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The Smitten Guide – Show 2.03 May 1st


The Smitten Guide – a summary of arts and culture events happening around Melbourne, Victoria and Australia.

Re – capping the events we mentioned during the show:

  • The Yellow Waveis being performed at The Butterfly Club, Tuesday – Sunday 26th April – 8th May, 2016
  • DoubleSpeak is on Friday 20th – Saturday 21st May at 7:30pm at Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, VIC
  • The Orchid and The Crow at Theatre Works, St Kilda 3rd – 15th May
  • Only Yesterday is now showing at Cinema Nova
  • Fucking Parasites is being performed at La Mama Theatre until May 8th
  • Metanoia Theatre’s production of Coriolanus is being performed at Heartstring Theatre until May 8th.

Events from around Melbourne, Victoria and Australia:

  • SF3, the SmartFone Flick Fest launches TODAY and is open for entries! SF3 is Australia’s only dedicated smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages.  SF3 movies must be shot entirely on a smartphone or tablet and the competition is open to filmmakers of any level of experience from Australia and around the world. For more details, check out:


  • Footscray Community Arts Centre present In Good Company by Queensland’s leading Indigenous arts collective, proppaNOW. The exhibition will present works by proppaNOW artists including Richard Bell, Vernon Ah Kee, Jennifer Herd, Gordon Hookey, Megan Cope, Tony Albert, Laurie Nilsen, together with Maree Clarke, Paola Balla, Destiny Deacon and Virginia FraserEXHIBITION: Thursday 5 May – Saturday 21 May VENUE: FCAC Roslyn Smorgon Gallery


  • Gertrude Contemporary Gallery present Ua numi le fau – a Sāmoan expression, literally translating to ‘the string tying the lupe pigeon (prized in Sāmoa) is entangled’ yet metaphorically meaning ‘the affair is complicated and difficult’. The exhibition was developed through Next Wave’s Emerging Curators Program with Gertrude Contemporary for Next Wave Festival 2016. Exhibition dates: 6 May – 25 June 2016

  • The Counihan Gallery in Brunswick have two new exhibitions: PICTURESQUE by SAFFRON NEWEY AND LOST OBJECTS by CAMERON BISHOP & SIMON REIS. Both exhibitions are on 6th -29th May.

  • The Kew Court House in Hawthorn is hosting The Weekend of Beautiful Music – featuring Singh and Blanes, Tulalah, Ella Hooper, Sublime Flights and Natalie Carolan on Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th May.

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