when life is a drag

BY Geoff Sirmai Sydney Fringe Publicity | 07-Sep-2012

Three of Sydney’s most experienced emerging comics, Christina Van Look, Kristin oesenberg and Krystal Meth are unleashing their exciting Sydney Fringe Festival show after 6 years in the making. Opening this Friday night at the iconic Star Bar in George Street, ‘Fun Direction’ offers the audience a fast-paced, light-hearted variety show and even features Sydney’s most baffling and hilarious drag queen, Krystal Meth. Fun Direction is comedy fun, done 3 ways.

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The Hornsby Art Prize

BY Joanna Joyce | 07-Sep-2012

The Hornsby Art Prize is an annual art award and exhibition sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council and delivered in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society. The Prize is open to artists from all over Australia.

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Leading international artists descend on Melbourne to teach and perform.

BY Kara Cutajar - MediaLink Productions | 07-Sep-2012

The Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music will have a rich international flavour over the coming weeks, with four renowned foreign artists visiting to teach students. Italian composer, Riccardo Vaglini, Japanese percussionist Kuniko Kato, American pianist Craig Shepphard and celebrated costumier Susie Vickery (who divides her time between Britain, India and China) will take part in the Master Teacher Program.

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BrisStyle Indie Christmas Designer Markets

BY BrisStyle | 06-Sep-2012

Tie on your tinsel and get ready for a Christmas shopping experience like no other, at the BrisStyle indie Designer Market. Gorgeous, soulful and original creations from local crafters and artisans will abound. So come along and see first-hand why these Markets are renowned for being the HOTtest destination for handmade this Christmas.

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BrisStyle Indie Christmas Twilight Markets

BY BrisStyle | 06-Sep-2012

The BrisStyle indie Twilight Markets in the heart of Brisbane’s King George Square offer a unique home-grown experience this Christmas. This Friday night market will combine the laid-back attitude of south-east Queensland with the buzz of Brisbane’s CBD to create a lantern lit celebration of local independent art, craft and design around the King George Square’s statuesque Christmas Tree. So support the local Queensland community and shop ethically at Brisbane’s HOTtest destination for everything handmade
under the stars.

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Fool's Paradise - SHOHEI Otomo

BY Lesley Kehoe Galleries | 05-Sep-2012

Described sometimes as a cyberpunk artist, SHOHEI’s work straddles the worlds of illustration, art, anime and punk. Emerging from a uniquely Japanese background and art tradition, SHOHEI transcends cultural barriers and presents a chilling picture of an all-too-present Armageddon.

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