The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO) continues its sensational 2012 season on September 15 and 16 with something old (and romantic) plus something new (and spirited!) in their latest MET Series orchestral concert.
LABEL: SHOCK RECORDS. As a weather pattern forms its shape and sound out of the unknown and invisible into something tangible and rare, so does the dirty blues force LITTLE HURRICANE. This storm began when San Diego’s CC hung up her chef knives for drumsticks and turned to Craigslist for collaborators. Tone, a songwriter and audiophile from Santa Cruz could see something different in her drumming and energy. Together they began their musical outlet crafting songs in CC’s living room that within months thousands would relate to and appreciate.
Having undertaken fine art training under the tutelage of Chinese master painters, Christophe Stibio’s resulting practice revolves around a work ethic combining patience, control and an astute awareness of time. In the past three years he has been shortlisted for the Fleurieu Landscape Prize, the Fleurieu Water Prize, the Paddington Art Prize, and twice for the Stan & Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize.
This August Craft (formerly Craft Victoria) presents its biggest annual Craft Cubed festival to-date, with more than 100 events presented across multiple venues around Melbourne and Victoria.
Make sure you set aside Saturday 11 August on your bookshop's calendar to celebrate National Bookshop Day. A day to celebrate the role of your bookshop in the community. Celebrating all local bookshops and their contributions to the local communities.
Set in the heady days of the late ‘60s, The Sapphires follows four young singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, who are discovered by an unlikely talent scout. Australia’s answer to The Supremes, the women grasp the opportunity of a lifetime to entertain American troops in Vietnam. Their journey of discovery offers them not only the chance to show off their musical skills, but find love and togetherness. Inspired by a remarkable true story and starring Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy and Chris O’Dowd, The Sapphires is a charming mix of comedy, heart and romance and unbeatable soul music.
Entries for this year's esteemed Mortimore Prize are open only until the end of this month so be sure to get your work in and be part of Australia's leading realism art event and your chance at the prizes valued at $52, 000...
Turn your old credit cards into guitar picks! The Pickmaster Plectrum Punch lets you punch a guitar pick out of any plastic, which means you will never run out of picks again! You can even use your old credit card by simply inserting it into the punch and voila, you have a new plectrum.
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.