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Arts News

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:03pm

Ian Strange, who is known for his street art and conceptual projects, is launching his new exhibition Shadow in Chippendale this March.

 

Strange is an Australian-born, New York-based artist who went by the name Kid Zoom as an emerging street artist. He has previously exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria, and will now showcase his new pop-up exhibition in Levey Street,...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 10:00am

The 13th edition of Sydney Comedy Festival is shaping up to be its biggest yet, with a bumper program of hilarious acts announced on the full lineup.

 

Over 300 of the funniest people from Australia and overseas will come together on stages around Sydney, and are expected to draw upwards of 120,000 people to their shows in April and May.

 

Returning stars include ...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 2:30pm

5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche, the highly praised comedy stage show, is heading to the Glen Street Theatre in Belrose this March.

 

Set during the '50s, 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche is a comedy about five women celebrating their annual quiche breakfast, even with the threat of nuclear annihilation.

  

It will star Catherine Alcorn, Lauren Galloway, Lauren Jackson Ashlee...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 1:56pm

Ahead of the final month of its 2016/17 season, Moonlight Cinema has announced what films you'll be watching under the stars in March. 

 

A unique cinematic experience, Moonlight Cinema allows moviegoers the chance to watch films, new and old, in the fresh Sydney air. 
 
On the program is a lineup of new releases, Australian premieres and a weekly classic for...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 1:54pm

This Monday night, Event Cinemas George Street will allow you to not only watch the new film Jasper Jones, but also meet its stars.

 

Young actors Angourie Rice and Aaron McGrath will be joining Hugo Weaving as they present a special screening of the film Jasper Jones.
 
Based on the best-selling novel by Craig Silvey, Jasper Jones is set to be an Australian classic....

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 3:11pm

Carriageworks will premiere a production of Lady Eats Apple, the highly praised play from Back To Back Theatre Company.

 

Lady Eats Apple, taking place in a large inflatable structure, is inspired by stories like Hamlet and Genesis and focuses around the myths and illusions of death. The play will be directed by Australia Council for the Arts award winner Bruce Gladwin. 

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 3:07pm

Lidcombe's Wyatt Park will be host to the ninth Africulture festival this March, showcasing the very best of African culture.

 

The festival celebrates culutres from almost 40 African countries, which is an increase in countries represented last year.

 

Wyatt Park will be transformed for one day only to showcase the various stalls, activities, fashion and food. It's...

Posted 14 Feb 2017 @ 12:00am

The Red Velvet flavour of Magnum ice creams is coming to Australia, and you can try one in Sydney for free today.

 

And because it's Valentine's Day, this one goes out to our single brothers and sisters.

 

If you don't have a date, you're invited to visit the QVB Forecourt (noon-6pm) today, to sit upon the Red Velvet Singles Couch and enjoy the chance to win a...

Posted 13 Feb 2017 @ 4:15pm

As part of this year's Sydney Science Festival, visitors will be able to take part in an auditory adventure inside the workings of the human voice.

 

The immersive experience, dubbed This Is A Voice, blends science, theatre, technology and sound to explore how the voice is connected to human life and identity.

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Posted 13 Feb 2017 @ 4:13pm

Next month, Sydney Theatre Company is set to wow new audiences as it shares Griffin Theatre Company's production of Angus Cerini's The Bleeding Tree.

 

It's a gothic thriller and ballad in one that reunites the original cast of Paula...

Posted 10 Feb 2017 @ 12:19pm

Food lovers, head on down to Pyrmont Bay Park on Saturday February 25 for stalls full of fresh produce and hot food.

 

Held on the fourth Saturday of every month, the Pyrmont Growers Market offers fresh vegies, meat, flowers and all things in between.

 

Beginning 18 years ago, the market has long been a popular attraction for Sydney food lovers, offering a chilled...

Posted 9 Feb 2017 @ 4:49pm

Ellie, Abbie & Ellie's Dead Aunt explores sexuality and school formals, with just a touch of magic.

 

Starring Margi De Ferranti and directed and written by Monica Zanetti, some of Sydney's most promising local performers will come together for this charming and unconventional comedy.
 
With an all-female cast, the play looks to put a new spin on the romantic...

Posted 9 Feb 2017 @ 4:48pm

Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King And I will be brought to life by a community theatre group this March. 

 

This award-winning musical has been perfomed on some of the world's most famous stages, and now Rockdale Musical Society is bringing the show to Sydney's south. One of the city's premiere community theatre companies, the all-ages cast consists of almost 60 singers, actors...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 1:01pm

Carriageworks is bringing a performance about gender fluidity titled MDLSX to Sydney audiences this March.

 

MOTUS, the Italian theatre company behind the performance - which recieved high praise when it debuted in New York early last year - is on its way to Sydney next month.

 

MDLSX is amoung the long list of projects MOTUS has produced, and stars performer Silvia...

Posted 2 Feb 2017 @ 12:23pm

As part of Chinese New Year, Ken Leanfore is putting on a photography exhibition that explores Chinese-Australians living with last names that were anglicised generations earlier.

 

The Leanfore family first came to Australia in the 1890s from China, but at the time, their name was Luen Foh. The name was phonetically translated by NSW officials to Leanfore and it's been like that...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:26pm

NIDA Parade Theatre, along with The Puzzle Collective presents Superhal, an alternative version of Shakespeare's Henriad.

 

Based on a series of plays written by Shakespeare that surrounded several English kings, Superhal is a supernatural take on the classic literature.

 

Superhal is writen and directed by John Galea, who directed an alternate version of...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:21pm

Wil Anderson has announced his return to Australia with his Critically Wil stand-up show at the Sydney Opera House.

 

Anderson has been involved in multiple projects over the years, including ABC's The Gruen Transfer and the 2 Guys One Cup podcast. Over the years, his work has earned him countless awards and nominations, but he's perhaps best known for his comedy chops. 

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Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 12:43pm

Ho, ho, ho! Christmas may be well and truly over but it's still chuckles ahoy at The Laugh Stand in February.

 

Sydney's home of original comedy has some gems in store for the month. With the stylings of Michael Workman, Danny O'Toole, Peter Meisel, Peter Green plus a mystery superstar...

Posted 27 Jan 2017 @ 3:08pm

Get wild with Wilde in David Hare's acclaimed play.

 

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has teamed up with Red Line Productions to develop a four-week run of Hare's The Judas Kiss. 

 

The scene is set: 1895 London, and Oscar Wilde is the toast of the town after The Importance Of Being Earnest blew away the West End. The play takes us through the mind of Wilde as...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 4:36pm

Cries For Attention is the latest work from established Sydney artist Guy James Whitworth, and coincides with the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney Art Month.

 

On display at Surry Hills' m2 gallery, Whitworth's latest collection focuses around his thought process and rebellion.

 

Whitworth describes himself as a "queer creative immigrant" with...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 12:31pm

Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld of web comedy series Jake & Amir have announced their If I Were You: Live Australian tour.

 

The former College Humor writers will touch down in Oz for two dates including Sydney's Metro Theatre on Saturday March 18.

 

Jake & Amir has won several awards including 2010's Webby’s People Voice for Best Web Series. In 2013, the...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 11:58am

Chimerica, a play written by Lucy Kirkwood and surrounding the famous Tiananmen Sqaure 'Tank Man', makes its way to Sydney this year.

 

Chimerica premiered at London's Almeida Theatre in 2013 and has since received positive reviews from The Guardian and The Telegraph.

 

In his first piece as Sydney Theatre Company artistic director, Kip Williams will oversee the...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 11:50am

This year's Tropfest is almost upon us, and the finalists have now been revealed.

 

The 16 finalists were chosen from a selection of several hundred entries, and will have their films showed at the gala event on Saturday February 11.

 

The return edition of Tropfest will be held at its new location of Parramatta Park.

 

The finalists are:

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Posted 24 Jan 2017 @ 8:00pm

You'll be able to try his latest weird pursuit using the newly-Australian spread from this weekend onwards.

 

We always cringe when we see those videos of an overseas visitor being "introduced" to our country's signature spread by way of a huge spoonful unfit for consumption by anyone, let alone a complete amateur.

 

It's nice, then, to see that renowned food...

Posted 22 Jan 2017 @ 3:52pm

Mere days after NSW police blocked yesterday's Keep Sydney Open protest march via legal action, a new, bigger march has been scheduled for February 18th.

 

After yesterday's Keep Sydney Open march was thwarted by the NSW Police Commissioner's rushed legal action on Thursday...

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 4:04pm

Mark Covin's Kidney deals with an unlikely friendship that forms during the Murdoch News International phone hacking scandal.

 

Mary-Ellen Field's career was destroyed after she was accused of leaking private information to the press, so when the Murdoch scandal came to light, she set out to clear her name. 

 

In the play, this leads her into the path of Mark Colvin...

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 12:46pm

The outdoor cinema will host a range of new and old movies throughout the month.

 

Moonlight Cinema is occupying the Belvedere Amphitheatre in Centennial Park until Sunday April 2, so there are still a few months left to have a picnic and see a movie under the stars.

 

In February, Moonlight will be screening exciting new releases like Danny Boyle's T2 Trainspotting...

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 12:44pm

Sydney's 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is hosting rickshaw food tours of Chinatown designed by Louise Zhang.

 

The tours on offer take place throughout Haymarket as you ride on an artist-commissioned rickshaw and sample some of Chinatown's most iconic snack spots while also learning the history behind the stops.

 

As there are only a limited number of...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 3:44pm

Sydney's Luna Park is planning to celebrate this year's Super Bowl with a super sized American party.

 

Starting early at Circular Quay, LunaBowl – Super Bowl 51 treats guests to a ferry ride across to Luna Park where the party really gets started. Feast on an all-American style buffet, unlimited rides and other entertainment while the biggest game on the US sports calendar...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 2:59pm

541 Art Space has teamed up with artist Fan Dongwang to present the Icons Of Identity art exhibition, to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

 

Presented by 541 Art Space, the exhibition showcases artwork exploring Australia's national identity and the rise of Chinese contempary culture. The works of Chinese-born and Sydney-based Dongwang will be on display through the exhibition. ...

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