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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Melbourne Art Trams People’s Choice Award Announced by Arts Review

Melbourne commuters took to the tracks to vote Valerie Tang as the winner of the 2018 Melbourne Art Trams People’s Choice Award – honouring the year 9 student with a $5,000 prize for…

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The Illusionists – Direct from Broadway by Arts Review

If you’re willing to have your mind boggled then this is the show for you. Eight world class illusionists, each subtitled with a label indicating their specialty, bring a twenty-first cent…

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2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlist announced by Arts Review

The Wheeler Centre has announced the 28 works shortlisted for the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, including Australia’s richest single literary prize worth $100,000. The shortl…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Theatre is Lying, the inaugural Macfarlane Commissions by Arts Review

The first in a new biennial series of commissions exhibitions supported by The Macfarlane Fund, The Theatre is Lying features five ambitious new works from leading Australian and internation…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Arts and culture you can’t afford to miss this Summer in Sydney by Arts Review

Sydney shines when it comes to outstanding exhibitions, festivals and premiere musicals and opera. With a jam-packed calendar of inspiring, upcoming events, there’s no better time to visit…

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New Theatre reveals 2019 Season by Arts Review

Stories of love, friendship and betrayal, of the bond between mother and son, of manipulation and liberation, the clash of the political and the artistic, anarchy and urban terrorism, the qu…

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Suzie Mathers returns to Australia to star in Barnum by Arts Review

One of Broadway’s most treasured musicals, Barnum returns to Australia in an all-new spectacular production. From visionary director Tyran Parke, this new production will play an exclusive…

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All roads lead to Woodford this Summer by Arts Review

Continuing its reputation for blending tradition with discovery, Woodford Folk Festival once again brings together music, art, circus, cabaret, yoga, dance, comedy and ceremony, in its 2018/…

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Cleverman: The Exhibition by Arts Review

Celebrating the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed Indigenous superhero series, ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) presents the world premiere of Cleverman: The Exhibition, c…

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Expressions Dance Company appoints new Artistic Director by Arts Review

Brisbane’s Expressions Dance Company (EDC) has announced the appointment of Amy Hollingsworth as its new Artistic Director. “We are delighted to welcome Amy Hollingsworth to the artistic…

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Investing in Australia’s strong arts leadership: present and future by Arts Review

The Australia Council has announced the next cohort of participants in its flagship Arts Leaders and Future Leaders programs. The 20 participants of the Arts Leaders program will embark on a…

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to partner with Make-A-Wish Australia by Arts Review

Producers John Frost and Craig Donnell are delighted to announce Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is partnering with Make-A-Wish Australia to bring hope, strength and joy to …

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

On the Couch with Peter Combe by Arts Review

Who is Peter Combe?   Australia’s best known children’s singer/songwriter! I am married and a proud father of four. I also have 7 grandchildren. I enjoy swimming, running and tennis (I…

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The Wind in the Willows returns to Melbourne this Summer by Arts Review

Join Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly and the ‘famous’ Mr Toad as they return to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne this Summer, in Kenneth Grahame’s immortal story o…

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Frida Kahlo, her photos by Arts Review

Drawn from the extensive archive of the Casa Azul (Blue House), renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s former home and now a museum dedicated to this much loved artist’s life and work, B…

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Bad Dylan by Arts Review

A theatrical debut of sonically-challenging proportions. What if the world’s worst Bob Dylan impersonator thought he was Bob Dylan? Bad Dylan comes to The Butterfly Club this December and …

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Denis Beaubois named first Create NSW and MCA Visual Arts Fellow by Arts Review

Internationally celebrated Marrickville-based artist Denis Beaubois has been named the first Create NSW & Museum of Contemporary Art Australia 2019 NSW Visual Arts Mid-Career/Established…

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Coda for Shirley by Arts Review

How pleasant to come across a play where the main character looks back at her life, not with regret about lost lovers or missed opportunities, but with satisfaction on what fate has handed h…

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Aspects of Love by Arts Review

Jealousies and passions wax and wane as David Garnett’s 1955 romantic novella Aspects of Love is given a first rate outing by Walk This Way Productions at the Hayes Theatre this summer…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

On the Couch with Uncle Jack Charles by Arts Review

Who is Uncle Jack Charles? It’s strange I never was plucked out of obscurity with the intention of being a you beaut actor. It was accidental when the New Theatre came to the Gladys-Nicho…

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Street Photography by Arts Review

Street Photography – a new exhibition opening at the Museum of Sydney on Saturday 8 December, explores the heyday of this once popular but now forgotten genre. Following a hugely succe…

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Perpetual Frustration Machine by Arts Review

An explosive insight into the universal dilemma of modern human desire, combining surreal circus work with athletic brilliance, astonishing imagery and provocative text, one of Australia’s…

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2018 AACTA Award Winners Announced in Sydney by Arts Review

In a big year for Australian screen stories, Sweet Country, Mystery Road, Riot, Ladies in Black, Nicole Kidman, Warwick Thornton, Deborah Mailman and Simon Baker were among the winners anno…

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Sydney Festival Launches Australia’s First Disability Programming Initiative by Arts Review

Aiming to increase the number of artists with disability creating work for festivals, Sydney Festival has launched Australia’s first Disability Programming Initiative. The initiative, in…

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On the Couch with Stefanie Jones by Arts Review

Who is Stefanie Jones? Australian Music Theatre Performer from Brisbane, Queensland. A Victorian College of the Arts graduate and Melbourne resident for almost a decade. Violinist, neat frea…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Analogue Art in a Digital World by Arts Review

Revealing how artists are finding new content in digital media and how technology has altered the nature of analogue art practices, RMIT Gallery presents Analogue Art in a Digital World on…

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The Coming Back Out Ball Movie by Arts Review

The Coming Back Out Ball Movie is an observational feature documentary that follows a group of older LGBTIQ+ people – who have been invited to attend a Ball celebrating their gender an…

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Kendall Feaver wins 2018 Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights by Arts Review

Following a riveting Philip Parsons Memorial lecture from celebrated playwright, Alana Valentine, Belvoir has announced Kendall Feaver as the winner of the 2018 Philip Parsons Fellowship for…

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Richard Glover: The Land Before Avocado by Arts Review

The new book from the bestselling author of Flesh Wounds. A funny and frank look at the way Australia used to be – and just how far we have come. In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glo…

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Watch This to present Sunday in the Park with George in 2019 by Arts Review

Inspired by George Seurat’s famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, acclaimed Sondheim repertory company, Watch This, presents Stephen Sondheim and James …

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Monday, December 3, 2018

On the Couch with Shoeb Ahmad by Arts Review

Who is Shoeb Ahmad? An artist working across music and time-based mixed-media works who also happens to be a proud trans-femme Muslim woman of Bangladeshi descent. What would you do differen…

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