Sunday Arts Magazine https://joy.org.au/sundayarts Exploring the thriving Melbourne arts scene Sun, 17 Oct 2021 20:16:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 Exploring the thriving Melbourne arts scene JOY 94.9 - LGBTI, LGBTIQA+, LGBTQIA+, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGB, Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Intersex, Queer Podcasts for all our Rainbow Communities clean episodic JOY 94.9 - LGBTI, LGBTIQA+, LGBTQIA+, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGB, Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Intersex, Queer Podcasts for all our Rainbow Communities ppc@joy.org.au ppc@joy.org.au (JOY 94.9 - LGBTI, LGBTIQA+, LGBTQIA+, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGB, Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Intersex, Queer Podcasts for all our Rainbow Communities) JOY Melbourne Inc. Exploring the thriving Melbourne arts scene Sunday Arts Magazine http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/wp-content/uploads/sites/276/2021/08/SundayArts-2021.png https://joy.org.au/sundayarts Melbourne, Victoria Melbourne, Victoria Weekly The Amazing Cannonball Flower https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/18/the-amazing-cannonball-flower/ Sun, 17 Oct 2021 20:16:49 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4337 <p>The Amazing Cannonball Flower are 3 comedians performing a mix of sketch, theatre and stand-up with a lot of comedy and a lot of heart. Aarti Vincent – The Delhi... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/18/the-amazing-cannonball-flower/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/18/the-amazing-cannonball-flower/">The Amazing Cannonball Flower</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The Amazing Cannonball Flower are 3 comedians performing a mix of sketch, theatre and stand-up with

a lot of comedy and a lot of heart. Aarti Vincent – The Delhi Theatre Addict; Kru Harale – The Mumbai Drama Queen; James G Warren – The Hobart Golden Boy, come together in the melting pot of Melbourne to perform surreal, satirical and heart-warming skits.

We believe anyone can be anything. We dare to be amazing! Aarti Vincent is our visionary impetus,

Kru Harale is our vibrant innovator, and James G Warren is along for diversity. Come find out what

two Indian girls and a white guy bring to the world of drama.

WHAT WE DO:

Bouncing between standup, sketch and theatre, we’ll be performing the following skits:

‘The Art Of Seduction’ is an adaptation of a very heart-warming Russian play by Anton Chekov.

In the original play set in the 19th century AD, the seducer was a good old fashioned male; in this 21st

century adaptation our seducer is played by a female. Will she allure you, entice you or win your heart?

‘The Upside Down World’ is a satirical comedic take addressing the hot topics of diversity and sexism.

A world where women rule and white is no longer a privileged race. Will this straight white male tick the diversity box? Will he stand up for his ‘masculinist values’ and say no to sexual harassment?

TACF SQUAD:

Aarti Vincent, blissfully ignorant about her ‘person of colour’ identity, auditioned for a white British

character within weeks of arriving in Australia. She truly believes that ‘talent outshines ethnicity’.

“Aarti, carried off her role with such wonderfully involved look that she shone” – Indian Express

“Aarti is a great storyteller, weaving life events & experiences into her stand-up routines” – Glam Adelaide

Kru Harale has a vivacious energy that crackles through her routine as she describes

her perspective about Indians, Australia, Sex and more.

“Krutika is fearless and seems to be having fun on stage” – Theatre Now

“A comedy legend in the making” – Laugh Masters Academy

James G Warren is a white Tasmanian man who delivers mail for a living and performs

for the love of it. A Connoisseur of comedy, good friends and broccoli.

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The Amazing Cannonball Flower are 3 comedians performing a mix of sketch, theatre and stand-up with a lot of comedy and a lot of heart. Aarti Vincent – The Delhi... LEARN MORE a lot of comedy and a lot of heart. Aarti Vincent – The Delhi Theatre Addict; Kru Harale – The Mumbai Drama Queen; James G Warren – The Hobart Golden Boy, come together in the melting pot of Melbourne to perform surreal, satirical and heart-warming skits.
We believe anyone can be anything. We dare to be amazing! Aarti Vincent is our visionary impetus,
Kru Harale is our vibrant innovator, and James G Warren is along for diversity. Come find out what
two Indian girls and a white guy bring to the world of drama.
WHAT WE DO:
Bouncing between standup, sketch and theatre, we’ll be performing the following skits:
‘The Art Of Seduction’ is an adaptation of a very heart-warming Russian play by Anton Chekov.
In the original play set in the 19th century AD, the seducer was a good old fashioned male; in this 21st
century adaptation our seducer is played by a female. Will she allure you, entice you or win your heart?
‘The Upside Down World’ is a satirical comedic take addressing the hot topics of diversity and sexism.
A world where women rule and white is no longer a privileged race. Will this straight white male tick the diversity box? Will he stand up for his ‘masculinist values’ and say no to sexual harassment?
TACF SQUAD:
Aarti Vincent, blissfully ignorant about her ‘person of colour’ identity, auditioned for a white British
character within weeks of arriving in Australia. She truly believes that ‘talent outshines ethnicity’.
“Aarti, carried off her role with such wonderfully involved look that she shone” – Indian Express
“Aarti is a great storyteller, weaving life events & experiences into her stand-up routines” – Glam Adelaide
Kru Harale has a vivacious energy that crackles through her routine as she describes
her perspective about Indians, Australia, Sex and more.
“Krutika is fearless and seems to be having fun on stage” – Theatre Now
“A comedy legend in the making” – Laugh Masters Academy
James G Warren is a white Tasmanian man who delivers mail for a living and performs
for the love of it. A Connoisseur of comedy, good friends and broccoli.

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Warren Wills – Composer Music Director https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/18/warren-wills-composer-music-director/ Sun, 17 Oct 2021 20:15:59 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4335 <p>Australian born, Warren Wills has been based in London for 35 years, where he has worked tirelessly as a pianist, composer, music director, arranger, educationalist, working in both commercial and... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/18/warren-wills-composer-music-director/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/18/warren-wills-composer-music-director/">Warren Wills – Composer Music Director</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p>
Australian born, Warren Wills has been based in London for 35 years, where he has worked tirelessly as a pianist, composer, music director, arranger, educationalist, working in both commercial and community theatre. He is a multi award winning talent and highlights in London include-;
Warren’s considerable achievements include:
▪    founder and creator ofHaringey Shed received the UK’s most prestigious awards – Philip Lawrence Award and Community Heroes, Dec 2009. This is a socially inclusive music theatre group for disadvantaged and disabled youth.
▪    Winner, Best Musical: Carling London Award 1992 for ‘PINMONEY OPERA’ which he co-wrote with Christina Jones. This was one of 7 operas that he and Christina created and presented with Babel Theatre company in the 90s in London.
▪    Runner-up, Critics Circle Award: 1993 for ‘JOSEPHINE’. The musical celebrating the life of Josephine Baker.
▪    Twice finalist for the Vivian Ellis Award: for ‘MOSCOW BELONGS TO ME’ and ‘HOUSE OF OBSESSION’,as put forward by Sir Tim Rice.
▪    Musical Director/Arranger of ‘SOUL TRAIN’: nominated for Olivier Award for Best Entertainment
▪    Composer of the Critics Choice piece ‘CARD INDEX’: written by Taduesz Rozevic, at the BAC .
▪    Warren has a worldwide record deal with Prestige with his releases, and currently has 25 albums out worldwide.
▪    Composed and plays keys on the album ‘LOST AND FOUND’ with SHARON D CLARKE, who this year won the Olivier Award for best actress in a musical for Caroline or Change

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Australian born, Warren Wills has been based in London for 35 years, where he has worked tirelessly as a pianist, composer, music director, arranger, educationalist, working in both commercial and... LEARN MORE


















Australian born, Warren Wills has been based in London for 35 years, where he has worked tirelessly as a pianist, composer, music director, arranger, educationalist, working in both commercial and community theatre. He is a multi award winning talent and highlights in London include-;
Warren’s considerable achievements include:
   founder and creator ofHaringey Shed received the UK’s most prestigious awards – Philip Lawrence Award and Community Heroes, Dec 2009. This is a socially inclusive music theatre group for disadvantaged and disabled youth.
   Winner, Best Musical: Carling London Award 1992 for ‘PINMONEY OPERA’ which he co-wrote with Christina Jones. This was one of 7 operas that he and Christina created and presented with Babel Theatre company in the 90s in London.
   Runner-up, Critics Circle Award: 1993 for ‘JOSEPHINE’. The musical celebrating the life of Josephine Baker.
   Twice finalist for the Vivian Ellis Award: for ‘MOSCOW BELONGS TO ME’ and ‘HOUSE OF OBSESSION’,as put forward by Sir Tim Rice.
   Musical Director/Arranger of ‘SOUL TRAIN’: nominated for Olivier Award for Best Entertainment
   Composer of the Critics Choice piece ‘CARD INDEX’: written by Taduesz Rozevic, at the BAC .
   Warren has a worldwide record deal with Prestige with his releases, and currently has 25 albums out worldwide.
   Composed and plays keys on the album ‘LOST AND FOUND’ with SHARON D CLARKE, who this year won the Olivier Award for best actress in a musical for Caroline or Change





















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Jahman Davine – Artist https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/18/jahman-davine-artist/ Sun, 17 Oct 2021 20:15:08 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4340 <p>The amazing Jahman Davine, talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine team about his amazing life including being a Tibetan Monk.  WOW.  </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/18/jahman-davine-artist/">Jahman Davine – Artist</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The amazing Jahman Davine, talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine team about his amazing life including being a Tibetan Monk.  WOW.  

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The amazing Jahman Davine, talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine team about his amazing life including being a Tibetan Monk.  WOW.  
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Angela Buckingham – Courageous Queens and Powerful Princesses. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/18/angela-buckingham-courageous-queens-and-powerful-princesses/ Sun, 17 Oct 2021 20:14:17 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4330 <p>These queen stories are not fairy tales for small children. They are true tales of real women that every young person should know. The clever and brave women in this... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/18/angela-buckingham-courageous-queens-and-powerful-princesses/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/18/angela-buckingham-courageous-queens-and-powerful-princesses/">Angela Buckingham – Courageous Queens and Powerful Princesses.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p>
These queen stories are not fairy tales for small children. They are true tales of real women that every young person should know. The clever and brave women in this collection had power and used it to achieve their goals. They would prove themselves pioneers, problem solvers, inventors and, often, incredible leaders. These fast-paced, action-packed tales are stories that have been lost; stories that have remained untold.

The follow-up title to Powerful Princesses, Courageous Queens contains 10 stories of female leaders throughout history. These are adventure stories, not encyclopaedia entries. This is more than an encyclopaedia of great women – these are adventure stories that take readers to the moment of crisis, of triumph, of revelation.

This is a collection of tales that allows for emotional exploration, character identification and stimulation of the imagination – from exploring what it was like for Queen Nzinga, who fought in a grueling war with the Portuguese, to contemplating Queen Elizabeth’s decision to never marry, and how Empress Leizu made an extraordinary discovery that shaped fashion today.

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These queen stories are not fairy tales for small children. They are true tales of real women that every young person should know. The clever and brave women in this... LEARN MORE



















These queen stories are not fairy tales for small children. They are true tales of real women that every young person should know. The clever and brave women in this collection had power and used it to achieve their goals. They would prove themselves pioneers, problem solvers, inventors and, often, incredible leaders. These fast-paced, action-packed tales are stories that have been lost; stories that have remained untold.
The follow-up title to Powerful Princesses, Courageous Queens contains 10 stories of female leaders throughout history. These are adventure stories, not encyclopaedia entries. This is more than an encyclopaedia of great women – these are adventure stories that take readers to the moment of crisis, of triumph, of revelation.

This is a collection of tales that allows for emotional exploration, character identification and stimulation of the imagination – from exploring what it was like for Queen Nzinga, who fought in a grueling war with the Portuguese, to contemplating Queen Elizabeth’s decision to never marry, and how Empress Leizu made an extraordinary discovery that shaped fashion today.






















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David Bridie – Artist and Film Composer https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/18/david-bridie-artist-and-film-composer/ Sun, 17 Oct 2021 20:13:25 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4328 <p>Revered solo artist and film composer David Bridie announces the re-release of the soundtrack for the 1999 feature film ‘In A Savage Land’, directed by Australian screenwriter and producer Bill... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/18/david-bridie-artist-and-film-composer/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/18/david-bridie-artist-and-film-composer/">David Bridie – Artist and Film Composer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p>
Revered solo artist and film composer David Bridie announces the re-release of the soundtrack for the 1999 feature film ‘In A Savage Land’, directed by Australian screenwriter and producer Bill Bennett. The soundtrack is built from samples of musicians and ensembles of Trobriand Island (PNG) recorded by David and his collaborators and is accompanied by a full orchestra and electronic textures. Awarded Best Soundtrack at the Australian Film Institute awards (1999), the film is now available for viewing on streaming platform STAN and the soundtrack for the first time since it’s initial release on CD in 2000, is now able to be purchased via Bandcamp.
Set in the 1930s and 40s, ‘In A Savage Land’ is an epic love story that explores the relationship between two newly married anthropologists who travel to the Trobriand Islands in Papua New Guinea to study the sexual mores of a village. Their relationship begins to break down when the woman starts to question the validity of her husband’s work. She travels to another island to do her own research with a village of headhunters – but needs the help of a pearl trader to get her there. They begin to fall in love as war breaks out in the Pacific.
Of the soundtrack David says, ‘Bougainville drummer Ben Hakalitz and I wandered around the Trobriand Islands, recording stringbands, conch shells and old men and women singers, and these amazing loloni flute players-blowing through hollowed out paw paw stems. The other part of this soundtrack was fully orchestrated..big strings, oboe and clarinet and French horn wafts, chords and melodies. The third element was working up sound textures with cut up electronica bleeps and kundu rhythms. Director Bill Bennett and acclaimed sound designer Wayne Pashleigh pretty much gave me free reign. I assure you this is not always the case with soundtracks.’

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Revered solo artist and film composer David Bridie announces the re-release of the soundtrack for the 1999 feature film ‘In A Savage Land’, directed by Australian screenwriter and producer Bill... LEARN MORE
Revered solo artist and film composer David Bridie announces the re-release of the soundtrack for the 1999 feature film ‘In A Savage Land’, directed by Australian screenwriter and producer Bill Bennett. The soundtrack is built from samples of musicians and ensembles of Trobriand Island (PNG) recorded by David and his collaborators and is accompanied by a full orchestra and electronic textures. Awarded Best Soundtrack at the Australian Film Institute awards (1999), the film is now available for viewing on streaming platform STAN and the soundtrack for the first time since it’s initial release on CD in 2000, is now able to be purchased via Bandcamp.
Set in the 1930s and 40s, ‘In A Savage Land’ is an epic love story that explores the relationship between two newly married anthropologists who travel to the Trobriand Islands in Papua New Guinea to study the sexual mores of a village. Their relationship begins to break down when the woman starts to question the validity of her husband’s work. She travels to another island to do her own research with a village of headhunters – but needs the help of a pearl trader to get her there. They begin to fall in love as war breaks out in the Pacific.
Of the soundtrack David says, ‘Bougainville drummer Ben Hakalitz and I wandered around the Trobriand Islands, recording stringbands, conch shells and old men and women singers, and these amazing loloni flute players-blowing through hollowed out paw paw stems. The other part of this soundtrack was fully orchestrated..big strings, oboe and clarinet and French horn wafts, chords and melodies. The third element was working up sound textures with cut up electronica bleeps and kundu rhythms. Director Bill Bennett and acclaimed sound designer Wayne Pashleigh pretty much gave me free reign. I assure you this is not always the case with soundtracks.’



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Rohan talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine Team https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/18/rohan-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team/ Sun, 17 Oct 2021 20:12:35 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4326 <p>Rohan is back to give his take on the Arts in Melbourne.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/18/rohan-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team/">Rohan talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine Team</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Rohan is back to give his take on the Arts in Melbourne.

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Rohan is back to give his take on the Arts in Melbourne.
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Lyn Cawcutt – Zompea Project https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/11/lyn-cawcutt-zompea-project/ Sun, 10 Oct 2021 22:49:26 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4310 <p>“Late 2018 I set off on my golden goddess gap years, I had lived in Malaysia in 2013&2014 and had some unfinished business , I went to Vietnam, Thailand ,... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/11/lyn-cawcutt-zompea-project/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/11/lyn-cawcutt-zompea-project/">Lyn Cawcutt – Zompea Project</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> “Late 2018 I set off on my golden goddess gap years, I had lived in Malaysia in 2013&2014 and had some unfinished business , I went to Vietnam, Thailand , Malaysia and Cambodia.

I wrote a weekly blog of my travels

Rubbersolesopenroads.com  and wrote my novel as I went.

I had the desire to volunteer somewhere and the opportunity arose when I visited Julien Poulsen in Kampot Cambodia.  Julien was running the Kampot Readers and writers Festival .

I started volunteering October 2019 , helping the waitresses at Kama café with English, the café and art space Julien and his partner Kek Soon  started a few years before.

Kek Soon had a dream , to create a space for children to come and learn skills such as cooking plus a lot of art.  Soon like most Khmer over 25 had little or no education, Kek was cleaning boats and selling cakes as a 7 year old to help her family survive. She taught herself English while working as a maid in Malaysia in her late teens. Kek Soon has now had a few exhibitions of her art in Cambodia.

The festival came and went and it was time for Kama café to close for the move to Fish Island  to begin the dream of creating a community Arts Centre.

Fish Island or Trey Koh in Khmer is a few kms from Kampot  the island is full of salt farms and small rice farms.

Finally in Feb 2020 they opened the gates to the children of the island , I was helping the small children with English,  my quest to find any sort of English reading books came to nothing , There were Khmer  books available but as with a lot of the residents books are way down on the list , they barely earn enough to exist yet alone buy books.  If they worked in a factory the average wage was 180 Us dollars a month.  Having a basic understanding of English is very important in a place that  tourism  is the main employer.  Of course two months in we went into lockdown and all schools were closed, volunteering was a no go. Over the next few months Kek would call in and visit and a few times I was able to go and visit . My last visit in early Dec 2020 I asked the children if there was anything they wanted that maybe I can get for them on my return to Melbourne.

Books they said , we would love a library.

So with this thought in the back of my mind I settled back in StKilda , but with lockdowns coming and going it wasn’t the time to put this into action that was until after a chain of serendipitous events I ended up volunteering for the StKIlda writers week  where I was asked to take charge of the childrens section.

The festival was to be in August but lockdowns prevailed and it was cancelled , being optimistic we decided to start with chapters and do one in October as we would be free right , wrong!! It turned out the weekend we chose was Halloween, I searched everywhere to find a childrens  Australian  Halloween story , so I wrote one based in StKIlda . While searching for grants that were suitable for our festival I came across the Victorian Education Department Childrens week grant  it just so happened childrens week was Halloween week so with the consent of my SKWW team I applied it was only then that I joined the dots to somehow turn this into a meeting of the children of FICAC and local children and somehow get books donated by the local children to send to the children of  FICAC so their dream of a library would come true and I would honour my promise.

My vision was for the story to be  read  on live stream with children watching together, another never ending  lockdown stormed in. I didn’t even think I would get the grant but early Sept Mick rang and said we have got it.

So now we are creating with the help of creatives at the Alex theatre  a mini movie with the animated story , clips about FICAC  from Kek Soon and some local children . to be shown on line during Childrens week.”

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“Late 2018 I set off on my golden goddess gap years, I had lived in Malaysia in 2013&2014 and had some unfinished business , I went to Vietnam, Thailand ,... LEARN MORE I wrote a weekly blog of my travels
Rubbersolesopenroads.com  and wrote my novel as I went.
I had the desire to volunteer somewhere and the opportunity arose when I visited Julien Poulsen in Kampot Cambodia.  Julien was running the Kampot Readers and writers Festival .
I started volunteering October 2019 , helping the waitresses at Kama café with English, the café and art space Julien and his partner Kek Soon  started a few years before.
Kek Soon had a dream , to create a space for children to come and learn skills such as cooking plus a lot of art.  Soon like most Khmer over 25 had little or no education, Kek was cleaning boats and selling cakes as a 7 year old to help her family survive. She taught herself English while working as a maid in Malaysia in her late teens. Kek Soon has now had a few exhibitions of her art in Cambodia.
The festival came and went and it was time for Kama café to close for the move to Fish Island  to begin the dream of creating a community Arts Centre.
Fish Island or Trey Koh in Khmer is a few kms from Kampot  the island is full of salt farms and small rice farms.
Finally in Feb 2020 they opened the gates to the children of the island , I was helping the small children with English,  my quest to find any sort of English reading books came to nothing , There were Khmer  books available but as with a lot of the residents books are way down on the list , they barely earn enough to exist yet alone buy books.  If they worked in a factory the average wage was 180 Us dollars a month.  Having a basic understanding of English is very important in a place that  tourism  is the main employer.  Of course two months in we went into lockdown and all schools were closed, volunteering was a no go. Over the next few months Kek would call in and visit and a few times I was able to go and visit . My last visit in early Dec 2020 I asked the children if there was anything they wanted that maybe I can get for them on my return to Melbourne.
Books they said , we would love a library.
So with this thought in the back of my mind I settled back in StKilda , but with lockdowns coming and going it wasn’t the time to put this into action that was until after a chain of serendipitous events I ended up volunteering for the StKIlda writers week  where I was asked to take charge of the childrens section.
The festival was to be in August but lockdowns prevailed and it was cancelled , being optimistic we decided to start with chapters and do one in October as we would be free right , wrong!! It turned out the weekend we chose was Halloween, I searched everywhere to find a childrens  Australian  Halloween story , so I wrote one based in StKIlda . While searching for grants that were suitable for our festival I came across the Victorian Education Department Childrens week grant  it just so happened childrens week was Halloween week so with the consent of my SKWW team I applied it was only then that I joined the dots to somehow turn this into a meeting of the children of FICAC and local children and somehow get books donated by the local children to send to the children of  FICAC so their dream of a library would come true and I would honour my promise.
My vision was for the story to be  read  on live stream with children watching together, another never ending  lockdown stormed in. I didn’t even think I would get the grant but early Sept Mick rang and said we have got it.
So now we are creating with the help of creatives at the Alex theatre  a mini movie with the animated story , clips about FICAC  from Kek Soon and some local children . to be shown on line during Childrens week.”
https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4308 <p>Ali, “pops in” to talk to the Sunday Arts Magazine Team.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/11/ali-mcgregor/">Ali McGregor</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Ali, “pops in” to talk to the Sunday Arts Magazine Team.

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Ben Landau – Dark Talk Time https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/11/ben-landau-dark-talk-time/ Sun, 10 Oct 2021 22:47:29 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4306 <p>Sitting in the dark on the phone, you share a conversation with a stranger. You open a brief window into each other’s lives, and then say goodbye, a little lighter... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/11/ben-landau-dark-talk-time/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/11/ben-landau-dark-talk-time/">Ben Landau – Dark Talk Time</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p>

Sitting in the dark on the phone, you share a conversation with a stranger. You open a brief window into each other’s lives, and then say goodbye, a little lighter than before. Dark Talk Time is an art project that connects pairs of strangers via the phone for conversations full of depth, wonder and surprise. With half the country in lockdown, it’s the perfect opportunity for people to experience a little island of connection, in the current sea of social distance.Book a time, call the number, and be welcomed by a host, who pairs two people at a time, and offers prompts to assist the conversation. Last season, one person said “I was feeling a little bit anxious initially…And then here I am, two hours and 20 minutes later, after having a wonderful meandering, intellectual and philosophical conversation that went many places.” For another, “Something in our conversation both enabled me to feel more of a sense of possibility for the future and also enabled my partner to feel more of a sense of possibility for her now.”

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Sitting in the dark on the phone, you share a conversation with a stranger. You open a brief window into each other’s lives, and then say goodbye, a little lighter than before. Dark Talk Time is an art project that connects pairs of strangers via the phone for conversations full of depth, wonder and surprise. With half the country in lockdown, it’s the perfect opportunity for people to experience a little island of connection, in the current sea of social distance.Book a time, call the number, and be welcomed by a host, who pairs two people at a time, and offers prompts to assist the conversation. Last season, one person said “I was feeling a little bit anxious initially…And then here I am, two hours and 20 minutes later, after having a wonderful meandering, intellectual and philosophical conversation that went many places.” For another, “Something in our conversation both enabled me to feel more of a sense of possibility for the future and also enabled my partner to feel more of a sense of possibility for her now.”







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Australian Music Prize https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/11/australian-music-prize/ Sun, 10 Oct 2021 22:46:41 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4304 <p>The Australian Music Prize announces SoundMerch as 2021 major sponsor increasing prize money to $30K + first nominated albums revealed + judging panel with international judge, Billy Bragg announced Australia’s... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/11/australian-music-prize/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/11/australian-music-prize/">Australian Music Prize</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The Australian Music Prize announces SoundMerch as 2021 major sponsor increasing prize
money to $30K + first nominated albums revealed + judging panel with international judge, Billy

Bragg announced

Australia’s most prestigious music award, The Australian Music Prize (AMP), returns for its 17th installment in 2021
revealing its nominated albums to date up for a huge $30,000 cash prize thanks to major sponsor SoundMerch.
Open to all Australian artists who have released an eligible album during the 2021 calendar year, the SoundMerch
AMP will award one lucky act with the $30K cash prize for the best album of the year as decided by an expert panel
of industry judges. In a SoundMerch AMP first, this year will also feature a special international guest judge,
welcoming renowned artist Billy Bragg to the diverse judging panel. Judges are currently listening to over 300
eligible 2021 albums, with more still to come as albums will continue to be added weekly right up to the end of the

year, estimating to amount to upwards of 415 releases judged for the 16th annual prize.

&quot;The AMP is such a wonderful reflection of the calibre of music that was released in one year and I truly love
that it’s judged on the music itself and the album as a whole, no matter who you are or who you are
‘represented by’. I have always had such a high regard for it and having our album make the shortlist last
year truly was mind blowing. Now to be on the other side and listening to all the incredible works that have
been released so far, it is a heartening sigh that regardless of what’s happening in the world, the quality of

music and art being created is forging ahead.&quot;
– Fanny Lumsden, AMP 2020 Shortlisted Artist &amp; AMP 2021 Judge

For the first time in its 17 year history, The SoundMerch AMP has a guest international judge, Billy Bragg. Set to
tour Australia for three unique shows on consecutive nights in five major cities from January 14 to February 10 2022
as a part of his One Step Forward, Two Steps Back tour, Billy Bragg joins an all encompassing lineup of
Australian music industry professionals including artists, radio broadcasters, record store owners, music writers and
editors currently compiling the immense longlist of SoundMerch AMP nominated albums. Bragg says he is
honoured to be included as The SoundMerch AMP’s inaugural international judge, &quot;Australia has given me so
much encouragement and support over the years, I’m pleased to have the opportunity to return some of that

sentiment to up and coming Australian artists&quot;

As for the prize itself, 2021 major sponsor SoundMerch is thrilled to be presenting the winner of the 2021
SoundMerch AMP with an increase in prize money following one of the toughest years the music industry has ever
faced. SoundMerch owner, Tim Everist says he is proud to initiate the change and further support Australian artists
in 2021,​​ &quot;Our partnership with The AMP last year worked exactly as I had hoped – SOUNDMERCH was able to
give back to the artists that we do business with whilst promoting new business, so this year I’m pleased to

be able to increase the cash prize by $10,000 to $30,000.&quot;

The nominated artists and albums up for the 2021 Australian Music Prize announced so far can be found at The
SoundMerch AMP website, with more eligible entrants still to be deliberated as new releases come to light, so be
sure to follow The SoundMerch AMP’s socials to stay up to date with any new inclusions. The final 9 nominees will
be announced in early 2022, with the winner revealed Thursday 3 March 2022. The judges are still listening to
albums, so if you know of an eligible album, be sure to get your nominations in –

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The Australian Music Prize announces SoundMerch as 2021 major sponsor increasing prize money to $30K + first nominated albums revealed + judging panel with international judge, Billy Bragg announced Australia’s... LEARN MORE money to $30K + first nominated albums revealed + judging panel with international judge, Billy
Bragg announced
Australia’s most prestigious music award, The Australian Music Prize (AMP), returns for its 17th installment in 2021
revealing its nominated albums to date up for a huge $30,000 cash prize thanks to major sponsor SoundMerch.
Open to all Australian artists who have released an eligible album during the 2021 calendar year, the SoundMerch
AMP will award one lucky act with the $30K cash prize for the best album of the year as decided by an expert panel
of industry judges. In a SoundMerch AMP first, this year will also feature a special international guest judge,
welcoming renowned artist Billy Bragg to the diverse judging panel. Judges are currently listening to over 300
eligible 2021 albums, with more still to come as albums will continue to be added weekly right up to the end of the
year, estimating to amount to upwards of 415 releases judged for the 16th annual prize.
&quot;The AMP is such a wonderful reflection of the calibre of music that was released in one year and I truly love
that it’s judged on the music itself and the album as a whole, no matter who you are or who you are
‘represented by’. I have always had such a high regard for it and having our album make the shortlist last
year truly was mind blowing. Now to be on the other side and listening to all the incredible works that have
been released so far, it is a heartening sigh that regardless of what’s happening in the world, the quality of
music and art being created is forging ahead.&quot;
– Fanny Lumsden, AMP 2020 Shortlisted Artist &amp; AMP 2021 Judge
For the first time in its 17 year history, The SoundMerch AMP has a guest international judge, Billy Bragg. Set to
tour Australia for three unique shows on consecutive nights in five major cities from January 14 to February 10 2022
as a part of his One Step Forward, Two Steps Back tour, Billy Bragg joins an all encompassing lineup of
Australian music industry professionals including artists, radio broadcasters, record store owners, music writers and
editors currently compiling the immense longlist of SoundMerch AMP nominated albums. Bragg says he is
honoured to be included as The SoundMerch AMP’s inaugural international judge, &quot;Australia has given me so
much encouragement and support over the years, I’m pleased to have the opportunity to return some of that
sentiment to up and coming Australian artists&quot;
As for the prize itself, 2021 major sponsor SoundMerch is thrilled to be presenting the winner of the 2021
SoundMerch AMP with an increase in prize money following one of the toughest years the music industry has ever
faced. SoundMerch owner, Tim Everist says he is proud to initiate the change and further support Australian artists
in 2021,​​ &quot;Our partnership with The AMP last year worked exactly as I had hoped – SOUNDMERCH was able to
give back to the artists that we do business with whilst promoting new business, so this year I’m pleased to
be able to increase the cash prize by $10,000 to $30,000.&quot;
The nominated artists and albums up for the 2021 Australian Music Prize announced so far can be found at The
SoundMerch AMP website, with more eligible entrants still to be deliberated as new releases come to light, so be
sure to follow The SoundMerch AMP’s socials to stay up to date with any new inclusions. The final 9 nominees will
be announced in early 2022, with the winner revealed Thursday 3 March 2022. The judges are still listening to
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Simon Gregg – Director Gippsland Art Gallery – Archibald Prize https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/11/simon-gregg-director-gippsland-art-gallery-archibald-prize/ Sun, 10 Oct 2021 22:45:47 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4302 <p>Archibald Prize 2021 makes its way to Gippsland Art Gallery – the only Victorian location where you can see the exhibition as part of its regional tour. The exhibition runs... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/11/simon-gregg-director-gippsland-art-gallery-archibald-prize/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/11/simon-gregg-director-gippsland-art-gallery-archibald-prize/">Simon Gregg – Director Gippsland Art Gallery – Archibald Prize</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Archibald Prize 2021 makes its way to Gippsland Art Gallery – the only Victorian location where you can see the exhibition as part of its regional tour. The exhibition runs... LEARN MORE The exhibition runs from 8 October to 21 November and has a range of virtual activities for art lovers who can’t make it to the exhibition as well as plenty of in-person experiences if you can make it to Sale for the special event.

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Stephen A Russell – Films, Films and more Films…. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/11/stephen-a-russell-films-films-and-more-films-2/ Sun, 10 Oct 2021 22:44:58 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4296 <p>Stephen talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine team about films.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/11/stephen-a-russell-films-films-and-more-films-2/">Stephen A Russell – Films, Films and more Films….</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Stephen talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine team about films.
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Elizabeth Hill-Cooper talks about Victoria Opera and the musical Tommy. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/04/elizabeth-hill-cooper-talks-about-victoria-opera-and-the-musical-tommy/ Sun, 03 Oct 2021 22:20:36 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4281 <p>Victorian Opera is finally set to stage the Australian premiere of The Who’s Tommy from 22 February – 1 March 2022 at the Palais Theatre, St Kilda. Victorian Opera’s CEO... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/04/elizabeth-hill-cooper-talks-about-victoria-opera-and-the-musical-tommy/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/04/elizabeth-hill-cooper-talks-about-victoria-opera-and-the-musical-tommy/">Elizabeth Hill-Cooper talks about Victoria Opera and the musical Tommy.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Victorian Opera is finally set to stage the Australian premiere of The Who’s Tommy from 22 February – 1 March 2022 at the Palais Theatre, St Kilda. Victorian Opera’s CEO... LEARN MORE Victorian Opera’s CEO Elizabeth Hill-Cooper notes: “Hit rock musical The Who’s Tommy finally makes its long-awaited Australian premiere at the iconic Palais Theatre in February 2022. From what we witnessed during our original rehearsal period earlier this year, our production is going to be epic!”
The Who’s 1969 rock opera album, Tommy, was revolutionary and sold over 20 million copies. From it came this one-of-a-kind musical that received five Tony Awards, three Olivier Awards, and a Grammy.
This story of hope and triumph over adversity will shake your soul with its unforgettable soundtrack. With music and lyrics by The Who’s guitarist and vocalist Pete Townshend, the timeless score features smash hits such as ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘I’m Free’ and ‘Acid Queen’.

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Katie Noonan talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine Team https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/04/katie-noonan-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team/ Sun, 03 Oct 2021 22:19:43 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4279 <p>AVÉ – Australian Vocal Ensemble featuring multi-platinum, 5 x ARIA Award winning artist Katie Noonan and renowned artists Mezzo-Soprano, Fiona Campbell; Tenor,  Andrew Goodwin and Bass-Baritone Andrew O’Connor, release their new EP Stars today.  Stars features... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/04/katie-noonan-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/04/katie-noonan-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team/">Katie Noonan talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine Team</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> AVÉ – Australian Vocal Ensemble featuring multi-platinum, 5 x ARIA Award winning artist Katie Noonan and renowned artists Mezzo-Soprano, Fiona Campbell; Tenor,  Andrew Goodwin and Bass-Baritone Andrew O’Connor, release their new EP Stars today.












AVÉ – Australian Vocal Ensemble featuring multi-platinum, 5 x ARIA Award winning artist Katie Noonan and renowned artists Mezzo-Soprano, Fiona Campbell; Tenor,  Andrew Goodwin and Bass-Baritone Andrew O’Connor, release their new EP Stars today. 
Stars features 6 World Premiere recordings:
1. STARS ©Stephen Leek (b.1959)/David Malouf (b.1934) 
2. AFTERWORD ©Anne Cawrse (b.1981)/David Malouf (b.1934) 
3. IN THE SEA’S GIVING ©Jessica Wells (b.1974)/David Malouf (b.1934) 
4. SUBURBAN ©Robert Davidson (b.1965)/David Malouf (b.1934) 
5. CHURCH CANTATAS BWV 115 CHORAL ‘Straf’ mich nicht in deinem Zorn’                          ©J.S Bach  (1685-1750)/Gubbi Gubbi translation by Lyndon Davis, Gadigal translation by Joel Davison, Noongar translation by Gina Williams 
6. PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU ©Andrew Goodwin (b.1978)/John 14:27 
Katie Noonan explains, “For years I have been dreaming of singing in an a capella ensemble like AVÉ.  Surrounded by these three truly extraordinary artists is challenging and inspiring, and I believe we’re creating a special and unique sound world that I hope will bring succour and joy. Championing and celebrating Australian sounds and stories continues to be my primary focus as a creator, and I am thrilled that AVÉ is coming to life at a time when we need the panacea of music more than ever.”
The a cappella vocal quartet is yet another group forced to reschedule their live dates due to the continued uncertainty around border closures and ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic.
All previously announced tour dates on their ‘Tumbling Like Stars’ live concert tour will now move to February and March 2022 – see below for all new dates.
Noonan said, “We are disappointed to be joining the long list of Aussie artists having to reschedule work again, but we are focusing on the silver linings of new music and our postponed tour dates for 2022!”
‘Tumbling Like Stars’ live will feature World Premiere performances from AVÉ’s David Malouf 12 piece song cycle showcasing Australia’s finest contemporary composers, alongside new arrangements of Renaissance and Baroque greats Bach, Handel and Tomás Luis de Victoria.  
2022 will also see the roll out of regional performances of ‘Tumbling Like Stars’ thanks to the support of The RISE Fund targeting funding towards the arts and entertainment sector.  This tour will include workshops and performance opportunities for regional vocal students and community choirs whilst offering world-class mentoring and educational opportunities to vocalists who have limited access to artists of this calibre. All dates to be advised.
AVÉ – Australian Vocal Ensemble has also added a new member to the team, announcing the appointment of Alicia Gibbons as General Manager, overseeing all of the group’s activities.
“I am delighted to be joining the AVÉ team at such an exciting time for the organisation. To have secured support from generous donors, Australia Council for the Arts, Arts QLD and now the support of the RISE fund shows the importance of the ensemble’s vision. I’m thrilled to play a part in facilitating the organisation’s ambitions and working alongside Katie Noonan and ensemble members Fiona Campbell, Andrew Goodwin and Andrew O’Connor,” Alicia Gibbons said today.
Katie Noonan concurs, “We are excited at the prospect of our dreams growing alongside Alicia’s journey as a Manager, and we are excited to see her spread her wings – supported and empowered by our belief in her capacity.”
Noonan has recently been nominated in the 2021 Limelight Artists of the Year Awards and is a finalist for the Artistic Excellence Award at the Australian Women In Music Awards, to be announced on May 18, 2022.



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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 2022 Season ….. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/04/melbourne-symphony-orchestra-2022-season/ Sun, 03 Oct 2021 22:17:34 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4277 <p>The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Season 2022 program ushers in a bold era of orchestral music with new Chief Conductor Jaime Martín inviting audiences to take their seats for a season... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/04/melbourne-symphony-orchestra-2022-season/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/04/melbourne-symphony-orchestra-2022-season/">Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 2022 Season …..</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Season 2022 program ushers in a bold era of orchestral music with new Chief Conductor Jaime Martín inviting audiences to take their seats for a season... LEARN MORE



The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Season 2022 program ushers in a bold era of orchestral music with new Chief Conductor Jaime Martín inviting audiences to take their seats for a season packed with exciting Australian composers and musicians, cross-cultural collaborations, and a vibrant program of classical and contemporary masters.
The 2022 season comprises more than 110 performances including six MSO commissions, five world premieres and two Australian premieres. The Season features an unprecedented eight female conductors/play-directors, 15 Australian composers and six First Nations artists. 
The MSO will be joined by 20 international guest artists, among them South Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son (pictured below) making her Australian debut.





MSO Managing Director Sophie Galaise heralded an exciting year ahead for the orchestra.
“After a prolonged period away from the concert hall, we are ready for 2022 to begin. We are genuinely excited to reunite with our beloved audiences, welcome our brilliant new Chief Conductor Jaime Martín, and revel in a program of orchestral music as diverse as our wonderful musicians, composers, conductors and international guests,” said Galaise.





Maestro Martín starts his inaugural season with the Season Opening Gala concerts, New Beginnings, featuring the world premiere of Deborah Cheetham’s Baparripna, with didgeridoo player William Barton (pictured above), alongside Haydn’s evocative depiction of a new day dawning, Symphony No.6, and Mahler’s awakening of nature from a long winter sleep, Symphony No.1.
Martín said he is looking forward to reuniting with the MSO for a year of inspiring orchestral music.
“I loved the sound of the MSO from the very first chord at the first rehearsal we shared in 2019,” said Martín. “The people of Melbourne and Victoria have already made me feel at home, and I look forward to many concerts together and to discovering more of this beautiful city.”





In his Mid-Season Gala, Martín introduces Australian audiences to his friend, rising star Sheku Kanneh-Mason (pictured above), the first cellist in history to reach the top 10 of the UK Album charts.
The July concert marks Sheku’s Australian orchestral debut and will be followed up in August with a family affair in which the Kanneh-Mason Family – described by Simon Cowell as the world’s most talented family – perform a program of works by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and more.
Throughout the year Martín will conduct the MSO at Hamer Hall through programs spanning beloved works of Bartók, Beethoven, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Ravel and some new Australian and international works. The MSO will be part of a select group of international orchestras presenting the premiere of British composer Thomas Adès’ newest work The Exterminating Angel Symphony.
Martín will conduct a triple bill of Stravinsky’s great ballet works The Firebird, Petruska (1947) andThe Rite of Spring and will be reunited with the MSO Chorus in an epic performance of Verdi’s Requiem.
Rounding out his first year at the helm, Martín transports audiences to the striking landscapes of his Spanish homeland with a Season Finale Gala featuring vivacious and colourful works from two of Spain’s greatest composers, de Falla (El Amore Brujo, Three Cornered Hat) and Ravel (Rapsodie Espagnole, Boléro).





The MSO will continue to engage and celebrate Melbourne’s vibrant Chinese community with a trio of East Meets West concerts, including a Chinese New Year concert featuring the MSO debut of celebrated Opera Australia tenor, Kang Wang and Melbourne favourite, Li-Wei Qin.
Academy Award®-winner and MSO Artistic Ambassador, Tan Dun introduces audiences to his Organic Trilogy,]]>
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Mr Macrame (Pete) talks to David, Eve and Neil https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/04/mr-macrame-pete-talks-to-david-eve-and-neil/ Sun, 03 Oct 2021 22:16:33 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4275 <p>Mr Macrame also known as Pete has always been interested in knitting stitching and handmade crafts. With an obsession that stemmed back from his childhood, his grandparents owned an arts... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/04/mr-macrame-pete-talks-to-david-eve-and-neil/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/04/mr-macrame-pete-talks-to-david-eve-and-neil/">Mr Macrame (Pete) talks to David, Eve and Neil</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Mr Macrame also known as Pete has always been interested in knitting stitching and handmade crafts. With an obsession that stemmed back from his childhood, his grandparents owned an arts... LEARN MORE
Mr Macrame also known as Pete has always been interested in knitting stitching and handmade crafts. With an obsession that stemmed back from his childhood, his grandparents owned an arts and crafts store in Newcastle in the UK.
In the wake of the pandemic he started his own little business hand making macrame plant hangers which has now led into hosting macrame plant hanger workshops at St Kilda Artworks Collective. Where he also uses the space as an art studio and gallery.
His latest macrame wall hanging series is using raffia, jute and crushed velvets all while working on a few larger ongoing projects; up cycling bamboo room divider and modifying a Levis denim tank top.



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Rohan Shearn talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine Team about the…… ARTS! https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/04/rohan-shearn-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team-about-the-arts/ Sun, 03 Oct 2021 22:15:30 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4273 <p>He is back with his fortnightly update on what is happening in the Arts World.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/10/04/rohan-shearn-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team-about-the-arts/">Rohan Shearn talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine Team about the…… ARTS!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> He is back with his fortnightly update on what is happening in the Arts World.
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Brittanie Shipway – First Stories Festival https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/27/brittanie-shipway-first-stories-festival/ Sun, 26 Sep 2021 22:47:41 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4260 <p>Across February and March of 2022, Theatre Works will present the inaugural FIRST STORIES FESTIVAL – a Deadly new writers festival for First Nations storytellers, proudly delivered #ByMob4Mob. We are... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/27/brittanie-shipway-first-stories-festival/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/27/brittanie-shipway-first-stories-festival/">Brittanie Shipway – First Stories Festival</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Across February and March of 2022, Theatre Works will present the inaugural FIRST STORIES FESTIVAL – a Deadly new writers festival for First Nations storytellers, proudly delivered #ByMob4Mob. We are... LEARN MORE About the festival
The week-long program aims to empower emerging  First Nations writers to find their voice in their own way. 
5 selected writers will be asked to bring a dream project to work on throughout the week, with the opportunity to share with the group and receive dramaturgical advice for their piece, while exploring new creative methods to inspire their writing practice. Participating writers will be paid MEAA rates for their time, and regional/interstate writers are encouraged to apply also. 
The festival is led by industry professionals Brittanie Shipway and Sermsah Bin Saad, and will feature sessions from esteemed creative mentors including musician Mitch Tambo (Australia’s Got Talent), playwright Jane Harrison (Stolen, Rainbow’s End), actor Uncle Jack Charles (Mystery Road, Blackfellas), dramaturg Kamarra Bell-Wykes (Chopped Liver) and more. 

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Rachel Burke https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/27/rachel-burke/ Sun, 26 Sep 2021 22:46:55 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4256 <p>Rachel Burke is a practicing multidisciplinary artist, designer, and author based in Brisbane, Australia. Known for her vibrant, tactile designs and iconic tinsel creations, her work is inspired by a... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/27/rachel-burke/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/27/rachel-burke/">Rachel Burke</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Rachel Burke is a practicing multidisciplinary artist, designer, and author based in Brisbane, Australia. Known for her vibrant, tactile designs and iconic tinsel creations, her work is inspired by a... LEARN MORE Known for her vibrant, tactile designs and iconic tinsel creations, her work is inspired by a love for naive craft materials and transforming the mundane into the magical.
Rachel has exhibited her work in gallery spaces across Australia, including Saint Cloche Gallery, Hamer Hall, The Australian Centre of the Moving image, Enough Space, GAFFA, and the Redlands Art Gallery.

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Alyce Stampa – Part Time Artist Full Time Friend https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/27/alyce-stampa-part-time-artist-full-time-friend/ Sun, 26 Sep 2021 22:46:06 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4258 <p>Let’s be real. We can’t all quit our day jobs and make art for a living. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be passionate about it. And it certainly doesn’t... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/27/alyce-stampa-part-time-artist-full-time-friend/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/27/alyce-stampa-part-time-artist-full-time-friend/">Alyce Stampa – Part Time Artist Full Time Friend</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Let’s be real. We can’t all quit our day jobs and make art for a living. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be passionate about it. And it certainly doesn’t... LEARN MORE That’s what we’re here for. To be a full time friend to other part time artists. To support creatives who are not creatively employed. Helping them see value in their creativity – and helping others see it too.
A simple and effective tool to help our friends share and sell their art and for our other friends to find and buy it.
It’s like the straight up, genuine and friendly alternative to snobby art galleries and online poster-print sweatshops. Connecting amazing, part time artists with people who want to buy amazing, original art. Online and super personal. Nice and easy.
So, from one part time artist to another. Let’s be friends. Let’s get more original art out into the world.

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Richard Watts https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/27/richard-watts/ Sun, 26 Sep 2021 22:45:21 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4254 <p>Richard Watts is an arts writer and broadcaster who lives on Wurundjeri country in inner-city Melbourne. Since 2009 he has written for the arts industry website ArtsHub.com.au, where he is... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/27/richard-watts/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/27/richard-watts/">Richard Watts</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Richard Watts is an arts writer and broadcaster who lives on Wurundjeri country in inner-city Melbourne. Since 2009 he has written for the arts industry website ArtsHub.com.au, where he is... LEARN MORE ArtsHub.com.au, where he is currently employed as the National Performing Arts Editor. Richard is also a volunteer broadcaster at community radio station Three Triple R FM, where he has hosted the weekly program SmartArts since December 2004.
The founder of the Pink Magpies (the first LGBTIQ supporters group in the AFL) and the Emerging Writers Festival, Richard currently serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre’s volunteer Committee of Management. He has also served as President of the Green Room Awards Association, as the Chair of Melbourne Fringe, and as a member of the Green Room Awards’ Independent Theatre panel.
Richard was a co-founder of the popular Thursday night club Q + A (Queer + Alternative) which ran from 1995 – 2007 and edited the queer weekly newspaper MCV for several years. A life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, he was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. Most recently Richard was presented with the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards’ Facilitator’s Prize for 2019.
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Stephen A Russell https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/27/stephen-a-russell-3/ Sun, 26 Sep 2021 22:44:31 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4248 <p>Yep, he is back to talk about films and even more films…….</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/27/stephen-a-russell-3/">Stephen A Russell</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Yep, he is back to talk about films and even more films…….
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Richard Thornton – JukeBox https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/20/richard-thornton-jukebox/ Mon, 20 Sep 2021 04:02:30 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4239 <p>The Musical Comedy Jukebox. A dash of theatre, a pinch of comedy, a splash of cabaret and a smidge of technology set this up to be a unique, high-energy musical... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/20/richard-thornton-jukebox/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/20/richard-thornton-jukebox/">Richard Thornton – JukeBox</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The Musical Comedy Jukebox. A dash of theatre, a pinch of comedy, a splash of cabaret and a smidge of technology set this up to be a unique, high-energy musical... LEARN MORE After 18 months of online performances during COVID, Richard expected to bring his digital shows to life. But with Melbourne’s extended lockdown, he will be back behind the camera! An on-screen QR code lets you control the song list and some unique interactions. Every show will be a totally unique experience.
His original songs draw from the moments we all experience; wasting hours on the phone to call centres, accidentally telling an inappropriate joke at the office, family dramas at Christmas… You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll want to see the show more than once. And his Sunday show is kid-friendly!

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Tash York https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/20/tash-york/ Mon, 20 Sep 2021 04:01:30 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4237 <p>Cabaret Artist Tash York talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine team.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/20/tash-york/">Tash York</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Cabaret Artist Tash York talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine team.
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Swan Hill Art Gallery https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/20/swan-hill-art-gallery/ Mon, 20 Sep 2021 04:00:36 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4235 <p>In response to COVID lockdowns in regional Victoria, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery is proud to present the online presentation of The Artist and the Mermaid, a new artwork by Catherine Bell, presented as part... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/20/swan-hill-art-gallery/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/20/swan-hill-art-gallery/">Swan Hill Art Gallery</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> In response to COVID lockdowns in regional Victoria, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery is proud to present the online presentation of The Artist and the Mermaid, a new artwork by Catherine Bell, presented as part... LEARN MORE Video Now in partnership with NETS Victoria.
The Artist and The Mermaid (2020) is a silent film that documents the shared artist residency undertaken by “The Two Cathies” at Venus Bay 2020. Cathy Staughton and Catherine Bell are artist collaborators and have been each other’s muse since 2009 when they met at Arts

Project Australia. The silent film genre has been selected because for a brief time in history, it provided an inclusive experience for the hearing impaired who could fully participate in this popular cultural form as equal members of the audience. This silent film is both a documentary and performance artwork. It documents Cathy painting a series of nude portraits of Catherine Bell, while she performs the role of a mermaid that Cathy Staughton discovers on the beach.
Director of NETS Victoria, Claire Watson says: “NETS Victoria is excited to work with Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery to present Catherine Bell’s The Artist and the Mermaid online. Until audiences can once again visit the gallery in person, everyone with a screen and Wi-Fi can enjoy a part of the exhibition Video Now from home.” Catherine Bell says: “The film and portraits explore the ageing female body and bodily difference through this mythological character. The seaside is a site where negative body image is often experienced, so selecting the beach setting and mermaid guise aims to promote positive images of older women and dispel negative stereotypes of ageing. Mermaids are usually depicted as young women and their transition from sea to land involves surrendering their unique anatomy. Cathy’s acceptance of her mermaid friend’s bodily difference subverts this traditional narrative, and through their creative exchange, promotes body positivity, interdependence and empowerment.”

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Dirt https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/20/dirt/ Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:59:37 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4233 <p>Direct from a best-selling season at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Wil King (ABC/Netflix’s Why Are You Like This, Strangers in Between) and their real-life partner, award-winner Patrick Livesey (The Boy,... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/20/dirt/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/20/dirt/">Dirt</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Direct from a best-selling season at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Wil King (ABC/Netflix’s Why Are You Like This, Strangers in Between) and their real-life partner, award-winner Patrick Livesey (The Boy,... LEARN MORE Directed by Bronwen Coleman (The Actors Studio, NYC), DIRT is a thrilling and seductive exploration of sexuality, solidarity and persecution that won four awards at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and earned a dozen five-star reviews.
Traversing the compelling course of one night, DIRT presents as a simple meet cute – but all is not as it seems. When a Russian and an Australian walk into a bar in modern-day Moscow, they decide to drink and party together – but both need something from the other, and both have something to hide.
“Wil and I had talked a lot about queer persecution across the Russian Federation and were aware that not many people in Australia knew what was happening.”, explains Actor/Producer Patrick Livesey.
“During last year’s lockdown we decided to commission Angus Cameron to write a play to spread awareness and also to raise money through ticket sales for LGBTQIA+ organisations in Russia. DIRT is a thriller that really plays with the audience’s perception of what is real and what is not. We wanted the tone of the work to emulate the experience of being persecuted, of having to be on guard constantly. It’s hard to bring thrillers and live theatre together, but we feel we’ve achieved that here.”

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Rohan Shearn – Talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine Team https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/20/rohan-shearn-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team-2/ Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:58:23 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4227 <p>Rohan is back chatting to the team.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/20/rohan-shearn-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team-2/">Rohan Shearn – Talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine Team</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Rohan is back chatting to the team.
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Brigitte Bardini – Heartbreaker https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/13/brigitte-bardini-heartbreaker/ Sun, 12 Sep 2021 23:01:13 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4218 <p>Even though Brigitte Bardini’s debut album ‘Stellar Lights’ has been two years in the making, the record evokes a sound and aesthetic that has taken a lifetime to craft. Emerging... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/13/brigitte-bardini-heartbreaker/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/13/brigitte-bardini-heartbreaker/">Brigitte Bardini – Heartbreaker</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Even though Brigitte Bardini’s debut album ‘Stellar Lights’ has been two years in the making, the record evokes a sound and aesthetic that has taken a lifetime to craft. Emerging... LEARN MORE Emerging into the world with singles ‘Aphrodite’, ‘Wild Ride’, and ‘Heartbreaker’ – and now a 14-track album – the Melbourne-based singer-songwriter has carved a niche for herself in the realm of dream pop with ethereal electronica beats and pulsing piano rhythms.
While reminiscent of ’90s legends Mazzy Star and The Cure, Bardini’s cultivation of art keeps her firmly planted in the garden of the present.
The album was conceived from a dream the 21-year-old artist had featuring meteor showers that doused her in heat and caused her ears to ring.
The vivid, apocalyptic experience awakened her to the existential ideas that influences her songs.
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Dave Behrens – Artist https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/13/dave-behrens-artist/ Sun, 12 Sep 2021 22:59:08 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4216 <p>Dave Behrens commenced painting in acrylics in 2002 to explore the theme of identity. It’s a theme that investigates the identity of self-predominately, yet he is drawn to the concept... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/13/dave-behrens-artist/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/13/dave-behrens-artist/">Dave Behrens – Artist</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Dave Behrens commenced painting in acrylics in 2002 to explore the theme of identity. It’s a theme that investigates the identity of self-predominately, yet he is drawn to the concept... LEARN MORE  
Dave is influenced by ancient cultures, science fiction and popular culture and how these influences use ideas and elements to be identifiable. He has undertaken a journey of self-discovery through his art practice and from that journey, comes the expression of the energy of colour and movement in the form of his art. The intention is to draw the viewer in to explore my works and to interpret as they view it.
Dave has exhibited in Australia and the United States. His work is in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, The UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the United States and in corporate collections in Brisbane, Australia.

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Filip Vukasin – Writer https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/13/filip-vukasin-writer/ Sun, 12 Sep 2021 22:57:19 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4214 <p>‘Sophisticated, dark and original.’ GENEVIEVE GANNON Filip Vukaŝin emerges as a major new talent in contemporary Australian fiction with Modern Marriage, a compelling domestic drama that will be loved by... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/13/filip-vukasin-writer/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/13/filip-vukasin-writer/">Filip Vukasin – Writer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> ‘Sophisticated, dark and original.’ GENEVIEVE GANNON Filip Vukaŝin emerges as a major new talent in contemporary Australian fiction with Modern Marriage, a compelling domestic drama that will be loved by... LEARN MORE Filip Vukaŝin emerges as a major new talent in contemporary
Australian fiction with Modern Marriage, a compelling
domestic drama that will be loved by fans of Liane Moriarty
and Christos Tsiolkas.
Vukaŝin, now a GP, draws from his background working
in cosmetic medicine to weave a page-turning narrative
that scratches away the glossy veneer of what looks like
perfection.
Modern Marriage is informed by Vukaŝin’s personal
experiences as a gay man, and is set against the backdrop of
the turbulent 2017 same-sex marriage plebiscite.
The seeds of the novel were sown when Vukaŝin heard a
male patient had died while in a gay sauna. ‘It led me to
wonder what a sudden tragedy like that would do to the
family members left behind, particularly if he was there
secretly,’ he said.
The story
The novel follows Klara, whose life appears to be perfect –
from her boutique cosmetic clinic to her svelte physique, and
from her modern home in Melbourne’s coveted inner east to
Dante, her adoring husband with movie-star good looks. And
if all goes to plan, she and Dante will soon have a perfect
baby too.
Then one phone call shatters it all: Dante’s in a coma, after
being discovered unconscious in a gay sauna. Suddenly
Klara’s perfect life begins to spiral dangerously out of control
as her husband’s secrets disrupt everything she thought she
knew about love, marriage and family.

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Miles Allinson – Writer https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/13/miles-allinson-writer/ Sun, 12 Sep 2021 22:55:37 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4210 <p>The Melbourne City Reads initiative is on now and will run until November 2021, focusing on an exciting new release each month. The Melbourne-based authors featured are Allee Richards, Miles... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/13/miles-allinson-writer/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/13/miles-allinson-writer/">Miles Allinson – Writer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The Melbourne City Reads initiative is on now and will run until November 2021, focusing on an exciting new release each month. The Melbourne-based authors featured are Allee Richards, Miles... LEARN MORE
The Melbourne City Reads initiative is on now and will run until November 2021, focusing on an exciting new release each month. The Melbourne-based authors featured are Allee Richards, Miles Allinson (pictured above), Emily Bitto and Maxine Beneba Clarke.
Miles Allinson’s In Moonland has been chosen as the September book.  Set across present-day Melbourne, 1970s India and a not-too-distant future where climate change has ravaged both landscape and human hope, Allinson’s second novel tells the story of one family across three generations. Exploring their individual struggles for meaning, he portrays family members grappling with their own mortality, as well as the reverberating effects of family bonds. Writer Helen Garner has praised In Moonland for its “curious daring beauty”.



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Isabella Perversi – What Rhymes with Orange https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/13/isabella-perversi-what-rhymes-with-orange/ Sun, 12 Sep 2021 22:53:55 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4208 <p>What rhymes with orange? Written and performed by Isabella Perversi Directed by Alanah Guiry 8 – 17 October 2021 Playing On Demand via www.melbournefringe.com.au More information at www.isabellaperversi.com A two-hander... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/13/isabella-perversi-what-rhymes-with-orange/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/13/isabella-perversi-what-rhymes-with-orange/">Isabella Perversi – What Rhymes with Orange</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> What rhymes with orange? Written and performed by Isabella Perversi Directed by Alanah Guiry 8 – 17 October 2021 Playing On Demand via www.melbournefringe.com.au More information at www.isabellaperversi.com A two-hander... LEARN MORE Written and performed by Isabella Perversi
Directed by Alanah Guiry
8 – 17 October 2021
Playing On Demand via www.melbournefringe.com.au
More information at www.isabellaperversi.com
A two-hander following an ordinary couple simply trying to survive their relationship, What rhymes with orange?
is the latest work by multi-disciplinary artist Isabella Perversi. Running as a part of Melbourne’s vibrant 2021
Fringe Festival, this premiere season asks; “What happens to a relationship when it is held together not only by
love, but also by secrets, shame, and guilt?”
An engaging mix of natural and the surreal, What rhymes with orange? is the tale of Tom and Rosie; a regular
couple evolving into the next phase of their lives together. Navigating the rocky terrain of a whether a much loved
career should take precedence over dreams of a family, the young couple are faced with challenging situations
and provocative choices that could either make or break them.
Exploring the illusion of fame versus reality, life and death, and the ability to be reborn, What rhymes with or-
ange? also scrutinises the impact of all consuming modern day technology on a relationship.
“I was curious about what was end of the line for a relationship and when people understood it was time to call it
quits. I really wanted to unpack that.”, explains writer/performer Isabella Perversi.
“What rhymes with orange? is an intense look into the lives of these two people with all the love, hate and pas-
sion one can expect – but what lies underneath all of this is the deceit, shame and regret. One of my favourite lines
in the play is “I’m just waiting for my life to start”, which I think is pretty relevant in todays climate as we navigate
lockdowns and things being postponed and cancelled all the time. There’s a perpetual feeling of unease and
waiting inherent in the work that I think will resonate with audiences.”
Nominated for a Green Room Award for Performance (2021) and Best in Theatre at the 2020 Melbourne Fringe
Festival for her debut play EMBER, Isabella Perversi now brings audiences What rhymes with orange? – her inti-
mate new work about modern love and sacrifice, set amongst the seeming randomness of life.
“Riveting writing, direction and performance” – Sometimes Melbourne (EMBER)
“Perversi’s performance is nuanced and multi-faceted” – Independent Review (EMBER)
Written by Isabella Perversi – Directed by Alanah Guiry – Performed by Isabella Perversi and Fabio Motta – Pro-
duced by Isabella Perversi – Photography and Videography by Ross Dwyer (Mad Hatter Films) – Mentor/
Dramaturg: Iain Sinclair

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Stephen A Russell talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine Team….. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/13/stephen-a-russell-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team/ Sun, 12 Sep 2021 22:42:50 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4201 <p>The amazing Stephen A Russell talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine team about films films and more films during Melbourn’s extended lockdown.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/13/stephen-a-russell-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team/">Stephen A Russell talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine Team…..</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The amazing Stephen A Russell talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine team about films films and more films during Melbourn’s extended lockdown.
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Linden Postcard Show https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/06/linden-postcard-show/ Mon, 06 Sep 2021 03:42:26 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4191 <p>Entries are now open for the 31st annual Linden Postcard Show, running from Saturday 4 December until Sunday 27 February 2022. The long-standing exhibition is open entry so that everyone, from hobbyists to... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/06/linden-postcard-show/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/06/linden-postcard-show/">Linden Postcard Show</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Entries are now open for the 31st annual Linden Postcard Show, running from Saturday 4 December until Sunday 27 February 2022. The long-standing exhibition is open entry so that everyone, from hobbyists to... LEARN MORE
Entries are now open for the 31st annual Linden Postcard Show, running from Saturday 4 December until Sunday 27 February 2022.
The long-standing exhibition is open entry so that everyone, from hobbyists to established artists, has the opportunity to see their artworks displayed on the walls of the gallery, the extended lockdowns providing the perfect opportunity and time to be creative.
Since 1990, this small artwork prize has been providing artists from all career stages all across Australia the opportunity to present their artwork inside Linden New Art’s beautiful Victorian-era building and receive recognition and cash prizes.
Entries are now open until Wednesday 13 October, so get in early to avoid disappointment as participants will be capped at 1,000 artworks. All entries must be posted to the gallery. Artists can submit up to three works, with no set theme in place. The main rule is that all works must measure 8 x 10 inches (20.32 x 25.4cm) exactly, including any framing.
Prizes will include cash awards and vouchers for an assortment of local businesses. Prizes are selected by the judges with the winners being announced at the virtual opening of the exhibition on Friday 3 December.
This year’s judges are Joanna Bosse, Curator at Bayside City Council, and Eric Nash, Director at https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4189 <p>Thrills & Spills: Sisters in Crime’s 21st Davitt Awards Winners Announced Sally Hepworth’s domestic thriller, The Good Sister (Pan Macmillan Australia) won Sisters in Crime’s 21st Davitt Award (Best Adult... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/06/sisters-in-crime-thrills-and-spills/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/06/sisters-in-crime-thrills-and-spills/">Sisters in Crime Thrills and Spills</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Thrills & Spills: Sisters in Crime’s 21st Davitt Awards Winners Announced Sally Hepworth’s domestic thriller, The Good Sister (Pan Macmillan Australia) won Sisters in Crime’s 21st Davitt Award (Best Adult... LEARN MORE
Thrills & Spills: Sisters in Crime’s 21st Davitt Awards Winners Announced
Sally Hepworth’s domestic thriller, The Good Sister (Pan Macmillan Australia) won Sisters in Crime’s 21st Davitt Award (Best Adult Novel) on Saturday night (28 August). The annual awards for best women’s crime books were presented online for the second year running. Fans were invited to go to Facebook to watch the ceremony.
Hepworth, based in Melbourne, is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels. Her 2019 book, Mother in Law, has been optioned for a TV series by Hollywood actress and producer, Amy Poehler.
“If I’m perfectly honest,” she said, “it’s still a surprise to me that I write crime. I always start out with a happy, uplifting premise, and before I know it, I’m Googling the best instruments with which to bludgeon someone to death. I blame my teenage fixation with Law and Order SVU. That said, I like to think that there is a market for happy uplifting books that include a little bludgeoning – I may be wrong, but this is my line and I’m sticking to it.”
The Davitt Awards were presented by Debra Oswald, the award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, and hosted by Tara Mitchell, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President. Before presenting the awards, Oswald was quizzed on her brilliant career and her latest book, The Family Doctor, an explosive novel about domestic violence.
“Last year our plans for a big gala dinner for our 20th anniversary were scuppered by the pandemic and this year it’s been the same,” Mitchell said.
“The one silver lining is that thanks to the miracles of modern technology, the Davitts now reach a global audience. Our lists now include crime fans from New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, South Africa, Canada, the USA, the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Russia.”



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Beyond Paradise https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/06/beyond-paradise/ Mon, 06 Sep 2021 03:40:17 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4187 <p>The world premiere season of Beyond Paradise – an immersive and participatory performance that will see a group of teenagers transform a multi-storey carpark into a large-scale performance space. The... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/06/beyond-paradise/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/06/beyond-paradise/">Beyond Paradise</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The world premiere season of Beyond Paradise – an immersive and participatory performance that will see a group of teenagers transform a multi-storey carpark into a large-scale performance space. The... LEARN MORE

The world premiere season of Beyond Paradise – an immersive and participatory performance that will see a group of teenagers transform a multi-storey carpark into a large-scale performance space. The show has been made by contemporary performance company Pony Cam, in collaboration with a diverse group of teenagers from around Melbourne. Created in partnership with Darebin Youth Services and presented as a part of the 2021 Melbourne Fringe Festival, Beyond Paradise will be a late-night, COVID-Safe, performance like no other.




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Andrew Rule – Author of Chance https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/06/andrew-rule-author-of-chance/ Mon, 06 Sep 2021 03:38:35 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4185 <p>All his life, award-winning journalist and author Andrew Rule has watched the heroes and villains of racing: dreamers and schemers, winners and losers, horses and riders. This love led to... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/06/andrew-rule-author-of-chance/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/06/andrew-rule-author-of-chance/">Andrew Rule – Author of Chance</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> All his life, award-winning journalist and author Andrew Rule has watched the heroes and villains of racing: dreamers and schemers, winners and losers, horses and riders. This love led to... LEARN MORE
































All his life, award-winning journalist and author Andrew Rule has watched the heroes and villains of racing: dreamers and schemers, winners and losers, horses and riders. This love led to him writing his newest book Chance which will be published on 31st August.
Chance is an  insider’s account of the characters, triumphs and scandals that have propagated the grand spectacle of Australian horse racing. Here are stories of those who set the odds and those who take them, of miraculous wins, ‘plunges’ planned more carefully than bank robberies, of tricky trainers, reckless jockeys and bold bookmaking dynasties. From the master farrier who fixes a lame horse’s feet and lands a fortune, to the broke punter who turns loose change into the price of a house in a few crowded hours, to the tycoon who takes down the Waterhouses for a million bucks.
Rule has written, edited or published more than 30 true crime books – including the best-selling Underbelly series with John ‘Sly’ Silvester, which inspired the television drama on Melbourne’s gangland war. He and Silvester ghosted the Chopper books that led to the acclaimed feature film starring Eric Bana. He is now an associate editor of Australia’s biggest daily newspaper, the Herald Sun, for which he writes features and columns. He wrote the definitive biography of businessman Kerry Stokes, published in 2015, and the award-winning biography of the



































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Tom Mosby Koorie Heritage https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/06/tom-mosby-koorie-heritage/ Mon, 06 Sep 2021 03:37:08 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4183 <p>Blak Jewellery – Finding Past, Linking Present Contemporary jewellery exhibition by 11 Victorian First Nations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and designers participating in the first year of the Koorie... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/06/tom-mosby-koorie-heritage/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/06/tom-mosby-koorie-heritage/">Tom Mosby Koorie Heritage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Blak Jewellery – Finding Past, Linking Present Contemporary jewellery exhibition by 11 Victorian First Nations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and designers participating in the first year of the Koorie... LEARN MORE Contemporary jewellery exhibition by 11 Victorian First Nations Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander artists and designers participating in the first year of the Koorie Heritage Trust’s
inaugural Blak Design program.
Blak Design is a ground-breaking four-year program presented by the KHT to foster First
Nations cultural innovation within the Victorian design sector and provide a platform for
nurturing sustainable, First Nations design practices.
Blak Jewellery – Finding Past, Linking Present opens Saturday 4 September until
Sunday14 November 2021 at the Koorie Heritage Trust, Yarra Building, Fed Square.
Participating First Nations artists:  Ange Jeffery (Wiradjuri), Aunty Beverley Meldrum (Wirangu,
Kokatha), Cassie Leatham (Taungurung), Hollie Johnson (Gunaikurnai, Monero Ngarigo),
Isobel Morphy-Walsh (Taun Wurrung), Jenna Lee (Larrakia, Wardaman and Karajarri), Kait
James (Wadawurrung), Lisa Waup (Gunditjmara and Torres Strait Islander), Sandy Hodge
(Lardil), Sharn Geary (Bundjalung) and Aunty Suzanne Connelly (Wiradjuri).
Each of the participants have undertaken intensive hands-on workshops; learning and refining
their jewellery making skills at RMIT jewellery studios under the guidance of jewellers Blanche
Tilden and Laura Deakin. They have also participated in professional development workshops
with creative industry leaders in business, design and marketing.
Each are presenting a beautiful range of contemporary jewellery anchored by their connection
to culture, Country and family.
‘’What I love most about the program is how we’ve all learnt the same incredible skills using
different materials, then used them to turn our stories into jewellery and wearable art that is so
different from each other’, says Kait James. ‘My work has been based around my love of
sheoaks or ngarri in Wadawurrung, and the connections to my ancestors. Using different
material to look at form and movement but also combining my love of colour to create various
different pendants and necklaces.’’
For Hollie Johnson, ‘’the Blak Design program has opened my eyes up to a whole new world
that I had only scratched the surface of. I have gained an immense appreciation for this fine art,
along with meeting and working with some amazing people from across many artistic
disciplines. I am so grateful for this opportunity, as the people and this experience is something
special that I will always carry with me. The pieces I have created from this program carry
connection to Country. Combining both flora and fauna of what connects myself to Family and
Place, that of which we have held dear to our hearts for many generations. As these are just
some of the many aspects that First Nations People always carry with them.’’
‘’It’s been an honour to be part of the Blak Design program’’, says Ange Jeffery. ‘’The program
provided me with the opportunity to work alongside talented peers and amazing First Nation
Artists, and many generous mentors.
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Rohan Shearn talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine Show https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/06/rohan-shearn-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-show/ Mon, 06 Sep 2021 03:36:05 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4181 <p>Rohan is back in his fortnightly chat with the team about Melbourne’s Arts.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/09/06/rohan-shearn-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-show/">Rohan Shearn talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine Show</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Rohan is back in his fortnightly chat with the team about Melbourne’s Arts.
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Ruth Picker – Waiting for Abbey Road https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/30/ruth-picker-waiting-for-abbey-road/ Mon, 30 Aug 2021 02:39:55 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4160 <p>Waiting for Abbey Road featuring Irish vocalist Muireann (Ireland’s Junior Eurovision Winner in 2017) is Melbourne based songwriter Ruth Picker’s latest release under The Song Tailors brand, marking the group’s... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/30/ruth-picker-waiting-for-abbey-road/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/30/ruth-picker-waiting-for-abbey-road/">Ruth Picker – Waiting for Abbey Road</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Waiting for Abbey Road featuring Irish vocalist Muireann (Ireland’s Junior Eurovision Winner in 2017) is Melbourne based songwriter Ruth Picker’s latest release under The Song Tailors brand, marking the group’s... LEARN MORE Winner in 2017) is Melbourne based songwriter Ruth Picker’s latest release under The
Song Tailors brand, marking the group’s 35th digital release. The song echoes the
sentiment of life affected by Covid times, dreams on hold, and staying apart so that
one day people can be together again.
“Waiting for Abbey Road is one of my most significant songs written. When I
wrote it, I felt that we would look back at this time in our lives as an historic
time, a time that needed to be documented and remembered. I wanted to
write that history in a song. I also hope that it will help people to see some of
the positives of the pandemic and gain some inspiration from stories of
humanity.”
Ruth Picker
“Thanks so much to The Song Tailors for asking me to feature in Waiting for
Abbey Road. I loved working on this song, and even though I had to do it from
home (instead of in London), it was still very much enjoyable. I hope everyone
loves this song as much as I do!”
Muireann
The Song Tailors is an Australian creative platform creating opportunities for both
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Kylie Auldist – MSO Live https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/30/kylie-auldist-mso-live/ Mon, 30 Aug 2021 02:38:39 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4162 <p>ABOUT: MSO.LIVE is the online home of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, delivering live and pre-recorded concert hall performances, musical experiences and special events from the MSO, other Australian arts companies... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/30/kylie-auldist-mso-live/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/30/kylie-auldist-mso-live/">Kylie Auldist – MSO Live</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> ABOUT: MSO.LIVE is the online home of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, delivering live and pre-recorded concert hall performances, musical experiences and special events from the MSO, other Australian arts companies... LEARN MORE























ABOUT: MSO.LIVE is the online home of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, delivering live and pre-recorded concert hall performances, musical experiences and special events from the MSO, other Australian arts companies and some of the world’s great orchestras alongside family-friendly content, audio recordings from the ABC archive, talks and special events.   New concerts and events will be released each month.


























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Sarah Walker -Author. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/30/sarah-walker-author/ Mon, 30 Aug 2021 02:37:20 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4168 <p>We live in a world that expects us to be constantly in control of ourselves. Our bodies and minds, though, have other ideas. In this striking debut, artist and writer... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/30/sarah-walker-author/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/30/sarah-walker-author/">Sarah Walker -Author.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> We live in a world that expects us to be constantly in control of ourselves. Our bodies and minds, though, have other ideas. In this striking debut, artist and writer... LEARN MORE In this striking debut, artist and writer Sarah Walker wrestles with the awkward spaces where anatomy meets society: body image and Photoshop, phobias and religion, sex scenes and onstage violence, death and grief. Her luminous writing is at once specific and universal as she mines the limits of anxiety, intimacy and control.
Sharp-witted and poignant, this collection of essays explores our unruly bodies and asks how we might learn to embrace our own chaos.
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Peter Berzanskis https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/30/peter-berzanskis/ Mon, 30 Aug 2021 02:35:36 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4158 <p>Peter reinterprets urban spaces by reducing them to their most basic form and reconstructing them.  He is launching a series of images of historic Ballarat.  Peter is a freelance photographer... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/30/peter-berzanskis/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/30/peter-berzanskis/">Peter Berzanskis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Peter reinterprets urban spaces by reducing them to their most basic form and reconstructing them.  He is launching a series of images of historic Ballarat.  Peter is a freelance photographer... LEARN MORE
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Stephen A Russell talks films with Eve and Neil. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/30/stephen-a-russell-talks-films-with-eve-and-neil/ Mon, 30 Aug 2021 02:34:05 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4153 <p>Stephen talks to Eve and Neil on the Melbourne Film circuit during lockdown.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/30/stephen-a-russell-talks-films-with-eve-and-neil/">Stephen A Russell talks films with Eve and Neil.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Stephen talks to Eve and Neil on the Melbourne Film circuit during lockdown.
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The Road to Pride https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/23/the-road-to-pride/ Mon, 23 Aug 2021 01:18:13 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4146 <p>The Road to Pride Op 9 # 45 (APRA AMCOS Registration No. GW61911019) I wanted to write a piece to celebrate the opening of the new Victorian Pride Centre. Such... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/23/the-road-to-pride/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/23/the-road-to-pride/">The Road to Pride</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The Road to Pride Op 9 # 45 (APRA AMCOS Registration No. GW61911019) I wanted to write a piece to celebrate the opening of the new Victorian Pride Centre. Such... LEARN MORE Op 9 # 45
(APRA AMCOS Registration No. GW61911019)
I wanted to write a piece to celebrate the opening of the new Victorian Pride Centre.
Such a stunning building, a monumental achievement, and an architectural triumph,
after years of hard work. It is a world exemplar and a credit to all involved.
I wanted to write something tracking the journey of the last 50 or so years to where we
are now. Until 1980 sex between consenting adult males in Victoria was illegal.
People were arrested, imprisoned and carried criminal convictions for loving who they
loved. State and Church treated us as second class citizens. Self-righteous violence in
the community bullied, raped, bashed and murdered our people.
For those of us who realised our identity 50 and 60 years ago the journey was perilous.
Families rejected us, Church and State considered us evil or ill or criminal. Yet, we
somehow found each other. We gathered in hidden places to dance and be together.
Places constantly subject to police raids and arrests. We lived in ghettos because we
didn’t know what else to do. There were no safe places.
Times have changed, but not for everyone. There are still young people subject to
Church and family intolerance. Aversion therapy is still practised, causing lasting
damage, including depression, mental illness and suicide. It makes people hate
themselves, but it doesn’t stop them being gender diverse.
The Pride Centre is a glorious incarnation of acceptance and equality for gender
diverse peoples. My composition tracks a person’s initial realisation that they are
different, their tentative moves to be themselves, the hostile reactions encountered,
their self-doubt and self-deprecation. Then the ferocity of societal denial and violence
follows. But – there’s a beginning fightback, a beginning of hope for ourselves, that
strengthens and builds so that we came to stand proud in defiance, and the community
began to believe we weren’t monsters at all, but decent human beings, and the voices
of repression muted themselves.

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Natalie King https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/23/natalie-king/ Mon, 23 Aug 2021 01:17:21 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4144 <p>As the Olympics inject excitement into our lockdown days, there’s a cultural project of contemporary photography by 8 leading artists from Australia and Japan to feature in a major exhibition... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/23/natalie-king/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/23/natalie-king/">Natalie King</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> As the Olympics inject excitement into our lockdown days, there’s a cultural project of contemporary photography by 8 leading artists from Australia and Japan to feature in a major exhibition... LEARN MORE Conceived pre-covid, it’s a miracle Reversible Destiny: Australian and Japanese contemporary photography exhibition is happening and in the context of Olympic ideals and values, it poses reflection and offers hope for us all.
The artists are looking at what it means to make photography now, in a time of global upheaval, human fragility and uncertain future – what are our shared destinies across nations?
Melbourne based exhibition co-curator Natalie King, a leading Australian curator with an Asia-Pacific region specialisation and significant Venice Art Biennale curating experience, poses the big questions – where are we now, what is our collective future, how is this informed by the past?

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Mitch Jones Circus Oz https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/23/mitch-jones-circus-oz/ Mon, 23 Aug 2021 01:16:10 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4141 <p>Over 100 circus artists delve into the next unbelievable As part of the Circus Oz experiment, the Circus Arts Incubator Fellowship program introduces five circus creatives committed to uncovering the... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/23/mitch-jones-circus-oz/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/23/mitch-jones-circus-oz/">Mitch Jones Circus Oz</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Over 100 circus artists delve into the next unbelievable As part of the Circus Oz experiment, the Circus Arts Incubator Fellowship program introduces five circus creatives committed to uncovering the... LEARN MORE












Over 100 circus artists delve into the next unbelievable
As part of the Circus Oz experiment, the Circus Arts Incubator Fellowship program introduces five circus creatives committed to uncovering the next Australian circus arts provocation.
Each receiving a $40K stipend over a six-month period, the Fellows represent a powerful force of diversity that covers First Nations, disability, queer, social politics and wickedly humorous approaches to inclusion.
Harley Mann, a Wakka Wakka man from Queensland, grew up on Gadigal country. Mann is interested in the value of land and how it holds memory and the relationships to country. His driving ambition is to establish a First Nations physical movement and circus company.
Award-winning Jarred Dewy hails from in Adelaide. He is a National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) graduate and spent nine years as part of the Circa ensemble. Jarred’s fellowship will focus on the identity of all things queer, raw, subversive and surreal through a hybrid of acrobatics and drag.
Acclaimed mid-career artist, Jess Love will focus on stories told through beautiful images and physical feats. Love wants to challenge the status quo on gender, sexuality and lifestyle. She explains, “I want to make work for children that teaches them that difference is exciting and cool.”
Mitch Jones is a physical performer with over a decade of creating thought-provoking and playful shows that experiment with genre and style. He wants to take audiences on a wild ride through the absurd, darkly comical and visually surreal.
As an adventurous street performer, Roya the Destroya shocks and disrupts strangers into a soulful and joyful exchange. With global experiences, she has busked in the Middle East and performed at the White House. Roya’s fellowship will focus on representation for disability artists and audiences.
The five Fellows will join over 100 other circus performers selected to be part of the Circus Arts Incubator Associate program to take-over and activate many spaces throughout the enormous Circus Oz headquarters within the Collingwood Yards precinct.
Circus Oz Executive Director, Penny Miles, explained that these new Circus Oz Arts Incubator programs attracted over 80 applications covering over 200 artists, “This is a major turning point. It’s a new era to support a broader range of circus arts. We cannot wait to witness what they discover.”
“We’ve striped back our entire building to give artists access to spaces and resources to research, test and create new possibilities. They will have access to over 2,000 square metres of space (approximately half an acre) – this includes two large rehearsal rooms as well as a range of new studio spaces we’ve transformed from existing offices,” said Miles.
Circus lovers can access a special Sneak Peek pass to see exclusive scheduled and last-minute viewings as well as time to meet and engage with the Circus Arts Incubator Fellows and Associates.
Circus Oz will launch the $80 Sneak Peek pass soon. It will cover eight months (October 2021 to May 2022) of varied moments that test new circus experiments before they hit the main stage.















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Rohan Shearn talks to David and Neil about all things Arts. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/23/rohan-shearn-talks-to-david-and-neil-about-all-things-arts/ Mon, 23 Aug 2021 01:15:11 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4138 <p>Rohan talks to David and Neil.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/23/rohan-shearn-talks-to-david-and-neil-about-all-things-arts/">Rohan Shearn talks to David and Neil about all things Arts.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Rohan talks to David and Neil.
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PluginHUMAN https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/16/pluginhuman/ Sun, 15 Aug 2021 21:43:22 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4128 <p>PluginHUMAN is a multi-award-winning art duo led by Dr Betty Sargeant and Justin Dwyer. PluginHUMAN are at the progressive edge of their field, providing audiences with new cultural, environmental and... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/16/pluginhuman/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/16/pluginhuman/">PluginHUMAN</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> PluginHUMAN is a multi-award-winning art duo led by Dr Betty Sargeant and Justin Dwyer. PluginHUMAN are at the progressive edge of their field, providing audiences with new cultural, environmental and... LEARN MORE Dr Betty Sargeant and Justin Dwyer. PluginHUMAN are at the progressive edge of their field, providing audiences with new cultural, environmental and scientific perspectives. Their artworks address the leading questions and concerns of our times.
PluginHUMAN’s work centres around the art of illumination. They create projection mapping, video artworks and led immersive multi-sensory environments. They use the medium of light to translate complex data into meaningful audience experiences.
PluginHUMAN has created commissioned artworks for institutions such as the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan), the Asia Culture Centre (South Korea), Questacon (Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre), the Melbourne Museum (White Night Festival, Australia) and Experimenta (Australian triennial touring media art exhibition). They have exhibited in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. PluginHUMAN were awarded the Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Art Fellowship (2019/20); they’re developing new carbon neutral and carbon negative materials and working methods. They have also won Good Design Awards (2020 and 2018), and a Victorian Premier’s Design Award (2017).
PluginHUMAN has an acute understanding of the role that technology plays in contemporary society. They reimagine new technologies to produce artistic innovations, creating meaningful large and small scale audience experiences for indoor spaces and outdoor public arenas.

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John Young https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/16/john-young/ Sun, 15 Aug 2021 21:42:27 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4126 <p>Bunjil Place is excited to present a variety of signature events inspired by John Young: Diaspora, Psyche that is currently exhibiting until Sunday 12 September, 2021. The survey exhibition presents an exploration of transculturalism, examining historic... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/16/john-young/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/08/16/john-young/">John Young</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Bunjil Place is excited to present a variety of signature events inspired by John Young: Diaspora, Psyche that is currently exhibiting until Sunday 12 September, 2021. The survey exhibition presents an exploration of transculturalism, Taking place on Saturday 14 August, enjoy a day out at Bunjil Place to explore the art and ideas of Diaspora, Psyche through dance, discussion, and more.

Home(s) is a cross-cultural and cross-genre dance project that brings together four dance artists from a diverse range of backgrounds Jennifer Ma, Nak Assa, Kaitlin Malone, and David Leupolu. Through a mix of contemporary dance, street dance and experimental music backgrounds, the works unravel the dancers’ own cultural experiences and investigate their sense of belonging at the crossroads of diverse cultural influences. Featuring music composed by Bluey Mooney and lights designed by Adelaide Harney, tickets are $8-$10 + BF which includes light refreshments, and the performance is set for 2.00pm in the Bunjil Place Studio.
Jennifer Ma is a Taiwanese-Australian dancer and choreographer whose own choreographic practice lies in the intersection of contemporary and street dance, resulting in her first full length work, Home(s), which premiered at Melbourne Fringe Festival 2020.
Nak Assa is the founding director of a Melbourne-based street dance crew, Mute. With over 10 years’ experience in choreography and freestyle, Nak has travelled internationally to Singapore, Japan, Vietnam and the US to attend dance camps, competitions and private trainings with world-class street dancers to refine his craft.
Kaitlin Malone is a current company artist with Transit Dance Company, Variation Three and Jennifer Ma & Collaborators and will be debuting her first work as part of a triple bill with Origins Dance Company in 2021. Kailtin has developed her artistic practice under the mentorship of Paul Malek and Israel Aloni at Transit Dance, since graduating in 2018.
David Leupolu is an Indian/Samoan freestyle artist who has explored multiple genres such as Popping, Hip Hop freestyle, House and Krump. David has ventured into contemporary dance joining Jennifer Ma & Collaborators in multiple creative projects including Home(s), Submerge at Dancehouse, and Bunjil Place’s Art Echoes project.

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