Rottofest, Western Australia’s only ‘overseas’ festival that you don’t need a passport for, has announced its 2012 short film and comedy sketch official selections to be screened at the festival held on Rottnest Island.
The fourth annual Rottofest will be a weekend of film, comedy and music, which celebrates the finest comedy filmmakers, stand-up comedians and musicians from Western Australia and across the country.
In This Issue: What’s on at the Sydney Theatre Company in August, Rottofest 2012 Funniest Shorts announced, “Doing it Ourselves” discuss the future of music and art in the current economic climate at Noise Bar, Brunswick, Cosmic Psychos documentary proved crowd funding works, Victorian Prize for Literature nominees announced, Melbourne Art Fair 2012 best yet!
In This Issue: Peter Jackson reveals The Hobbit will be a trilogy, Biennale Bar opens at Pier 2/3, Canadian Film Festival “Possible World” is just around the corner, the White Rabbit Gallery gets some TLC, EB Games Expo set to take over Sydney Showgrounds, the Bourne Legacy stars come to Sydney for red carpet premiere, and how to get involved with the 18th Biennale.
In This Issue: Melbourne Art Fair 2012 comes to town, Angels & Airways collaborate with Director William Eubank to bring you “Love”, help preserve Australia’s artistic heritage with the new “Watercolours of Namatjira” iphone app, Brisbane’s “Love TV” goes global, design your own skateboard deck for charity at Sidewayz Exhibition, and Cam Bulter performs at the ACMI.
In This Issue: The Canadian Film Festival reveals its programme for 2012, online publication Sip Your Style announces photography competition, Reilly McCarron explores the darkness within the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty in her solo performance “Sleeping Kingdom, Walking Beauty”, JCDECAUX and the Sydney Opera House want your Big Moments, photographic exhibition “Vessel” opens at Places + Spaces, and The Creators Project journeys to San Paulo.
There's been a slew of festival news coming through the pipelines as of late, so we've compacted it all into a teeny-tiny bitesize morsel of deliciousness. Well, maybe if your mouth was as big as Linda Lovelace, and the morsel was se...you know what, let's not go there. Read on!
SXSW PanelPicker opens for 2013!
In This Issue: M83 records soundtrack for new Disney Sci-fi feature, Graphic Global Animation competition opens, Peats Ridge calls for artists and workshop coordinators, Byron Bay's famous Writers' Festival prepares for its 2012 gathering, what's on at the Biennale this weekend, AFTRS announces online courses, and the Melbourne Cabaret Festival kicks off!
In This Issue: The Game Masters arrive at ACMI, 2012 Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship Recital at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Cofa and Bondi Beach Hotel Camera Club exhibition opening, The Salvos launch their "Original Trendsetters" campaign, Harvest Arts deadline fast approaching, Copyright for Creatives series at Switch, last chance to catch Yusuf's Moonshadow in Melbourne, and The Melbourne Writers Festival announces opening week events.
Ahead of a small media crowd today at the Capitol, Dame Edna Everage talked at length about her career and her farewell tour (her "Diamonte Jubilee") "EAT PRAY LAUGH!", which kicks off tonight at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney and runs until July 14th.
In This Issue: Mumford & Sons travel the American heartland on the Big Easy Express, The Fringe Furniture 2012 entries open, graphic novelist Alan Moore teams up with director Mitch Jenkins for short film series, Faber-Castell and AGNSW Kids Drawing Prize competition opens, Regurgitator’s Ben Ely exhibits his lust for old video games, No Worries photo exhibition by Martin Parr opens at Brisbane Powerhouse, The Twilight Markets in South Melbourne get set to raise money for kids in need, The Creators Project transforms Paris’ Grand Palais, and Australian horror film Muirhouse is added to iconic Fright Night Film Festival.
THE 18TH BIENNALE OPENS ON 27TH JUNE
Once again The Biennale is set to transform Cockatoo Island and Walsh Bay into an Arts haven. The opening week highlights will include a Keynote Address by featuring artist Philip Beesley who will discuss his central work “Hyolozic Series” and the concept “All Our Relations” which is this year’s theme. The Keynote Address will take place at the City Recital Hall on Saturday 30th June at 6pm.
In This Issue: VarCity exhibits at Tortuga Studios in St Peters for one night only, Hyper Vision allows Swan City residents to showcase their art, Sydney Film Festival goers get treated to discount meals at Sydney’s finest establishments, the 18th Biennale of Sydney reveals its education programme, the Australian Museum’s “Deep Oceans” exhibition explores curiosities from the deep, Chris Milk tours his “Treachery’s of Sanctuary” throughout the world, and the Sydney Underground Film Festival entries open to indie film makers.
Select Music will host a party on the 21st June to celebrate its 7th birthday. But it's not just about celebrating! The event will also raise money for the beyondblue charity. Tickets are just $20 on sale now via http://www.moshtix.com.au/