The 2012 Mission Beach Film Festival program will encourage consideration of alternative, more sustainable solutions and perspectives on how we live, how we play, how we do business and how we function as a community.
Doing for Rome what Woody Allen did for Barcelona in Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Paris in Midnight In Paris, comes To Rome With Love. Full of romance and humour, it stars another fine ensemble cast of great actors including Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page and Roberto Benigni. A kaleidoscopic comedy set in one of the world’s most enchanting cities – and a city like no other. It’s a perfect fusion of history and a teeming modern metropolis – an exhilarating hub of culture, art and cuisine. The film follows four different storylines of characters in Rome - some American, some Italian, some residents and other visitors - and the adventures and predicaments they find themselves in. Their eternal quest for love will change their lives forever.
SENSATIONAL MUSICAL BLOCKBUSTER FOR CHATSWOOD! One of the great rags to riches showbiz stories is coming to the Sydney stage in November when Chatswood Musical Society presents the musical celebration DUSTY at the Zenith Theatre. DUSTY: The Original Pop Diva is a musical about the extraordinary life of the world famous singer, Dusty Springfield.
Introducing Broken Splendour, the combination of singer, songwriter Thomas Vecera and musos Damien Ellis on drums and Adam Spiegl on bass. Bringing the fruits of two of the worlds most musically colourful cities together from Austin Texas, USA to Melbourne, Australia, Thomas Vecera relocated as a solo artist to Australia in 2008.
This day marks the anniversary of the day the Makin family came to police attention. In 1892 a worker by the name of James Hannoney was clearing a clogged underground drain in the back yard of 25 Burren Street, Macdonaltown, Sydney and discovered the remains of two infant children. The residents, John and Sarah Makin swore there had only been one infant in their care, who had been returned to its parents. However after further digs of eleven backyards where the Makins had lived, the police found over thirteen infant bodies.
A house is awoken from its slumber – its dreams and personality come to life when visitors rouse it from its deep sleep. The House of Dreaming is a magical interactive house that draws children into the possibilities of what once was and what could be.
“I’ve got a secret. I want to be a gentleman.” In the 200th anniversary of Dickensʼ birth, as part of the atyp (Australian Theatre for Young People) Under The Wharf season, bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company presents a thrilling new adaptation of Great Expectations, opening 2 November.
Due for a holiday but can’t take one? – then take an armchair ride across the globe as you discover (or revisit) the wonder of Around the World in Eighty Days in an incredibly beautiful unabridged version that comes to life off the page thanks to the talent of illustrator Robert Ingpen. Great Escape Books and Walker Books are proud to announce the Australian launch of Robert Ingpen’s latest release, Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, on Saturday 20 October at Great Escape Books Aireys Inlet.
Art Park Australia facilitates ever evolving exhibitions of Innovative Contemporary Sculpture, visiting only the most distinguished commercial venues in capital cities across Australia...
A 2 day workshop with artist Rita Lazauskas exploring observational drawing and the development of a personal response to the experience of a given moment. This workshop will teach methods of observational drawing that develop skills in traversing a complex subject or site - how to focus on form and space to develop a composition. Discussion will explore aspects of seeing, investigation and interpretation – how our memories and experience inform our work and how we can combine sight and insight in the development of a personal style.
Closing date for artwork entries -15th October 2012. To download an entry form, go to http://www.portlandrotary.org.au/artshow.html
A magnificent and exclusive collection of framed and unframed, fine art, illustrative and photographic prints by accomplished Australian artists.
Concept, mastery, originality and technique are the characteristics of a truly great contemporary artist. Crystallized over 30 years of experience in the art world, Lesley Kehoe Galleries has identified these traits as essential to the art and artists we introduce to the broader art community. They have necessarily evolved from our long association with the art and aesthetics of Japan, a culture that we place above all others in terms of its history and continuing reverence to art, design, craftsmanship and beauty in daily life.
With only two weeks until entries close for the 2012 Sydney Design Awards it's time to get the wheels turning and start your entry submission. There's some fantastic entries already shortlisted (see below for shortlist details) - with more fabulous entries waiting in the wings. If you have already made a start, don't miss the closing date and remember the sooner you complete your entry the sooner you can start to promote your entry to the design marketplace and create some design chatter about your great work.
Selection of gallery represented artists whose work, in some form or another, elicits a sense of "surface".
In this exhibition I am trying to combine observations of how things look with how I feel. Objects can take on a loaded presence if you really look at them, especially when they are removed from their usual context. Toys often appear in my work and I like to light them as though they are on stage. Their shadows contribute to the composition and add a suggestion of drama to their little lives.
Recent Works by Kaltjiti Arts are to be Exhibited at AP Bond Gallery from the 11th to the 27th of October. The Exhibition is to be opened by Nici Cumpston, Assistant Curator of Australian Art at the South Australian Gallery of Art.
SIDEKICKS: World Premiere November in Sydney. Funny lady Emily Rose Brennan joins the hilarious Dan Ilic in SIDEKICKS – a sparkling new Aussie comedy which debuts at the Old 505 Theatre, Sydney in November.
“PASSION FOR BRONZE” Lindsay & Dean Rusling An exhibition of Sculpture at Red Hill Gallery. Exhibiting from 13 October – 28 October 2012
Internationally acclaimed Australian wildlife artist PAUL MARGOCSY will be gracing the walls of Red Hill Gallery once again with his exhibition “ANIMALIA”. Margocsy, a self-taught artist, has a penchant for wildlife. His accurate and witty depictions of Mother Nature are imbued with personality and a quirky charm.