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Art and mental health issues, they seem to go together

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Anglicare’s artsandminds.org.au in Brisbane has produced a web-series and a billboard campaign across the city to tell of artists and their commitment to increasing awareness of mental health. The church organisation has paired five emerging artists affected by mental health issues with five established artists to create artworks that will be auctioned at an event on May 31. The five

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Sam Campbell’s The Trough wins top Comedy Festival award

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Comedy, News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

The 21st Annual Comedy Festival Awards were held in Melbourne last night with the 2018 Barry Award Winner for the Most Outstanding Festival Show going to Sam Campbell (pictured above) for his show The Trough. Campbell has previously won the  2016 Director’s Choice Award and was also the nominee for the 2015 Best Newcomer Award. He also appeared in Anne

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Win a double pass to Breath advance screening in Melbourne tonight!

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Film, News & Commentary, Screen |

Breath is based on Tim Winton’s award-winning novel of the same name and is actor Simon Baker’s feature film directorial debut. It follows two teenage boys, Pikelet (Samson Coulter) and Loonie (Ben Spence), growing up in a remote corner of the Western Australian coast. Hungry for discovery, the pair form an unlikely friendship with Sando (Simon Baker),

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Gallery: Judith Van Heeren’s Sea Garden at Murray White Room, Melbourne

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Judith Van Heeren’s new exhibition of natural history paintings, Sea Garden, is at Murray White Room in Melbourne’s CBD until May 5 . Sea Garden was partly inspired by the 1769 painting Sea Plumes, Lithophytes and Shells by Anne Vallayer-Coster in the Louvre. “The painting is just so exquisitely painted and full of mystery and intrigue. At that time I imagined the oceans

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Nick Mitzevich is the director of the National Gallery of Australia, surprising no-one

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News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

Nick Mitzevich, the current director of the the Art Galllery of South Australia and a former director of the University of Queensland Art Museum and Newcastle Region Art Gallery will lead Canberra’s National Gallery of Australia (NGA) from July 2. Mitzevich takes over from Gerard Vaughan, who will retire after he was appointed in 2014 and championed by the gallery’s chairman Allan Myers who

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Melbourne Green Room awards dominated by My Fair Lady, Aladdin, King Roger, Split and Away

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The annual Green Room awards for performance were announced in Melbourne last night with mulitple awards going to Opera Australia’s production of King Roger and its Julie Andrews directed musical My Fair Lady co-produced with John Frost. The Disney musical Aladdin was also a multi winner. In a strong year for Malthouse, the play Away, co-produced with Sydney Theatre Company, won

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Watch: How Drones will change cities

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News & Commentary |

This vision of the future is set out in ELEVATION, a new documentary created by the online UK architecture magazine Dezeen. “Aerial highways” will relieve pressure on roads as deliveries and human transportation take to the skies in unmanned electric vehicles. Architecture will change dramatically as the ground floor entrance is replaced by rooftop landing,

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Arts: from the miracle of number to the banality of metrics

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News & Commentary |

By Professor Julian Meyrick, Professor Robert Phiddian and Dr. Tully Barnett Flinders University  *** On March 2, Laboratory Adelaide, a Flinders University-based research team investigating the problem of demonstrating value in arts and culture, convened a Symposium “When did value become a number?”  It brought together scientists, philosophers, political analysts, economists, artists, managers, statisticians, and

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