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NEW KAYNE WEST MURAL APPEARS IN MELBOURNE

A new Kanye West mural has appeared in the Melbourne suburb of Cremorne.

The mural adds to the increasing list of large-scale celebrity inspired pieces that have appeared across Australia over the past year.

Visible to public transport commuters between South Yarra and Richmond stations, the piece by local artist Lushlux is in reference to West’s music video Famous, which premiered on TIDAL a few months ago.

Snider Lane in Melbourne
Snider Lane in Melbourne

Other notable pieces of this kind include Lushlux’s RIP Taylor Swift Mural in Hosier Lane and his Kim Kardashian Emily Ratajkowski liberated selfie piece in Sniders Lane. Scott Marsh’s Kanye loves Kanye piece in Sydney also made headlines earlier this year, as he was allegedly given $100,000 by West’s management to remove the piece.

Hosier Lane has been home to many famous pieces
Hosier Lane has been home to many famous pieces

There is no telling how long this new work will stay up for, with the nipples in the image already having been censored with Kimoji’s.

As Lushlux told SMH “It had to become a more ‘family friendly’ mural, people seem to get very triggered by nipples these days.”.

 

MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY LAUNCHES ITS 2017 SEASON

John Bell AO will play the lead role in Florian Zeller’s ‘The Father’, one of the featured productions in the MTC’s 2017 season.
John Bell AO will play the lead role in Florian Zeller’s ‘The Father’, one of the featured productions in the MTC’s 2017 season.

The Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC)  is to premiere 3 new Australian plays in it’s 12 part 2017 season.

Launched on the weekend by Artistic Director Brett Sheehy in Melbourne’s Hamer Hall, the 3 plays – written by Joanna Murray-Smith, Eddie Perfect and Lally Katz – sparked a special kind of excitement in event attendees.

Alongside them is a diverse selection of local and international work that is sure to delight an array of both new and continuing theatregoers.

There were, of course, a few standouts presented in this weekend’s launch.

According to Sheehy, Michael Frayn‘s Noises Off  is “considered by many to be the funniest play ever written”.  Actor Louise Siverson presented the play to subscribers, in a depiction that was nothing short of hilarious. Noises Off will be playing mid year, throughout July and August and will definitely be the comedic relief of next years cohort.

The Father by Florian Zeller is also a promising standout. The intriguing french play has garnered world wide acclaim, and the MTC is rightly bringing it to Australian shores. With John Bell AO playing the lead, it is an understatement to say that audiences are in for a treat – with Sheehy suggesting this could be the performance of Bell’s lifetime. This performance will be co-produced with Sydney Theatre Company. Not to be missed, The Father will premiere in November of 2017.

For the first time in 5 years, the MTC will be showing a Shakespearean tragedy. Sheehy, who has been directing the company in this time, said “In my view you never tackle Shakespeare lightly.” Therefore, Macbeth will be directed by Simon Phillips, who has allegedly waited  5 years for the “planets to align” in anticipation of this play. Phillip’s is remembered as directing Richard III andHamlet in previous MTC seasons. Although the full casting announcement is still to come, audiences can gear up for the June/July when this mammoth of a play will be presented.

In addition to this weekend’s season launch, the MTC also announced a few major successes in their social justice projects. They were proud to announce that in accordance to their Women In Theatre motion, 7 of the 12 plays in the 2017 season are written by women, and 5 are to be directed by women.

The 2017 Season will bring something fresh and dramatic to audiences, and is definitely worth travelling to Melbourne for!

Subscribers can access tickets now, however ticketing for the general public will be available in early March and can be booked through the MTC website.

MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY LAUNCHES ITS 2017 SEASON

THE FATHER
John Bell AO will play the lead role in Florian Zeller’s ‘The Father’, one of the featured productions in the MTC’s 2017 season.

The Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC)  is to premiere 3 new Australian plays in it’s 12 part 2017 season.

Launched on the weekend by Artistic Director Brett Sheehy in Melbourne’s Hamer Hall, the 3 plays – written by Melbourne’s own Joanna Murray-Smith, Eddie Perfect and Lally Katz – sparked a special kind of excitement in event attendees.

Alongside them is an exciting selection of local and international work that is sure to delight an array of both new and continuing theatregoers.

There were, of course, a few standouts presented in this weekend’s launch.

According to Sheehy, Michael Frayn‘s Noises Off  is “considered by many to be the funniest play ever written”.  Actor Louise Siverson presented the play to subscribers, in a depiction that was nothing short of hilarious. Noises Off will be playing mid year, throughout July and August and will definitely be the comedic relief of next years cohort.

The Father by Florian Zeller is also a promising standout. The intriguing french play has garnered world wide acclaim, and the MTC is rightly bringing it to Australian shores. With John Bell AO playing the lead, it is an understatement to say that audiences are in for a treat – with Sheehy suggesting this could be the performance of Bell’s lifetime. This performance will be co-produced with Sydney Theatre Company. Not to be missed, The Father will premiere in November of 2017.

For the first time in 5 years, the MTC will be showing a Shakespearean tragedy. Sheehy, who has been directing the company in this time, said “In my view you never tackle Shakespeare lightly.” Therefore, Macbeth will be directed by Simon Phillips, who has allegedly waited  5 years for the “planets to align” in anticipation of this play. Phillip’s is remembered as directing Richard III and Hamlet in previous MTC seasons. Although the full casting announcement is still to come, audiences can gear up for the June/July when this mammoth of a play will be presented.

In addition to this weekend’s season launch, the MTC also announced a few major successes in their social justice projects. They were proud to announce that in accordance to their Women In Theatre motion, 7 of the 12 plays in the 2017 season are written by women, and 5 are to be directed by women.

The 2017 Season will bring something fresh and dramatic to audiences, and is definitely worth travelling to Melbourne for!

Subscribers can access tickets now, however ticketing for the general public will be available in early March and can be booked through the MTC website.

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OSCAR WILDE’S THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE

 

The Student with the Red Rose
The Student with the Red Rose

In 2010, acclaimed artist Del Kathryn Barton and renown filmmaker Brendan Fletcher had a casual conversation about working Barton’s series of Oscar Wilde inspired artworks into a short film.

Six years later, Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose, was born.

Currently showing at ACMI, the 14-minute adaption of Wilde’s tale of the same title is now open to the public.

The film took three years to produce with Barton and Fletcher working closely with award-winning post-production house, Method Studios. The team used a mix of handmade props and post-production animation techniques to meticulously craft the piece.

What they have created is an intense and beautiful rendition of Wilde’s original, featuring a chilling score by Sarah Blasko and the voices of some of Australia’s most celebrated actors including Geoffrey Rush and Mia Wasikowska. Continue reading OSCAR WILDE’S THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE

SUICIDE SQUAD

 

Margot Robbie, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joel Kinnaman, Will Smith, Karen Fukuhara and Jai Coutney for Suicide Squad
Margot Robbie, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joel Kinnaman, Will Smith, Karen Fukuhara and Jai Coutney in Suicide Squad

The hype for David Ayer’s DC film Suicide Squad has been incredible.

With a two year lead up and countless trailers, it seemed that the film was to be a sure fire cult classic.

But this was not to be.

People excitedly poured into Australian pre-screenings earlier this week, and although hardcore fans did laugh at the jokes there was a clear sense of disappointment in the air.

Critics have been trashing the movie online, and it’s IMBd rating has been dropping rapidly.

So why was the movie bad?

Summed up into three categories, the answer is: pace, characterisation and explanation. Continue reading SUICIDE SQUAD