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  1. Molloch Dreaming by Dino Damiani

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    Aboriginal painter Dino Damiani is a focused high achiever.

    Also a gifted musician and writer, Dino is driven by an overwhelming passion to create and express.

    Throughout his school years Dino was a star tennis player whose idol was John McEnroe. He was destined to be a National Champion, however life had other plans.

    It was later in life that Dino picked up the paint brush. Since then Dino has taken great delight and found endless freedom in manifesting his beautiful and magical dreaming on canvas.

    ART CONNECTED - For details go to WWW.KEDEM.COM.AU
    Sunday 26 March 2017
    11am to 5pm
    KING DAVID HALL - 520 ORRONG RD, ARMADALE

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  2. Spiderbait Mojo

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    Spiderbait is one of Australia’s rock’n’roll national treasures.


    Damien Whitty, Janet English and Kram or Mark Anthony Maher have played together since they were 12 years old.

    Decades of musical collaboration, creativity and god given talent reveal a powerfully loving and mutually supportive bond that is irresistible to their world wide fan base, devotees of a spiritual variety!

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    I experienced my maiden voyage on starship Spiderbait last night at Melbourne’s iconic music venue the Corner Hotel in Richmond.

    We arrived at 10pm and the room was SOLD OUT packed to the rafters and Spiderbait were in full flight. ...
  3. Tim Finn : White Cloud at Fairfax Studio

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    It is January 2017 and Fairfax Studio in Melbourne’s Art Centre is full of Tim Finn, Split Enz and Crowded House fans. A little older and perhaps wiser.


    The show is White Cloud: a Tim Finn, Ken Duncum and Sue Healey collaboration.

    This production has circled the globe with success for quite a while. Like all great performances and musical scores it is received by this audience with reverence and love.

    Tim Finn enters the stage confident, comfortable looking strong and very handsome underneath his signature shock of white curles. Also on stage are his guitar, ukulele, grand piano, wooden flute and his supremely talented accompanying guitarist who follows his ...
  4. White Cloud: Tim Finn at Arts Centre Melbourne

    By Tim Finn and Ken Duncum with film by Sue Healey

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    "Savage something that we need to remember
    From the wreck of history
    Family images of fading splendour
    Where they lead I’m following...”
    - Tim Finn, White Cloud

    Tim Finn
    , legendary New Zealand singer-songwriter, member of Crowded House and founding member of SplitEnz, will perform White Cloud - a musing meditative performance about family, identity and home - this January atArts Centre Melbourne.

    White Cloud alchemises observation and contemplation, photographs and journals, narrative and music to deliver apotent celebration of family, ancestry ...
  5. Forbid Yourself Nothing by artist Benjamin Box

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    Melbourne based artist, writer and free verse poet Benjamin Box is an anathema. Or at least that’s what he believes his latest art buyer thinks of him.

    After commissioning his latest work: ‘Forbid Yourself Nothing.’, a large size spray paint and acrylic on canvass; the buyer in question: …”ran for the hills upon completion of the work and didn’t even have the manners to sling me a modest materials fee.”

    I thought it may have been a case of sour grapes until Ben showed me the two ‘test prints’ or ‘studies’ he’d sent the buyer before commencing the final picture.

    “There’s a special place in hell for buyers like that.” he informed me.

    Not only did this ...
  6. Temperature Vermillion art gallery

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    Barry Humphries with daughter Emily Humphries, creator and curator of Temperature Vermillion.
    Lured from a sojourn in the cool Tasmanian rain forests, national Icon and veteran art collector Barry Humphries who is lovingly known around the world as Dame Edna Everidge housewife superstar did not miss the preview launch of St Kilda’s Temperature Vermillion art gallery; created and curated by his youngest daughter artist, poet and entrepreneur Emily Humphries.

    Earmarked to be one of St Kilda’s hottest and most sought after art spaces, Temperature Vermillion’s preview launch hosted the works of three unique and talented artists, Tasmanian born photographer
    Lucia Rossi, Melbourne’s own painter
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  7. New ArtSpace launch 20 Nov hosted by Emily Sarah Humphries

  8. Regression written by Gabrial Bergmoser directed by Joachim Matschoss



    Funny, moving and thought provoking, Regression explores identity and nostalgia, examining the ways in which people change over time and how the past informs our present whether we want it to or not.

    Written by Gabriel Bergmoser the 2015 winner of the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award and directed by internationally renowned playwright Joachim Matschoss, Regression will run for a limited season at Allpress Studio in Collingwood, from August 22- 27. With a talented cast including Tim Constantine, Jason Jeffries, Tom Reed and Samantha Cunnane and innovative use of live music and multimedia, Regression will be an immersive, ...
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  9. Latest eNews: TREVOR – the reviews are in + EXTINCTION opening in Melbourne

    TREVOR – the reviews are in…




    After an opening weekend of packed houses, TREVOR by Nick Jones has audiences and critics raving.

    Don’t miss this “funny and poignant” production; tickets are moving fast…“Denis Moore directs this impressive, dynamic production with wit and assurance and Kelly’s performance as Trevor is inspired, audacious, impeccably timed, physically adroit and very, very funny….”???? – Herald Sun

    “Refined and exceptionally well acted.” – The Australian

    “another example … of Red Stitch’s reliable ability to stun and capture the best contemporary western work …. the sort of performance
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  10. Latest eNews: EXTINCTION on tour | TREVOR coming soon | Buy 4 & Save



    WELCOME TO THE SECOND ACT


    With THE HONEY BEES closing next week, we’re almost halfway through our 2016 program.



    Many of this year’s shows to date have sold out, so why not guarantee your seats for the remaining events and save money with a Four Play Pass?




    As a bonus offer, secure your Pass before THE HONEY BEES closes on 16 July, and you’ll receive a signed copy of Tom Holloway’s brand new play SUNSHINE, to debut at Red Stitch in October.

    To spoil yourself or someone special, buy your pass today.

    COMING SOON
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  11. Straight White Men



    Beneath the surface, there is a lot being said in Straight White Men as it follows the most banal of Christmas’s spent with family, a situation or scenario that many would have either enjoyed or endured, and as such this scenario provides a relatable counter balance to an undescribed reality that exists outside of these walls.

    The biggest drama to unfold within this narrative centres on the perceived notions of what professional success means to the individual, which is as much as a statement about society as anything else. It is what is left unsaid that fosters the strongest sense ill-feeling, skirting past issues of gender, religion, race and ...

    Updated 19th June 2016 at 07:20 PM by Mick Pacholli

    Categories
    Theatre Reviews , TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide , Theatre
  12. SOUNDWALK COLLECTIVE WITH JESSE PARIS SMITH FEATURING PATTI SMITH | New album ‘Killer Road’ out September 2 through Bella Union/[PIAS]




    A shimmering ambient tone, an electronic underlay to the lulling chatter of crickets, makes way for the unmistakable voice of Patti Smith, quietly intoning, ominously, “The killer road is waiting for you / like a finger, pointing in the night.” Currently premiering on Pitchfork, the album’s opening and title track can be heard here, and is out now (via iTunes).Bella Union and [PIAS]/Mushroom are thrilled to announce the release of Killer Road, a collaborative project between Soundwalk Collective, Patti Smith and Jesse Paris Smith, on 2 September, 2016.

    Behind the music and concept of Killer Road is international trio Soundwalk Collective – Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli and Kamran Sadeghi, plus Patti Smith’s
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    Updated 21st June 2016 at 03:23 AM by Mick Pacholli

    Categories
    Toorak Times - Socially Aware , TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide , Music
  13. 15th Birthday Party Celebrations at Red Stitch



    Sunday 12 June 2016

    Thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate turning 15. If you missed it, here is Artistic Director Ella Caldwell’s speech from the night.

    Hi everyone.

    Just over 15 years ago I was an excited 19 year old, sitting next to my new acquaintance David Whiteley, in one of the first social gatherings of this new little company, in a small room in Inkerman St.
    I was overwhelmed to have been selected from over 300 actors auditioning in the first round for the Ensemble, and I was the youngest and greenest of the group. I distinctly remember enjoying Dave’s company, his ‘wisened’ perspective of being
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  14. Join our Party 12 June | THE HONEY BEES trailer | Thanks for your support



    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US

    This month, we are kicking up our heels to celebrate 15 years of making vital and thought-provoking Australian theatre.

    Thanks to the generous support of the City of Port Phillip, Red Stitch is partying in style at the historic St Kilda Town Hall, with music from fabulous DJ Bex Cav and Johnny Wonderpants, and delicious canapés from our good friends at Suzie Wong.

    We even have complimentary drinks to share with you until 9pm.

    We’d love you to come along and share the fun.

    Where: St Kilda Town Hall
    When: 8pm, Sunday 12 June
    Dress: A splash of red
    RSVP: by June ...
  15. Andy Phillips & The Cadillac Walk GIG GUIDE April 15th-24th 2016





    Coming up next week...

    Fri, 22 April, 8pm
    Dancing Dog Cafe (band) - 42 Albert Street, Footscray (map)
    Price: Free
    more details» copy to my calendar

    Sat, 23 April, 8pm
    SoundBar (band)- 1625 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud West (map)
    Price: Free
    more details» copy to my calendar

    Sun, 24 April, 4pm-11pm
    Double G Saloon (Duo then Band) - 8 Octavia Street, Mornington (map)
    Price: Free
    Details: Andy Phillips Acoustic Duo in the Beer Garden! + Band into the
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