Sunday Arts Magazine https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/ Exploring the thriving Melbourne arts scene Sun, 17 Jul 2022 09:08:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.5 Exploring the thriving Melbourne arts scene JOY 94.9 - LGBTI, LGBTIQA+, LGBTQIA+, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGB, Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Intersex, Queer Podcasts for all our Rainbow Communities clean episodic JOY 94.9 - LGBTI, LGBTIQA+, LGBTQIA+, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGB, Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Intersex, Queer Podcasts for all our Rainbow Communities ppc@joy.org.au ppc@joy.org.au (JOY 94.9 - LGBTI, LGBTIQA+, LGBTQIA+, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGB, Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Intersex, Queer Podcasts for all our Rainbow Communities) JOY Melbourne Inc. Exploring the thriving Melbourne arts scene Sunday Arts Magazine http://joy.org.au/sundayarts/wp-content/uploads/sites/276/2021/08/SundayArts-2021.png https://joy.org.au/sundayarts Melbourne, Victoria Melbourne, Victoria Weekly Lost City of Melbourne https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/17/lost-city-of-melbourne/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 09:08:02 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5192 <p>THE LOST CITY OF MELBOURNE. Directed Gus Berger | Australia | 2022 | 80mins. Synopsis: Melbourne in the 1850s was the fastest growing city in the world. They dreamt big,... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/17/lost-city-of-melbourne/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/17/lost-city-of-melbourne/">Lost City of Melbourne</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> THE LOST CITY OF MELBOURNE. Directed Gus Berger | Australia | 2022 | 80mins.
Synopsis:
Melbourne in the 1850s was the fastest growing city in the world. They dreamt
big, they built big and as historian Robyn Annear observes, “it was a city jumping
out of its skin”.
As Melbourne grew, it became an epicentre of film culture and its hotels,
restaurants and cafes became world renowned. Coupled with the city’s grand
Victorian architecture, it was a first-class destination for travellers.
But, in the 1950s, with the impending Queen’s visit and then the ‘56 Olympic
Games, Melburnians felt a deep-seated feeling of embarrassment that they
might be perceived as backward on the world’s stage. Our buildings were
deemed too Victorian, too old fashioned and the demolition blitz began.
‘Whelan The Wrecker’ was brought in to demolish the old city and over the next
twenty years we lost many treasured buildings. With the introduction of
television, the same year as the Olympic Games, the audiences for our cinemas
were decimated and they too were felled by the wrecker’s ball. When
Melbourne was primed to lose the Regent Theatre to make way for a city square,
the population was galvanised into saving what they still had left. This is a story
of Melbourne. The Lost City of Melbourne.

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THE LOST CITY OF MELBOURNE. Directed Gus Berger | Australia | 2022 | 80mins. Synopsis: Melbourne in the 1850s was the fastest growing city in the world. They dreamt big,... LEARN MORE Synopsis:
Melbourne in the 1850s was the fastest growing city in the world. They dreamt
big, they built big and as historian Robyn Annear observes, “it was a city jumping
out of its skin”.
As Melbourne grew, it became an epicentre of film culture and its hotels,
restaurants and cafes became world renowned. Coupled with the city’s grand
Victorian architecture, it was a first-class destination for travellers.
But, in the 1950s, with the impending Queen’s visit and then the ‘56 Olympic
Games, Melburnians felt a deep-seated feeling of embarrassment that they
might be perceived as backward on the world’s stage. Our buildings were
deemed too Victorian, too old fashioned and the demolition blitz began.
‘Whelan The Wrecker’ was brought in to demolish the old city and over the next
twenty years we lost many treasured buildings. With the introduction of
television, the same year as the Olympic Games, the audiences for our cinemas
were decimated and they too were felled by the wrecker’s ball. When
Melbourne was primed to lose the Regent Theatre to make way for a city square,
the population was galvanised into saving what they still had left. This is a story
of Melbourne. The Lost City of Melbourne.
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Frank Van Straten Fellowship https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/17/frank-van-straten-fellowship/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 09:07:07 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5190 <p>2022 Recipient – Angela Bailey Curator and photographic artist, Angela Bailey’s fellowship will result in The GLAD Project, an exploration into the often secreted queer lives of performance artists. Bailey... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/17/frank-van-straten-fellowship/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/17/frank-van-straten-fellowship/">Frank Van Straten Fellowship</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p>

2022 Recipient – Angela Bailey

Curator and photographic artist, Angela Bailey’s fellowship will result in The GLAD Project, an exploration into the often secreted queer lives of performance artists. Bailey notes that there are queer stories and queer icons across the full breadth of the Australian Performing Arts Collection; “This project is an opportunity to further bring out and highlight these queer lives and connections, and to open up the Collection for broader discovery”. The project will result in a multi-faceted creative work with an online exhibition, physical installation as well as a performative element. The work is expected to be presented around June 2023

2021 Recipient – Cathy Pryor

The Frank Van Straten Research Fellowship for 2021 was awarded to Ms Cathy Pryor. Cathy’s project Rare Flowers and Golden Butterflies – women and magic in mid-20th century Australia, focuses on the careers of three female magicians; Esme Levante, Myrtle Roberts and Loretta “Moi-Yo” Miller Montes. Often hired as attractive assistants to be sawn in half or to be the foil for other tricks, Rare Flowers and Golden Butterflies demonstrates that women played a pivotal role both on stage and behind the scenes through telling the stories of their fascinating careers.

Discover more about these female magicians in the online exhibition – Rare Flowers and Golden Butterflies

Listen to the outcome of Cathy’s research, an audio documentary – The Illusory world of Esme Levante for Radio National’s The History Listen

2020 Recipient – Kate Rice

Dr Rice used her fellowship opportunity to research a number of historical theatrical performances documented in the Australian Performing Arts Collection and produce a series of performative podcasts that bring these forgotten stories of the Australian stage to life. Dr Rice explored a range of subjects including the 1919 Influenza Pandemic, child performers and a fight for copyright in the early twentieth century.

Read more about Dr Rice’s research:
Theatre and the Influenza Pandemic of 1919
Researching the Performing Arts Collection Without Leaving Home

Listen to the creative docu-drama podcast about what happened to Melbourne theatre during the 1919 pandemic in Performing the Past

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2022 Recipient – Angela Bailey Curator and photographic artist, Angela Bailey’s fellowship will result in The GLAD Project, an exploration into the often secreted queer lives of performance artists. Bailey... LEARN MORE

2022 Recipient – Angela Bailey
Curator and photographic artist, Angela Bailey’s fellowship will result in The GLAD Project, an exploration into the often secreted queer lives of performance artists. Bailey notes that there are queer stories and queer icons across the full breadth of the Australian Performing Arts Collection; “This project is an opportunity to further bring out and highlight these queer lives and connections, and to open up the Collection for broader discovery”. The project will result in a multi-faceted creative work with an online exhibition, physical installation as well as a performative element. The work is expected to be presented around June 2023






2021 Recipient – Cathy Pryor
The Frank Van Straten Research Fellowship for 2021 was awarded to Ms Cathy Pryor. Cathy’s project Rare Flowers and Golden Butterflies – women and magic in mid-20th century Australia, focuses on the careers of three female magicians; Esme Levante, Myrtle Roberts and Loretta “Moi-Yo” Miller Montes. Often hired as attractive assistants to be sawn in half or to be the foil for other tricks, Rare Flowers and Golden Butterflies demonstrates that women played a pivotal role both on stage and behind the scenes through telling the stories of their fascinating careers.
Discover more about these female magicians in the online exhibition – Rare Flowers and Golden Butterflies
Listen to the outcome of Cathy’s research, an audio documentary – The Illusory world of Esme Levante for Radio National’s The History Listen






2020 Recipient – Kate Rice
Dr Rice used her fellowship opportunity to research a number of historical theatrical performances documented in the Australian Performing Arts Collection and produce a series of performative podcasts that bring these forgotten stories of the Australian stage to life. Dr Rice explored a range of subjects including the 1919 Influenza Pandemic, child performers and a fight for copyright in the early twentieth century.
Read more about Dr Rice’s research:
Theatre and the Influenza Pandemic of 1919
Researching the Performing Arts Collection Without Leaving Home
Listen to the creative docu-drama podcast about what happened to Melbourne theatre during the 1919 pandemic in Performing the Past




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Barber of Seville – Australian Opera https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/17/barber-of-seville-australian-opera/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 09:06:19 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5188 <p>Opera Australia will embark on its 26th annual National Tour with a new production by director Priscilla Jackman of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, opening 15 July at the... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/17/barber-of-seville-australian-opera/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/17/barber-of-seville-australian-opera/">Barber of Seville – Australian Opera</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Opera Australia will embark on its 26th annual National Tour with a new production by director
Priscilla Jackman of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, opening 15 July at the Drum Theatre,
Dandenong.
The opening marks the beginning of a three-month tour that will visit 22 metropolitan and regional
theatres throughout Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and in Canberra.
In a contemporary Australian reimagining of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, award-winning director
Jackman brings a hipster aesthetic to the famous barber Figaro and presents leading lady Rosina
as more than just a pretty face. The story has been set in the real-life Victorian town of Seville,
nestled amongst the renowned Yarra Valley wine region.
Opera Australia began its National Tour in 1996 and over the years it has presented many of the
country’s finest singers and musicians to more than 30,000 people across 117 metropolitan and
regional locations.
Opera Australia’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini has impressed the ongoing value the National
Tour has in increasing audience access to world-class performances.
“The National Tour remains a key opportunity and a great pleasure for Opera Australia to bring
exceptional talent to a broad range of audiences, particularly those living in regional areas. Many of
this cast are coming directly from acclaimed seasons at the Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre
Melbourne to perform in a premiere production for audiences right in their hometowns.”
“We are particularly thrilled to be working with a director of Priscilla Jackman’s calibre, who has
created this wonderful production that brings forth the fun and frivolity of Rossini’s music.” he said.
In a role debut for both, sopranos Esther Song and Cathy-Di Zhang will share the role of Rosina.
Two of Australia’s finest young tenors, Nicholas Jones and John Longmuir, will share the role of
Count Almaviva and baritones Haotian Qi and Andrew Williams will share the role of Figaro.
The Regional Children’s Chorus program continues as a mainstay of the National Tour where, under
the direction of Children’s Chorus Master Kate Stuart, children are selected by their local choir
leaders to join the professional cast in rehearsal and performance. This year over 400 children will
experience the excitement of performing onstage alongside the outstanding cast, to an audience of
family, friends and their broader communities.

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Opera Australia will embark on its 26th annual National Tour with a new production by director Priscilla Jackman of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, opening 15 July at the... LEARN MORE Priscilla Jackman of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, opening 15 July at the Drum Theatre,
Dandenong.
The opening marks the beginning of a three-month tour that will visit 22 metropolitan and regional
theatres throughout Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and in Canberra.
In a contemporary Australian reimagining of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, award-winning director
Jackman brings a hipster aesthetic to the famous barber Figaro and presents leading lady Rosina
as more than just a pretty face. The story has been set in the real-life Victorian town of Seville,
nestled amongst the renowned Yarra Valley wine region.
Opera Australia began its National Tour in 1996 and over the years it has presented many of the
country’s finest singers and musicians to more than 30,000 people across 117 metropolitan and
regional locations.
Opera Australia’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini has impressed the ongoing value the National
Tour has in increasing audience access to world-class performances.
“The National Tour remains a key opportunity and a great pleasure for Opera Australia to bring
exceptional talent to a broad range of audiences, particularly those living in regional areas. Many of
this cast are coming directly from acclaimed seasons at the Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre
Melbourne to perform in a premiere production for audiences right in their hometowns.”
“We are particularly thrilled to be working with a director of Priscilla Jackman’s calibre, who has
created this wonderful production that brings forth the fun and frivolity of Rossini’s music.” he said.
In a role debut for both, sopranos Esther Song and Cathy-Di Zhang will share the role of Rosina.
Two of Australia’s finest young tenors, Nicholas Jones and John Longmuir, will share the role of
Count Almaviva and baritones Haotian Qi and Andrew Williams will share the role of Figaro.
The Regional Children’s Chorus program continues as a mainstay of the National Tour where, under
the direction of Children’s Chorus Master Kate Stuart, children are selected by their local choir
leaders to join the professional cast in rehearsal and performance. This year over 400 children will
experience the excitement of performing onstage alongside the outstanding cast, to an audience of
family, friends and their broader communities.
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Caligula https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/17/caligula/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 09:05:31 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5186 <p>This July, Theatre Works and Burning House bring Ancient Rome to life in CALIGULA, a wild cross between MIDSOMMAR and AMERICAN PSYCHO in this massive play. Twelve actors bring this... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/17/caligula/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/17/caligula/">Caligula</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> This July, Theatre Works and Burning House bring
Ancient Rome to life in CALIGULA, a wild cross
between MIDSOMMAR and AMERICAN PSYCHO in
this massive play. Twelve actors bring this anarchic,
volatile world to life in Melbourne’s professional
premiere, by a company that has been making a name for delivering high octane, intense adaptations of
classic plays.
“We work hard to get to the heart of the play – bringing the author’s intent to life for a contemporary
audience,” says director Robert Johnson. “This gives access to two and a half thousand years of imagery
and story-telling – our plays are dialogues between the living and the dead.”
The mad Emperor Caligula rules over Rome. People are murdered, robbed and hanged on a whim.
Caligula’s horse is the leader of government. Rome’s future is held hostage, reality itself is up for grabs and
there are ears everywhere. And Caligula is dressing up as the goddess of Love and singing about it.
On what drew Burning House to this work, Robert Johnson says, “CALIGULA was attractive because of
its sheer size and ambition – Caligula burns with such energy and life. He infected his whole world with a
crazy desire to live fully. Underneath the drag and the blood and the insanity, he was also a traumatised
child, and finding ways to realise this anarchic pageant of tyranny whilst honouring his trauma has been
deeply fulfilling – and it makes for very rich theatre.”
CALIGULA is an epic showdown between stoicism and nihilism in a play bursting with poetry, violence,
sadness and love. There will be blood. And glitter.

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This July, Theatre Works and Burning House bring Ancient Rome to life in CALIGULA, a wild cross between MIDSOMMAR and AMERICAN PSYCHO in this massive play. Twelve actors bring this... LEARN MORE Ancient Rome to life in CALIGULA, a wild cross
between MIDSOMMAR and AMERICAN PSYCHO in
this massive play. Twelve actors bring this anarchic,
volatile world to life in Melbourne’s professional
premiere, by a company that has been making a name for delivering high octane, intense adaptations of
classic plays.
“We work hard to get to the heart of the play – bringing the author’s intent to life for a contemporary
audience,” says director Robert Johnson. “This gives access to two and a half thousand years of imagery
and story-telling – our plays are dialogues between the living and the dead.”
The mad Emperor Caligula rules over Rome. People are murdered, robbed and hanged on a whim.
Caligula’s horse is the leader of government. Rome’s future is held hostage, reality itself is up for grabs and
there are ears everywhere. And Caligula is dressing up as the goddess of Love and singing about it.
On what drew Burning House to this work, Robert Johnson says, “CALIGULA was attractive because of
its sheer size and ambition – Caligula burns with such energy and life. He infected his whole world with a
crazy desire to live fully. Underneath the drag and the blood and the insanity, he was also a traumatised
child, and finding ways to realise this anarchic pageant of tyranny whilst honouring his trauma has been
deeply fulfilling – and it makes for very rich theatre.”
CALIGULA is an epic showdown between stoicism and nihilism in a play bursting with poetry, violence,
sadness and love. There will be blood. And glitter.
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Out of the Mouths of Babes https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/17/out-of-the-mouths-of-babes/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 09:04:38 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5184 <p>Recalled and reimagined from the fantastical minds of her slain children, Medea: Out of the Mouths of Babes is Theatre Works’ latest premiere production, drawn from Euripides’ famous tale. Developed... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/17/out-of-the-mouths-of-babes/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/17/out-of-the-mouths-of-babes/">Out of the Mouths of Babes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Recalled and reimagined from the fantastical minds of her slain
children, Medea: Out of the Mouths of Babes is Theatre Works’
latest premiere production, drawn from Euripides’ famous tale.

Developed with children and performed by adults, this new Aus-
tralian work is a seriously playful tragedy.

With most presentations of the Medea myths, the framework posi-
tions Medea and Jason as those who sacrificed and lost the most.

But this consistent oversight ignores the very obvious fact that it
was the children who suffered the greatest. They lost their parents,
their futures, and their lives.

Medea: Out of the Mouths of Babes doesn’t erase the experience of the adult characters but it does shift the fo-
cus onto the experience of the young ones – those who are all too often weaponised in adult arguments and left

without a voice of their own.

Arguably one of the darkest tales in the Western theatrical canon, this age-old story is given a fresh and surpris-
ingly playful rebirth. Developed by a council of five children (aged 6-10) and Theatre Works’ award-winning crea-
tive team, Medea: Out of the Mouths of Babes is a compelling new Australian work told from the point of view of

two of its undoubtedly most important characters; Medea’s children.
“Choosing to frame this particular retelling from the perspective of the children came about initially from not
wanting to demonise, justify or vilify either Medea or Jason in one particular light”, explains Director Steven
Mitchell Wright.
“I think in the current political climate, with the kind of media and social media cycles that we have, it would be
very easy to tell a reductive version of this story, which is why I wanted to include real children in the development
of the work. Their minds work in ways that are so different from ours. Their politics are different, their hearts are
less shielded, and their imaginations are simply wild.
What we are doing is focussing on myth and story-telling through a highly child-like lens, and allowing the themes

of the work to sit within that. Purists will still have enough there for them to enjoy the work, but there are new ele-
ments that the children discovered which we’d simply never think of.”

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Recalled and reimagined from the fantastical minds of her slain children, Medea: Out of the Mouths of Babes is Theatre Works’ latest premiere production, drawn from Euripides’ famous tale. Developed... LEARN MORE children, Medea: Out of the Mouths of Babes is Theatre Works’
latest premiere production, drawn from Euripides’ famous tale.
Developed with children and performed by adults, this new Aus-
tralian work is a seriously playful tragedy.
With most presentations of the Medea myths, the framework posi-
tions Medea and Jason as those who sacrificed and lost the most.
But this consistent oversight ignores the very obvious fact that it
was the children who suffered the greatest. They lost their parents,
their futures, and their lives.
Medea: Out of the Mouths of Babes doesn’t erase the experience of the adult characters but it does shift the fo-
cus onto the experience of the young ones – those who are all too often weaponised in adult arguments and left
without a voice of their own.
Arguably one of the darkest tales in the Western theatrical canon, this age-old story is given a fresh and surpris-
ingly playful rebirth. Developed by a council of five children (aged 6-10) and Theatre Works’ award-winning crea-
tive team, Medea: Out of the Mouths of Babes is a compelling new Australian work told from the point of view of
two of its undoubtedly most important characters; Medea’s children.
“Choosing to frame this particular retelling from the perspective of the children came about initially from not
wanting to demonise, justify or vilify either Medea or Jason in one particular light”, explains Director Steven
Mitchell Wright.
“I think in the current political climate, with the kind of media and social media cycles that we have, it would be
very easy to tell a reductive version of this story, which is why I wanted to include real children in the development
of the work. Their minds work in ways that are so different from ours. Their politics are different, their hearts are
less shielded, and their imaginations are simply wild.
What we are doing is focussing on myth and story-telling through a highly child-like lens, and allowing the themes
of the work to sit within that. Purists will still have enough there for them to enjoy the work, but there are new ele-
ments that the children discovered which we’d simply never think of.”

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Stephen A Russell https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/17/stephen-a-russell-15/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 09:03:40 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5177 <p>Stephen returns to talk to the Sunday Arts Magazine team about films.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/17/stephen-a-russell-15/">Stephen A Russell</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 films.

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Stephen returns to talk to the Sunday Arts Magazine team about films.
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9 to 5 the Musical https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/10/9-to-5-the-musical/ Sun, 10 Jul 2022 07:01:15 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5167 <p>Dolly Parton’s smash-hit West End musical, 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, is wowing audiences and critics alike during its Australian premiere. The Australian tour is about to open at Brisbane’s... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/10/9-to-5-the-musical/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/10/9-to-5-the-musical/">9 to 5 the Musical</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Dolly Parton’s smash-hit West End musical, 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, is wowing audiences and critics
alike during its Australian premiere. The Australian tour is about to open at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre,
QPAC, from 22 May, and then transfers to the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne from 10 July,
and at the Festival Theatre, Adelaide from 8 October. Internationally acclaimed and loved by
audiences and critics alike, 9 TO 5 is pure gold carat fun!
The producers have assembled a top line cast to inhabit these iconic and much loved roles. Marina
Prior will play Violet Newstead, a smart, sassy and efficient woman who has worked all her life at
Consolidated Industries. She has all it takes to run the company but there is one small issue … her
boss! Marina gained prominence as Cosette in the Australian premiere of Les Misérables and
Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera, and has grown to become one of Australia’s most
accomplished leading ladies, playing lead roles in The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, The Secret
Garden and countless other productions.
Casey Donovan will be Judy Bernly, a newly separated, never worked before young woman who
finds more than just a job at Consolidated Industries. Casey shot to stardom after winning Australian
Idol as a 16 year old in 2004, and has since become an audience favourite in concert and in musical
theatre. Most recently she played Matron Mama Morton in the smash hit musical Chicago, and has
performed in The Flower Children, The Sapphires, Rent and We Will Rock You.
Erin Clare will play Doralee Rhodes, a ‘don’t mess with me’ well-brought-up, bright and beautiful
country gal. She may look like a push over but is anything but! Following her first starring role as
Scaramouche in The Gordon Frost Organisation’s national tour of We Will Rock You, she has featured
in Heathers the Musical, American Psycho, High Fidelity, American Idiot and Merrily We Roll Along.
Caroline O’Connor plays busy-body Roz Keith, the administration assistant who is fiercely – and
unrequitedly – in love with her boss Franklin Hart Jnr. Most recently seen in Melbourne Theatre
Company’s Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Caroline has played lead roles on Broadway, in the West End,
France and across Australia, including Chicago, Anything Goes, West Side Story, On The Town, Man
of La Mancha, Bombshells, A Christmas Story and Anastasia to name just a few. Caroline also created
the role of tango dancing Nini Legs in the Air in Baz Luhrmann’s Academy Award winning film Moulin
Rouge.
Eddie Perfect will play the controlling boss Franklin Hart Jnr. One of Australia’s most respected and
prolific writers and performers, Eddie is perhaps best known as all-round nice guy Mick Holland on
Channel 10’s hit series Offspring, and has been seen in Kath and Kim, Spicks And Specks and
numerous comedy shows including ABC TV’s Stand Up, The Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala and
Good News Week. On stage Eddie performed in Keating! The Musical, Misanthropology, The
Threepenny Opera and Shane Warne The Musical, which he wrote himself. In 2019, Eddie wrote the
music and lyrics for the Broadway premiere of Beetlejuice, for which he was nominated for Best
Original Score at the 2019 Tony Awards.

Completing the cast are Lily Baulderstone, Ana Maria Belo, Zoe Coppinger, Mia Dabkowski-
Chandler, Ben Gillespie, Emma Hawthorne, James Haxby, Emma Johns, Jay Johns, Ethan Jones,

Antonia Marr, Josh Mulheran, Tom New, Jake O’Brien, Matthew Prime, Jackson Reedman, Jordan
Tomljenovic and Jessica Vellucci.

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Dolly Parton’s smash-hit West End musical, 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, is wowing audiences and critics alike during its Australian premiere. The Australian tour is about to open at Brisbane’s... LEARN MORE alike during its Australian premiere. The Australian tour is about to open at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre,
QPAC, from 22 May, and then transfers to the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne from 10 July,
and at the Festival Theatre, Adelaide from 8 October. Internationally acclaimed and loved by
audiences and critics alike, 9 TO 5 is pure gold carat fun!
The producers have assembled a top line cast to inhabit these iconic and much loved roles. Marina
Prior will play Violet Newstead, a smart, sassy and efficient woman who has worked all her life at
Consolidated Industries. She has all it takes to run the company but there is one small issue … her
boss! Marina gained prominence as Cosette in the Australian premiere of Les Misérables and
Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera, and has grown to become one of Australia’s most
accomplished leading ladies, playing lead roles in The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, The Secret
Garden and countless other productions.
Casey Donovan will be Judy Bernly, a newly separated, never worked before young woman who
finds more than just a job at Consolidated Industries. Casey shot to stardom after winning Australian
Idol as a 16 year old in 2004, and has since become an audience favourite in concert and in musical
theatre. Most recently she played Matron Mama Morton in the smash hit musical Chicago, and has
performed in The Flower Children, The Sapphires, Rent and We Will Rock You.
Erin Clare will play Doralee Rhodes, a ‘don’t mess with me’ well-brought-up, bright and beautiful
country gal. She may look like a push over but is anything but! Following her first starring role as
Scaramouche in The Gordon Frost Organisation’s national tour of We Will Rock You, she has featured
in Heathers the Musical, American Psycho, High Fidelity, American Idiot and Merrily We Roll Along.
Caroline O’Connor plays busy-body Roz Keith, the administration assistant who is fiercely – and
unrequitedly – in love with her boss Franklin Hart Jnr. Most recently seen in Melbourne Theatre
Company’s Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Caroline has played lead roles on Broadway, in the West End,
France and across Australia, including Chicago, Anything Goes, West Side Story, On The Town, Man
of La Mancha, Bombshells, A Christmas Story and Anastasia to name just a few. Caroline also created
the role of tango dancing Nini Legs in the Air in Baz Luhrmann’s Academy Award winning film Moulin
Rouge.
Eddie Perfect will play the controlling boss Franklin Hart Jnr. One of Australia’s most respected and
prolific writers and performers, Eddie is perhaps best known as all-round nice guy Mick Holland on
Channel 10’s hit series Offspring, and has been seen in Kath and Kim, Spicks And Specks and
numerous comedy shows including ABC TV’s Stand Up, The Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala and
Good News Week. On stage Eddie performed in Keating! The Musical, Misanthropology, The
Threepenny Opera and Shane Warne The Musical, which he wrote himself. In 2019, Eddie wrote the
music and lyrics for the Broadway premiere of Beetlejuice, for which he was nominated for Best
Original Score at the 2019 Tony Awards.
Completing the cast are Lily Baulderstone, Ana Maria Belo, Zoe Coppinger, Mia Dabkowski-
Chandler, Ben Gillespie, Emma Hawthorne, James Haxby, Emma Johns, Jay Johns, Ethan Jones,
Antonia Marr, Josh Mulheran, Tom New, Jake O’Brien, Matthew Prime, Jackson Reedman, Jordan
Tomljenovic and Jessica Vellucci.

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9 Lives – Rose Chong https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/10/9-lives-rose-chong/ Sun, 10 Jul 2022 06:49:25 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5163 <p>9 Lives is a new, visual art exhibition featuring the works of nine Melbourne-based female-identifying artists, including iconic costumier Rose Chong, showing at The Long Gallery at Montsalvat from 14... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/10/9-lives-rose-chong/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/10/9-lives-rose-chong/">9 Lives – Rose Chong</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> 9 Lives is a new, visual art exhibition featuring the works of nine Melbourne-based female-identifying artists, including iconic costumier Rose Chong, showing at The Long Gallery at Montsalvat from 14 – 31 July.

Each of these nine women have lived full and successful lives in different areas such as science, sports, graphic design, photojournalism, theatre production and costume design but in the height of the pandemic, chose to shake things up and chase their dreams to renew and rediscover their personal art practices.

Studying their Diploma of Visual Art at the Northern College of the Arts & Technology they started together in the studio but ultimately, ended on Zoom.

“I’ve always wanted to go back and study. This was the right time for me to do it and I knew it was now or never. All of us in the class were mature-aged students so it felt like a safe space to be and it was very accommodating to all of us who have busy lives,” said artist Rebecca Armstrong.

The nine artists – Rebecca Armstrong, Debra Billson, Rose Chong, Kirsten Dunkley, Raksmei Keo, Deborah Ladd, Kate Lambe, Melinda Story and Wendy Tse – come from different backgrounds so it was important to each of them that this exhibition reflected their diversity and individuality.

The exhibition sees many visual art mediums explored including abstract and figurative painting, printmaking, textiles, mixed media, and sculpture. The content is both abstract and representational with 5-10 pieces from each artist with Chong however, exhibiting over 80 tiny self-portraits.

Chong is fascinated by language, colour and absurdity, using humour to engage with an increasingly senseless world. In 9 Lives, her art will be installed as an interactive work Do You Want a Piece of Me? where viewers can purchase their own little piece of the legendary Rose Chong to take home on the spot, with the installation diminishing over the course of the exhibition.

“I took a 60-year hiatus from making art, and now it’s like a tap has been turned on and I can’t turn it off!” said Chong.

Lambe’s work is strongly influenced by her graphic design background, encompassing lettering and symbols using primary and secondary colours to convey personal, social or political themes. While Billson, an award winning book designer, investigates traditional women’s crafts to question ‘what is art’?

The number nine symbolises completion and resolution of wisdom and experience, but also transition and transformation from endings into new beginnings.

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9 Lives is a new, visual art exhibition featuring the works of nine Melbourne-based female-identifying artists, including iconic costumier Rose Chong, showing at The Long Gallery at Montsalvat from 14... LEARN MORE 9 Lives is a new, visual art exhibition featuring the works of nine Melbourne-based female-identifying artists, including iconic costumier Rose Chong, showing at The Long Gallery at Montsalvat from 14 – 31 July.
Each of these nine women have lived full and successful lives in different areas such as science, sports, graphic design, photojournalism, theatre production and costume design but in the height of the pandemic, chose to shake things up and chase their dreams to renew and rediscover their personal art practices.
Studying their Diploma of Visual Art at the Northern College of the Arts & Technology they started together in the studio but ultimately, ended on Zoom.
“I’ve always wanted to go back and study. This was the right time for me to do it and I knew it was now or never. All of us in the class were mature-aged students so it felt like a safe space to be and it was very accommodating to all of us who have busy lives,” said artist Rebecca Armstrong.
The nine artists – Rebecca Armstrong, Debra Billson, Rose Chong, Kirsten Dunkley, Raksmei Keo, Deborah Ladd, Kate Lambe, Melinda Story and Wendy Tse – come from different backgrounds so it was important to each of them that this exhibition reflected their diversity and individuality.
The exhibition sees many visual art mediums explored including abstract and figurative painting, printmaking, textiles, mixed media, and sculpture. The content is both abstract and representational with 5-10 pieces from each artist with Chong however, exhibiting over 80 tiny self-portraits.
Chong is fascinated by language, colour and absurdity, using humour to engage with an increasingly senseless world. In 9 Lives, her art will be installed as an interactive work Do You Want a Piece of Me? where viewers can purchase their own little piece of the legendary Rose Chong to take home on the spot, with the installation diminishing over the course of the exhibition.
“I took a 60-year hiatus from making art, and now it’s like a tap has been turned on and I can’t turn it off!” said Chong.
Lambe’s work is strongly influenced by her graphic design background, encompassing lettering and symbols using primary and secondary colours to convey personal, social or political themes. While Billson, an award winning book designer, investigates traditional women’s crafts to question ‘what is art’?
The number nine symbolises completion and resolution of wisdom and experience, but also transition and transformation from endings into new beginnings.

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Maree Coote – Daughters of Melbourne https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/10/maree-coote-daughters-of-melbourne/ Sun, 10 Jul 2022 06:17:36 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5161 <p>Daughters of Melbourne: A Guide to the Invisible Statues of Melbourne By Maree Coote At last! A TRUER History of Melbourne… With Added Women for extra strength! Meet the daughters... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/10/maree-coote-daughters-of-melbourne/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/10/maree-coote-daughters-of-melbourne/">Maree Coote – Daughters of Melbourne</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Daughters of Melbourne: A Guide to the Invisible Statues of Melbourne By Maree Coote

At last! A TRUER History of Melbourne… With Added Women for extra strength!

Meet the daughters of Melbourne. The rich gals; the poor gals; the gorgeous gay gals—And the gals who’d rather paint. Meet Aboriginal warriors who don’t care for compromise.

Meet divas dubbed ‘difficult’, while their men are never so. Find out which Ultra-Modern Melbourne man accused Nellie Melba of penis envy! Who discredited more women artists than he had hot breakfasts? Did Effie truly deliver an immaculate conception? Who wrote Gail Couper out of surfing history?
How did Panda cover for Gray-Gray? Who asked if Lincoln was impotent/Churchill flatulent/Napoleon constipated? Who declared Magda unfunny? Which woman seduced Chrissy Amphlett into the spotlight? Why did Stella Young enlist a murderer to her cause? Which French lover inspired Mirka’s trip to Melbourne? Which woman paid for Melbourne’s hospitals, art galleries and gardens? Who suggested castration of rapists in 1884? Who tricked the media with a miniskirt? Which all-girl band was the swingin’est? Who is Melbourne’s Wizard of Oz? Who put fairies at the bottom of Melbourne’s garden? Who was forced to paint on Corn Flake boxes? Which politician was filmed in leathers?… And which celebrated Australian men called them all unladylike, unfeminine and unworthy?

Discover the real history of Melbourne through the lives of the fabulous women who built the city, its culture, community and commerce. Every one is a giant. Most were labelled ‘difficult’. All have been denied a statue. Why? Find out in Daughters Of Melbourne: A guide to the invisible statues of Melbourne.

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Daughters of Melbourne: A Guide to the Invisible Statues of Melbourne By Maree Coote At last! A TRUER History of Melbourne… With Added Women for extra strength! Meet the daughters... LEARN MORE At last! A TRUER History of Melbourne… With Added Women for extra strength!

Meet the daughters of Melbourne. The rich gals; the poor gals; the gorgeous gay gals—And the gals who’d rather paint. Meet Aboriginal warriors who don’t care for compromise.
Meet divas dubbed ‘difficult’, while their men are never so. Find out which Ultra-Modern Melbourne man accused Nellie Melba of penis envy! Who discredited more women artists than he had hot breakfasts? Did Effie truly deliver an immaculate conception? Who wrote Gail Couper out of surfing history?
How did Panda cover for Gray-Gray? Who asked if Lincoln was impotent/Churchill flatulent/Napoleon constipated? Who declared Magda unfunny? Which woman seduced Chrissy Amphlett into the spotlight? Why did Stella Young enlist a murderer to her cause? Which French lover inspired Mirka’s trip to Melbourne? Which woman paid for Melbourne’s hospitals, art galleries and gardens? Who suggested castration of rapists in 1884? Who tricked the media with a miniskirt? Which all-girl band was the swingin’est? Who is Melbourne’s Wizard of Oz? Who put fairies at the bottom of Melbourne’s garden? Who was forced to paint on Corn Flake boxes? Which politician was filmed in leathers?… And which celebrated Australian men called them all unladylike, unfeminine and unworthy?
Discover the real history of Melbourne through the lives of the fabulous women who built the city, its culture, community and commerce. Every one is a giant. Most were labelled ‘difficult’. All have been denied a statue. Why? Find out in Daughters Of Melbourne: A guide to the invisible statues of Melbourne.

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Distant Shores – Linden New Art https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/10/distant-shores-linden-new-art/ Sun, 10 Jul 2022 06:16:37 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5159 <p>Linden New Art presents DISTANT SHORES, a new exhibition project co-produced by Melbourne/Naarm- based photographic artist Morganna Magee and curator Anna Monea. Developed in collaboration with members from the local... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/10/distant-shores-linden-new-art/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/10/distant-shores-linden-new-art/">Distant Shores – Linden New Art</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Linden New Art presents DISTANT SHORES, a new exhibition project co-produced by Melbourne/Naarm-
based photographic artist Morganna Magee and curator Anna Monea. Developed in collaboration with members

from the local community, DISTANT SHORES combines documentary photography, family photos and written
testimony to tell the story of the migrant experience through themes of cultural connection, memory, longing and
loss. DISTANT SHORES commences Thursday 9 June with an opening reception Friday 10 June 6-8pm,
and will run until Sunday 31 July 2022 in the Linden Projects Space.
For DISTANT SHORES, Magee and Monea worked with recently arrived migrants, refugees and people
seeking asylum based in the City of Port Phillip municipality to create a series of photographic profiles
celebrating cultural heritage. Exploring each participant’s cultural ties to their homeland in the wake of the
disconnection imposed by the pandemic, Magee presents a personal image belonging to the participant
alongside their portrait, which, captured by Magee, recreates the original photograph in an Australian context.
Intimate, emotional and deeply insightful, DISTANT SHORES is a sensitive work that gently speaks to our
shared humanity.

Curator Anna Monea writes; “DISTANT SHORES explores the
cultural and personal links of each participant to their homeland
and how they have created a new life here in Australia. Migrants,
refugees and people seeking asylum leave their homelands for a
myriad of reasons, often horrific, but in many cases they have to
leave loved ones behind. If they are fortunate, they have
photographs – small mementos of their loved ones back home.
By presenting these images and recreating them within an
Australian setting, DISTANT SHORES offers insight into each
person’s life and how far they have travelled.”
Morganna Magee is a social documentary photographer and
educator whose photographic practice sits at the intersection of
storytelling and expanded documentary. To date her personal
work has examined the complexities around issues such as
disability, grief and womanhood. Magee’s images have appeared
in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Age, The Big Issue,
Art and Australia and many more. She is a founding member of
Lumina Collective, an organisation of award-winning female and non-binary photographic artists. Magee
lectures in Photo Imaging at Swinburne University.

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Linden New Art presents DISTANT SHORES, a new exhibition project co-produced by Melbourne/Naarm- based photographic artist Morganna Magee and curator Anna Monea. Developed in collaboration with members from the local... LEARN MORE based photographic artist Morganna Magee and curator Anna Monea. Developed in collaboration with members
from the local community, DISTANT SHORES combines documentary photography, family photos and written
testimony to tell the story of the migrant experience through themes of cultural connection, memory, longing and
loss. DISTANT SHORES commences Thursday 9 June with an opening reception Friday 10 June 6-8pm,
and will run until Sunday 31 July 2022 in the Linden Projects Space.
For DISTANT SHORES, Magee and Monea worked with recently arrived migrants, refugees and people
seeking asylum based in the City of Port Phillip municipality to create a series of photographic profiles
celebrating cultural heritage. Exploring each participant’s cultural ties to their homeland in the wake of the
disconnection imposed by the pandemic, Magee presents a personal image belonging to the participant
alongside their portrait, which, captured by Magee, recreates the original photograph in an Australian context.
Intimate, emotional and deeply insightful, DISTANT SHORES is a sensitive work that gently speaks to our
shared humanity.
Curator Anna Monea writes; “DISTANT SHORES explores the
cultural and personal links of each participant to their homeland
and how they have created a new life here in Australia. Migrants,
refugees and people seeking asylum leave their homelands for a
myriad of reasons, often horrific, but in many cases they have to
leave loved ones behind. If they are fortunate, they have
photographs – small mementos of their loved ones back home.
By presenting these images and recreating them within an
Australian setting, DISTANT SHORES offers insight into each
person’s life and how far they have travelled.”
Morganna Magee is a social documentary photographer and
educator whose photographic practice sits at the intersection of
storytelling and expanded documentary. To date her personal
work has examined the complexities around issues such as
disability, grief and womanhood. Magee’s images have appeared
in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Age, The Big Issue,
Art and Australia and many more. She is a founding member of
Lumina Collective, an organisation of award-winning female and non-binary photographic artists. Magee
lectures in Photo Imaging at Swinburne University.

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Above the Canopy https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/03/above-the-canopy/ Sun, 03 Jul 2022 07:13:44 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5144 <p>Town Hall Gallery presents the new exhibition Above the Canopy, celebrating the rich and diverse beauty of the Australian natural environment from 9 July to 24 September. This exhibition conveys... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/03/above-the-canopy/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/03/above-the-canopy/">Above the Canopy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Town Hall Gallery presents the new exhibition Above the Canopy, celebrating the rich and diverse beauty of the Australian natural environment from 9 July to 24 September. This exhibition conveys... LEARN MORE Featuring artists working with installation, photography, painting, animation and textiles, the exhibition creates a theatrical, immersive, and regenerative experience that acknowledges the significance of Country and our need to care for it. The artists include Sarah Hendy, Janet Laurence, Michael McHugh, Rebecca Mayo, Catherine Nelson, Grant Stevens and Judy Watson.
Nature has provided an infinite source of inspiration for visual artists  across millennia; they have captured its beauty, documented the impacts of changing weather patterns, and commented on unsustainable human practices. Through hyperreal images of lush and verdant forests alongside detailed studies of insects, botany, birds and geology, Above the Canopy  shows a deep appreciation for our majestic and awe-inspiring world.
Sarah Hendy is a multidisciplinary artist based in Victoria. Her featured work, ‘Waiting For Daybreak’ (2018) (pictured left), interrogates a near-death experience she had in one of the most beautiful parts of Australia after nearly drowning in the Northern Rivers region of NSW as a result of ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie. It is characterised by verdant and luxurious plant growth, with delicate ferns growing within a crowded landscape of giant stinging trees, figs, booyongs and flame trees.
Janet Laurence’s practice examines our physical, cultural and conflicting relationship to the natural world through site-specific gallery and museum works. Laurence creates immersive environments that navigate the interconnections between life and the world. Her installation ‘Breath of the Forest’ (2020) features eleven suspended silk veils overlayed with images of animals and trees, including old growth forests in Tasmania. This work embodies the transience and fragility of natural habitats.
Michael McHugh collects a wide range of photographs and drawings during research trips to museums, libraries and gardens around the world. In his studio, he draws and creates a series of collages which lead to large format paintings. For Above the Canopy, he has created a large-scale painting Swimming in the Clouds (2022) which asks what new hybrid organic forms will evolve from climate change, when plant forms are washed away and land is engulfed by saltwater intrusion that includes complex sea life microcosms.
Michael McHugh says: “My work imagines a world of natural forms from both land and sea, completely with new DNA, creating a rare evolution of species which organically began from the beauty of the Australian natural environment. This work, Swimming In The Clouds (Acrylic on Canvas) is the largest painting I have done to date, stretching six metres long, and celebrates colour and nature with lush paint and obsessive mark marking. In my world I want to bring the viewer joy, and for a moment forget everything else that is going on in their lives.”
 
Rebecca Mayo is a lecturer at the School of Art & Design, Australian National University and principally examines relations and interactions between urban ecologically significant sites and people. Referencing Charles Darwin’s 1881 book The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms and contemplating the agency of non-human life, Mayo’s featured work At work with worms (2020) is a compost/composite of Darwin’s laser-etched text, her human tending, and the worms’ business of eating. Mayo explains, “Working with the thousands of worms contained in the farm, my making slowed to their rhythm. Etched in Canberra and left for a week with the worms, the book pages took up the worms’ appetite which in turn paced with...]]>
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Telstra NATSIAA Finalists https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/03/telstra-natsiaa-finalists/ Sun, 03 Jul 2022 07:12:53 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5142 <p>Telstra NATSIAA Finalists 64 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards finalists selected in the 2022 exhibition. 64 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander finalists from across Australia have... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/03/telstra-natsiaa-finalists/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/03/telstra-natsiaa-finalists/">Telstra NATSIAA Finalists</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Telstra NATSIAA Finalists 64 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards finalists selected in the 2022 exhibition. 64 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander finalists from across Australia have... LEARN MORE 64 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards finalists selected in
the 2022 exhibition.
64 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander finalists from across Australia have been selected from a total
of 221 entries in the 2022 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (Telstra
NATSIAA), presented by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) in
partnership with Telstra.
Telstra NATSIAA is Australia’s longest running and most prestigious Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander art award and has the country’s richest art prize pool and growing significantly since its
genesis in 1984. Each year, the Awards Ceremony and Exhibition celebrates emerging and
distinguished artistic talent from around Australia.
33 finalists are from the Northern Territory with 12 from Western Australia, 12 from South Australia,
6 from Queensland including 1 Torres Strait Islander artist. 1 artist resides in New South Wales and 1
Victorian artist were also selected.
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Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/03/voldemort-and-the-teenage-hogwarts-musical-parody/ Sun, 03 Jul 2022 07:12:02 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5140 <p>Presented by Salty Theatre, He Who Must Not Be Named apparates to the Gateway of the Mornington Peninsula this July. Salty Theatre, making a name for itself as an “underground... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/03/voldemort-and-the-teenage-hogwarts-musical-parody/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/03/voldemort-and-the-teenage-hogwarts-musical-parody/">Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Presented by Salty Theatre, He Who Must Not Be Named apparates to the Gateway of the Mornington Peninsula this July. Salty Theatre, making a name for itself as an “underground... LEARN MORE





Presented by Salty Theatre, He Who Must Not Be Named apparates to the Gateway of the Mornington Peninsula this July. Salty Theatre, making a name for itself as an “underground highlight” (Cameron Woodhead – The Age), “someone to watch” (ArtsHub) and “the answer to off-Broadway in Melbourne” (You should see it melb), brings beloved pop culture to the fore with humour, grit and little bit of spice. Before Voldemort was He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teen that couldn’t talk to girls. Join Tom and his Hogwarts classmates on a hilarious musical adventure as he learns the ways of love, proper snake maintenance, the Unforgivable Curses and how to sever his soul through rock and roll. This over-the-top origin story is sure to leave you spellbound! Following two hugely successful back-to-back seasons at The Edinburgh Fringe, sold-out performances at The King’s Head in London and a 5-week sold out Melbourne season, Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody is ready to hit Frankston for the first time ever.
Created by Los Angeles based comedians Zach Reino (A.P. Bio, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Brew Brothers) and Chris Grace (Superstore, A-Typical, This Is Us) this hour-long pop rock musical invites you to experience the World of Hogwarts like you’ve never seen it before. Teen angst, hormones and young love fill the magical halls, along with a few familiar and much-loved characters as they sing about Cutting Your Soul, Care of Magical Creatures, and Love That Must Not Be Named. 
Salty Theatre Co-Founder Ashley Taylor Tickell explains, “As a Potterhead, the opportunity to introduce this hilarious, off-centre and brand-new look at the World of Potter that we love so much was one that we couldn’t miss. We’re thrilled that it offers all of the diehard fans a glorious taste of the Wizarding World they adore but in a more adult way. It’s a ridiculous Voldemort Origin Story that blends everything fans embrace with humour that wizarding fans and muggles alike can relate to. It really is the perfect cure by laughter for the difficult year we’ve all been through. Come. Side-splitting laughter really is the best medicine.”  
Salty Theatre was co-founded by theatre, dance and cabaret veteran Sarahlouise Younger and Canadian theatre and screen vet Ashley Taylor Tickell, and in its short existence has begun making a mark. As a female-led independent musical theatre company they connect writers, directors, producers and performers from across the globe to form new creative partnerships and present and develop new or rarely-produced works to Australian audiences, recently launching The Hatch Lab Musical Theatre Workshop.
Running this July at the George Jenkins Theatre on Mornington’s Monash campus, Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody is a raucous musical comedy that lifts up its robes to give you a glimpse into the secret world of witches and wizards. Get your wands ready.








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Future. Joy. Club. – Finucane & Smith https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/03/future-joy-club-finucane-smith/ Sun, 03 Jul 2022 07:11:09 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5136 <p>For the first time in 7 years, Melbourne’s artiste provocateurs Finucane & Smith return to the heart of the city with FUTURE. JOY. CLUB. – a sultry decadent celebration of... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/03/future-joy-club-finucane-smith/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/03/future-joy-club-finucane-smith/">Future. Joy. Club. – Finucane & Smith</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> For the first time in 7 years, Melbourne’s artiste provocateurs Finucane & Smith return to the heart of the city with FUTURE. JOY. CLUB. – a sultry decadent celebration of... LEARN MORE





















For the first time in 7 years, Melbourne’s artiste provocateurs Finucane & Smith return to the heart of the city with FUTURE. JOY. CLUB. – a sultry decadent celebration of golden era burlesque and variety vanguard.  Led by gothic glamazon Moira Finucane, The FUTURE. JOY. CLUB. will reside in the lush, mirrored ballroom of Sofitel Melbourne On Collins from 7 July – 7 August 2022.
With the very best of Australia’s exquisite and explosive underground stars cherry picked for FUTURE. JOY. CLUB., Finucane & Smith and Sofitel have created a nightclub at the Paris End of Collins Street that you will never want to leave.
The hauntingly beautiful voices of indie pop star Sophie Koh, Ngurlama jazz blues legend Lois Olneyand Melbourne’s own transcendent songstress Mama Alto will envelope the club. Glittering boylesque classically trained Indian dancer Govind Pillai, lightning rod burlesque artist Jazida, eyepopping club star Iva Rosebud and Cameroon/Parisian hip hop star Simon Abbe will lay their talents bare within velvety surrounds.
Basking in the central glow, shaking and stirring all who stand before her, is chief alchemiser and club host Moira Finucane, whose reputation for seduction and subversion, volcanic performance and redefining burlesque is internationally renowned.
“After two years of cancelled lives and wondering why we all look so shite on zoom, we wanted Collins Street meets Constantinople, Coconut Grove meets cutting edge culture, sparkling chandeliers, velvet decor, part lounge – part louche, bristling with artists you just cannot look away from. A show-stopper of showgirls, song, dance and striptease all set to an addictive soundtrack spanning bollywood and hardcore through to the genius Rachel Lewindon on grand piano.
FUTURE. JOY. CLUB. is a live spectacle, it’s the sizzle and the steak. We are going to greet you like long lost lovers. I’ll be at the door. This is YOUR club where wild variety meets blood red hearts. Your club where Melbourne comes alive again, and aching hearts mend, laughter shakes the roof, and the future is faced with joy, together,” says co-creator Moira Finucane.
Creating a stormfront of debate and engagement around provocation, entertainment and gender; Finucane & Smith have become synonymous with a kind of unleashed cabaret that mashes old style hospitality and entertainment with hyper-visual razor sharp sexuality and intelligence.
The company broke the burlesque-as-live-art sound barrier in 2004 with the tearaway success of The Burlesque Hour, which won a swag of awards and beckoned thousands of people to Melbourne’s heart every winter for over a decade.  It went on to tour 15 countries performing to over 600,000 people.
Finucane & Smith performed in Cuba in 2015, becoming the first Australian company invited to the Havana Internacional Theatre Festival and winning International Theatre Institute’s International Presentation of the Year. With a thirst for new challenges, Finucane and Smith’s repertoire exploded with drama in China, art vs extinction presentations in USA and Europe and immersive works in museums from Prague to Ljubljana.
“Seven years ago we staged Glory Box La Revolucion and flew off to Cuba. We said ‘come and see us, it will be the last of our winter variety spectacles for years’. We didn’t lie.  Who knew what we would all endure.
In lockdown we vowed to create a club that would be a love transfusion to Melbourne. Young, old, gay straight, well heeled, high heeled, mothers and mother lovers, queer as f*ck; this is your club. Literally the only place to be this winter,” said Finucane.




















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Hush Nightlife – Dr Catherine Crock https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/03/hush-nightlife-dr-catherine-crock/ Sun, 03 Jul 2022 07:10:16 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5134 <p>“It was winter 2002 when our two year old daughter was diagnosed with leukaemia. Our world crashed around us overnight. There were moments when being heavily pregnant with our third... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/03/hush-nightlife-dr-catherine-crock/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/03/hush-nightlife-dr-catherine-crock/">Hush Nightlife – Dr Catherine Crock</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> “It was winter 2002 when our two year old daughter was diagnosed with leukaemia. Our world crashed around us overnight. There were moments when being heavily pregnant with our third... LEARN MORE “It was winter 2002 when our two year old daughter was diagnosed with leukaemia. Our world crashed around us overnight. There were moments when being heavily pregnant with our third child, I honestly thought we were losing the battle for Amelia’s survival.
It was then that we meet Dr Catherine Crock who was the doctor in charge of the all the lumbar punctures Amelia had to endure. Our world changed when a collaboration of committed staff and parents got the Hush Foundation up and running.
We were one of those families and music has been the comfort and centre to Amelia’s life since. We as a family will forever remain indebted to Catherine for having the real empathy to understand what our family was facing and introducing HUSH throughout the RCH for the betterment of all our children.


Amelia is now a healthy 16 year old doing year 11, who interestingly, doesn’t function without music.  The experience she had as a very sick toddler has shaped her life forever and thanks to HUSH Amelia sings each day and has performed music at her school and at private functions. Amelia believes that the connection made to music when she was so sick is why she knows music will play an important part of her life forever”. ​
Thank you Hush and Dr Catherine for putting the families first and encouraging the role of music therapy not just in survival but for the quality of life experience for patients and their families for their lifetime!
The work that the Hush Foundation does is not about saving children it’s about making the journey of survival bearable and taking away the pain of the treatment.”


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Stephen A Russell https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/03/stephen-a-russell-14/ Sun, 03 Jul 2022 07:09:26 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5127 <p>Stephen talks to Eve and David about films on in Melbourne and beyond.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/07/03/stephen-a-russell-14/">Stephen A Russell</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Stephen talks to Eve and David about films on in Melbourne and beyond.
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Lightscape – Royal Botanical Gardens https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/26/lightscape-royal-botanical-gardens/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 07:08:37 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5116 <p>Following enormous successes in the UK and US, Lightscape is making its Australian debut at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne in June 2022 and will be a highlight of Melbourne’s highly... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/26/lightscape-royal-botanical-gardens/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/26/lightscape-royal-botanical-gardens/">Lightscape – Royal Botanical Gardens</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Following enormous successes in the UK and US, Lightscape is making its Australian debut at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne in June 2022 and will be a highlight of Melbourne’s highly... LEARN MORE Lightscape is making its Australian debut at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne in June 2022
and will be a highlight of Melbourne’s highly anticipated winter events calendar.
Featuring luminous walkways and vistas, vibrant bursts of colour that run up trees like fireworks
and large-scale installations such as the Winter Cathedral, comprising more than 100,000 tiny
lights, Lightscape takes audiences on a 1.8km journey of light and sound through Melbourne’s
iconic Botanic Gardens.
Initially scheduled to debut in 2020 but delayed due to COVID-19, Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne will be the first garden in Australia to host Lightscape, which has been created in
partnership with Sony Music Entertainment.
The event was developed at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the UK 10 years ago and has been
an overwhelming success since, with more than two million people experiencing the illuminated
trails at various venues last season. Since its inception, it has been showcased at botanic
gardens, National Trust and UNESCO World Heritage sites across the UK and US to great
acclaim.
“I am delighted to announce this world-class event at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.. At
Lightscape, visitors will experience nature in a whole new light. Indeed, many different lights!”
said Professor Tim Entwisle, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Royal Botanic Gardens
Victoria.
“In addition to internationally acclaimed pieces, Lightscape will commission local artists to create
works to celebrate Melbourne’s culture and nature, all at the green heart of our beautiful city,”
he added.

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In Good Company – Ulises Resendiz https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/26/in-good-company-ulises-resendiz/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 07:07:48 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5114 <p>Roberto talks to the team about his play. Resendiz is a symbolic-surreal gay artist from Mexico, he likes to experiment with bright colours juxtaposing confronting ideas, sad and happy subject... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/26/in-good-company-ulises-resendiz/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/26/in-good-company-ulises-resendiz/">In Good Company – Ulises Resendiz</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Roberto talks to the team about his play. Resendiz is a symbolic-surreal gay artist from Mexico, he likes to experiment with bright colours juxtaposing confronting ideas, sad and happy subject... LEARN MORE Resendiz is a symbolic-surreal gay artist from Mexico, he likes to experiment with bright colours juxtaposing confronting ideas, sad and happy subject mixed together with impossible things.



The Alebrijes are Mexican Artistry, brightly coloured folk sculptures of fantastical/mythical creatures that come from dreams and nightmares. Ulises realized the similarities with his drawings: “My ‘alebrijes’ are in a mutation, people and animals evolving, deforming or mixing. It is about creatures in metamorphosis, maybe because of the climate change, to survive, or perhaps just for fun, to scare.




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Here we are among us by Rawcus. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/26/here-we-are-among-us-by-rawcus/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 06:37:57 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5112 <p>Here We Are Amongst You is the newest spellbinding work created by Rawcus. Embracing connection, belonging and being together, Here We Are Amongst You is choreographed by the 14 people... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/26/here-we-are-among-us-by-rawcus/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/26/here-we-are-among-us-by-rawcus/">Here we are among us by Rawcus.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Here We Are Amongst You is the newest spellbinding work created by Rawcus. Embracing connection, belonging and being together, Here We Are Amongst You is choreographed by the 14 people... LEARN MORE



















Here We Are Amongst You is the newest spellbinding work created by Rawcus.

Embracing connection, belonging and being together, Here We Are Amongst You is choreographed by the 14 people with diverse bodies, minds and imaginations who make up the acclaimed Rawcus ensemble.

As the ensemble created this work over three years, they constantly questioned: what does the world need right now?

Here We Are Amongst You is a raw and exuberant gathering performed in the round.

Rawcus Artistic Director, Kate Sulan says the ensemble have devised a work of generosity and care, “No two people will share the same experience, but everyone will be part of the warmth and connection that underscores this work.”

Here We Are Amongst You will be Sulan’s swansong with Rawcus after founding the company 22 years ago.

“It’s been a privilege and joy to collaborate with the Rawcus ensemble over so many years. This work really captures the delight we find in creating work together.

“This is a warm, joyous and intoxicating new work that speaks about significant encounters. It’s like a meditation on intimacy and togetherness after the untethering and isolating experiences throughout the pandemic,” said Sulan.

Here We Are Amongst You will illuminate aspects that surround reverence, kindness, generosity, grace and care. It is about connection, acceptance and welcoming all our differences with grace.






















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Under the Surface https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/26/under-the-surface/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 06:37:03 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5110 <p>The inaugural multi-dimensional public art Under the Surface, has come to life. Victoria’s newest public art experience follows the East Gippsland Rail Trail from Bairnsdale to Orbost. The project features... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/26/under-the-surface/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/26/under-the-surface/">Under the Surface</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The inaugural multi-dimensional public art Under the Surface, has come to life. Victoria’s newest public art experience follows the East Gippsland Rail Trail from Bairnsdale to Orbost. The project features... LEARN MORE
The inaugural multi-dimensional public art Under the Surface, has come to life. Victoria’s newest public art experience follows the East Gippsland Rail Trail from Bairnsdale to Orbost. The project features compositions from local artists Alice Pepper and Patricia Pittman who are joined by visiting artists David “MEGGS” Hooke, LING and Minna Leunig all of which are inspired by the story of the Gunaikurnai community.
 
Through a cultural awareness program with the Gunaikurnai artist collective and community, the visiting artists developed learnings on artistic practices, storytelling,and an  understanding of land management and preservation on Country. Providingtheir visitors insight into cultural storytelling, whilst gaining confidence in upscaling their works for public viewing, the collaborative process resulted in four large scale works.



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Melbourne International Film Festival – 70 years. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/26/melbourne-international-film-festival-70-years/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 06:36:15 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5108 <p>MIFF is celebrating a milestone 70 years in 2022 so the program is in for a bumper year featuring an expansive program of acclaimed international cinema, emerging talent, local cult... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/26/melbourne-international-film-festival-70-years/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/26/melbourne-international-film-festival-70-years/">Melbourne International Film Festival – 70 years.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> MIFF is celebrating a milestone 70 years in 2022 so the program is in for a bumper year featuring an expansive program of acclaimed international cinema, emerging talent, local cult... LEARN MORE
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Rohan Shearn talks the Arts https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/26/rohan-shearn-talks-the-arts/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 06:35:20 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5101 <p>Rohan returns to talk about the Arts.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/26/rohan-shearn-talks-the-arts/">Rohan Shearn talks the Arts</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Rohan returns to talk about the Arts.
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Deakin University – Audience Diversity https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/13/deakin-university-audience-diversity/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 03:30:11 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5098 <p>An ambitious new project aims to survey hundreds of people working in Australia’s arts organisations, to better understand why the sector’s stated goal of increasing audience diversity has so far... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/13/deakin-university-audience-diversity/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/13/deakin-university-audience-diversity/">Deakin University – Audience Diversity</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> An ambitious new project aims to survey hundreds of people working in Australia’s arts organisations, to better understand why the sector’s stated goal of increasing audience diversity has so far... LEARN MORE
An ambitious new project aims to survey hundreds of people working in Australia’s arts organisations, to better understand why the sector’s stated goal of increasing audience diversity has so far seen limited success.
The project – led by researchers at Deakin University in collaboration with an industry advisory group – is one of the first large scale initiatives working across the Australia’s arts sector to investigate the challenge of audience diversity.
Professor Hilary Glow, from the Arts and Cultural Management Program at Deakin Business School, said every Australian visual and performing arts organisation funded by government was invited to participate – more than 1300 of them. 
“Arts activities in Australia receive a lot of public funding. But audiences for many arts activities continue to represent only a fraction of the public. Audiences are often white, middle-aged, urban, non-disabled and middle-class,” Professor Glow said.
When the current head of the Australia Council Adrian Collette was appointed CEO in 2019, he said that the Australian arts must reflect us, ‘not just some of us’. This idea that the arts should be for everyone, not just an elite, has been an issue of pressing concern for arts organisations across Australia and also for the governments and philanthropists that fund them. 
“All Australians should have access to arts activities they enjoy. Although people who work in the arts sector believe this, many organisations have had limited success in attracting diverse audiences. It seems to be a sticky problem,” Professor Glow said.
“For too long the focus has been on trying to ‘fix’ audiences, but organisational practice can tend to privilege some audiences over others.
“Our research shows that sustainably solving this issue requires holistic organisational change, not individual initiatives.”
The audience diversity project is supported by funding from the Australia Council for the Arts and the Ian Potter Foundation, with all state and territory arts agencies participating.
The project is guided by an industry advisory group, chaired by Indigenous playwright and artistic director Wesley Enoch AM. Mr Enoch said it was critical Australian arts reflected the community in all its diversity.
“The role of the arts to shape cultures is seriously compromised if there are groups who believe they can’t see themselves represented or can’t participate in meaningful ways,” he said.
“This research is about the future we are all striving to achieve where the clearly apparent cultural diversity of our nation is represented through the inclusive and cosmopolitan nature of our arts.”
Professor Glow said the team wanted to hear the views and experiences of people working across the industry at all levels.
“We’ve found arts organisations can be leaders, adaptors or avoiders of the change needed to engage new audiences,” she said.
“By working closely with industry on this project, we hope to help arts organisations identify the key barriers and supports to facilitate change that improves audience diversity.”
Findings from the survey will inform the development of toolkits and frameworks for action to provide practical resources that will help arts organisations make meaningful changes that expand their audience in a sustainable way.
“We understand there is a bit of survey fatigue, especially with a recent focus on the sector’s pandemic recovery, but this is the first time the sector has had the opportunity to have a conversation about this important topic,” Professor Glow said.
“Increasing audience diversity would have huge benefits for the arts sector, as well as the community. It would enable arts organisations to deliver value to more people, improve financial sustainability by increasing box office income, and support the telling of new and distinctive stories that better represent Australian diversity.]]>
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Tasha Lloyd “Public Holiday” https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/13/tasha-lloyd-public-holiday/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 03:25:16 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5096 <p>A call to action on climate change – Naarm band Public Holiday release debut single ‘The Bush’ The Bush is the first single from Public Holiday’s debut self-titled EP. Written in... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/13/tasha-lloyd-public-holiday/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/13/tasha-lloyd-public-holiday/">Tasha Lloyd “Public Holiday”</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> A call to action on climate change – Naarm band Public Holiday release debut single ‘The Bush’ The Bush is the first single from Public Holiday’s debut self-titled EP. Written in... LEARN MORE The Bush is the first single from Public Holiday’s debut self-titled EP. Written in the wake of the
devastating 2019-2020 Australian bushfires, The Bush reflects lead singer Tasha Lloyd’s first-hand
experience of evacuating East-Gippsland during that summer.
Opening with the wail of harmonica and jangly guitars, The Bush starts with a slow simmering riff
that evokes visions of dry Australian summers. As soon as this riff begins, it gives way to a bass break
that builds into a wall of percussion, keys and driving twelve-string guitar.
This instrumentation creates a base for the narrative of the song as told through Tasha Lloyd’s lyrics.
Touching on Australian politics and issues as far reaching as First Nations agency, and Scott
Morrison’s incompetence, Tasha’s story telling is reminiscent of past artists like Joni Mitchell, Nick
Drake and Grace Slick. Personal, political and deeply complex, Tasha creates lyrics that reflect
Australian society – creating a story that feels both universal and intimate.
Above all, The Bush offers a critique of the Morrison government and political leaders during these
devastating environmental events. Utilising the emergency broadcasts and interviews with locals
during the bushfires, the song’s message is inspired by Australian bands like Midnight Oil and
Goanna. This song stands as a reminder of the devastation that inaction on climate change will cause
– ‘this is the biggest fight we’ve ever had for our babies, our animals, our land’.
Public Holiday Bio
Public Holiday formed in 2020 between Melbourne lockdowns. The six piece consists of
vocalist/guitarist Tasha Lloyd, guitarists Simon Wood and Harry Boyd-Gerny, bassist Alice Duncan,
keyboardist Colin Andrews and Drummer Jonathan Munro.
Public Holiday will release their debut EP in July this year. The four track EP explores themes of
climate change, Australian politics, queerness and identity.

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Passing Strange https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/13/passing-strange/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 03:21:54 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5094 <p>Passing Strange Book and Lyrics by Stew Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald Created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Australasia) on behalf of Dramatists... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/13/passing-strange/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/13/passing-strange/">Passing Strange</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Passing Strange Book and Lyrics by Stew Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald Created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Australasia) on behalf of Dramatists... LEARN MORE Book and Lyrics by Stew
Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
Created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen
By Arrangement with Music Theatre International
(Australasia) on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
24 June to 10 July, 2022
Meat Market Stables – 2 Wreckyn St, North Melbourne
Following on from the acclaimed first production in their 2022 Season, And She Would Stand Like This, Antipodes
Theatre Company now bring Melbourne audiences another electric Australian premiere; Passing Strange.
An autobiographical rock musical from singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew, Passing Strange is the tale
of a young African American’s artistic journey of self-discovery. Transporting audiences from Black middle-class
America to Amsterdam, Berlin and beyond, this powerful production hailed as “One of the most exciting new mu-
sicals in years” by Time Out New York is a dynamic and poignant journey of personal and artistic authenticity.
Nominated for seven Tony Awards and winning for Best Book, Passing Strange isn’t just the story of a young bo-
hemian charting a course through sex, drugs and rock and roll – it’s a compelling and pertinent comment on be-
longing and identity, complete with inspiring lyrics and the heady intensity of youth.
Othello, while speaking of wooing his wife Desdemona, says, “She gave me for my pains a world of sighs / She
swore, in faith, ’twas strange, ’twas passing strange.” With a title that has its roots in Shakespeare’s Othello – a
play in which a black man navigates a white world – Passing Strange is not your standard “musical theatre” fare.
“This is such a unique and beautifully constructed piece, one that is truly unlike anything else,” explains Antipodes
Artistic Director Brandon Pape.
“I originally saw it on Broadway and was blown away by its potency. The songs contain some of the most witty,
poetic, and profound lyrics I’ve ever encountered. Each person who sees it will likely walk away with a different
moment or character or song that resonates with them. We’re transforming the space at Meat Market Stables
into our very own rock concert experience. The band will be on stage, and several songs will attempt to blow the
roof off. It’s going to be a blast.”
“It truly is a genre-breaking piece of theatre in a league of its own,” adds Director Dean Drieberg, currently Resi-
dent Director of Hamilton Australia. A multiple Green Room Award-nominee, Drieberg has worked on over 20
national tours playing at over 50 venues around Australia and New Zealand. He has directed productions of Sun-
day In The Park With George, Bare and Memphis the Musical, and is an exciting addition to the production.

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Top Dozen Choral Classics – ACC https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/13/top-dozen-choral-classics-acc/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 03:17:18 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5092 <p>The Australian Chamber Choir have our ‘Top Dozen Choral Classics’ concerts coming up in the middle of the year for which we are asking members of the public to vote... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/13/top-dozen-choral-classics-acc/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/13/top-dozen-choral-classics-acc/">Top Dozen Choral Classics – ACC</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The Australian Chamber Choir have our ‘Top Dozen Choral Classics’ concerts coming up in the middle of the year for which we are asking members of the public to vote... LEARN MORE
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Light: Works from Tate’s Collection https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/13/light-works-from-tates-collection/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 03:13:24 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5090 <p>ACMI, in an Australian exclusive, will present a major exhibition of more than 70 works from the national collection of renowned British art institution, Tate. Light: Works from Tate’s Collection... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/13/light-works-from-tates-collection/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/13/light-works-from-tates-collection/">Light: Works from Tate’s Collection</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> ACMI, in an Australian exclusive, will present a major exhibition of more than 70 works from the national collection of renowned British art institution, Tate. Light: Works from Tate’s Collection... LEARN MORE works from the national collection of renowned British art institution, Tate.
Light: Works from Tate’s Collection will premiere 16 June – 13 November
2022 as part of the Victorian Government’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces
series. Curated by Tate, UK and drawing from its prestigious collection, Light
features over 70 works spanning 200 years of art history including painting,
photography, sculpture, drawing, kinetic art, installation and the moving image.
The theme of light has been refracted through the lens of art in countless ways:
from the sublime to the intimate, from the spiritual to the scientific. Light
celebrates groundbreaking moments as artists from the past 200 years have
captured or harnessed light in their work – from Joseph Mallord William Turner
and Claude Monet to James Turrell and Tacita Dean. All are connected by their
fascination with the qualities of light as both material and subject.
The challenge of capturing this phenomenon has spurred artists across time to
develop innovative techniques and inspired moving image makers, who use light
and shadow as the building blocks of their craft. French artist, filmmaker and writer
Jean Cocteau said: “Cinema is the form of modern writing whose ink is light.”
Presented alongside ACMI’s award winning permanent exhibition The Story of the
Moving Image, which places the 19th Century arrival of the moving image within a
continuum spanning thousands of years of storytelling, this major touring exhibition
from Tate explores how light has inspired artists, uniquely placing film in a broader
art historical context.
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Simon Warrender – Melbourne Prize for Music https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/05/simon-warrender-melbourne-prize-for-music/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 06:59:42 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5067 <p>The Melbourne Prize Trust The Trust is delighted to offer the Melbourne Prize for Music 2022 & Awards. This year’s program has been made possible through the generous and ongoing... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/05/simon-warrender-melbourne-prize-for-music/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/05/simon-warrender-melbourne-prize-for-music/">Simon Warrender – Melbourne Prize for Music</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The Melbourne Prize Trust The Trust is delighted to offer the Melbourne Prize for Music 2022 & Awards. This year’s program has been made possible through the generous and ongoing... LEARN MORE The Trust is delighted to offer the Melbourne Prize for Music 2022 & Awards.
This year’s program has been made possible through the generous and ongoing support from our partners, who are acknowledged below.
The three categories offered this year providing Victorian musicians with opportunities to benefit their careers and are importantly open to musicians and groups (composers and performers) across all music genres.
The line up this year includes the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Music 2022, the $20,000 Beleura Emerging Composers Award 2022, the $10,000 (+ $1,000 Qantas voucher) Professional Development Award 2022 and the $2,000 Civic Choice Award 2022.

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Trevor Hancock – AAADA Antiques and Art Fair https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/05/trevor-hancock-aaada-antiques-and-art-fair/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 06:41:50 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5062 <p>One of Melbourne’s great cultural treasures is returning to its spiritual home. The Australian Antique & Art Dealers Association’s Melbourne Fair is returning to the iconic Malvern Town Hall over... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/05/trevor-hancock-aaada-antiques-and-art-fair/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/05/trevor-hancock-aaada-antiques-and-art-fair/">Trevor Hancock – AAADA Antiques and Art Fair</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> One of Melbourne’s great cultural treasures is returning to its spiritual home. The Australian Antique & Art Dealers Association’s Melbourne Fair is returning to the iconic Malvern Town Hall over... LEARN MORE
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Chris Orr and Gavin Brown https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/05/chris-orr-and-gavin-brown/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 06:27:37 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5060 <p>Sacellum Sacellum (pron: sa-chell-um): a small chapel within a church, or a sanctuary dedicated to a deity Sacellum is an infected confection of the sacred and technology. A melancholic wink... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/05/chris-orr-and-gavin-brown/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/05/chris-orr-and-gavin-brown/">Chris Orr and Gavin Brown</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Sacellum Sacellum (pron: sa-chell-um): a small chapel within a church, or a sanctuary dedicated to a deity Sacellum is an infected confection of the sacred and technology. A melancholic wink... LEARN MORE Sacellum (pron: sa-chell-um): a small chapel within a church, or a sanctuary dedicated to a deity
Sacellum is an infected confection of the sacred and technology. A melancholic wink at consumerism
and spirituality. A dialogue between a certain past and an uncertain future. Chris Orr reclaims
engravings of Renaissance images and layers them with a mélange of modern detritus – from
aluminium cans to discarded laptop motherboards – scanned at ultra-high resolution to reveal
surprising new views and hidden landscapes.
Technology is as omnipotent and omnipresent as religion once was, controlling what we see and feel,
for better or worse. In the past, priests and preachers were the exclusive producers of cultural
propaganda, but today this role is subsumed by the ubiquity of our devices and our connection to the
internet.
Sacellum is a contemplation of this control of our hearts and minds; a moving patternation of the
classical and the contemporary. The portals of belief continue to look over us, providing a glimmer of
hope for what lies ahead.
After the Fire
From the end of 2019 into the beginning of 2020, fuelled by years of severe drought, massive
bushfires ravaged much of Australia. Their aftermath had a devastating impact on people and the
land. Thoughts of recovery seemed far from our control. To make sense of it all, Gavin Brown painted
a work called After the Fire – an attempt to find beauty amidst the chaos of the crisis.
And then coronavirus hit. The artist spent the majority of Melbourne’s lockdown in his studio, looking
outward. Once again, everything appeared so ugly. Trying to make sense of this bizarre and difficult
time, Gavin turned his focus to hope. Instead of dwelling on the destruction he chose to concentrate
on the regrowth of Australia’s flowering gums and native flowers. In response to this, he set about
creating optimistic artworks out of that time of devastation.
After the Fire aims to bring a series of works that inspire confidence in the resilience of humankind
and the regrowth of nature.
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Jillian Murray – The Year of Magical Thinking https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/05/jillian-murray-the-year-of-magical-thinking/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 06:26:49 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5058 <p>Described by the New York Times as ‘thrilling and engaging – universal, profound… and uplifting’ Joan Didion’s celebrated memoir is brought to life by Green Room Award-winning actor Jillian Murray... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/05/jillian-murray-the-year-of-magical-thinking/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/05/jillian-murray-the-year-of-magical-thinking/">Jillian Murray – The Year of Magical Thinking</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Described by the New York Times as ‘thrilling and engaging – universal, profound… and uplifting’ Joan Didion’s celebrated memoir is brought to life by Green Room Award-winning actor Jillian Murray... LEARN MORE







Described by the New York Times as ‘thrilling and engaging – universal, profound… and uplifting’ Joan Didion’s celebrated memoir is brought to life by Green Room Award-winning actor Jillian Murray in a critically-acclaimed solo performance that reunites her with director Laurence Strangio.
This highly personal account of loss through the lens of hope unpacks a surreal and overwhelming time in Didion’s life as she faces the sudden loss of her husband John, and later her daughter Quintana.
Deeply moving, sometimes funny, and ultimately joyful, this is one woman’s story of the journey to find acceptance, and the lessons learnt in letting go.










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Stephen A Russell https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/05/stephen-a-russell-13/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 06:25:58 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5050 <p>Stephen talks to David and Neil about what’s on in Melbourne.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/06/05/stephen-a-russell-13/">Stephen A Russell</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Stephen talks to David and Neil about what’s on in Melbourne.
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Resolution X https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/30/resolution-x/ Mon, 30 May 2022 05:59:25 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5042 <p>There are some really intriguing illuminations – Now Breathe created by Resolution X collaborators Jamie Russell, David Bartholomeusz and Kait Hall transforms the square’s urban forest into a living, breathing organism through the interplay of high-spec lighting... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/30/resolution-x/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/30/resolution-x/">Resolution X</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> There are some really intriguing illuminations – Now Breathe created by Resolution X collaborators Jamie Russell, David Bartholomeusz and Kait Hall transforms the square’s urban forest into a living, breathing organism through the interplay of high-spe...





















There are some really intriguing illuminations – Now Breathe created by Resolution X collaborators Jamie Russell, David Bartholomeusz and Kait Hall transforms the square’s urban forest into a living, breathing organism through the interplay of high-spec lighting tubes with a soundscape of over 250 recordings of human breaths.
























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Victorian Pride Centre Gallery Exhibition Expression of Interest https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/30/victorian-pride-centre-gallery-exhibition-expression-of-interest/ Mon, 30 May 2022 05:58:21 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5040 <p>The Victorian Pride Centre is a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful space for all LGBTIQ+ communities and their allies. Our vision is a world where every LGBTIQ+ person has a place... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/30/victorian-pride-centre-gallery-exhibition-expression-of-interest/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/30/victorian-pride-centre-gallery-exhibition-expression-of-interest/">Victorian Pride Centre Gallery Exhibition Expression of Interest</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The Victorian Pride Centre is a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful space for all LGBTIQ+ communities and their allies. Our vision is a world where every LGBTIQ+ person has a place... LEARN MORE Our vision is a world where every LGBTIQ+ person has a place where they are welcomed, valued, respected and celebrated.
Our purpose is to connect, support and amplify LGBTIQ+ voices, resources, services and groups so that our communities are cohesive, resilient and thrive.
The Pride Centre’s visual arts programming has a focus on art by LGBTIQ+ artists and/or art that focuses on LGBTIQ+ issues. Visual arts at the Pride Centre should reflect the diversity of LGBTIQA+ communities and be a catalyst for dialogue both within the LGBTIQA+ community and with the wider community.
The Pride Centre provides opportunities for visual arts and archival display through programming, gallery exhibitions and display of art in other suitable spaces in the Pride Centre, including the Pride Gallery. The Pride Gallery is programmed by the Visual Arts Working Group, a voluntary group of LGBTQIA+ artists and art workers.
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Anything for You – Song Tailors https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/30/anything-for-you-song-tailors/ Mon, 30 May 2022 05:57:22 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5038 <p>ANYTHING FOR YOU is the 38th commercial release for Australian songwriter Ruth Picker under the Song Tailors brand. This neo-soul track marks the return of U.S based vocalist Dylan Kline... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/30/anything-for-you-song-tailors/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/30/anything-for-you-song-tailors/">Anything for You – Song Tailors</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> ANYTHING FOR YOU is the 38th commercial release for Australian songwriter Ruth Picker under the Song Tailors brand. This neo-soul track marks the return of U.S based vocalist Dylan Kline... LEARN MORE Picker under the Song Tailors brand. This neo-soul track marks the return of U.S
based vocalist Dylan Kline to the fold and pays homage to classic sounds, featuring
a live band with Ruth Picker on the keys.
‘I’m proud of having written this song in a neo-soul style and feel it demonstrates
my growth as a songwriter and musician. It’s been a pleasure to work with Dylan
again as he delivers the song’s meaning with heartfelt emotion.’ ‘I’m excited about
the sound of this song which is our third collaboration with Dylan. I hope listeners
enjoy the live band groove together with the message of unconditional love.’
Ruth Picker
‘It’s honestly my favourite collaboration we’ve done so far. Really a testament to the
great song writing, great producing and musicians on the track. I am happy to have
been a small part of its success too. I am excited to see what the world thinks of this
track.’
Dylan Kline
The Song Tailors is an Australian creative platform creating opportunities for both
established and upcoming artists worldwide.
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DIRT https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/30/dirt-2/ Mon, 30 May 2022 05:55:48 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5036 <p>A casualty of the 2021 Victoria Lockdown, Wil King (ABC/Netflix’s Why Are You Like This, Strangers in Between) and their real-life partner, award-winner Patrick Livesey (The Boy, George, Gone Girls)... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/30/dirt-2/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/30/dirt-2/">DIRT</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> A casualty of the 2021 Victoria Lockdown, Wil King (ABC/Netflix’s Why Are You Like This, Strangers in Between) and their real-life partner, award-winner Patrick Livesey (The Boy, George, Gone Girls)... LEARN MORE Are You Like This, Strangers in Between) and their real-life partner,
award-winner Patrick Livesey (The Boy, George, Gone Girls) now finally
bring Melbourne audiences Angus Cameron’s gripping new work; DIRT.
Directed by Bronwen Coleman (The Actors Studio, NYC), DIRT is a thrilling and seductive exploration of sexuality,
solidarity and persecution. A multi-award winning production, it scooped four awards at the 2021 Adelaide Fringe
Festival, two at the 2022 Fringe World, was nominated for Best Independent Production by The Adelaide Critics
Circle Awards, and has earned over a dozen five-star reviews.
Traversing the compelling course of one night, DIRT presents as a simple meet cute – but all is not as it seems.
When a Russian and an Australian walk into a bar in modern-day Moscow, they decide to drink and party togeth-
er – but both need something from the other, and both have something to hide.
“Wil and I had talked a lot about queer persecution across the Russian Federation and were aware that not many
people in Australia knew what was happening.”, explains Actor/Producer Patrick Livesey.
“During the 2020 lockdown we decided to commission Angus Cameron to raise money for LGBTQIA+ organisations
in Russia and Ukraine. DIRT is a thriller that really plays with the audience’s perception of what is real and what is
not. We wanted the tone of the work to emulate the experience of being persecuted, of having to be on guard
constantly. It’s hard to bring thrillers and live theatre together, but we feel we’ve achieved that here.”
Proudly supported by the City of Stonnington, Regional Arts Victoria through their Sustaining Creative Workers
Initiative and amplified by Melbourne Fringe through their Cash for Creatives program this electrifying hot ticket
season runs for two weeks only and promises to be a highlight on the Victorian arts calendar – not to be missed.
Written by Angus Cameron – Directed by Bronwen Coleman – Performed by Wil King and Patrick Livesey – Sound
Design by MzRizk – Lighting Design by Matt Ralph – Dramaturgy by Alice Qin

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Helmut Newton – In Focus https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/30/helmut-newton-in-focus/ Mon, 30 May 2022 05:54:53 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5034 <p>The Jewish Museum of Australia: Gandel Centre of Judaica, in collaboration with PHOTO 2022 and the Helmut Newton Foundation, presents HELMUT NEWTON: In Focus, a landmark exhibition of one of... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/30/helmut-newton-in-focus/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/30/helmut-newton-in-focus/">Helmut Newton – In Focus</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> The Jewish Museum of Australia: Gandel Centre of Judaica, in collaboration with PHOTO 2022 and the Helmut Newton Foundation, presents HELMUT NEWTON: In Focus, a landmark exhibition of one of... LEARN MORE Helmut Newton Foundation, presents HELMUT NEWTON: In Focus, a landmark exhibition of one of
the fashion industry’s most prolific photographers and provocateurs. Tickets are now on sale ahead of the
exhibition’s Friday 29 April opening.
Known for his eyebrow-raising images and voyeuristic worldview, which changed the fashion landscape
forever, HELMUT NEWTON: In Focus will provide a new look at the life and legacy of the man behind the
lens. Celebrating Newton’s extraordinary personal story of reinvention and determination, the expansive
survey will include never-before-seen details of his remarkable upbringing alongside highlights from
Newton’s career as one of the most influential and visionary fashion photographers of all time.
Carefully curated by the Jewish Museum to explore the early years Newton spent working and living in
Melbourne, this is a global story with a uniquely Australian influence. Featuring a fascinating collection of
letters, diary entries and photographs, the flagship exhibition will shine a light on Newton’s Jewish roots and
early days in Berlin before charting his post-war life as an ‘enemy alien’ in regional Victoria and later work in
Melbourne.
Before leaving for Paris in 1961, where his risqué photography saw him dubbed the ‘King of Kink’, Helmut
would first begin to harness his skills in Melbourne. With little money and no connections, Newton opened
a photography studio on the top floor of a building in Melbourne’s Flinders Lane in 1946 and set about
establishing a career as a photographer in fashion, social and theatre circles. The exhibition will also
include insights into Helmut’s relationship with his Australian-born wife, the acclaimed actress, artist, and
photographer June Newton, who he met in Melbourne at this time. Through this period, Newton forged
a lasting bond with Melbourne (and with Australia, more broadly); a chapter of his life the exhibition will
capture like never before.
Over the course of his fifty-year career, Newton would go on to push boundaries and challenge norms
surrounding the depiction of femininity, sexuality and desire in the arts and the media. He photographed
countless high-profile women at the forefront of the world stage, including Grace Jones, Isabella
Rosselini, Claudia Schiffer, and even Margaret Thatcher. Helmut’s photography appeared in leading
international fashion magazines from Vanity Fair to Vogue, with more than sixty covers for Vogue Italia
attributed to Newton.
“We’re so looking forward to sharing HELMUT NEWTON: In Focus with our visitors – a program that will
inspire, challenge and undoubtedly leave an imprint on all who journey with us,” said Jewish Museum
of Australia Director and CEO, Jessica Bram. “Not only will the exhibition showcase Newton’s iconic,
trailblazing, and at times controversial works, it will also, and perhaps more significantly, share details
of the lesser known aspects of Helmut’s Jewish heritage and his formative and ambitious twenty-year
chapter here in Australia.”
With around 200 items on display, from original photographs and magazines – including the first edition
of Australian Vogue (1959) – and a trove of personal artefacts and letters from the Helmut Newton
Foundation, HELMUT NEWTON: In Focus will zoom into the unique story of Newton. The result is a
panoramic picture, never-before-seen, of the personal and historical forces that would go on to shape the
life and career of the visionary photographer.

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Rohan Shearn is Back. https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/30/rohan-shearn-is-back-2/ Mon, 30 May 2022 05:54:05 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5027 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/30/rohan-shearn-is-back-2/">Rohan Shearn is Back.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p>
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Harbinger of Death – Rising https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/23/harbinger-of-death-rising/ Mon, 23 May 2022 04:23:25 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5016 <p>With cigarette smoke curling through the air, and Jatz cracker crumbs settling on the carpet, Maureen sits before you. You’re her guest, so you’d better sit up and listen. It’s... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/23/harbinger-of-death-rising/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/23/harbinger-of-death-rising/">Harbinger of Death – Rising</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> With cigarette smoke curling through the air, and Jatz cracker crumbs settling on the carpet, Maureen sits before you. You’re her guest, so you’d better sit up and listen. It’s... LEARN MORE It’s in this bohemian living room, accompanied by minimal props or costume, that writer and performer Jonny Hawkins transforms into Maureen: a razor tongued doyenne with stories to tell, inspired by Hawkins’ friend and self-described “working class glamour queen”.
Co-created with director Nell Ranney, Maureen: Harbinger of Death, is a celebration of the rich lives of older women. It lifts up the wisdom, experience, vitality, kindness and humour of women too often overlooked or dismissed by society. A night of wit, imagination and storytelling.

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Golden Square – Rising https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/23/golden-square-rising/ Mon, 23 May 2022 04:22:27 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5014 <p>Golden Square is RISING’s swirling art car park—three levels of art, performance, parades and rooftop bars. Smack bang in the middle of the longest continuous Chinatown in the West is a... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/23/golden-square-rising/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/23/golden-square-rising/">Golden Square – Rising</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Golden Square is RISING’s swirling art car park—three levels of art, performance, parades and rooftop bars. Smack bang in the middle of the longest continuous Chinatown in the West is a... LEARN MORE Smack bang in the middle of the longest continuous Chinatown in the West is a twisting maze of contemporary art. Cultures, religions and identities overlap with new iterations of centuries-old folklore. Rough concrete pillars, glowing pyramids and a capitalist mega-church are the architecture of our multi-level exhibition of ritual, mythology and digital spirituality.

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St.Kilda Film Festival https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/23/st-kilda-film-festival/ Mon, 23 May 2022 04:21:37 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5012 <p>St Kilda Film Festival is Australia’s largest and longest-running short film festival. The Festival is an Academy Awards qualifying event, showcasing Australia’s emerging cinema.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/23/st-kilda-film-festival/">St.Kilda Film Festival</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> St Kilda Film Festival is Australia’s largest and longest-running short film festival. The Festival is an Academy Awards qualifying event, showcasing Australia’s emerging cinema.
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Fart Fabulous – Rising https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/23/fart-fabulous-rising/ Mon, 23 May 2022 04:20:44 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5018 <p>Fart Fabulous is a farty party for grands, grandkids and teenagers alike. A playful, punk variety show bursting with circus, drag, dance, visual art and live music. From the team behind Fu#k... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/23/fart-fabulous-rising/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/23/fart-fabulous-rising/">Fart Fabulous – Rising</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Fart Fabulous is a farty party for grands, grandkids and teenagers alike. A playful, punk variety show bursting with circus, drag, dance, visual art and live music. From the team behind Fu#k... LEARN MORE From the team behind Fu#k Fabulous, this genre-bending bonanza with multi-generational appeal offers a bold vision of a queer new world, that embraces difference in all its messy glory. Reverberating with the rock and roll spirit, the cast remind us that bodies have folds, make noises and come in all sizes, shapes and genders—all of them are valid and all of them fart.
Fart Fabulous is a jam-packed hour of queer celebration, rebellious performance, comedy and joyful anarchy.

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Venus Virgin Tomarz https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/23/venus-virgin-tomarz-2/ Mon, 23 May 2022 04:19:48 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5006 <p>Finally, after two long yearsof lockdown Robert Earp and Venus Tomarz will launch Venus Virgin Tomarz. Two brilliant minds come together for the Venus Virgin Tomarz photographic exhibition showing this... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/23/venus-virgin-tomarz-2/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/23/venus-virgin-tomarz-2/">Venus Virgin Tomarz</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Finally, after two long yearsof lockdown Robert Earp and Venus Tomarz will launch Venus Virgin Tomarz. Two brilliant minds come together for the Venus Virgin Tomarz photographic exhibition showing this... LEARN MORE Finally, after two long yearsof lockdown Robert Earp and Venus Tomarz will launch Venus Virgin Tomarz.
Two brilliant minds come together for the Venus Virgin Tomarz photographic exhibition showing this
May in Melbourne’s, CBD. Combining the electrifying conceptual photography of Robert
Earp and the ‘surreal realness’ of Venus Virgin Tomarz. This is an exhibition that goes
beyond gender to a meeting of minds and worlds. The exhibition is named after Earp’s
‘divalicious’ collaborator and muse whilst the work explores the journey of gender and
transition between worlds.
The true story of Venus Virgin Tomarz is told in hyper-colourful composite photographs
that recall the sci-fi kitsch of yesteryear. “Venus’s idea of taking 1960s sci-fi as the metaphor
of her story of transgender, I just thought that was brilliant,” said Robert Earp, Photomaker.
“I’ve always loved the magician’s trick where you’re at a magic show and there is a woman
floating […] you know in your head there are strings attached but you still feel as though she
is really floating. In this work I have conceptualised Venus as my floating muse”.
In Earp’s images, entire galaxies and epic encounters have been created in minute detail,
using everyday household items as the building blocks; the stars are bicarbonate soda;
chalk dust becomes star dust; the moon a swirl of poured beer while a Kitchenaid blender
whips up tornadoes and alien flesh is created from fish in Earp’s own tank.
Earp came to acclaim early on in his career with an exhibition at the National Gallery of
Victoria with only his third roll of film. Fast forward and he was quickly embraced by the
commercial and fashion world making his name as a ‘maker’ of photographs, turning
concepts into art.
For Venus this was a meeting of minds “This art extravaganza is an astounding collaboration
between myself and Photomaker, Robert Earp” said Venus “who believed in the idea and
these important art dimensions for the globe. I have pure respect for the understanding, the
beauty and passion for detail of this production team of professionals.”
In this exhibition, nothing is as it appears and the piece poses profound questions around
perception, ideology, society and the future. Where are we going and how are we getting
there? Will we be able to accept each other in whatever guise we appear?
“Behind it all, the narrative is about equality, really,” says Earp. “It’s also about that fight between
Venus and Mars in the classic sense from literature – you know, men are from Mars and women
are from Venus. That fight is in everybody.”
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Stephen A Russell https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/23/stephen-a-russell-12/ Mon, 23 May 2022 04:18:58 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=5004 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/23/stephen-a-russell-12/">Stephen A Russell</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p>
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Cruel Intentions : The 90’s Musical https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/18/cruel-intentions-the-90s-musical/ Wed, 18 May 2022 04:37:53 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4994 <p>Based on the film starring Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Michelle Gellar comes Cruel Intentions, the ultimate ‘90s throwback. Featuring back to back iconic songs including Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve),  Every... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/18/cruel-intentions-the-90s-musical/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/18/cruel-intentions-the-90s-musical/">Cruel Intentions : The 90’s Musical</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Based on the film starring Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Michelle Gellar comes Cruel Intentions, the ultimate ‘90s throwback. Featuring back to back iconic songs including Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve),  Every... LEARN MORE

Based on the film starring Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Michelle Gellar comes Cruel Intentions, the ultimate ‘90s throwback.
Featuring back to back iconic songs including Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve),  Every You and Every Me (Placebo), Bye Bye Bye (*NSYNC), Sometimes (Britney Spears), Just A Girl (No Doubt), Foolish Games (Jewel), Genie In A Bottle (Christina Aguilera), Breakfast At Tiffany’s (Deep Blue Something), Kiss Me (Sixpence None the Richer), Iris (Goo Goo Dolls), Candy (Mandy Moore)  I’ll Make Love To You (Boyz II Men) and more!






Drawing you deep into the manipulative world of Manhattan’s most tempting liaisons: Sebastian and Kathryn are seduced by revenge and fuelled by passion. Set out to ravage the virtuous Annette Hargrove and anyone who gets in their way, the siblings find themselves entangled in a web of secrets, temptation, and the cruelest game of all: love.
Are you ready to make your wager?  Missing out might just ruin your reputation…
Happy hunting!




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Hercules https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/18/hercules/ Wed, 18 May 2022 04:36:53 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4990 <p>Hercules was seen as a hero, a great protector and a role model. However, the lesser-known story of his violent murder of his wife and children is all but forgotten.... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/18/hercules/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/18/hercules/">Hercules</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Hercules was seen as a hero, a great protector and a role model. However, the lesser-known story of his violent murder of his wife and children is all but forgotten.... LEARN MORE













































Hercules was seen as a hero, a great protector and a role model. However, the lesser-known story of his violent murder of his wife and children is all but forgotten.

A powerful and challenging new work created by the acclaimed Daniel Schlusser Ensemble, Hercules is an unflinching attempt to topple hero-worshipping and idolisation while grappling with incomprehensible acts of violence.

Taking the twelve labours of Hercules as its entry point, Hercules is a visionary work of theatre that excavates the violence that lies beneath the myth of the hero.

Performed by a trio of fearless female performers: Mary-Helen Sassman, Katherine Tonkin and Edwina Wren, Hercules draws on Euripides, meme culture and contemporary politics as well as personal insights from the performers, who are mothers of young boys.

Hercules is a multi-modal theatre work. Three performers are trapped inside a kindergarten room that is suffocating in tragedy until it cracks open to reveal powerful symbolic and mythological worlds.

Daniel Schlusser said it has been almost 10 years since the ensemble presented its acclaimed M+M in Melbourne, “Our newest work tackles a range of social realities – the pressures of hyper-productivity, particularly on mothers and carers; culturally codified misogyny; and the tragic consequences of confused masculinity, heroism and coercive control.”

“Hercules is a complicated love affair with a hero. We are devising a theatrical poem that investigates heroism, surrounded by violence, infanticide, divinity and madness,” said Schlusser.

Arts House Artistic Director, Emily Sexton, welcomes Daniel Schlusser Ensemble, “This is a timely and politically urgent work on a topic that has received less attention that it should as we’ve navigated the challenges of the pandemic. We could not be in safer hands than with these exceptional artists, and I trust them fully to create a theatrical world that both surprises and challenges us in equal measure.”




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Mr Macrame (Aka Pete) https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/18/mr-macrame-aka-pete/ Wed, 18 May 2022 04:36:07 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4988 <p>Pete can trace a knitting and knotting obsession all the way back to Newcastle, UK, where his grandparents owned an arts and craft shop. Sadly for Pete, it was very... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/18/mr-macrame-aka-pete/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/18/mr-macrame-aka-pete/">Mr Macrame (Aka Pete)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Pete can trace a knitting and knotting obsession all the way back to Newcastle, UK, where his grandparents owned an arts and craft shop. Sadly for Pete, it was very... LEARN MORE

Pete can trace a knitting and knotting obsession all the way back to Newcastle, UK, where his grandparents owned an arts and craft shop. Sadly for Pete, it was very much a “look don’t touch” situation, and his passion continued to bubble away under the surface.
It wasn’t until Melbourne was plunged into lockdown due to COVID-19 that Pete’s craft came into its own. Using locally sourced materials, Pete specialises in working natural materials into knots and patterns to create exquisite wall hangings, plant hangers, and wearable art.
Since operating as a business in 2018 Mr Macramè now hosts workshops for people to come and learn the craft, opened an Atelier as part of the ‘Renew Fitzroy Street’ initiative, stocks Macramè cords and rope for other macrame makers, all while working on a DIY book soon to be published later this year.
His latest artistic venture into Macramé Artwear has already gained interest from festival productions, boudoir photo shoots and story telling photographers. With some exciting new projects on the horizon for 2022, Pete is always looking to collaborate with other like minded creatives in events and performances to showcase Macramè as a more modern, contemporary art form.




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Hamilton https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/18/hamilton/ Wed, 18 May 2022 04:35:17 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4986 <p>Celebrating their first performance in Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Australian company have been invigorated by the enthusiasm of Melburnians, who have been awaiting performances since the season was announced in... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/18/hamilton/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/18/hamilton/">Hamilton</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Celebrating their first performance in Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Australian company have been invigorated by the enthusiasm of Melburnians, who have been awaiting performances since the season was announced in... LEARN MORE





Celebrating their first performance in Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Australian company have been invigorated by the enthusiasm of Melburnians, who have been awaiting performances since the season was announced in May 2021.
Jason Arrow, who was living in Melbourne when he learned he had been cast as Alexander Hamilton, is thrilled to be back in the city.
“The atmosphere last night was just incredible – thank you Melbourne for embracing us so wholeheartedly! We can already tell how spectacular this season is going to be, in such a beautiful theatre with awesome audiences, the energy is electric. It’s going to be fun!”
Producer Michael Cassel also celebrated the start of the highly anticipated season.
“It’s such an exciting time to be starting a new chapter of the Hamilton story in Melbourne, sharing this phenomenal show with a new city. The reaction from the people of Melbourne has been overwhelming, there’s so much excitement and anticipation in the air, so it’s amazing to be up and running with performances!”








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Hearth https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/18/hearth/ Wed, 18 May 2022 04:22:42 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4984 <p>Australian playwright Fleur Murphy premieres a compelling new drama about family and belonging. I’ve been extremely humbled by the response we’ve received from various communities and individuals throughout the development... </p> <p><a class="btn btn-md btn-default" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/18/hearth/">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/18/hearth/">Hearth</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Australian playwright Fleur Murphy premieres a compelling new drama about family and belonging. I’ve been extremely humbled by the response we’ve received from various communities and individuals throughout the development... LEARN MORE








Australian playwright Fleur Murphy premieres a compelling new drama about family and belonging.





I’ve been extremely humbled by the response we’ve received from various communities and individuals throughout the development of the work. What’s been amazing is the space it’s provided others to share their own stories of hope and resilience – whether in the rehearsal room, the classroom, over a cuppa and a scone after a reading, or in the theatre foyer. After all the pivots, cancellations, and rescheduling throughout the last two years, I’m looking forward to finally bringing HEARTH to the stage,” said Murphy.
Forged in the exploration of an environmental threat Australians know all too well – an approaching bushfire, HEARTH brilliantly strikes the balance between pathos and humour, immediately drawing audiences in with its witty and lyrical dialogue, relatable characters and timely themes.
It’s the 7th of February 2009 – forever known in Australia’s history as Black Saturday. It’s also Tom Robinson’s 18th birthday. Celebrations kick off at the family’s Kinglake home and nothing seems out of the ordinary. But tensions start to rise between Tom and his older brother Matthew, along with the temperature outside, and before the ice-cream cake has time to melt a deeply held family secret is revealed. Will bringing everything out in the open finally give the Robinsons the peace and acceptance they’ve constantly struggled for – or will it tear them further apart and make them question the very structure they’ve tried to uphold?
Urgent, heartfelt, at times hilarious, and achingly raw, this play investigates how good intentions can slowly erode away and reveal the cracks in the foundation of a family. It poses the questions: What makes a family? Is it love, blood or law? And, what breaks a family?
“The play is inspired by a number of things: my own upbringing in a small country town, family secrets and the heartbreaking accounts from those involved in the Black Saturday bushfires. In the beginning it may look like a familiar family drama but it’s a play scorched in secrets and trauma. For me, HEARTH is about striving for a sense of belonging and a desperate yearning to heal,” Murphy said.






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Artist Luciano and Amelia Dowling talk about even more beautiful IRL https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/09/artist-luciano-talks-about-even-more-beautiful-irl/ Sun, 08 May 2022 23:51:33 +0000 https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/?p=4966 <p>Luciano talks to Neil and David about his recent works.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts/2022/05/09/artist-luciano-talks-about-even-more-beautiful-irl/">Artist Luciano and Amelia Dowling talk about even more beautiful IRL</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://joy.org.au/sundayarts">Sunday Arts Magazine</a>.</p> Luciano talks to Neil and David about his recent works.
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