Ensemble Offspring presents a breathtaking performance of innovative compositions at Riverside Theatres for one performance only on Tuesday 21 May.
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A blistering and unforgettable play, Palace of the End is a triptych of monologues that tell the stories of three people forever impacted by the wars in Iraq: "PVT. LYNNDIE", a U.S. soldier convicted of abusing detainees at Abu Ghraib prison; DR. DAVID KELLY, the British weapons inspector who allegedly committed suicide after being involved in a government scandal, and NEHRJAS AL SAFFARH, a leading member of the Communist Party of Iraq who suffered the greatest of losses during the Baathist coup that led to Saddam Hussein's rise to power.
The statewide search for Queensland's most talented songwriters is here again. With entries extended to close midnight Monday May 6, there's not long left to submit your songs! Published and unpublished original songwriters are encouraged to enter in a range of categories, including Pop, Rock, Blues/Roots, Country, Urban, Folk/Singer Songwriter, World, Jazz, Electronic/Dance, Heavy and Schools (Grade 6 – 12).
Over the past few months Dale Hardiman and Suzannah Henty have been organising OBJECT FUTURE, a new independent design exhibition. Conceived in response to the lack of exhibiting opportunities and inclusive design exhibitions available to emerging Australian creatives, OBJECT FUTURE seeks to create an available space for designers to showcase past, current and future work to a broad range of audiences.
CONSPIRACY AT NORDART 2013 Australian video artist Neil Howe’s new work titled Conspiracy has been selected for inclusion in NordArt 2013 at the Kunstwerk-Carlshutte in Budelsdorf, Germany.
With everything for sale between £40 and £4,000, and a fresh and friendly approach to contemporary art, a day out at the fair is the easiest and most enjoyable way to view and buy art from lots of galleries all under one roof.
Sam Grigorian’s Armenian roots are clearly manifested in his art, especially through his special relationship to paper. A master in his technique, working on both large and small scale projects, Grigorian uses parchment and recyclable materials to create his collage artworks. Fascinated by the life of these papers, Grigorian features the natural beauty of his materials by exposing their rips, marks and frayed textures; the very traces of their original use. Grigorian’s method is intimate and unique, building upon these tactile materials by overlapping layers, tearing, folding and staining to enhance the papers imperfections and reveal its innate artistry. In his minimalist décollages, Grigorian creates compositions that at once pose an air of chance and disarray yet emit a sense of refinement and balance. Nackt, Grigorian’s fourth solo exhibition at Anna Pappas Gallery, will present a series of large and small scale works on paper.
As part of Blacktown Art Centre's current exhibition Some Other Place and Head On Photo Festival, join exhibiting artist Alex Cyreszko for an introduction to alternative process photography.
Every Saturday night the best impro comics from around the Sydney Comedy Festival come together for a show that’s on-the-edge, down-and-dirty and always funny… Where everybody lets their hair down and says and does everything they’d never do anywhere else! Anything goes at the IMPRO LATE SHOW!
Looking for a special gift or a place to take mum out this mother’s day? The Fine Design Market in Doncaster has the answer.
Tired of bowls of fruit and lifeless life classes? Fancy having a scribble but not sure where to start? Need something fabulous for a Sunday afternoon? Booze, Tunes, Performance, Sketching. Part art, part cabaret, all fun. Dr. Sketchy’s is the world’s premier alternative drawing movement, and is for everyone, no previous artistic ability required.
An exhibition of paintings by INGROUP
A fully escorted small group Sketching Holiday in and around a village in the South of France.
Stanley Street Gallery is excited to exhibit new work from 2013 Wynne Prize finalist Shaelene Murray. In this series she traverses history, experience and nostalgia, and questions conventional ideas of gender and society.
According to trendwatchers, 3D-printing is the next big thing. 3D-printing of delicate and colored models is far from being just pushing a button and there is no artist who pushes the boundaries of colorized 3D-prints as far as Eric van Straaten.
RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW - Portable is excited to announce international award-winning industrial designer Brooks Atwood will tour Australia this June. After the sell-out success of Portable's tour of Debbie Millman earlier this year, take advantage of our early bird pricing to secure your place and hear from one of the world's leading thinkers in design innovation.
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable presented by Chatswood Musical Society from 10-18 May at the Zenith Theatre. Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat was the original hit for legendary composer/lyricist duo Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita).
All artists welcome to submit work!
OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY 9th MAY 6-8PM
THE ALMOST FAMOUS ARTISTS GROUP SHOW
New Works by Lesley Dimmick. Wednesday 24th April 6-8pm