Category: culture

Artvo Melbourne

ArtVo immersive gallery in the heart of Docklands

Artvo is an immersive gallery located in the heart of Docklands. The gallery is divided into 11 themed areas, which you make your way through at your own pace. It’s the first of its kind to open in Australia. Each theme has been beautifully…

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Youth dance in NEO-A Triple Bill of New Works

Over the school holidays, we watched young people moving.  In NEO- A Triple Bill of New Works, 43 young movers train as professionals, learning the craft of creation as well as the pressures and pleasures of performance working in an international…

Emerging art: Bluethumb Art Prize 2018

Young, scrappy and hungry, art startup Bluethumb is a game-changer for artists. Online marketplace Bluethumb enables artists to sell their works direct-to-public. For ordinary consumer products, marketplaces can rely on buyers to have had some brick-and-mortar experience. Everyone buys clothing and…

Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Fleabag

Fleabag is my personal pick of the Melbourne International Comedy Fest 2018.  I’d been trying to see this one-woman play by English actress, writer, playwright, and director Phoebe Waller-Bridge well before its Australian debut this year, having come across the …

Gothic Imaginings at Melbourne University

Like horror and noir? Centuries ago, the English invented both. What do Sherlock Holmes, Dorian Gray, Tess d’Urberville, Jane Eyre, Dracula, David Copperfield, and Frankenstein have in common with the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde? A great…

Mendelssohn, Brahms, Mozart, and Beethoven by ARCO

Pastoral music and period instruments by the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra at the Melbourne Recital Centre, with guest choir Polyphonic Voices. A popular style of the Romantic period is the pastoral, which calls to mind horizon views and bountiful…

‘Let’s Go Up Here’ at the Festival of Live Art

If you haven’t familiarised yourself with what ‘live art’ is, now is the time. The Festival of Live Art (FOLA) is yet again showcasing a body of bold, ambitious and provocative work and Let’s Go Up Here is the embodiment of…

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Street Greek music tradition lives at Southbank

The Rebetiko Festival celebrates Greek Blues(rebetiko) music, urban, improvised music created in the hash dens of Piraeus at the end of the 19th century by Greek refugees from Asia Minor (Turkey). More than just folk or traditional music, it is…