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May 2019

Brisban Street Art Festival celebrates its biggest program to date

May 4 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm AEST

Brisbane will welcome a plethora of acclaimed local, national and international street artists from around the globe this May, as the city opens its door to Australia’s biggest street art festival program - Brisbane Street Art Festival (BSAF) from May 4 - 19. This free public art event has 46 commissioned artworks across Brisbane CBD and surrounding suburbs. With a program of live music, panel talks, exhibitions and workshops, BSAF will have something on offer to suit every age group over the two-week period. Festival Director Lincoln Savage said the public can expect to see more diversity and creative license for artists in 2019, with the program doubling in size from 2018. Savage said, “Our goal is to help create one of the most vibrant and culturally rich cities in Australia that supports the development of emerging artists and continues to empower its creative industries through BSAF.” BSAF has support…

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Opportunities — 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

May 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm AEST

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art fosters excellence and innovation in contemporary Asian and Australian culture through research, documentation, development, discussion and presentation of contemporary visual art. We believe that Asian cultural thinking will have an important impact on the future. 4A’s aim is to ensure contemporary visual art plays a central role in understanding the dynamic relationship between Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. 4A has a distinctive approach to addressing Australia’s cultural diversity through a dynamic program including local and international exhibitions, public programs, workshops, seminars, symposiums and community activities. These have been recognised locally and internationally as having raised awareness of Asian-Australian art and culture and Australia‘s place in the Asia-Pacific region. Opportunities: 4A Curators' Intensive -- Applications open in April 2020 4A Beijing Studio Program -- Applications open in May 2019 4A Emerging Writer's Program -- Applications open in May 2019 4A x World Square Studio Program…

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4A Emerging Writer’s Program — May 2019

May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm AEST

About the 4A Emerging Writer's Program Following the inaugural offering in 2016, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is pleased to announce the fourth consecutive 4A Emerging Writer’s Program that will support an emerging Australian writer to travel to Indonesia in 2019 and realise two publication outcomes. 4A Emerging Writer’s Program is open to all Australian emerging writers and suits individuals with a keen interest in fieldwork research in art and culture from the Asia Pacific region, and someone who can demonstrate a flair and passion for writing. The selected writer will undertake up to a two-week research trip to Indonesia in late 2019. Facilitated by 4A and its networks, the writer will be asked to conceive and deliver two writing outcomes for publication in 4A Papers and program supporter Art Monthly Australasia. This may include a critical essay, historical research, interview, review, profile, or feature with accompanying online audio-visual…

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4A Beijing Studio Program — 2019

May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm AEST

Applications for the 2019 Program open in May 2019. The 4A Beijing Studio Program is now in its eighth year and provides Australian artists with a valuable opportunity to research new projects in rich cultural surroundings, build professional networks and observe the changes taking place in one of the most important cities in Asia. The 4A Beijing Studio Program is a unique initiative that sees three Australian artists embark on a month-long residency in September at the studios of internationally renowned Chinese-Australian artist Shen Shaomin. This experience provides a unique opportunity for artists to be mentored by a leading international artist, undertake research for new works, develop professional networks and witness first-hand the changes occurring in one of the world’s most vibrant capitals. The program covers airfares, accommodation, daily meals, travel insurance, and a small stipend. In 2019, for the first time, this special 4A initiative is being supported by…

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May 9 @ 6:00 pm - May 12 @ 7:30 pm AEST
Testing Grounds, 1 City Rd, Southbank VIC 3006 + Google Map
Mysterious faceless figure running wearing a visor

Fresh from winning the Melbourne Fringe 2018 award for Innovation in Culturally Diverse Practice and sell-out shows in Iceland, nomnomnom is a site-specific, participatory event in which YOU the audience role-play as time-travelling food delivery people. Explore time travel portals at nomnomnom HQ (aka Testing Grounds) and deliver fresh meals and your winning smile to households around the world. We’ll provide the visors – all you need to bring is an open heart and your passion for customer service! Tickets are limited so lock in your first shift now! This project is supported by City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Development support by Moreland City Council. Between Thursday 9 May 2019 6:00 PM and Sunday 12 May 2019 7:30 PM Image by: Vy Nguyen

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Ethnic City –a brand new variety show in Melbourne

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - June 14 @ 7:50 pm AEST

A brand new variety show exclusively featuring performers of color: Imagine a Melbourne stand-up comedy show where comedians of colour dominated centre stage. You won’t find it, until now with the inaugural Ethnic City, a live comedy production showcasing the best up-and-coming performers from diverse backgrounds. Creator and producer of Ethnic City, Brendan Wan, is set to change Melbourne’s demographics of comedy. “It’s no secret Melbourne’s creative arts industry lacks diversity. I know far too many incredibly talented ethnic actors, writers and comedians who need to create projects in order to pursue their artistic goals as their ethnicity isn’t regarded as marketable,” says Mr Wan. It’s easy to see why Ethnic City is tipped to attract an incredible reception with its all-star line up of acts including Margot Tanjutco, 2019 Golden Gibbo nominee at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, who blew audiences away for her performance in Vanity Fair Enough.…

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October 2019

Black is the New White

October 2 @ 8:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm AEST

Black is the new white -- by Nakkiah Lui 2 October  to 6 November 2019 Southbank Theatre, The Sumner A mix of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and Meet the Fockers, Nakkiah Lui’s smash hit comedy is set to delight Melbourne audiences. Charlotte Gibson is a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her father Ray says, she could be the next female Indigenous Waleed Aly. But she has other ideas. First of all, it’s Christmas. Second of all, she’s in love. The thing is, her fiancé, Francis Smith, is not what her family expected – he’s unemployed, he’s an experimental composer… and he’s white! When the families come together at the Gibson’s ritzy holiday home, the stage is set for a riotously funny struggle for dominance where insults fly, secrets come flooding out and sacred cows of all descriptions are mercilessly skewered. It’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,…

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