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Arts News

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 2:23pm

More than 100 artworks by 12 young artists as part of Mission Australia's Creative Youth Initiatives Artworks! program are set to go on display at a public exhibition and sale at Paddington’s Kudos Gallery.

 

The artists, aged between 16 and 25, have collectively spent over 3,500 hours putting the collection together and have produced a quirky, diverse body of work which includes...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 2:16pm

Don't Look Away is set to continue its time-honoured tradition of an end-of-year pantomime with a brand spanking new production called Babes In The Woods. 

 

The play, developed specially for the Old Fitz Theatre, tells the story of a money-minded, selfish-at-best aunt and the events that unfold when her dead brother's children turn up on her doorstep with a will that leaves all...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 12:52pm

Celebrate all things poetic and creative next weekend at the 2016 Wollongong Writers Festival. 

 

The four-day festival will feature an eclectic mix of readings, classes, panels and performances for word-lovers of all ages and walks of life.

 

Events include everything from readings for children (with former red Wiggle Murray Cook, no less), discussions on romance...

Posted 15 Nov 2016 @ 2:34pm

Pictured: a real-life Tony Hawk skating in Bondi, circa 2000.

 

The General Pants Bowl-A-Rama, the largest professional bowl skating event in the Southern Hemisphere, is bringing legendary skater Tony Hawk back to Bondi in 2017.

 

Hawk has become something of a regular at Bondi Skate Park over the last few years, alongside some of the biggest names in the indie...

Posted 11 Nov 2016 @ 4:48pm

The two artists will open new shows on Wednesday November 16.

 

Louise Tuckwell will open a new show called Paintings and Tapestries at Gallery 9 in Darlinghurst. Exhibiting alongside her is Ed Bats, with his exhibition Lake Hayes. 

 

Tuckwell has produced paintings on board to accompany ten tapestries reflecting her distinctive abstract language. Bats will be...

Posted 11 Nov 2016 @ 4:46pm

The critically acclaimed Lion will open the 2017 season.

 

The St. George OpenAir Cinema will open for the summer on Saturday January 7 with Lion, which won massive acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival. Starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, Lion is directed by Emmy-nominated Australian filmmaker Garth Davis and tells the true story of a lost boy adopted...

Posted 11 Nov 2016 @ 4:42pm

A week-long theatrical process will culminate in a one-off performance next week. 

 

The latest Rough Draft from Sydney Theatre Company will focus on the theme of domestic violence. The process, which culminates with a staging of a new play, gives aspiring artists an opportunity to develop themselves professionally as they are given support, rehearsal space and advice to develop...

Posted 11 Nov 2016 @ 4:42pm

The production will be the first Australian performance of Edward Albee's work since he died earlier this year.

 

Theatron Group will be performing Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? over the next few weeks. 

 

Edward Albee's Tony Award-winning play will be brought to life in the Greek Theatre, Marrickville and tell the story of Martha (Deborah Galanos) and George's (...

Posted 11 Nov 2016 @ 12:54pm

Milingimbi artists will be recognised at the Art Gallery of New South Wales this summer.

 

Back in the 1950s, a group of artists based on the island of Milingimbi, just off Arnhem Land, produced exquisite art that captured the essence of the land, sea and sky. 

 

Now, this new exhibition will reflect the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art....

Posted 11 Nov 2016 @ 12:52pm

Artist Susan O'Doherty makes a statement with her new works.

 

Mixed media artist O'Doherty will open her new exhibition Pinned To The Wall to highlight domestic violence and inequality within the family. By using discarded domestic items, she hopes to stimulate important conversations about family dynamics.  

 

O'Doherty aims to put a face to the name and stories...

Posted 11 Nov 2016 @ 12:50pm

Montague Basement, the young and fresh theatre company that sprung from the minds of Imogen Gardam and Saro Lusty-Cavallari, will stage two iconic works: Macbeth (directed by Lusty-Cavallari) and The Taming Of The Shrew (directed by Caitlin West). 

 

Both will feature leads Hannah Cox and Robert Boddington in what the company hopes to be an exciting fresh take on perceived gender...

Posted 11 Nov 2016 @ 12:45pm

Sydney Theatre Company's fresh resident director will take the first slot of the new season.

 

The first show on the bill for STC in 2017 will be The Testament Of Mary, a reworking of one of the oldest stories we know from Irish author Colm Tóibín. Nominated for the Booker Prize three times, Tóibín has received outstanding reviews across the board for his work.  

 

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Posted 11 Nov 2016 @ 12:42pm

A bit of Southern hospitality comes to Sydney later this month.

 

Legandary whiskey makers Jack Daniel's are getting the Thanksgiving celebrations off to a start with food, booze, dancing and most importantly - you!

 

Food will come in the form of a Southern BBQ from Zac Parker (one half of hickory hunks Scott's-Parker's) with sides coming fresh from the team at...

Posted 10 Nov 2016 @ 12:15pm

Australian creatives are being called upon to submit their ideas for public art installations around Kensington and Kingsford.

 

ArtMoves is inviting Sydneysiders to submit art concepts including street art, sculptures, landscape designs, lighting and projections, or even performance and soundscapes.

 

The concepts will be judged by a series of experienced industry...

Posted 10 Nov 2016 @ 11:53am

For a year now, MakerSpace &co has been the place to go to learn and experience the best in Australian design. 

 

Now, it's announced a birthday event in Marrickville, which is sure to be a blast for the community, with a series of activities planned including live demonstrations, guided tours, an exhibition of original work, a blacksmith's forge-in and a street party to wrap...

Posted 10 Nov 2016 @ 11:51am

In a world surrounded by advertisement of impossible bodies, Alun Rhys Jones' new exhibition brings this into focus in his highly detailed charcoal drawings.

 

His images of youthful, athletic male bodies are drawn onto shopping bags, where they inevitably fold and crumple, morphing and distorting the depictions. 

 

Jones graduated from the National Art School in...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 2:05pm

Rock and roll your way through your Christmas shopping this year with the Christmas edition of the Sydney Rock 'N' Roll & Alternative Market. Part market, part music festival, part meeting place, what could be a more fun and unique way to get through that list?

 

The market includes stores selling rock‘n’roll, alternative and vintage clothing, jewellery, accessories, posters...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 12:47pm

Get a taste of Malaysia as Sydney's inaugural Malaysia Fest takes over town. The two-day interactive festival will tickle taste buds and immerse Sydneysiders in the melting pot that is Malaysian culture in a multi-layered sensory experience.

 

Malaysia Fest will feature Malay, Indian and Chinese dancers and stalls from some of Sydney's best Malaysian restaurants as well as places...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 12:44pm

Legendary frontierswoman, notorious daredevil, profane storyteller, unwomanly radical, Calamity Jane is an instantly recognisable and integral part of the legend of the Wild West. With irrepressible spunk and a fierce disregard for gender expectations that was centuries head of her time, Calamity has captivated audiences for decades - and she's coming to Sydney this March.

 

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Posted 8 Nov 2016 @ 2:34pm

Got a hankering for a Golden Gaytime and a burger all at once? Welp, as the old saying goes: "Por que no los dos?"

 

 

Sydney desert truck Kayter Con has unveiled its latest culinary invention - the taste bud defying Golden Gaytime burger that simultaneously feels so wrong, yet feels so incredibly right. 

 

You'll be munching down on two Gaytimes loving placed...

Posted 8 Nov 2016 @ 12:49pm

The golden-voiced David Attenborough will appear in Sydney for two special shows. 

 

The Sir David Attenborough – A Quest for Life tour will cover a career dedicated to the natural world, the changes he has witnessed since first filming Zoo Quest in the 1950’s right up to today and the environmental challenges the natural world now faces.

 

The shows will see him...

Posted 7 Nov 2016 @ 2:47pm

Marking 130 years of service, the Salvation Army have today announced a series of events across their NSW, QLD and ACT branches.

 

In the eight weeks leading up to Christmas, your local Salvos will host special sales, morning tea parties and VIP events with Christmas themes, free gifts and decorations.

 

One of the most globally recognised Australian instituations,...

Posted 7 Nov 2016 @ 2:47pm

Next year's Chinese New Year Festival will see the city strut its stuff when celebrations for the Year Of The Rooster take over town.

 

In one of the biggest celebrations of the Lunar New Year outside of Asia, the city will be enveloped in lunar lanterns of spectacular zodiac designs,...

Posted 7 Nov 2016 @ 2:39pm

Once again, the forecourt of Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral will open for a stunning free light and sound show based around classic Christmas favourites.

 

Presented by Payce, The Lights Of Christmas will be held at the cathedral forecourt with a Fantasia-style animation of the classic Christmas favourite The Nutcracker...

Posted 4 Nov 2016 @ 5:36pm

The Loy Krathong festival will celebrate all things Thai and honour the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej when it takes over the banks of the Parramatta River next week. 

 

Festival attendees will be treated to Thai culture, with costume displays, food from Thailand, Nepal and Korea and traditional Thai arts and crafts including a krathong-making workshop. The krathongs will be...

Posted 4 Nov 2016 @ 4:17pm

The 25th Parkes Elvis Festival will hit New South Wales in January.

 

The Parkes Elvis Festival will take place over the King's birthday and will feature headliners Jake Rowley and Pete Storm, two of the world's biggest Elvis performers.

 

The festival will feature a themed Viva Las Vegas night on the Thursday, with the Friday night focusing on Elvis' greatest live...

Posted 3 Nov 2016 @ 3:06pm

The end-of-year impro contest is back with a Game of Thrones-themed evening.

 

The Theatresports final is just around the corner, and after two months of rigorous heats and semi-finals, the best Aussie impro comedy is on its way to the Enmore Theatre. 

 

The finals guarantee to show off the best new teams from university leagues as well as veteran impro stars from...

Posted 3 Nov 2016 @ 7:28am

Jerry Seinfeld is coming to Sydney on an arena stand-up tour. 

 

The tour will be his first national appearances since 1998.

 

“I love the Australian attitude and personality," he told ...

Posted 2 Nov 2016 @ 2:15pm

Fans of legends like INXS and Jimmy Barnes have the chance to watch a one-night-only screening of the film Australian Made, which turns 30 this year.

 

It was the first festival of its kind that the country had ever seen, an Australian-only event that filled stadiums in six capital cities.

 

Australian Made was a box-office hit when it was first released in 1987,...

Posted 2 Nov 2016 @ 12:50pm

If you're like us and have a slight obsession with pretty, handmade gifts and all things one-of-a-kind, chances are you're already on the lookout for places to turn upside down for that perfect Christmas gift. Well look no further, because Finders Keepers is coming to town once again.

 

After touring Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, the market is coming back to the Australian...

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