Performing arts & pop culture
Artist Meets Expert
What constitutes a trend? Can they be predicted and quantified? And how do trends in the broader culture influence the creation of new artworks? In this conversation, artists Jordan Prosser and David Finnigan – creators of the Melbourne Knowledge Week event, CrimeForce: LoveTeam – will discuss themes of futurism in art and beyond. With cultural strategist and insights specialist Stephanie…
Laugh Breaks: Finding the Limelight
'How did you get your big break?' It’s a question asked of every successful performer in the comedy industry. Tales abound of mates dobbing in mates for open mic comedy comps, along with household names who cut their teeth doing sketch, improv or stand-up in late-night comedy rooms.
Is it luck, timing, talent or all three? Laugh Breaks: Finding the…
Jeez Louise: Transplaining
Trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse comedians and performers are standing up and stepping out. As the world evolves its understanding of gender identity, preferred pronouns and social norms, gender-transcendent stars are reaching wider and more diverse audiences and garnering critical acclaim.
To further interrogate, understand and celebrate their careers, Jeez Louise: Transplaining brings together an incredible panel of writers and performers…
Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
The winners of the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced tonight by the Minister for Creative Industries, Danny Pearson. For the first time, the Awards ceremony was held as a free online digital event.
Scalia/Ginsburg: An Opera by Derrick Wang and Across the Aisle: A Panel Discussion on Justice and Jurisprudence
Join us for an unforgettable evening in the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens, as we honour the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a panel conversation and the Australian premiere of Derrick Wang’s opera Scalia/Ginsburg.
Scalia/Ginsburg is a comic opera about the close and unlikely friendship between US Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia. The…
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Faith and Culture: The Politics of Belief
The Voice of Faith and the Challenge of Democratic Multiculturalism: Tariq Modood
Lightning Source to Print-on-Demand in Melbourne
The print-on-demand options for Australian small publishers and authors looking to self-publish are set to broaden from the middle of the year. Print-on-demand specialist Lightning Source has announced that Melbourne will be the location of its fifth global facility. According to Wikipedia, the company, a subsidiary of Ingram Content Group, is the world’s leading provider of print-on-demand manufacturing and distributing services. A Lightning Source…
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