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Indonesian Dancers bring their Earthquake Survival Story to Australia

BY Brisbane Powerhouse | 03-Aug-2012

After tours to New York, Berlin and Singapore, Nan Jombang Dance Company are heading to Brisbane to premiere their latest show Tarian Malam, which explores their personal experiences of the 2009 Padang earthquake. Tarian Malam is on 9 – 11 August at Brisbane Powerhouse before heading to Darwin Festival.

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TED SECOMBE ANNOUNCES FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION IN EIGHT YEARS

BY Annabelle Jones | 03-Aug-2012

Ted Secombe 2012 launches September 1, 2012. Melbourne-based Master Potter Ted Secombe has confirmed he will return to the art world with his first solo exhibition since 2004 this spring. Secombe’s place in the Australian ceramics industry is unchallenged and he is regarded as one of Australia’s most significant and accomplished ceramic artists.

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A Drawing Workshop - An Italian and Australian living in Italy

BY Irina Agaronyan | 03-Aug-2012

Mitchell McAuley is an Australian artist who has been living and working in Bologna for the past 18 months. Antonio Postacchini, an Italian artist runs an art school in Bologna and will be hosting a workshop in the picturesque Edna Walling historic gardens of Folly Farm, Olinda in Victoria.

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White Rabbit's "Double Take" Doubles the Magic

BY Sarah Jenkins | 01-Aug-2012

Double Take, White Rabbit Gallery, opening Aug. 31 The White Rabbit Gallery's new exhibition, Double Take, is in part a birthday celebration. As the Sydney art museum turns three, it is taking a look back as well as forward, mixing new pieces with some of the most popular works from earlier shows. Gallery manager Paris Neilson says the double-take theme works on two levels. "Where people have seen an artwork before, they'll see it in a new context this time, and that will add a whole new dimension. And with all the works we've chosen, there's a sense of 'This isn't what it seems to be.' You think, 'Hang on, what did I just see?' And you look again."

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The CONTEXTART-FORUM in the Blue Mountains

BY The Australian Forum for Textile Arts Ltd (TAFTA) | 01-Aug-2012

‘CTA-F’ is short for ‘CONTEXTART-FORUM’ – a week-long celebration of arts and crafts held in autumn in the mid-Blue Mountains - the first in 2012 and was so successful that this is now an on-going initiative of TAFTA, a long standing not-for-profit organisation. Dates for 2013 are 13-19 April with two venues used: Korowal School Hazelbrook and Springwood High School, Faulconbridge. A few workshops are offered for two days or four days only. Some are run as a full 6-day workshop option due to subject matter and time needed. But most tutors offer both a 2-day AND a 4-day workshop. The EARLY BIRD price of $85/day is available to December 1, 2012. Then costs rise to $95/day. See website www.tafta.org.au to obtain an Enrolment Form or email tafta@iinet.net.au to ask for one.

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Mai Fali Eh! Songs and Stories of Timor-Leste

BY Jo Molloy | 01-Aug-2012

Hundreds of singers will congregate this Sunday 5 August at Melbourne Town Hall to sing for Timor-Leste. Mai Fali Eh is the Boite's 2012 Melbourne Millennium Chorus concert, with artistic direction from Ego Lemos, Timor-Leste's most famous musician.

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Art Expos 2012

BY Andrew @ Art Expo | 01-Aug-2012

A BIG thank you to our Brisbane Art Expo exhibitors for a great event, the standard of artworks on show was outstanding. We received a great deal of positive feedback from exhibitors and show visitors alike and have set the foundations for Queensland's premier arts event. Art Expo Sydney and Canberra are coming soon.

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ALL FOR CIRCUS TRY-OUTS FOR 2013

BY Geoff Sirmai | 01-Aug-2012

Are you an ACTIVE kid? Love SPORT? Love to RUN and TUMBLE? Can you JUGGLE oranges and BALANCE on a fence? Do you love GYMNASTICS? Are your BMX tricks all they could be

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Art & Wildflowers In the Outback - Bus / Camping trip

BY Cher Shackleton | 01-Aug-2012

Come on a fantastic tour assist potters Ian Dowling and Cher Shackleton in a three day weekend workshop at Sandstone where we (the tour participants) have a chance to paint / draw / share our art - and fire in Raku kilns with locals in Sandstone.

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Association of Sculptors of Victoria Annual Exhibition 2012

BY zoe ellenberg | 01-Aug-2012

The Association of Sculptors of Victoria's Annual Exhibition 2012 To be held at Yarra Sculpture Gallery 117 Vere St Abbotsford Victoria From the 17th October - 4th November 2012 Opening night will be 20th October at 4pm The Exhibition is the highlight of our exhibiting year and a culmination of a year’s work when members are acknowledged and encouraged by the presentation of awards. There is a wonderful number of entries this year showing diversity in style, form, ideas, technique and medium. Please come down and show your support for this years sculptors.

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Exhibition Opening: Pondering

BY Manyung Gallery Group | 31-Jul-2012

You are welcome to attend. Opening Night 6pm, Friday 3rd August. Open fires, live music and Baddaginnie Run Wines. Exhibition runs to Sunday 26th August.

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Sydney Fringe 2012

BY Geoff Sirmai Sydney Fringe Publicity | 30-Jul-2012

Happening in Newtown, Enmore and Marrickville in September 2012, The Sydney Fringe is a look underneath to the urban and the unconventional. Produced by the Newtown Entertainment Precinct and supported by the Cities of Sydney and Marrickville, THE SYDNEY FRINGE will be a multidiscipline cultural event across the theatres, pubs and public spaces of the inner west, showcasing the independent artists who live and work in the area as well as those drawn to its vital urban energy, and celebrate the irreverence and rebelliousness of Sydney’s creative community.

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Mitchell McAuley - The Italian Grand Tour, 2012 at Mars Gallery

BY Andy Dinan - Mars Gallery | 30-Jul-2012

Artists and people of wealth travelled through Europe, in particular Italy, during the 17th and 18th centuries. The Grand Tour allowed visitors to the great cities to enrich themselves with the art and culture that was there for their delectation. Turin, Venezia, Padua, Florence, Rome and Bologna were all key stops along the Grand Tour route. Since May 2011 l have been living in Bologna, traveling to such places, and other smaller cities and towns; painting, drawing, and visiting the many museums and churches.

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