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Guillaume Simoneau | Murder

BY Stephen Bulger Gallery | 27-Aug-2020
Guillaume Simoneau | Murder

Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present “Murder”, our second solo exhibition of work by Canadian photographer Guillaume Simoneau.

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Fire and Brimstone: Therese Ritchie, Chips Mackinolty, Todd Williams & Djon Mundine

BY The Cross Art Projects | 24-Aug-2020
Fire and Brimstone

The exhibition Fire & Brimstone casts a watching eye over the corporations and individuals who continue to choose profit over people and climate catastrophe. Before there was a virus crisis, many expert reports warned of the need to “close the inequality gap”. The reports all pointed to our declining health, life expectancy and rising numbers of “preventable deaths”; especially in prisons, aged care and rural and remote communities which, in Australia, largely comprise First Nations peoples. The most shocking work in Fire & Brimstone is 'Kumanjayi', Chips Mackinolty's stark red and black text memorial to the 437 black deaths in custody since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (Report 1996). Very few of its 330 recommendations have been implemented. Every year, Aboriginal people continue to die in custody. Mackinolty’s work is subtitled, "and still counting".

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AWESOME ARTS SET TO KICK OFF FESTIVAL SEASON

BY AWESOME Arts | 24-Aug-2020
AWESOME ARTS SET TO KICK OFF FESTIVAL SEASON

The Honourable David Templeman MLA, Minister for Culture and the Arts has announced the 2020 AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things which will kick off on Monday 28 September, in time for the September school holidays.

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Climate change the cue deciding Queensland’s best and brightest Indigenous artists

BY Cairns Indigenous Art Fair | 24-Aug-2020

Queensland’s best and brightest Indigenous artists and organisations have been recognised at this year’s Cairns Indigenous Art Fair’s Art Awards. Hosted by First Nations actor, director, singer, songwriter, comedian and writer, Elaine Crombie, CIAF 2020 Art Award recipients were chosen by an esteemed judging panel comprising Australia’s leading Indigenous curators and artists, Bruce Johnson-McLean, Carly Lane and Judy Watson (refer to panellist bios at bottom of media release).

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Art shines on Social Distancing Festival

BY Gerardo Iannacci | 23-Aug-2020

Summer 2020 will go down in History as the Summer with no festivals, with fewer cultural events than ever because of Covid-19 safety measures: but then when Social Distancing became a thing...it became a festival as well! Here we're talking about a Website that collects online much of the art and performances that this year got cancelled or postponed all around the globe; free to be viewed and enjoyed by everyone, even if not in person. @summer2020 @nofestivalsin2020 @socialdistancing @postponedart @artisalive @onlineart @onlinefestival

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Round three of Permission To Shine opens with Katie Noonan as a guest judge

BY CarolineK | 22-Aug-2020

Round three of Play It Forward’s online singing competition features Jazz/Blues, Country and Original Composition (any style). We are very honoured to welcome Katie Noonan as judge of the Jazz/Blues section. Play It Forward’s Artistic Director, Dr Jonathon Welch AM comments “We have all been so impressed and inspired by the calibre of singers who’ve entered our competition. We are thrilled to include an Original Composition section, and can’t wait to hear new compositions written by our entrants. It doesn't matter where you are in the world, make sure you get your entries in by Wednesday 30th September 11.59PM AEST. No extension is possible, you have to be in it, to win it!” #singingcompetition @playitforwardoz @PermissionToShineOnline @jonathonwelchartist

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Take Away

BY Artsite Galleries | 21-Aug-2020
Take Away

TAKE AWAY | August - September 2020. Exhibiting Artists include: Bela Ivanyi OAM, Daniel Pata, David Asher Brook, Edith Cowlishaw, Erika Beck, Freda Teamay, Graham Marchant, John Edwards, Judith Trick, Kerry Johns, Kerwayne Berry, Lisa Carrett, Lucinda James, Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano, Mike Buick, Nikki Suebewongpat, Rachael Morris, Ross Skinner, Sarah Dalby, Victoria Peel, Yong Kang Gao.

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Creative development culminates in public showcase of new work, Fearless

BY JUTE Theatre Company | 21-Aug-2020
Creative development culminates in public showcase of new work

JUTE Theatre Company’s five-day creative development for emerging playwright Charmaine Armstrong, aka, Dizzy Doolan’s new work, Fearless will culminate in a public showcase on Friday 4 September 2020 at Bulmba-ja Arts Centre. Fearless is the story of First Nations female rapper Dizzy, who comes from a long line of fighters, survivors, musicians and protestors.

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Welcome to the Masque

BY Riverside Theatres Parramatta | 14-Aug-2020
Welcome to the Masque

Riverside Theatres Digital presents
WELCOME TO THE MASQUE
with Genevieve Lemon and Max Lambert

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'For Your Pleasure' TikTok Art Exhibition

BY ellen.gif & mck3nz | 13-Aug-2020
For Your Pleasure - TikTok Art Exhibition

Presenting For Your Pleasure, a new media art exhibition exclusive to the TikTok platform. 13.08.2020-31.08.2020. TikTok is a place where people dance around their kitchens, play pranks on their families, connect with their friends, laugh, cry and sing. Surprising, heartwarming and almost always funny, TikTok takes note of where you linger, what you ‘like’ and feeds you quick hits of dopamine just ‘for you’. The twelve artists in For Your Pleasure use sound, video, performance, dance, collage and pop culture to celebrate the connectivity, intimacy and relatability of 2020’s most downloaded app. In a nod to TikTok’s ‘For You Page’, For Your Pleasure gives you art you didn’t know you needed, from the comfort of your smartphone.

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