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Melbourne. Arts. Fashion (M.A.F)

Melbourne. Arts. Fashion (M.A.F) is an online Editorial dedicated to bringing you the latest news, reviews and interviews from Melbourne's vibrant Arts and Fashion scenes.

Home to over 4 million people, Melbourne is Australia's second most populated city and is undeniably the country's 'capital of arts and fashion'.

A vibrant city with a great underground vibe, Melbourne is a breeding ground for creativity on every level and boasts some of the world's best performance, visual arts, music, fashion and venues.

With literally thousands of arts and fashion events taking place in Melbourne every year, M.A F will help you keep your finger on the City's creative pulse so you never miss a beat!

  1. Simon P. Lock: The man of the hour

    13/05/2015 - 11:37pmAlana Grech

    For twenty years now the models have walked, the socialites have talked and the world has come to look upon all that our incredible designers have had to showcase at what is now known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.  Read more

  2. MKA riffs on The Lucky Country

    08/05/2015 - 5:40pmJessi Lewis

    Opening next week is the Double Feature presented by local company MKA.  Having developed a reputation for works that continually defy convention the two works being written by Tobias Manderson-Galvin and Morgan Rose  bare no exception to this company’s risk taking formula. Read more

  3. Dave Kelman fights misogyny and violence in Australia

    Western Edge Youth Arts presents the premiere of Iago by the Edge Ensemble, which sees the plot of Shakespeare’s Othello re-imagined inside the confines of a rat-infested boxing gym and spliced with young people’s stories reflecting the cultural diversity of Australian society.

    Told through physical theatre and fast poetic dialogue, Iago is woven with issues including misogyny, male violence, raunch culture and pornography – it’s an in your ­face contemporary theatre reworking. Samsara Dunston sat down with Artistic Director Dave Kelman to talk about his practice, the company and the work.

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    Updated 7th May 2015 at 03:23 PM by Mick Pacholli

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  4. The Ocean - Music Review

    WHAT: The Ocean Collective
    WHEN: Sat 18th April
    WHERE: The Evelyn, Fitzroy
    The dismal weather of the night deterred no one from heading to the Evelyn in Fitzroy. Freezing people were lined up down the street for the sold-out show. German headliners The Ocean were obviously the main drawcard but local act Orsome Welles brought in a healthy display of followers. Brisbane band Caligula’s Horse drew in numerous fans also or else just converted some on the spot – it was hard to tell.

    I was surprised that I hadn’t already discovered The Ocean given they’ve been releasing albums to some critical acclaim and touring the world in support of global acts for several years now. Cursory internet research tells of a ridiculous ...
  5. Times of change

    28/04/2015 - 11:18amSamsara Dunston

    As some of you already know, Melbourne.Arts.Fashion. is undergoing some change.  Our founder and wonderful editor Melynda Von Wayward has taken the opportunity to explore a few other projects in more depth (including writing a book!) and has handed over Melbourne.Arts.Fashion to me, Samsara. Many of you will have seen my name a lot in this publication as I took on the role of sub-editor and increased my editorial contributions this year.  I was looking for an opportunity to expand my responsibilities and the stars aligned for both of us. Read more

  6. Tigers Be Still - Theatre Review

    What: Tigers Be Still
    When: April 22 – May 2
    Where: Metanoia
    Directed by:  Byron Bache
    Performed by:  Emma Caldwell, Samantha Cunningham, Rohan Mirchandaney, and Christopher Welldon.
    Set by:  Byron Bache and Pete Foley
    Costumes by:  Nick Casey
    Lighting by:  Matt Osborn
    Sound by:  Byron Bache
    AV by:  Pete FoleyTigers Be Still is a great play by American playwright Kim Rosenstock.  It is currently being presented by Boutique Theatre at Metanoia in Brunswick.

    Written as part of application to do post graduate studies at Yale, Tigers Be Still is a clever, witty, and poignant play about depression.  It focuses on Sherry, a young art therapist who gets her first job as an art teacher ...
  7. Sunday – Film Review

    What: Sunday
    Where: Simultaneous Multi-Platform Release and Video on Demand websites (Stan, iTunes, Google Play, etc)
    When: May 2
    Directed by: Michelle Joy Lloyd
    Written by: Camille Keenan and Dustin Clare with Michelle Joy Lloyd
    Performed by: Camille Keenan, Dustin Clare, Jacob Tomuri

    A happy ending is not always guaranteed in the modern fairy tale romance – occasionally the dreams our heart makes are cruelly crushed by the reality of the century we live in. We find ourselves increasingly overrun by the materialistic, the financial and those unexpected disasters, which have slowly eroded away the idea that we do and can have it all. So we must do as best we can and make the best of what the world ...
  8. La dolce vita of Sophia Loren

    23/04/2015 - 4:37pmAlana Grech

    Melbourne recently played host to the famous screen siren Sophia Loren. Clad in an eye catching red pants suit and dripping in jewels, the Italian goddess fronted a room full of various media personalities. Speaking in a thick Italian accent, she captivated the room and had the media hanging on her every word. At eighty years old the good looks that made her such an icon certainly haven’t faded, though her desire to travel the long distances to places like Australia has. Read more

  9. Andy Bull - Music Review

    What: Andy Bull 
    When: 17 April
    Where: 170 Russell Andy Bull put on a self-assured show on Friday night for his Talk Too Much tour that left the audience at 170 Russell in raptures.  His vocals were seamless throughout the hour-long set, and he seemed to be enjoying every moment of what he announced would be his last Melbourne show for a while. 

    After a huge start to 2015, with Talk Too Much placing 61st in Triple J’s Hottest 100 and performing at Laneway festival alongside massive acts such as FKA Twigs and Mac Demarco, Bull seemed completely at ease on stage.  Opening with a sensual cover of Tears for Fears’ 1986 hit ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, it was evident that he had everyone under his spell.
    A ...
  10. Behind the Scenes Fashion Shoot for Leiela, featuring Pettifleur Berenger.

    23/04/2015 - 4:21pmJenni Anne

    A high-fashion photo shoot with Real Housewives of Melbourne star Pettifleur Berenger, featuring evening wear designs by label Art du Jour by Leiela and photography by LA photographer Maurice Rinaldi has revealed a fascinating story of chance meetings, creative collaboration and longstanding friendship. Read more

  11. Itching to switch the bitching

    23/04/2015 - 4:08pmAmy Campbell

    Pettifleur Berenger is a surprisingly witty soul. She can snap her fingers and pout like a pro, but beneath the self-proclaimed “fierce” exterior are glimpses of a mischievous character with a contagious giggle. But I guess a good sense of humour and tolerance of the absurd come as prerequisites for those willing to catapult themselves into The Real Housewives world. Titled Switch the Bitch, Berenger’s debut ‘self help’ novel might just show next seasons ladies how to successfully and sexily “handle the Housewife heat.” Read more

  12. Soak - Music Review

    What: Soak
    When: 17th April 2015
    Where: Shadow Electric Making headlines for several years, Ireland's Soak (Bridie Monds-Watson) has been quietly carving a bustling reputation. Appearing for her first Australian tour ahead of her upcoming LP release, her brief and magical set at Shadow Electric both proved why there’s such a buzz, and defied the usual perceptions.

    Of the press releases and biographies of Soak that I've read, the common opening theme is her age. It's a consistent trait when introducing a young artist, where recollections and reviews like to draw attention of their abilities 'at such an age', be it their musical prowess, vocal talent, songwriting elegance, in perhaps jealous disbelief of their accomplishments. ...
  13. Blue Grassy Knoll & Buster Keaton: Three Short Comedies – Comedy Review

    What: Blue Grassy Knoll & Buster Keaton: Three Short Comedies – Part of the 2015 MICF
    When: 18 April
    Where: Melbourne Recital Centre
    Performed by: Blue Grassy Knoll, Frank Woodley (Special Guest)The real old time magic of cinema has long been eroded – gone are the golden days of silent film, now fully replaced by green screen, 3D and speaker systems. But what if, for a moment, you could go back and fall in love with the classics once more?

    Tonight, we revisited one of the greats – Buster Keaton, the celebrated silent film star, who is revered by many as one of the greatest Hollywood film makers of all time due to his ability to marry superb comic timing with the physically astounding tricks and slips that ...
  14. Tripod & MSO: This Gaming Life – Comedy Review

    What: Tripod and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: This Gaming Life – Part of the 2015 MICF
    When: 17 April – 18 April
    Where: Hamer Hall
    Directed by: Andrew Pogson
    Music and Lyrics by: Tripod
    Orchestrations and Main Theme by: Austin Wintory
    Performed by: Tripod, Austin Wintory and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

    Tripod has returned to MICF once again, and this time they have brought some highly talented friends along for the ride. Yon, Scod and Gatesy have teamed up with Grammy award nominated composer Austin Wintory and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to present a tribute to all things video game!
    This Gaming Life, written and composed by Tripod and Wintory, offers an insiders look into the frivolity ...
  15. Le Noir - Circus Review

    Le Noir - Part of the 2015 MICF

    Where: Arts Centre Melbourne – State Theatre

    When: April 9 - 18

    Directed and Choreographed by: Neil Dorward

    Composed by: Julian Wiggins

    Performed by: Carla Broadway, Jeronimo Ernesto, Emilie Fournier, Marie-Christine Fournier, Elena Gatilova, Denis Ignatov, Melek Karakus, Alexandre Lane, Yuliia Lytvynchuk, Carlos Macias, Cecilia Baekgaard Mansson, Ash McCready, Anna Ostepenko, Vadym Pankevych, Gediminas Pavlovicius, Jessica Ritchie, Angelo Rodriguez, Salvador Salangsang, Dasha Shelest, Louis-David Simoneau, Yani Stoyanov, Valeri Tsvetkov,and ...

    Updated 22nd April 2015 at 10:09 PM by Mick Pacholli

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