With summer slowly kissing us goodbye and winter around the corner, the blues are getting ready to set in. But turn that frown upside down because April is packed full of arts events that will keep you smiling! From the Sydney Comedy Festival to Melbourne’s annual Tattoo Festival- get inspired this Autumn and settle in with some laughs.
Sydney Comedy Festival (Sydney)
23 April- 20 May | Various locations around Sydney
Spread across four massive weeks, the 2018 Sydney Comedy Festival kicks off April 23 in venues across Sydney, upholding its rank as Sydney’s largest annual comedy festival. From online superstars Alex Williamson and Frenchy, to critically acclaimed gems Alice Fraser and Amos Gill and international comedy icons Jeff Green, Jonathan Pie and Tommy Dean- there’s a never ending list of acts to choose from. Grab your friends and head out for a night of laughs. You deserve it.
Annual Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival (Melbourne)
20-22 April | Royal Exhbition Building Carlton | Tickets starting from $29
Struggling to come up with an idea for your next tattoo? Well this is the festival for you. Celebrating body art and tattoos, the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton will be playing host to over 300 artists from across Australia, as well as renowned international artists. The line-up includes live tattooing from some of Australia’s very best artists, huge giveaways and tattoo related gear. Featured artists include Ben Kaye from New Zealand, Ben Ochoa from America and Japan’s Shigenori Iwasaki. With all the cool designs on show, you’re bound to get your inspiration juices flowing.
Paper Trails: an exhibition by Robyn Bernadt (Perth)
14-30 April, 6-8pm | Paper Mountain WA
Exploring death, immortality and the realities of our vanishing planet, Robyn Bernadt shines light on the human impact on our environment. Using recycled materials, formal art making and beautiful aesthetics pinched with comedic touches- the exhibition promises to fluctuate between dread and humour.
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G00D Dra//er returns: Archie Moore & Nameer Davis (Brisbane)
18 April, 6-8:30pm | Griffith University Art Museum | Tickets $20
Back by popular demand, Archie Moore and Nameer Davis return to the Art Museum to present their collaborative drawing class GOOD DraVVer. Moore will be joined by his former life drawing teacher Davis to explore the human form within the domestic environment. Participants will be encouraged to experiment with environment, negative space and emotional response.
The 78-Storey Treehouse (Adelaide)
24 April, 3:30pm or 6pm | Space Theatre | Tickets starting from $25
Adapting the much loved kids book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, Richard Tulloch brings The 78-Storey Treehouse to the stage. Claiming to be the biggest and brightest yet, the thirteen new levels aren’t all that’s new to the treehouse. Mr Big Shot has come all the way from Hollywood and he wants to make a blockbuster, but when he replaces Andy with a gibbon called Mel, a battle begins. Will the blockbuster ever get made?! Treat the kids with a fun night out at the theatre.