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Polly's Party at La Mama Theatre

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 05-Sep-2012

Polly’s Party is a cyber-centric physical theatre performance set to Lady Gaga. A live investigation of self-identity, Polly’s Party is a playful, humorous and touching solo performance created and performed by Renae Shadler and directed by Mark Wilson. Polly’s Party is an interactive performance experience that investigates how social media shapes identity and unpacks cyber-psychology with playfully disastrous consequences.

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Impression of Colour

BY Lauraine Diggins Fine Art | 05-Sep-2012

The intensity of the colour and light of Australia is often remarked upon and has proven particularly captivating for artists, especially painting en plein air. Indeed it is the key feature of a truly national ‘Australian’ style of painting, with the Heidelberg School’s characteristic ‘blue and gold.’ Colonial artists such as Nicholas Chevalier and Haughton Forrest, originating from Europe, were inspired by the unique Australian colour. The iconic works of the Australian Impressionist painters including Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin, Emanuel Phillips Fox and Walter Withers brought a new truth to colour in Australian art. The Australian Modernists’ use of colour extended to capturing mood and form and using colour in a symbolic way to extend the meaning in their paintings as seen in works by Arthur Boyd, Dorrit Black, Horace Hurtle Trenerry and Kathleen Sauerbier.

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Sydney set to come alive with Art this September!

BY Jessica Sumpter - EXPERTISE | 05-Sep-2012

Reflecting the diversity of art today, Sydney’s Art Expo is unlike any other visual art event. The Expo brings together Australia’s most promising names in art, and a new wave of emerging artists, all under one roof. Plus there are a host of other visual art activities at the Expo, all catering for the continued growth and interest in art.

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ChildFund Australia's Laos Water Cycle Art Auction this Friday, 7th September

BY Bryce McErlain | 05-Sep-2012

Artists include: Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Jess MacNeil, Monika Behrens, Marcus Callum, Giles Ryder, Thomas C. Chung, Jessica Tse, Kath Fries, Ken Done, Joshua Parry, Julia Davis, Celine Roberts, Eleanor McDonald, Rosemary Jackson, Fiona McFadyen, Renee Pendlebury, Vanessa Ashcroft & Jana Hunt, Bryce McErlain plus many more!! To view artworks online, go to: Laos Water Cycle Art Auction this Friday!!!! We have a silent auction running at Galleryeight (12 Argyle Place, Millers Point, Sydney) 12 - 6pm daily until the live auction on Friday, September 7th (just in case you can't make it).

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TOP OF THE POPS! - A musical experience with something for everyone

BY Geoff Sirmai | 05-Sep-2012

International piano virtuoso Simon Tedeschi is joined by the Sydney Omega Ensemble for a mouth-watering concert on Remembrance Day, Sunday 11 November. “Top of the Pops!” – to be performed from 4pm at the North Shore Synagogue in Lindfield - boasts classical favourites from Beethoven, Bruch, Schubert and Gershwin. Plus some surprises that everyone will enjoy!

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ONE - new dance work to open at the Meat Market Sept 28 - Oct 5

BY New Work Collective | 04-Sep-2012

ONE at the Meat Market part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. A new dance work from Zimbabwean choreographer Gilbert Douglas and Australian choreographer Susan Doel. ONE explores finding yourself between things like countries and people. Expressive and immersive, ONE plays for a limited time September 28 – October 5, 8.30pm (7,30pm Sunday). Book early for Tight Arse Tuesday and 2 for 1 opening night. Visit and search for ONE under dance or

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It’s time to get the facts

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 03-Sep-2012

Art Facts is the new home for statistics about Australian arts. Here you will find a range of facts about Australia’s vibrant music scene and the latest trends to watch out for. Find out more about music: from what musicians earn to concert ticket sales and how many rock songs were released last year. Explore the music ecosystem starting with creation, or use the tags to explore topics such as digital.

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Entries now open for the 2012 Parks Story Poster Competition

BY Katherine Scott | 03-Sep-2012

Express Media and Regional Arts Victoria, with the support of the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria and Parks Victoria, are excited to be calling for submissions for publication in the 2012 Parks Story Poster. Young writers between 12-24 years of age are invited to submit a story (up to 1000 words) about their favourite Parks Victoria park for their chance to get published and paid for their short fiction.

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2012 Australian Mobile Awards - Winner Category - Music and Performances

BY Art News Portal | 03-Sep-2012

The biggest and best mobile brands and apps were revealed last night at the 2012 Australian Mobile Awards in Association with AIMIA. Household names including Qantas, Renault, JB Hi-Fi, and the Commonwealth Bank all walked away with awards on the night, as did government bodies including Australia Post, the Victorian Department of Health and the NSW Food Authority.

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Industry Insights with Louise Gillett - Manager of the Deckchair Cinema and Director of the Darwin International Film Festival

BY Louise Gillett and Art News Portal | 03-Sep-2012

I’ve been General Manager of the Deckchair Cinema and Director of the Darwin International Film Festival for 2.5 years. My background prior to this was a varied mix of Event Management, Venue Management, Recruitment and Marketing. My event experience was largely in sports – the Sydney Olympics and Rugby World Cup – moving into cinema and film festivals has been really different!

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Grief, delusion, motherhood & forgiveness. New Aussie play at Fringe.

BY Geoff Sirmai | 03-Sep-2012

ZOE is a play about grief - and how people do (or don’t) cope with it. Emma is going through a divorce. While she’s coping reasonably well with the breakdown of her marriage, she is finding it hard to deal with the realisation that the future (and, specifically, the child) she had planned is now gone.

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Indian Drama Festival in Sydney Fringe

BY Geoff Sirmai Sydney Fringe Publicity | 03-Sep-2012

Hindi Diwas is the day the Hindi language was constituted as the national language of India way back in 1949 on the 14th September. To mark the historic event, Abhinay School of Performing Arts is celebrating Hindi Diwas with Abhinay Rangmahotsav – two days festival with Gandhari…in search of light on 15th September and Indradhanush –a festival of short plays in Hindi on 16th September.

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David Hinchliffe to open new exhibition in Scenic Rim gallery

BY Briar Francis | 31-Aug-2012

When David Hinchliffe - Brisbane politician and former Deputy Mayor of Brisbane - announced that he was retiring from politics to focus on his career as an artist, everyone knew they could expect great things. Although, we might not have expected something as great as this...

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BY Nellie Castan Gallery | 29-Aug-2012

Marina Strocchi’s layered and textured paint surfaces reveal a rich and unique visual vocabulary, creating rhythms from everyday elements found in the landscape and nature. The Nature of Things is a group of paintings based on the details of nature and the Northern Territory desert landscape.

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Passion & Fashion Exhibition

BY Manyung Gallery Group | 29-Aug-2012

A colourful and cutting edge exhibition combining arwork, sculpture and textiles with beautiful jewellery, millinery and fashion accessories. Opening Night: Friday Sept 7, 6.30-9pm.

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