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Archive for August, 2010

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Kate Robertson and Alysia Rees joint exhibition: Endure Everyday

What are we trying to escape from in the everyday? Do we endure the physical constraints of everyday or is it the psychological confinements that we place upon ourselves?

These questions form the foundation of upcoming exhibition ʻEndure Everyday,ʼ a collaboration between Melbourne artists Kate Robertson and Alysia Rees. Read all about Endure Everyday»

Grand Final of the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards

Outstanding talent and tight competition in this year’s prestigious Grand Final of the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards on Friday 27 August at QPAC, Brisbane.

Three of Australia’s hottest young talents will meet to compete for the ultimate title of 2010 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane on Friday 27 August, 7pm with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marko Letonja. Read all about the Grand Final of the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards»

The Other Film Festival 2010

No, not the Sydney Film Festival, and not the Melbourne Film Festival… The Other Film Festival!

Check out something a bit different and adventurous as the 2010 festival of New Cinema By, With and About People with a Disability kicks off at the Melbourne Museum this Wednesday 25th August through to Sunday 28th August.

The festival dares to dream that one day everybody’s story will be written boldly across the cinema screen and that universal access to the cinema will be the norm not the exception. The program this year offers an exhilarating array of choices: sessions dedicated to the experience of people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, films that celebrate the power of expressive dance, workshops for emerging actors and filmmakers, a forum on accessible cinema, and of course Rob Spence and the world premiere demonstration of the Eyeborg prosthetic eye.

So come and check out the future, because it’s right here, right now.

Click here to view the program and buy tickets!

AVIDO: Food and wine haven on Oxford Street begins renovations.

This week, the venue that was formerly home to Cupcake Bakery & Hot Gossips cafe, will begin transformations into Oxford Street’s newest food and wine haven, AVIDO.

AVIDO will be an 80 seat restaurant and wine garden that aims to bring a new style of culinary experience to locals.  The name AVIDO translates in Italian & Spanish, to greedy or hungry and thirsty, reflecting the focus on sharing great food & wine with friends. Read all about Avido»

The Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft

The Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series celebrates the achievements of Australia’s iconic and influential crafts practitioners and makes prominent the work of these Australian artists whose exemplary craft skills have been recognised by their peers.

This year the exceptional craft skills and extraordinary body of work of Robert Baines, one of Australia’s most prominent and influential jewellers and goldsmiths, is being honoured at Object Gallery through the 2010 Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series.

Object Gallery
417 Bourke Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm :  Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm : (Closed Monday)

The Audreys National Tour: SOMETIMES THE STARS TOUR

“Sometimes The Stars” is the  3rd record by The Audreys and will be Released Friday October 8th Digital, CD and Vinyl, and to coincide with this, The Audreys will be taking “Sometimes The Stars” on the road playing all states and many regional areas across Australia throughout October, November and into December.  It’s been over 2 years since Australia has seen the band playing many of these cities and towns, and with a new touring band backing Taasha and Tristan,  these are shows not to miss.

Read all the tour dates for “SOMETIMES THE STARS TOUR”»

Four Lions Ticket Giveaway!

Woot woot, Two Flat Whites has 10 tickets to Giveaway to the new movie Four Lions

“Four Lions is pure genius. Will prove to be one of the most original, provocative and enduring comedies of the early 21st Century. The most engaging and fuzzy-warm film about people who want to kill you that you’ll ever see. Really, do not miss it!” – Empire Magazine.



Game Over.


 With over 800 entries from countries including the UK, USA, France, India, Iran, Cuba and South Africa, The Sydney Underground Film Festival has announced a brazen new program for its 4th annual festival, which runs 9th-11th September this year.

Held at the Factory Theatre Marrickville, with 89 films screening from 10 countries internationally, the festival is sure to have something for everyone. Covering the political, the perverse and the simply bizarre, the festival boldly goes where no other festival dares tread, screening a number of films never before seen in Australia. 

The festival will kick off with a truly political flavour, with the Australian premiere of Oliver Stone’s SOUTH OF THE BORDER, a controversial documentary following the filmmaker’s trip through South America and interviews with past presidents.

Festival highlights are also set to include ENTER THE VOID from famed French filmmaker Gaspar Noé, a screening of THE TAINT, Australian film EL MONSTRO DEL MAR!, LIFE AND DEATH OF A PORNO GANG, and Harmony Korine’s TRASH HUMPERS

DATE: 9th – 11th September, 2010
LOCATION: Factory Theatre, Marrickville

Clare Bowditch & The New Slang – Modern Day Addiction

ARIA award-winning songwriter Clare Bowditch is back with her latest and fourth album Modern Day Addiction, and it surely does the trick when it comes to addictive behavior.
It will make you want to push that repeat button on your CD player over and over again. Read the rest of Arno Billards Modern Day Addiction review»

Melbourne Overload Poetry Festival

Melbourne’s annual celebration of its vibrant poetry scene, the Overload Poetry Festival has a new logo, a new website on the way and a penchant for technology as it gears up to run from 10-19 September 2010. Read all about the Melbourne Overload Poetry Festival»

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