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This Bitter Earth: Stripping down the hopes and dreams of every relationship we have ever had (Review)

Run Time: 72 minutes (Opening Night)
On assignment for Sydney Scoop / Editor: Rebecca Varidel
Production Images: Bob Seary

It’s the latest experimental live show in New Theatre Newtown’s 2019 program.  The 17 day short run production shines a spotlight on an an area of relationships clouded by languid debates of equality and homophobia in recent decades.

This Bitter Earth is my way of parsing this current cultural moment we’re living through.” says playwright, Chris Edwards,  “We see a generation of people struggling to connect with each other as there’s this looming, ever-present sense of twenty-first century despair hovering over our heads at all times.”

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DIANA WATSON Foscari Chapter exhibition: Gallery One, Southport

She’s internationally renowned receiving critical acclaim for her evocative still life paintings.   Her success spanning over 40 solo and 26 group exhibitions across Australia, Italy and the United, her work is held in high regarded featured in many collections worldwide.

Last Saturday’s Opening launch saw the unveiling of  Diana’s latest solo exhibition at Gallery One at ‘Drinks with the Artist’ where we were able to delve into the mind of the creator of some of the world’s most riveting work.

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Marama Dina: A Showcase of Indigenous Fijian heritage

It’s the upcoming exhibition led by Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand female artists with indigenous (iTaukei0 Fijian heritage in an exploration of cultural rejuvenation and celebration.   The commissioned works of the showcase, Marama Dina, considers how the ten artists’ blood lines and contemporary lives come together, and how they embody the past, present and future, connecting with empowering cultural knowledge previously eroded by colonisation and migration.  Continue reading Marama Dina: A Showcase of Indigenous Fijian heritage

80 Arty Things To Do across Eight Cultural Trails in Shoalhaven

Shoalhaven Tourism has launched eight arts & cultural trails throughout the stunning coastal region, with each unique trail highlighting the charm of the South Coast.

“We are so lucky to have such a vibrant arts and culture scene in the Shoalhaven, with many talented makers as well as great places to see and engage with art. Art is an important part of any city and it reflects the diversity, creativity and history of this wonderful place we live in.”  said Shoalhaven Mayor, Amanda Findley.  Presented in a new 32-page Art and Culture Guide, the eight trails showcase a diverse range of the top 80 fun things to do across the region in the following categories:
Shoalhaven Art and Culture Guide

  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Public Art
  • Heritage
  • Craft & Artisan
  • Music & Performing Arts
  • Events & Festivals
  • Workshops & Talks

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Reframed: The art exhibition pop-up across all Sydney Train public restrooms!

Launching this month, Reframed  will see the transformation of train station restrooms into pop-up digital art exhibits across the Sydney metropolitant rail network.

The creative genius behind the installations, outdoor media company, Smartbox introduce the work of up and coming artists.  Reframed will feature the work of Brisbane based photographer and stylist, Evelina Fiestisova.

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Hour of Power with 3 new exhibitions at Casula Powerhouse

“For our next round of exciting exhibitions, it’s all about power, power, power… and we’ve got a massive line-up of exhibitions from renowned artists to match!” said Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Director, Craig Donarski with the upcoming unveiling of three exhibitions from renowned contemporary artists.

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Starstruck: 100 years of Australian Movie Portraits,Gold Coast

Starstuck tells the story of Australian cinema through the faces of its film actors – both famous and forgotten – from the early 20th century through to today and will be complemented by a program of events, including behind-the-scenes tours, industry insights, films and art making.

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Sirens – Portia De Rossi, Elle Macpherson and Kate Fischer as Giddy, Sheela and Pru – Robert McFarlane

Made possible through an unprecedented partnership between the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) in Canberra, the touring exhibition will bring Australia’s filmmaking history to life.

“While all eyes are on the moving image that emerges from a film set, stills photographers create a range of both formal and candid shots, capturing both the actors at work and the characters they are playing.” says Jennifer Coombes, NFSA curator.
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Candy – Abbie Cornish as Candy and Heath Ledger as Dan on the Gravitron – Hugh Hartshorne

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