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Archive for March, 2008

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2008 Movie Extra Filmink Awards

The 2008 MOVIE EXTRA FILMINK Awards lived up to its theme of “larger than life” this year at Sydney’s State theatre — despite featuring a handful of midgets! The glamorous, yet irreverent, awards show attracted some of film’s shining stars, talented directors and film fans alike, who all gathered to celebrate the best and worst films of 2007.


WORST FILM: Bratz the Movie
Romulus, My Father
Katherine Heigl – Knocked Up
Emma Booth – Clubland
Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There
BEST BLOW IN: Michael Vartan – Rogue
BEST HAIR: John Travolta – Hairspray
BEST CHASE SCENE: The Bourne Ultimatum
BEST NUDE SCENE: The Simpsons Movie

The ‘Less Talk, More Problems’ Tour

Two of Australia’s premier emerging acts, Bluejuice & The Paper Scissors have officially announced a massive co headline Australian tour. Covering 6 states, 2 territories and 1 hemisphere, The ‘Less Talk, More Problems’ Tour will see both bands tread the boards together throughout April / May 2008. Bluejuice and the Paper Scissors are two great independent Sydney bands with shiny new debut albums in their cabinets, and this tour is set to be a two-month-long party across the whole of the country.

Recently shortlisted for The Amp 2007 awards, it’s been nothing short of a phenomenal few months for Sydney’s punk hoppers bluejuice. Vitriol,
the 1st single from their debut album ‘Problems’ (Rolling Stone) was the 2nd most played song on triple J in 2007, scored #11 in triple J’s ‘Hottest 100 2007’, was one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 100 tracks of 2007 and the Australian iTunes ‘Single Of The Week’ during January 2008. Currently pushing 50,000 YouTube views, the Vitriol video also took out the highly coveted top spot in the nationwide ‘Sunscreen Music Video Competition’.

New single The Reductionist has been on high rotation on JJJ for over 2 months. Rage placed the clip 3rd cab off the rank for its national debut on Jan 25th and continues to air it in poll position.  Rage also made The Reductionist their ‘Indie Clip of The Week’ feature w/c Jan 28th.

Also hailing from Sydney, post-indie/soul four-piece The Paper Scissors first hit the national limelight in 2006 when their track We Don’t Walk from their ‘The Paper Scissors EP’ was picked up by FBI, JJJ and Rage. The success of We Don’t Walk in combination with their burgeoning reputation for frenetic, crowd-friendly, loud and tumultuous live shows, saw them hit stages nationwide with the likes of Midnight Juggernauts, Datarock, Patrick Wolf and at festivals such as Falls, Southbound and The Great Escape.

Released in 2007, their debut LP ‘Less Talk, More Paper Scissors’ assured their rapidly ascending position, both at home and abroad. The Sydney Morning Herald proclaimed of their first single: “Yamanote Line is the best song ever written. Truly”. The Sydney Magazine named ‘Less Talk…’ Album Of The Month for Oct ’07, RRR placed it in their Top 10, and PBS and FBi made it their Album Of The Week. With triple J placing Yamanote Line on high rotation, 2007 saw the band crisscrossing the country, further cementing legions of converted with what the Herald Sun called their “Growling brilliance”.

“We are all defined by the stupid krap in our lives.” – Dr. Phil.

Based in Sydney, Australia, STUPIDKRAP.COM is an artist-run portal and on-line store, featuring EXCLUSIVE limited-edition high-quality art prints and collectables, by your favorite underground artists.

Artists include Ben Frost – his work fuses logos, comic book characters and corporate mascots together into sometimes irreverent yet always playful statements on the nature of today’s society. He has worked and exhibited in Japan, Europe and across the USA.  Frost’s work has appeared in many magazines such as Vogue, Australian Art Collector and Harper’s Bazarre; and his commissioned work includes Nokia, Mambo, Tiger Beer, Livid and Warner Records.

Art by Ben Frost

Kill Pixie – Developing his craft in the city, this former street artist has made an astounding transition to softer mediums. His delicate line work and masterful use of colour through ink, watercolour and acrylic communicate beautifully through his choice of canvas – mostly paper or resinated hand-made wooden boxes. His pattern work is unorthodox and abstract yet strikes a schizophrenic harmony with his longing and respect for space. Embedded with symbols and life experiences the work is often a suggestion what could have been. He presents a prophecy for an abstracted, urban version of folk art.

Jeremyville – he has been in shows in Colette Paris, Reed Space gallery New York and Tokyo, Mondo Pop Italy, Bunkamura Tokyo, Tiger Translate Beijing, MTV Milan, Studio Camufo Venice, Semi Permanent Sydney, Vallery in Barcelona, Exposure Gallery London, Gallery 1988 LA, and has an upcoming solo show at Artoyz in Paris. Jeremyville’s work has appeared in art books by Taschen, IdN,  Victionary, Pictoplasma, Die Gestalten Verlag, and magazines such as Swindle, Faesthetic, Monster Children, Nylon, Dazed and Confused, Refill 7, Territory, Oyster, IdN, Vapors, Juxtapoz, and many more.

Beastman – is a twenty something year old artist, designer, photographer and all-round creative type person raised in the hills of Sydney. He likes to ride his skateboard on the streets, eat chocolate, bong on, chill out, sleep in, listen to music, read magazines, watch movies and TV, surf the net, hang with Jac and the Turd Ferguson, draw and paint pictures, and capture moments in time with his Nikon FM2. BEASTMAN is also the founder, editor and designer of online publication [weAREtheIMAGEmakers] –

Other artists featured include Anthony Lister, Numskull, EAMO, Trent Whitehead & AKINA. Check out this wonderful site & buy some art!

Seize the day for cancer research!

Entries close Friday 4th April 2008 so don’t delay! Seize this moment to create art, short story, poetry, Indigenous art or film about your experience with cancer. Our awards are open to Australians of all ages with a cancer story to share.

The awards are judged by high-profile and well-respected artists and specialists.

Film: Deb Verhoeven – writer, broadcaster, film critic and lecturer
Visual Art: Kelly Gellatly – Curator of Art , National Gallery of Victoria
Short Story: Arnold Zable – acclaimed writer and story teller
Poetry: Jennifer Harrison – renown poet
Indigenous Art: Bronwyn Razem, a respected artist
Children’s Art: Mitch Vane – illustrator and painter
Children’s Writing: Tony Wilson – Children’s Author
Entries are evaluated on expression and ability to convey your cancer story. The Outstanding Entry in each category is awarded a cash prize. Selected pieces will be exhibited in The Cancer Council Victoria Arts Awards Exhibition in Melbourne and touring regional Victoria from July 2008. All Outstanding Entries will be available for viewing on this site.

Writenow competition

Sydney Writers’ Festival invites students in Years 7 to 9 in NSW and ACT to take part in the Writenow competition 2008

Choose one of the three ‘story starters’ provided by best-selling children’s authors – J.C. Burke, Michael Gerard Bauer and Ursula Dubosarsky – then continue the narrative, completing a short story of no more than 1000 words in total.

Entries must be the original work of the student, written during 2008. Prizes will be awarded in three categories according to school year. Winners will receive an MP4 Player, a $100 BigPond Music Voucher and a $250 book pack as well as a book pack of the same value for their school.

Entries close Friday 11th April 2008. Winning entries will be published in The Sydney Morning Herald – Education and Sydney Writers’ Festival websites. Prizes will be presented at the Sydney Writers’ Festival School Days at the Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay on Wednesday 21st May. 

For further information please call 02 9252 7729 or email writenow {at}

Photographer Kate Newton

Kate Newton is a great friend of Two Flat Whites & is a very talented up & coming photographer. Check out more of Kate’s photograph’s here.


Roberto’s Cakes and Party Food

While travelling along Victoria Road you might notice a little corner cake shop in Rozelle. Roberto’s Cakes and Party Foods have been in operation for the last 26 years & are proud to be selling its wonderful range of gluten free cakes and party food to the community.

Some businesses don’t last 2 years let alone 26, so there must be a reason that they have been around so long, and there is ‘The cakes are amazing and so is the service’. Whether it’s a cake, pie, quiche or ice cream that you are after, you will find it right here. Roberto’s cook all of there own food & supply there delicious food to a number of shops & cafes throughout Sydney.

Roberto’s specialises in Gluten Free Cakes, so if you have been looking for a treat for someone that can’t have gluten or are lactose intolerant, then look no further. Tell them that Two Flat Whites sent you!

Roberto’s is located at
76 Victoria Rd
Rozelle 2039

Ph: 02 9555 1053
Fax: 02 9555 1052

two – 1000 cans exhibition

Inspired by the Japanese story of Sadako Sasaki and the 1000 paper cranes, 1000 cans is set to be a brilliant debut exhibition for the japanese born melbourne based artist Hiroyasu Tsuri, locally known as ‘two’. In May 2006 two began painting old spray cans, turning them into 1000 separate works of art.

For two, the long term solitary project symbolises more than the opportunity to show his work, it represents a visual diary of how his skills and ideas have progressed over the intensive 18 month process. The exhibition opens in Sydney at the Global Gallery from Friday the 4th April until the 18th April 2008. 

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2008


The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world, alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival.

An annual event, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival literally takes over Australia’s comedy capital, Melbourne, each autumn with an enormous program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts.

The Festival was launched in 1987 by Barry Humphries and Peter Cook. Twenty-two Festivals later, with attendances of over 400,000, it has grown to be Australia’s largest cultural event. With an average ticket price of just $22, the Comedy Festival is not only a hugely popular event but an extremely accessible one. When the Melbourne Town Hall precinct is converted into a giant comedy hub, there is something for every comedy lover, from the very best local and international comedy acts in venues of all shapes and sizes.

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival aims to:

– Showcase and celebrate the best of Australia’s comic artists
– Nurture and develop new comic performers and comedy works
– Present the finest overseas comedians to Australian audiences

The annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival is the culmination of our ongoing activities and, for three and a half weeks each year, makes Melbourne the centre of the comedy universe. The festival is on now & runs through to the 13th April 2008.

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