Martin Kantor Portrait (photographer unknown), circa early 1980’s

Ballarat International Foto Biennale announces $15,000 Martin Kantor Portrait Prize

28 February

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale website is now live, and BIFB is thrilled to announce three new prizes for budding and professional photographers to submit to in the lead-up to the bi-annual month of photography from 19 August – 17 September 2017. The biennale is also accepting entries from today for the ever-important Fringe Program. […]

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METANOIA THEATRE presents The Omission of the Coleman Family by Claudio Tolcachir

21 February

After a decade of touring the world, Metanoia Theatre presents this hilarious Argentinian comedy for its Melbourne premiere season. Directed by Gorkem Acaroglu (The 24 Hour Experience, Milk Bars, 10Cs), The Omission of the Coleman Family is an award winning eccentric and sardonic comedy about a family on the brink of separation. The Coleman’s etch […]

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Isaac Lomman, Professional Hypnotist, entrances audiences at MICF with Comedy Hypnosis! ENTRANCED

14 February

Isaac Lomman is bringing his sold-out Adelaide Fringe Festival Show, Comedy Hypnosis! ENTRANCED back to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this March and April for the second time. Performing his immersive comedy professionally since 2011, Isaac takes his audience on a hilarious journey, and sceptics are turned into true believers, as he explores the power […]

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Exhibition puts Fashion Design Council’s legacy into focus

1 February

High Risk Dressing / Critical Fashion examines the continued influence of the legendary Fashion Design Council (FDC) on today’s fashion practice, open from Friday 17 February at RMIT Design Hub. Based in Melbourne from 1983 to 1993, the FDC was a membership-based organisation established to support, promote and provoke avant-garde Australian fashion, founded by Robert […]

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Alt-folk-pop band The Little Stevies debuts new music at Kew Court House

1 February

The Little Stevies have charmed audiences internationally and locally for over 13 years with their stunning alt-folk-pop sound. Off the back of the Sydney Opera House Summer Playground set this month, the much-loved duo will play at Kew Court House for an intimate performance using the baby grand piano on Saturday 25 February. The Little […]

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Melbourne Ballet Company’s celebrates 10th anniversary with Being & Time at Hawthorn Arts Centre

1 February

Melbourne Ballet Company returns to the Hawthorn Arts Centre in March 2017 to present an exhilarating contemporary ballet, Being & Time, marking the company’s ten year anniversary. Company Director Simon Hoy has choreographed Being & Time with internationally acclaimed dance makers Tim Podesta (South African Ballet Theatre, Projection Dance) and Lucas Jervies (Australian Ballet, Scapino […]

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Multi-instrumentalist LANKS takes the stage at Hawthorn Arts Centre

9 January

LANKS – Melbourne musician and producer Will Cuming – will bring his lush electronic narrative to the Hawthorn Arts Centre on 16 February, beautifully accompanied by the venue’s Steinway piano. The VCA alumnus has racked up an impressive resume of shows in only two years, including supports for Andy Bull, SAFIA, Airling, Broods, Jarryd James […]

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Indie singer-songwriter Josh Cashman performs at Kew Court House

9 January

A self-taught musician and Victorian artist, 21 year-old Josh Cashman will continue to captivate audiences following his packed summer tour when he returns to Melbourne to perform at the intimate Kew Court House on Friday 10 February, showcasing new unreleased music ahead of his EP launch in March. Hailing from Gippsland, Josh was a rising […]

Stonnington presents The Classics

Stonnington sends off summer with The Classics

5 January

The City of Stonnington is pleased to once again present The Classics, a three-part series of free Saturday evening concerts throughout February. Comprising of Opera, Broadway and Symphony, these shows feature some of Australia’s most acclaimed artists. Opera Saturday 4 February, 7:30pm Victoria Gardens, Prahran Renowned Artistic Director Suzanne Chaundy returns after the success of […]

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Penny Byrne challenges boundaries in new sculptural exhibition, Brutal

19 December

Linden New Art presents Brutal, a new small-scale exhibition by Penny Byrne running from 10 February to 8 March. While small in scale compared to previous work, Byrne presents a new collection of pieces with an uncompromising political punch. Brutal will be the artist’s first solo exhibition since her success at last year’s 56th Venice […]