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February 2017

Political Acts: Pioneers of Performance Art in Southeast Asia

February 11 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm AEDT
Arts Centre Melbourne,
100 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, Victoria 3004 Australia
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Performance art is one of the driving forces in contemporary art across Southeast Asia. It is an art form that acknowledges the cultural traditions of performance within the region, while also providing avant-garde artists with a creative means to critically explore social, political and environmental issues.   The exhibition Political Acts will present a selection of artists’ films, photographs and installations by some of the innovative pioneers of performance art in Southeast Asia.   Artists represented are Dadang Christanto (Indonesia / Australia), Lee Wen(Singapore), Liew Teck Leong (Malaysia), Khvay Samnang (Cambodia), Moe Satt (Myanmar), Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia) and Tran Luong (Vietnam).

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April 2017

Call for Submissions – Channels Festival (The Australian Video Art Festival )

April 25 @ 8:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm AEST
Channels Festival,
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earthling Channels Festival Photograph

Channels, The Australian Video Art Festival is dedicated to showcasing new contemporary moving image by some of the most exciting Australian and international artists. Following on from the success of our 2013 and 2015 events, Channels Festival is back for 2017 with a dynamic and inclusive festival of public engagement programs, free exhibitions, screenings and international and online programs. We’re currently seeking single-screen videos under 15 minutes for our popular Video Visions screening to be held at the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne. Submissions are open to both Australian and International artists. Submissions close 3rd May. For further information, visit the Channels Festival Webpage.  

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Melbourne Karaoke Festival

April 28 @ 5:00 am - 10:00 pm AEST
Unnamed Venue,
206 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Melbourne Karaoke Festival 2017 image for Peril Magazine Event Calendar

Karaoke enthusiasts are set to go head to head at the Melbourne Karaoke Festival – with $3,000 in cash prizes up for grabs! Think you’ve got what it takes? There are three categories, designed to cater for divas that can’t share the stage, couples that can’t do it alone & groups of three or more – in other words SOLOS, DUETS & BANDS. The best from each will take home a $1,000 cash prize & some serious street cred. Fuel the fun with takeaway options available on the night from some of Melbourne’s best Dumpling restaurants, including Tim Ho Wan Melbourne, China Red, China Chilli & Dragon Boat. And as karaoke is thirsty work – Collingwood’s Sample Brew will be serving up Dutch courage for those hitting the stag...e and those having to endure the hits and misses. The first 400 people to arrive at the Sample Brew pop-up from…

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Buddha Birth Day Festival 2017 (Brisbane)

April 28 @ 9:00 am - April 30 @ 9:00 pm AEST
The South Bank Parklands,
Brisbane, 4000 QLD Australia
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Buddha Birthday Festival Brisbane, 2017. Multicultural Festivals in Brisbane.

Since 1997 the Buddha Birth Day Festival has grown into one of Queensland’s most prestigious cultural events attracting in excess of 200,000 visitors and is now recognized as the largest annual Buddhist Birth Day Festival in the world. This year the Buddha Birth Day Festival is proud to be celebrating its 20th anniversary at The Parklands at Southbank.  continue to showcase the diversity of Australia’s multicultural society, as visitors can enjoy a relaxed environment surrounded by a range of displays, entertained by a variety of performances and experience many cultural customs and activities and vegetarian food. It is a Festival for everyone, regardless of ages, religious or cultural backgrounds.

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May 2017

Fiesta Malaysia Melbourne 2017

May 6
Federation Square,
Federations Square
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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The 2017 Fiesta Malaysia Melbourne. Exhibition and games, live performances, Malaysian cuisine.

Fiesta Malaysia Melbourne is an event which aims to promote Malaysia’s famous multi-racial culture & society through an exciting and inclusive festival featuring live performances, games and exhibitions, and Malaysian cuisine. It is presented with a familiar “open house” style which is a common practice in various Malaysian festivals ...that see family, friends and even the whole neighbourhood coming together to celebrate with great fun and laughter! Being one of the flagship events proudly organised by the MCulture arm of Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia, Victoria (MASCA Victoria) in collaboration with the Consulate General of Malaysia, Melbourne, Fiesta Malaysia 2017 is supported by Tourism Malaysia, Victorian Multicultural Commission, City of Melbourne and other corporate sponsors.

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Conflicted: Works from the Vietnam Archive Project – Presented as Part of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

May 12 @ 11:00 am - July 1 @ 5:00 pm AEST
The Substation,
1 Market Street
Newport, Vic 3015 Australia
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The Substation Conflicted works from the Vietnam Archive Project

THE VIETNAM ARCHIVE PROJECT by Phuong Ngo is an ongoing artwork started in 2010. Currently consisting over 10,000 items, including slides, photos, documents and objects; this ever-growing collection explores histories that have come to define the personal and collective identities of Vietnamese communities, both within and outside of Vietnam. CONFLICTED explores the political and social aspects of war through the lens of service men and women. Utilising found images and objects from the VIETNAM ARCHIVE PROJECT, the exhibition comprises a series of intimate moments and large scale installations offering a nuanced and alternative reading of the Vietnam War. Presented as part of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Exhibition: 12 May – 1 July Gallery Open: Tues - Sat, 11AM - 5PM

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HRAFF Goes West – Presented by the Human Rights Art and Film Festival

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
Footscray Community Arts Centre,
45 Moreland St
Footscray, Victoria Australia
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Film still from Spear, photo credit Edward Mulvihill, Human Rights Art and Film Festival, image for Peril Magazine Event Calendar

Join us in celebrating 10 years of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival this May. Celebrations kick off with performances by musicians and artists involved in THE KEY OF SEA, a collaborative music project by some of Australia’s nest established artists and extraordinary musicians who brought their cultural heritage from across the sea, escaping war, hardship or persecution. This will be followed by a screening of SPEAR, the cinematic feature lm debut from Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre , Stephen Page, and post-film Q&A with Spear producer John Harvey. WHEN: Saturday 13 May, 2pm – 8pm VENUE: Performance Space COST: Free, booking required FIND OUT MORE: BOOK NOW: Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre in association with Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.

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June 2017

Be Public In The Now – Exhibition by Christopher R. Inwood

June 4 - September 1
The Brisbane Square Library,
Brisbane Square, 266 George St
Brisbane, QLD 3000 Australia
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The Autodidatic artist Christopher R. Inwood has created 17 large, traditional oil paintings that draw from the composition and aesthetic of our current homogenised digital culture, so as to provide a vehicle for direct communication with the people of our time. The ‘meme’ has been used as a formula for the composition of the paintings in this show, due to its simple and direct communication, and ease of engagement. The contemporary oil portraits will be constructed using the unique parameters and benefits of the new digital aesthetic, and will be combined with text that comments on issues prevalent in our current and future culture. The use of oil painting draws from Inwood’s knowledge of art history and his understanding of the refinement of painting, which enables him to bring the immaterial into the tangible world. The visual intrigue created by the painted memes is supported by didactics that direct the…

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ASRC Visit & Dinner

June 14 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm AEST
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre(ASRC),
214-218 Nicholson Street
Footscray, Victoria Australia
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Asylum Seeker Resource Centre wall painting

From ASRC: The work and impact of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) would not be possible without the support of you - our community. That is why in 2017, we are offering monthly tours of our Home of Hope in Footscray so you can learn and witness how your support, enables the ASRC to assist and empower over 3,000 people seeking asylum each year. We would love you and a friend, to join us for a complimentary dinner and a guided tour of the ASRC. During the tour, you will learn about each of our programs and services, the refugee determination process and treatment of people seeking asylum in Australia. Please RSVP via Eventbrite: Schedule: 17:45 Arrival - meet at first... floor reception 18:00 Dinner 18:30 Centre tour 19:00 Q&A Please note: spaces are limited and other people may be hoping to attend. Kindly let us know if…

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