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Arts News

Posted 25 Aug 2016 @ 5:12pm

To Be or Not To Be (part of the studio audience), that is the question. But what is the answer, fellow Shakespeare heads?

 

ABC's Q&A are broadcasting a special Shakespearean event as part of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, and those behind the show are on the hunt for inquisitive Bardies (that's Shakespeare lovers for you the unitiated) to be part of their studio audience...

Posted 25 Aug 2016 @ 3:22pm

Want to win thousands and thousands of dollars? Yeah you do.

 

Calling all photographers and artists! Virtuosos, your time has come. The winner of The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize will receive $150,000 while the winner of the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize will receive $50,000. Entries for both prizes will close in just one week. Your artworks must be submitted by 4...

Posted 25 Aug 2016 @ 1:54pm

Bunnings is SO last year. Treat your Darth Vader this Father's Day to a scrumptious lunch instead.

 

Dearest Daddy Day is coming up, and if you're lacking in ideas about what to get your father (or maybe you have no idea what he likes), take him out for a wine and dine at one of these fine venues across Sydney. They've got special offers available, especially suited for your...

Posted 25 Aug 2016 @ 12:58pm

Get out the tissues because this is drool-worthy.

 

Salts Meats and Cheese are presenting the lastest and greatest tutti a tavola, with friend and renowned Italian Chef Massimo Mele. Tutti a tavola means "everyone at the table", and, staying true to this Italian phrase, this event is sure to have everyone at the table eating... Or more likely just breathing in their food because...

Posted 25 Aug 2016 @ 12:13pm

It ain't no Hogwarts but this school is still pretty magical. (Disclaimer: Unfortunately there will be no sorting hat.)

 

Want to work in film, radio or television? Well then AFTRS is the school for you. At the open day you'll get to experience real studios in action, learn about the range of courses on offer for 2017, and meet some of the schools’ recent successful alumni....

Posted 25 Aug 2016 @ 11:51am

Bleh, bleh, bleh. I vant you to go watch this.

 

Leave your shades at home because these vampires, Albert and Jameson, don't sparkle. They might suck your blood though...

 

Join the world's most infuriating immortals for a night (or three nights if you're an eager beaver) of absurdist theatre. Watch as the pair struggle with their undead lives after awakening from...

Posted 25 Aug 2016 @ 11:10am

Space... The final frontier. These are the artworks of the artist Stormie Mills. His continuing mission: to explore strange new art forms. To seek out creating new ways of art by using startdust. To boldly go where no one has gone before.

 

Captain's Log, Stardate 43125.8: The Friends of Leon Gallery will present a solo exhibition by Australian contemporary visual artist Stormie...

Posted 24 Aug 2016 @ 2:16pm

Got the blues? This might cheer you up a little...

 

The inaugural Sydney Blues and Roots Festival has just dropped its massive 2016 lineup. This year's iteration of the festival is in some way the biggest of its eight year history, and is set to feature a range of accomplished and internationally renowned artists.

 

Diesel, Chris Cain, The Hippos and Chase The Sun...

Posted 24 Aug 2016 @ 1:36pm

Wherefore art thou, Melbourne Ballet co?

 

Heads up, you lot: the Melbourne Ballet company are heading to Sydney, bringing with them their fascinating production of Romeo And Juliet.

 

The plot itself is as old of time, of course (you know that movie Gnomeo And Juliet? Yeah, Romeo And Juliet is a bit like that), but the new production has been choreographed by ...

Posted 24 Aug 2016 @ 12:32pm

Hannibal Buress will bring his new stand-up comedy tour, The Hannibal Montanabal Experience, to stages across Australia this December.

 

With appearances in a variety of hit TV shows and feature films under his belt, as well as featuring as a cast member on Comedy Central series Broad City and co-host of Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show- Hannibal is emerging as a comedy superstar...

Posted 19 Aug 2016 @ 5:11pm

The team behind last year's highly successful season of Aliens reunites with the Australia premiere of James Fritz's Olivier Award-nominated play.

 

The Old Fitz Stage is set for the debut of James Fritz's acclaimed production, with director Craig Baldwin overseeing this highly topical examination of technology and its varied effects on modern society.

 

Directly...

Posted 19 Aug 2016 @ 1:52pm

Red Line Productions is set to open the second level of the Old Fitz Hotel with the debut of a new production from Michael Booth and Alistair Powning.

 

A new initiative sees the Old Fitz Hotel opens its second floor as an intimate, dynamic performance space, seating thirty audience members. Thirty Three, directed by Michael Booth (Wonderland, Pandemic) and written by...

Posted 19 Aug 2016 @ 1:50pm

The highly-anticipated cultural program will officially launch at Manly Art Gallery & Museum on Friday September 16.

 

For 14 days, Manly will host its 23rd annual celebration of art and culture, to be opened by esteemed violinist, composer and conductor Richard Tognetti on Friday September 16 from 6 - 8pm. Set against the picturesque surf beach, the festival offers a huge...

Posted 19 Aug 2016 @ 1:47pm

The internationally recognised Film School is opening its doors for a free full day of presentations, course information and networking with staff and students.

 

The Sydney Film School has announced a free open day on Saturday September 3, offering a great opportunity for those interested in pursuing film to engage and interact with the school's comprehensive program. The school...

Posted 18 Aug 2016 @ 4:41pm

My lords and ladies, I give to you the exhibition Queen and Country. Well technically, Paul Ryan is giving it to you. On display at the Olsen Irwin.

 

Queen and Country is a two part exhibition of new oil paintings by Paul Ryan. It is one part Queen Elizabeth and one part Northern Illawarra landscape but two parts gorgeous – don't judge the math.

 

The exhibition...

Posted 18 Aug 2016 @ 11:34am

Roll up, roll-up! Calling all patrons of the arts!

 

'Photographs and Drawings'. The exhibition name says it all really...

 

If you're an aesthete or just have some spare time to kill, head on down to Katthy Cavaliere's exhibition, which displays a selection of photographs and drawings curated by Grace Buzese. Katthy Cavaliere (1972 – 2012) was an Italian born...

Posted 16 Aug 2016 @ 3:07pm

Triple j breakfast host and stand-up comic Matt Okine is hitting the touring circuit again this September and October.

 

The 2015 ARIA Award and Melbourne International Comedy Festival Director's Choice winner is returning to stages up and down the east coast with a self-titled solo show.

 

It's Okine's fifth live show, and promises ample doses of emotion and...

Posted 16 Aug 2016 @ 11:14am

A three-part multidisciplinary exhibition, Troubled Waters, will shine the spotlight on today's most important environmental issues at UNSW Galleries.

 

In association with National Science Week 2016, one component of Troubled Waters, the River Journey project, takes the theme of water and explores through art the most up-to-date scientific research about that life-giving...

Posted 16 Aug 2016 @ 10:57am

Central Park Mall's aMBUSH Gallery is set to open its new exhibit, a love letter to old-school vinyl records called Put It On Wax.

 

In collaboration with Lord Street Collective, Put It On Wax will feature the work of more than 200 Australian artists who have taken second-hand records and turned them into something (even more) wonderful. All proceeds from sales will go to Heaps...

Posted 15 Aug 2016 @ 2:00pm

A brand new exhibition is heading Sydney way.

 

A new exhibition by acclaimed artist Rachel Wells is heading to Sydney. The digital and mixed-media artworks in the Reverie – A Place to Contemplate exhibition were created from the Sydney based artist's personal musings, and the exhibition will be opened by renowned mixed-media artist Susan O'Doherty.

 

Wells'...

Posted 12 Aug 2016 @ 12:27pm

The evergreen artist will also premiere his photographic exhibition Slide Show as part of a nationwide speaking-tour in September.

 

Henry Rollins, he of seemingly unlimited talents, has announced a second and final appearance at the Opera House on Sunday September 4, coinciding with the Australian premiere of his new photo-exhibition Slide Show.     With a number of sold-out shows...
Posted 12 Aug 2016 @ 11:18am

The tenth edition of the cult festival will feature over 100 feature films and documentaries over four days in September.

 

The Sydney Underground Film Festival (SUFF) is back, celebrating its tenth birthday with a new collection of the distorted, disturbed and experimental that is sure to court controversy.

 

Independent director-provocateur Todd Solondz, master of...

Posted 11 Aug 2016 @ 12:36pm

"The Hippopotamus Song: The very first of the animal songs. Some people think the title of this song is irrelevant. But it's not irrelephant, it's a hippopotamus!"

 

During the 1950s and '60s, the most sophisticated musical satirists in England were Michael Flanders and Donald Swann. Their revue At The Drop Of A Hat ran for over two years on London’s West End. In 1964, Flanders...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 4:46pm

Chocolate. 'Nuff said.

 

The Rocks is set to transform in to a chocaholic's paradise this September with the return of the SmoothFM Festival of Chocolate.

 

Attendees can expect to experience and sample the following:

 

The...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 2:11pm

From playwright Leah Purcell comes an adaption of Henry Lawson's The Drover's Wife.

 

Lawson’s story of The Drover’s Wife paints her stoic silhouette against an unforgiving landscape. In Purcell’s new play, the old story gets a very fresh rewrite. Once again the drover’s wife is confronted by a threat in her...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 2:10pm

The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and its artistic director Rami Be'er are set to host a series of special events to coincide with the premiere of their new production. 

 

Leading Israeli choreographer Be'er will talk about the heritage and...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 1:30pm

SmartFone Flick Fest returns for 2016 with a gala screening of its top ten finalists, showcasing the best smartphone films from around the world.

 

SF3, Australia’s only international smartphone film festival, has selected this year’s top ten finalists after an exceptional response, both in the number of entries and quality of...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 1:05pm

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) and Penrith Regional Gallery have announced a collaborative exhibition that explores mankind's fascination with gravity and its invisible governing of the world’s movement, the shape of space and the flow of time.

 

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Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 12:59pm

As part of National Science Week and Sydney Science Festival, the Over Many Horizons public program for 2016 has been revealed, accompanying the exhibition of the same name at UTS

 

The program comprises a...

Posted 9 Aug 2016 @ 3:52pm

To celebrate the impending release of their highly anticipated debut EP, Black Rheno will play a one-night-only Sydney show. 

 

They're heading out on tour off the back of the EP's lead track, No Time For Numb Nuts. Formed in 2015, they've been touring relentlessly ever since and making a name for themselves for their unique emphasis on groove based sludge and doom. 

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