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Lydia Balbal / Strong Women Country

BY IDAIA - International Development for Australian Indigenous Art | 27-Sep-2012

The first solo exhibition of Lydia Balbal's paintings overseas. The exhibition space also welcomes canvas and bark paintings from different communities to showcase the diversity of contemporary Aboriginal art.

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In the world of theatre, sometimes it pays to be a little insane...

BY Romina Cuello | 26-Sep-2012

Bankstown Theatre Company’s latest venture, the award-winning Louis Nowra gem, Cosi, features Sutherland Shire locals Scott Roberts as Henry and Tim Watson as the young director, Lewis. Through their talents and those of their cast mates, this production tugs at the heartstrings and draws out the laughs as the audience is taken on the journey of a university drop-out’s attempt to direct a bunch of misfit patients at a mental asylum in a small variety show. Having eventually decided that they should stage Mozart’s opera Cosi Fan Tutte instead, these patients illustrate the benefits of engaging in such an endeavour.

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The Falls Music & Arts Festival

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 26-Sep-2012

The Falls Music & Arts Festival is in its 10th and 20th year’s, happening simultaneously in Lorne, Victoria and Marion Bay, Tasmania. It’s a few days of fun in the sun, jam packed with fine tunes, warm weather, camping and arts.

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heyday festival 2012 - Cairns Based Multi-Arts Youth Festival

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 26-Sep-2012

Heyday Festival is a multi-arts youth festival. Based in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Heyday incorporates new and raw talent across Music | Performance | Exhibitions. Heyday aims to develop Far North Queensland’s youth arts sector (12 – 30 years of age) by nurturing talented artists, artsworkers, entrepreneurs, and go-getters. Heyday showcases solo and ensemble acts, bands, instrumentalists, DJ’s, theatre, dance, spoken word, mixed media, site specific sculpture and installation, photography, film, and everything fresh and zany Far North Queensland youth can produce! Heyday belongs to Far North Queensland’s young people. It is led as a non-profit joint venture by 18 – 30 year old professionals who are themselves artists who strive to support each other, show the strength of their region’s creatives, and grow their sector. These energised, passionate, skilled, and creative coordinators are mentored by industry professionals.

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Electronic Music Conference 2012

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 26-Sep-2012

Asia-Pacific's first ever Electronic Music Conference (EMC) is coming to Sydney this November at Jones Bay Wharf on Sydney Harbour. The two-day conference will feature the some of the world's most influential artists, managers, industry, labels, promoters and more as they meet to talk through the ins and outs of Australia's dance music industry. An official part of ARIA Week, Sydney will come alive with EMC panels, masterclasses, keynotes, cocktail parties and an exclusive Closing Event.

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ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR THE 12TH Bondi Short Film Festival

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 26-Sep-2012

SPRING INTO SPRING AND GET YOUR FILM IN! Entries are now open for the 12th Bondi Short Film Festival.The sweet smell of spring is just around the corner and this can only mean one thing. The 2012 Bondi Short Film Festival has launched its call to all Australian filmmakers to enter their short film and be a part of its 12th anniversary year.

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The Art Expo at the The University of WA

BY Fab Art Events | 25-Sep-2012

Come and see us at "The Art Expo" and visit with over 50 exhibiting visual artists in the beautiful grounds of UWA. Fantastic local art in all mediums is available to be purchased on the day.

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TMO "Indy" chamber music Leichhardt Sun 21 Oct

BY Geoff Sirmai | 24-Sep-2012

The Metropolitan Orchestra presents its final "Indy Series" chamber music concert for 2012. Featuring TMO's principal wind musicians in a delightful concert of Beethoven, Mozart and D'Indy. Sunday October 21, 3pm: Leichhardt Town Hall, Leichhardt

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Jody Pratt exhibition

BY Jody Studio Arts | 24-Sep-2012

Come along to Wyreena Gallery in Croydon to see the 2nd solo exhibition by artist/illustrator Jody Pratt. "In my Community" is an exhibition of contemporary and whimsical, acrylic and collage on canvases that range from small to big at affordable prices. Opens Wednesday 3rd October, runs until Sat 27th Oct.

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Postmortem: Robert Ashton at Edmund Pearce Gallery

BY Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive | 24-Sep-2012

Robert Ashton has been photographing and exhibiting his work since the early 1970s. His photographs are held in the Australian National Gallery, as well as the Victorian, New South Wales and Tasmanian Galleries, and various private collections in Australia, U S A, and Europe. He works in black and white and very recently in colour, using the camera to record the cultural marks we make in our environment. He is the co author with Gregory Day of "Trace", a book of poems and photographs made on the west coast of Victoria, Australia where he currently lives and works.

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Composite - recent works by Enrico Scotece

BY UWS Arts Collection | 21-Sep-2012

The exhibition “Composite” features recent works by UWS lecturer from the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Enrico Scotece. There are two distinct bodies of works being exhibited within “Composite”, these being “Leaves of Light / A Thousand Leaves” and “After the Fall”.

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Deck the walls

BY Stella Downer Fine Art | 21-Sep-2012

Our final exhibition for 2012, Deck the Walls celebrates the year in art. Feast on brand new works by FILOMENA COPPOLA, VIOLA DOMINELLO, RACHEL FAIRFAX, ASHLEY FROST, MERRICK FRY, MIKI KUBO, ISHBEL MORAG MILLER & LIZ SHREEVE.

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Trevor Weekes 'The Floating World and the Beauty of Things'

BY Stella Downer Fine Art | 21-Sep-2012

Stella Downer Fine Art is expected to be flooded with creativity during the third week of September with the latest work by TREVOR WEEKES. The gallery will be swamped with paintings and works on paper that conjure up the mythical realms of Buddhism, the famous ‘Floating Worlds' of the Edo period of Japan and Noah's ark. WEEKES' paintings and drawings of animals in imaginary landscapes are portals into a whimsical and exotic realm. His waterlogged worlds immerse us in an uncanny reality in which mystery, glamour, shadow and danger are prescient.

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