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The Smitten Guide: Show 2.13 July 10th

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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:

Events happening around Melbourne, Victoria and Australia:

  •  Brunswick gallery Tinning Street Presents Wonky curated by Sophia Cai and Caitlin Shearer. Wonky is a group exhibition inspired by the principles of wabi-sabi – a Japanese aesthetic philosophy that celebrates the imperfect and the transient. Taking this idea as a starting point, Wonky is an exhibition that examines unpredictability and impermanence, both in art and in life. Wonky features 13 Australian and international artists working across diverse mediums including ceramics, drawing, sculpture, jewellery and textiles. While some artists take direct inspiration from Japanese art, others approach the topic in their own idiosyncratic way. Together, their works acknowledge the uncontrollable forces of nature and the unpredictable nature of ‘making. Wonky is being exhibited from 14 July to 24 July.

 

  • The spotlight will shine on the plight of the endangered tiger quoll when the new Hannie Rayson play Extinction opens in Geelong next week as part of GPAC’s 2016 Deakin University Theatre Season. The play is a co-production between GPAC and Red Stitch Actors Theatre – and a regional first in terms of the collaboration to produce new Australian work. Extinction will be performed from the 13th – 16th July at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre.

 

  • At the Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart, Tasmania – Rebecca Robinson’s exhibition Fixing Shadows uses illuminated paper-cuts to evoke the early era of photography and the techniques which pre-dated it. Fixing Shadows urges viewers to reflect upon ideas surrounding time and technique, questions of the hand-made versus the mechanical, and the elementary presence of light and shadow. The exhibition will be showing until the 31st July. 

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