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The Smitten Guide – Show 2.10 June 19th


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 Honey Bees by Red Stich Actors Theatre is being performed on 14 June – 16 July, Red Stitch Actors Theatre Rear 2 Chapel Street St Kilda East
  • 4:48 Psychosis will be performed at the Metanoia Theatre 29 June – 2 July.
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Is being performed at Blackbox Theatre, Preshil Senior Campus 21 June– 10 July: Tue-Sat, 7.30pm, Sun 2pm
  • Metanoia Live Works : 25 June – 6 August, Mechanics Institute Brunswick, 270 Sydney Road, Melbourne

Events happening around Melbourne, Victoria and Australia:

  • TALES OF KABBARLI : Esteemed Australian entertainer Robina Beard consummately plays the role of Daisy Bates, the iconic woman who lived with tribal peoples in the outback early in the twentieth century. At night, while retired, and camping beside the Murray River, the ageing Bates tells the stories of her life. Memories, movement, characterisation, humour and passion provide a rich imaginary and historical window into the Australian continent and its first peoples, that can continue to resonate with modern audiences.  à La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond Street Carlton, June 22nd – 26th


  • Gertude Contemporary Gallery presenters: Ross Coulter, ‘Positions’. Produced in 2013, Positions explores representations of sexuality and the body in a series of six large-format prints depicting pornographic videos projected onto the naked figure of the artist.The hyper-saturation of these prints conveys a similar quality to Sittings, a series of 1970s nude portraits of men and women in garish colours and interior settings by Greece-born American photographer, Lucas Samaras. Exhibition will be on until the 9 July 2016 at 44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood VIC 3066



  • Dash and D’Bree proudly present, as a part of the 2016 Melbourne Cabaret Festival Dash and D’Bree: Fierce – Written and performed by Hayley Butcher and Katrina Mroz. Dash and D’Bree: Fierce is being performed on 23 – 25 June at The Space: cnr Carlton & Little Chapel Sts, Prahran


  • Omrane Khuder, a Melbourne based film maker, writer and director, and former Art Smitten guest, is currently doing a Indiegogo Campaign to create his next film My Song To Say Goodbye. This film is to say thank you to all the volunteers who help sick kids via community-based charities. “As a Filmmaker, I am compelled to make this film to commemorate our community-based Volunteers helping our sick kids. No child deserves to feel like there is no hope; and these Volunteers do it all for free. Their actions inspire me to give back to my community and they deserve all the praise and exposure they can get. I am compelled to make this film because the next child the Volunteers in my community need to help may very well be one of my own neighbours, one of my relatives, a sibling, or even one day my very own child. I’ve put a great team together and I’m very excited about making this film.” With 20% raised so far, and with less than 10 days to go, Omrane is asking Art Smitten listeners to help support this film by making a donation on his Indiegogo Campaign website. All funds will go to the making of this film. 

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