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Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet – Shanghai, China: The real multisensory dining experience

Mode Kitchen and Bar (Four Seaons Circular Quay) tried and for the most part created a successful experience as part of Vivid Sydney but since 2017, and by international standards, Shanghai are light years away in setting the benchmark for the hybrid digital art dining experience

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Micro Fish no chips / Scott Wright

Conception to creation: The launch of this restaurant took avant-garde French chef Paul Pairet 16 years to bring to fruition and when it opened in 2012, it was well worth the wait. Pairet’s menus aren’t whipped up lightly; each takes years to conceive.

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When you experience the intricacies that go into the multi-sensory experience you’ll totally understand why. Sure, there are theatrics and high-tech graphics involved, but it’s clear that food always comes first. The dish marks the point of genesis from which everything surrounding grows.

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Black Cod Tupperware / Scott Wright

The menus: Three options are available: UVA (which debuted in 2012); UVB (a classic since 2013); and UVC (the latest, birthed in 2016) – are on weekly rotations. Within each, expect the unexpected delivered through 20ish courses broken into four acts (plus intermission) ranging from DIY BLT, (a picnic that allows you to piece together your own special sandwich) to Foie Gras Can’t Quit, crisp fruit skin cigar stub jam-packed with foie gras that sits in an ashtray dotted with black cabbage ‘ash’.

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Sea Scallop / Scott Wright

whatsapp-image-2019-11-10-at-1.41.10-pm-6.jpegWhat to expect: Something extraordinary. The adventure begins at Pairet’s other venue Mr & Mrs Bund. Here, diners meet and enjoy cocktails; a first bite, brief explanation and an option to peek at the night’s menu (but who wants to spoil the surprise?). A van with pre-roll video shuttles guests through Shanghai to a secret non-descript location on the outskirts of the city. From there, a large door opens leading in to the main room – seemingly bare walls surround a single table with your name illuminated on your seat. What starts out as a stark room transforms in coordination with the meal as sight, sound, and smell merge as the dishes arrive, carried by well-choreographed waiters.


MCM Ginza Haus’ new exhibition space: KÖNIG TOKIO

The solo exhibition Heimweh centers on the concept of homesickness, a re-evaluation of Teller’s German identity and his position as a European immigrant to the UK in the midst of the ongoing Brexit uncertainty.   Set up as an interplay between large-scale formats and smaller pictures, the exhibition will run until 11 January, 2020.  Many of the works are shown in public for the first time.

Global luxury brand MCM and Berlin-based gallery KÖNIG GALERIE joined forces to establish a 3000 square feet exhibition space for contemporary art at the MCM GINZA HAUS I, the brand’s Japanese flagship concept store.   With a focus on showcasing a roster of key influential German, Austrian and Swiss artists in Japan, the temporary gallery KÖNIG TOKIO will run multiple exhibitions including internationally renowned artists such as Katharina Grosse, Alicja Kwade, Erwin Wurm and more.


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The MCM Ginza HAUS I is MCM’s concept space celebrating the brand’s heritage of culture, craft and creativity.   As an architectural landmark where art, fashion, culture converge and the experiential meet, it is the ideal venue for KÖNIG TOKIO.

LG Signature & American National Ballet Company: A dance of elegance

In a unique twist to traditional red carpet photos, Vanity Fair photographer, Mark Seliger captured America’s National Ballet Company®’s Principal Dancers in advance of the Gala and offered guests the once-in-a-lifetime chance to imagine themselves in a photo with the dance company.   Posing against a backdrop of the dancers’ image at a designated LG SIGNATURE photo station, guests received their own prima ballerina treatment by Seliger himself.

LG SIGNATURE is the first ultra-premium brand across multiple product categories from global innovator LG Electronics. Catering to the most discerning consumers, LG SIGNATURE is designed to provide a state-of-the-art living experience that feels pure, sophisticated and luxurious. Combining the very best of everything LG has to offer, the distinctive LG SIGNATURE products were designed with their true essence in mind – streamlined to focus on each product’s essential function while maintaining the LG SIGNATURE’s modern, signature design.

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A Splash of colour: Walk the Walls Cronulla

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It’s the Shire’s answer to ‘Sculptures by the Sea’ as 35 street artists are let loose on the buildings and laneways of Cronulla.  Over 40 streets will come to life in as the assembled crew including; Tim ‘Phibs’, Ox King, Minna Leunig, Mulga, Alex Le Hours, Shannon Crees, Thomas Jackson, Elliott ‘Numskull’ Routledge are given free reign.

From sculpturing to murals, wall bombing, rollers, stencils, intentional drips, burners, wildstryle letter / symbol interlocks and visual shorthands and all things in between are given the green light in a $75,000 Crime Prevention grant jointly funded by Sutherland Shire Council and the NSW Government.  It’s to reduce vandalism in the area while allowing artists to take flight at maximum potential on a canvas that happens to be one of the most iconic cities in the world.

 The 2019 Walk The Walls festival will coincide with Australian Music week, with a free community concert in Dunningham Park and musical activations taking place in various venues across Cronulla.

The walls start coming to life from Friday 8th November.

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4 events to check out this weekend: Newtown, Erina, Cunnamulla & Melbourne

A quick scan around Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland sees an early start to Spring celebrations early with community gatherings and sustainable living themed art and product showcases and interactive dining experiences this weekend!   Beginning this weekend audiences and visitors can view art that has been produced on reclaimed street posters, learn about organic gardening and learn more on how to live a chemical free lift, see motorbike stunts in a thrilling show, bull riding, sheep dog displays, sheep shearing demonstrations, woodchopping, a Ute Muster, FREE Circus Workshops and more!!!

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Young Picasso: The psychological autopsy of brilliance

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Duration: 91 minutes

Young Picasso is the “latest cinematic immersion into the world’s best loved art, accompanied by insights from the world’s leading historians and arts critics.”  It’s a psychological autopsy of one of the most brilliant visual artists in modern times. 

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

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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