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Brisbane Writers Festival announces 2019 program

June 27, 2019

Over 160 internationally renowned writers and thinkers will descend upon the River City in early September, for the 57th Brisbane Writers Festival. From the 5th to the 8th of September, workshops and panels will take over several venues across Brisbane. As well as the usual mix of family friendly, YA, and adult events, there will […]

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Megan Evans takes home 2019 Footscray Art Prize

June 20, 2019

PARLOUR, a powerful photograph that examines the impact of colonialisation on identity, was chosen from from over 800 entries, and scores its creator, interdisciplinary artist Megan Evans, a $10,000 prize. The judging panel, made up of ACMI’s Katrina Sedgwick, ACCA’s Hannah Presley and VCA’s Raafat Ishak, selected Evans’ work from a shortlist of 33 works, spread […]

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Louis Theroux announces 2020 Australia and New Zealand tour

June 6, 2019

Next year, the king of documentaries will be back on Australian shores for the first time following his sold out 2016 tour. Louis Without Limits will see the BAFTA winning investigative reporter explore some of the stories that made his career, in a series of shows with Australia’s own Julia Zemiro. Theroux says: “It was […]

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Celebrated film composer Hans Zimmer to return to Australia

June 6, 2019

After a huge arena tour back in 2017, composer Hans Zimmer will return to our shores for three massive shows later this year. With stunning visuals, an expansive lightshow, and, of course, iconic movie music, Hans Zimmer Live will wow audiences in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne this coming October. “Performing a concert series likeHans Zimmer […]

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Sydney Contemporary: At least 85 of the world’s best galleries coming to Carriageworks

May 24, 2019

For the 2019 edition of Sydney Contemporary, more than 85 galleries from across the country and around the globe will come together at Carriageworks for four days of Australasia’s largest and most diverse art fair. Five different continents will be represented, showcasing over 300 artists from more than 30 different countries, including France, Japan, New […]

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Bingo Loco is back and it’s barmier than ever!

May 6, 2019

Global phenomenon Bingo Loco is heading back to our shores in just a few short weeks, bringing its hectic blend of conga lines, lip sync battles, and wild prizes to venues all over Australia. Buckle up kids, because this ain’t your granny’s bingo night! The wacky brainchild of three childhood friends, Bingo Loco began life […]

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Five things not to miss at the 2019 Adelaide Festival

February 23, 2019

The Adelaide Festival opens runs between the 1st and 17th March and there’s a full program which can make choosing what to see a daunting task. Here’s five suggestions that should help choosing easier. Opening night: National Geographic: Symphony for our world Elder park comes alive on Saturday 2nd March for this family-friendly free concert […]

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How to get $40 tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Melbourne

January 9, 2019

Harry Potter Fanatics and cheap theatre ticket chasers assemble! As the Potterites amongst you are likely already aware, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is about to finally arrive in Melbourne, with the first preview performances taking place next week. Whilst the price of the show (especially the need to attend two performances) may be […]

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Mona Foma wants to fly you to Launceston on their own “weird” airline, for free

October 31, 2018

The team behind Mona Foma are celebrating the infamous summer festival’s new home in Launceston by launching an airline, Air Mofo, to fly mainlanders to the event for free. Festival curator and Violent Femmes rocker Brian Ritchie is giving away airline seats in rows of six via a competition that’s now live and will also […]

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Victorian artist James Parrett announced as recipient of prestigious Aqualand Sculpture Award

October 29, 2018

In the world of art, sculptures are fascinating works that can be viewed and placed as wonderful masterpieces. This year, that was proved by Victorian artist James Parrett, who was the recipient of the $70,000 Aqualand Sculpture Land award or M-fortysix at the 22nd annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi. This is a series of exhibitions […]

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Indigenous Slam Queen crowned Australian Poetry Slam Champion

October 24, 2018

Her very first performance brought the house down and now Melanie Mununggurr-Williams has been crowned Australian Poetry Slam Champion. Dropping an absolutely stunning slam about aboriginal identity, Melanie won crowds over with her complex piece about breaking free of inner demons, and “being caught between a western white mans world, and ancient aboriginal antiquity”. Her […]

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These hotels are letting guests spray paint rooms for the sake of art

October 19, 2018

Australia’s beloved Art Series Hotels have just introduced a slick new concept for hotel guests looking for a little participatory art project for dabble in. From now until December 30th, Melbourne gems The Blackman and The Olsen, and Brisbane’s The Johnson, will offer a “Colour Your Stay” package where guests can grab a spray can, […]

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Here’s what you need to see at Sculpture by the Sea 2018

October 18, 2018

Sculpture by the Sea , one of the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibitions, has now opened for another year across Sydney’s spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. The exhibition, which each year sees the coastline transformed into a 2km long sculpture park over three weeks, features 107 sculptures by artists from 21 countries […]

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MONA FOMA announces hilarious money-back guarantee for Launceston debut as 2019 dates are confirmed

September 24, 2018

The Tasmanian music and art festival MONA FOMA (Museum of Old and New Arts: Festival of Music and Arts) has announced the new location for its annual run in 2019. From next January on the MOFO will take place in the northern Tasmanian city of Launceston instead of being held at its usual Hobart location. […]

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ABC and Screen Australia announce four Art Bites projects

August 24, 2018

ABC and Screen Australia have announced four short-form documentary projects have received funding through ABC and Screen Australia’s Art Bites Initiative. This initiative is currently in its third year, encouraging filmmakers to produce a total of 6 x 5-minute documentary series for ABC’s online viewing platform ABC iView, based around art. Each team will receive […]

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Inaugural FLAIR Arts Festival announces arts administrator Michael Lynch as keynote speaker

August 4, 2016

Filling the spot left by the recently cancelled Melbourne Art Fair, FLAIR will be taking over several Flinders Lane art galleries later this month, with a series of exhibitions, events, and talks. Heading the festival will be Michael Lynch CBE ME, one of Australia’s most experienced, influential, and outspoken arts administrators. After more than 13 […]

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World-first exhibition “Degas: A New Vision” to open in June 2016 at the National Gallery of Victoria

November 23, 2015

In June 2016 a world-first exhibition will make its way to The National Gallery of Victoria for the thirteenth annual Melbourne Winter Masterpieces. Degas: A New Vision will showcase over 200 works of one of the world’s most loved artists in all of his disciplines, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and photography. Tony Ellwood Director […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 018

May 12, 2012

Welcome to the 18th edition of the AU review’s ARTS review, where we present the latest Arts and Film news from around the country. In This Issue: Mystery cinema surprises Sydney, Bill Nuttall resigns role as chairman of Melbourne Art Foundation, Federation Square lights the way with liturature, secrets for Etsy success revealed at Vivid […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 016

May 4, 2012

Welcome to the 16th edition of the AU review’s weekly ARTS review, where we present the latest news from the Arts and Film world. In This Issue: Explore a history of iconic album covers at Blender Gallery, conversations about the art of criticism with Marc Fennell, debut Russian ballet at its finest with the Eifman […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 015

April 27, 2012

Welcome to edition number 15 of the AU review’s ARTS review, where we feature the latest from the world of Arts and Film. In This Issue: Circa debuts Australian tour in Adelaide, art for sight with ColourGRIND 2012, Craig Schuftan revisits the 90’s, artists explore their Interstate Romances, 100 bedrooms are exposed and the QCP […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 014

April 17, 2012

Welcome to issue 14 of the AU review’s ARTS review, our weekly peek into what is going on in the world of Art and Film. In this issue A look at iconic images of the Stones, traveling Roy Lichtenstein exhibition direct from the National Gallery of Australia, war and peace on display at the QUT […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 013

April 11, 2012

Welcome to the lucky 13th addition of AU review’s ARTS review, where we present the latest news from the world of Art and Film. In This Issue: Actor and comedian Judah Friedlander tours, huge Asian film line-up for10th annual Gold Coast Film Festival, writers in line for NT WordStorm 2012, Australians first exhibition for Australian […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 012

April 7, 2012

Welcome to issue 12, our Easter Edition of the AU review’s ARTS review, our weekly venture into what is new in Art and Film. In This Issue: ACMI explores the Bikie underworld of Sons of Anarchy, Adelaide Cabaret Festival program announced, Blake Prize calls for 2012 submissions, Aussie icons Cold Chisel visit a cinema near […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 011

March 28, 2012

Welcome to another edition of the AU review’s ARTS review, where we present the latest news from the world of Art and Film. In This Issue: The art of Ouch My Face by Celeste Potter and Regurgitator’s Ben Ely, the Sydney Film Festival’s new pop-up event space, rare insight into 60’s rock’n’roll at the Crosby, […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 10

March 21, 2012

Welcome to the 10th edition of the AU review’s ARTS review, where we present all the latest news from the Arts and Film world. In This Issue: Emerging burlesque artists compete for Australian title, African Film Festival Australia premiers, Daniel Ho visits for National Folk Festival, Video-game heaven at Federation Square, Street artist E.L.K nominated […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 009

March 14, 2012

Welcome to issue 9 of the AU review’s ARTS review, our weekly glimpse into what is new and exciting in Australian Art and Film. In This Issue: Line up announced for 2012 Sydney Comedy Festival, Adelaide Festival names new Chief Executive, Surfers Paradise is a crime scene for CSI Experience, applications open for Crack Theater […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 008

March 6, 2012

Welcome to issue 8 of the AU review’s ARTS review, our weekly venture into the world of Art and Film. In This Issue: Tex Perkins pays tribute to The Man In Black, Will Oldham stars in Rick Alverson’s new feature film, Marcel Blanch-de Wilt puts the ‘ Wânk’ in Fringe, Jazz musician Ed Partyka to […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 007

February 28, 2012

Welcome to the 7th edition of the ARTS review, the AU review’s weekly look at the world of Art and Film. In This Issue: Groundswell presents the Multicultural Arts Forum 2012, The Jane Austen Argument welcomed back to the Adelaide Fringe, Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Emily Barclay take to the stage at the Sydney […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 006

February 21, 2012

Welcome to the 6th edition of the AU review’s weekly ARTS review, where we present the latest news from the world of Arts and Film. In This Issue: The Adelaide Fringe opening celebrations kick off, Steve Reich takes up residence at the Sydney Opera House, Mick Turner tours Dirty Three cover art exhibition, Brisbane neo-cabaret […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 005

February 13, 2012

Welcome to issue 5 of the AU review’s ARTS review, our weekly venture into what is new in Art and Film. In This Issue: OUTERWAVES performs for Brisbane Emerging Art Festival, call to arms for Biennale of Sydney, Joe Satriani in 3D, Corey Taylor book signing announced and Tropfest 2012 to open next week. BRISBANE: […]

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