In need of an arts fix now that Vivid and Dark Mofo are coming to an end*? The rest of the month still has plenty in store. Iconic art exhbitions, dramatic operas, eye opening musicals and curious burlesque… the rest of June is overflowing with artistic highs. Here are five events around Australia this month not to miss!
MoMA at NGV (Melbourne)
Presenting a major exhibition of modern and contemporary masterworks, the National Gallery of Victoria will play host to some of the most iconic art pieces from New York’s Museum of Art (MoMA). Featuring more than 200 works from ground-breaking artists such as Picasso, Salvador Dali, Frida Khalo and Jackson Pollocock (to name a few), this is one exhibition that will leave you with massive regret is you don’t get yourself there ASAP!
The exhibition is running from June 9- October 7, so indulge your eyeballs and get tickets!
Lucia Di Lammermoor (Sydney)
Opera Australia has an exciting winter season coming up, and the first star on the line is Lucia Di Lammermoor. Celebrated Australian soprano Jessica Prat returns home to make her Sydney Opera House debut as the troubled Lucia. Taking on the vocally and emotionally challenging role of a woman on the edge of insanity, Pratt is joined on stage in this bloody production by Australia tenor Michael Fabiano.
Playing at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Lucia Di Lammermoor will run from June 28- July 27. Get your tickets here.
Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection (Brisbane)
In her most ambitious exhibition yet, globally renowned artist Patricia Piccinini transforms GOMA’s entire ground floor into a habitation for imaginative hybrid creatures. Piccinini uses sculpture, installation, video and sound to realise a fantastic and compassionate vision inspired by science, surrealism and mythology.
Curious Affection will be running until August 5 at the Gallery of Modern Art in South Brisbane, tickets are available here.
Nosferatutu or Bleeding at the Ballet (Adelaide)
Part vaudeville, part cabaret, part ballet, part operetta and part blood bath, Nosferatutu promises an eventful night. Multi-award winning storytellers Sheridan Harbridge and Tommy Bradson deliver a ‘genre-bending’ musical that claims to run through the most sublime arias in history. Premiering for the first time in Australia, Nosferatutu is one of the many delights apart of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
For tickets and more info click here.
A highly entertaining diorama of America’s cult of celebrity through the ages, Assassins is a blend of intelligently stunning lyrics, humour and a range of American musical traditions- from the 1860s to the 1980s. Read our review.
Assassins will be playing at Perth’s Heath Ledger Theatre from June 16 to July 1. Tickets available here.
*While many of its most anticipated events wrap up this weekend, Dark Mofo continues in Tasmania to June 24th, while Vivid wraps up in Sydney tomorrow June 17th with a concert from St Vincent.