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IMPRO THEATRE FESTIVAL – produced by Impro Australia

BY Geoff Sirmai | 11-Jul-2012

IMPRO Australia's performers have produced brilliant live interactive theatre for over 25 years all across the Australia. Our hilarious improvised stage shows can be seen at theatres including Belvoir St, Enmore, the Old Fitzroy, the Factory and the Roxbury Hotel as well as high school, corporate and charity events.

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Indie Gems

BY MGM Management | 11-Jul-2012

Titan View presents INDIE GEMS Riverside Theatres Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 July 2012 A Festival of Fresh International Films Celebrating independent work and creativity, Indie Gems returns to Sydney’s West for its third consecutive year and seeks to highlight and showcase burgeoning filmmakers from Western Sydney. Presenting a weekend of diverse and exciting screenings, informative workshop and film events, the Indie Gems festival runs from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 July at Riverside Theatres.

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Don Giovanni

BY MGM | 11-Jul-2012

Riverside Theatres Friday 10 & Saturday 11 August Love. Betrayal. Passion. Revenge. Is opera's favourite bad boy about to meet his match? He's stolen kisses and broken hearts. Our smouldering Don is about to seduce audiences. Be swept up in the stylishly sexy decadence of Oz Opera's exciting new production of Mozart's classic opera, Don Giovanni directed by Australian theatre great Michael Gow.

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BY MGM | 11-Jul-2012

A SMASH-HIT fusion of comedy, drama, romance and ballroom dancing set in the exciting, electric rush of New York City in 1912. Critical Stages and The Follies Company are bringing the magical romantic comedy Syncopation by Allan Knee, writer of award-winning film Finding Neverland to Sydney as part of a national tour. Directed by Tony Award Nominee Stephen Lloyd Helper.

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BY Irina Agaronyan - Mars Gallery | 11-Jul-2012

MELBOURNE ART FAIR 2012 - STAND B80 / Melbourne Art Fair 2012, Jud Wimhurst “Future Primitive” is a collection of sculptures of skateboards. The name is taken from the seminal „Bones Brigade‟ skateboard film from 1985 produced and released by skateboard company Powell Peralta. These „Bones Brigade‟ films, and others like them, which capitalised on the popularity of home video in the eighties, not only showcased some of the most talented young skateboarders (who went on to become the first „rock stars‟ of skateboard culture) in action but also helped to establish the scene for skateboarding and the identity for skateboarders.

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Industry Insights with Andy Dinan - [MARS] Gallery

BY ART NEWS PORTAL and Andy Dinan | 11-Jul-2012

I am the eternal optimist – I am a commercial gallery owner. I started [MARS] gallery some seven years ago because I believed in mid career Australian artists. I had never held a drill, hung a show or had any understanding of the complexity of the art world. I realize now I’m not that interested in the art world rather I’m interested in art.

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Melbourne Art Fair 2012

BY Carolyn Logan | 11-Jul-2012

Melbourne Art Foundation presents the Melbourne Art Fair 2012. Australia’s premier international visual arts event returns this 1-5 August. Once again, the program for Melbourne Art Fair 2012 is not to be missed! Over 70 leading Australian and international galleries, representing over 900 living artists, will gather at the 13th biennial Melbourne Art Fair, Australia's leading Fair of contemporary art.

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Mandorla Announces 2012 Finalists

BY Angela McCarthy | 08-Jul-2012

Contemporary Christian art at its best. A total of 65 thought provoking artworks by established artists as well as up and coming young artists celebrate the Mandorla Art Award's 2012 theme “born of a woman.

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Industry insights with Art Bitch

BY ART NEWS PORTAL - Art Bitch | 06-Jul-2012

Art Bitch is a social media platform dedicated to supporting the arts/artists. Interacting and engaging with a local and international audience of up to and over 7000 people daily (and growing), Art Bitch broadcasts arts and cultural content, shares artist’s projects and ideas, and generates discussion giving something back to the arts.

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Mandated payment of fair artist fees

BY NAVA | 04-Jul-2012

The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) invites you to sign the attached petition (here) intended for presentation to Federal Arts Minister, the Hon. Simon Crean MP. The petition calls for the mandating of payment of artists’ fees for art work exhibited in public galleries either on loan or commissioned from artists, at the rate recommended in NAVA’s Code of Practice for the Professional Australian Visual Arts, Craft and Design Sector.

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Hopscotch Films is presenting - Hysteria

BY Hopscotch Films | 04-Jul-2012

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy star in this offbeat and very amusing romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator in Victorian England. Based on a true story, Hysteria is set in 1880, and follows Mortimer Granville (Dancy), a young doctor disillusioned by his colleagues' medieval practices.

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Darwin Festival - August 9-26 2012

BY Kim - | 03-Jul-2012

From August 9 – 26 this year, Darwin will be the cultural and artistic focus of the Top End. Performers, artists, locals and visitors will converge on the Festival hub at Civic Park to enjoy the vibrant and colourful atmosphere, the cultural experience and the festivities of the Darwin Festival.

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"Dear comrade..." by KATHRIN LONGHURST

BY Catherine Asquith Gallery | 03-Jul-2012

Kathrin’s work reflects her diverse cultural background, having lived in many European countries and finally settled in Australia in 2000. Growing up in Communist East Germany Kathrin started taking life drawing classes at the age of 14 years. Her work is strongly influenced by social realism and communist propaganda art. Practising as a full-time artist for the past 9 years, Kathrin has also been actively involved with Portrait Artists Australia, an industry association for professional portrait artists. Kathrin has been a finalist in numerous art prizes, notably, the Portia Geach Award, the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize, the Mosman Art Prize, the Western Australian Black Swan Prize, just recently, a finalist in the 2012 Sulman Prize.

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