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’.
It’s sometime in the ‘60s… A pig roasts on the spit. Booze chills in the esky. Mum June is practicing her surprises. Dad Garry is drunk. And here’s Lula’s boyfriend Johnny. Lula will arrive any minute. Her friends and family wait with bated breath. There should be cake. There might be blood. There will be rock'n'roll.
The youth festival Fast+Fresh Dance is open for entries. Following the success of its knockout 2011 season, Fast+Fresh Dance returns in November to delight audiences and showcase short dance works choreographed and performed by Sydney’s finest young talent.
Raw Comedy winner and Moosehead recipient Steve Sheehan brings his multi award-winning character-based comedy to the 2012 Sydney Fringe this September when “DATING THE WORLD” lands at Newtown’s New Theatre.
Opening Saturday 18th August 1-4pm Join us at the opening to view Eve's works, enjoy drinks and live music and have an opportunity to meet the artist. Exhibition closes Sunday 2nd September.
Express Media and John Marsden are pleased to announce that entries are now open for Australia’s foremost literary competition for young writers, The 2012 John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers.
Awarded first prize at the recent Mini Print International, (Asia Pacific) exhibition at the No Vacancy QV Gallery, Melbourne, Anita Iacovella’s solo show Numinosity includes a selection of large and small-scale prints made with a monotype process, a procedure that yields only a single impression from each plate. Merging traditional and contemporary approaches to printmaking, Anita has worked with copper plates to create these monotypes and Intaglio prints.
Emma Hack exhibition opening at AP Bond gallery 23rd of August
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.
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.
Jane Brown, Ross Coulter, Yavuz Erkan, Andrew Hazewinkel, Amy Marjoram, Nasim Nasr, David Nixon and Jacky Redgate - Curated by Kyla McFarlane
Accomplished Artist, Designer, Illustrator and Cartoonist, Col Bodie provides a service unique in his field.
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.
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."
Photographic artist Josh McCarthy's exhibition 'Lights of Tet' opening at AP Bond gallery Thursday 23rd of August 6pm.
‘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 firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for one.
Shaping Our World
Calling all female artists who reside in Sydney to submit artwork for the exhibition SLICK CITY CHICKS showcasing the extraordinary and diverse talents of female artist in this city. The exhibition is an official Sydney Fringe Festival event.
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.
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.