The 20th Lavazza Italian Film Festival celebrates Italian cinema and filmmakers at their very best. With a programme featuring 26 of the best new Italian films from the past year as well as classic cinematic gems, Special Presentations, aperitivo nights, receptions and galas, it is Palace’s biggest event of the year! The Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart and Byron Bay from 17 September.
Wasp Movie is the third solo show from comedian Nikki Viveca. With an approach to standup that is both theatrical and heartfelt, Nikki turns a true story of domestic disaster into a comedy that explores the challenges of co-existing with nature and each other.
Renowned Colombian Australian artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso joins Sullivan+Strumpf
Adventures in Goldwork: Hanny Newton Workshop at the Australian Design Centre
GIANTS: Floor Talk at the Australian Design Centre
Sydney, it’s time to shake your pom poms! After critically acclaimed seasons in Melbourne and Perth, David Venn is premiering the Broadway smash hit BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL at the State Theatre, in what will be a strictly limited two week run.
Play It Forward is proud to present a special fundraising concert version of Skunkworks Productions’ recent sellout show at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre, featuring our patron, the incredible Liane Keegan, singing Judy Garland’s greatest hits in this wonderful new adaptation of her show (without the Judy Garland drama). Accompanied by the fabulous seven-piece Skunkworks Band, conducted by Phillipa Edwards. Presented by Play It Forward. A Skunkworks Production. @playitforwardoz
Just A Small Town Boy is a hilarious, yet bittersweet, coming-of-age story exploring the idiosyncrasies of growing up as an outsider in small-town country Australia. This is a show about masculinity, failure and Nelson Mandela. It’s about slam poetry, the Year 12 formal, and patriarchal power structures. It’s about teen love, internalized homophobia, and drunkenly kissing your best friend at a house party to the sound of Timbaland. Inspired by the likes of Hannah Gadsby, David Sedaris, and Daniel Kitson, it’s a show for anyone who has ever been rejected by society, questioned their sexuality, or felt that they needed to compromise their true self in order to fit in.
Kids and adults alike will adore award-winning circus comedian Thomas McDonald’s brand-new show The Peter Principle, premiering at Melbourne Fringe Festival this September.
* Adam Simmons launches first national tour with trio Origami, accompanied by world-renowned Sheng player Wang Zheng-Ting, August—November. * Tour includes Sydney (Sound Lounge), Canberra (Drill Hall Gallery), Newcastle’s Grand Hotel, Melbourne (Jazzlab), Adelaide (Nexus Arts), Mildura, Geelong (Courthouse Theatre), and Hobart (MONA). * Critics say Simmons is producing some of the most “breathtakingly beautiful” jazz in Australia. * Origami’s sold-out concert with Wang-Zheng Ting at 2019 Stonnington Jazz Festival was described by Australian Book Review as “the standout performance” of the Festival.
New Zealand Stand Up Comedian Conor Fenelon is bringing his edgy new show to The Butterfly Club in Melbourne!
You don't wanna miss this.
Discover new works by William Holt in Linden New Art's brand-new exhibition space.
This year’s New Media Film Festival® has been and gone, and organisers are now calling for submissions in next year’s blockbuster event! @NewMediaFilmFestival #NewMediaFilmFestival #newmediaff @newmediaff
The 8th annual Australian Tap Dance Festival will shuffle into Melbourne this Spring, 28 September – 5 October at The Ministry of Dance, featuring a world class line-up of spectacular tappers on show at Australia’s premiere celebration of Tap.
The William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize shortlist is an outstanding selection of Australian artists that reveal a picture of Australia as a multicultural, quirky and extraordinary place. The shortlist for the 2019 Bowness Photography Prize reveals artists’ continued fascination with exploring and pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium, embracing its capacity to explore a diversity of voices and perspectives.
Spontaneity covers the basics of improvisation (improv). You’ll work on unleashing your creativity and unlocking your spontaneity through impro games and exercises based on play, collaboration and support. This course is designed to encourage fearlessness, to help you break out of your comfort zone and have fun! Spontaneity is the first course of the Impro Melbourne workshop program and requires no prior improvisation or performance experience.
Challenging notions of the traditional book. Makers include printmakers, photographers, wordsmiths, painters, sculptors, textile and digital artists, with both traditional and contemporary approaches to creating books of art and art-of-books. Presented by Gallery East.
Bangarra Dance Theatre celebrates its landmark 30th anniversary season with Bangarra: 30 years of sixty five thousand, a stunning display of contemporary dance, at the Arts Centre Melbourne 5th September to 14th September.
Outhouse Theatre Co (Gloria and The Flick) and Seymour Centre will present Pulitzer Prize winner, Annie Baker’s, John at the Seymour Centre‘s Reginald Theatre from 19th September until October 12th.
The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund continues to invest in Australia’s arts future, announcing more than $500,000 in grants for the support of 25 projects in the first of two rounds of funding for 2019.