Anthony Lister, one of Australia’s most internationally renowned contemporary artists has announced a Sydney anniversary pop up show, kicking off with an exclusive exhibition opening night event on Wednesday 17 July at 7:00pm.
In 2009, Lister held a one night only pop up art event in Sydney’s King Cross titled No Win Sitch. The exhibition was an onsite installation taking place in the notorious Porky’s Strip Club on the red-light strip. The installation was quickly met with hundreds of people gathering on Darlinghurst Road eager to participate in the fleeting pop up. Continue reading ANTHONY LISTER : CULTURE IS OVER EXHIBITION→
A Night of Play is currently presenting the Australian premiere production of BULLY BOY by playwright Sandi Toksvig. BULLY BOY embodies all the brutal reality and tragedy of a soldier’s life under investigation for committing murder on the battlefield in Afghanistan, by killing an enemy combatant, an eight year old boy carrying a grenade. Jaymie Knight is Major Oscar Hadley, the army investigator. Patrick Cullen is Private Eddie Clark, the frontline soldier, a member of the battlefield team known as THE BULLY BOYS.
Truth is never a part of a wartime murder investigation, and the army investigator is not at anytime interested in serving the truth. History is always re-written by the winners to mirror the required point of view. As expected the army has already decided that Private Eddie Clark is guilty, and has to be the scapegoat. The damage done to all sides is very evident, war is hell, and in modern warfare, all ethical standards disappear. Continue reading BULLY BOY @ BLOOD MOON THEATRE KINGS CROSS→
Orry Kelly was six years old the Christmas his mother told him there’s no such thing as Santa Claus. Eyeing a department store window she endeavoured to entice him with a set of carpenters tools. Upon a hand painted card in the middle of the window, were printed the words: “A Lady’s Companion”. Underneath were two plush boxes- one red, one green- containing many spools of coloured silks. ‘if there’s no such thing as Santa Claus, I’ll have the red lady’s companion.” announced little Olly Kelly and so the needle of his life was threaded.
Orry Kelly was born the last day of 1897, named for a Danish king and brought up in the hamlet of Kiama. The sign over his father’s shop read; William Kelly, merchant tailor. As well a cutter of cloth, Dad was a keen horticulturist, a hybridiser of carnations, a shocker in shocking pink, which he named for his son.
Crack comedian Carl Barron stars as the titular rib tickler in what should potentially be one of Australian cinema’s success stories of this year, MANNY LEWIS.
Adhering to the adage “write what you know”, Baron fashioned the story of the film around a stand-up comic, the process of the work, the tiring travail of touring, and the loneliness of being on the road.
Taking the story to director Anthony Mir, himself a former stand-up, the pair took themselves to Italy to structure and polish a script. As you would …