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METASYSTEMS

METASYSTEMS is a contemporary dance performance that analyses our human interactions with the environment from the individual to the universal. Through the documentation and translation of the processes taking place at the construction site, METASYSTEMS is an observation of the…

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Cuckoo

“You know who I am, don’t you?” When a young man turns up on Mel and Leo’s doorstep asking for peanut butter on toast and a band aid, they want to believe he might be their missing son…but is he…

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RetroFuturismus

Maude Davey, Anni Davey, Anna Lumb and Gabi Barton present RetroFuturismus, a new future-focussed vaudeville with a retro twist: Post-burlesque, anti internet, completely live! RetroFuturismus will present a fabricated and tightly managed world overseen by the Davey twins channeling the…

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Chris Orr

Bone Idol is the result of Chris Orr’s fascination with the manipulation of digital images as art forms. Orr obsessively scans and photographs a chosen object to achieve optimum light and shade, revealing previously unrecognised terrains through the ensuing layers…

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Gavin Brown

Gavin Brown's exhibition The Printed Painting demonstrates a vibrancy of colour and collage. This exhibition revisits the process of printmaking that was a hallmark of Brown’s early textile designs of the 1980s. As an exploration of changing technological printing methods,…

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Dear Scott—

A playwright’s more or less unrequited correspondence with the Minister/s for Immigration & Border Protection. I’d signed petitions and marched on demonstrations. For all the anger I felt about Australia’s treatment of asylum-seekers, what had I, Noëlle Janaczewska, actually done?…

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Curlew River by Benjamin Britten

Gertrude Opera’s second Culture Project, connecting opera with stories of social justice and humanitarian issues of our time, takes a Benjamin Britten Church Parable loosely based on a medieval Japanese Noh play and moulds to tell a modern tale, of…

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La Mauvaise Réputation

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. PLEASE CALL US ON 03 9662 9966 TO BE ADDED TO THE WAIT-LIST. French gypsy swing virtuosos La Mauvaise Réputation are Australia’s most authentic interpreters of the wild rhythms and passion of 1930s Parisian hot jazz…

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Tamandua

Tamandua play Brazilian Choro (Portuguese word pronounced SHOH-roh), a genre that encapsulates the sonic complexities of jazz, the dance-able rhythms of tango and samba and the subtleties of classical chamber music. The members of Tamandua have all performed regularly with…

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Tomás Arroquero Y Su Grupo

Tomás Arroquero male dance, Jini Lim female dance, Manolo Jaen singer, Kieren Ray guitarist. Dancer Tomás Arroquero sees contemporary Flamenco as an art that evolves from within the dancer, informed and shaped by intense study of the aesthetics and essence of the magnificent, ancient…

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Colder

What if someone you love vanished without a trace? A young boy is separated from his mother and goes missing in Disneyland. Adrift in the artificial world of giant mice and noisy parades, nobody can account for what happened in…

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Meeka

"I opened the door and there was red everywhere. On the desk, on the carpet. About half a metre away, was this hammer. F***ing red as." One morning at a remote Western Australian school in Meekatharra, an Education Department auditor's head is bashed…

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Mozart – Stolen Beauties

“Sweet beauty to be stolen” Don Giovanni - Mozart Ironwood teams up with Anneke Scott, historic horn (UK) to launch their new ABC Classics recording – some rediscovered world premieres of Mozart – stolen by him and by others. Playing…

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Emerging Artist Award 2015

fortyfivedownstairs and Future Leaders present the inaugural Emerging Artist Award 2015. The Emerging Artist Award 2015 brings together the best emerging artists from universities across Victoria for a two-week exhibition. With $3000 of prize money on offer, esteemed judge Ron Ramsey will select…

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Lisa Sewards & Anna Taylor

Flight from Silence honours lost memories and untold experiences. Artists Lisa Sewards and Anna Taylor deliver bodies of work that both complement and define the other. Taylor’s Home Sweet Home - a Memorial for families of veterans is a collection…

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Steph Bolt

Steph Bolt photo documents daily life. The subject matter is deliberately non heroic and celebrates our differences and similarities. Central elements of Bolt’s art practice are photography, travel and colour. Through print and sculptural media she observes, records and explores…

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MR & MRS MACBETH

A radical abstraction by Colin Moody. Directed by Chris Mead. MR & MRS MACBETH is a radical abstraction of Shakespeare's Macbeth. It places literature's most infamous couple in a holding pen of infinite justice. Here all their lost dreams and…

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Palya Art

Palya Art has a long history of working with, and for, Indigenous peoples living in far reaching communities across NorthWest Australia. "PALYA", (a Pintupi greeting word) is an outstanding exhibition of fine, traditional and contemporary Aboriginal artworks, with impeccable provenance, from North West…

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George Papadimas

greyscale spectrum marks George Papadimas' first exhibition in his native Melbourne after a nine-year period of living and working in Ho Chi Minh City and New York City. Papadimas has created a series of works that reflect his ongoing fascination…

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Richard Besley

Richard Besley is a Melbourne based painter who has won acclaim for his contemplative colourist improvisations over the past 15 years. His delicate and ethereal compositions reveal a preoccupation with surfaces, layers and light. Recent Painting features large scale works…

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Saray Iluminado

Saray Iluminado perform Sevdah, the traditional songs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Sephardic Jewish Romances from the Balkans. Its repertoire celebrates the ancient Balkan cities where a multitude of cultures coexisted and thrived in cosmopolitan artistic environments. This repertoire includes songs that…

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Chris Humphries

In this collection of drawings and works on paper, Chris Humphries transports us to central Victoria, inspired by a seven year period spent living on the urban rural fringe of North West Melbourne with his family. Humphries’ interpretation of the…

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SHORTS@45

SHORTS@45 is a new series of readings by authors and actors held every two months, celebrating  the best short story writing at home and overseas. Program two contributors include: Maxine Beneba Clarke Elliot Perlman Paddy O'Reilly Gregory Day SHORTS@45 is curated…

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Brahms and Liszt ANTITHESIS

Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5 Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor Tristan Lee is an Australian pianist rapidly gaining international recognition for his distinctive style and musicianship. Widely sought as a chamber musician and associate artist…

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The Rolling Wave

The Rolling Wave is a recital of music performed by Matthew Horsley on the complex, evocative and eccentric uilleann pipes (Irish bagpipes), as the culmination of his JUMP mentorship with renowned Irish musician Mikie Smyth. The program will include Matthew’s…

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Mel Kerr

Mel Kerr’s practice examines the way in which childhood impacts on our adult life, and how the restrictions in the childhood domestic environment play significant roles in our adult subconscious. The metaphorical cages that we hold onto as a child…

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David Hirst

David Hirst’s practice explores the emotional events that he has experienced during his travels through life and as a research scientist. Hirst seeks to explore the parallels between both fields, ultimately striving to capture emotion and memory so that the…

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Julia Boros

Through the integration and collaboration of different artistic approaches The Fifth Wall derives its name from the projection screen used in a theatre or performance space. A suspended textile installation provides the backdrop to works on paper, collage and sculpture. Red…

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Kaff-eine

Kaff-eine is one of Australia’s premiere female street and contemporary artists. She paints her distinctive characters on walls around the globe, immersing herself in local communities and sharing their stories on their walls. While painting street murals in Manila shantytowns…

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Broken Consorts

Surprise meetings, unexpected vistas, unusual sounds. Ensemble Offspring & Ironwood bring their unique sounds together in this program of mix n match, old meets new. The seventeenth century consort of viols could be ‘broken’ and played by any instrument at…

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