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The Smitten Guide – Show 2.08 June 5th


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:

  • #DearDiary – on at The Butterfly Club, Carson Place off Little Collins Street – Wednesday 1st to Sunday 5th June at 7pm.

  • LUCID is being performed 26 May – 12 June at the Chunky Move Studios in Melbourne

  • Things NOT of this EARTH  is being performed 8 – 18 June, Wed – Sat 7.30pm at the NICA National Circus Centre, 39 – 59 Green Street, Prahran

  • ACMI’s Scorsese exhibition – 26 May – 18 September

Events happening around Melbourne, Victoria and Australia:

  • Artist’s Hand: Collectors’ Eye The Angel Gift – Since 2002, David and Anita Angel have gifted to the NGV over 100 contemporary Indigenous works, which are displayed together for the first time at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. The works by senior male and female artists from the Western Desert, the Kimberley and the Tiwi Islands, date from 1990 to now. This period has witnessed immense change in Indigenous art practice, notably the emergence of Indigenous women as artists of consequence and invention, as seen in work of Wakartu Cory Surprise, Jean Baptiste Apuatimi and Naata Nungurrayi. Artist’s Hand: Collectors’ Eye The Angel Gift is on through to November 2016. Entry is free.
  • Box Hill Community Arts Centre presents an exhibition of significant Indigenous Australian work from the G K Lesselyoung Art Collection and the Whitehorse Art Collection in recognition of National Reconciliation Week. 31 May – 12 June 2016
  • Lyric Opera of Melbourne presents a sparkling one-act comedy by one of the most beloved of all composers, Gioachino Rossini. Il Signor Bruschino is a vivacious one-act farce. This fast paced comedic opera displays Rossini’s mastery of the comic stage through beautiful and endlessly inventive music. Bruschino will be brought to the stage by an exciting creative team of Melbourne’s finest young theatre makers and opera singers. At just over an hour in length and performed at Lyric’s home at Chapel off Chapel, Lyric’s new production of Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino will make a fabulous night out for the seasoned or first time opera goer alike. Il Signor Bruschino is being performed on JUNE 6th, 8th ,9th & 11th at 7:30pm, June 12th at 2:30pm
  •  Hawthorn Arts Centre and Spare Parts Puppets Theatre present : The Little Prince at the Hawthorn Arts Centre, Tuesday 7 June . Let your imagination take flight with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Little Prince, adapted by Simon Clarke from the classic book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  Engineered for audiences of 4–12 years but sure to delight adults and children alike, The Little Prince is an adventure story that celebrates the richness of human feeling and imagination.
  • 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Fringe Furniture, the longest running event of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and one of the longest running design events in Australia. In this momentous year, artists are being encouraged to submit work that embraces the experimental and creative roots of Fringe Furniture, looking at the past to imagine and articulate the future of design. Fringe Furniture 30: invites designers at all stages of their careers and working in all forms, including furniture, lighting, home wares, wearable objects, permanent and ephemeral works. Fringe Furniture is a space for emerging and established designers to present their work side by side, to test new ideas and showcase exciting, original design. Applications open on Monday 30 May and close Monday 27 June 2016.

  • The Scarf Festival has returned to Geelong! This year the theme is Myth & Legends. The Scarf Festival will be exhibiting at the National Wool Museum, 3rd June – 4th September

  • Kaleidoscope by Meaghan Coles – Coles explores how popular advertising objectifies the female face. Her paintings question the concept of ideal beauty as portrayed in popular imagery. She creates her imagery with spray paint, lush contrasted oil paints making up the fragmented skin tones and the high gloss created with layered resin. Kaleidoscope is exhibiting 7 – 18 June fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane

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