WICKED is a kid friendly musical that takes place in the Land of Oz, but this untold “true” story of The Witches Of Oz and The Wizard Of Oz, is set during the years before Dorothy brings the house down with her arrival in Oz. The citizens of The Land Of Oz are celebrating the death of The Wicked Witch, when Glinda appears. The musical then continues as an extended flashback of the early lives of these two young women, from their first meeting as sorcery students at the Shiz University. Continue reading WICKED presented by MANLY MUSICAL SOCIETY @ GLEN STREET THEATRE→
The Art Gallery of New South Wales has honoured three generations of Packer family support by naming its major temporary exhibition gallery, currently displaying Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age, the Packer Family Gallery.
TRIPLEPUNKT is a triple bill of dance works featuring a revamped GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS, IS THIS MAKING SCENTS? choreographed by Kara Peake and VOGELSANG a brand new work by Bonnie Curtis Projects. Continue reading TRIPLEPUNKT: DANCE TRIPLE BILL→
TROPFEST has announced the program of TROPTALKS presented by Western Sydney University (13 – 16 February 2018). TROPTALKS returns to their new home at the University’s Parramatta City and Sydney City campuses as part of a week-long extravaganza of events. Continue reading TROPTALKS: TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE→
Following a sold-out Opera House appearance in 2016, the woman who put the pleasure back into food, Nigella Lawson, returns to the Concert Hall stage on Sunday 21 January 2018 for an evening of delectable conversation.
The Australian Chamber Orchestra are renowned the world over for their adventurous and distinctive programming, that sees re-imagined interpretations of celebrated classics stacked alongside performances of ambitious new commissions. They begin 2018 with Three Soloists, Two Premieres and a Collaboration with the Australian National Academy of Music.Continue reading ACO OPENS 2018 WITH TOGNETTI, TCHAIKOVSKY & BRAHMS→
The MATSURI JAPAN FESTIVAL is Sydney’s biggest Japanese event. It is held each year to celebrate Japanese culture and cross-cultural friendship between the people of Japan and Australia. Founded in 2006, the Japanese community in Sydney work very hard to host a traditional style Matsuri for Sydneysiders. Continue reading MATSURI JAPAN FESTIVAL 2017→
Nineteen of Australia’s most respected contemporary artists have been selected by internationally recognised contemporary artist and guest curator Nike Savvas to present work in the 2018 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize at the National Art School Gallery in Sydney from 15 March until 12 May 2018.
The established artists selected to participate in the 22nd annual Prize by Nike Savvas – herself a highly respected Australian artist – include some of the country’s brightest contemporary art stars. Jenny Watson, an Australian representative at the 1993 Venice Biennale, acclaimed Aboriginal artist Richard Bell, and recipient of the 2016 Biennale of Sydney Legacy Artwork Agatha Gothe-Snape are amongst the artists. Continue reading 19 INVITED ARTISTS: REDLANDS KONICA MINOLTA ART PRIZE 2018→
Australian artist Reko Rennie has completed his major site-specific contemporary art installation at Barangaroo South in Sydney’s CBD. The commanding work, titled AS THE CROW FLIES , is painted over buildings, hoardings and rooftops spanning a 1500 square-metre footprint – the equivalent size of a high-rise city building – and will remain in place for at least two years.
The large-scale, two-colour installation, in bright cobalt blue and neon pink, has been painted vertically and horizontally onto the exteriors and interiors of a buildings and hoardings in Barangaroo South, between International Tower Three and Hickson Road. The work extends into the entry and exit areas of the main car park and covers rooftops, making the pop-aesthetic inspired installation clearly visible from nearby office towers. Continue reading AS THE CROW FLIES: REKO RENNIE’S 1500 m2 INSTALLATION→
THE SEANCE: Giant Dwarf Theatre in Cleveland Street, Redfern.
Harrison Milas is putting on a seance to spook your socks off!
Using every magical and theatrical tool at his disposal, he will create a terrifying world of spirits and possessions, summonings and demons. The show will be completely faked, however please be advised that it will contain moments of strong shock, so viewers of a nervous disposition should seriously consider before booking.
WARNING: This show deals with simulated images of self harm and could be distressing to some viewers. Discretion is advised.
Harrison Milas is a Fake Psychic, offering palm readings, fortune telling and prophecies. For Harry, magic is a way to communicate a message. It’s a way to share joy, passion and creativity with an audience of any size and any age. And Harry has performed for of all of them. He has entertained thousands all the way down to just one person.
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After a critically acclaimed program in 2017 which saw PYT | Fairfield win Western Sydney’s first Helpmann Award (Best Presentation for Children, PYT and Force Majeure, JUMP FIRST, ASK LATER) the company announce their 2018 Program.
Now considered one of the most exciting arts companies in the country, in 2018 their work will be presented in Carriageworks for Sydney Festival,Sydney Opera House, Museum of Contemporary Art and sites across Western Sydney including the local pool and a garden created by refugees to support the settlement of asylum seekers. Continue reading PYT/FAIRFIELD ANNOUNCE FOR 2018→
For the third year in a row one of Australia’s most well known female comedy acts, the Kransky Sisters, all the way from the quiet town of Esk in the middle of south east Queensland, have been travelling the country with their Christmas show.
The show has proved to be a hit with audiences with its very reliable recipe. Their deadpan banter and droll anecdotes are mixed with a range of musical numbers which showcase their very fine and sometimes quirky musicianship, with instruments including a tuba and a fascinating musical saw.
Could this the last installment of the Pitch Perfect franchise?! I suppose a Box Office success would be a determinant but it is subtitled Last Call Of The Pitchers.
In an unusual occurrence at a film’s premiere nearly all the cast’s principals; Rebel Wilson, Ruby Rose, Brittany Snow and Anna Camp walked the Red Carpet at the Entertainment Quarter on the 29th November.
The two Australian stars, Wilson and Rose, have recently been in the media spotlight however despite this fact they, as well as the rest of the cast, were happy to mingle with fans and give relaxed interviews to the media.
PITCH PERFECT 3 opens in cinemas on January 1, 2018.
Featured image – Tegan Martin. Pic by Ben Apfelbaum.
VERTICAL DREAMING is the last performance piece for the year at the Old Fitz. It is a work by the boss, Artistic Director Andrew Henry.
This is a very personal work. Early in the year Henry spent some time in a mental health facility. It was a very tough time. As he described, ‘His mobile phone was taken away from him, his bags were checked, and he was fitted with the customary blue socks.’
Whilst in the facility he came across an old scrapbook that had been compiled by a previous inpatient. It contained some favourite poems by contemporary poets. The poems gave him a lot of comfort at a very difficult time. He then started adding poems that he knew that had a special significance for him to the scrapbook collection.Continue reading ANDREW HENRY’S ‘VERTICAL DREAMING’ @ THE OLD FITZ→
DRAWING BLOOD OCCULT LIFE DRAWING celebrates the life and art of the infamous “Witch of Kings Cross”, Rosaleen Norton.
A bohemian, feminist, artist, provocateur and all out witch, this Australian woman is as fascinating as her esoteric art. A long time muse to Drawing Blood, 107 Projects are thrilled to bring her mystical creatures, demonic entities and erotic worshippers artwork to life.
Starting from 7pm, supernatural models will pose in various mystical formations for your life sketching studies, while our witchdoctor conjures atmospheric tunes to inspire, and a special performance to lift the spirits. Refreshments and potent elixirs available at the bar.
7pm onwards, 13 Dec 2017. Cost is $20/15 on door. Bring your own satchel of magic tools – paper, pads, charcoal, pencils, inks, pastels, oil sticks, pens etc.
107 projects cultivates spaces for emerging creatives to thrive. “Our floors are proudly un-polished, because the truth is, all art has dirty beginnings. Stepping into 107 is a bit like stepping inside the creative mind. Experiments happen and shit gets weird – but ultimately great work emerges from a rich, creative culture.”
There is always so much happening at this fantastic space. Exhibitions, music, theatre, discussion and so much more. You can find out more about 107 by visiting:
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LE CORSAIRE (The Pirate’s Story) is one of the world’s most loved ballets complete with pirates, beautiful maidens, romance and shipwrecks. A full length version of the classic has never before been staged by an Australian ballet company.