Sunday Arts Magazine https://joy.org.au/sundayarts Exploring the thriving Melbourne arts scene Mon, 05 Apr 2021 04:57:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6.2 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/powerpress/2018-SundayArtsMagazine.jpg https://joy.org.au/sundayarts Melbourne, Victoria Weekly Yana Alana talks about Fabulous F**K https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/yana-alana-talks-about-fabulous-fk/ Mon, 05 Apr 2021 04:57:04 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3712 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/yana-alana-talks-about-fabulous-fk/#respond https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/yana-alana-talks-about-fabulous-fk/feed/ 0 <p>This is a Protest Party! Serving post-punk, anti-glamour realness, Fuck Fabulous is a radical, multi-artform, variety show with it’s tongue firmly planted in it’s cheeks. Bringing together fierce queers, femmes and rebels... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/yana-alana-talks-about-fabulous-fk/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/yana-alana-talks-about-fabulous-fk/">Yana Alana talks about Fabulous F**K</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> This is a Protest Party!

Serving post-punk, anti-glamour realness, Fuck Fabulous is a radical, multi-artform, variety show with it’s tongue firmly planted in it’s cheeks.

Bringing together fierce queers, femmes and rebels in a show that celebrates female-masculinity, rejoices in gender-queer visibility and celebrates femme identities in diverse bodies. Hosted by Yana Alana, this epic ensemble work is where drag, visual art, trash-fashion, dance, circus and live music collide.

With performances by circus icon Jess Love, queer side-show clown Dale Woodbridge-Brown, performance artist Nicci Wilks, dance duo Glitter & Snatch, aerial contortionist Seth Sladen, Drag King Koko Ma$$, performance wunderkammer Gabi Barton and our drummer boi Bec Matthews.

Fuck Fabulous is an epic ensemble work, representing alternative ideas of sexy, reveling in the ridiculous and a collective reimagining of what it means to be Fabulous.

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This is a Protest Party! Serving post-punk, anti-glamour realness, Fuck Fabulous is a radical, multi-artform, variety show with it’s tongue firmly planted in it’s cheeks. Bringing together fierce queers, femmes and rebels... LEARN MORE



Serving post-punk, anti-glamour realness, Fuck Fabulous is a radical, multi-artform, variety show with it’s tongue firmly planted in it’s cheeks.
Bringing together fierce queers, femmes and rebels in a show that celebrates female-masculinity, rejoices in gender-queer visibility and celebrates femme identities in diverse bodies. Hosted by Yana Alana, this epic ensemble work is where drag, visual art, trash-fashion, dance, circus and live music collide.
With performances by circus icon Jess Love, queer side-show clown Dale Woodbridge-Brown, performance artist Nicci Wilks, dance duo Glitter & Snatch, aerial contortionist Seth Sladen, Drag King Koko Ma$$, performance wunderkammer Gabi Barton and our drummer boi Bec Matthews.
Fuck Fabulous is an epic ensemble work, representing alternative ideas of sexy, reveling in the ridiculous and a collective reimagining of what it means to be Fabulous.





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Ali McGregor talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine Team https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/ali-mcgregor-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team/ Sun, 04 Apr 2021 22:51:47 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3709 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/ali-mcgregor-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team/#respond https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/ali-mcgregor-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team/feed/ 0 <p>Ali pops in to talk to David and Neil about her recent shows.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/ali-mcgregor-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team/">Ali McGregor 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> Ali pops in to talk to David and Neil about her recent shows.

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Casting Off – 3 Women of Circus https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/casting-off-3-women-of-circus/ Sun, 04 Apr 2021 22:48:54 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3703 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/casting-off-3-women-of-circus/#respond https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/casting-off-3-women-of-circus/feed/ 0 <p>After an award-winning season at Edinburgh Fringe Casting Off is coming to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival at the Famous Spiegeltent, Arts Centre Forecourt, Thursday 28 March until Sunday 11... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/casting-off-3-women-of-circus/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/casting-off-3-women-of-circus/">Casting Off – 3 Women of Circus</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> After an award-winning season at Edinburgh Fringe Casting Off is coming to the Melbourne
International Comedy Festival at the Famous Spiegeltent, Arts Centre Forecourt, Thursday 28 March
until Sunday 11 April 2021.
An all women, cross-generational show that challenges the conventions of circus and subverts expectations.
The three extraordinary women at the heart of Casting Off are – Debra Batton (61), Sharon Gruenert (42) and
Spenser Inwood (30).

Intergenerational circus with lots to say: the personal is political, fury is fun and the acrobatics downright
dangerous – especially when life gets in the way. Casting off stereotypes, these dynamic Australian women
tumble, talk, fly, and balance precariously.

A disarming, hilarious show about living on the edge and talking about it; and how it’s easier done than said.
Circus that makes you laugh and cry simultaneously. Relaxed, personal and fantastically inappropriate.
Self-directed, hand-knitted, and honouring the life events that get in the way of work, Casting Off is a theatrical
circus experience that celebrates thoughtful, strong, and resilient individuals. A joyous accumulation of
moments that shine a light on women relating to each other in playful, fruitful relationships. Flipping, climbing
and flying to a soundscape of the many disparate texts (lists, poems, conversations, melodies, arguments and
biographies) that embody each day.
Casting Off is non-narrative circus with words that’s easier done than said.

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After an award-winning season at Edinburgh Fringe Casting Off is coming to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival at the Famous Spiegeltent, Arts Centre Forecourt, Thursday 28 March until Sunday 11... LEARN MORE International Comedy Festival at the Famous Spiegeltent, Arts Centre Forecourt, Thursday 28 March
until Sunday 11 April 2021.
An all women, cross-generational show that challenges the conventions of circus and subverts expectations.
The three extraordinary women at the heart of Casting Off are – Debra Batton (61), Sharon Gruenert (42) and
Spenser Inwood (30).
Intergenerational circus with lots to say: the personal is political, fury is fun and the acrobatics downright
dangerous – especially when life gets in the way. Casting off stereotypes, these dynamic Australian women
tumble, talk, fly, and balance precariously.
A disarming, hilarious show about living on the edge and talking about it; and how it’s easier done than said.
Circus that makes you laugh and cry simultaneously. Relaxed, personal and fantastically inappropriate.
Self-directed, hand-knitted, and honouring the life events that get in the way of work, Casting Off is a theatrical
circus experience that celebrates thoughtful, strong, and resilient individuals. A joyous accumulation of
moments that shine a light on women relating to each other in playful, fruitful relationships. Flipping, climbing
and flying to a soundscape of the many disparate texts (lists, poems, conversations, melodies, arguments and
biographies) that embody each day.
Casting Off is non-narrative circus with words that’s easier done than said.
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Amanda Muggleton – This F**king Lady https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/amanda-muggleton-this-fking-lady/ Sun, 04 Apr 2021 22:48:06 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3701 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/amanda-muggleton-this-fking-lady/#respond https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/amanda-muggleton-this-fking-lady/feed/ 0 <p>A critically acclaimed one-women play starring Amanda Muggleton, based on the life of Australian legendary star of stage and screen, Coral Browne, puts the Grande Dame back in the spotlight where she... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/amanda-muggleton-this-fking-lady/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/amanda-muggleton-this-fking-lady/">Amanda Muggleton – This F**king Lady</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> A critically acclaimed one-women play starring Amanda Muggleton, based on the life of
Australian legendary star of stage and screen, Coral Browne, puts the Grande Dame back
in the spotlight where she belongs.
Diva, adventuress, beauty, wit… the flamboyant Coral Browne travelled a world away from her
humble Australian beginnings to become the toast of the London stage in the 1940s.
Sexually adventurous, with a deliciously bawdy wit, Coral was as well known for her glamorous
lifestyle as she was for her memorable stage and screen performances (Auntie Mame, The
Killing of Sister George, Dennis Potter’s Dreamchild and Alan Bennett’s An Englishman Abroad).
She had a string of famous lovers, including Paul Robeson and Maurice Chevalier, and enjoyed
a late-life marriage to the king of schlock horror, Vincent Price.
In this critically-acclaimed one-woman play, the wonderful Amanda Muggleton (The Book
Club, Hollyoaks, Prisoner Cell Block H) brings Coral Browne to sparkling life and puts this
Grande Dame back in the spotlight where she belongs.

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in the spotlight where she belongs.
Diva, adventuress, beauty, wit… the flamboyant Coral Browne travelled a world away from her
humble Australian beginnings to become the toast of the London stage in the 1940s.
Sexually adventurous, with a deliciously bawdy wit, Coral was as well known for her glamorous
lifestyle as she was for her memorable stage and screen performances (Auntie Mame, The
Killing of Sister George, Dennis Potter’s Dreamchild and Alan Bennett’s An Englishman Abroad).
She had a string of famous lovers, including Paul Robeson and Maurice Chevalier, and enjoyed
a late-life marriage to the king of schlock horror, Vincent Price.
In this critically-acclaimed one-woman play, the wonderful Amanda Muggleton (The Book
Club, Hollyoaks, Prisoner Cell Block H) brings Coral Browne to sparkling life and puts this
Grande Dame back in the spotlight where she belongs.
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Sam Serna – Bunny Rabbit https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/sam-serna-bunny-rabbit/ Sun, 04 Apr 2021 22:47:11 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3699 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/sam-serna-bunny-rabbit/#respond https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/sam-serna-bunny-rabbit/feed/ 0 <p>Step aside Ivan Aristeguieta, there is a new Venezuelan set to take. the Australian comedy scene by storm! Making Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2021 Debut. Sam Serna lived in the... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/sam-serna-bunny-rabbit/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/04/05/sam-serna-bunny-rabbit/">Sam Serna – Bunny Rabbit</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Step aside Ivan Aristeguieta, there is a new Venezuelan set to take.

the Australian comedy scene by storm! Making Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2021 Debut.

Sam Serna lived in the notorious Caracas, Venezuela – a violent city which enjoys the dubious distinction of being one of the most dangerous in the world – but even that did not prepare her for how terrifying dating men would be when she found herself single again after 13 years of marriage.

In the world premiere of her debut solo show, Bunny Rabbit, Sam combines storytelling with some spicy stand-up. Her unique background gives her universal experiences of dating a fresh perspective, which is interwoven with her story of escaping the Venezuelan communist regime.

“Right now Venezuela is responsible for the biggest refugee crisis in the history of the American continent, five million people – that’s close to 20% of the population – have left,” says Sam, who emigrated ten years ago with her now ex-husband.

The title of the show refers to those moments where we freeze like scared bunnies when confronted by predators. From surviving life in Caracas, taking the rest of her family to safety abroad, to winding up involuntarily celibate and single again in her mid-thirties, Sam Serna has had more than her fair share of ‘bunny rabbit moments’.

An engineer by day, Sam picked up a mic in 2019 and has been doing the rounds of the rooms since then. She’s had training in improvised comedy with The Improv Conspiracy and cut her teeth on the festival circuit performing in an ensemble showcase as part of the 2020 Adelaide Fringe and a two-hander with Indian-born, Thai-raised “queermedian” Sunanda Sachatrakul. Called “Yes, We Tan!” the show was Broadsheet’s Top Pick for a comedy show in the 2020 Melbourne Fringe. She also co-runs a women and non-binary comedy room, “Raise the Bar”, together with fellow woman of colour, comedian Amna Bee.

Bunny Rabbit takes an irreverent look at sex, anatomy, bodily fluids, pop culture and if you are wondering what it’s like to have all your friends and family mugged at gun point at different times, well, that’s in there, too, in this brand new hour of thought provoking stand-up.

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Sam Serna lived in the notorious Caracas, Venezuela – a violent city which enjoys the dubious distinction of being one of the most dangerous in the world – but even that did not prepare her for how terrifying dating men would be when she found herself single again after 13 years of marriage.
In the world premiere of her debut solo show, Bunny Rabbit, Sam combines storytelling with some spicy stand-up. Her unique background gives her universal experiences of dating a fresh perspective, which is interwoven with her story of escaping the Venezuelan communist regime.
“Right now Venezuela is responsible for the biggest refugee crisis in the history of the American continent, five million people – that’s close to 20% of the population – have left,” says Sam, who emigrated ten years ago with her now ex-husband.
The title of the show refers to those moments where we freeze like scared bunnies when confronted by predators. From surviving life in Caracas, taking the rest of her family to safety abroad, to winding up involuntarily celibate and single again in her mid-thirties, Sam Serna has had more than her fair share of ‘bunny rabbit moments’.
An engineer by day, Sam picked up a mic in 2019 and has been doing the rounds of the rooms since then. She’s had training in improvised comedy with The Improv Conspiracy and cut her teeth on the festival circuit performing in an ensemble showcase as part of the 2020 Adelaide Fringe and a two-hander with Indian-born, Thai-raised “queermedian” Sunanda Sachatrakul. Called “Yes, We Tan!” the show was Broadsheet’s Top Pick for a comedy show in the 2020 Melbourne Fringe. She also co-runs a women and non-binary comedy room, “Raise the Bar”, together with fellow woman of colour, comedian Amna Bee.
Bunny Rabbit takes an irreverent look at sex, anatomy, bodily fluids, pop culture and if you are wondering what it’s like to have all your friends and family mugged at gun point at different times, well, that’s in there, too, in this brand new hour of thought provoking stand-up.

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Hayden Burke talks about a new location 7th Floor Hub https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/hayden-burke-talks-about-a-new-location-7th-floor-hub/ Sun, 28 Mar 2021 06:23:58 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3678 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/hayden-burke-talks-about-a-new-location-7th-floor-hub/#respond https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/hayden-burke-talks-about-a-new-location-7th-floor-hub/feed/ 0 <p>Hayden talks about why this space has opened during a pandemic.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/hayden-burke-talks-about-a-new-location-7th-floor-hub/">Hayden Burke talks about a new location 7th Floor Hub</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Hayden talks about why this space has opened during a pandemic.

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Reference Material the new dance work from Alisdair Macindoe. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/reference-material-the-new-dance-work-from-alisdair-macindoe/ Sun, 28 Mar 2021 06:23:03 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3681 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/reference-material-the-new-dance-work-from-alisdair-macindoe/#respond https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/reference-material-the-new-dance-work-from-alisdair-macindoe/feed/ 0 <p>Reference Material, a new dance work from choreographer Alisdair Macindoe exploring the process and history of dance making in the age of narcissism, debuts as a part of Darebin Arts... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/reference-material-the-new-dance-work-from-alisdair-macindoe/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/reference-material-the-new-dance-work-from-alisdair-macindoe/">Reference Material the new dance work from Alisdair Macindoe.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Reference Material, a new dance work from
choreographer Alisdair Macindoe exploring
the process and history of dance making in
the age of narcissism, debuts as a part of
Darebin Arts Speakeasy season at the
Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre.
Sitting somewhere between a lecture, a
stand-up show, a guided tour and a dance
recital, Reference Material is a chaotic and
humorous performance that reflects a world
saturated by media technology.
In an effort to salute the historical figures
and social icons who have paved the way
toward our current privileged performance
culture, Reference Material takes on the
impossible task of acknowledging and
referencing its own cultural context,
unashamedly exposing its own creative
process in doing so.

Alisdair Macindoe is an Australian dancer, sound designer and choreographer. His
experience in these fields has taken his work to many countries worldwide, earning critical
acclaim in the media and receiving local and international awards including five Green Room
awards, a Helpmann and a New York Bessie award. Alisdair is a recipient of the Peggy van
Praagh and Sidney Myer Fellowships, and a board member of Ausdance Victoria.
Notable collaborations include his work as a dancer for Lucy Guerin, Chunky Move, Antony
Hamilton, Stephanie Lake and DanceNorth, and his work as a sound designer for Chunky
Move, Antony Hamilton, STOMPIN and DanceNorth. His choreographic work includes
commissions for DanceNorth, Lucy Guerin, Next Wave, Performance Space, and STOMPIN.

Reference Material is based on ideas Macindoe began exploring during a commission on the
graduating year of dance students at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2017.

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Reference Material, a new dance work from choreographer Alisdair Macindoe exploring the process and history of dance making in the age of narcissism, debuts as a part of Darebin Arts... LEARN MORE choreographer Alisdair Macindoe exploring
the process and history of dance making in
the age of narcissism, debuts as a part of
Darebin Arts Speakeasy season at the
Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre.
Sitting somewhere between a lecture, a
stand-up show, a guided tour and a dance
recital, Reference Material is a chaotic and
humorous performance that reflects a world
saturated by media technology.
In an effort to salute the historical figures
and social icons who have paved the way
toward our current privileged performance
culture, Reference Material takes on the
impossible task of acknowledging and
referencing its own cultural context,
unashamedly exposing its own creative
process in doing so.
Alisdair Macindoe is an Australian dancer, sound designer and choreographer. His
experience in these fields has taken his work to many countries worldwide, earning critical
acclaim in the media and receiving local and international awards including five Green Room
awards, a Helpmann and a New York Bessie award. Alisdair is a recipient of the Peggy van
Praagh and Sidney Myer Fellowships, and a board member of Ausdance Victoria.
Notable collaborations include his work as a dancer for Lucy Guerin, Chunky Move, Antony
Hamilton, Stephanie Lake and DanceNorth, and his work as a sound designer for Chunky
Move, Antony Hamilton, STOMPIN and DanceNorth. His choreographic work includes
commissions for DanceNorth, Lucy Guerin, Next Wave, Performance Space, and STOMPIN.
Reference Material is based on ideas Macindoe began exploring during a commission on the
graduating year of dance students at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2017.

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A Machine for Viewing at the MIFF. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/a-machine-for-viewing-at-the-miff/ Sun, 28 Mar 2021 06:22:11 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3675 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/a-machine-for-viewing-at-the-miff/#respond https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/a-machine-for-viewing-at-the-miff/feed/ 0 <p>Directed by Charlie Shackleton, Richard Misek and Melbourne based Oscar Raby, the experimental hybrid video essay uses virtual reality to pull the audience into the images, instead of merely inviting... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/a-machine-for-viewing-at-the-miff/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/a-machine-for-viewing-at-the-miff/">A Machine for Viewing at the MIFF.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Directed by Charlie Shackleton, Richard Misek and Melbourne based Oscar Raby, the experimental hybrid video essay uses virtual reality to pull the audience into the images, instead of merely inviting them to sit down in a movie theatre full of distractions. Inspired by filmmaker Peter Kubelka’s “machine for viewing” theatre, this unique work invites us to ponder what it means to ‘watch’ a piece of cinema, with three episodes totalling a 30-min runtime.

 

Participatory iterations of the work premiered at Sundance and the International Documentary Film Festival, where audience members in cinemas were invited to wear the VR headset and step into the film. Now it has been reimagined as a digital offering, and this instalment of the evolving work will exhibit a single cinema patron’s unique experience of A Machine for Viewing (filmed at the Astor theatre) in a global online premiere which will be exclusive to MIFF YouTube channel from Thursday 8 April at 6pm, kicking off a massive MIFF season which is just around the corner!

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Directed by Charlie Shackleton, Richard Misek and Melbourne based Oscar Raby, the experimental hybrid video essay uses virtual reality to pull the audience into the images, instead of merely inviting... LEARN MORE  
Participatory iterations of the work premiered at Sundance and the International Documentary Film Festival, where audience members in cinemas were invited to wear the VR headset and step into the film. Now it has been reimagined as a digital offering, and this instalment of the evolving work will exhibit a single cinema patron’s unique experience of A Machine for Viewing (filmed at the Astor theatre) in a global online premiere which will be exclusive to MIFF YouTube channel from Thursday 8 April at 6pm, kicking off a massive MIFF season which is just around the corner!

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Boats at the National Gallery of Victoria https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/boats-at-the-national-gallery-of-victoria/ Sun, 28 Mar 2021 06:21:01 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3672 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/boats-at-the-national-gallery-of-victoria/#respond https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/boats-at-the-national-gallery-of-victoria/feed/ 0 <p>Families can set sail on urban seascapes, go to war with fiendish grannies, get their rock on, enjoy a circus spectacular at The Spiegeltent and even do a spot of... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/boats-at-the-national-gallery-of-victoria/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/boats-at-the-national-gallery-of-victoria/">Boats at the National Gallery of Victoria</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p>
Families can set sail on urban seascapes, go to war with fiendish grannies, get their rock on, enjoy a circus spectacular at The Spiegeltent and even do a spot of shopping during a fun-filled April school holidays at Arts Centre Melbourne.

“We are excited to finally be able to welcome children and families back to Arts Centre Melbourne. Throughout the pandemic, families have had to be incredibly resilient and manage a lot personally so it feels like a gift to finally give them the opportunity to reconnect with live performance and for children to be transported to a magical place through theatre. We are also really proud to be profiling Victorian performers and new works made specifically with COVID-19 safety regulations in place,” said Mary Harvey, Arts Centre Melbourne Creative Producer, Families and Children.

Internationally renowned, Melbourne based company Polyglot Theatre presents Boats – a rollicking voyage for children 3 to 10 years of age and their families to navigate an urban seascape in a colourful vessel.

In this free event, large lightweight boats are moored on Art Centre Melbourne’s main lawn waiting for children’s imagination and energy to take them out on an adventure. Once aboard, the boats are propelled by a flurry of feet, with children working as a crew to find their own path and voyage across the high seas. As they journey, Polyglot artists float as castaways to be rescued or as mysterious elements of the urban ocean. Together they guide the boats to safe harbour ready for a new crew, and the next adventure.

“Boats  was inspired by the stories of children who have experienced journeys across the sea, as refugees from life-threatening situations, and plays with the idea of arrival at a strange land. This work is a joyous response to how children unerringly find the play in their surroundings, and can lead us all to new perspectives. Children are often forgotten in the huge events of the world and Boats places them firmly and with happy disruption, in urban spaces, to find their own imaginative adventures in the everyday,” said Sue Giles AM, Artistic Director and co-CEO, Polyglot Theatre.

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Families can set sail on urban seascapes, go to war with fiendish grannies, get their rock on, enjoy a circus spectacular at The Spiegeltent and even do a spot of shopping during a fun-filled April school holidays at Arts Centre Melbourne.
“We are excited to finally be able to welcome children and families back to Arts Centre Melbourne. Throughout the pandemic, families have had to be incredibly resilient and manage a lot personally so it feels like a gift to finally give them the opportunity to reconnect with live performance and for children to be transported to a magical place through theatre. We are also really proud to be profiling Victorian performers and new works made specifically with COVID-19 safety regulations in place,” said Mary Harvey, Arts Centre Melbourne Creative Producer, Families and Children.
Internationally renowned, Melbourne based company Polyglot Theatre presents Boats – a rollicking voyage for children 3 to 10 years of age and their families to navigate an urban seascape in a colourful vessel.
In this free event, large lightweight boats are moored on Art Centre Melbourne’s main lawn waiting for children’s imagination and energy to take them out on an adventure. Once aboard, the boats are propelled by a flurry of feet, with children working as a crew to find their own path and voyage across the high seas. As they journey, Polyglot artists float as castaways to be rescued or as mysterious elements of the urban ocean. Together they guide the boats to safe harbour ready for a new crew, and the next adventure.
“Boats  was inspired by the stories of children who have experienced journeys across the sea, as refugees from life-threatening situations, and plays with the idea of arrival at a strange land. This work is a joyous response to how children unerringly find the play in their surroundings, and can lead us all to new perspectives. Children are often forgotten in the huge events of the world and Boats places them firmly and with happy disruption, in urban spaces, to find their own imaginative adventures in the everyday,” said Sue Giles AM, Artistic Director and co-CEO, Polyglot Theatre.










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Tarra Warra – Slow Moving Waters https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/tarra-warra-slow-moving-waters/ Sun, 28 Mar 2021 05:18:53 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3669 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/tarra-warra-slow-moving-waters/#respond https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/tarra-warra-slow-moving-waters/feed/ 0 <p>TarraWarra Biennial 2021: Slow Moving Waters, curated by Nina Miall, is an exhibition of new works by 25 artists from across the country whose practices explore ideas of slowness, deceleration,... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/tarra-warra-slow-moving-waters/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/tarra-warra-slow-moving-waters/">Tarra Warra – Slow Moving Waters</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p>

TarraWarra Biennial 2021: Slow Moving Waters, curated by Nina Miall, is an exhibition of new works by 25 artists from across the country whose practices explore ideas of slowness, deceleration, drift and the elasticity of time.

The Biennial’s title Slow Moving Waters comes from the translation of the local Woiwurrung word ‘tarrawarra’, after which the Museum, and its surrounding area of Wurundjeri Country in the Yarra Valley are named. The exhibition responds to two related themes: the idea of slowness, and the winding course of the Birrarung (Yarra River), which flows south of the Museum grounds.

The media preview will feature an opening presentation of a large-scale sonic artwork The Rivers Singwhich has been commissioned for the inaugural RISING festival. Conceived by artists Byron J Scullin and Thomas Supple and composed by YortaYorta/Yuin composer and soprano, Deborah Cheetham AO, The Rivers Sing’s celebration of the Birrarung (Yarra River) and the Maribyrnong River finds a natural home at TarraWarra.

KEY PICTORIAL OPPORTUNITIES: 

·       First showing of eleven newly commissioned artworks that reflect the unique context and sense of place particular to TarraWarra;

·       Interview and photograph some of the 25 exhibiting artists with their artwork, including dynamic installations involving melting ice and liquefying toffee;

·       A five-minute preview presentation of The Rivers Sing at 10am and 11am ahead of the full ten-minute presentation of The Rivers Sing at 12:15pm.

KEY EDITORIAL OPPORTUNITIES:

·       This 7th TarraWarra Biennial surveys new forms and ideas in Australian contemporary art practice, addressing timely and urgent issues: environmental fragility and an aesthetics of care, First Nations’ creation stories and caretaking for Country, deep listening, heightened awareness, interconnected ecologies, alternative conceptions of time (cosmological, geological, microbiological) and ways of being in the world;

·       Site-responsive contemporary art responses to slow ideas and practices in an age of acceleration with artworks unfolding in different ways over the course of the exhibition.

·       First Nations artists represent more than a third of the exhibition including senior Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin AO who has collaborated with Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones;

·       Interview with Guest curator, TarraWarra Biennial 2021: Slow Moving Waters, Nina Miall;

·       Introduction by Composer of the The Rivers Sing, Deborah Cheetham AO.

LOCATION:

TarraWarra Museum of Art, 313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville VIC 3777
[Exhibition dates, 27 March – 11 July 2021]

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TarraWarra Biennial 2021: Slow Moving Waters, curated by Nina Miall, is an exhibition of new works by 25 artists from across the country whose practices explore ideas of slowness, deceleration, drift and the elasticity of time.
The Biennial’s title Slow Moving Waters comes from the translation of the local Woiwurrung word ‘tarrawarra’, after which the Museum, and its surrounding area of Wurundjeri Country in the Yarra Valley are named. The exhibition responds to two related themes: the idea of slowness, and the winding course of the Birrarung (Yarra River), which flows south of the Museum grounds.
The media preview will feature an opening presentation of a large-scale sonic artwork The Rivers Singwhich has been commissioned for the inaugural RISING festival. Conceived by artists Byron J Scullin and Thomas Supple and composed by YortaYorta/Yuin composer and soprano, Deborah Cheetham AO, The Rivers Sing’s celebration of the Birrarung (Yarra River) and the Maribyrnong River finds a natural home at TarraWarra.
KEY PICTORIAL OPPORTUNITIES: 
·       First showing of eleven newly commissioned artworks that reflect the unique context and sense of place particular to TarraWarra;
·       Interview and photograph some of the 25 exhibiting artists with their artwork, including dynamic installations involving melting ice and liquefying toffee;
·       A five-minute preview presentation of The Rivers Sing at 10am and 11am ahead of the full ten-minute presentation of The Rivers Sing at 12:15pm.
KEY EDITORIAL OPPORTUNITIES:
·       This 7th TarraWarra Biennial surveys new forms and ideas in Australian contemporary art practice, addressing timely and urgent issues: environmental fragility and an aesthetics of care, First Nations’ creation stories and caretaking for Country, deep listening, heightened awareness, interconnected ecologies, alternative conceptions of time (cosmological, geological, microbiological) and ways of being in the world;
·       Site-responsive contemporary art responses to slow ideas and practices in an age of acceleration with artworks unfolding in different ways over the course of the exhibition.
·       First Nations artists represent more than a third of the exhibition including senior Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin AO who has collaborated with Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones;
·       Interview with Guest curator, TarraWarra Biennial 2021: Slow Moving Waters, Nina Miall;
·       Introduction by Composer of the http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3664 <p>Stephen talks to the team about films.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/28/stephen-a-russell-is-back-with-everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-films/">Stephen A Russell is back with everything you wanted to know about films</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Stephen talks to the team about films.
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Monica diMattina talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine Team https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/22/monica-dimattina-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team/ Mon, 22 Mar 2021 07:22:54 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3653 <p>MONIQUE DIMATTINA RELEASES ‘TIDES’ FOR SOLO PIANO “Monique diMattina has reached that hallowed ground where influences and inspirations coalesce to produce a unique voice” Martin Jones, Rhythms Mag “A touch,... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/22/monica-dimattina-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/22/monica-dimattina-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team/">Monica diMattina 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> MONIQUE DIMATTINA RELEASES ‘TIDES’ FOR SOLO PIANO “Monique diMattina has reached that hallowed ground where influences and inspirations coalesce to produce a unique voice” Martin Jones, Rhythms Mag “A touch,... LEARN MORE “Monique diMattina has reached that hallowed ground where influences and inspirations coalesce to produce a unique voice” Martin Jones, Rhythms Mag
“A touch, tone and sensibility only found in artists of the highest calibre”
Dr Tony Gould AM
“Monique diMattina is one of Australia’s finest composers. Her music is divine”
Clare Bowditch
TIDES is a stunning new album of solo piano compositions from one of Australia’s most accomplished and respected composers, Monique diMattina.
Echoes of Satie, Philip Glass and Lili Boulangère are present in this exquisite collection of piano miniatures, but the compositional voice is unmistakeably Monique diMattina – an artist whose six albums move freely from jazz/roots to classical worlds with rare mastery.
 
Monique, a Fulbright scholar and Yamaha artist, singer/songwriter, marathon runner and mother, has lived and worked in NYC, Europe and China, and is now based in Melbourne where she teaches in the VCA (Melbourne Con) and Monash University jazz departments.  Her ABC and RRR radio segment ‘Shaken Not Rehearsed’ involved writing a bespoke song in an hour to listener requests. She lives in Fitzroy, Melbourne with her two daughters.
Monique diMattina performs TIDES at the JAZZLAB.club Brunswick, Sat 27 March 7.30pm

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Tom Mosby talks about Deadly Narratives https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/22/tom-mosby-talks-about-deadly-narratives/ Mon, 22 Mar 2021 07:22:07 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3651 <p>Story telling in all forms is crucial to sharing and understanding historic and popular culture. Deadly Narratives: Recent Collection Highlights brings together Victorian Aboriginal narratives represented by 5 years of... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/22/tom-mosby-talks-about-deadly-narratives/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/22/tom-mosby-talks-about-deadly-narratives/">Tom Mosby talks about Deadly Narratives</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Story telling in all forms is crucial to sharing and understanding historic and popular culture. Deadly Narratives: Recent Collection Highlights brings together Victorian Aboriginal narratives represented by 5 years of... LEARN MORE Deadly Narratives: Recent Collection Highlights brings together Victorian Aboriginal narratives represented by 5 years of art collecting by the KHT since moving to the Birrarung (Yarra) Building at Federation Square in 2015.
The deadly narratives are told through a range of media including acrylic on canvas and board, prints, ceramics, textile, pokerwork possum skin, weaving and jewellery.
Deadly Narratives showcase the unique and important place the KHT collection holds in Victoria and nation-wide. The collection highlights in the exhibition reflect the strong, vibrant and living culture of south east Australia, representing individuals and communities that continue to connect to place and country.
Featured artists: Frank Hood, the Pitcha Makin Fellaz, Mandi Barton, Patrice Mathaymiles Mahoney, Marlene Scerri, Lisa Waup, Lucy Williams-Connelly, Steaphan Paton, Josh Muir, Monique Grbec, Marlene Gilson, Kait James, Uncle Greg Muir, Lee Darroch, Raymond Young, Cassie Leatham, Isobel Morphy-Walsh, Peter Waples-Crowe, Marilyne Nicholls,  Laura Kirby and Daniel Kelly

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Sisters in Crime – Davitt Awards https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/22/sisters-in-crime-davitt-awards/ Mon, 22 Mar 2021 07:21:05 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3649 <p>Entries for Sisters in Crime’s 21st Davitt Awards for women’s crime books now open Sisters in Crime Australia’s 21st Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/22/sisters-in-crime-davitt-awards/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/22/sisters-in-crime-davitt-awards/">Sisters in Crime – Davitt Awards</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Entries for Sisters in Crime’s 21st Davitt Awards for women’s crime books now open Sisters in Crime Australia’s 21st Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian... LEARN MORE
Entries for Sisters in Crime’s 21st Davitt Awards for women’s crime books now open
Sisters in Crime Australia’s 21st Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women are now open. Publishers have until Friday 7 May 2021 to enter. Self-published books are eligible. Books co-authored or edited by men or including chapters by men are not.
This year the Davitts are again supported by Swinburne University of Technology.
Six Davitt Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne, probably in late August or early September, though this may change depending on the pandemic: Best Adult Novel; Best Young Adult Novel; Best Children’s Novel; Best Non-fiction Book; Best Debut Book (any category); and Readers’ Choice (as voted the 500+ members of Sisters in Crime Australia).
Award-winning crime short story writer, Philomena Horsley, is serving as Judges’ Coordinator.
“2021 already looks like a bumper year for the Awards. There are already 126 books in contention, including an astonishing 85 adult crime novels. It’s likely we will exceed the 2019 record of 127 books in the competition. Whatever the final figure, it is a massive increase on the seven books nominated back in 2000,” she said.
“Forty of the books are debut. This is not surprising since the crime and mystery genre is hugely popular and it’s a genre that allows writers to explore so many different issues and so many different time periods, a ‘broad church’, as we wont to joke. Whether it’s the illegal wildlife trade, sex trafficking, evil twin sisters or baby farming, women crime writers write stories that thrill, entertain, subvert and inspire.
“Their stories, which often feature women kick-arse heroes, find a ready audience, particularly amongst women – and women, of course, make up the majority of book buyers and book club members. The crime books on the list are also notable for their striking evocations of place and time. They transport us from the heat of wartime Brisbane and the frigidity of the Snowy Mountains to the waters off Fiji and the coast of France.”
Horsley said that women’s crime books were increasingly recognised in other awards.
“Last year, women crime writers notched up wins in the ARA Historical Novel Prize (worth $50,000), the Ned Kelly Awards, the Danger Award, the Thunderbolt Prize, and the Banjo Prize,” she said.
“Australian women’s crime writers are now a global sensation, winning major awards overseas and increasingly being translated to the screen. In the past year, we’ve been able to enjoy Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears, inspired by Kerry Greenwood’s 21 Phryne Fisher novels, Miss S, a Chinese remake of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries television series, and The Dry, the Eric Bana film based on Jane Harper’s novel of the same name.”
The Davitts are named after Ellen Davitt, the author of Australia’s first mystery novel, Force and Fraud, in 1865. They cost publishers nothing to enter. A longlist will be published in May, a shortlist in July.
The awards are handsome carved polished wooded trophies featuring the front cover of the winning novel under perspex. No prize money is attached.
The judging panel for 2021 comprises Philomena Horsley, winner of the 2018 Scarlet Stiletto Award and medical autopsy expert; Joy Lawn, YA expert and reviewer; Janice Simpson, author and academic; Emily Webb, true crime author and podcaster; and Sisters in Crime national co-convenors, Moraig Kisler and Tara Mitchell.
Previous Davitt Awards have been presented by Val McDermid; Scottish crime writer (2020, 2010, 2003); NZ crime writer Dr Joanne Drayton (2019); Danish thriller writer, Sissel-Jo Gazan (2018); lawyer and true crime writer, Hilary Bonney (2017); Australian crime writer Liane Moriarty (2016); UK crime writer Sophie Hannah (2015); South African crime writer Lauren Beukes (2014); New Zealand crime writer Vanda Symons (2013); Swedish ...]]>
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Robin Gregory talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine team on her book “Traffic”. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/22/robin-gregory-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team-on-her-book-traffic/ Mon, 22 Mar 2021 07:19:44 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3642 <p>Applying the blow torch to sex-trafficking: Robin Gregory, Traffic Traffic (Clan Destine Press), the debut novel by author, Robin Gregory, applies a blow torch to sex-trafficking. Melbourne Private Investigator, Sandi... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/22/robin-gregory-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team-on-her-book-traffic/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/22/robin-gregory-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team-on-her-book-traffic/">Robin Gregory talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine team on her book “Traffic”.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Applying the blow torch to sex-trafficking: Robin Gregory, Traffic Traffic (Clan Destine Press), the debut novel by author, Robin Gregory, applies a blow torch to sex-trafficking. Melbourne Private Investigator, Sandi... LEARN MORE Traffic (Clan Destine Press), the debut novel by author, Robin Gregory, applies a blow torch to sex-trafficking.
Melbourne Private Investigator, Sandi Kent, has her hopes for an easy December dashed when two complicated cases crash into her lap.
First, she is hired by her sexy but volatile ex-girlfriend, Cassy Joynson, to rescue a young South Korean woman from an illegal brothel. And then – in a curiously parallel case – she’s engaged by a lawyer friend seeking defence angles for a Colombian immigrant charged with murdering a sex worker.
As Sandi juggles the demands of her clients (and her desperately low bank balance), she becomes embroiled in the city’s seamy underworld of human trafficking, drugs and murder. And soon more lives, including her own, are at risk …
Gregory was prompted to write Traffic by an incident at a community health centre where she was working some years ago.
“A young Asian woman came in, fearing for her life. She’d been bought and brought as a sex slave and the man who had acquired her, married her to solve any visa issues. The only place where she was able to go was church and that’s where she fled from her husband,” Gregory said.
“The minister’s wife accompanied her to the centre – she had been sheltering with a friend for a few days but a longer-term solution was needed. Her husband had hired someone to hunt her down. A black car ominously remained outside for the better part of the day while we struggled to find her a refuge. We eventually had to call on the police to escort her to safety.”
Gregory started researching sex-trafficking and connected with Project Respect, an organisation which offers support to women who have been trafficked and advocates on their behalf.
“Sex trafficking is surprisingly prevalent, even in legal brothels, but prosecutions are few and far between. The sex workers are often reluctant to go to the police. They rightly fear that, if they speak up, they’ll be deported and lose any slim hope of a new and better life in Australia. Getting evidence that will stand up in court is very difficult.”
“I decided that it was a problem that Private Investigator Sandi Kent should confront. Sandi has been around for twenty years – she featured in a story of mine that was shortlisted in Sisters in Crime’s Scarlet Stiletto Awards – and remarkably hasn’t aged!”
Gregory said that Sandi, who supplements her meagre PI income by teaching swimming part-time, has a lot going for her.
“Sandi is in her late twenties. She is strong, she is brave – sometimes recklessly so – and like many women of her age, experiences the crashing waves of love. In Sandi’s words her relationships ‘start well and then sourly plummet’. Her relationships with her mother and sister are fraught but she does have a wonderful best friend – Stewart, a gay man who Sandi ropes in as a sidekick,” she said.
“Part of my motivation all those years ago in making Sandi a lesbian was that there we so few of us represented in novels or on the screen – and, if we were, we inevitably met a ghastly end. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case. Sandi will appeal to a mainstream audience.”
In the course of her research, Gregory didn’t actually venture inside any brothels but, like her PI, she did actually spend time parked outside both legal and illegal brothels. Like her, Sandi is also a student of Spanish, a skill which she is able to utilise to great effect when investigating the Columbian man charged with murder.
“One of my other missions in my novel was to represent Melbourne’s diversity in all its glorious complexity,” Gregory said. “I like to think I’ve succeeded.”
Gregory is well on her way with a second Sandi Kent novel.

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Miffy and Friends is heading to Melbourne https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/22/miffy-and-friends-is-heading-to-melbourne/ Mon, 22 Mar 2021 07:18:41 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3638 <p>First created by Dutch illustrator Dick Bruna (1927-2017) as a bedtime story for his son in 1955, the little white bunny, or ‘nijntje’ as she is known in Dutch, has... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/22/miffy-and-friends-is-heading-to-melbourne/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/22/miffy-and-friends-is-heading-to-melbourne/">Miffy and Friends is heading to Melbourne</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> First created by Dutch illustrator Dick Bruna (1927-2017) as a bedtime story for his son in 1955, the little white bunny, or ‘nijntje’ as she is known in Dutch, has... LEARN MORE









First created by Dutch illustrator Dick Bruna (1927-2017) as a bedtime story for his son in 1955, the little white bunny, or ‘nijntje’ as she is known in Dutch, has evolved from her life as a children’s book character into a globally-recognised and universally loved design icon. Captivating children and adults alike for over 65 years, the figure of Miffy features in a major, free exhibition following the exhibition’s stellar launch at Brisbane’s QUT Art Museum late last year.

There’s great imagery as you can see attached, and I think it makes for a lovely feel-good conversation given its universal appeal on the whole idea of family, friends and relationships. There’s a lot to unpack around the history of Miffy and how it continues to cross cultures to this day through art, literature, and how the exhibition explores the character’s firm place within an Australian context.




The exhibition also places Miffy alongside the work of seven of Australia’s most exciting contemporary artists including Stephen Bird, Sadie Chandler, Nadia Hernández, Carla McRae, Nell, Brian Robinson, and Vipoo Srivilasa.
While deceptively simple, the character of Miffy is grounded in the ideas of 20th century avant-garde art, reflecting ideas of abstractionism and colour theory. With her pared back details and purity of line, Miffy embodies a universal language of minimalism.








miffy & friends shows at Bunjil Place Gallery from 27 March – 11 June:
















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Rohan Shearn is back and he has heaps of Arts Gossip. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/22/rohan-shearn-is-back-and-he-has-heaps-of-arts-gossip/ Mon, 22 Mar 2021 07:17:46 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3636 <p>Rohan Shearn arts gossip is back on the Sunday Arts Magazine Show.  </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/22/rohan-shearn-is-back-and-he-has-heaps-of-arts-gossip/">Rohan Shearn is back and he has heaps of Arts Gossip.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Rohan Shearn arts gossip is back on the Sunday Arts Magazine Show.  
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Morgan Rae (aka MxRS) talks to David and Neil https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/15/morgan-rae-aka-mxrs-talks-to-david-and-neil/ Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:11:12 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3623 <p>Morgan Ræ (aka MxRS) can be described a series, a performance, a story, a literary painting or living art. An award-winning interior & living designer with two decades of global... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/15/morgan-rae-aka-mxrs-talks-to-david-and-neil/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/15/morgan-rae-aka-mxrs-talks-to-david-and-neil/">Morgan Rae (aka MxRS) talks to David and Neil</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Morgan Ræ (aka MxRS) can be described a series, a performance, a story, a literary painting or living art. An award-winning interior & living designer with two decades of global... LEARN MORE

Morgan Ræ (aka MxRS) can be described a series, a performance, a story, a literary painting or living art.
An award-winning interior & living designer with two decades of global hospitality brand experience, an author of two cookbooks, former NYC restauranteur, producer, director, writer and show host focused on space.
Morgan Ræ began her career by directing the local children in games and plays on her self-made stage at the age of 8 in South Dakota. She became a part of the theatre tribe during high school learning all aspects of what it takes to run a production while taking the lead in a number of Shakespeare plays. Her memorisation skills won tripiés and her comedic MC acts made local TV.
Known for her pop-up activations, Tuk Tuk tours, artist in residence projects and creative space design, she has been an essential thread of culture introducing the public to the many facets of art.
Morgan’s storytelling is influenced by her years working with hospitality royalty such as AvroKO, Brand Bureau & David Mexico Design Group. She has brought design  stories to life with worldwide recognized brands such as Kerzner’s Atlantis and One&Only Resorts, Westin, Sheraton, 11Howard, Fairmount, Foutainebleau, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and hospitality focused residences such as Urby, Roam & BMW’s Mini Living.
Morgan has also participated in discussions on the New Age of Hospitality with SohoHouse & 1Hotels and frequently gives Feng Shui 101 to hotel brands like Nomade in Tulum. She also hosted a series of art classes during 2020 to brighten isolation.
Currently taking her otherworldly skills to space with her multimedia series MxRS we will witness the evolution of storytelling from pen and ink to wherever it leads.




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Craig Christie – Jungle Bungle https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/15/craig-christie-jungle-bungle/ Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:10:23 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3621 <p>A sell-out hit at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe, Craig Christie’s Jungle Bungle is about to be unleashed at Theatre Works these April School Holidays. With arts and crafts before each... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/15/craig-christie-jungle-bungle/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/15/craig-christie-jungle-bungle/">Craig Christie – Jungle Bungle</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> A sell-out hit at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe, Craig Christie’s Jungle Bungle is about to be unleashed at Theatre Works these April School Holidays. With arts and crafts before each... LEARN MORE to be unleashed at Theatre Works these April School Holidays. With arts and
crafts before each show, and Jungle Juice and snacks on offer, this colourful Mel-
bourne season is an engaging musical adventure for the entire family that explores
the fear of the unknown while celebrating friendship, individuality, and imagina-
tion.
Jungle Bungle is the wild and wonderful story of Oliver’s first day at new school. Even when he makes a new
friend in Claire, he can’t shake the nagging feeling that everything’s a bit weird and nothing is as it should be.
When Claire agrees to show Oliver home at the end of the day, and then stay and play, things still aren’t right.
And then they get much worse. Somehow, Oliver and Claire find themselves a lot further away from home than
expected, and they’re not too sure how they’re going to find their way back. Oh, and did we mention that they
were being followed?
Renowned writer Craig Christie has had over 40 musicals professionally produced in Australia and internationally
and his children’s shows have been seen by a total audience of over 3 million worldwide. A “family” show on
many levels, Jungle Bungle also sees him collaborating with his son, US-based Composer Andrew Christie (The
Simpsons), on the captivating and dynamic musical score for the adventure.

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Daniel Besen – Opening of Collingwood Yard https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/15/daniel-besen-opening-of-collingwood-yard/ Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:09:38 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3617 <p>On the site of the old Collingwood TAFE and taking up almost an entire city block, Collingwood Yards lay dormant for close to a decade before its transformation. After two... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/15/daniel-besen-opening-of-collingwood-yard/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/15/daniel-besen-opening-of-collingwood-yard/">Daniel Besen – Opening of Collingwood Yard</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> On the site of the old Collingwood TAFE and taking up almost an entire city block, Collingwood Yards lay dormant for close to a decade before its transformation. After two... LEARN MORE






On the site of the old Collingwood TAFE and taking up almost an entire city block, Collingwood Yards lay dormant for close to a decade before its transformation. After two years of construction works, Collingwood Yards officially begins its life as a major contemporary arts incubator – a place where community and creativity meet and emerging culture begins.









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Mary Quant Exhibition- Bendigo Art Gallery https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/15/mary-quant-exhibition-bendigo-art-gallery/ Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:08:43 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3615 <p>The queen of the miniskirt, colourful tights and tailored trousers, Mary Quant personified the energy and fun of swinging 60s and was a powerful role model for working women –... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/15/mary-quant-exhibition-bendigo-art-gallery/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/15/mary-quant-exhibition-bendigo-art-gallery/">Mary Quant Exhibition- Bendigo Art Gallery</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The queen of the miniskirt, colourful tights and tailored trousers, Mary Quant personified the energy and fun of swinging 60s and was a powerful role model for working women –... LEARN MORE  
Always challenging conventions, Quant inspired young women to rebel against the traditional dress of their mothers and grandmothers, turning her tiny London boutique into a wholesale global brand, making fashion less exclusive and more accessible to a new generation.
 
This brilliantly colourful exhibition comes direct from a sell-out season at London’s revered Victoria & Albert Museum, and explores the years between 1955 and 1975, when Quant revolutionised the high street, harnessing the youthful spirit of the sixties and new mass production techniques to create a modern new look for women.
 
Drawn from Mary Quant’s own archive as well as the V&A’s extensive fashion holdings, which include the largest public collection of Quant garments in the world, the exhibition brings together over 110 garments as well as accessories, cosmetics, sketches and photographs.
 
Many of the star objects featured in the exhibition come directly from a public call-out by the V&A to find rare garments and collect personal stories from the real women who wore Quant clothes. The results of the WeWantQuant social media campaign, which received over 800 responses, demonstrates the scale of Quant’s impact on fashion and her vital role in pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable for women to wear.

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Stephen A Russell is back again with more film insights. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/15/stephen-a-russell-is-back-again-with-more-film-insights/ Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:07:56 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3612 <p>Stephen is back again with more film gossip.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/15/stephen-a-russell-is-back-again-with-more-film-insights/">Stephen A Russell is back again with more film insights.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Stephen is back again with more film gossip.
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Ephemera – New Composition https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/08/ephemera-new-composition/ Mon, 08 Mar 2021 00:00:16 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3602 <p>Electronic composer Ehsan Gelsi’s majestic new composition, Ephemera merges the grandeur of Melbourne Town Hall’s ten thousand pipe acoustic organ with synths, computer generated sounds and live percussion in a... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/08/ephemera-new-composition/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/08/ephemera-new-composition/">Ephemera – New Composition</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Electronic composer Ehsan Gelsi’s majestic new composition, Ephemera merges the grandeur of Melbourne Town Hall’s ten thousand pipe acoustic organ with synths, computer generated sounds and live percussion in a... LEARN MORE





















Electronic composer Ehsan Gelsi’s majestic new composition, Ephemera merges the grandeur of Melbourne Town Hall’s ten thousand pipe acoustic organ with synths, computer generated sounds and live percussion in a special one night only performance to commemorate Melbourne Town Hall’s 150th anniversary.
Having shared the stage with Snoop Dogg, Pendulum, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox and Danny Tenaglia among other global acts and played Festivals around the world including the legendary Glastonbury, Ephemera is a rare chance to see Gelshi perform live in his hometown.  He will be accompanied by Ben Crook (Oolluu) on drums and an alluring live laser show.
Ephemera traverses classical organ music, vintage prog rock and contemporary electronica in this groundbreaking hybrid commission.  The result is a spectacular mix of grand organ fetishism, progressive soundtrack exploration and ecstatic analogue electronica.
Ehsan Gelsi has spent the last 20 years immersed in the world of synthesizers; as a performer, educator and specialist. Crossing genres from techno and experimental to hip hop and electronica, Ehsan’s musical scope is diverse and has seen him tour the world.
Support on the night comes from Melbourne electronic genius Jannah Quill. Jannah’s experimental approach to the uncasing of electrical processes manifests in installation, performance and recorded sound. In her live performances, she sculpts cracked everyday electronics into pulsating, beguiling and menacing fields of static and tone. Her approach to sound-making is heavily influenced by her interest in dance and club music apparatus and the ways in which this can blend with experimental, improvisatory and collaborative music.
Melbourne Town Hall’s 150th anniversary milestone is also being celebrated in You Are Cordially Invited ­– a visual arts exhibition featuring new works from celebrated Melbourne artist Patrick Pound, archival film and photographs from the City of Melbourne’s vast art and heritage collection.  Held in the newly refurbished City Gallery, the exhibition examines the Town Hall’s 150 years of civic life, governance, politics and culture, curated by Andrew Stephens.
























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Georgia Angus Writer – 100 Australian Birds https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/08/georgia-angus-writer-100-australian-birds/ Sun, 07 Mar 2021 23:52:58 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3586 <p>100 Australian Birds is a beginner’s guide to the world of birdwatching. From the outside, this strange hobby of birdwatching appears to consist of sizeable camera lenses, khaki pants that... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/08/georgia-angus-writer-100-australian-birds/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/08/georgia-angus-writer-100-australian-birds/">Georgia Angus Writer – 100 Australian Birds</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> 100 Australian Birds is a beginner’s guide to the world of birdwatching. From the outside, this strange hobby of birdwatching appears to consist of sizeable camera lenses, khaki pants that... LEARN MORE birdwatching appears to consist of sizeable camera lenses, khaki pants that are pulled up too high, and gruelling
treks in pursuit of rare bird species. But for those who haven’t been scared off by jumbo field guides and excessive
terminology, this book is for you.
Carefully tailored to guide birdwatchers anywhere in Australia, this book reveals insights into one hundred key
native specieswith lush illustrations and accessible descriptions. As well as the author’s original illustrations, there
are distribution maps, identification methods, behavioral information and contributions from First Nations people on
Taungurung, Gumbaynggirr and Wiradjuri names for particular birds.
100 Australian Birds is for anyone interested in birds, culture, history or our environment, but without the geekspeak.
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Ted Cott- Curator National Gallery of Victoria – French Impressionism https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/08/ted-cott-curator-national-gallery-of-victoria-french-impressionism/ Sun, 07 Mar 2021 23:52:10 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3584 <p>Ted Gott talks to David and Neil about the National Gallery of Victoria’s French Impressionism.  </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/08/ted-cott-curator-national-gallery-of-victoria-french-impressionism/">Ted Cott- Curator National Gallery of Victoria – French Impressionism</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Ted Gott talks to David and Neil about the National Gallery of Victoria’s French Impressionism.  
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Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Class https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/08/sexual-misconduct-of-the-middle-class/ Sun, 07 Mar 2021 23:33:35 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3582 <p>Melbourne Theatre Company returns to the mainstage on Thursday 11 March with the Australian premiere of Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes, an incisive #MeToo-era take on the archetypal student-teacher... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/08/sexual-misconduct-of-the-middle-class/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/08/sexual-misconduct-of-the-middle-class/">Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Class</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Melbourne Theatre Company returns to the mainstage on Thursday 11 March with the Australian premiere of Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes, an incisive #MeToo-era take on the archetypal student-teacher... LEARN MORE With MTC Associate Director Petra Kalive at the helm, this timely exploration of power, truth and desire is a captivating drama of contemporary gender politics.
Petra Kalive said, ‘Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes is an exciting and pressing new work. It is immediate and timely; deftly navigating the complexities of power in a romantic relationship. Hannah Moscovitch’s writing is surgical in its precision and the characters are flawed and complex in the best possible way. I am absolutely thrilled to be directing such a vital new text, and to work with such true talent as Dan Spielman and Izabella Yena.’
About the play: Jon is a prize-winning novelist who wants more out of life. His third marriage is going about as well as his first two, and he’s stuck at university teaching creative writing to lazy undergraduates. He’s a good teacher, but believes there’s really only one student worth his time. Annie is clever, imaginative, and a huge fan of Jon’s work. One afternoon, Jon catches himself admiring Annie in her red coat, and very soon it feels like their affair was destined from the start. But when the embers have cooled and the affair is over, who will control their narrative? As Jon brings the audience into his confidence, freely sharing his internal turmoil, Annie shows us a young woman coming into her own power. In telling the story of the two, award-winning Canadian writer Hannah Moscovitch employs her fiery wit and incisive ability to tackle complex subjects with humour and intelligence.
Hannah Moscovitch is an acclaimed playwright whose work has been produced across Canada as well as in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Greece, Japan, Germany, Austria and Australia. Past stage work includes East of Berlin, Little One, This is War, Bunny, What a Young Wife Ought to Know, and Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story (co-created with Christian Barry and Ben Caplan). Moscovitch has been the recipient of numerous awards for her work, including the Trillium Book Award, the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, The Nova Scotia Masterworks Award, both The Scotsman Fringe First and The Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival, and the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize administered by Yale University. She was formerly a Playwright-In-Residence at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.
MTC Associate Director Petra Kalive has previously directed Hungry Ghosts, Melbourne Talam(Green Room Award-nominated Best Director), Beached and the Cybec Electric reading of In the Kingdom of Cha for the Company, and was Assistant Director on Constellations. Her acclaimed adaptation of Peter Goldsworthy’s novel, Three Dog Night, toured nationally in 2009. Her most recent work as a director includes the much-acclaimed Taxithi (Green Room Award-nominated Best Director), which, after two sell-out seasons at fortyfivedownstairs, went on to tour. Other credits include Mirror’s Edge, her own work Oil Babies at Northcote Town Hall (shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards), and the new musical by Dean Bryant and Mathew Frank, My Brilliant Career. She was Dramaturg at Red Stitch from 2009 – 2012 and Assistant Dramaturg at Malthouse Theatre in 2010. In 2019, she completed five years as Artistic Director of Union House Theatre at the University of Melbourne.

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Karen Ingram Talks to the Sunday Arts Magazine Team https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/08/karen-ingram-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team/ Sun, 07 Mar 2021 23:32:25 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3579 <p>Lifting the Lid – a memoir born of adoption is Karen’s exploration of identity through her experience as a much longed for adopted baby girl and growing up in middle... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/08/karen-ingram-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/08/karen-ingram-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-magazine-team/">Karen Ingram 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> Lifting the Lid – a memoir born of adoption is Karen’s exploration of identity through her experience as a much longed for adopted baby girl and growing up in middle... LEARN MORE A product of a sexual encounter between a ‘fine’ protestant girl and a migrant Italian catholic musician, the author traverses uncharted territory where truth and secrets live in parallel. The clash of religion, language and culture proved no test for the passion and excitement experienced by men and women who were coming of age in the 1960s – a unique era of Australia’s social landscape.
 
Karen remembers her Mum telling her she was adopted at age three; at the age of eight she was told her father was Italian and on the night before her wedding she met her birth-mother at Melbourne airport. Finally meeting the woman of her dreams and finding familial traits in appearance and mannerism, filling in some of the gaps of her identity.
 
The book launches on the 23 February whilst 8 March, International Women’s Day, is another significant date in Karen’s story.  As a four-week old baby, Karen travelled by train from Sydney to Newcastle accompanied by a nurse.  With a name tag tied to her wrist, the nurse left the unaccompanied baby in the temporary care of the Station Master at Broadmeadow Station (Newcastle) awaiting collection by her adoptive mother.  8 March is also the date when she actually found her birth mother, Ann.

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Films, Films and more Films Stephen A Russell https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/08/films-films-and-more-films-stephen-a-russell/ Sun, 07 Mar 2021 23:31:36 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3588 <p>Stephen A Russell talks about Films to David and Neil.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/08/films-films-and-more-films-stephen-a-russell/">Films, Films and more Films Stephen A Russell</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Stephen A Russell talks about Films to David and Neil.
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Scott Hili talks to David and Neil about Priscilla Queen of the Desert https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/01/scott-hili-talks-to-david-and-neil-about-priscilla-queen-of-the-desert/ Mon, 01 Mar 2021 07:05:05 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3563 <p>We Survived! Don’t miss the Bus! When COVID-19 shut our production down in its tracks in early March 2020, we didn’t let this preverbal flat tyre from keep us from... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/01/scott-hili-talks-to-david-and-neil-about-priscilla-queen-of-the-desert/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/01/scott-hili-talks-to-david-and-neil-about-priscilla-queen-of-the-desert/">Scott Hili talks to David and Neil about Priscilla Queen of the Desert</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> We Survived! Don’t miss the Bus! When COVID-19 shut our production down in its tracks in early March 2020, we didn’t let this preverbal flat tyre from keep us from... LEARN MORE When COVID-19 shut our production down in its tracks in early March 2020, we didn’t let this preverbal flat tyre from keep us from doing what we love. We kept rehearsing via digital technologies and continued to work tirelessly during lock down to finish over 200 spectacular costumes, and styling the 100 wigs that will now get to grace the stage April 2021 as part of Midsumma Festival, in this flirty fun and fabulous Victorian Amateur Premiere of Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical.
In 1994 an independent Aussie film about two drag queens and a transsexual woman on a fabulous road trip travelling across the desert from Sydney to the Alice became an unlikely worldwide box-office – and Oscar-winning – hit. In 2006 the stage production premiered at the Lyric theatre in Sydney and has made its way to London’s West End, Broadway now to Pakenham in 2021.  With fun, friendship and discovery along the way, Priscilla addresses homophobia and transphobia in the wider Australian community in the late 1990’s and the overall need for equality and acceptance in society.
CPAC Musical Theatre are celebrating 20 years of producing Music Theatre for the community and Priscilla Queen of the Desert makes the first Show of our 20th year celebration. We survived a pandemic, held our head up high, and have come out stronger than ever, despite this road bump.
Under creative Director Scott Hili (Billy Elliot – The Musical, Twinky and the Bear (Midsumma), The Three MusketQueers (Midsumma) has put a lot of love and camp into getting the bus back on the road post COVID.
“In an age of the glossy, beautiful drag is popularised on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Stephen Elliot’s Priscilla still stands apart as a home grown Australian Musical and the Australian Drag scene of the 1990’s. With our non-replica original production of this typical fish-out-of-water tale we continue to address LGBTQIAP+ concerns in Australian society using the arts to educate on these values.” States Mr Hili. “I cannot recommend Priscilla Queen of the Desert at CPAC highly enough. It will be talked about for years.”

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J.S. Bach – Music for Reflection https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/01/j-s-bach-music-for-reflection/ Mon, 01 Mar 2021 07:04:09 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3561 <p>JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Music for Reflection & Music for Celebration  Johann Sebastian Bach’s glorious music returns to Melbourne Recital Centre’s Elisabeth Murdoch Hall this March in two signature concerts surveying... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/01/j-s-bach-music-for-reflection/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/01/j-s-bach-music-for-reflection/">J.S. Bach – Music for Reflection</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Music for Reflection & Music for Celebration  Johann Sebastian Bach’s glorious music returns to Melbourne Recital Centre’s Elisabeth Murdoch Hall this March in two signature concerts surveying... LEARN MORE

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Music for Reflection &
Music for Celebration 
Johann Sebastian Bach’s glorious music returns to Melbourne Recital Centre’s Elisabeth Murdoch Hall this March in two signature concerts surveying his genius. Shifting from an atmosphere of reflection into celebration and featuring everything from intimate solo to large string ensemble works, the two-concert series paints a dynamic portrait of the composer’s brilliance.
Both concerts are directed by violinist Rachael Beesley (concertmaster of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra), who is highly regarded for her Bach performances. Rachael Beesley said:
‘Bringing J.S. Bach back to Melbourne Recital Centre in 2021 creates a timely moment to pause and reflect. The first program explores Bach’s solo works intertwined with exquisite moments of peace and contemplation by contemporary composers, and concert two celebrates violin concertos by Bach and gems by his peers in a display of stylish virtuosity and flamboyance.’
J.S. Bach – Music for Reflection (10 March) sees Beesley joined by cellist Josephine Vains and percussionist Robert Cossom. The program features Bach’s luminous solo violin and cello music, and contemporary works, including Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel and Cossom’s Nocturne.
On 31 March, what would have been Bach’s 336th birthday, Rachael returns with Bach’s Musicians for an uplifting concert of string repertoire that has stood the test of time. J.S. Bach – Music for Celebration has everything from the grand overture to the Orchestral Suite No.3 and dazzlingJo violin concertos to joyous pieces by Baroque contemporaries, including the passacaglia from Georg Muffat’s String Sonata No.5 in G from Armonico tribute.
Describing the series’ relevance and unique appeal, the Centre’s Director of Programming, Marshall McGuire said:
‘There always seems to be time for the music of J.S. Bach. His output manages to provide music for just about every experience we can imagine – even including periods of prolonged silence, away from music. It is with that in mind that we wanted to provide opportunities to welcome our audiences back to the Centre. One concert focuses on reflection and contemplation, as Bach and other composers weave their timeless magic. And J.S. Bach – Music for Celebration, a more upbeat exclamation of the musical soul, brings together hope, ambition, joy, and celebrates the coming together of artists and audiences.’




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Jim Daly talks about his new play – Katyn https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/01/jim-daly-talks-about-his-new-play-katyn/ Mon, 01 Mar 2021 07:03:21 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3559 <p>Katyń, a new play by Jim Daly, has its world premiere on 3 March 2021, a month short to the day of the 81st anniversary of the first transport of... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/01/jim-daly-talks-about-his-new-play-katyn/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/01/jim-daly-talks-about-his-new-play-katyn/">Jim Daly talks about his new play – Katyn</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Katyń, a new play by Jim Daly, has its world premiere on 3 March 2021, a month short to the day of the 81st anniversary of the first transport of... LEARN MORE The play features the machinations of Stalin as he first reaps the result of his enforced economic plans – widespread starvation,  in the Ukraine. Emboldened by his ‘success’, he then turns his experienced pack of NKVD shooters onto the Polish leadership after Nazi Germany attacks Poland from the west, driven by revenge and realpolitik. This action resulted in the massacre of 21,857 Polish officers and élite, including those murdered in the Katyń forest. Many victims were found to be mummified when discovered by the Germans in 1943.
Characters in the play include Stalina the MC; a starving Ukrainian woman; Laventry Beria; the only female victim, pilot Janina Lewandowska; ‘Kombrig’ Zarubin, an NKVD Political Commissar; a Polish Major; Guinness World Record executioner Vassily Blokhin; forensic scientists, traitor Wanda Wasilewska; Stalina’s mum, and a boy who loved drawing with crayons.
The play itself takes the form of a tacky son et lumière show in the Katyń forest. The audience, like the executed prisoners, is bussed in for the proceedings. The event is punctuated with whiffs of nostalgic café culture, cabaret, old ‘78s, archival image and tech.
For Jim Daly, Katyń is a product of almost a life’s work from the time the murderous event was revealed to him in the early ‘70s in Adelaide by his Polish father-in-law, Robert Jankowski AK (Home Army).
 
“I have written a play which was workshopped at the National Playwrights Conference in 1983, a filmscript which I developed, and now this play as a component of my PhD research at Monash University. The focus of myresearch has been the understanding of a grotesque performative for Western theatre. The performative uses hybridity and excess in gesture and voice,” Daly said.
 
“2021 is just over a hundred years since the Battle of Warsaw in which the Poles repelled a Soviet push to the Atlantic ports, and just over ten years since the crash of a Polish aircraft arriving at Katyń for a memorial service. Ninety-six Polish leaders, including representatives of the Polish government, the President himself and his wife, were killed in the controversial accident. The play  is timely for these reasons and recent incursions of Russia into the borderlands of Ukraine which reflect the push for occupation and slaughter which occurred 81 years ago. Katyń provides an opportunity for Poles and non-Poles alike to understand and feel the importance and horror of this massacre regardless of their background.” Jim said.

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Liza McLean talks about the gala opening of the Brunswick Ballroom https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/01/lisa-mclean-talks-about-the-gala-opening-of-the-brunswick-ballroom/ Mon, 01 Mar 2021 07:02:27 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3557 <p>Melbourne’s most dynamic and exciting new performance venue, the BRUNSWICK BALLROOM is thrilled to announce the Opening Gala will be hosted by one of Australia’s most prolific and multi-talented performing... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/01/lisa-mclean-talks-about-the-gala-opening-of-the-brunswick-ballroom/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/01/lisa-mclean-talks-about-the-gala-opening-of-the-brunswick-ballroom/">Liza McLean talks about the gala opening of the Brunswick Ballroom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Melbourne’s most dynamic and exciting new performance venue, the BRUNSWICK BALLROOM is thrilled to announce the Opening Gala will be hosted by one of Australia’s most prolific and multi-talented performing... LEARN MORE The Gala promises to be a cabaret love-letter to Melbourne, celebrating our beloved arts industry reopening its doors post-pandemic in the heart of one of its iconic neighbourhoods. Revelling in the diversity, spirit and anarchy of the people who populate Melbourne, the Gala has a sampling of our finest local artists, giving a taste of the feast to come in this everything-old-is-new-again venue.
Produced by Tinderbox Productions for BRUNSWICK BALLROOM, the Gala will be directed byaward-winning director and writer Dean Bryant with musical direction by Isaac Hayward, award-winning music director, multi-instrumentalist and arranger. Eddie Perfect and Margot Tanjutco will be joined on stage by jazz singer, cabaret artiste and gender transcendent diva Mama Alto, award winning stage and screen leading man Bert LaBonté, indigenous performer, composer and songwriter Jess Hitchcock, multi award-winning writer and performer Ash Flanders, acclaimed actor, singer and composer/lyricist Vidya Makan and Green Room award winning singer, songwriter and comedian Jude Perl.
‘One of the greatest things about Melbourne is its live music and entertainment scene and I am beyond excited to be playing a part in celebrating the opening of this brand new venue with my co host Margot Tanjutco.  As a local I can’t wait to get in there to soak up the unique Brunswick vibe but also introduce all of Melbourne to this most unique and inspiring display of music, cabaret and comedy at the BRUNSWICK BALLROOM.” Said Eddie Perfect.
The newly refurbished BRUNSWICK BALLROOM is located in the old Metropolis House on Sydney Road and is destined to take the mantle as one Melbourne’s most dynamic and exciting performance venues. This extraordinary venue has been reimagined, refurbished and renamed and will feature the best of Australian and international music, cabaret and comedy. The upstairs ballroom accessed via the dramatic staircase features stunning stained glass domes inspired by legendary Australian artist Leonard French before expanding out onto an open-air balcony that takes in the urban streetscape below and the sights of Melbourne’s skyline. Inspired by the iconic Continental Café of the 1990’s in Prahran, theBRUNSWICK BALLROOM is set to become Melbourne’s most eclectic and diverse entertainment and events venue.
In addition to the BRUNSWICK BALLROOM OPENING GALA, eclectic programming commences on February 25th where the BRUNSWICK BALLROOM sees legends such as Kate Ceberano, Tim Rogers, Ross Wilson, Brian Cadd, Underground Lovers and David Helfgott don the brand new stage, as well as rising stars Grace Cummings and Ben Mastwyk and Cool Sounds. D’Arcy Spiller,Girlatones and Bitch Diesel will feature as part of the Brunswick Music Festival which will also include a free gig on Tuesday 9th March by Loretta and her Boyfriends at the Brunswick Artists’ Bar located downstairs at the new venue. A further line-up as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festivalwill also be announced later this week.
The rich history of the venue dates back to the 1960s. Once a hat factory, nightclub, a wedding reception centre, French restaurant and most recently music venue The Spotted Mallard, this reincarnation the newly named BRUNSWICK BALLROOM offers patrons the chance to combine a delicious meal with a glass of wine while enjoying a great show!
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Flesh after Fifty………. Jane Scott talks to David and Neil https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/01/flesh-after-fifty-jane-scott-talks-to-david-and-neil/ Mon, 01 Mar 2021 07:01:31 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3555 <p>Flesh After Fifty is an exploration of older women in art. Through the mediums of photography, video, sculpture, painting and prints, the exhibition celebrates positive images of women over the age... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/01/flesh-after-fifty-jane-scott-talks-to-david-and-neil/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/01/flesh-after-fifty-jane-scott-talks-to-david-and-neil/">Flesh after Fifty………. Jane Scott talks to David and Neil</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Flesh After Fifty is an exploration of older women in art. Through the mediums of photography, video, sculpture, painting and prints, the exhibition celebrates positive images of women over the age... LEARN MORE



















Flesh After Fifty is an exploration of older women in art. Through the mediums of photography, video, sculpture, painting and prints, the exhibition celebrates positive images of women over the age of 50 who have lived a bit and ‘have the bodies to prove it’.
Alongside the free exhibition, Flesh after Fifty presents a provocatively diverse and entertaining program of free and ticketed events – talks, tours, film screenings and workshops from 7 March to 11 April in the Laundries Building at Abbotsford Convent.
From physical and mental health forums, a writer’s panel, a mini women’s film festival titled Flicks after Fifty, to burlesque performance and circus training workshops; artists, performers, academics and community leaders explore the politics and social impact of the depiction of women over fifty within the arts.
The program also features an evening of grand dining surrounded by the artworks hosted by award winning co Award-winning comedian, actor and TV presenter Denise Scott and a series of free education programs for senior secondary and tertiary students to explore the works, contest perceptions and foster discussion.





























At the cornerstone of the Flesh after Fifty commissioned works is Ponch Hawkes’ 500 Strong, featuring hundreds of nude photographs of women over the age of 50 from across Victoria.  Renowned Victorian artists Penny Byrne, Patrick Pound, Claire Lambe, Catherine Bell, Cathy Staughton, Sam Jinks, Megan Evans, Niki Koutouzis, Hotham Street Ladies and Maree Clarke have also created works that challenge and explore current perceptions of how older women are represented through art.
Curators Jane Scott and Kirsty Grant have selected a further 10 artists whose art depicts older women’s issues and concerns utilising contemporary perspectives and techniques including video and text-based art.  Artists include photographer Janina Green, collage artist Deborah Kelly, sculptor Greg Taylor, photographer Ruth Maddison and figurative painter and sculptor Peter Wegner.
“Flesh after Fifty is challenging and changing views of older women in new and innovative ways through engagement with the arts. The exhibition will explore many aspects of what it means to be a mature woman, celebrating diversity and recognising the beauty and strength that comes with ageing”, said Martha Hickey, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Initiator, Flesh after Fifty.
The title of this exhibition comes from a quote by the renowned American photo-journalist, Eve Arnold (1912-2012), who photographed Hollywood star Joan Crawford on several occasions. The first, in 1956, was on assignment for the Woman’s Home Companion magazine, part of the publicity campaign for Autumn Leaves, a film in which Crawford (then in her early fifties) played a spinster wooed by a man many years her junior. Arnold recalled: ‘The first time I met Joan Crawford she took off her clothes, stood in front of me nude and insisted I photograph her’, adding, ‘sadly, something happens to flesh after fifty.’






















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Stephen A Russell returns to talk to David and Neil about FILMS! https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/01/stephen-a-russell-returns-to-talk-to-david-and-neil-about-films/ Mon, 01 Mar 2021 07:00:27 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3565 <p>Stephen returns to talk to the Sunday Arts magazine team about all things Film.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/03/01/stephen-a-russell-returns-to-talk-to-david-and-neil-about-films/">Stephen A Russell returns to talk to David and Neil about FILMS!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Stephen returns to talk to the Sunday Arts magazine team about all things Film.
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Gerard O’Connor Photographer talks about his new exhibition Beyond the Pleasure Gardens https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/21/gerard-oconnor-photographer-talks-about-his-new-exhibition-beyond-the-pleasure-gardens/ Sun, 21 Feb 2021 06:33:57 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3547 <p>Beyond the Pleasure Garden along with how many people would like to attend Works on display 18 th Feb to April 4 th . Don”t miss out on owning a... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/21/gerard-oconnor-photographer-talks-about-his-new-exhibition-beyond-the-pleasure-gardens/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/21/gerard-oconnor-photographer-talks-about-his-new-exhibition-beyond-the-pleasure-gardens/">Gerard O’Connor Photographer talks about his new exhibition Beyond the Pleasure Gardens</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Beyond the Pleasure Garden along with how many people would like to attend Works on display 18 th Feb to April 4 th . Don”t miss out on owning a... LEARN MORE It is being held at the Palais in Daylesford
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Mark Chu talks about his show at the No Vacancy Gallery https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/21/mark-chu-talks-about-his-show-and-the-no-vacancy-gallery/ Sun, 21 Feb 2021 06:29:06 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3545 <p>Lunar New Year is one of the most special events on the calendar, because it shows that something as fixed as the start of the year can be interpreted differently... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/21/mark-chu-talks-about-his-show-and-the-no-vacancy-gallery/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/21/mark-chu-talks-about-his-show-and-the-no-vacancy-gallery/">Mark Chu talks about his show at the No Vacancy Gallery</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Lunar New Year is one of the most special events on the calendar, because it shows that something as fixed as the start of the year can be interpreted differently... LEARN MORE


Lunar New Year is one of the most special events on the calendar, because it shows that something as fixed as the start of the year can be interpreted differently by different cultures. The fact that it’s celebrated across the world tells us how far we’ve come as a multicultural global community, and I think that’s wonderful,” says Mark.
The Chinese community has been a strong part of Melbourne’s cultural fabric for over 160 years, making the Lunar New Year particularly significant to Melbourne, while other Asian cultures from Vietnamese to Korean also celebrate the new lunar year.
At 50m2, Mark’s Lunar New Year mural is one of his biggest works to date, towering over passers-by in Jane Bell Lane, just off Russell St. The Giving Ox depicts an Ox leaping up in a moment of blissful joy, signifying the massive strength the zodiac year is known for. It is also interactive, with an AR animation bringing the mural to life with a burst of generosity, symbols and LNY celebrations. Shoppers can also find their personalised 2021 Chinese Zodiac predictions linked to a QR Code.
Just down the laneway at resident gallery No Vacancy, Mark Chu will exhibit 50 paintings in a major new show entitled, The Ecstasy of People Watching, opening 25 February, until 28 February. His works ask, how do we gaze differently in this paradoxical time of social distancing and hyper-interconnectivity?
As a part of the Lunar New Year experience, Chu has created his first sculptural work, a bronze cast of an ox tail coated in 24-carat gold, called a Giving Charm. This valuable work will be priced at zero dollars; however its acquirer will receive instructions from the artist to embrace a life of generosity as fully as possible, and pass it on to a new acquirer when they no longer need to engage with the piece.





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Betty Sargeant talks to Sunday Arts Team https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/21/betty-sargeant-talks-to-sunday-arts-team/ Sun, 21 Feb 2021 06:24:08 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3543 <p>Experimenta announces its most ambitious triennial: Experimenta Life Forms 2021—2023 Experimenta, champion of art unbound by convention, announces its most ambitious international triennial to date – Experimenta Life Forms: International... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/21/betty-sargeant-talks-to-sunday-arts-team/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/21/betty-sargeant-talks-to-sunday-arts-team/">Betty Sargeant talks to Sunday Arts Team</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Experimenta announces its most ambitious triennial: Experimenta Life Forms 2021—2023 Experimenta, champion of art unbound by convention, announces its most ambitious international triennial to date – Experimenta Life Forms: International... LEARN MORE 2021—2023
Experimenta, champion of art unbound by convention, announces its most ambitious international
triennial to date – Experimenta Life Forms: International Triennial of Media Art. Exploring our
changing relationship and definitions of life forms, this triennial is Experimenta’s eighth national touring
exhibition, premiering at Hobart’s Plimsoll Gallery in March 2021.
Experimenta Life Forms will astonish audiences with 20
international and Australian artists showcasing a range of
emerging artforms, including robotics, bio-art, screen-based
works, installations, participatory and generative art. Curated by
Jonathan Parsons, Lubi Thomas and Jessica Clark, the
exhibition thought provokingly engages with ideas of how new
understandings of biological and artificial life are challenging
human-centric thinking. The triennial features established and
emerging contemporary artists; adventurous creators who work
with technology in unexpected ways.
Signalling the role Australia’s ancient landmass plays in our understanding of the development of life
on this planet is Dominic Redfern’s installation First Forms. This multi-screen video work introduces
us to the pre-Cambrian world through his careful study of cyanobacteria that over time build up
sedimentary forms known as stromatolites. Stromatolites still exist in only a few locations globally,
including sites in Western Australia, home to the oldest known fossils dated to 3.5 billion years.
Cyanobacteria, because of their oxygen producing capability, are credited with significantly altering the
earth’s conditions, supporting the emergence of complex life.
The exhibition features four works from First Nation’s artists in Australia, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and
the USA. As Oglála Lakȟóta artist Kite writes “Indigenous ontologies already exist to understand forms
of ‘being’ which are outside of humanity.” Kite has collaborated with Devin Ronneberg on the
interactive installation Itówapi Čík’ala (Little Picture) inviting audiences to interact with a non-human
entity. Narungga artist Brad Darkson’s multi-media work Smart Object contrasts two processes: his
carving of a wooden plongi (club) and an avatar of the artist carving. This work critiques humanity’s
reliance on the digital processes that sever our spiritual connection to country.
Pioneers of the Bioart movement Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr will present an installation work entitled
Biomess. The artwork celebrates the diversity of life forms highlighting natural and artificial life that
confound our cultural notions of identity, sex, gender and reproduction. Natural history specimens,
sourced from significant local collections, feature in this installation and will vary as the exhibition tours.
A number of the triennial works provoke viewers to consider what may happen as engineering becomes
more sophisticated. French artist Justine Emard’s uncanny video work titled Soul Shift (video still
pictured above) documents the staged encounter between two generations of the Alter robot, developed
by renowned Japanese roboticists Hiroshi Ishiguro and Takashi Ikegami. The viewer wonders
whether the transference of Alter’s data between generations is a form of reincarnation without flesh?
Dutch artist Floris Kaayk’s speculative fiction work The Modular Body prompts audience to consider
the ethical questions involved in biotechnology research and development. This multi-channel video
installation explores the power that visual media has in distorting the lines between truth and fiction. It
asks us to consider the ethics of human manipulation of life by bringing us back to the core question:
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Tryan Parke talks about Chess the musical coming to Melbourne. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/21/tryan-parke-talks-about-chess-the-musical-coming-to-melbourne/ Sun, 21 Feb 2021 05:56:59 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3538 <p>Featuring the iconic music of Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA) with book & lyrics by Tim Rice, the worldwide stage hit CHESS THE MUSICAL will be presented as a... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/21/tryan-parke-talks-about-chess-the-musical-coming-to-melbourne/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/21/tryan-parke-talks-about-chess-the-musical-coming-to-melbourne/">Tryan Parke talks about Chess the musical coming to Melbourne.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Featuring the iconic music of Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA) with book & lyrics by Tim Rice, the worldwide stage hit CHESS THE MUSICAL will be presented as a... LEARN MORE
















Featuring the iconic music of Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA) with book & lyrics by Tim Rice, the worldwide stage hit CHESS THE MUSICAL will be presented as a semi-staged concert style production featuring Logie-nominated and recent star of CHICAGONatalie Bassingthwaighte (Grease, Rent, Love, Loss, and What I Wore); Aria chart-topping vocalist Paulini (The Bodyguard, Saturday Night Fever, Hair); New York Metropolitan Opera singer Alexander Lewis (West Side Story for Handa Opera, The Merry Widow, Ragtime); semi-finalist in The Voice 2020 Mark Furze (Home and Away, Underbelly, It Takes Two); musical theatre favourite Rob Mills (Wicked, Ghost, Grease); opera singer Eddie Muliaumaseali’i(Show Boat, Das Rhinegold, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)and musical theatre all-rounder Brittanie Shipway (The Voice, Big Fish, The Sapphires) with backing by a professional twenty-five piece orchestra.
CHESS THE MUSICAL is inspired by extraordinary real-life events and first premiered to glowing reviews in London’s West End in 1986 starring the beloved Elaine Paige. The West End season ran for three years, resulting in a BBC listener poll ranking CHESS THE MUSICAL seventh in a list of ‘Number One Essential Musicals’ of all time.
Featuring hits including I Know Him So Well – recognised in the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest selling UK chart single ever by a female duo – and the upbeat pop favourite One Night in Bangkok, music from CHESS THE MUSICAL is known the world over, with the original concept album described by Rolling Stone as having a “dazzling score (which) covers nearly all the pop bases”. Time Magazine declared the score as “rock symphonic synthesis ripe with sophistication and hummable tunes”.
CHESS THE MUSICAL tells the story of a complex love triangle combined with dramatic political intrigue, set against the background of the Cold War in the early 1980s, where Soviet and American forces attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for political gains.
CHESS THE MUSICAL is produced by impresario Adrian Storey from StoreyBoard Entertainment (Barnum, Follies, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and directed by renowned director Tyran Parke (Barnum, Follies, Sunday in the Park with George) and with Musical Direction by David Piper (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, The Boyfriend, The Boy From Oz), Set & Costume Design by Dann Barber (Barnum, 33 Variations), Choreography by Freya List, Lighting Design by Gavan Swift & Sound Design by award-winning designer Michael Waters.
StoreyBoard Entertainment presents CHESS THEMUSICAL
With music by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA), lyrics by Tim Rice & Björn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice
Touring nationally April – June 2021
 
Melbourne
Regent Theatre
Thursday 22 April at 7:30pm – NEW PERFORMANCE ADDED
Friday 23 April at 7:30pm – NEW PERFORMANCE ADDED
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Rone in Geelong https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/21/rone-in-geelong/ Sun, 21 Feb 2021 05:49:44 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3536 <p>Geelong Gallery 55 Little Malop Street Geelong VIC 3220 Australia Geelong Gallery 27 February to 16 May 2021 Geelong Gallery is proud to announce the rescheduling of RONE in Geelong... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/21/rone-in-geelong/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/21/rone-in-geelong/">Rone in Geelong</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Geelong Gallery 55 Little Malop Street Geelong VIC 3220 Australia Geelong Gallery 27 February to 16 May 2021 Geelong Gallery is proud to announce the rescheduling of RONE in Geelong... LEARN MORE 55 Little Malop Street
Geelong VIC 3220 Australia
Geelong Gallery
27 February to 16 May 2021
Geelong Gallery is proud to announce
the rescheduling of RONE in Geelong
following nationwide gallery closures
due to the COVID–19 pandemic.
The exhibition will now open on
27 February 2021.
Acclaimed for his major transformations
of abandoned spaces worldwide and
his sell-out installation, EMPIRE, at
Burnham Beeches in 2019, RONE returns
to his hometown of Geelong with his
first survey exhibition and a unique and
immersive experience set to delight
audiences.
Over the last two decades, RONE
has built an exceptional reputation
for large-scale wall paintings and
entrancing installations that explore
concepts of beauty and decay. Geelong
Gallery’s presentation will include the
first comprehensive solo survey of
the artist’s career from early stencil
works and street art, to photographs
that document his transformation of
abandoned spaces (one of which will
be brought to life in a 3D recreation,
commissioned for this exhibition).
The exhibition will also take visitors on a
journey through a unique commissioned
installation, with RONE transforming one
of the Gallery’s most significant rooms
in response to the architecture and
history of the building, as well as the
Gallery’s permanent collection. A multi-
media experience will connect visitors
back into the urban environment where
the artist’s works have been painted in
abandoned properties.
For the commissioned installation,
RONE has taken inspiration from the
architecture of the Douglass Gallery,
one of the most historical rooms in
the building’s evolution. This room’s
scale and architectural and ornamental
features—such as ionic pilasters,
horizontal dado, and ceiling skylights—
have led RONE to consider the beauty
and grandness of the architecture of
earlier eras, and the inevitable decay of
spaces (when not valued and cared for).
Additional inspiration has come from
the highly decorative interiors of
Baroque grand palazzos in Venice, and
the traditions of trompe l’oeil painting
employed to simulate architectural
details. Working with interior stylist Carly
Spooner, RONE’s transformation of the
room from a grand reception venue to
a now derelict site, will incorporate his
signature painted murals and a haunting
new soundtrack by composer and
collaborator Nick Batterham.
The project has also seen RONE’s
re-engagement with a collection
he visited in his youth. Works such
as the Gallery’s iconic A bush burial
by Frederick McCubbin (1890) and
several portraits are referenced in the
installation, as are a number of early
landscapes of Geelong. The decorative
arts collection—and particularly the work
of local early 20th century china painter
Florence Royce—has inspired the
general colour palette of the installation.
Artist, RONE says ‘Working in my home
town is special. I had to leave to come
back, but Geelong Gallery has given me
the recognition to further my career; my
first institutional solo exhibition. Geelong
has done that for me’.
RONE continues: ‘My show is an ode to
abandoned spaces and a reminder to
value the original treasure they once
were. Influenced by the architecture
of the building and the toll of time,
the central installation preserves an
imagined moment of the space adorned
at its finest and left to slowly deteriorate.
Featuring a push and pull between light
and dark, viewers may be compelled
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Rohan is back talking to David, Neil and John about the Arts in Melbourne https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/21/rohan-is-back-talking-to-david-neil-and-john-about-the-arts-in-melbourne/ Sun, 21 Feb 2021 05:43:44 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3534 <p>Rohan talks about all things Arts.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/21/rohan-is-back-talking-to-david-neil-and-john-about-the-arts-in-melbourne/">Rohan is back talking to David, Neil and John about the Arts in Melbourne</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Rohan talks about all things Arts.
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Ash Keating Presents Duality https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/ash-keating-presents-duality/ Mon, 08 Feb 2021 07:22:56 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3522 <p>ASH KEATING PRESENTS DUALITY 13 February 2021 – 16 May 2021 IMAGE > Ash Keating with works Aerial #1 – #4 in his studio, 2020, pigment, urethane acrylic, perlite and... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/ash-keating-presents-duality/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/ash-keating-presents-duality/">Ash Keating Presents Duality</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> ASH KEATING PRESENTS DUALITY 13 February 2021 – 16 May 2021 IMAGE > Ash Keating with works Aerial #1 – #4 in his studio, 2020, pigment, urethane acrylic, perlite and... LEARN MORE 13 February 2021 – 16 May 2021





IMAGE > Ash Keating with works Aerial #1 – #4 in his studio, 2020, pigment, urethane acrylic, perlite and mica flakes on canvas. Photograph by Dan Preston.





Following a year of creative experimentation and marking a major transition in technique, leading mid-career Melbourne based artist Ash Keating’s new series expands the physical and psychological complexity of his work.
The exhibition includes four very large canvases and a series of eight smaller domestically scaled paintings. These stunning new works have been formed by the application and manipulation of countless layers of media, including pigments, perlite, mica flakes, paint and water. The process of building and paring back has involved an eclectic set of equipment such as seed sprayers, leaf blowers, wire brush, electric sanders, vacuums, and Stanley knives.

Forged over the period of one month at the end of 2020, towards the end of the lengthy COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne, the works have been designed to be viewed in real life rather than virtually via a screen. Their surfaces hold an intense depth and richness and their appearance changes depending on the light and angle from which they are viewed. The series has a meditative quality that invites slow and reflective viewing. Created as an antidote to isolation and anxiety, the works encourage reconnection, reflection and solace.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a public art project commissioned by the City of Port Phillip.

“My very first studio paintings, going back 18-22 years, were textured abstract aerial landscapes, inspired by my light aircraft flights in north east Victoria with my Grandma Elva Rush. I learnt to fly with my Gran when I lived with her in Mansfield in the school holidays when I was 15-18 years old, and it was these flights that inspired me to take photographs of the landscape and create several works on canvas in response.
“I am positioning a body of work as a means to reflect change, like the seasons, like the way we as a society have endured significant change over the course of this past year and equally as individuals. I hope these works will be able to provide a space for the viewer to connect with themselves, physically and metaphysically,” says Ash.




ABOUT ASH KEATING
Ash Keating works within an expanded contemporary field, through painting, performance, sculpture, video and intervention. Keating’s large outdoor murals, created with paint filled fire extinguishers, can be found across Melbourne.
Keating has exhibited extensively in galleries and created numerous large-scale, site-responsive art projects in Australia and internationally since 2004. He has undertaken numerous large-scale painting commissions in public spaces, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013), the Adelaide Festival Centre (2015) and Sydney’s Domain (2018). His works are held in many public and private collections including the NGV, NGA, MCA, AGNSW, MUMA and Artbank.










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James Marriner talks to David and Neil about the opening of Melbourne Theatres https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/james-marriner-talks-to-david-and-neil-about-the-opening-of-melbourne-theatres/ Mon, 08 Feb 2021 07:19:54 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3520 <p>Marriner Group boasts five of Melbourne’s magnificent landmark heritage venues, all having played host to some of the biggest shows and stars of the entertainment world. Venues include: Regent Theatre... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/james-marriner-talks-to-david-and-neil-about-the-opening-of-melbourne-theatres/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/james-marriner-talks-to-david-and-neil-about-the-opening-of-melbourne-theatres/">James Marriner talks to David and Neil about the opening of Melbourne Theatres</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Marriner Group boasts five of Melbourne’s magnificent landmark heritage venues, all having played host to some of the biggest shows and stars of the entertainment world. Venues include: Regent Theatre... LEARN MORE Venues include:

* Regent Theatre
* Plaza Ballroom
* Princess Theatre
* Comedy Theatre
* Forum Melbourne

 
Marriner Group is renowned for its event production, theatrical expertise, world class venues, the finest food, and for delivering the most spectacular events in Melbourne.
Whether it be the breathtaking Plaza Ballroom with its Spanish Rococo architecture, or the Romanesque ambience of the Forum Theatre, these five venues offer the most unique and spectacular settings. From Gala Dinners, Cocktail Receptions and Product Launches, to AGM’s, Conferences or Exclusive Theatre Hospitality Packages, Marriner Group can cater to any event requirement.

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Jen Lai – Single Ladies https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/jen-lai-single-ladies/ Mon, 08 Feb 2021 07:16:14 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3517 <p>SINGLE LADIES Written by Michele Lee Directed by Bagryana Popov INK World Premiere 6 February – 14 March Featuring Caroline Lee and Andrea Swifte, & Jem Lai Set & Costume... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/jen-lai-single-ladies/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/jen-lai-single-ladies/">Jen Lai – Single Ladies</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> SINGLE LADIES Written by Michele Lee Directed by Bagryana Popov INK World Premiere 6 February – 14 March Featuring Caroline Lee and Andrea Swifte, & Jem Lai Set & Costume... LEARN MORE Written by Michele Lee
Directed by Bagryana Popov
INK World Premiere
6 February – 14 March
Featuring Caroline Lee and Andrea Swifte, & Jem Lai
Set & Costume Design Romanie Harper
Lighting Design Rachel Lee
Sound Design Elissa Goodrich
Written by the award-winning writer of Going Down and
Rice, Michele Lee, Single Ladies is a hilarious buddy story of
three lone women told over the course of one day.
Set in the sanitised grunge of Collingwood, Anne, Lilike and Rachel are from different generations and backgrounds and hold different
allegiances to their neighbourhood – but a chance happening outside the local Coles sets them on the path to an unlikely friendship.
This world premiere of Single Ladies was developed through Red Stitch’s unique INK playwriting program and was in its first week of
previews in March 2020 when it had to close due to Covid-19 restrictions. During lockdown, Michele developed a series of short
audio works based on the three characters from Single Ladies. As an introduction to the three characters, the monologues created
during Covid-19 can be found at www.redstitch.net.
The INK playwriting program plays a vital role in the Australian theatre landscape, developing and producing new Australian plays,
and nurturing works to their fullest potential. The INK program has been responsible for developing works such as Jurassica by Dan
Giovannoni, The Honey Bees by Caleb Lewis, desert, 6:29pm by Morgan Rose, Lamb by Jane Bodie and Control by Keziah Warner.
Michele Lee is a Hmong-Australian playwright with a razor-sharp eye for the contradictions of multiculturalism and the interplay
between sexuality, identity, displacement and desire in contemporary culture. At 29, she wrote her debut novel, Banana Girl, an
irreverent and poignant memoir about living in an on-line world, Gen Y yearnings and the pressures of being a young artist.
The world premiere of Single Ladies will be realised by an entirely female team. Directed by Bagryana Popov (Subclass 26A, Cafe
Scheherezade, Sarajevo Suite, Of Cows, Women and War, Studies in Being Human) it features Red Stitch Ensemble members Caroline
Lee and Andrea Swifte alongside guest actor Jem Lai, with set and costume design by Romanie Harper, lighting by Rachel Lee, and
sound design by Elissa Goodrich.
Venue: Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre, Rear, 2 Chapel Street, St Kilda East 3183
Previews: 6 – 9 February
Opening Night: Wednesday 10 February
Season: 6 February – 14 March
Times: Wednesday – Saturday 8.00pm, Sunday 6.30pm, Saturday 13 March 2.00pm
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Mysterious Al talks to David and Neil https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/mysterious-al-talks-to-david-and-neil/ Mon, 08 Feb 2021 07:12:47 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3515 <p>Following the success of his walkthrough art experience Blinking into the Sunlight in 2019, renowned street-artist Mysterious Alpresents SPOOKHOUSE — a new multi-sensory art exhibition experience set inside a re-imagined... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/mysterious-al-talks-to-david-and-neil/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/mysterious-al-talks-to-david-and-neil/">Mysterious Al talks to David and Neil</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Following the success of his walkthrough art experience Blinking into the Sunlight in 2019, renowned street-artist Mysterious Alpresents SPOOKHOUSE — a new multi-sensory art exhibition experience set inside a re-imagined... LEARN MORE  
SPOOKHOUSE will take over a secret location in Melbourne to be revealed closer to the date, and becomes Al’s most ambitious project yet. Opening Friday 19 – Sunday 28 March for people of all ages, the world first concept continues the artist’s long history of hosting art exhibitions in unusual spaces.
 
Fans of Al’s work will recognise his distinctive style. SPOOKHOUSE showcases 70 new works that will haunt the ten-person ghost train and inhabit an adjoining gallery space.
 

 
It’s artwork meets robotics, and Mysterious Al delivers a one-of-a-kind experience brimming with art and filled with scares, mystery and a touch of humour.
 
Featuring paintings, projections and the artist’s first foray into sculpture — SPOOKHOUSE challenges the way we interpret and consume art by playing on the nostalgia of a traditional 1950’s ghost train.
“There aren’t many travelling ghost trains in Australia, so finding the right one involved going down a few rabbit holes. The machine we sourced will have to travel through three states to get here,” says Al.
 
After the ride, visitors step straight into a gallery space of Al’s paintings and paper works. All artwork is for sale and limited-edition merchandise is exclusively available on site during SPOOKHOUSE.
 
Tickets go on sale Wednesday 10 February via EventBrite or mysteriousal.com and range from $8-$12 plus a booking fee, with kids under three permitted free entry. Tickets are limited and 60-minute sessions apply.
 
Mysterious Al is a contemporary artist from London UK; living and working in Melbourne, Australia since 2011. Al rose to fame in the early 2000’s through the explosion of street art, developing a notoriety for his colourful, energetic works. Al’s current paintings are based on ancient tribal masks, reimagined in wild contemporary colours. His work is striking and fun. But look closer and you’ll see fragility, vulnerability and pieces that poke fun at man’s psyche and a fragile sense of self. Mysterious Al has shown extensively at galleries and art fairs worldwide and has collaborated with major brands suc...]]>
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Christian Capurro talks about the the arts exhibition Reconfigured/Rediscovered https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/christian-capurro-talks-about-the-the-arts-exhibition-reconfigured-rediscovered/ Mon, 08 Feb 2021 07:09:40 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3513 <p>Boroondara Arts’ first exhibition of 2021 will be Reconfigured/Rediscovered, as part of the PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography, showing Saturday 23 January – Sunday 11 April 2021. Six artists... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/christian-capurro-talks-about-the-the-arts-exhibition-reconfigured-rediscovered/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/christian-capurro-talks-about-the-the-arts-exhibition-reconfigured-rediscovered/">Christian Capurro talks about the the arts exhibition Reconfigured/Rediscovered</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Boroondara Arts’ first exhibition of 2021 will be Reconfigured/Rediscovered, as part of the PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography, showing Saturday 23 January – Sunday 11 April 2021. Six artists... LEARN MORE

































Boroondara Arts’ first exhibition of 2021 will be Reconfigured/Rediscovered, as part of the PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography, showing Saturday 23 January – Sunday 11 April 2021. Six artists will come together to question the relationship between image and reality, asking how images operate and how they can be created without a camera.
Reconfigured/Rediscovered brings together a group of artists to extend our perceptions of photography and image-making into new realms, challenging the very nature of pictorial representation and photography’s inherent self-reflexivity with examples of bold, boundary-pushing experimentation. Featuring artists Christian Capurro, Ben Cauchi, Danica Chappell, Peta Clancy, Daniel Crooks, Izabela Pluta and Robyn Stacey.
Christian Capurro is an artist, photographer and filmmaker using digital and analogue tools, media and processes. For this exhibition Capurro has re-purposed tripods, a large specimen being the first object to be encountered in Act One of Two Shores (pictured above). Secured upside-down to the floor, it towers up on a slight incline, as if to greet us.


 
 
 
 
 

 
Ben Cauchi is a New Zealand photographer based in Berlin, represented by Darren Knight Gallery in Sydney. Cauchi’s practice examines the nature of photography, the passage of time, and the psychological dimensions of viewing, using very early photographic techniques on glass or metal. For Reconfigured/Rediscovered, Ben will showcase his One Owns Grey series. In his practice Cauchi uses traditional printing methods, such as ambrotypes and tintypes, to create darkly ethereal, contemplative images, which pose questions about mortality, the subconscious and pictorial representation itself.
Danica Chappell is a visual artist based in Melbourne who has a curiosity for spatial-temporal abstraction. Working with the elasticity of process from ‘darkroom haptic’ actions, Danica skirts the peripheries of photography to deconstruct material conventions.
Peta Clancy is a Melbourne-based artist who is a descendant of the Bangerang people from south east Australia. While her practice has incorporated a number of different media, Clancy is primarily a photographer and has a strong history of residencies and participation in academic conferences. Her work explores corporeality and a sustained interest in the physicality of photographic prints. (Work pictured above left)
Izabella Pluta’s practice embraces photography as a way of interpreting and re-conceptualising the function that images have in the present. Negotiating the possibilities of how material forms come together, she draws largely on finding, fragmenting, translating and reconfiguring things that are both photographed and found. Izabella explains: “I have this very precarious relationship with photography. I am invested, consumed by and in love with the medium and all the complex ideas that come from it, but then I try to resist its language, or I question its use. Maybe that’s why what I make is increasingly shifting – moving across, photographing out in the landscape or in the studio, collecting material that I then disorientate from the original source. An attempt to slow down the experience of looking but also to test different ways of imagining what a photograph can be and make us more attuned to how images operate.” (Work pictured above right)
Daniel Crooks works pre­dom­i­nant­ly in video, pho­tog­ra­phy and sculp­ture. He is best known for his dig­i­tal video and pho­to­graph­ic works that cap­ture and alter time and motion. Crooks manip­u­lates dig­i­tal imagery and footage a...]]>
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Gabriella Hirst talks to David and Neil about the new exhibition Darling Darling https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/gabriella-hirst-talks-to-david-and-neil-about-the-new-exhibition-darling-darling/ Mon, 08 Feb 2021 07:05:27 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3511 <p>One of the fantastic new commissions that will be a headliner in the revamped museum is the visual art installation Darling Darling which will take up residency as the first... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/gabriella-hirst-talks-to-david-and-neil-about-the-new-exhibition-darling-darling/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/02/08/gabriella-hirst-talks-to-david-and-neil-about-the-new-exhibition-darling-darling/">Gabriella Hirst talks to David and Neil about the new exhibition Darling Darling</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> One of the fantastic new commissions that will be a headliner in the revamped museum is the visual art installation Darling Darling which will take up residency as the first... LEARN MORE  
The work parallels the precise and elaborate care taken to preserve colonial paintings of the Australian landscape with the real-world preservation of the Murray Darling Basin, highlighting the tension between the two. A multi-screen video work, it juxtaposes the meticulous care taken to restore WC Piguenit’s 19th Century Romantic painting of the Barka-Darling River, The flood in the Darling 1890 (1895), with footage of the present-day ecological plight of the river system. Speaking to the importance of both artwork and the environment, it invites us to reconsider our relationship to the concept of conservation in the face of environmental degradation.

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Clare Bartholomew and Daniel Tobias talk to the Sunday Arts team about their new production The Anniversary at fortyfive downstairs https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/31/clare-bartholomew-and-daniel-tobias-talk-to-the-sunday-arts-team-about-their-new-production-the-anniversary-at-fortyfive-downstairs/ Sun, 31 Jan 2021 06:57:42 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3493 <p>You’re invited to Jim & Barb’s golden wedding anniversary! After 50 years of marriage, these Baby Boomers from Balwyn annoy one another so much… they literally want to kill each... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/31/clare-bartholomew-and-daniel-tobias-talk-to-the-sunday-arts-team-about-their-new-production-the-anniversary-at-fortyfive-downstairs/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/31/clare-bartholomew-and-daniel-tobias-talk-to-the-sunday-arts-team-about-their-new-production-the-anniversary-at-fortyfive-downstairs/">Clare Bartholomew and Daniel Tobias talk to the Sunday Arts team about their new production The Anniversary at fortyfive downstairs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> You’re invited to Jim & Barb’s golden wedding anniversary! After 50 years of marriage, these Baby Boomers from Balwyn annoy one another so much… they literally want to kill each... LEARN MORE After 50 years of marriage, these Baby Boomers from Balwyn annoy one another so much… they literally want to kill each other. Meanwhile, Greta Thunberg is on the TV telling them that the world is on fire and it’s all their fault.
Their comedic dissent into the disappointing abyss of unfulfilled dreams and a mounting fear of ‘what’s outside’ is layered with precision timing, nonsensical absurdity and deadpan delivery.
Multi award-winning creators of Die Roten Punkte, Clare Bartholomew and Daniel Tobias are back with a brand new murderously funny physical farce.
Think Beckett meets Wallace and Grommit.
Since 2006, Clare Bartholomew and Daniel Tobias have been touring their award-winning, irreverent brand of theatre and comedy-cabaret to North America, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. Together they’ve been nominated for thirteen Greenroom Awards, winning 3 of them, and nominated for a Time Out & Soho Theatre Award and a Total Theatre Award in Edinburgh.

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Al Cossar Melbourne International Film Festival Artistic Director talks to the Sunday Arts Team. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/31/al-cossar-melbourne-international-film-festival-artistic-director-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-team/ Sun, 31 Jan 2021 06:52:24 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3489 <p>MIFF Summer Residency: Australia’s leading film festival lands at Bunjil Place Friday 5 – Sunday 21 February 2021 Showcasing innovative international and Australian films since 1952, the Melbourne International Film... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/31/al-cossar-melbourne-international-film-festival-artistic-director-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-team/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/31/al-cossar-melbourne-international-film-festival-artistic-director-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-team/">Al Cossar Melbourne International Film Festival Artistic Director talks to the Sunday Arts Team.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> MIFF Summer Residency: Australia’s leading film festival lands at Bunjil Place Friday 5 – Sunday 21 February 2021 Showcasing innovative international and Australian films since 1952, the Melbourne International Film... LEARN MORE Friday 5 – Sunday 21 February 2021
Showcasing innovative international and Australian films since 1952, the Melbourne International Film Festival
(MIFF) will be taking over the Plaza at Bunjil Place from Friday 5 – Sunday 21 February for a month of outdoor cinematic
experiences for the local community, families and movie buffs to enjoy this summer.
Tickets are $10, which includes a redeemable item at the candy bar upon arrival. The Plaza brings with it plenty of food
and beverage options available during screenings, and punters can bring their own picnic spread for the perfect night
out under the big screen.
To wrap up MIFF’s summer residency and celebrate the PHOTO 2021 Festival, Bunjil Place will host a special closing
night event called Double Bill – PHOTO 2021 & MIFF on Sunday 21 February to take place before the evening’s showing
of NEON (film still pictured right).
Beginning at 4pm, the night kicks off with The 13 Most Beautiful…
Songs for Andy Warhol Screen Tests, a selection of the hundreds of
screen tests Warhol shot in the 1960s set to a haunting soundtrack
by Dean and Britta. As an appreciation for the iconic video series,
Bunjil Place invites the community to submit their own three minute
‘screen test’ video online, that will be a part of a special presentation
of community screen tests played on the big screen.
Bunjil Place will edit all submissions by applying the same filming
techniques as Warhol did during the series he developed at the
factory in the 1960s. And all video works will be accompanied with a
live music score performed by synth-pop trio Video Video comprised
of Matt Doll (The Mavis’s), Byron St John and Matt Sigley.
The unique Double Bill experience is a finale event not to be missed, and submissions for screen tests must be done
online here and close on Friday 12 February.
The MIFF Summer Residency features MIFF 2020 top picks, live music, a selection of shorts packages and feature
films, including:
Family shorts package
Friday 5 February, 5.00pm-6.30pm
From Ethiopia to Colombia, and weaving through the lands of this very continent, experience tales about ancient
stones, connection to country, and the mesmerising tricks of hula hooping teens. Families will enjoy a selection of
seven award-winning and internationally acclaimed shorts. View the full line-up of family shorts here.
H – is for Happiness (PG)
Friday 5 February, 6.30pm–8.10pm
Miriam Margolyes, Emma Booth, Richard Roxburgh, Deborah Mailman and Joel Jackson star in this delightful
adaptation of the award-winning YA novel My Life as an Alphabet.
Live performance by Alejandro Aguanta and Jungle (M)
Sunday 7 February, 5.30pm–8.00pm
Warm up to the evening’s film screening of Jungle (film still pictured) with a live music performance by Bolivian artist
Alejandro Aguanta beforehand from 5.30pm-6.00pm. In Jungle, Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe joins Wolf Creek director
Greg McLean in the Bolivian rainforest for a gloriously tense survival thriller based on the bestselling real-life story of
adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg.
Live performance by Arugula and The Death and Life of Otto Bloom (M)
Sunday 14 February, 5.30pm–8.00pm
Enjoy the beautiful live music of Arugula from 5.30pm-6.30pm before diving deep into the evening’s film of The Death
and Lift of Otto Bloom. Experiencing his life in reverse, Otto Bloom passes through time backwards while remembering
the future. Is he a psychic, a time traveller, a madman or living proof of Einstein’s theory of relativity? A Valentine’s Day
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Alaine Beek writer and actor talks about the new play Jack and Millie https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/31/alaine-beek-writer-and-actor-talks-about-the-new-play-jack-and-millie/ Sun, 31 Jan 2021 06:48:27 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3487 <p>Jack and Millie Written by Alaine Beek Directed by Nigel Sutton 17 – 27 February, 2021 Saltwater Community Centre Amphitheatre – 153 Saltwater Promenade, Point Cook Premiering this February, much... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/31/alaine-beek-writer-and-actor-talks-about-the-new-play-jack-and-millie/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/31/alaine-beek-writer-and-actor-talks-about-the-new-play-jack-and-millie/">Alaine Beek writer and actor talks about the new play Jack and Millie</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Jack and Millie Written by Alaine Beek Directed by Nigel Sutton 17 – 27 February, 2021 Saltwater Community Centre Amphitheatre – 153 Saltwater Promenade, Point Cook Premiering this February, much... LEARN MORE Written by Alaine Beek
Directed by Nigel Sutton
17 – 27 February, 2021
Saltwater Community Centre Amphitheatre – 153 Saltwater Promenade, Point Cook
Premiering this February, much lauded writer Alaine Beek shares a witty, gritty and important new Australian work based on her personal experience of traversing the mental challenges and funny moments of a cancer diagnosis. Complete with lashings of laughter, Jack and Millie brings together Beek, Phil Cameron-Smith, Green Room Award-winner Jennifer Vuletic and Director Nigel Suttonin the Saltwater Community Centre Amphitheatre to celebrate life, love, and the return of live theatre to Victorian stages and spaces.
Centring on Millie, a fifty-something professional at the peak of her career, Jack and Millie explores how quickly a life can unravel with an unexpected cancer diagnosis. We all respond differently to life changing moments and Millie deals with her shocking news by creating an imaginary friend; Jack. Someone to help her make sense of a world that has been completely turned upside down.
“A good friend asked me how I had remained so positive during my time with breast cancer and I told him I’d given my cancer a name; Jack. And that throughout that time it was like having a problematic, yet oddly comforting, friend sitting on my shoulder.”, explains Writer/Actor Alaine Beek.

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Composer Petra Salsjo talks about the new Australian feature film THE FLOOD https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/31/composer-petra-salsjo-talks-about-the-new-australian-feature-film-the-flood/ Sun, 31 Jan 2021 06:45:09 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3485 <p>A bold new Australian feature film – THE FLOOD comes with an equally bold original motion picture soundtrack by Melbourne based composer Petra Salsjö .   The films producer/director Victoria Warfe... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/31/composer-petra-salsjo-talks-about-the-new-australian-feature-film-the-flood/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/31/composer-petra-salsjo-talks-about-the-new-australian-feature-film-the-flood/">Composer Petra Salsjo talks about the new Australian feature film THE FLOOD</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> A bold new Australian feature film – THE FLOOD comes with an equally bold original motion picture soundtrack by Melbourne based composer Petra Salsjö .   The films producer/director Victoria Warfe... LEARN MORE  
The films producer/director Victoria Warfe McIntyre commissioned Petra to do the score knowing the depth of her capabilities as a composer to delve and deliver a striking score to match the impactful content of picture. What proved to  be the greatest challenge for Petra was creating the performances required in the recording process to connect with the power of the story and the performances on screen.
 
Much of what you hear on the soundtrack was created by Petra herself playing piano, vocals and percussion.
Salsjö also enlisted the support of musicians Nicolas Lyon on violin and viola, Nicola Eveleigh on flute, Cameron McKenzie on guitars & bass as well as Petra’s son Roman Knights on viola and keyboards.
 
The result is a soundtrack that can equally be enjoyed as a rollercoaster listening experience as well as being interwoven into the films narrative.
 
The Flood is Petra Salsjö’s first full feature score. Prior to this Petra has done original scores for several short films – gaining notice and awards for her work in particular with the award winning short films ‘The Telegram Man’  and ‘Miro’.
Petra studied improvisation at The Victorian College of Arts (with first class honours), completed Post Graduate Studies in Screen Music at AFTRS, Composition (Melbourne University 2014) and attended the Verbier Music Summer Festival Academy in Switzerland.
 
Petra was born in Sweden and migrated to Australia where she has been resident most of her life since. Apart from her screen music work Petra has composed songs, short piano works and music for interdisciplinary projects.
Petra is also on the board of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers.
 
The Flood, Victoria Warfe McIntyre’s debut feature about a female heroine exacting revenge on an unjust Australia, will begin a theatrical release in multiple cinemas in NSW, Victoria and South Australia from January 14th after a successful series of Q & A screenings in December and positive reviews.

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Jack Howard from Hunters and Collectors talks to the Sunday Arts Team. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/31/jack-howard-from-hunters-and-collectors-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-team/ Sun, 31 Jan 2021 06:41:02 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3483 <p>Jack Howard is probably best known for his role as Hunters & Collectors’ trumpet man but he has done so much more over the years and in September 2020, he’s... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/31/jack-howard-from-hunters-and-collectors-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-team/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/31/jack-howard-from-hunters-and-collectors-talks-to-the-sunday-arts-team/">Jack Howard from Hunters and Collectors talks to the Sunday Arts Team.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Jack Howard is probably best known for his role as Hunters & Collectors’ trumpet man but he has done so much more over the years and in September 2020, he’s... LEARN MORE done so much more over the years and in September 2020, he’s releasing his musical memoirs,
Small Moments Of Glory through Brolga Publishing, to tell us all about it. The book tells an
insightful and illuminating tale of Jack’s lifelong musical journey – from his early classical music
days through the heady days of H & C success; and from his solo career to his work with acts
like Rodriguez, The Living End and Midnight Oil. Authentic, self-deprecating and darkly
humorous, Small Moments Of Glory will take you inside the mind and the music of one of
Australia’s most distinctive voices.
The CD, Dog Songs, is a “best of” Jack’s Dog’s Bar residency with his mighty band of Long Lost
Brothers – and sisters. It features some powerful new songs like Reason To Believe and Melbourne
plus ripper versions of some of Jack’s great older tunes like Let Me Live and City Lights. The band
features some of Melbourne’s finest in absolutely stellar form – Ed Bates on pedal steel guitar,
Nick Del Rey on guitar, Cal McAlpine on drums, Rob Walker on bass, Fiona Lee Maynard on
backing vocals and percussion; and Amy Valent Curlis on percussion. Production from Craig
Harnath at Hothouse Audio captures the band’s live energy and power without sacrificing the rich
warmth and depth of a studio recording.
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Stephen A Russell is back talking Films with David, Neil and John https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/31/stephen-a-russell-is-back-talking-films-with-david-neil-and-john/ Sun, 31 Jan 2021 06:37:55 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3481 <p>Stephen talks to the team about films.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/31/stephen-a-russell-is-back-talking-films-with-david-neil-and-john/">Stephen A Russell is back talking Films with David, Neil and John</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Stephen talks to the team about films.
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Simon Meadows Opera Singer talks about Ring Cycle . https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/25/simon-meadows-opera-singer-talks-about-ring-cycle/ Mon, 25 Jan 2021 01:51:47 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3467 <p>Melbourne Opera commences Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle with Das Rheingold 3, 5, 7 February The Regent Theatre 191 Collins St, Melbourne Following a string of major Wagnerian successes (Rienzi, Tannhauser,... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/25/simon-meadows-opera-singer-talks-about-ring-cycle/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/25/simon-meadows-opera-singer-talks-about-ring-cycle/">Simon Meadows Opera Singer talks about Ring Cycle .</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Melbourne Opera commences Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle with Das Rheingold 3, 5, 7 February The Regent Theatre 191 Collins St, Melbourne Following a string of major Wagnerian successes (Rienzi, Tannhauser,... LEARN MORE

























Melbourne Opera commences
Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle with
Das Rheingold
3, 5, 7 February
The Regent Theatre
191 Collins St, Melbourne

Following a string of major Wagnerian successes (Rienzi, Tannhauser, Lohengrin, Tristan and Isolde, The Flying Dutchman), Melbourne Opera is thrilled to present the pinnacle of operatic excellence, indulgence and excess – Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle.
Commencing with the first of the Ring’s four operas, Das Rheingold, the company will stage the following three operas progressively over the next three years, culminating with a multi million dollar performance of Wagner’s full Ring Cycle, in 2023. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster, with bookings available online, or via phone 136 100.
“As Melbourne Opera’s productions of Wagner’s sublime work continue to receive acclaim, we couldn’t be more proud to be taking on The Ring. This is the first independent and unsubsidised Ring mounted in Australia since 1913. Melbourne Opera receives no government funding and we are very grateful to our generous sponsors for making this possible,” says Melbourne Opera’s Founding Patron Lady Primrose Potter AC, CMRI.
Mounting a production of Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen is regarded as the height of any opera company’s achievement and Melbourne Opera is particularly proud to be mounting four new productions of the epic Ring operas, in addition to a performance of the full Ring Cycle, with an all Australian cast and creative team.
“Given the current problems facing the industry this is a very significant announcement for Victoria. More than 140 Victorian singers, musicians, creatives and technicians will be employed in the production and we can’t wait to see the beloved Regent Theatre spring back to life after months of darkness and lockdown,” says company director Greg Hocking.
The production will be the first major show back on in Melbourne after the lockdown and will feature the beautifully renovated Regent Theatre with appropriate audience social distancing.There is an 80 piece orchestra (including 7 harps) spilling into the front stalls which will also meet social distancing requirements.




























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He’s Back!!! Rohan Shearn Arts Gossip talks to David and Neil. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/25/hes-back-rohan-shearn-arts-gossip-talks-to-david-and-neil/ Mon, 25 Jan 2021 01:46:20 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3465 <p>He is back for 2021…….. Rohan talks to David and Neil about all the arts gossip.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/25/hes-back-rohan-shearn-arts-gossip-talks-to-david-and-neil/">He’s Back!!! Rohan Shearn Arts Gossip talks to David and Neil.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> He is back for 2021…….. Rohan talks to David and Neil about all the arts gossip.
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Photo 2021 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/25/photo-2021/ Mon, 25 Jan 2021 01:42:15 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3463 <p>David and Neil take a tour through this year’s Photo 2021 with Elias Redstone (Artistic Director), Ann Shelton, Jesse Boyd Reid and Amos Gebhart.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/25/photo-2021/">Photo 2021</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> David and Neil take a tour through this year’s Photo 2021 with Elias Redstone (Artistic Director), Ann Shelton, Jesse Boyd Reid and Amos Gebhart.
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Ben Northey conductor MSO talks to David about the upcoming Myer Music Bowl series https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/18/ben-northey-conductor-mso-talks-to-david-about-the-upcoming-myer-music-bowl-series/ Mon, 18 Jan 2021 05:26:00 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3454 <p>For more than 90 years, Melbourne summers have been punctuated by the MSO’s annual free concert series. Join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as they return to play their first city... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/18/ben-northey-conductor-mso-talks-to-david-about-the-upcoming-myer-music-bowl-series/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/18/ben-northey-conductor-mso-talks-to-david-about-the-upcoming-myer-music-bowl-series/">Ben Northey conductor MSO talks to David about the upcoming Myer Music Bowl series</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> For more than 90 years, Melbourne summers have been punctuated by the MSO’s annual free concert series. Join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as they return to play their first city... LEARN MORE



For more than 90 years, Melbourne summers have been punctuated by the MSO’s annual free concert series. Join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as they return to play their first city concerts in 10 months across three colourful and vibrant programs, celebrating Australian musicians and music.
Opening the free series is The Faun and The Firebird on Saturday 29 January featuring the soaring music of Debussy, Stravinsky and Australian composer Ross Edwards. Conductor Dane Lam leads the Orchestra with oboe soloist Shefali Pryor performing in Edwards’ mesmerising work Bird Spirit Dreaming.
On Saturday 6 February, the MSO celebrates movement in music across the ages in Mambo! Dancing across the centuries with a program filled with dance music! Experience Paul Stanhope’s Dancing on Clouds and Joe Chindamo’s Concerto for Drumkit and Orchestra featuring David Jones alongside works by Rameau and de Falla, and Bernstein’s legendary Symphonic Dances, conducted by Benjamin Bayl. Melbourne Youth Orchestras will start the show with a special Saturday night curtain-raising performance!
Spanish Harlem is the final event in the series on Wednesday 10 February, and is certainly a concert for cool cats and symphony slickers with conductor Ben Northey at the helm! Duke Ellington’s Harlem will set the scene, followed by Ravel’s Piano Concerto featuring Timothy Young and then Melbourne bandleader Vanessa Perica will step into the spotlight for the world premiere of her Symphonic Suite – Love is a Temporary Madness.






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Hadley Agrez, CEO Melbourne International Jazz Festival talk to David https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/18/hadley-agrez-ceo-melbourne-international-jazz-festival-talk-to-david/ Mon, 18 Jan 2021 05:21:38 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3452 <p>Heide Museum of Modern Art is delighted to announce full program details for the inaugural Heide Summer Festival which will activate the museum’s much-loved sculpture park with an outdoor event... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/18/hadley-agrez-ceo-melbourne-international-jazz-festival-talk-to-david/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/18/hadley-agrez-ceo-melbourne-international-jazz-festival-talk-to-david/">Hadley Agrez, CEO Melbourne International Jazz Festival talk to David</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Heide Museum of Modern Art is delighted to announce full program details for the inaugural Heide Summer Festival which will activate the museum’s much-loved sculpture park with an outdoor event... LEARN MORE Heide Museum Artistic Director Lley Harding said, “We are excited to be presenting this dynamic series of events that will fill Heide’s sculpture garden with music and stories during the summer months. The Summer Festival is the first of its kind for Heide and we are delighted to kick off our 40th anniversary program with a celebration that has Indigenous heritage and culture at its centre and that also supports Melbourne’s talented local artists and performing arts organisations in the wake of COVID-19. Our gardens set us apart from other institutions and while they have never closed, with the support of the Victorian Government it is wonderful to be able to invite audiences back to Heide in a big way. We look forward to starting 2021 in a celebratory way and together as a community.”
Opening the Festival, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival will curate a series of jazz performances by Victorian-based artists across three Sundays in January including:
 
Solomon Sisay | Sunday 17 January, 4pm
 
World class saxophonist Solomon Sisay, who shot to fame with legendary Ethiopian band Axumite Band, will pay tribute to the Ethio-Jazz sounds endemic to his homeland for the first of three events presented by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Solomon has played alongside the greats such as Mahmoud Ahmed, Aleymehu Eshete, Ali Bira, Tsegaye Eshetu as well as many up and coming Ethiopian music stars.
 
Nichaud Fitzgibbon | Sunday 24 January, 4pm
 
A natural, charismatic performer and one of Australia’s favourite jazz stylists, Nichaud Fitzgibbon has been delighting Melbourne audiences for years. Hailing from the famous Fitzgibbon family, Nichaud’s musical pedigree spans three generations and is regarded as Jazz royalty.
 
Allara Briggs Pattison | Sunday 31 January, 4pm
 
Allara Briggs Pattison is a Yorta Yorta musician, composer, filmmaker, and storyteller. Inspired by ancient oral traditions and using a double bass and loop station, Allara will take audiences on a cultural and spiritual journey, delivering a unique soul stirring sound.
 
In collaboration with Songlines Music Aboriginal Corporation, Heide is proud to present Indigenous artists, dancers and storytellers across two weekends in February. Hosted by singer/songwriter and Songlines CEO Robert Bundle, the program includes:
 
Djirri Djirri Dance Group | Sunday 7 February, 1pm to 2pm
 
Melbourne’s only Wurundjeri all-female dance group and Traditional Custodians of Narrm (Melbourne), Djirri Djirri will perform dance and song in their mother tongue, Woiwurrung language, that represent creation, values, respect and protection of Country. They are all related by blood through Annie Borate, William Barak’s sister.]]>
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Hurricane talks to David about the exhibition in the Chapel Street precinct of Melbourne https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/18/hurricane-talks-to-david-about-the-exhibition-in-the-chapel-street-precinct-of-melbourne/ Mon, 18 Jan 2021 04:45:35 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3450 <p>12 JANUARY 2021: In a first for Melbourne, 17 metre tall Space Robots made from upcycled industrial waste will invade Melbourne’s iconic Chapel Street Precinct in a spectacular show of... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/18/hurricane-talks-to-david-about-the-exhibition-in-the-chapel-street-precinct-of-melbourne/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/18/hurricane-talks-to-david-about-the-exhibition-in-the-chapel-street-precinct-of-melbourne/">Hurricane talks to David about the exhibition in the Chapel Street precinct of Melbourne</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> 12 JANUARY 2021: In a first for Melbourne, 17 metre tall Space Robots made from upcycled industrial waste will invade Melbourne’s iconic Chapel Street Precinct in a spectacular show of... LEARN MORE Robot SPACEland will call the famous precinct home between January 14 – 31, 2021. These ‘guests’ will commandeer four unique locations – Grattan Gardens, 402 Chapel Street (worksite), the new Prahran Square, and the Chapel Off Chapel forecourt.
 
“We’ve literally reached into a new stratosphere of creativity to bring our huge Robot SPACEland activation to life in partnership with the City of Stonnington,” said Chrissie Maus, General Manager, of Chapel Street Precinct. “We can’t wait to introduce these larger-than-life intergalactic creatures to Melburnians in January, which will help boost the local economy around them!”  
 
The Robots hail from design firm XYZ Dimensions, which has previously put its creatures on display at festivals around the country including Sydney’s world famous VIVID festival. Measuring up to 17 metres in height, each interactive display will grab attention by day and take your breath away by night. In a mix of past and present, the installations combine upcycled materials and industrial waste with vibrant lights and sounds, curating Instagrammable moments for the whole family.
 
“We incorporated industrial waste into Robot SPACEland wherever possible, minimising waste streams and promoting sustainability,” said Tim Bestman, Creative Director of XYZ Dimensions. “It sends a powerful message to the audience about the importance of recycling, and the message comes out even stronger when the light spectacle begins at night.”
 
“There is no better place to be invaded by Robots than in one of the City’s best locations to live, work, stay and play – Chapel Street,” said the newly minted City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Kate Hely.
 
“We are delighted to partner with the Chapel Street Precinct to bring this fantastic exhibition to the City of Stonnington and our iconic Chapel Street.”

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Izabella Yena Actor of Kerosene and Theatreworks https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/18/izabella-yena-actor-of-kerosene-and-theatreworks/ Mon, 18 Jan 2021 04:41:31 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3448 <p>Izabella talks to David about her show which is running from the 20 January 2021 to 31 January 2021 at Theatreworks in Acland Street St. Kilda</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/18/izabella-yena-actor-of-kerosene-and-theatreworks/">Izabella Yena Actor of Kerosene and Theatreworks</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Izabella talks to David about her show which is running from the 20 January 2021 to 31 January 2021 at Theatreworks in Acland Street St. Kilda
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Stephen A Russell talks films to David https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/18/stephen-a-russell-talks-films-to-david-2/ Mon, 18 Jan 2021 04:36:54 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3446 <p>Stephen, talks to David about all things films</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/18/stephen-a-russell-talks-films-to-david-2/">Stephen A Russell talks films to David</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Stephen, talks to David about all things films
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Rodney Rigby talks to David about Come From Away. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/11/rodney-rigby-talks-to-david-about-come-from-away/ Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:59:29 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3433 <p>Producer Rodney Rigby talks about the play Come From Away and the opening of the Comedy Theatre.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/11/rodney-rigby-talks-to-david-about-come-from-away/">Rodney Rigby talks to David about Come From Away.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Producer Rodney Rigby talks about the play Come From Away and the opening of the Comedy Theatre.
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David chats to Olivia Jackson from the Australian Music Vault https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/11/david-chats-to-olivia-jackson-from-the-australian-music-vault/ Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:56:01 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3430 <p>David talks to Olivia about what is going on :  the URL is here. https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2021/contemporary-music/vault-sessions-live-lo-fi</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/11/david-chats-to-olivia-jackson-from-the-australian-music-vault/">David chats to Olivia Jackson from the Australian Music Vault</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> David talks to Olivia about what is going on :  the URL is here. https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2021/contemporary-music/vault-sessions-live-lo-fi https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2021/contemporary-music/vault-sessions-live-lo-fi

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Dushan Philips talks to David Hunt https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/11/dushan-philips-talks-to-david-hunt/ Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:50:51 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3428 <p>When serious minded New York choreographer Anna (Jessica Clarke) and hothead restaurant manager Pale (Mark Diaco) are brought together by a mysterious death, their connection sparks a chemistry too explosive... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/11/dushan-philips-talks-to-david-hunt/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/11/dushan-philips-talks-to-david-hunt/">Dushan Philips talks to David Hunt</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> When serious minded New York choreographer Anna (Jessica Clarke) and hothead restaurant manager Pale (Mark Diaco) are brought together by a mysterious death, their connection sparks a chemistry too explosive... LEARN MORE manager Pale (Mark Diaco) are brought together by a mysterious death, their connection sparks a
chemistry too explosive to ignore in Lanford Wilson’s landmark play Burn This.
Set in the summer of 1983 against the backdrop of lower Manhattan and the raging AIDS
epidemic, Burn This was Wilson’s attempt to create a psychic map of panic after experiencing a
panic attack walking down a street in NY. Looking to understand what was going on around him,
he sat down to write and remembered a guy he’d met seven years earlier from New Jersey who
became the inspiration for Pale.
Directed by Green Room and Sydney Theatre Award winner Iain Sinclair (MTC’s A View from the
Bridge) and produced by 16th Street Actors Studio, this production of Burn This has been a long
time in the making.
“I think the beginning of the story for me was when we brought Academy Award winning actress
Ellen Burstyn to Australia nearly 10 years ago to conduct a masterclass,” says 16th Street’s Artistic
Director, Kim Krejus. “Mark Diaco did a scene playing Pale. I remember when I drove Ellen home
that night, she said – ‘That actor is a star’. The rights to this play are rarely available and Mark has
doggedly stayed on the case until they finally said yes. This is the third attempt to stage the show,
the last being in May this year. He has faced every obstacle and has never given up.” “It’s not lost on me that the world outside is changing into something new,” says Diaco.
“Sometimes it’s felt as if we were living in an actual movie and the drama has superseded anything
Netflix has to offer. This enforced time to take stock, stop, rest and reflect has had its silver linings
though, and I think it’s something that the theatre is going to benefit from as people look to leave
their comfort zones. Burn This is a play about connection when we have all experienced a kind of
forced disconnection.”
With a reputation as one of the best directors of contemporary American plays following his
acclaimed productions of A View From the Bridge in Sydney and Melbourne, and Who’s Afraid of
Virginia Woolf at Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre, Iain Sinclair says Burn This is, “Theatre for theatre
lovers. It is not post-modern; it is visceral and it is a play that you burn to do.”
Burn This also marks 16th Street Actors Studio’s first foray into producing, with a mission to
empower actors to shine. “Our studio is all about the actor and the play,” says Krejus. “Our focus
has been on training for over ten years, and the next horizon (while still continuing training) is to
create work opportunities for actors in both theatre and film. We are so delighted to be doing this
at fortyfivedownstairs with this wonderful cast.
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Madelynne Cornish talks to David about Site and Sound. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/04/madelynne-cornish-talks-to-david-about-site-and-sound/ Mon, 04 Jan 2021 02:43:45 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3419 <p>Madelynne Cornish is an Australian audio-visual artist and curator based in Victoria. She is co- founder and director of operations for the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture, an independent arts... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/04/madelynne-cornish-talks-to-david-about-site-and-sound/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/04/madelynne-cornish-talks-to-david-about-site-and-sound/">Madelynne Cornish talks to David about Site and Sound.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Madelynne Cornish is an Australian audio-visual artist and curator based in Victoria. She is co- founder and director of operations for the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture, an independent arts... LEARN MORE founder and director of operations for the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture, an independent arts
initiative that facilitates cultural projects investigating the history and ecology of the Australian Alps.
For ten years Cornish has used sound, video and installation to make works that question our
perceptions of the natural environment. Her practice has focused on the effects of climate on
natural and constructed environments, the dynamics informing remote communities, and the
relationships between environment, human actions and land use.
Radial Fields (2020) is an audio-visual installation investigating the relationships between urban
ecology, human engagement and land use. Created during a month-long residency, it draws on the
rich landscape of McClelland’s sculpture park and surrounding environment, including a wetland
conservation area, council nature reserve, concrete works, sand quarry, and residential estates. The
project’s foci are the temporal and spatial qualities of the geography and the fauna and flora of
these sites—microphones were placed in and around the sculpture park and its borderlands to
register natural and anthropogenic sound including industry, wildlife and weather. These sounds are
juxtaposed with the visual framing of the urban ecology to create an immersive audio-visual
installation in the gallery, which details the complexity of the ecological interactions occurring within
the sculpture park and its environs.

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Simon Lawrie Curator McClelland Sculpture Park Site and Sound. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/04/simon-lawrie-curator-mcclelland-sculpture-park-site-and-sound/ Mon, 04 Jan 2021 02:40:13 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3417 <p>SITE & SOUND: Sonic art as ecological practice, 2 December 2020 – 11 April 2021* is an exhibition that invites audiences to consider the importance of listening as a means... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/04/simon-lawrie-curator-mcclelland-sculpture-park-site-and-sound/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/04/simon-lawrie-curator-mcclelland-sculpture-park-site-and-sound/">Simon Lawrie Curator McClelland Sculpture Park Site and Sound.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> SITE & SOUND: Sonic art as ecological practice, 2 December 2020 – 11 April 2021* is an exhibition that invites audiences to consider the importance of listening as a means... LEARN MORE 2021* is an exhibition that invites audiences to consider the importance of
listening as a means towards a better understanding of the urgent and
complex environmental issues facing our planet.
Whether it be the roar of bushfires; the creak of fragmenting glaciers; silence where there used to
be bird song; or the hum of cicadas, our comprehension of sounds can lead to an intuitive
understanding of the ecological issues confronting us.
Curated by Jon Buckingham, Lawrence Harvey, and Simon Lawrie, SITE & SOUND surveys diverse
practices to reveal the connections between deep listening, field recording, acoustic ecology, natural
science, and spatialised sound in contemporary art.
SITE & SOUND will draw from RMIT’s Sonic Arts Collection, Australia’s first dedicated collection in
this field, augmented by four significant new commissions. It will feature an evolving program of
presentations, both within and beyond the gallery, across the internal spaces and outdoor
environment of McClelland—these include immersive sound environments, a rich array of
performances and listening events, and explorations of the history, theory and significance of field
recording and sonic art which will evolve over time and provide new experiences for each repeat visit
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Marli Kernich – Drew talks to David about her new show. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/04/marli-kernich-drew-talks-to-david-about-her-new-show/ Mon, 04 Jan 2021 02:36:09 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3415 <p>Marli is currently running live shows Sunday fortnightly from Sunday the 10th at 5pm, in collaboration the Pride of our Footscray community bar! The show is held at the Byron... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/04/marli-kernich-drew-talks-to-david-about-her-new-show/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2021/01/04/marli-kernich-drew-talks-to-david-about-her-new-show/">Marli Kernich – Drew talks to David about her new show.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Marli is currently running live shows Sunday fortnightly from Sunday the 10th at 5pm, in collaboration the Pride of our Footscray community bar! The show is held at the Byron... LEARN MORE

Marli is currently running live shows Sunday fortnightly from Sunday the 10th at 5pm, in collaboration the Pride of our Footscray community bar! The show is held at the Byron Garden Bar located on Byron street in Footscray! Our show consists of interviews with Drag performers live on stage, performances by the drag artists, audience games with prizes to be won and drinks to be had!




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Triennial NGV 2020 – Pip Wallis Curator https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/14/triennial-ngv-2020-pip-wallis-curator/ Sun, 13 Dec 2020 19:50:59 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3406 <p>Pip Wallis talks about the NGV Triennial 2020 and some of the amazing works on display.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/14/triennial-ngv-2020-pip-wallis-curator/">Triennial NGV 2020 – Pip Wallis Curator</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Pip Wallis talks about the NGV Triennial 2020 and some of the amazing works on display.
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Triennial NGV 2020 – Indigenous Artist Glenda Nicholls https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/14/triennial-ngv-2020-indigenous-artist-glenda-nicholls/ Sun, 13 Dec 2020 19:48:00 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3404 <p>Glenda talks to David about her  work and  also  the  Triennial  2020  at  the  NCV.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/14/triennial-ngv-2020-indigenous-artist-glenda-nicholls/">Triennial NGV 2020 – Indigenous Artist Glenda Nicholls</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Glenda talks to David about her  work and  also  the  Triennial  2020  at  the  NCV.
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Triennial 2020 NGV – Artist Scotty So. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/14/triennial-2020-ngv-artist-scotty-so/ Sun, 13 Dec 2020 19:44:31 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3402 <p>Contemporary Artist Scotty So talks to David about his life and his works in the Triennial at the NGV.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/14/triennial-2020-ngv-artist-scotty-so/">Triennial 2020 NGV – Artist Scotty So.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Contemporary Artist Scotty So talks to David about his life and his works in the Triennial at the NGV.
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NGV Triennial 2020 – Simon Maidment Senior Curator https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/14/ngv-triennial-2020-simon-maidment-senior-curator/ Sun, 13 Dec 2020 19:41:39 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3400 <p>Simon talks to David about the amazing Triennial 2020</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/14/ngv-triennial-2020-simon-maidment-senior-curator/">NGV Triennial 2020 – Simon Maidment Senior Curator</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Simon talks to David about the amazing Triennial 2020
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Gerard Veltre talks to David about Stories Beneath the Vale. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/07/gerard-veltre-talks-to-david-about-stories-beneath-the-vale/ Mon, 07 Dec 2020 03:37:06 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3386 <p>Celebrated Australian arts company Phunktional Arts has gathered leading creatives from across the country to work with the diverse communities of rural Victorian township Robinvale, for an exciting and extraordinary film project... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/07/gerard-veltre-talks-to-david-about-stories-beneath-the-vale/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/07/gerard-veltre-talks-to-david-about-stories-beneath-the-vale/">Gerard Veltre talks to David about Stories Beneath the Vale.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Celebrated Australian arts company Phunktional Arts has gathered leading creatives from across the country to work with the diverse communities of rural Victorian township Robinvale, for an exciting and extraordinary film project... LEARN MORE
























Celebrated Australian arts company Phunktional Arts has gathered leading creatives from across the country to work with the diverse communities of rural Victorian township Robinvale, for an exciting and extraordinary film project called Stories Beneath the Vale.
The project is the realisation of the participation of Elders and youth in the Phunktional Arts programs over a four-year period.
Led by Phunktional’s Artistic Director Gerard Veltre; local area coordinators and a mix of local and nationally recognised artists facilitated workshops with the young people of the Murray River township.  It is their vision that has driven the development of the storyline, script, scenes and choreography of the work.
Currently being shot under strict Covid restrictions, the storyline spotlights the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island and First Nations Pacific Island youth.  Aged between 12 – 21 years, they have been supplied with equipment and are filming their own scenes with support of director, Oriel Guthrie and other creatives from Melbourne via live video chat.
Uncle Kutcha Edwards, proud Mutti Mutti man has recorded the film’s opening track, with Denise Scott, Stephen Curry, Nazeem Hussain and Steph Tisdell, also involved in the project.
Stories Beneath the Vale is the story of a young Aboriginal dancer and choreographer Annette, played by Emily Egan, finding power within her art and her relationships and speaking up when it matters.
“Community organisations, leaders and Elders in Robinvale had identified their young people as being at increased risk of social isolation, education and work disengagement and bullying both online and offline”, said Veltre.
The eSafety Commissioner has shown that some forms of online bullying increased up to 235% during COVID lockdown conditions.
“As we were about to embark on pilot filming, COVID-19 hit.  During this time of uncertainty, disruption and social restrictions, it was impossible to continue the project as originally planned, but the need for young people in rural Victoria to connect to culture and to experience creative health and wellbeing activities were more important than ever”.
Together with the project participants, narratives and scripts have been adapted to reflect the current challenging circumstances as well as the creative process with the Director, Choreographers, Sound Designer and other artists, connecting and collaborating online.
Gerard Veltre, an accomplished artist, dancer and an equal opportunities and Human Rights advocate for the most underprivileged and marginalised members of society, has gathered like-minded, critically celebrated creatives together to bring the work to screen.
Directing the work is award-winning documentary director, Oriel Guthrie, whose first feature film Skip Hop premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival and later screened at Adelaide Arts Festival, New York International Hip Hop Festival and ACMI.
Jon Bell, series creator and writer of ABC TV Australian television drama series Gods of Wheat Street has supported developing the story as a Script Consultant for the project whilst Robinvale local Phil Egan, who has recently returned from touring the UK with sold-out dance production Beats on Pointe and is the choreographer for multi-cultural Australian dance crew, Brothers in Arms is choreographing the work.
Laid out over 5 episodes, the miniseries is funny and fresh, with a booming soundtrack that features original, local music. The COVID-era production will focus on regional stories, told through innovative filming techniques, authentic dialogue and deadly dance scenes.
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Composer Peter Miller talks to David Hunt https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/07/composer-peter-miller-talks-to-david-hunt/ Mon, 07 Dec 2020 03:32:36 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3384 <p>Melbourne Composer Peter Miller talks to David Hunt about what he has been doing over recent months</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/07/composer-peter-miller-talks-to-david-hunt/">Composer Peter Miller talks to David Hunt</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Melbourne Composer Peter Miller talks to David Hunt about what he has been doing over recent months
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Andy Mack talks to David about a new book. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/07/andy-mack-talks-to-david-about-a-new-book/ Mon, 07 Dec 2020 03:29:32 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3382 <p>Joy Presenter Andy Mack talks to David about “Sybilla Dankworth and her Unusual Uncles”</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/07/andy-mack-talks-to-david-about-a-new-book/">Andy Mack talks to David about a new book.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Joy Presenter Andy Mack talks to David about “Sybilla Dankworth and her Unusual Uncles”
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Melbourne Town Hall is 150 years old. Andrew Stephens talks to David about this iconic Building https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/07/melbourne-town-hall-is-150-years-old-andrew-stephens-talks-to-david-about-this-iconic-building/ Mon, 07 Dec 2020 03:25:33 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3380 <p>From 30 November –  January 2021, the public can relive cherished memories and meander through poignant historical moments in You Are Cordially Invited – an exhibition celebrating Melbourne Town Hall’s 150 years at the... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/07/melbourne-town-hall-is-150-years-old-andrew-stephens-talks-to-david-about-this-iconic-building/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/07/melbourne-town-hall-is-150-years-old-andrew-stephens-talks-to-david-about-this-iconic-building/">Melbourne Town Hall is 150 years old. Andrew Stephens talks to David about this iconic Building</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> From 30 November –  January 2021, the public can relive cherished memories and meander through poignant historical moments in You Are Cordially Invited – an exhibition celebrating Melbourne Town Hall’s 150 years at the... LEARN MORE  
Housed within the newly refurbished City Gallery, the exhibition curated by Melbourne-born writer Andrew Stephens, explores the history of the Town Hall site and examines the relationship between the majestic building and the public through new works, archival film, photographs and ephemera from the City of Melbourne’s vast collection.
 
“Since 1870, the Town Hall has been a vital civic hub, hosting an extraordinary array of celebrities and events – from ABBA and The Beatles to the Queen, Dame Nellie Melba and Nelson Mandela, from Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Lionel Rose to Elizabeth Taylor.
 
Not only have there been the expected council events and mayoral balls but there’s also been everything from musclemen displays and hairdressing competitions to spiritualist evenings, radical art shows and even a circus.   All manner of protests, parades and demonstrations by passionate Melburnians have been held in the streets on its doorstep.  This exhibition is a fresh look at how so much important local history implicates the Town Hall,” said Stephens.
 
At the centre of the exhibition are specially commissioned new works by Melbourne artist Patrick Pound, surveying the Town Hall as being the epicentre of Melbourne’s collective psyche.
 
Using found images sourced through auction houses, Pound has created a work based around tourism postcards of the Melbourne Town Hall – many of these returned from the overseas destinations to which they had been posted by tourists over the past century and a half.  Pound looks further afield with his other two works for the exhibition –exploring town halls of Australia and another, amassing hundreds of town hall postcards from around the world. Whilst some town halls are modest and others are grand designs, wherever they may be, they speak to the infinity of personal and civic moments that a town hall accumulates.
 
Many of the other artworks and objects in the exhibition are drawn from the City of Melbourne’s vast art and heritage collection including archival footage of the Queen, ABBA, Elizabeth Taylor and boxer Lionel Rose during their visits to the Town Hall, extraordinarily progressive health promotion posters from the 1920’s depicting the scourge of venereal disease as well as contemporary art works by Destiny Deacon, Fiona Foley and Nusra Latif Qureshi. 
 
Rarely seen images of the devastation wrought by the 1925 blaze that destroyed the Town Hall’s main auditorium can be viewed as well as A “Protest Book” used by Melbourne City Councillors to air grievances and treasures from the Council Chambers including the Lord Mayoral chair and mallet.

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Ali McGregor talks to David about recent times. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/07/ali-mcgregor-talks-to-david-about-recent-times/ Mon, 07 Dec 2020 03:22:03 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3378 <p>Ali McGregor talks to David about what she has been up to over recent months.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/07/ali-mcgregor-talks-to-david-about-recent-times/">Ali McGregor talks to David about recent times.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Ali McGregor talks to David about what she has been up to over recent months.
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Films Films Films – Stephen A Russell https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/07/films-films-films-stephen-a-russell/ Mon, 07 Dec 2020 03:19:15 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3376 <p>Stephen is back talking to David about films.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/12/07/films-films-films-stephen-a-russell/">Films Films Films – Stephen A Russell</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Stephen is back talking to David about films.
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Tyran Parke talks about the Musical “Chess” coming to Melbourne https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/29/tyran-parke-talks-about-the-musical-chess-coming-to-melbourne/ Sun, 29 Nov 2020 07:30:11 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3361 <p>Featuring the iconic music of Benny Andersson & BjörnUlvaeus (ABBA), lyrics by Tim Rice & Björn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice, the worldwide stage hitCHESS THE MUSICAL will debut... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/29/tyran-parke-talks-about-the-musical-chess-coming-to-melbourne/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/29/tyran-parke-talks-about-the-musical-chess-coming-to-melbourne/">Tyran Parke talks about the Musical “Chess” coming to Melbourne</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Featuring the iconic music of Benny Andersson & BjörnUlvaeus (ABBA), lyrics by Tim Rice & Björn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice, the worldwide stage hitCHESS THE MUSICAL will debut... LEARN MORE  
From StoreyBoard Entertainment, the producer who brought us the critically-acclaimed Barnum and directed by Tyran Parke, CHESS THE MUSICAL is inspired by extraordinary real-life events and first premiered to glowing reviews in London’s West End in 1986 starring the beloved Elaine Paige. The West End season ran for three years, resulting in a BBC listener poll ranking CHESS THE MUSICALseventh in a list of ‘Number One Essential Musicals’ of all time.
 
Featuring hits including I Know Him So Well – recognised in the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest selling UK chart single ever by a female duo – and the upbeat pop favourite One Night in Bangkok, music from CHESS THE MUSICAL is known the world over, with the original concept album described by Rolling Stone as having a “dazzling score (which) covers nearly all the pop bases”. Time Magazine declared the score as “rock symphonic synthesis ripe with sophistication and hummable tunes”.
 
CHESS THE MUSICAL tells the story of a complex love triangle combined with dramatic political intrigue, set against the background of the Cold War in the early 1980s, where Soviet and American forces attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for political gains.
The Melbourne performances of this much-loved musical, which recently premiered in Moscow, will feature the London West End orchestrations with a full orchestra. The stellar Melbourne cast for this semi-staged concert style event will be announced in February 2021.
 
CHESS THE MUSICAL is produced by Adrian Storey from StoreyBoard Entertainment (Barnum, Follies, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and directed by renowned director Tyran Parke (Barnum, Follies, Sunday in the Park with George) and with Musical Direction by David Piper (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, The Boyfriend, The Boy From Oz), Set & Costume Design by Dann Barber (Barnum, 33 Variations), Sound Design by award-winning designer Michael Waters and choreography by Freya List.

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Kristy from Chunky Move talks to David and their anniversary. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/29/kristy-from-chunky-move-talks-to-david-and-their-anniversary/ Sun, 29 Nov 2020 07:26:24 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3358 <p>A quarter of a century after being established, Australia’s most innovative and acclaimed contemporary dance company celebrates its storied history with a new multimedia digital archive as it looks to... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/29/kristy-from-chunky-move-talks-to-david-and-their-anniversary/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/29/kristy-from-chunky-move-talks-to-david-and-their-anniversary/">Kristy from Chunky Move talks to David and their anniversary.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> A quarter of a century after being established, Australia’s most innovative and acclaimed contemporary dance company celebrates its storied history with a new multimedia digital archive as it looks to... LEARN MORE dance company celebrates its storied history with a new multimedia digital archive as it looks to a bold
new era under leadership team, Antony Hamilton, Kristy Ayre and Freya Waterson.
Since its inception in 1995, Chunky Move has helped shape Australia’s cultural landscape, intoxicating and
enthralling local and international audiences with its genre-defying works. Now, as the company turns 25,
Chunky Move is poised to reassert its status as Australia’s leading dance company.
In the company’s early days, the goals of founding artistic director and renowned choreographer Gideon
Obarzanek were relatively modest, and predominantly focused on facilitating government funding
applications for independent artists. By 1997, Chunky Move had made its mark as force to be reckoned
with, winning tenure as Victoria’s flagship contemporary dance company after just two years in business.
In the years since, Chunky Move has become firmly embedded in Melbourne’s cultural zeitgeist, exerting a
profound influence by bringing contemporary dance into the mainstream. The company’s trademark
irreverence towards choreographic convention has surprised, challenged and delighted countless
audiences around the world, with boundary-breaking and audacious shows traversing new media,
installation and stage formats. As one of Australia’s most internationally successful performing arts export,
Chunky Move has toured and performed in 123 cities and reached over half a million audience members –
more than any other arts company of its kind.
“I am so proud that what began twenty-five years ago as an invaluable resource for my generation of
young artists, continues to flourish today for Australian dancers and adventurous audiences” said founder,
Gideon Obarzanek.
“Chunky Move was an audacious proposal to Jeff Kennett’s bold callout for a new dance company. It dared
to challenge the status quo of what a dance company can create, how it does it and where it happens.
Authentically Melbourne, we found our audience all over the world and split our time between working
hard in the studio and on the road. There are very few accomplished dance artists working in Australia
today who cannot trace some of their experience to the influence of Chunky Move.”
Obarzanek’s passion for supporting independent artists was writ large in 2007 with the
introduction of Next Move – a commissioning program dedicated to supporting the next
generation of Australian creative talent – that has seen the company commission, produce and
present 11 world premieres since its inception, including Stephanie Lake’s award-winning AORTA
and Atlanta Eke Miss Universal.
Only three artistic directors have helmed the company over the course of 25 years and 65 shows.
In its early days under Obarzanek, Chunky Move helped define the “Melbourne style” of contemporary
dance, in large part due to Obarzanek’s reinvention of the ensemble model, which shone the spotlight on
individuals and cultivated collaborations while spawning runaway successes such as Glow and Mortal
Engine.
In 2011, internationally renowned Dutch choreographer Anouk van Dijk stepped into the role, with her
European perspective and self-devised ‘Countertechnique’ movement system producing unforgettable
spectacles An Act of Now and Complexity of Belonging.
In 2019, two long-established Chunky Move alumni, Antony Hamilton and Kristy Ayre, along with producer
Freya Waterson, took the reins, marking their arrival with Token Armies, a bold, elaborate work that
declared the team’s intentions to push boundaries with multidisciplinary work driven through creative
collaboration.
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Ben Opie from Inventi Ensemble talks to David. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/29/ben-opie-from-inventi-ensemble-talks-to-david/ Sun, 29 Nov 2020 07:22:08 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3356 <p>Inventi Ensemble release two new albums recorded  over three days between Melbourne lockdowns  Inventi Ensemble II – Women of the Earth Australian composers Dr Melody Eötvös and Caerwen Martin   Inventi Ensemble III – Peer Gynt With narration... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/29/ben-opie-from-inventi-ensemble-talks-to-david/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/29/ben-opie-from-inventi-ensemble-talks-to-david/">Ben Opie from Inventi Ensemble talks to David.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Inventi Ensemble release two new albums recorded  over three days between Melbourne lockdowns  Inventi Ensemble II – Women of the Earth Australian composers Dr Melody Eötvös and Caerwen Martin   Inventi Ensemble III – Peer Gynt With narration...
























Inventi Ensemble release two new albums recorded 

over three days between Melbourne lockdowns 
Inventi Ensemble II – Women of the Earth
Australian composers Dr Melody Eötvös and Caerwen Martin

 
Inventi Ensemble III – Peer Gynt
With narration from Ed Ayres
Release date 20 November 2020
“Inventi Ensemble are masters of classical repertoire, re-inventors of past works,
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On 20 November 2020, Inventi Ensemble simultaneously release their second and third albums, which feature premiere works from acclaimed Australian composers Dr Melody Eötvös and Caerwen Martin as well an ambitious re-telling of Grieg’s famous Peer Gynt, narrated by Ed Ayres.
“In an unprecedented task, we aimed to record two albums in three days, during a period between lockdowns, where we responsibly gathered Melbourne’s finest musicians to bring music to life. It was joyful, it was challenging and it was inspiring. We hope you hear all of these things in these albums. It is filled with our passion for music and creativity.
Working with the team at Monash University, we were able to record in their beautiful Alexander Theatre. This gave us room to socially distance ourselves while recording, as well as enjoy the experience of recording in a performance space rather than a studio”, said Melissa Doecke, who coordinated the ambitious undertaking with fellow Artistic Director Ben Opie.
The achievement allowed Inventi Ensemble to continue to create music and offer employment to their colleagues during a very challenging time for the industry.
Commissioning new Australian works is at the core of the Inventi Ensemble ethos. Inventi II: Women of the Earth features four commissions from 2017-2019, with two works each from extraordinary Australian female composers, Dr Melody Eötvös and Caerwen Martin.
Each commission has a specific story, from the inspiration of stunning stained glass windows in the St John’s Anglican Church in Flinders, Victoria (Women of the Earth) to creating works specifically for touring aged care facilities (Street of the Four Winds). The works showcase the virtuosity of both composer and ensemble.
Renowned for their impressive arrangements of large-scale orchestral works for chamber ensemble, Inventi III: Peer Gynt breathes new life into the fascinating adventure of Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt.
The rich and expansive score for quintet was arranged by Inventi’s Glynn Davies, offering an innovative twist to classic tunes including Morning Mood and In the Hall of the Mountain King.  The inimitable Ed Ayres narrates the epic and absurd tale of adventure with humour, tenderness and tragedy.































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Artist Enza Benincasa talks to David. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/29/artist-enza-benincasa-talks-to-david/ Sun, 29 Nov 2020 07:18:21 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3354 <p>Enza talks to David about her art, her new studio in St.Kilda and what is next.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/29/artist-enza-benincasa-talks-to-david/">Artist Enza Benincasa talks to David.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Enza talks to David about her art, her new studio in St.Kilda and what is next.
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Theatre Works GM Dianne Toulon talks to david about post Covid 19. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/29/theatre-works-gm-dianne-toulon-talks-to-david-about-post-covid-19/ Sun, 29 Nov 2020 07:16:03 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3352 <p>Nine months since the curtains came down and after hundreds of hours of planning and work, Melbourne’s iconic Theatre Works proudly presents an innovative and COVIDSafe new theatrical experience. Glasshouse... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/29/theatre-works-gm-dianne-toulon-talks-to-david-about-post-covid-19/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/29/theatre-works-gm-dianne-toulon-talks-to-david-about-post-covid-19/">Theatre Works GM Dianne Toulon talks to david about post Covid 19.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Nine months since the curtains came down and after hundreds of hours of planning and work, Melbourne’s iconic Theatre Works proudly presents an innovative and COVIDSafe new theatrical experience. Glasshouse... LEARN MORE after hundreds of hours of planning and work,
Melbourne’s iconic Theatre Works proudly
presents an innovative and COVIDSafe new
theatrical experience.
Glasshouse
Tuesday 1st December, 7:30pm (AEST)
Watch online at
www.facebook.com/TheatreWorksStKilda
www.twglasshouse.org
Theatre Works heads into 2021 after a complete transformation of their theatre space, allowing the organisation
to restart operations with a dynamic and innovative approach to COVIDSafe live performance far into the foresee-
able future.
An intimate in-the-round setting for chamber performance of all genres and forms, Glasshouse is comprised of
12 custom made booths that put the comfort and safety of audience and performers at the forefront, without
compromising the experience at the theatre.
A new era for the organisation, instead of becoming disenchanted with the current situation they have embraced
the possibilities with exclusive Perspex booths that patrons are able to book for themselves and their guests –
complete with pre-order menu including gourmet grazing platters, ice creams, drinks and other assorted treats.
Each event at the venue also cares for the wellbeing of patrons, artists and staff alike with staggered seating
times, contactless ticketing systems, infrared temperature checks, and hospital grade cleaning before and after
each show.
Currently nearing completion, Theatre Works has developed a mobile device app to compliment the new experi-
ence at the venue which will provide direct communication with the audience from ticket sale, to theatre entry
and seatings, drink/food or merchandise purchasing and order reconciliation. The app will also serve as a check in
device in adherence to COVIDNormal guidelines, collecting guest details for COVIDSafe tracking purposes. The
app will be available on the night of the launch.
“The greatest impact COVID has had on our organisation is to our artists and audience.”, explains Theatre Works
General Manager Dianne Toulson. “Without being able to safely open doors we have been unable to support
artists and present works to the wider community, and our response to that is Glasshouse. The new design ena-
bles us to reopen and provide a vital space for audience and artists alike.
2020 is Theatre Works’ 40th Anniversary and we started the year dealing with brutal funding cuts and wondering
how we were going to survive. Then COVID hit and we realised, like all artists and arts companies – especially the
independent ones – that we had to get creative and seize the opportunity to evolve. We’ve been supporting artists
and creatives for 40 years and have dealt with many obstacles in unique ways. This is just another. We’ve em-
braced the change and now we’re looking forward to another 40 years bringing the arts to Australians.”
Ready to launch in the first week of January with a new Fringe Replanted program, Glasshouse is also an ac-
knowledgment that the future is an uncertain one and the possibility of moving in and out of different levels of
restrictions a genuine concern. Because of this, the 2021 program has been planned with flexibility in mind. Slid-
ing capacity allows seating of 20 – 48 people with the configuration, which still accounts for four square metres
per person in the venue including cast, crew and front of house.
All media enquiries to Eleanor Howlett
E: bosslady@sassyred.com.au
P: 0419 664 108
Launching 2021 with a bang, Glasshouse invites audiences back to Theatre Works from the 5th of January with the
Fringe Replanted season. Running until the 31st of January, Fringe Replanted is a full program of nine new, experi-
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Rohan is back talking Arts with David. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/29/rohan-is-back-talking-arts-with-david/ Sun, 29 Nov 2020 07:10:01 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3349 <p>Rohan is back again with david talking about the Arts in particular the big event from the NGV…….</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/29/rohan-is-back-talking-arts-with-david/">Rohan is back talking Arts with David.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Rohan is back again with david talking about the Arts in particular the big event from the NGV…….
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Judith Ryan Curator NGV talks to David about the upcoming exhibition. TIWI. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/23/judith-ryan-curator-ngv-talks-to-david-about-the-upcoming-exhibition-tiwi/ Sun, 22 Nov 2020 21:52:32 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3335 <p>NGV TO PRESENT WORLD’S LARGEST EXHIBITION OF TIWI ART IN 2020 23 November 2020 – 8 March 2021 | The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia | Free 15 July 2020:... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/23/judith-ryan-curator-ngv-talks-to-david-about-the-upcoming-exhibition-tiwi/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/23/judith-ryan-curator-ngv-talks-to-david-about-the-upcoming-exhibition-tiwi/">Judith Ryan Curator NGV talks to David about the upcoming exhibition. TIWI.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> NGV TO PRESENT WORLD’S LARGEST EXHIBITION OF TIWI ART IN 2020 23 November 2020 – 8 March 2021 | The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia | Free 15 July 2020:... LEARN MORE 2020
23 November 2020 – 8 March 2021 | The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia | Free
15 July 2020: “TIWI is important because it tells a story
from parlingarri (long time) and today. Tiwi culture is
unique. The dance, songs and art of the Tiwi people
connect us all in what it means to be Tiwi. Melbourne is a
long way from the Tiwi Islands, but I like to be able to
share our stories with others.” – Pedro Wonaeamirri
(Artist)
The National Gallery of Victoria has revealed that TIWI,
the largest presentation of Tiwi art ever staged, will be
exhibited from November 2020 to March 2021 at The Ian
Potter Centre: NGV Australia.
The Tiwi, the original inhabitants of Melville and Bathurst
Islands, are known for their extraordinary art and cultural
practices, distinct from those of mainland Aboriginal
people. Located 80 km north of Darwin, the Tiwi Islands
are unique, in part due to their geographical position, but also language, customary ceremonies, material culture, and
kinship system, all of which have a profound influence on Tiwi art.
“Retaining strong creative traditions, the Tiwi Islands remain a vital place for exclusive artistic practices that are deeply
rooted in traditional storytelling and feature the hallmarks of good design known as jilamara,” said Tony Ellwood AM,
Director, National Gallery of Victoria.
“The NGV is delighted to have the opportunity to exhibit so many works from the NGV Collection alongside those from
public and private lenders, including historical and contemporary works by artists from the Tiwi Islands’ most significant
cultural institutions: Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association, Munupi Arts & Crafts Association, Tiwi Design and
Ngaruwanajirri,” said Ellwood AM.
TIWI, showcasing works from 1911 to the present day, will consist of almost 300 works by over 70 artists. The exhibition
features 153 works rigorously selected from the NGV Collection and 130 loans of rare historical objects and
contemporary paintings from Australian lenders. TIWI marks the first time the majority of the NGV’s comprehensive Tiwi
collection is displayed, and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Tiwi Design art centre which began as a partnership
between Bede Tungutalum and Giovanni Tipungwuti.
TIWI avoids a linear chronology, instead divided into spaces that reveal different aspects of Tiwi art and culture. The two
principal cultural events for the Tiwi are the pukumani (mourning) and kulama (coming of age) ceremonies. Each Tiwi
person is encouraged to participate in customary visual and performative art as part of these ceremonies – including the
creation of tutini (poles), jilamara (body painting), kawakawayi (song) and yoyi (dance). Tiwi creativity is expressed
through random combinations of turtiyanginari (colour), patterns of marlipinyini (lines), kurluwukari (circles) and pwanga
(dots).
A major highlight of TIWI will be a display featuring the NGV’s extensive collection of pukumani tutini (poles), which will be
installed to suggest a forest setting. Occupying a space devoted to the theme of bereavement, these monumental
ironwood sculptures – painted with Tiwi ochres – are customarily created for pukumani (mourning) ceremonies. The
selection features tutini created between 1912 and 2019 and will include the works of master carvers Declan Apuatimi,
Mani Luki, Tommy Mungatopi, Paddy Freddy Puruntatameri, Pedro Wonaeamirri, Leon Puruntatameri, Pius Tipungwuti
and Mario Walarmerpui.
TIWI will also feature ochre paintings on bark, canvas and paper – now recognised as important forms of Tiwi
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Elias Redstone https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/23/elias-redstone/ Sun, 22 Nov 2020 21:48:52 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3333 <p>n a jubilant celebration of a new COVID normal Victoria, the inaugural PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography will reanimate the streets and galleries of Melbourne and regional Victoria on... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/23/elias-redstone/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/23/elias-redstone/">Elias Redstone</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> n a jubilant celebration of a new COVID normal Victoria, the inaugural PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography will reanimate the streets and galleries of Melbourne and regional Victoria on... LEARN MORE




















n a jubilant celebration of a new COVID normal Victoria, the inaugural PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography will reanimate the streets and galleries of Melbourne and regional Victoria on 18 February – 7 March 2021.
 
PHOTO 2021 will be one of the first opportunities for art-and-culture-loving Victorians and interstate visitors to come out and experience a festival in the spectacular and imaginative style for which the state—and the city of Melbourne—are renowned.
 
A completely brand-new festival, PHOTO 2021 is set to reveal a revolutionary vision of post-COVID possibility for the world of photography, art and culture, in Victoria and around the world. Forging a new path for bringing arts, culture, business and academic sectors together—across Australia and overseas—the festival is already creating a global dialogue about the innovative ways in which artists and audiences can present and engage with photography.
 
First intended to launch in April of this year, the festival was postponed due to the pandemic. But the delay has only served to make PHOTO 2021’s February 2021 launch a more exciting, more important and more groundbreaking event for a state that has worked hard to keep its citizens safe.
 
As Australia’s largest and most significant photography festival, PHOTO 2021 has commissioned photographers from across the globe to create new, thought-provoking works that explore the critical relationship between photography and ‘The Truth’. With 40 free outdoor works and 39 free exhibitions— accompanied by events and an extensive online offering—audiences can expect to bask in powerful imagery displayed at outdoor spaces and venues across the city, and beyond.
 
Over 120 artists will showcase work at over 65 cultural institutions, museums and galleries and outdoor spaces. This will include new commissions and works from artists including Zanele Muholi (South Africa), Sam Contis (USA), Hoda Afshar (Iran/Australia), Brook Andrew (Wiradjuri/Celtic, Australia), Patrick Waterhouse (UK), Daniel Shea (USA), Yvonne Todd (NZ), Hayley Millar-Baker(Gunditjmara, Australia), Atong Atem (South Sudan/Australia) and many more. The city is set to shine with photography, displayed on billboards and large bespoke structures at iconic locations such as, Federation Square, State Library Victoria, the Parliament of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Garden, the Immigration Museum and Argyle Square on Lygon Street, among others.
 
For the first time ever, the entire expanse of Metro Tunnel hoardings will be dedicated to one festival, as part of the PHOTO 2021 X Metro Tunnel Creative Program, displaying over 500 metres of art comprising of new work from Felicity Hammond (UK), Kenta Cobayashi (Japan), Ann Shelton (New Zealand), James Tylor(Australia), and more, with most works being specifically commissioned to premiere at the Festival.























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Judy Watson from TarraWarra Museum talks to David https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/23/judy-watson-from-tarrawarra-museum-talks-to-david/ Sun, 22 Nov 2020 21:45:38 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3331 <p>TarraWarra Museum of Art will reopen on Saturday 28 November 2020 with Looking Glass: Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce. Victoria Lynn, Director, TarraWarra Museum of Art, said, “We are absolutely... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/23/judy-watson-from-tarrawarra-museum-talks-to-david/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/23/judy-watson-from-tarrawarra-museum-talks-to-david/">Judy Watson from TarraWarra Museum talks to David</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> TarraWarra Museum of Art will reopen on Saturday 28 November 2020 with Looking Glass: Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce. Victoria Lynn, Director, TarraWarra Museum of Art, said, “We are absolutely... LEARN MORE










TarraWarra Museum of Art will reopen on Saturday 28 November 2020 with
Looking Glass: Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce.
Victoria Lynn, Director, TarraWarra Museum of Art, said, “We are absolutely delighted to be reopening our doors on 28 November with an exhibition of works themed on the monumental elements of earth, water, fire and air by Aboriginal artists Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce.
“The pairing of Watson and Scarce brings together two of Australia’s most lyrical and poignant artists whose works present an interpretation of country where the creation and experience of art is mnemonic for the lived, remembered and inherited history of Aboriginal people.
“Our reopening comes with a few new measures including timed ticketing, capacity limits and increased cleaning regimes, and we will continue to offer online experiences for those who choose not to visit us in person just yet. The Museum and the wide expanses of the Yarra Valley are the perfect place to recharge and connect with nature and art, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back,” Ms Lynn said.
The exhibition will include Scarce’s spectacular new installation, Cloud Chamber, 2020, featuring one thousand glass yams cascading from above. The work is an evocation of the nuclear test of the ‘Breakaway’ bomb in Maralinga, which sent radioactive clouds across the land of Aboriginal people living in the area.
Watson’s works feature ochres, charcoal and indigo pigments pooled upon washed canvas, revealing Aboriginal histories and following lines of emotional and physical topography that centre on particular places and moments in time.
Exhibition curator, Hetti Perkins, says the artists are concerned essentially with Australia’s ‘secret war’—a battle fought on many fronts from colonial massacres and Stolen Generations through to the British atomic bomb tests at Maralinga.
“The seductive beauty of Watson’s and Scarce’s works belies their powerful message about the sustained campaign of the destruction of country, culture and community in Aboriginal Australia—their work is a kind of ‘tender trap’. With the devastating evidence of climate change in Australia, manifest in apocalyptic wildfires and storms, this exhibition delivers an urgent message,” Ms Perkins said.
Looking Glass: Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce is only possible in Australia thanks to the generous support of major exhibition partner, The Balnaves Foundation, whose ongoing partnership has enabled TarraWarra Museum of Art to present ambitious summer exhibitions over the past five years.
Hamish Balnaves, General Manager and Trustee of The Balnaves Foundation, said, ‘This year marks the sixth year that The Balnaves Foundation has supported TarraWarra Museum of Art to deliver major exhibitions by Australian artists. The Foundation is proud to partner in these major endeavours, providing vital opportunities for important Australian artists to be showcased, whilst providing a broad range of audiences access to outstanding arts experiences.’
During 2021 to 2023, Looking Glass will tour across Australian museums and galleries supported by NETS Victoria:













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Matthew Richard Walsh Creative Director Talks to David https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/23/matthew-richard-walsh-creative-director-talks-to-david/ Sun, 22 Nov 2020 21:38:58 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3327 <p>Matthew talks to David about the upcoming production.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/23/matthew-richard-walsh-creative-director-talks-to-david/">Matthew Richard Walsh Creative Director Talks to David</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Matthew talks to David about the upcoming production.
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Stephen is back with David talking Films. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/23/stephen-is-back-with-david-talking-films/ Sun, 22 Nov 2020 21:34:27 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3325 <p>Stephen talks to David all about Films</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/23/stephen-is-back-with-david-talking-films/">Stephen is back with David talking Films.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Stephen talks to David all about Films
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Spiro Economopoulos talks to David about this year’s Melbourne Queer Film Festival https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/15/spiro-economopoulos-talks-to-david-about-this-years-melbourne-queer-film-festival/ Sun, 15 Nov 2020 06:54:58 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3316 <p>Over 50 queer films will be screened this month as part of Melbourne Queer Film Festival’s MQFF Interrupted – streaming from 19 – 30 November 2020. MQFF Interrupted will be... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/15/spiro-economopoulos-talks-to-david-about-this-years-melbourne-queer-film-festival/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/15/spiro-economopoulos-talks-to-david-about-this-years-melbourne-queer-film-festival/">Spiro Economopoulos talks to David about this year’s Melbourne Queer Film Festival</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Over 50 queer films will be screened this month as part of Melbourne Queer Film Festival’s MQFF Interrupted – streaming from 19 – 30 November 2020. MQFF Interrupted will be... LEARN MORE Festival’s MQFF Interrupted – streaming from 19 – 30 November 2020.
MQFF Interrupted will be the festival’s largest ever online offering, with 17 features and
40 shorts being made available to Australian viewers wanting to see some of the best
LGBTIQ content from Australian and international filmmakers.
Tickets go on general sale on Friday 6 November 2020.
For viewers in Melbourne, MQFF Interrupted will also be holding a special event
screening at the Village Drive-In in Coburg of romantic comedy Happiest Season, starring
festival favourite Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis. The Melbourne premier of the
film will mark the first in-person event since the 30th festival was cut short in March due
to coronavirus.
MQFF CEO Maxwell Gratton said MQFF Interrupted will be an opportunity for a larger
range of audiences to experience content that shares the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, intersex and queer communities.
“Our online offering not only allows our audiences in Melbourne to experience some of
the best queer content, it has also made us accessible to audiences who usually were not
able to join us in cinema, such as those located in regional and rural areas of Victoria, or
those outside of the state,” said Maxwell.
MQFF is also closed captioning many features and shorts for the festival – truly making
the festival accessible to all.
Program Director Spiro Economopoulos said the program for MQFF Interrupted will
make available some new content, and content that either was not able to screened or
only had a limited run at #MQFF30 in March.
“While our program in March was interrupted due to coronavirus, this is an opportunity
to explore a range of stories that capture the diversity of queer culture right from the
comfort of your own living room.”
Viewers will be able to treat themselves to a range of film features including: Georgian
romantic drama And Then We Danced; Australian coming out comedy Ellie & Abbie
(And her dead aunt); romantic drama Lingua Franca, the first to be written and
directed by a trans woman of colour; Bit, the queer community’s answer to The Lost
Boys; and the mysterious seductive love story End of the Century.
MQFF’s popular shorts packages will also be screened during MQFF Interrupted,
including Documentary Shorts; the raunchy Hooking Up and Laws of Desire shorts;
Transformations which explores stories of our trans and gender non-binary
communities; Animation Shorts and Asia-Pacific Shorts.
The full program is available on mqff.com.au

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Donna Jackson Director of the Art and Industry Festival talks to David about this year’s program. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/15/donna-jackson-director-of-the-art-and-industry-festival-talks-to-david-about-this-years-program/ Sun, 15 Nov 2020 06:50:04 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3314 <p>The 3rd biennial Art & Industry Festival which is taking place taking place from 20 – 29 November with this year’s new look online program delivered via a spectacular suite... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/15/donna-jackson-director-of-the-art-and-industry-festival-talks-to-david-about-this-years-program/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/15/donna-jackson-director-of-the-art-and-industry-festival-talks-to-david-about-this-years-program/">Donna Jackson Director of the Art and Industry Festival talks to David about this year’s program.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The 3rd biennial Art & Industry Festival which is taking place taking place from 20 – 29 November with this year’s new look online program delivered via a spectacular suite... LEARN MORE





The 3rd biennial Art & Industry Festival which is taking place taking place from 20 – 29 November with this year’s new look online program delivered via a spectacular suite of live streamed events. The Art & Industry Festival celebrates and  interrogates the intersection between work and art, craftsmanship and creativity in Melbourne’s industrial and manufacturing heartland, the historically rich and rapidly evolving Western suburbs.
Festival director is Donna Jackson.
As Donna says: The Art & Industry Festival is about celebrating the old industrial places and uncovering the stories past and present sewn into the fabric of these places – and equally about the present as artists, fashion designers and film makers take inspiration from these stories to create new works.
Opening the Festival is Industrial Fashion, a showcase spectacular of costumes set to dance and music and created especially for the Festival. Taking inspiration from local industries including Mobil and the Williamstown dockyards, 12 designers have pushed boundaries using unconventional materials such as paper, car parts and even x-rays to create wearable designs that connect art and industry
At the heart of the 2020 program is The Song Series Concert, featuring a captivating collection of new original songs inspired by local industries and the rich history of the Western region, performed by some of our finest singer songwriters including Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors) Rusty Berther (ex-Scared Weird Little Guys), Jane Bayly (Crying In Public Places), country and western star Sherry Rich and Peter Farnan (Boom Crash Opera). The suite of new songs, written in collaboration with four gifted musicians from Victoria University were created through a series of workshops which began with visits to iconic locations including OI Glass bottle factory (where most of Australia’s stubby bottles are created), Blunts Boats Yard (where since 1858 five generations of boat builders have been building and restoring wooden boats) and the giant bluestone Dockyard in Williamstown, as well as time spent with local historians to learn about the stories and rich history of Melbourne’s industrial and manufacturing heartland.








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Silvo De Baci talks to David about his new on-line solo show. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/15/silvo-de-baci-talks-to-david-about-his-new-on-line-solo-show/ Sun, 15 Nov 2020 06:45:10 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3312 <p>Wooing People In Isolation – A tale of love, loss, and friendship. Wooing People in Isolation is an online solo show that follows Silvio Di Baci, an Italian Stallion from... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/15/silvo-de-baci-talks-to-david-about-his-new-on-line-solo-show/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/15/silvo-de-baci-talks-to-david-about-his-new-on-line-solo-show/">Silvo De Baci talks to David about his new on-line solo show.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Wooing People In Isolation – A tale of love, loss, and friendship. Wooing People in Isolation is an online solo show that follows Silvio Di Baci, an Italian Stallion from... LEARN MORE friendship.
Wooing People in Isolation is an online solo show that
follows Silvio Di Baci, an Italian Stallion from the Northern
Suburbs of Melbourne who is unlucky in love.
The plot follows Silvio’s quest in finding love from the
comfort of his (and your) home. Will he humiliate himself,
finally find his true love or reconcile with his best friend
Matteo? All we know is that the answer will be revealed live!
The show is a true ode to Italian Stallions, Greasers, and
Best Friends.
Silvio Di Baci has been a crowd favourite at Club Voltaire, Pride of Our Footscray and
Kong’s Kings.
Inspired by his background and the theatrical style of Commedia Dell’Arte Silvio started
performing in 2017. His first show ‘Silvio & Matteo’ premiered at MUST’s Cabaret Festival
and led to Silvio joining the cabaret circuit around Melbourne.
During COVID19 Silvio has produced his own radio show Wooing People in Isolation and
gained international attention performing virtually in Orlando, Seattle and Toronto.
The show Wooing People In Isolation incorporates dancing, comedy, melodramatic soapy
plots and positive vibes!
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Rohan is back talking to David about films. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/15/rohan-is-back-talking-to-david-about-films/ Sun, 15 Nov 2020 06:41:34 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3310 <p>Rohan talks to David about films and he has a few surprises in this episode.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/15/rohan-is-back-talking-to-david-about-films/">Rohan is back talking to David about films.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Rohan talks to David about films and he has a few surprises in this episode.
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Stephen A Russell talks Films to David https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/09/stephen-a-russell-talks-films-to-david/ Sun, 08 Nov 2020 22:20:00 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3300 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/09/stephen-a-russell-talks-films-to-david/">Stephen A Russell talks Films to David</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p>
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Candy Bowers talks to David Hunt https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/09/candy-bowers-talks-to-david-hunt/ Sun, 08 Nov 2020 22:16:28 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3297 <p>The mixed race, gender-fluid and multi-talented Candy Bowers is launching a new exciting podcast, Multi-Hypho with support from Arts Centre Melbourne, Creative Victoria and bobb Creative. The actor, comedian, writer... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/09/candy-bowers-talks-to-david-hunt/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/09/candy-bowers-talks-to-david-hunt/">Candy Bowers talks to David Hunt</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The mixed race, gender-fluid and multi-talented Candy Bowers is launching a new exciting podcast, Multi-Hypho with support from Arts Centre Melbourne, Creative Victoria and bobb Creative. The actor, comedian, writer... LEARN MORE race, gender-fluid and multi-talented Candy Bowers is launching
a new exciting podcast, Multi-Hypho with support from Arts
Centre Melbourne, Creative Victoria and bobb Creative.
The actor, comedian, writer and director has created this podcast
to embrace multiplicity both on the mic and behind the scenes,
celebrating diverse multi-hyphenates from across the creative
industries.
The idea came to Bowers last year when she was in Los Angeles
for a comedy screenwriting mentorship with Peter Saji, Black-ish
writer and co-creator of Mixed-ish. During her LA stint, she
participated in a podcast workshop.
“It dawned on me that there weren’t so many creative media
offerings regarding being mixed- raced and queer and gender-
fluid,” said Bowers. So when the pandemic derailed her Hollywood plans, Bowers turned back to her podcast idea,
feeling that “connection and community had become more important than ever.”

 
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Liza McLean talks to David about her podcast https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/09/liza-mclean-talks-to-david-about-her-podcast/ Sun, 08 Nov 2020 22:12:14 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3295 <p>IN ALL HONESTY is a non-fiction theatrical podcast that allows people from different walks of life to share experiences which society doesn’t always find easy to discuss. Brought to life... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/09/liza-mclean-talks-to-david-about-her-podcast/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/09/liza-mclean-talks-to-david-about-her-podcast/">Liza McLean talks to David about her podcast</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> IN ALL HONESTY is a non-fiction theatrical podcast that allows people from different walks of life to share experiences which society doesn’t always find easy to discuss. Brought to life... LEARN MORE This podcast will bring the darkest parts of ourselves into the light, in order to inspire, entertain, and foster human connection. Each season will focus on real stories with real people sharing their circumstances candidly on their own terms. Original musical composition supports each of these stories, in a podcast so unique and intimate the listener feels as though they are being confided in by a close friend.
Launching today and coinciding with International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, season one, MEG, boldly confronts the sensitive circumstances surrounding still birth. The first two episodes are available now with subsequent episodes released biweekly. Told by Australian stage and TV actor Bert LaBonté, it tells a true and heartbreaking story of still birth, the impact on him, his relationship, and his family. Bert generously shares the story of how he lost his daughter Meg and how a little unexpected magic appeared in the darkest of times.
‘Bringing this conversation into the light is both important and necessary. For me personally it was a truly cathartic experience. I never thought this far past the event, I’d ever get, or want, a chance to relive and re-tell these moments in such detail. It’s been a surprisingly wonderful thing to do,’ said Bert.
Sharing this story inspired the musical composition by Gillian Cosgriff, which features throughout the season and creates an accessible platform for the listener. The storyteller and composer come together, to elevate and uplift this sensitive subject.
‘This has been an incredibly rewarding project that’s allowed me to work in an entirely new way. Bert would send me his recordings, and I’ve used his speaking rhythms and pitches to create all of the music in the series,’ said Gillian.
She continued, ‘Each season of IN ALL HONESTY you’ll hear about something taboo, from the person who’s lived it. There’s no interviewer, no questions, no prompts. We send our subject away with a recording device to tell their story on their own terms. Then a composer uses those recordings as the starting point to create the music.’
The series introduces a new way of storytelling where the listener is wrapped in a personal journey appreciating that out of heartbreak, we can find hope, through vulnerability, we unveil bravery. Further seasons of IN ALL HONESTY are currently in development by THE TWELVE and will look to delve deep into topics such as racial discrimination, depression,  raising children with mental illness, disability, sexuality/identity, terminal illness, physical body issues, sexual assault, addiction, behavioural disorders, female reproductive issues, parents living with dementia, abusive relationships and living with an invisible illness.
THE TWELVE is a group of creatives from all facets of theatre production which have come together during this strange and unsettling time in 2020 helping to produce a taskforce for the arts and new Australian work. Brought together by Liza McLean, one of Australia’s leading theatrical producers, THE TWELVE is twelve artists, twelve open minds, twelve theatrical leaders all experiencing an unprecedented and vulnerable moment differently. Some friends, some colleagues and some strangers. This newfound virtual troupe met via video conference weekly to explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and workshop new projects for an uncertain future.]]>
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Tony Ellwood AM – Director of the National Gallery of Victoria talks to David about the NGV Triennial 2020 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/09/tony-ellwood-am-director-of-the-national-gallery-of-victoria-talks-to-david-about-the-ngv-triennial-2020/ Sun, 08 Nov 2020 21:34:14 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3287 <p>Exploring some of the most globally relevant and pressing issues of our time, including isolation, representation and speculation on the future, the NGV Triennial will present a large-scale exhibition of... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/09/tony-ellwood-am-director-of-the-national-gallery-of-victoria-talks-to-david-about-the-ngv-triennial-2020/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/09/tony-ellwood-am-director-of-the-national-gallery-of-victoria-talks-to-david-about-the-ngv-triennial-2020/">Tony Ellwood AM – Director of the National Gallery of Victoria talks to David about the NGV Triennial 2020</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Exploring some of the most globally relevant and pressing issues of our time, including isolation, representation and speculation on the future, the NGV Triennial will present a large-scale exhibition of... LEARN MORE  
Featuring works by Aïda Muluneh (Ethiopia) Alicja Kwade (Germany), Cerith Wyn Evans (Wales), Dhambit Mununggurr (Australia), Faye Toogood (England), Fred Wilson (USA), Hannah Brontë (Australia), Jeff Koons (USA), JR (France), Kengo Kuma (Japan), Liam Young (Australia), Misaki Kawai (Japan), Patricia Urquiola (Spain), Porky Hefer (South Africa) and Refik Anadol (Turkey), the NGV Triennial includesmore than 30 major new world-premiere works especially commissioned by the NGV for this exhibition.
Highlights include: an entire floor dedicated to works concerning light and illumination presented in dialogue with the NGV’s historical collection; a monumental video work by Refik Anadol spanning 10 metres high and wide, which uses artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and quantum computing to visualise our digitised memories of nature; and a larger-than-life mirror-polished sculpture of Venus, Roman goddess of love, by American artist Jeff Koons.
 
Further highlights include a comprehensive display of works by Yolngu woman Dhambit Mununggurr, the first Yolngu artist to depict country in her signature shades of acrylic blue paint. Comprising 15 large-scale bark paintings and nine larrakitj (hollow poles), some of which stand more than three metres high, the works have all been painted with the artist’s non-preferred left hand after an accident left her with limited mobility.
 
Kengo Kuma, one of the most respected figures in Japanese architecture, will collaborate with Melbourne artistGeoffrey Nees to create an architectural pavilion that acts as a sensorial walkway through which to approach and contemplate a newly acquired painting by South Korean artist Lee Ufan. The work will be constructed from timber harvested from trees that died during the Millennium Drought at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, some of which pre-date European colonisation.
 
Exploring the themes of daylight, candlelight and moonlight inspired by and within the context of the NGV’s seventeenth and eighteenth century Flemish, Dutch and British collections, interior designer Faye Toogood will curate several gallery spaces creating a considered salon-style interior featuring newly commissioned furniture, lighting, scenography, sculpture and large-scale tapestries.
 
Also making its world premiere will be a work by renowned French artist JR, which brings global attention to the ecological decline of the Darling River. The work will comprise a chapel-like structure erected in the NGV Grollo Equiset Garden that features a set of large stained-glass window portraits of people he visited in the Sunraysia agricultural region of Victoria and New South Wales on a recent visit to Australia.
 
The exhibition is underpinned by four themes – Illumination, Reflection, Conservation, and Speculation – that invite audiences to embark on a journey of exploration and to discover the intersecting ideas through the works on display. The four thematic pillars have emerged from the collective work presented in the NGV Triennial, illuminating the pressing concerns that preoccupy the artists, designers and architects of our time. Drawing on intimacy and awe, sadness and beauty, ruination and inspiration, these themes present a microcosm of the current world.
http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3285 <p>The Drum Theatre will stream a production and virtual Q&A session, providing the community with access to the critically-acclaimed theatre production, A Migrant’s Son, from the comfort of their own... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/09/liza-mclean-talks-to-david-about-a-migrants-son-at-the-drum-theatre/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/09/liza-mclean-talks-to-david-about-a-migrants-son-at-the-drum-theatre/">Michaela Burger talks to David about A Migrant’s Son at the DRUM Theatre</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The Drum Theatre will stream a production and virtual Q&A session, providing the community with access to the critically-acclaimed theatre production, A Migrant’s Son, from the comfort of their own... LEARN MORE community with access to the critically-acclaimed theatre production, A Migrant’s
Son, from the comfort of their own home.
The production is a moving true-life musical tribute to the heart, hilarity and sheer
hard work of one man’s experience migrating from Greece to Australia.
Scheduled to be a part of our 2020 theatre season, the production conveys an
incredible true story through original music written and performed by Michaela
Burger, igniting memories of a story that is familiar to millions of Australians.
The show touches deeply on the topics of racism, intolerance, judgement and the
struggles presented by migration and pays tribute to her Greek migrant family and
hard-working, fun loving larrikin father who defied the odds.
For one night only on 14 November 2020 at 8pm, this show will be streamed directly
to attendees.

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Kent Morris Torch Gallery talks to David about the new Exhibition https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/02/kent-morris-torch-gallery-talks-to-david-about-the-new-exhibition/ Sun, 01 Nov 2020 22:47:19 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3270 <p>An exhibition of artworks created by Indigenous artists in Victorian prisons during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic Being away from all my family hurts. But when I paint the blue wren... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/02/kent-morris-torch-gallery-talks-to-david-about-the-new-exhibition/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/02/kent-morris-torch-gallery-talks-to-david-about-the-new-exhibition/">Kent Morris Torch Gallery talks to David about the new Exhibition</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> An exhibition of artworks created by Indigenous artists in Victorian prisons during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic Being away from all my family hurts. But when I paint the blue wren... LEARN MORE





















An exhibition of artworks created by Indigenous artists in Victorian prisons during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic
Being away from all my family hurts. But when I paint the blue wren it makes me think about the future when we will all be back together. Dreaming about the day all our paths bring us back together on our Country.  Jaye, Gunai/kurnai (artist)











 











119 Indigenous artists confined to Victorian prisons during the global pandemic have painted a brighter future for themselves, their families, their communities, their Countries and the world as a whole forFuture Dreaming… visions of the future.  Presented by The Torch, the online exhibition will run from 29 October – 31 December 2020.
The artists, who are remanded across 14 Victorian correctional facilities, are participants in The Torch’s Indigenous Art in Prisons and Community program.  They have expressed their hopes and dreams on 30cm x 30cm artworks that will be available to view and purchase online via a scrolling mosaic gallery.  This exhibition gives voice to First Nations Australians who are isolated in prison during a global pandemic, mirroring the global communities wish to reconnect with loved ones and dream of a better future.
The 119 works span emerging artists such as Mark C, whose painting River Dreaming with Seven River Totems is his first artwork submitted to The Torch, through to seasoned artists Jaye (Coming Together) and Trevor (Hunting and Gathering).  100% of the sale of each artwork goes to the artist.
The Torch, which also presents the distinguished Confined exhibition annually, has faced a raft of challenges with delivering face to face support to Indigenous men and women incarcerated during the COVID -19 global pandemic.
“We have been very active supporting our participants during the pandemic. In response to restrictions accessing Victorian prisons during this time, we invited our in-prison artists to dream of a brighter future and bring that future to life.
























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Famed author Tony Wildman talks to David about his two novels https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/02/famed-author-tony-wildman-talks-to-david-about-his-two-novels/ Sun, 01 Nov 2020 22:44:32 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3268 <p>MACHIAVELLI RE-IMAGINED “The ends justifies the means” In The Diplomat of Florence, the new novel by Anthony R Wildman, he tells the story of the 16th century man who first... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/02/famed-author-tony-wildman-talks-to-david-about-his-two-novels/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/02/famed-author-tony-wildman-talks-to-david-about-his-two-novels/">Famed author Tony Wildman talks to David about his two novels</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> MACHIAVELLI RE-IMAGINED “The ends justifies the means” In The Diplomat of Florence, the new novel by Anthony R Wildman, he tells the story of the 16th century man who first... LEARN MORE “The ends justifies the means”
In The Diplomat of Florence, the new novel by Anthony R Wildman, he tells the story
of the 16th century man who first expressed this idea – Niccolò Machiavelli.
In 1513, on a little farm just outside Florence, the washed-up former diplomat sat
down to write a kind of job application to the new Medici rulers of the city. In it, he
tried to distil all of the experience he had acquired in fifteen years of diplomatic
manoeuvring against the feared warlord Cesare Borgia.
Machiavelli’s letter eventually became one of the most famous books of political
philosophy ever published: The Prince. It was so shocking to his contemporaries that
the book was banned by the Church for its supposed immorality.
But how did this man, well read but otherwise undistinguished, come to produce
such a profoundly important work? The Diplomat of Florence tells how the young
Niccolò Machiavelli rose from obscurity to become his city’s leading diplomat, how
he fought a long duel against the ambitions of the Borgias, and how in the end he
fell from power.
Along the way, Niccolò has to deal with a military mutiny, try to influence the king of
France and his formidable advisers, and ward off political treats to his position at
home. Fortunately he has help, in the form of his friends Biagio, Agostino, and a
painter named Leonardo da Vinci.

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Melinda Martin from Linden Art Gallery talks to David Hunt https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/02/melinda-martin-from-linden-art-gallery-talks-to-david-hunt/ Sun, 01 Nov 2020 22:40:40 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3266 <p>Linden have a special treat instal for the 30th Anniversary in a Covid 19 world.  Listen to Melinda as she talks to David.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/02/melinda-martin-from-linden-art-gallery-talks-to-david-hunt/">Melinda Martin from Linden Art Gallery talks to David Hunt</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Linden have a special treat instal for the 30th Anniversary in a Covid 19 world.  Listen to Melinda as she talks to David.
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Simon Abrahams talks to David Hunt about Melbourne Fringe https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/02/simon-abrahams-talks-to-david-hunt-about-melbourne-fringe/ Sun, 01 Nov 2020 22:37:04 +0000 http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=3264 <p>n the year of the impossible, Melbourne Fringe Festival will deliver a festival full of weird, wonderful, thought-provoking and boundary-pushing art. From 12-29 November, audiences can choose from 250 shows,... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/02/simon-abrahams-talks-to-david-hunt-about-melbourne-fringe/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2020/11/02/simon-abrahams-talks-to-david-hunt-about-melbourne-fringe/">Simon Abrahams talks to David Hunt about Melbourne Fringe</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> n the year of the impossible, Melbourne Fringe Festival will deliver a festival full of weird, wonderful, thought-provoking and boundary-pushing art. From 12-29 November, audiences can choose from 250 shows,... LEARN MORE
n the year of the impossible, Melbourne Fringe Festival will deliver a festival full of weird, wonderful, thought-provoking and boundary-pushing art. From 12-29 November, audiences can choose from 250 shows, all taking place either outdoors, digitally, in the home, via audio, behind glass or over the phone.
 
Many artists in this year’s Festival created their work in the most impossible, mid-pandemic circumstances, and the ingenuity and creativity of artists is in full swing. Big Day In sees Fringe music legend Ian Pidd create work inspired by the true story of his parent’s COVID-19 diagnosis while they were in an aged-care home. Recovering in isolation, Ian brought the music to them, playing outside their window. For Big Day In, a live band will play outside aged-care homes across Melbourne, also livestreamed online. Showing 24-29 November.



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