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2018 PROGRAM

DARWINFESTIVAL.ORG.AU


YOUR FESTIVAL GUIDE

THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN! Join now to celebrate HOT AUGUST NIGHTS with the VIP experience DARWINFESTIVAL.ORG.AU/FRIENDS

For an annual joining fee of $90# you receive fantastic benefits* including

WELCOME

2

SPECIAL EVENTS

3

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF THE NT

6

OPENING WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS

8

THEATRE

12

DANCE

18

FAMILY

22

COMEDY

24

CABARET

27

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

30

FESTIVAL PARK

40

MEET THE TRADERS

40

FILM

43

CLASSICAL MUSIC

44

WORDS & IDEAS

46

VISUAL ARTS

49

DARWIN FESTIVAL FOR SCHOOLS

53

• 15% off Darwin Festival tickets

INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT

53

• Free entry for you and one guest to a Festival event

HOW TO BOOK

77

FESTIVAL VENUES

78

• Priority entry to Festival events

ACCESS

78

• Behind the scenes access AND SO MUCH MORE

DAILY DIARY

80

Want to know anything else? Call us on 08 8943 4200 during office hours and talk to our friendly Festival team. #Includes GST. *Conditions apply. View full list of benefits along with terms and conditions on our website.

Program details are correct at time of printing but are subject to change where necessary and without notice. Please check darwinfestival.org.au for up-to-date details. Please be aware that you may be filmed or photographed while taking part in Festival events. Any footage or photos may be used to promote the Festival in the future.

#DFEST18 #HOTAUGUSTNIGHTS 1


YOUR FESTIVAL GUIDE

THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN! Join now to celebrate HOT AUGUST NIGHTS with the VIP experience DARWINFESTIVAL.ORG.AU/FRIENDS

For an annual joining fee of $90# you receive fantastic benefits* including

WELCOME

2

SPECIAL EVENTS

3

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF THE NT

6

OPENING WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS

8

THEATRE

12

DANCE

18

FAMILY

22

COMEDY

24

CABARET

27

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

30

FESTIVAL PARK

40

MEET THE TRADERS

40

FILM

43

CLASSICAL MUSIC

44

WORDS & IDEAS

46

VISUAL ARTS

49

DARWIN FESTIVAL FOR SCHOOLS

53

• 15% off Darwin Festival tickets

INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT

53

• Free entry for you and one guest to a Festival event

HOW TO BOOK

77

FESTIVAL VENUES

78

• Priority entry to Festival events

ACCESS

78

• Behind the scenes access AND SO MUCH MORE

DAILY DIARY

80

Want to know anything else? Call us on 08 8943 4200 during office hours and talk to our friendly Festival team. #Includes GST. *Conditions apply. View full list of benefits along with terms and conditions on our website.

Program details are correct at time of printing but are subject to change where necessary and without notice. Please check darwinfestival.org.au for up-to-date details. Please be aware that you may be filmed or photographed while taking part in Festival events. Any footage or photos may be used to promote the Festival in the future.

#DFEST18 #HOTAUGUSTNIGHTS 1


WELCOME Get ready to party because it’s that time of year again: the nights are perfect, the streets are buzzing – Darwin Festival is on at last! We’ve put together a Festival program that places Darwin at the heart of an international conversation. As we celebrate 40 years of Territory independence, we explore our past, reflect on our present and dream of our future. We celebrate the strength and creativity of Australian Indigenous culture and arts practices, and invite incredible international First Nations artists to join them. Across the Festival, local legends will share the stage with the very best from around the globe.

FELIX PREVAL Darwin Festival Artistic Director

There’s definitely a place for everyone at Darwin Festival – ask me personally if you can’t find something here you love! It’s a program full of lights, laughter and reasons to celebrate, as well as stirring stories, powerhouse performances and captivating contemporary arts. Join us for 18 days and nights of Festival moments that we hope will keep you coming back night after night and staying out well past your bedtime to make the very most of this wonderful Territory life.

MICHAEL GUNNER Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

Darwin Festival is part of our city’s identity. It is a dry season tradition, and the quality of art and performances are markers of Darwin’s emerging status in the country and the region. That’s why my Government is proud to offer unprecedented support. Funding for events like Darwin Festival are a key part of our Turbocharging Tourism package, the most significant investment ever from a Northern Territory Government to stimulate tourism growth. The Festival’s future is secure and it is bright. I thank the fantastic board and staff and wish everyone another great festival.

KON VATSKALIS

IAN KEW

Lord Mayor of Darwin

Darwin Festival Chair

Darwin Festival is always a highlight of the year with a program full of international, national and local shows.

Festivals drive tourism and stimulate local economies in cities around the world, and Darwin is no exception. This year, Darwin Festival is investing in reaching out to national and international visitors to invite them to enjoy a Festival that we, as locals, are privileged to have at our doorstep each year.

This year’s Festival will be especially welcome as the city recovers from Cyclone Marcus. Some of the outdoor locations may look a little different this year, with the loss of some beautiful trees, but it will be wonderful to see these spaces illuminated by the magic of the Festival. Once again, City of Darwin is a proud supporter of this iconic event, including the Teddy Bears’ Picnic on The Esplanade. The vibrancy and diversity of the Festival program has something to offer everyone. It’s a wonderful time to be in our city!

We thank the Northern Territory Government and City of Darwin for their significant support. We also thank our corporate partners who enable us to deliver 18 nights of wonder, relaxation and entertainment. My recognition and thanks to my fellow board members and to the staff for their vision and untiring efforts. See you at Festival Park.

Darwin Festival takes place on the land of the Larrakia people. We wish to pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this Country and to their ancestors. As the Festival welcomes contemporary artists and art from around the world, we also celebrate the continuing culture of the Larrakia.

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SANTOS OPENING NIGHT CONCERT

BURIED COUNTRY ROGER KNOX L.J. HILL WARREN H. WILLIAMS BUDDY KNOX LEAH FLANAGAN LUKE PEACOCK JAMES HENRY

Image: Jon Langford

The 2018 Darwin Festival kicks off with the ultimate celebration of our Indigenous country music tradition Long before Aboriginal painters, filmmakers and dance companies were becoming household names, generations of Indigenous musicians were finding a voice in white Australia through country music. Now these hidden gems are the stars of the show in the entertaining and moving concert event Buried Country. Performers from across generations and across the country bring to life a selection of Australian country music’s greatest hits forgotten by many. Darwin’s own Ali Mills will perform a Welcome to Country to get the night started, before a chorus of local community choirs sing a rousing tribute to the Territory’s Indigenous country traditions – including Kathy Mills’ ‘The Arafura Pearl’, a song regarded by many as Darwin’s anthem and one that is now officially registered as a Northern Territory social and cultural heritage icon.

Make a night of it by treating your tastebuds to the delicious food served up onsite by Elijah’s Kitchen, Slide in and Bao, Pandalicous Dumplings and Trampoline Gelato, and enjoy beer, wine or soft drinks from the bar. MUSIC // FAMILY Northern Territory / Australia T  he Amphitheatre Thu 9 Aug

7pm Gates open 5.30pm

Duration

2hrs

FREE NOTE BYO and unsealed bottles not permitted Supported by

darwinfestival.org.au FESTIVAL MULTIPACK buy 4 or more events and save 10%

#DFEST18

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WELCOME Get ready to party because it’s that time of year again: the nights are perfect, the streets are buzzing – Darwin Festival is on at last! We’ve put together a Festival program that places Darwin at the heart of an international conversation. As we celebrate 40 years of Territory independence, we explore our past, reflect on our present and dream of our future. We celebrate the strength and creativity of Australian Indigenous culture and arts practices, and invite incredible international First Nations artists to join them. Across the Festival, local legends will share the stage with the very best from around the globe.

FELIX PREVAL Darwin Festival Artistic Director

There’s definitely a place for everyone at Darwin Festival – ask me personally if you can’t find something here you love! It’s a program full of lights, laughter and reasons to celebrate, as well as stirring stories, powerhouse performances and captivating contemporary arts. Join us for 18 days and nights of Festival moments that we hope will keep you coming back night after night and staying out well past your bedtime to make the very most of this wonderful Territory life.

MICHAEL GUNNER Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

Darwin Festival is part of our city’s identity. It is a dry season tradition, and the quality of art and performances are markers of Darwin’s emerging status in the country and the region. That’s why my Government is proud to offer unprecedented support. Funding for events like Darwin Festival are a key part of our Turbocharging Tourism package, the most significant investment ever from a Northern Territory Government to stimulate tourism growth. The Festival’s future is secure and it is bright. I thank the fantastic board and staff and wish everyone another great festival.

KON VATSKALIS

IAN KEW

Lord Mayor of Darwin

Darwin Festival Chair

Darwin Festival is always a highlight of the year with a program full of international, national and local shows.

Festivals drive tourism and stimulate local economies in cities around the world, and Darwin is no exception. This year, Darwin Festival is investing in reaching out to national and international visitors to invite them to enjoy a Festival that we, as locals, are privileged to have at our doorstep each year.

This year’s Festival will be especially welcome as the city recovers from Cyclone Marcus. Some of the outdoor locations may look a little different this year, with the loss of some beautiful trees, but it will be wonderful to see these spaces illuminated by the magic of the Festival. Once again, City of Darwin is a proud supporter of this iconic event, including the Teddy Bears’ Picnic on The Esplanade. The vibrancy and diversity of the Festival program has something to offer everyone. It’s a wonderful time to be in our city!

We thank the Northern Territory Government and City of Darwin for their significant support. We also thank our corporate partners who enable us to deliver 18 nights of wonder, relaxation and entertainment. My recognition and thanks to my fellow board members and to the staff for their vision and untiring efforts. See you at Festival Park.

Darwin Festival takes place on the land of the Larrakia people. We wish to pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this Country and to their ancestors. As the Festival welcomes contemporary artists and art from around the world, we also celebrate the continuing culture of the Larrakia.

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SANTOS OPENING NIGHT CONCERT

BURIED COUNTRY ROGER KNOX L.J. HILL WARREN H. WILLIAMS BUDDY KNOX LEAH FLANAGAN LUKE PEACOCK JAMES HENRY

Image: Jon Langford

The 2018 Darwin Festival kicks off with the ultimate celebration of our Indigenous country music tradition Long before Aboriginal painters, filmmakers and dance companies were becoming household names, generations of Indigenous musicians were finding a voice in white Australia through country music. Now these hidden gems are the stars of the show in the entertaining and moving concert event Buried Country. Performers from across generations and across the country bring to life a selection of Australian country music’s greatest hits forgotten by many. Darwin’s own Ali Mills will perform a Welcome to Country to get the night started, before a chorus of local community choirs sing a rousing tribute to the Territory’s Indigenous country traditions – including Kathy Mills’ ‘The Arafura Pearl’, a song regarded by many as Darwin’s anthem and one that is now officially registered as a Northern Territory social and cultural heritage icon.

Make a night of it by treating your tastebuds to the delicious food served up onsite by Elijah’s Kitchen, Slide in and Bao, Pandalicous Dumplings and Trampoline Gelato, and enjoy beer, wine or soft drinks from the bar. MUSIC // FAMILY Northern Territory / Australia T  he Amphitheatre Thu 9 Aug

7pm Gates open 5.30pm

Duration

2hrs

FREE NOTE BYO and unsealed bottles not permitted Supported by

darwinfestival.org.au FESTIVAL MULTIPACK buy 4 or more events and save 10%

#DFEST18

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THE AURORA SPIEGELTENT... IT’S BACK!

LIMBO Heaven can wait… This is one hell of a party! The creators of last year’s sell-out smash hit, BLANC de BLANC, are back in The Aurora Spiegeltent with their latest intoxicating mix of cabaret, circus and acrobatics. This is one thrilling Festival extravaganza you can’t afford to miss! Hot on the heels of an international tour, LIMBO is set to sizzle in Darwin as it whisks audiences into a sinister netherworld of gut-churning contortion, breath-taking acrobatics, jaw-dropping stunts and staggering illusions. Directed by Scott Maidment and backed by Sxip Shirey’s thrilling live score of playful, sexy beats, this wickedly wild show has seduced audiences around the world. And now it’s your turn, Darwin. Look for the twinkling lights to entice you from Festival Park to The Esplanade and get set for all the action with a refreshing drop from our al fresco bar and a tasty Asian street-food bite from Little Miss Korea. Treat yourself to a Premium ticket and be escorted into The Aurora Spiegeltent ahead of the pack. Whatever you do, don’t miss your chance to see the show so hot Madonna saw it twice!

‘Sexy and sensational... you can’t take your eyes off it.’ SUNDAY EXPRESS (UK)

Photo: David Solm

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Photo: Elise Derwin BUY

TICKETS

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CABARET // CIRCUS International The Aurora Spiegeltent, The Esplanade Thu 9 – Sun 26 Aug Tue-Thu & Sun Fri & Sat

7.30pm 7pm & 9pm

Duration

1hr 10mins

Premium* Full Concession & Group (8+) Friends Preview (Thu 9 Aug)

$78 $68 $60 $57.80 $55

$2.95 transaction fee applies *Premium tickets provide priority entry into the venue and access to the premium seating section All tickets, including Premium, are unallocated and will be seated on a first come, first served basis

NOTE Suitable for ages 12 and over

Contains loud music, haze effects and strobe lighting

Presented by Strut & Fret Production House in association with Darwin Festival

Photo: Daniel James Grant

FESTIVAL MULTIPACK

buy 4 or more events and save 10%

#HOTAUGUSTNIGHTS #DFEST18

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THE AURORA SPIEGELTENT... IT’S BACK!

LIMBO Heaven can wait… This is one hell of a party! The creators of last year’s sell-out smash hit, BLANC de BLANC, are back in The Aurora Spiegeltent with their latest intoxicating mix of cabaret, circus and acrobatics. This is one thrilling Festival extravaganza you can’t afford to miss! Hot on the heels of an international tour, LIMBO is set to sizzle in Darwin as it whisks audiences into a sinister netherworld of gut-churning contortion, breath-taking acrobatics, jaw-dropping stunts and staggering illusions. Directed by Scott Maidment and backed by Sxip Shirey’s thrilling live score of playful, sexy beats, this wickedly wild show has seduced audiences around the world. And now it’s your turn, Darwin. Look for the twinkling lights to entice you from Festival Park to The Esplanade and get set for all the action with a refreshing drop from our al fresco bar and a tasty Asian street-food bite from Little Miss Korea. Treat yourself to a Premium ticket and be escorted into The Aurora Spiegeltent ahead of the pack. Whatever you do, don’t miss your chance to see the show so hot Madonna saw it twice!

‘Sexy and sensational... you can’t take your eyes off it.’ SUNDAY EXPRESS (UK)

Photo: David Solm

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Photo: Elise Derwin BUY

TICKETS

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CABARET // CIRCUS International The Aurora Spiegeltent, The Esplanade Thu 9 – Sun 26 Aug Tue-Thu & Sun Fri & Sat

7.30pm 7pm & 9pm

Duration

1hr 10mins

Premium* Full Concession & Group (8+) Friends Preview (Thu 9 Aug)

$78 $68 $60 $57.80 $55

$2.95 transaction fee applies *Premium tickets provide priority entry into the venue and access to the premium seating section All tickets, including Premium, are unallocated and will be seated on a first come, first served basis

NOTE Suitable for ages 12 and over

Contains loud music, haze effects and strobe lighting

Presented by Strut & Fret Production House in association with Darwin Festival

Photo: Daniel James Grant

FESTIVAL MULTIPACK

buy 4 or more events and save 10%

#HOTAUGUSTNIGHTS #DFEST18

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CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF THE NT

MADELEINE FLYNN & TIM HUMPHREY

PIVOT

Festival Park becomes a playground for adults with Pivot, a collection of semi-intelligent seesaws. Join in this live art conversation kick-starter that connects you with other Festival-goers in a philosophical tête-à-tête mediated by a talking seesaw. As you enjoy the rare opportunity to ride, speak and listen, remember that Pivot is programmed to consider all words it hears – so it’s reflecting your own views and the views of many others. While global democracy teeters towards ever more dangerous farce, rejoice in the safe absurdity of a seesaw ride.

SPECIAL EVENT Australia Festival Park Fri 10 – Sun 26 Aug FREE

Photo: Victor Frankowski

NAINA SEN

FACE TO FACE Face to Face interrogates the emotional impact of the simple human act of seeing one another. Indianborn, Darwin-based video artist and documentary filmmaker Naina Sen profiles a diverse cross-section of 40 Darwin residents in a series of intimate video portraits, looped together and projected in Festival Park. Explore ideas of place, belonging, memory and the evolving identity of a city and its people.

SPECIAL EVENT Northern Territory Festival Park Fri 10 – Sun 26 Aug Tue-Sun

from sunset

FREE

ALL THE QUEENS MEN

CONGRESS Visit our seat of power for a celebration of our citizens, our city and democracy in action As the Northern Territory celebrates 40 years of selfgovernance, what would our citizens say if they got to present their own first speech to Parliament? Performance makers All The Queens Men bring their life-affirming brand of participatory art to Darwin Festival. Together they will collaborate with a crosssection of Darwin’s community to present Congress – a citizens’ assembly for real people to have their say. Congress connects the personal with the political. In this special edition, eight professional wordsmiths are matched with eight local citizens to collaborate on their own inspiring ‘first speech’. Join us for these public declarations by voices often unheard and celebrate these personal visions for our collective future.

Photo: Duane Preston

SPECIAL EVENT // WORDS & IDEAS Northern Territory / Australia Parliament House Main Hall Sat 25 Aug

6pm Doors open 5.30pm

Duration

1hr 10mins

All Tickets Friends

$25 $21.25

$2.95 transaction fee applies

NOTE To clear security please arrive early

No food or drink can be brought into Parliament House

Congress presents an egalitarian portrait of Darwin in 2018 to demonstrate that people really do have the power!

Supported by

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from 4pm (no rides Mon)

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FESTIVAL MULTIPACK

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CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF THE NT

MADELEINE FLYNN & TIM HUMPHREY

PIVOT

Festival Park becomes a playground for adults with Pivot, a collection of semi-intelligent seesaws. Join in this live art conversation kick-starter that connects you with other Festival-goers in a philosophical tête-à-tête mediated by a talking seesaw. As you enjoy the rare opportunity to ride, speak and listen, remember that Pivot is programmed to consider all words it hears – so it’s reflecting your own views and the views of many others. While global democracy teeters towards ever more dangerous farce, rejoice in the safe absurdity of a seesaw ride.

SPECIAL EVENT Australia Festival Park Fri 10 – Sun 26 Aug FREE

Photo: Victor Frankowski

NAINA SEN

FACE TO FACE Face to Face interrogates the emotional impact of the simple human act of seeing one another. Indianborn, Darwin-based video artist and documentary filmmaker Naina Sen profiles a diverse cross-section of 40 Darwin residents in a series of intimate video portraits, looped together and projected in Festival Park. Explore ideas of place, belonging, memory and the evolving identity of a city and its people.

SPECIAL EVENT Northern Territory Festival Park Fri 10 – Sun 26 Aug Tue-Sun

from sunset

FREE

ALL THE QUEENS MEN

CONGRESS Visit our seat of power for a celebration of our citizens, our city and democracy in action As the Northern Territory celebrates 40 years of selfgovernance, what would our citizens say if they got to present their own first speech to Parliament? Performance makers All The Queens Men bring their life-affirming brand of participatory art to Darwin Festival. Together they will collaborate with a crosssection of Darwin’s community to present Congress – a citizens’ assembly for real people to have their say. Congress connects the personal with the political. In this special edition, eight professional wordsmiths are matched with eight local citizens to collaborate on their own inspiring ‘first speech’. Join us for these public declarations by voices often unheard and celebrate these personal visions for our collective future.

Photo: Duane Preston

SPECIAL EVENT // WORDS & IDEAS Northern Territory / Australia Parliament House Main Hall Sat 25 Aug

6pm Doors open 5.30pm

Duration

1hr 10mins

All Tickets Friends

$25 $21.25

$2.95 transaction fee applies

NOTE To clear security please arrive early

No food or drink can be brought into Parliament House

Congress presents an egalitarian portrait of Darwin in 2018 to demonstrate that people really do have the power!

Supported by

6

from 4pm (no rides Mon)

BUY TICKETS

darwinfestival.org.au | 08 8943 4222

FESTIVAL MULTIPACK

buy 4 or more events and save 10%

#DFEST18

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OPENING WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS

35TH TELSTRA

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ART AWARDS The country’s most prestigious national Indigenous art awards is back for the 35th year The Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards celebrate the extraordinary artistic calibre of artists from diverse geographic regions across the country, and bring an important Indigenous voice to the political, social and cultural dialogue in Australia. Head to the picturesque MAGNT lawns for an incredible evening of live performance, music and dance at this year’s awards ceremony and opening night on Friday 10 August. Enjoy free festivities and immerse yourself in the amazing Indigenous art brought together from regional areas and urban centres over the opening weekend. Participate in artist-led workshops, listen to the winning artists and see performances in the gallery space.

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Robert Fielding, Milkali Kutju - One Blood, synthetic polymer paint and ink on burnt and pierced paper, 34th Telstra NATSIAA

VISUAL ARTS Australia Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Exhibition Dates Sat 11 Aug – Sun 25 Nov Mon-Sun

10am-5pm

Opening Night & Awards Presentation Fri 10 Aug

6pm

Opening Weekend Public Programs Sat 11 & Sun 12 Aug

10am-5pm

FREE Presented by Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Telstra NATSIAA Principal Partner

darwinfestival.org.au | 08 8943 4222

Photo: From Country to Couture, 2017, Murray Hilton

DARWIN ABORIGINAL ART FAIR

Opening Night 34th Telstra NATSIAA Photo: Fiona Morrison

The 12th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair showcases a rich diversity of art from over 60 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community art centres and charts the future of the vibrant and evolving Indigenous art scene. Experience cultures from Australia’s most remote desert and coastal regions, to rural and urban communities, as well as an extensive program of traditional dancing and artist workshops, short films and the Fair’s fashion show From Country to Couture.

VISUAL ARTS Australia Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Darwin Convention Centre Fri 10 & Sun 12 Aug Sat 11 Aug FREE

10am-4pm 10am-5pm

From Country to Couture Fashion Show Beachside Pavilion, SKYCITY Darwin Wed 8 Aug 4pm & 8pm All Tickets $55 Friends $46.75

Photo: Murray Hilton

Presented by Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation

$2.95 transaction fee applies

FESTIVAL MULTIPACK

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#DFEST18

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OPENING WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS

35TH TELSTRA

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ART AWARDS The country’s most prestigious national Indigenous art awards is back for the 35th year The Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards celebrate the extraordinary artistic calibre of artists from diverse geographic regions across the country, and bring an important Indigenous voice to the political, social and cultural dialogue in Australia. Head to the picturesque MAGNT lawns for an incredible evening of live performance, music and dance at this year’s awards ceremony and opening night on Friday 10 August. Enjoy free festivities and immerse yourself in the amazing Indigenous art brought together from regional areas and urban centres over the opening weekend. Participate in artist-led workshops, listen to the winning artists and see performances in the gallery space.

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Robert Fielding, Milkali Kutju - One Blood, synthetic polymer paint and ink on burnt and pierced paper, 34th Telstra NATSIAA

VISUAL ARTS Australia Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Exhibition Dates Sat 11 Aug – Sun 25 Nov Mon-Sun

10am-5pm

Opening Night & Awards Presentation Fri 10 Aug

6pm

Opening Weekend Public Programs Sat 11 & Sun 12 Aug

10am-5pm

FREE Presented by Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Telstra NATSIAA Principal Partner

darwinfestival.org.au | 08 8943 4222

Photo: From Country to Couture, 2017, Murray Hilton

DARWIN ABORIGINAL ART FAIR

Opening Night 34th Telstra NATSIAA Photo: Fiona Morrison

The 12th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair showcases a rich diversity of art from over 60 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community art centres and charts the future of the vibrant and evolving Indigenous art scene. Experience cultures from Australia’s most remote desert and coastal regions, to rural and urban communities, as well as an extensive program of traditional dancing and artist workshops, short films and the Fair’s fashion show From Country to Couture.

VISUAL ARTS Australia Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Darwin Convention Centre Fri 10 & Sun 12 Aug Sat 11 Aug FREE

10am-4pm 10am-5pm

From Country to Couture Fashion Show Beachside Pavilion, SKYCITY Darwin Wed 8 Aug 4pm & 8pm All Tickets $55 Friends $46.75

Photo: Murray Hilton

Presented by Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation

$2.95 transaction fee applies

FESTIVAL MULTIPACK

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CASUS CIRCUS & CIRCUS OZ BLAKFLIP

CHASING SMOKE

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS Celebrate the very best in Australia’s thriving Indigenous music scene with one amazing concert under the stars The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) welcomes people from across Australia to enjoy a family friendly night of amazing music at Darwin’s iconic Amphitheatre. Celebrating 15 historic years, the Awards are the premier event honouring the best in Indigenous music from around the country and showcasing the national and global achievements of some of Australia’s finest talents. With live performances from Baker Boy, Busby Marou and many other special guests, the NIMAs is one of the must-attend Australian music events of the year.

See the world’s oldest living culture like never before

The next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander circus legends are set to challenge, amaze and entertain you in the captivating new show Chasing Smoke. Tumbling through life while juggling their responsibilities in an age where culture, tradition, land and identity are under threat, the performers of Chasing Smoke will capture your imagination as they paint the world that was, that is and that could be. Photo: Amy Hetherington

MUSIC Australia The Amphitheatre Sat 11 Aug

7pm Gates open 6pm

Duration

4hrs

Full Concession Friends Children under 12

$40 $33 $34 FREE

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Circus feats, stand-up and sketch comedy, dance and personal monologue come together for a unique lesson about historic and contemporary Indigenous Australia that is thrilling, insightful and a whole lot of fun.

CIRCUS // PHYSICAL THEATRE Australia Studio, Darwin Entertainment Centre

NOTE This is an alcohol-free event

Fri 10 Aug Sat 11 Aug Sun 12 Aug

7pm 2pm & 7pm 2pm

Presented by MusicNT in association with Darwin Festival

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $28 $30.60

Glass and unsealed bottles not permitted

$2.95 transaction fee applies

NOTE Contains haze effects

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are advised that the performance may contain images of people who have died

POST-SHOW TALK  Following the 2pm performance on Sat 11 Aug

Performance and post-show talk on Sat 11 Aug 2pm will be Auslan sign interpreted Photo: Rob Blackburn

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FESTIVAL MULTIPACK

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#DFEST18

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CASUS CIRCUS & CIRCUS OZ BLAKFLIP

CHASING SMOKE

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS Celebrate the very best in Australia’s thriving Indigenous music scene with one amazing concert under the stars The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) welcomes people from across Australia to enjoy a family friendly night of amazing music at Darwin’s iconic Amphitheatre. Celebrating 15 historic years, the Awards are the premier event honouring the best in Indigenous music from around the country and showcasing the national and global achievements of some of Australia’s finest talents. With live performances from Baker Boy, Busby Marou and many other special guests, the NIMAs is one of the must-attend Australian music events of the year.

See the world’s oldest living culture like never before

The next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander circus legends are set to challenge, amaze and entertain you in the captivating new show Chasing Smoke. Tumbling through life while juggling their responsibilities in an age where culture, tradition, land and identity are under threat, the performers of Chasing Smoke will capture your imagination as they paint the world that was, that is and that could be. Photo: Amy Hetherington

MUSIC Australia The Amphitheatre Sat 11 Aug

7pm Gates open 6pm

Duration

4hrs

Full Concession Friends Children under 12

$40 $33 $34 FREE

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Circus feats, stand-up and sketch comedy, dance and personal monologue come together for a unique lesson about historic and contemporary Indigenous Australia that is thrilling, insightful and a whole lot of fun.

CIRCUS // PHYSICAL THEATRE Australia Studio, Darwin Entertainment Centre

NOTE This is an alcohol-free event

Fri 10 Aug Sat 11 Aug Sun 12 Aug

7pm 2pm & 7pm 2pm

Presented by MusicNT in association with Darwin Festival

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $28 $30.60

Glass and unsealed bottles not permitted

$2.95 transaction fee applies

NOTE Contains haze effects

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are advised that the performance may contain images of people who have died

POST-SHOW TALK  Following the 2pm performance on Sat 11 Aug

Performance and post-show talk on Sat 11 Aug 2pm will be Auslan sign interpreted Photo: Rob Blackburn

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LETTERS TO LINDY By Alana Valentine

A mother’s loss A nation’s obsession The story captivated a nation. A mother accused of murdering her child. Her claim – that the baby was taken by a dingo – denied and discredited by zealous police and a flawed legal system. The media circus, the rumours, the mob mentality and a nation’s prejudices laid bare. Letters to Lindy creates an enthralling, moving and long-overdue dialogue between Lindy Chamberlain and the nation, drawing on more than 20,000 letters written to Chamberlain as well as extensive interviews with her. Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th-century Australia’s most talkedPhoto: Jeff Busby about figures. On opening night, join playwright Alana Valentine and the cast of Letters to Lindy for your chance to ask that burning question about this story that captivated the nation, and to meet Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton.

THEATRE Australia Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre

‘A fascinating collage depicting Australian attitudes to grief, justice, celebrity, and to women who do not conform to expectations.’

Tue 14 & Wed 15 Aug

7pm

Duration

2hrs 10mins (including interval)

Full Concession Friends

$42 $38 $35.70

By Future D. Fidel

Adrenaline-pumping, fullcontact theatre at its best

‘The most perfectly structured, brilliantly produced and best acted new play.’ THE AUSTRALIAN

Fleeing the Congo as a child, playwright Future D. Fidel lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp for eight years before being granted refugee status in Australia. Prize Fighter is inspired by his own story and those of the people he has known. Isa is a young Congolese boxer blazing an impressive career between the ropes. Gearing up for the national title fight, he soon discovers it’s not just his opponents he has to outdo, but the demons from his tortuous past as a boy soldier. Engrossing storytelling meets the visceral thrill of live boxing head on in this tough and unforgiving theatrical experience. Join us ringside as we transform the Studio at DEC into a boxing arena and take you on a high-impact ride tackling issues of immigration, war and personal struggle.

THEATRE Australia Studio, Darwin Entertainment Centre Thu 16 & Fri 17 Aug Sat 18 Aug Sun 19 Aug

7pm 2pm & 7pm 2pm

Duration

1hr 10mins

Full Concession Friends Preview (Thu 16 Aug)

$42 $38 $35.70 $25

$2.95 transaction fee applies

NOTE Contains violence, sexual references, haze effects and strobe lighting

$2.95 transaction fee applies

POST-SHOW TALK Following the performance

PRIZE FIGHTER

on Tue 14 Aug

POST-SHOW TALK  Following 2pm performance on Sat 18 Aug

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Photo: AP via AAP

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Photo: Dylan Evans

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LETTERS TO LINDY By Alana Valentine

A mother’s loss A nation’s obsession The story captivated a nation. A mother accused of murdering her child. Her claim – that the baby was taken by a dingo – denied and discredited by zealous police and a flawed legal system. The media circus, the rumours, the mob mentality and a nation’s prejudices laid bare. Letters to Lindy creates an enthralling, moving and long-overdue dialogue between Lindy Chamberlain and the nation, drawing on more than 20,000 letters written to Chamberlain as well as extensive interviews with her. Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th-century Australia’s most talkedPhoto: Jeff Busby about figures. On opening night, join playwright Alana Valentine and the cast of Letters to Lindy for your chance to ask that burning question about this story that captivated the nation, and to meet Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton.

THEATRE Australia Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre

‘A fascinating collage depicting Australian attitudes to grief, justice, celebrity, and to women who do not conform to expectations.’

Tue 14 & Wed 15 Aug

7pm

Duration

2hrs 10mins (including interval)

Full Concession Friends

$42 $38 $35.70

By Future D. Fidel

Adrenaline-pumping, fullcontact theatre at its best

‘The most perfectly structured, brilliantly produced and best acted new play.’ THE AUSTRALIAN

Fleeing the Congo as a child, playwright Future D. Fidel lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp for eight years before being granted refugee status in Australia. Prize Fighter is inspired by his own story and those of the people he has known. Isa is a young Congolese boxer blazing an impressive career between the ropes. Gearing up for the national title fight, he soon discovers it’s not just his opponents he has to outdo, but the demons from his tortuous past as a boy soldier. Engrossing storytelling meets the visceral thrill of live boxing head on in this tough and unforgiving theatrical experience. Join us ringside as we transform the Studio at DEC into a boxing arena and take you on a high-impact ride tackling issues of immigration, war and personal struggle.

THEATRE Australia Studio, Darwin Entertainment Centre Thu 16 & Fri 17 Aug Sat 18 Aug Sun 19 Aug

7pm 2pm & 7pm 2pm

Duration

1hr 10mins

Full Concession Friends Preview (Thu 16 Aug)

$42 $38 $35.70 $25

$2.95 transaction fee applies

NOTE Contains violence, sexual references, haze effects and strobe lighting

$2.95 transaction fee applies

POST-SHOW TALK Following the performance

PRIZE FIGHTER

on Tue 14 Aug

POST-SHOW TALK  Following 2pm performance on Sat 18 Aug

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Photo: AP via AAP

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Photo: Dylan Evans

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‘Spell-binding storytelling at its purest and best.’

ANITA ROCHON / THE CHOP

Photo: Pippa Samaya

PATHETIC FALLACY

JOEL BRAY

BILADURANG Joel Bray is black. Well, he’s white, but black. Y’know? He’s trapped in a hotel room somewhere in Darwin and you, the audience, are trapped with him. In this intimate space he stops, looks over his shoulder and takes a good look at his life: ‘Is this where I am supposed to be? Is this who I am supposed to be? What is all this? The drugs? The sex? The cigarettes?’

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$32 $28 $27.20

HAPPY YESS

Brown’s Mart Theatre

Duration

1hr $30 $26 $25.50

Full Concession Friends

Duration

1hr

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

TRICK OF THE LIGHT THEATRE

$2.95 transaction fee applies

POST-SHOW TALK Following performance

on Fri 10 Aug

Supported by

THE BOOKBINDER They say you can get lost in a good book. But it’s worse to get lost in a bad one…

Step inside a story of mystery and mayhem with award-winning NZ company Trick of the Light Theatre. From pop-up book art to puppetry, storytelling to live action and music to magic, The Bookbinder is a dark and original fairy tale for curious children and adventurous adults.

THEATRE // FAMILY New Zealand Brown’s Mart Theatre

NOTE Contains nudity Supported by

Fri 17 Aug Sat 18 & Sun 19 Aug

6pm 1pm & 6pm

Duration

55mins

Full Concession Family of 4 Friends

$30 $26 $80 $25.50

$2.95 transaction fee applies

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‘At once tender, beautiful, gritty and raw.’ THE GUARDIAN (on Here Come the Dogs)

Photo: David Charles Collins

Photo: Samantha Madely

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8pm

6pm 1pm

$2.95 transaction fee applies

14

Fri 10 – Sun 12 Aug

Fri 10 & Sat 11 Aug Sun 12 Aug

H Hotel

Duration

THEATRE // SPOKEN WORD Australia

THEATRE Northern Territory / Canada World Premiere

THEATRE // DANCE Australia

6pm & 8pm

SINCE ALI DIED

Join rapper, poet and lyrical powerhouse Omar Musa for a triumphant evening of deeply personal stories and riotous political songs. In a thundering hour on stage, Musa mashes poems, live music and stories together to confront heartbreak, human connection and the dark realities of Australian culture. Since Ali Died is a rare opportunity to see one of Australia’s most electric and impressive storytellers up close and personal.

Photo: Philip Merry, axolotl photography

Canadian artist Anita Rochon set herself the challenge of creating a work with a touring party of zero. A different local actor takes to the stage each show as her stand-in to perform a weather report like you’ve never seen before. This curious and hopeful work draws a line between ancient weather gods and present-day conundrums. Fusing raw fantasy with research into classical art, small talk, forecasting and how storms get named, Pathetic Fallacy is a factual and personal look at our changing relationship to weather.

Loosely echoing the story of the Biladurang – the platypus – this confessional solo dancetheatre work is physical, tender, funny and dark.

Fri 10 – Sun 12 Aug

THEATREVIEW (NZ)

OMAR MUSA

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‘Spell-binding storytelling at its purest and best.’

ANITA ROCHON / THE CHOP

Photo: Pippa Samaya

PATHETIC FALLACY

JOEL BRAY

BILADURANG Joel Bray is black. Well, he’s white, but black. Y’know? He’s trapped in a hotel room somewhere in Darwin and you, the audience, are trapped with him. In this intimate space he stops, looks over his shoulder and takes a good look at his life: ‘Is this where I am supposed to be? Is this who I am supposed to be? What is all this? The drugs? The sex? The cigarettes?’

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$32 $28 $27.20

HAPPY YESS

Brown’s Mart Theatre

Duration

1hr $30 $26 $25.50

Full Concession Friends

Duration

1hr

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

TRICK OF THE LIGHT THEATRE

$2.95 transaction fee applies

POST-SHOW TALK Following performance

on Fri 10 Aug

Supported by

THE BOOKBINDER They say you can get lost in a good book. But it’s worse to get lost in a bad one…

Step inside a story of mystery and mayhem with award-winning NZ company Trick of the Light Theatre. From pop-up book art to puppetry, storytelling to live action and music to magic, The Bookbinder is a dark and original fairy tale for curious children and adventurous adults.

THEATRE // FAMILY New Zealand Brown’s Mart Theatre

NOTE Contains nudity Supported by

Fri 17 Aug Sat 18 & Sun 19 Aug

6pm 1pm & 6pm

Duration

55mins

Full Concession Family of 4 Friends

$30 $26 $80 $25.50

$2.95 transaction fee applies

darwinfestival.org.au | 08 8943 4222

‘At once tender, beautiful, gritty and raw.’ THE GUARDIAN (on Here Come the Dogs)

Photo: David Charles Collins

Photo: Samantha Madely

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8pm

6pm 1pm

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14

Fri 10 – Sun 12 Aug

Fri 10 & Sat 11 Aug Sun 12 Aug

H Hotel

Duration

THEATRE // SPOKEN WORD Australia

THEATRE Northern Territory / Canada World Premiere

THEATRE // DANCE Australia

6pm & 8pm

SINCE ALI DIED

Join rapper, poet and lyrical powerhouse Omar Musa for a triumphant evening of deeply personal stories and riotous political songs. In a thundering hour on stage, Musa mashes poems, live music and stories together to confront heartbreak, human connection and the dark realities of Australian culture. Since Ali Died is a rare opportunity to see one of Australia’s most electric and impressive storytellers up close and personal.

Photo: Philip Merry, axolotl photography

Canadian artist Anita Rochon set herself the challenge of creating a work with a touring party of zero. A different local actor takes to the stage each show as her stand-in to perform a weather report like you’ve never seen before. This curious and hopeful work draws a line between ancient weather gods and present-day conundrums. Fusing raw fantasy with research into classical art, small talk, forecasting and how storms get named, Pathetic Fallacy is a factual and personal look at our changing relationship to weather.

Loosely echoing the story of the Biladurang – the platypus – this confessional solo dancetheatre work is physical, tender, funny and dark.

Fri 10 – Sun 12 Aug

THEATREVIEW (NZ)

OMAR MUSA

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Photo: Bryony Jackson

MISH GRIGOR

‘Its physicality is masterful and its comedy biting.’

THE TALK

DANCE AUSTRALIA

A family talks about sex, sexuality and love. The audience re-enacts their conversations. It’s awkward, intimate – and hilarious. Mish Grigor’s participatory theatre work The Talk is a terribly undomesticated evening. It’s one account of what happens when you start talking about sex with your family: what ‘the talk’ is, and what it shouldn’t be. Based on real conversations with Grigor’s own family, the taboos of sex, relationships and family dynamics are laid bare. It’s explicit and unapologetic, yet also tender and personal in its investigation into uncharted territory.

Photo: Darcy Grant

THEATRE Australia Happy Yess

THE FARM

COCKFIGHT Two blokes in an office: one older, one younger. Each body is pushed to its limits in a full-throttle mashup of extreme physical risk-taking, graceful movement and slow-mo fight sequences. Cockfight explores the power play between men, the frailty of the ageing body and questions our culture’s desperate struggle for achievement. A cross between The Office and a cage fight, this game of comical one-upmanship is a darkly hilarious and surprisingly tender piece of physical theatre.

PHYSICAL THEATRE Australia

Fri 24 & Sat 25 Aug Sun 26 Aug

6pm 1pm & 6pm

Duration

1hr 10mins

Full Concession Friends

$30 $26 $25.50

JODEE MUNDY COLLABORATIONS

$2.95 transaction fee applies

‘Unexpectedly loving and generous and as funny, embarrassing, awkward, dangerous and brilliant as sex.’ SOMETIMES MELBOURNE

Studio, Darwin Entertainment Centre Wed 22 – Fri 24 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr 10mins

Full Concession Friends

$42 $38 $35.70

PERSONAL It was only when Jodee Mundy was five years old and lost at Kmart that she realised her whole family was Deaf Through a captivating blend of performance, storytelling, multimedia and animation, performed in Auslan and English, Mundy delves into the contradictions of inhabiting two worlds: living in a Deaf family, where using sign language is natural, and living in a society that sees only the family’s disability with voyeuristic curiosity. Personal is a fascinating, touching and deeply personal story exploring dis/ability and how we perceive one another.

$2.95 transaction fee applies

NOTE Contains strobe and haze effects Presented by Darwin Entertainment Centre in association with Darwin Festival

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SYDNEY MORNING HERALD THEATRE Australia Brown’s Mart Theatre Tue 21 – Fri 24 Aug Sat 25 Aug Sun 26 Aug

6pm 1pm & 6pm 6pm

Duration

55mins

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

This event is accessible for Deaf audiences NOTE 

POST-SHOW TALK  Following 1pm performance

on Sat 25 Aug

Post-show talk will be Auslan sign interpreted

Photo: Jess Olivieri

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‘A searching, poignant and gently comic solo performance.’

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Photo: Bryony Jackson

MISH GRIGOR

‘Its physicality is masterful and its comedy biting.’

THE TALK

DANCE AUSTRALIA

A family talks about sex, sexuality and love. The audience re-enacts their conversations. It’s awkward, intimate – and hilarious. Mish Grigor’s participatory theatre work The Talk is a terribly undomesticated evening. It’s one account of what happens when you start talking about sex with your family: what ‘the talk’ is, and what it shouldn’t be. Based on real conversations with Grigor’s own family, the taboos of sex, relationships and family dynamics are laid bare. It’s explicit and unapologetic, yet also tender and personal in its investigation into uncharted territory.

Photo: Darcy Grant

THEATRE Australia Happy Yess

THE FARM

COCKFIGHT Two blokes in an office: one older, one younger. Each body is pushed to its limits in a full-throttle mashup of extreme physical risk-taking, graceful movement and slow-mo fight sequences. Cockfight explores the power play between men, the frailty of the ageing body and questions our culture’s desperate struggle for achievement. A cross between The Office and a cage fight, this game of comical one-upmanship is a darkly hilarious and surprisingly tender piece of physical theatre.

PHYSICAL THEATRE Australia

Fri 24 & Sat 25 Aug Sun 26 Aug

6pm 1pm & 6pm

Duration

1hr 10mins

Full Concession Friends

$30 $26 $25.50

JODEE MUNDY COLLABORATIONS

$2.95 transaction fee applies

‘Unexpectedly loving and generous and as funny, embarrassing, awkward, dangerous and brilliant as sex.’ SOMETIMES MELBOURNE

Studio, Darwin Entertainment Centre Wed 22 – Fri 24 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr 10mins

Full Concession Friends

$42 $38 $35.70

PERSONAL It was only when Jodee Mundy was five years old and lost at Kmart that she realised her whole family was Deaf Through a captivating blend of performance, storytelling, multimedia and animation, performed in Auslan and English, Mundy delves into the contradictions of inhabiting two worlds: living in a Deaf family, where using sign language is natural, and living in a society that sees only the family’s disability with voyeuristic curiosity. Personal is a fascinating, touching and deeply personal story exploring dis/ability and how we perceive one another.

$2.95 transaction fee applies

NOTE Contains strobe and haze effects Presented by Darwin Entertainment Centre in association with Darwin Festival

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SYDNEY MORNING HERALD THEATRE Australia Brown’s Mart Theatre Tue 21 – Fri 24 Aug Sat 25 Aug Sun 26 Aug

6pm 1pm & 6pm 6pm

Duration

55mins

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

This event is accessible for Deaf audiences NOTE 

POST-SHOW TALK  Following 1pm performance

on Sat 25 Aug

Post-show talk will be Auslan sign interpreted

Photo: Jess Olivieri

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‘A searching, poignant and gently comic solo performance.’

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TRACKS DANCE COMPANY

LUCY GUERIN INC

SPLIT

A duet negotiating the ever-diminishing dimensions of space and time

IN YOUR BLOOD

‘Ruminative, poignant and provocative, it is a work of intricate yet unadorned artistry’ THE AUSTRALIAN

A square, a stage, a world, a life. Space is getting tight and time is getting shorter. Two women – one clothed, one naked – move in synchronicity while the tension escalates and the allotted dance space shrinks. Split revels in Lucy Guerin’s sharp, elegant choreographic investigations, reflecting the dilemmas of negotiating with oneself and others in a world of increased pressure and reduced resources. Perhaps the most talked-about dance event of 2017, Split is a thought-provoking structural meditation rendered in movement and delivered by one of Australia’s most original dance companies.

What happens when a love of culture, passion for sport and family bonds collide?

DANCE Northern Territory World Premiere

Tracks Dance Company is bringing the pitch to the dance floor for their latest cross-cultural and intergenerational dance work.

Sun 12 & Mon 13 Aug Thu 16 – Sun 19 Aug

7pm 7pm

Duration

1hr

Tue 14 – Thu 16 Aug

6pm

Full Concession Friends Preview (Sun 12 Aug)

$30 $20 $25.50 $15

Duration

50mins

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

Top End Australian, Balinese and Sri Lankan professional artists, passionate amateurs and community dancers come together to transform George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens into this season’s tropical open-air theatre. In Your Blood draws on the threads between mothers and sons, football and cricket, traditional and contemporary dance, and wraps it in a massive soundtrack performed live by Darwin’s ARIA-nominated producer James Mangohig.

Holtze Lawn, George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

DANCE Australia Brown’s Mart Theatre

$2.95 transaction fee applies

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Seating is split between chairs and temple mats on the ground Please select at time of booking

NOTE Contains nudity

Presented by Tracks Dance Company in association with Darwin Festival Photo: Gregory Lorenzutti

Photo: Mark Marcelis

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TRACKS DANCE COMPANY

LUCY GUERIN INC

SPLIT

A duet negotiating the ever-diminishing dimensions of space and time

IN YOUR BLOOD

‘Ruminative, poignant and provocative, it is a work of intricate yet unadorned artistry’ THE AUSTRALIAN

A square, a stage, a world, a life. Space is getting tight and time is getting shorter. Two women – one clothed, one naked – move in synchronicity while the tension escalates and the allotted dance space shrinks. Split revels in Lucy Guerin’s sharp, elegant choreographic investigations, reflecting the dilemmas of negotiating with oneself and others in a world of increased pressure and reduced resources. Perhaps the most talked-about dance event of 2017, Split is a thought-provoking structural meditation rendered in movement and delivered by one of Australia’s most original dance companies.

What happens when a love of culture, passion for sport and family bonds collide?

DANCE Northern Territory World Premiere

Tracks Dance Company is bringing the pitch to the dance floor for their latest cross-cultural and intergenerational dance work.

Sun 12 & Mon 13 Aug Thu 16 – Sun 19 Aug

7pm 7pm

Duration

1hr

Tue 14 – Thu 16 Aug

6pm

Full Concession Friends Preview (Sun 12 Aug)

$30 $20 $25.50 $15

Duration

50mins

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

Top End Australian, Balinese and Sri Lankan professional artists, passionate amateurs and community dancers come together to transform George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens into this season’s tropical open-air theatre. In Your Blood draws on the threads between mothers and sons, football and cricket, traditional and contemporary dance, and wraps it in a massive soundtrack performed live by Darwin’s ARIA-nominated producer James Mangohig.

Holtze Lawn, George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

DANCE Australia Brown’s Mart Theatre

$2.95 transaction fee applies

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Seating is split between chairs and temple mats on the ground Please select at time of booking

NOTE Contains nudity

Presented by Tracks Dance Company in association with Darwin Festival Photo: Gregory Lorenzutti

Photo: Mark Marcelis

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AUSTRALIAN DANCE THEATRE THE BEGINNING OF NATURE

THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET REGIONAL TOUR COPPÉLIA

A tour-de-force from one of the world’s most formidable dance companies

‘A potent blend of technique, daring and playfulness.’ SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Weaving together live music and astonishingly powerful contemporary dance, The Beginning of Nature is a compelling and ritualistic work from world-renowned Australian Dance Theatre. Portrayed by nine incredible dancers, this extraordinary and stunning work explores life cycles, metamorphosis and transformation in nature. A spellbinding score combines electronica, strings and a libretto sung in Kaurna language, the first language of the Adelaide Plains, performed live on stage by two vocalists.

DANCE Australia Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre Fri 10 Aug

8pm

Duration

1hr 10mins

Full Concession Child 3-17 Friends

$49 $45 $25 $41.65

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Presented by Darwin Entertainment Centre in association with Darwin Festival

Photo: Jeff Busby

Comedy, intrigue and fantasy come to life at the ballet Treat the family to a night out at ballet’s most charming comedy, Coppélia. Swanilda and Franz are in love – that is, until a beautiful stranger appears in town. But she is not what she seems, and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s sinister workshop – with the help of some fancy footwork! The Australian Ballet brings to Darwin an exquisite performance full of laughter and love, lively dancing and vivid colour, inspired by the stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann. A sparkling tale of magic and mischief, with irresistible melodies and dolls that come to life, Coppélia is amusing fun for the whole family.

DANCE Australia Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre Thu 23 & Fri 24 Aug

7.30pm

Duration

2hrs 20mins (including two intervals)

Full Concession Youth 18-26 Child 3-17 Friends

$69 $59 $49 $35 $62

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Presented by The Australian Ballet in association with Darwin Festival

Photo: Chris Herzfeld - Camlight Productions

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AUSTRALIAN DANCE THEATRE THE BEGINNING OF NATURE

THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET REGIONAL TOUR COPPÉLIA

A tour-de-force from one of the world’s most formidable dance companies

‘A potent blend of technique, daring and playfulness.’ SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Weaving together live music and astonishingly powerful contemporary dance, The Beginning of Nature is a compelling and ritualistic work from world-renowned Australian Dance Theatre. Portrayed by nine incredible dancers, this extraordinary and stunning work explores life cycles, metamorphosis and transformation in nature. A spellbinding score combines electronica, strings and a libretto sung in Kaurna language, the first language of the Adelaide Plains, performed live on stage by two vocalists.

DANCE Australia Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre Fri 10 Aug

8pm

Duration

1hr 10mins

Full Concession Child 3-17 Friends

$49 $45 $25 $41.65

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Presented by Darwin Entertainment Centre in association with Darwin Festival

Photo: Jeff Busby

Comedy, intrigue and fantasy come to life at the ballet Treat the family to a night out at ballet’s most charming comedy, Coppélia. Swanilda and Franz are in love – that is, until a beautiful stranger appears in town. But she is not what she seems, and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s sinister workshop – with the help of some fancy footwork! The Australian Ballet brings to Darwin an exquisite performance full of laughter and love, lively dancing and vivid colour, inspired by the stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann. A sparkling tale of magic and mischief, with irresistible melodies and dolls that come to life, Coppélia is amusing fun for the whole family.

DANCE Australia Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre Thu 23 & Fri 24 Aug

7.30pm

Duration

2hrs 20mins (including two intervals)

Full Concession Youth 18-26 Child 3-17 Friends

$69 $59 $49 $35 $62

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Presented by The Australian Ballet in association with Darwin Festival

Photo: Chris Herzfeld - Camlight Productions

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CITY OF DARWIN TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC If you go down to The Esplanade, you’re in for a big surprise… Because Sunday the 12th is the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic! And everyone’s invited. Join Big Ted and a host of Festival guests for a morning full of performances, activities, yummy food and, of course, plenty of excitement and fun. Dress up in jungle theme and join Darwin duo Team Fun in The Aurora Spiegeltent at a jungle party disco that is part disco, part performance, part adventure and 100% fun!

FAMILY Northern Territory

Why should adults have all the fun this Festival? Well, thanks to emBARK!, they won’t. Our mini festival for mini humans offers three nights of artistic adventure in Festival Park. Come and make, learn and play at a huge range of interactive activities designed especially for curious young minds.

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Team Fun All Tickets

$5 at the venue

Meet Julie, Marie-louise, Bernadette and César, three healthy ewes and a young ram who are making the city their home during Darwin Festival. See them shorn, fed, milked and more! Les moutons invites you to a strange and hilarious universe created by Canadian artists CORPUS. It’s a truly innovative performance that twists reality in surprising ways and takes audience interaction to new heights.

Chill out in the NT Library’s pop-up story corner, see the world in a new light thanks to virtual reality, get moving at a dance party, explore robotics, build with Lego® – there is just so much to get involved in. And it’s all free! Visit our website for full session details.

FAMILY Canada Festival Park & various sites around Darwin

FAMILY Australia

Tue 21 – Thu 23 Aug

5.30pm

Duration

1hr 30mins

FREE

FREE

LES MOUTONS

Photo: Andrew Wuttke

9am-12pm

CORPUS

‘Nobody else does comedy for kids this brilliantly!’

Festival Park

Darwin Cenotaph War Memorial, The Esplanade Sun 12 Aug

emBARK!

Fri 24 – Sun 26 Aug

various times See website for full details

Duration

30mins

FREE NOTE Suitable for all ages

NOTE Recommended for ages 6 and over

Supported by

NOTE Suitable for all ages

THE LISTIES MAKE YOU LOL!

Supported by

Alien attacks, toilet paper guns, spew, the rudest word in the world and the most disgusting pair of undies you have ever seen in your entire life. The Listies Make You LOL! is a raucous, unruly hour that is guaranteed to have the whole family (even dads) LOLing, ROFLing and ROFLSHALBOWCOing. (Rolling On the Floor Laughing So Hard a Little Bit of Wee Came Out.) Don’t miss it!

FAMILY // COMEDY Australia Studio, Darwin Entertainment Centre

Photo: Elise Derwin

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Sat 25 & Sun 26 Aug

4pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Child 3-17 Family of 4 Friends

$30 $26 $15 $80 $25.50

$2.95 transaction fee applies

NOTE Recommended for ages 5-12

This show is rated S for Stupid

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CITY OF DARWIN TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC If you go down to The Esplanade, you’re in for a big surprise… Because Sunday the 12th is the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic! And everyone’s invited. Join Big Ted and a host of Festival guests for a morning full of performances, activities, yummy food and, of course, plenty of excitement and fun. Dress up in jungle theme and join Darwin duo Team Fun in The Aurora Spiegeltent at a jungle party disco that is part disco, part performance, part adventure and 100% fun!

FAMILY Northern Territory

Why should adults have all the fun this Festival? Well, thanks to emBARK!, they won’t. Our mini festival for mini humans offers three nights of artistic adventure in Festival Park. Come and make, learn and play at a huge range of interactive activities designed especially for curious young minds.

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Team Fun All Tickets

$5 at the venue

Meet Julie, Marie-louise, Bernadette and César, three healthy ewes and a young ram who are making the city their home during Darwin Festival. See them shorn, fed, milked and more! Les moutons invites you to a strange and hilarious universe created by Canadian artists CORPUS. It’s a truly innovative performance that twists reality in surprising ways and takes audience interaction to new heights.

Chill out in the NT Library’s pop-up story corner, see the world in a new light thanks to virtual reality, get moving at a dance party, explore robotics, build with Lego® – there is just so much to get involved in. And it’s all free! Visit our website for full session details.

FAMILY Canada Festival Park & various sites around Darwin

FAMILY Australia

Tue 21 – Thu 23 Aug

5.30pm

Duration

1hr 30mins

FREE

FREE

LES MOUTONS

Photo: Andrew Wuttke

9am-12pm

CORPUS

‘Nobody else does comedy for kids this brilliantly!’

Festival Park

Darwin Cenotaph War Memorial, The Esplanade Sun 12 Aug

emBARK!

Fri 24 – Sun 26 Aug

various times See website for full details

Duration

30mins

FREE NOTE Suitable for all ages

NOTE Recommended for ages 6 and over

Supported by

NOTE Suitable for all ages

THE LISTIES MAKE YOU LOL!

Supported by

Alien attacks, toilet paper guns, spew, the rudest word in the world and the most disgusting pair of undies you have ever seen in your entire life. The Listies Make You LOL! is a raucous, unruly hour that is guaranteed to have the whole family (even dads) LOLing, ROFLing and ROFLSHALBOWCOing. (Rolling On the Floor Laughing So Hard a Little Bit of Wee Came Out.) Don’t miss it!

FAMILY // COMEDY Australia Studio, Darwin Entertainment Centre

Photo: Elise Derwin

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Sat 25 & Sun 26 Aug

4pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Child 3-17 Family of 4 Friends

$30 $26 $15 $80 $25.50

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NOTE Recommended for ages 5-12

This show is rated S for Stupid

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‘A fantastic offering from one of Australia’s weirdest comic talents.’

URZILA CARLSON

ZOË COOMBS MARR

Every time you hear the words ‘studies have shown’ you know you’re about to learn something ridiculous! Hear those words from multi-award-winning South African/New Zealand comedian Urzila Carlson and that something ridiculous promises to be utterly hilarious. A star in the comedy scene and on the small screen (Have You Been Paying Attention?, Hughesy, We Have A Problem), Carlson’s natural, cheeky, straight-up style will have you eating out of her hand – and laughing out loud from the moment she takes the stage.

A feminist comedian dressed as a mouthy male stand-up dressed as a silent Gaulier clown, trying not to offend anyone. Sound confusing? It is. Welcome to this award-winning show from Zoë Coombs Marr, one of Australia’s weirdest and wildest comedians.

STUDIES HAVE SHOWN

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TRIGGER WARNING

Trigger Warning stars Dave – a meat-headed stand up with a low-slung ponytail, stonewashed jeans and plenty of crude jokes – who suffers an epic meltdown on stage that will leave you bewildered, challenged and laughing completely hysterically.

COMEDY Australia

COMEDY South Africa / New Zealand

Happy Yess

The Lighthouse

SAM SIMMONS

Tue 21 & Wed 22 Aug

8.45pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

RADICAL WOMEN OF LATIN AMERICAN ART, 1960-1985

 erformance on Wed 22 Aug will be Auslan P sign interpreted

Sam Simmons is one of the most daring and unconventional comedians this planet has ever known. You’ve seen him on TV, heard him on triple j and now is your chance to experience him live at his bizarre best. Belligerently original and congenitally absurd, Simmons presents a show that promises to be pointless, totally crazily so.

The Lighthouse

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$30 $26 $25.50

$2.95 transaction fee applies

‘Never seen an audience driven in constant hysterics the way they were at Dave… utterly incredible.’ CRIKEY

COMEDY Singapore

Fri 10 & Sat 11 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

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8pm

She’s shaken up the comedy world in Asia, now come experience Channa’s own hilarious customised wedding ceremony in Darwin – where the ticket price will be considered as your blessings.

COMEDY Australia

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SHARUL WEDS SHARUL

Forget the Royal Wedding, you’re invited to an Indian wedding – with all its superstitions and cultural practices. From couple hashtags to the extensive wedding buffet, and from overdressed, inquisitive and interfering extended family drama to walking around the fire seven times for a promise of seven lifetimes, there’s plenty of fodder for Singaporean stand-up Sharul Channa to take a comedy swipe at.

Comedy’s multi-award-winning grand master of silliness makes his Darwin debut with this hilarious show.

$2.95 transaction fee applies

SHARUL CHANNA

Thu 23 – Sun 26 Aug

Happy Yess Tue 14 – Thu 16 Aug

6pm

Duration

1hr

‘Effortlessly likeable... stream of belly-laughs.’

Full Concession Friends

$30 $26 $25.50

THE AGE

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‘A fantastic offering from one of Australia’s weirdest comic talents.’

URZILA CARLSON

ZOË COOMBS MARR

Every time you hear the words ‘studies have shown’ you know you’re about to learn something ridiculous! Hear those words from multi-award-winning South African/New Zealand comedian Urzila Carlson and that something ridiculous promises to be utterly hilarious. A star in the comedy scene and on the small screen (Have You Been Paying Attention?, Hughesy, We Have A Problem), Carlson’s natural, cheeky, straight-up style will have you eating out of her hand – and laughing out loud from the moment she takes the stage.

A feminist comedian dressed as a mouthy male stand-up dressed as a silent Gaulier clown, trying not to offend anyone. Sound confusing? It is. Welcome to this award-winning show from Zoë Coombs Marr, one of Australia’s weirdest and wildest comedians.

STUDIES HAVE SHOWN

ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

TRIGGER WARNING

Trigger Warning stars Dave – a meat-headed stand up with a low-slung ponytail, stonewashed jeans and plenty of crude jokes – who suffers an epic meltdown on stage that will leave you bewildered, challenged and laughing completely hysterically.

COMEDY Australia

COMEDY South Africa / New Zealand

Happy Yess

The Lighthouse

SAM SIMMONS

Tue 21 & Wed 22 Aug

8.45pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

RADICAL WOMEN OF LATIN AMERICAN ART, 1960-1985

 erformance on Wed 22 Aug will be Auslan P sign interpreted

Sam Simmons is one of the most daring and unconventional comedians this planet has ever known. You’ve seen him on TV, heard him on triple j and now is your chance to experience him live at his bizarre best. Belligerently original and congenitally absurd, Simmons presents a show that promises to be pointless, totally crazily so.

The Lighthouse

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$30 $26 $25.50

$2.95 transaction fee applies

‘Never seen an audience driven in constant hysterics the way they were at Dave… utterly incredible.’ CRIKEY

COMEDY Singapore

Fri 10 & Sat 11 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

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8pm

She’s shaken up the comedy world in Asia, now come experience Channa’s own hilarious customised wedding ceremony in Darwin – where the ticket price will be considered as your blessings.

COMEDY Australia

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SHARUL WEDS SHARUL

Forget the Royal Wedding, you’re invited to an Indian wedding – with all its superstitions and cultural practices. From couple hashtags to the extensive wedding buffet, and from overdressed, inquisitive and interfering extended family drama to walking around the fire seven times for a promise of seven lifetimes, there’s plenty of fodder for Singaporean stand-up Sharul Channa to take a comedy swipe at.

Comedy’s multi-award-winning grand master of silliness makes his Darwin debut with this hilarious show.

$2.95 transaction fee applies

SHARUL CHANNA

Thu 23 – Sun 26 Aug

Happy Yess Tue 14 – Thu 16 Aug

6pm

Duration

1hr

‘Effortlessly likeable... stream of belly-laughs.’

Full Concession Friends

$30 $26 $25.50

THE AGE

$2.95 transaction fee applies

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DAVE THORNTON

JOEL CREASEY

Dave Thornton has stormed the world’s major comedy festivals and built a global reputation for his honest, whip-smart and damn funny comedy. Now his hilarious new stand-up show is coming to Darwin Festival.

You’ve seen him on TV in comedy galas, panel shows, celebrity interviews and even the depths of the African jungle. Now Australia’s Crown Prince of Comedy (and protégé of the late, great Joan Rivers) is ready to rip back the curtain and fill you in on all the juicy behindthe-scenes action. Strap yourselves in for a night with this blonde bombshell as he slices, dices, sasses and smashes celebrities, pop culture and himself.

SO WHAT NOW?

BLONDE BOMBSHELL

Thornton has learnt a thing or two in the past year. Don’t try and explain Uber to a 70-year-old, never show photos of your kid to a non-parent and, yes, with a one-year-old you will be woken up at 5am even without your breakfast radio gig. An upside-down take on an upside-down year – luckily for you, this comedian has never taken anything too seriously.

GILLIAN COSGRIFF

TO THE MOON AND BACK

COMEDY Australia The Lighthouse

COMEDY Australia

Fri 17 & Sat 18 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr $36 $32 $30.60

Thu 16 Aug

7pm

Full Concession Friends

Duration

1hr

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

‘Endlessly entertaining… the audience breathless with non-stop laughter.’

The Lighthouse

METRO MAGAZINE (NZ)

$2.95 transaction fee applies

ROSS NOBLE

When Cosgriff thinks about the future, instead of seeing dazzling new horizons and exciting possibilities, all she can think about is the impending doom of the probable apocalypse. Her charming and unique style of musical comedy comes complete with hilariously biting songs, beautifully sung and thoroughly entertaining. See her now, before the world inevitably ends.

EL HABLADOR

Surrealist connoisseur Ross Noble is headed to Darwin to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into one hilarious stand-up show. Join the master of improvisational stand-up as he takes you on a wild ride through his imagination. El Hablador is a guaranteed night of nonsense from one of the world’s best comedians.

COMEDY // CABARET Australia Happy Yess

COMEDY United Kingdom Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre Sat 11 Aug

8pm

Duration

2hrs 20mins (including interval)

Full Concession & Group (10+) Friends

$54.90 $49.90 $49.90

Award-winning musical comedian Gillian Cosgriff went to see Interstellar with a throbbing hangover and developed astrophobia. This is a show about fear – of space, of marriage, of the future.

Tue 21 – Thu 23 Aug

6pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$30 $26 $25.50

$2.95 transaction fee applies

‘If Cosgriff’s stand-up is killer, her songs are near-genocidal… her way with music and lyrics is pure genius.’

$2.95 transaction fee applies

HERALD SUN

Presented by A-List Entertainment in association with Darwin Festival

Photo: Lachlan Woods Photography

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DAVE THORNTON

JOEL CREASEY

Dave Thornton has stormed the world’s major comedy festivals and built a global reputation for his honest, whip-smart and damn funny comedy. Now his hilarious new stand-up show is coming to Darwin Festival.

You’ve seen him on TV in comedy galas, panel shows, celebrity interviews and even the depths of the African jungle. Now Australia’s Crown Prince of Comedy (and protégé of the late, great Joan Rivers) is ready to rip back the curtain and fill you in on all the juicy behindthe-scenes action. Strap yourselves in for a night with this blonde bombshell as he slices, dices, sasses and smashes celebrities, pop culture and himself.

SO WHAT NOW?

BLONDE BOMBSHELL

Thornton has learnt a thing or two in the past year. Don’t try and explain Uber to a 70-year-old, never show photos of your kid to a non-parent and, yes, with a one-year-old you will be woken up at 5am even without your breakfast radio gig. An upside-down take on an upside-down year – luckily for you, this comedian has never taken anything too seriously.

GILLIAN COSGRIFF

TO THE MOON AND BACK

COMEDY Australia The Lighthouse

COMEDY Australia

Fri 17 & Sat 18 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr $36 $32 $30.60

Thu 16 Aug

7pm

Full Concession Friends

Duration

1hr

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

‘Endlessly entertaining… the audience breathless with non-stop laughter.’

The Lighthouse

METRO MAGAZINE (NZ)

$2.95 transaction fee applies

ROSS NOBLE

When Cosgriff thinks about the future, instead of seeing dazzling new horizons and exciting possibilities, all she can think about is the impending doom of the probable apocalypse. Her charming and unique style of musical comedy comes complete with hilariously biting songs, beautifully sung and thoroughly entertaining. See her now, before the world inevitably ends.

EL HABLADOR

Surrealist connoisseur Ross Noble is headed to Darwin to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into one hilarious stand-up show. Join the master of improvisational stand-up as he takes you on a wild ride through his imagination. El Hablador is a guaranteed night of nonsense from one of the world’s best comedians.

COMEDY // CABARET Australia Happy Yess

COMEDY United Kingdom Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre Sat 11 Aug

8pm

Duration

2hrs 20mins (including interval)

Full Concession & Group (10+) Friends

$54.90 $49.90 $49.90

Award-winning musical comedian Gillian Cosgriff went to see Interstellar with a throbbing hangover and developed astrophobia. This is a show about fear – of space, of marriage, of the future.

Tue 21 – Thu 23 Aug

6pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$30 $26 $25.50

$2.95 transaction fee applies

‘If Cosgriff’s stand-up is killer, her songs are near-genocidal… her way with music and lyrics is pure genius.’

$2.95 transaction fee applies

HERALD SUN

Presented by A-List Entertainment in association with Darwin Festival

Photo: Lachlan Woods Photography

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BETTY GRUMBLE

PAUL MCDERMOTT & STEVEN GATES LIVE!

LOVE & ANGER

Surreal showgirl, obscene beauty queen and sex clown – there is nobody like the award-winning, head-spinning Betty Grumble. Her genius, hilarious and highly provocative new work is an ongoing womanifesto, call to arms, party and ecosexually charged flesh riot of disco dancing dissent. You’ll be equal parts shocked, enthralled and in stitches at her inimitable blend of outrageous comedy, physical theatre, clowning and nudity. This is intelligent entertainment at its best.

Paul McDermott (Doug Anthony All Stars, ABC TV’s Think Tank) and Steven Gates (Tripod) perform songs of beauty, songs of heartbreak, old squabbles and spontaneous nonsense. The middle men of two of Australia’s most loved comedy trios, these fine songwriters and vocalists perform together at Darwin Festival for the very first time. McDermott and Gates have been friends for 18 years and singing together in private for five of those. Now, with a swag of brand-new songs, these two stand-out talents lock harmonies and minds in a show you don’t want to miss!

CABARET Australia Happy Yess

CABARET Australia The Lighthouse Wed 15 & Thu 16 Aug

8.45pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

Thu 16 – Sun 19 Aug

8pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$30 $26 $25.50

$2.95 transaction fee applies

MOTHER’S RUIN

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A CABARET ABOUT GIN

Explore the history of gin through story and song in a theatrical cabaret that is equal parts historical and hysterical. With two of Australia’s rising cabaret stars at the helm, Mother’s Ruin stumbles and soars through tales of love and women, gin and secrets, as it takes you from 18th-century London to New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru via sailors and barmaids, bootleggers and master distillers. With heaving harmonies, tipsy candour and more than a dash comic chemistry, this is one cabaret cocktail to savour.

‘Shatters the barriers of conventional cabaret... a true virtuoso.’ BROADWAY BABY NOTE Suitable for ages 18 and over

Contains full frontal nudity, explicit content, sex scenes and burning of incense

Berlin’s Prince and Princess of Europop are heading to Darwin. Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords say ‘hallo’ to your new favourite band – Die Roten Punkte!

CABARET Australia

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Tue 21 Aug

7pm

Fri 24 – Sun 26 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

Duration

1hr 10mins

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Photo: Tony Virgo

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OTTO & ASTRID – EUROSMASH! An Otto & Astrid gig is a wild rock ‘n’ roll cabaret ride, full of hilarious, truly catchy and award-winning songs, constantly interrupted by the squabbling of these two dysfunctional siblings. Their irreverent show, Eurosmash!, packs the best and worst of Eurovision into one night of warped and riotous entertainment.

CABARET Australia

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DIE ROTEN PUNKTE

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Photo: Liz Ham

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BETTY GRUMBLE

PAUL MCDERMOTT & STEVEN GATES LIVE!

LOVE & ANGER

Surreal showgirl, obscene beauty queen and sex clown – there is nobody like the award-winning, head-spinning Betty Grumble. Her genius, hilarious and highly provocative new work is an ongoing womanifesto, call to arms, party and ecosexually charged flesh riot of disco dancing dissent. You’ll be equal parts shocked, enthralled and in stitches at her inimitable blend of outrageous comedy, physical theatre, clowning and nudity. This is intelligent entertainment at its best.

Paul McDermott (Doug Anthony All Stars, ABC TV’s Think Tank) and Steven Gates (Tripod) perform songs of beauty, songs of heartbreak, old squabbles and spontaneous nonsense. The middle men of two of Australia’s most loved comedy trios, these fine songwriters and vocalists perform together at Darwin Festival for the very first time. McDermott and Gates have been friends for 18 years and singing together in private for five of those. Now, with a swag of brand-new songs, these two stand-out talents lock harmonies and minds in a show you don’t want to miss!

CABARET Australia Happy Yess

CABARET Australia The Lighthouse Wed 15 & Thu 16 Aug

8.45pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

Thu 16 – Sun 19 Aug

8pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$30 $26 $25.50

$2.95 transaction fee applies

MOTHER’S RUIN

$2.95 transaction fee applies Supported by

A CABARET ABOUT GIN

Explore the history of gin through story and song in a theatrical cabaret that is equal parts historical and hysterical. With two of Australia’s rising cabaret stars at the helm, Mother’s Ruin stumbles and soars through tales of love and women, gin and secrets, as it takes you from 18th-century London to New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru via sailors and barmaids, bootleggers and master distillers. With heaving harmonies, tipsy candour and more than a dash comic chemistry, this is one cabaret cocktail to savour.

‘Shatters the barriers of conventional cabaret... a true virtuoso.’ BROADWAY BABY NOTE Suitable for ages 18 and over

Contains full frontal nudity, explicit content, sex scenes and burning of incense

Berlin’s Prince and Princess of Europop are heading to Darwin. Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords say ‘hallo’ to your new favourite band – Die Roten Punkte!

CABARET Australia

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Tue 21 Aug

7pm

Fri 24 – Sun 26 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

Duration

1hr 10mins

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Photo: Tony Virgo

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OTTO & ASTRID – EUROSMASH! An Otto & Astrid gig is a wild rock ‘n’ roll cabaret ride, full of hilarious, truly catchy and award-winning songs, constantly interrupted by the squabbling of these two dysfunctional siblings. Their irreverent show, Eurosmash!, packs the best and worst of Eurovision into one night of warped and riotous entertainment.

CABARET Australia

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DIE ROTEN PUNKTE

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Photo: Liz Ham

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BAKER BOY

STIFF GINS

Arnhem Land’s ‘fresh new prince’ Baker Boy is bringing his unique Yolngu Matha language hip-hop stylings and energetic flair to The Lighthouse.

One of Australia’s best known and most loved Indigenous acts, Stiff Gins combine their stunning harmonies and deadly humour to transport you to a world of joy, spirit and song.

The past year has been a whirlwind for this multitalented, multi-lingual artist. He’s wowed audiences at WOMADelaide, Groovin’ The Moo and Laneway Festivals and just about anywhere he’s performed, and has the whole industry talking – and he’s well on his way to becoming one of this country’s greatest hip-hop stars.

Almost 20 years ago, their moniker was a reclamation of an offensive reference to Aboriginal women and now, three albums and countless breathtaking shows later, the name has become synonymous with musical excellence. Hear their heartfelt songs and trademark harmonies shine in this emotive performance under the stars.

MUSIC Northern Territory The Lighthouse

Photo: Jess Gleeson

Fri 10 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

MUSIC Australia

TINY LITTLE HOUSES

The Lighthouse

Tiny Little Houses began as the bedroom musings and fuzzed out, lo-fi recordings of Caleb Karvountzis. Taking inspiration from ’90s grunge, the group, now a four-piece, brings a new take on the genre, making tongue-in-cheek Gen Y slacker rock into an artform. Tiny Little Houses have been winning hearts and minds around the country thanks to a succession of finely crafted indie pop gems that are introspective, fragile and deeply melancholic, offering a wry take on 20-something life. Hear them live at The Lighthouse.

‘This is AWESOME.’ TRIPLE J

Sun 12 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

‘Stiff Gins’ distinctively tight vocal harmonies will stun and seduce you simultaneously.’ DIASPORA WORLD BEAT

MUSIC Australia The Lighthouse Sat 11 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

HELEN GILLET Belgian-born, New Orleans-based Helen Gillet is both a singer-songwriter and surrealist-archaeologist focused on the worlds of synthesised sound and acoustic cello. Known for her eclectic palette – which includes avant-garde jazz, French chansons, funk, alternative rock and the bohemian flair of the Velvet Underground – Gillet is a master of improvisational music. In her enigmatic solo shows, she takes the cello on a joy ride as she fabricates music with live looping technology for a sound unlike anything you have heard before.

MUSIC Belgium / USA

$2.95 transaction fee applies

The Lighthouse

‘A band that doesn’t take themselves too seriously, while simultaneously releasing artfully great and angular indie rock’. THE AU REVIEW

Sun 12 Aug

8.30pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies Image: Charles Collins

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BAKER BOY

STIFF GINS

Arnhem Land’s ‘fresh new prince’ Baker Boy is bringing his unique Yolngu Matha language hip-hop stylings and energetic flair to The Lighthouse.

One of Australia’s best known and most loved Indigenous acts, Stiff Gins combine their stunning harmonies and deadly humour to transport you to a world of joy, spirit and song.

The past year has been a whirlwind for this multitalented, multi-lingual artist. He’s wowed audiences at WOMADelaide, Groovin’ The Moo and Laneway Festivals and just about anywhere he’s performed, and has the whole industry talking – and he’s well on his way to becoming one of this country’s greatest hip-hop stars.

Almost 20 years ago, their moniker was a reclamation of an offensive reference to Aboriginal women and now, three albums and countless breathtaking shows later, the name has become synonymous with musical excellence. Hear their heartfelt songs and trademark harmonies shine in this emotive performance under the stars.

MUSIC Northern Territory The Lighthouse

Photo: Jess Gleeson

Fri 10 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

MUSIC Australia

TINY LITTLE HOUSES

The Lighthouse

Tiny Little Houses began as the bedroom musings and fuzzed out, lo-fi recordings of Caleb Karvountzis. Taking inspiration from ’90s grunge, the group, now a four-piece, brings a new take on the genre, making tongue-in-cheek Gen Y slacker rock into an artform. Tiny Little Houses have been winning hearts and minds around the country thanks to a succession of finely crafted indie pop gems that are introspective, fragile and deeply melancholic, offering a wry take on 20-something life. Hear them live at The Lighthouse.

‘This is AWESOME.’ TRIPLE J

Sun 12 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

‘Stiff Gins’ distinctively tight vocal harmonies will stun and seduce you simultaneously.’ DIASPORA WORLD BEAT

MUSIC Australia The Lighthouse Sat 11 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

HELEN GILLET Belgian-born, New Orleans-based Helen Gillet is both a singer-songwriter and surrealist-archaeologist focused on the worlds of synthesised sound and acoustic cello. Known for her eclectic palette – which includes avant-garde jazz, French chansons, funk, alternative rock and the bohemian flair of the Velvet Underground – Gillet is a master of improvisational music. In her enigmatic solo shows, she takes the cello on a joy ride as she fabricates music with live looping technology for a sound unlike anything you have heard before.

MUSIC Belgium / USA

$2.95 transaction fee applies

The Lighthouse

‘A band that doesn’t take themselves too seriously, while simultaneously releasing artfully great and angular indie rock’. THE AU REVIEW

Sun 12 Aug

8.30pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies Image: Charles Collins

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GAWURRA

MAMA KIN SPENDER

Known for his deeply resonant, emotional voice and masterful musical sensitivity, Yolngu singer-songwriter and ARIA Award nominee Gawurra is set to touch Darwin hearts when he performs in The Lighthouse.

Mama Kin Spender is a lightning-bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers – ARIA-nominated roots and folk chanteuse and Festival favourite Mama Kin and producer singersongwriter Tommy Spender. It’s a stripped back duo of brooding guitars, primal drums and howling harmonies illuminated by a chorus of local singers arranged by Virginia Bott. With a sound as raw as it is joyful, Mama Kin Spender’s songs rattle, roll and tremble, from block party to heart-rending ballad.

Gawurra’s culture, songlines, personal journey and musical understanding are embedded deep within his soulful voice and moving songwriting, shining through in every performance. Blending traditional and contemporary sounds, his must-see live act has been captivating audiences around the country – now it’s your turn.

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Wed 15 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $28 $30.60

‘Gawurra’s voice is truly something else.’ THE MUSIC Supported by

RPM VS BAD APPLES

Sat 18 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

‘They breathe soul and vitality into the place.’ ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

Two trail-blazing Indigenous-owned music labels – RPM Records (Canada) and Bad Apples Music (Australia) – come together for a night of mad rhymes, thick beats and searing First Nations politics. Bad Apples label mates Birdz and Nooky join RPM’s duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids and DJ/producer Ziibiwan for a week-long studio residency, before they hit the stage together for a one-off, all-in hip-hop mega show to remember.

M A N AG ER O F T H E

1957 PALM ISLAND STRIKE

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia

MUSIC Northern Territory

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MISSION SONGS PROJECT

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia / Canada World Premiere

Photo: Prudence Upton

Discover a unique collection of contemporary Australian Indigenous songs and stories unearthed by singer/songwriter Jessie Lloyd. Together with Deline Briscoe, Jessica Hitchcock and an all-star band, Lloyd takes audiences on a musical journey through the events surrounding the 1957 Palm Island strike for human rights. Led by Lloyd’s grandfather, Albie Geia, this important event in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history is little-known by the general population. Mission Songs Project is a unique concert celebration that sheds light on the history of Australian Indigenous elders, families and communities through the power of music.

MUSIC Australia

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Fri 17 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr 20mins

Sun 19 Aug

7pm

$25 $21.25

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

All Tickets Friends $2.95 transaction fee applies Supported by

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GAWURRA

MAMA KIN SPENDER

Known for his deeply resonant, emotional voice and masterful musical sensitivity, Yolngu singer-songwriter and ARIA Award nominee Gawurra is set to touch Darwin hearts when he performs in The Lighthouse.

Mama Kin Spender is a lightning-bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers – ARIA-nominated roots and folk chanteuse and Festival favourite Mama Kin and producer singersongwriter Tommy Spender. It’s a stripped back duo of brooding guitars, primal drums and howling harmonies illuminated by a chorus of local singers arranged by Virginia Bott. With a sound as raw as it is joyful, Mama Kin Spender’s songs rattle, roll and tremble, from block party to heart-rending ballad.

Gawurra’s culture, songlines, personal journey and musical understanding are embedded deep within his soulful voice and moving songwriting, shining through in every performance. Blending traditional and contemporary sounds, his must-see live act has been captivating audiences around the country – now it’s your turn.

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Wed 15 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $28 $30.60

‘Gawurra’s voice is truly something else.’ THE MUSIC Supported by

RPM VS BAD APPLES

Sat 18 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

‘They breathe soul and vitality into the place.’ ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

Two trail-blazing Indigenous-owned music labels – RPM Records (Canada) and Bad Apples Music (Australia) – come together for a night of mad rhymes, thick beats and searing First Nations politics. Bad Apples label mates Birdz and Nooky join RPM’s duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids and DJ/producer Ziibiwan for a week-long studio residency, before they hit the stage together for a one-off, all-in hip-hop mega show to remember.

M A N AG ER O F T H E

1957 PALM ISLAND STRIKE

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia

MUSIC Northern Territory

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MISSION SONGS PROJECT

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia / Canada World Premiere

Photo: Prudence Upton

Discover a unique collection of contemporary Australian Indigenous songs and stories unearthed by singer/songwriter Jessie Lloyd. Together with Deline Briscoe, Jessica Hitchcock and an all-star band, Lloyd takes audiences on a musical journey through the events surrounding the 1957 Palm Island strike for human rights. Led by Lloyd’s grandfather, Albie Geia, this important event in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history is little-known by the general population. Mission Songs Project is a unique concert celebration that sheds light on the history of Australian Indigenous elders, families and communities through the power of music.

MUSIC Australia

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Fri 17 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr 20mins

Sun 19 Aug

7pm

$25 $21.25

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

All Tickets Friends $2.95 transaction fee applies Supported by

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Photo: WILK

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DAVID SPRY WILFULLY ADRIFT Darwin singer/songwriter David Spry treats his hometown crowd to the exclusive launch of his third album Wilfully Adrift at The Lighthouse. A familiar voice on the local music scene with his roots-driven bands The Moral High Ground and the Roots Ensemble, this latest album shows a new side of Spry’s personality and song-writing as he explores pain, loss and selfdiscovery. A performer from a long line of storytellers, Spry uses his inherited gift to share his experiences with commanding stage presence.

MUSIC Northern Territory

KIMBERLEY ECHOES ROB RUHA & RIA HALL BEHIND THE LINES

The Lighthouse Sun 19 Aug

8.45pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$30 $26 $25.50

Mãori music trailblazers Ria Hall and Rob Ruha unite to bring you Behind the Lines, an explosive sonic and sensory experience showcasing collaborative works and music from their latest albums. A powerhouse force in New Zealand music, Ria Hall is free-thinking, edgy and unapologetic. Iconic artist Rob Ruha brings Mãoritanga into the mainstream with unflinching confidence, great tunes, summery funk and his unique brand of ‘haka-soul’. Together, with their band of some of the best Kiwi musos going around, they perform powerful messages from the lines of Mãori music.

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Outstanding Aboriginal artists Stephen Pigram and Mark Atkins come together with some of Australia’s finest instrumentalists ­– Stephen Magnusson, Erkki Veltheim, Joe Talia, Tristen Parr and Tos Mahoney – to meld a vibrant and inviting sound world in Tura New Music’s Kimberley Echoes. Created in, and inspired by, the landscape and communities of the Kimberley, this stunning convergence of cultural forces takes audiences on a powerful and memorable journey. Full of celebration and sense of place, Kimberley Echoes features songs of the Kimberley alongside newly commissioned music in a program that reaches across cultures, time and place.

MUSIC Australia The Lighthouse Thu 23 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr 10mins

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

The Teskey Brothers are a rare musical gem. Honouring that old school Motown sound and working it into something of their very own, their sound is a raw combination of soul and blues that has warmed the hearts of listeners everywhere with its melancholic, analogue tones. Live onstage, singer Josh Teskey’s smoked whiskey voice defies expectation, while the band around him holds an irresistibly tight groove beneath heartfelt, soulful melodies.

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MUSIC New Zealand The Lighthouse Wed 22 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

THE TESKEY BROTHERS

MUSIC Australia The Lighthouse

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Thu 23 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

‘No doubt the best blues singin’ soul band Australia has to offer.’ RHYTHMS MAGAZINE Photo: Frances Andrijich

Photo: L.Tiernan

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DAVID SPRY WILFULLY ADRIFT Darwin singer/songwriter David Spry treats his hometown crowd to the exclusive launch of his third album Wilfully Adrift at The Lighthouse. A familiar voice on the local music scene with his roots-driven bands The Moral High Ground and the Roots Ensemble, this latest album shows a new side of Spry’s personality and song-writing as he explores pain, loss and selfdiscovery. A performer from a long line of storytellers, Spry uses his inherited gift to share his experiences with commanding stage presence.

MUSIC Northern Territory

KIMBERLEY ECHOES ROB RUHA & RIA HALL BEHIND THE LINES

The Lighthouse Sun 19 Aug

8.45pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$30 $26 $25.50

Mãori music trailblazers Ria Hall and Rob Ruha unite to bring you Behind the Lines, an explosive sonic and sensory experience showcasing collaborative works and music from their latest albums. A powerhouse force in New Zealand music, Ria Hall is free-thinking, edgy and unapologetic. Iconic artist Rob Ruha brings Mãoritanga into the mainstream with unflinching confidence, great tunes, summery funk and his unique brand of ‘haka-soul’. Together, with their band of some of the best Kiwi musos going around, they perform powerful messages from the lines of Mãori music.

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Outstanding Aboriginal artists Stephen Pigram and Mark Atkins come together with some of Australia’s finest instrumentalists ­– Stephen Magnusson, Erkki Veltheim, Joe Talia, Tristen Parr and Tos Mahoney – to meld a vibrant and inviting sound world in Tura New Music’s Kimberley Echoes. Created in, and inspired by, the landscape and communities of the Kimberley, this stunning convergence of cultural forces takes audiences on a powerful and memorable journey. Full of celebration and sense of place, Kimberley Echoes features songs of the Kimberley alongside newly commissioned music in a program that reaches across cultures, time and place.

MUSIC Australia The Lighthouse Thu 23 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr 10mins

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

The Teskey Brothers are a rare musical gem. Honouring that old school Motown sound and working it into something of their very own, their sound is a raw combination of soul and blues that has warmed the hearts of listeners everywhere with its melancholic, analogue tones. Live onstage, singer Josh Teskey’s smoked whiskey voice defies expectation, while the band around him holds an irresistibly tight groove beneath heartfelt, soulful melodies.

$2.95 transaction fee applies Supported by

MUSIC New Zealand The Lighthouse Wed 22 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

THE TESKEY BROTHERS

MUSIC Australia The Lighthouse

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Thu 23 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

‘No doubt the best blues singin’ soul band Australia has to offer.’ RHYTHMS MAGAZINE Photo: Frances Andrijich

Photo: L.Tiernan

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SHANIA CHOIR

YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE

What could be better than an evening with Shania Twain? How about a choir of 15 Shania Twains!

ROMEO + JULIET SOUNDTRACK (VOL 1) LIVE

United by a love of leopard print and armed with the prerogative to have a little fun, Shania Choir weave country classics into a capella harmony for an upbeat celebration of all things Shania. Join them on a journey through song, dance and drag that will impress you much! Whether you’re a fan of Ms Twain or not, Shania Choir’s lovingly crafted four-part harmonies, heartfelt tales and cheeky sense of humour will have you tapping your toes and clapping your hands – and perhaps wiping away a stray tear.

It’s been over 20 years since Baz Luhrmann turned the greatest love story ever told into the greatest soundtrack ever sold. To celebrate, you’re invited to the ultimate nostalgic ’90s masquerade-ball-rockshow. The Cardigans, Radiohead, Everclear, Garbage, Des’ree – the full Romeo + Juliet soundtrack will be brought to life by a stellar line-up of musicians, performers and special guests, including Electric Fields and local legends Caiti Baker, Stevie Jean, David Garnham, Serina Pech and more.

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia The Lighthouse Fri 24 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr 15mins

All Tickets Friends

$30 $25.50

$2.95 transaction fee applies

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia The Lighthouse

Photo: Colleen Strangways

Don your finery, peek seductively from behind your mask and make your way to The Lighthouse for a night of wild abandon as Young Hearts Run Free.

Pictured: Jesswar & Baby Mama

Sun 26 Aug

9pm

Duration

55mins

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

For all your Festival post-show good times head to Club Awi, where the best DJs from Darwin and beyond will be dropping tunes ‘til the wee hours. Awi is a Tiwi word meaning ‘everyone’ and everyone’s invited to our late-night after party every Friday and Saturday night of the Festival.

$2.95 transaction fee applies

ELECTRIC FIELDS Spine-tingling electronic soul meets an astounding voice in the music of genre-defying duo Electric Fields. Delivering an evocative live performance, Electric Fields bring moments of breathtaking beauty and power to the stage as they merge living traditional culture with electronic music. Often featuring vocalist Zaachariaha Fielding’s traditional language of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara people, their music ranges from soulful pop to epic-scale electronic works, through to intensely intimate story-songs. Don’t miss this memorable musical experience.

‘Inspiring, uplifting, and musically dazzling.’ SEESAW

LATE-NIGHT // MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia Happy Yess Fri & Sat 10pm-late Fri 10 Aug FEMPRE$$: Represent Baby Mama DJ set with special guest Jesswar Sat 11 Aug NIMAS Afterparty with DJ Juno and Current Vive Fri 17 Aug 2 Turntables (and an Apple Mac) with DJ Danielsan and Betty Grumble Sat 18 Aug Tropidelica with Femme Funkale Fri 24 Aug 90% ’90s with James & Caiti Sat 25 Aug Grind Finale with DJ Ladi Kay and DJ Emily Rose

MUSIC Australia The Lighthouse Sat 25 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $28 $30.60

All Tickets

$2.95 transaction fee applies

$10 at the door

FREE for Friends of the Festival and holders of a Darwin Festival ticket for the same night Photo: Amanda Humphreys

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SHANIA CHOIR

YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE

What could be better than an evening with Shania Twain? How about a choir of 15 Shania Twains!

ROMEO + JULIET SOUNDTRACK (VOL 1) LIVE

United by a love of leopard print and armed with the prerogative to have a little fun, Shania Choir weave country classics into a capella harmony for an upbeat celebration of all things Shania. Join them on a journey through song, dance and drag that will impress you much! Whether you’re a fan of Ms Twain or not, Shania Choir’s lovingly crafted four-part harmonies, heartfelt tales and cheeky sense of humour will have you tapping your toes and clapping your hands – and perhaps wiping away a stray tear.

It’s been over 20 years since Baz Luhrmann turned the greatest love story ever told into the greatest soundtrack ever sold. To celebrate, you’re invited to the ultimate nostalgic ’90s masquerade-ball-rockshow. The Cardigans, Radiohead, Everclear, Garbage, Des’ree – the full Romeo + Juliet soundtrack will be brought to life by a stellar line-up of musicians, performers and special guests, including Electric Fields and local legends Caiti Baker, Stevie Jean, David Garnham, Serina Pech and more.

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia The Lighthouse Fri 24 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr 15mins

All Tickets Friends

$30 $25.50

$2.95 transaction fee applies

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia The Lighthouse

Photo: Colleen Strangways

Don your finery, peek seductively from behind your mask and make your way to The Lighthouse for a night of wild abandon as Young Hearts Run Free.

Pictured: Jesswar & Baby Mama

Sun 26 Aug

9pm

Duration

55mins

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

For all your Festival post-show good times head to Club Awi, where the best DJs from Darwin and beyond will be dropping tunes ‘til the wee hours. Awi is a Tiwi word meaning ‘everyone’ and everyone’s invited to our late-night after party every Friday and Saturday night of the Festival.

$2.95 transaction fee applies

ELECTRIC FIELDS Spine-tingling electronic soul meets an astounding voice in the music of genre-defying duo Electric Fields. Delivering an evocative live performance, Electric Fields bring moments of breathtaking beauty and power to the stage as they merge living traditional culture with electronic music. Often featuring vocalist Zaachariaha Fielding’s traditional language of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara people, their music ranges from soulful pop to epic-scale electronic works, through to intensely intimate story-songs. Don’t miss this memorable musical experience.

‘Inspiring, uplifting, and musically dazzling.’ SEESAW

LATE-NIGHT // MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia Happy Yess Fri & Sat 10pm-late Fri 10 Aug FEMPRE$$: Represent Baby Mama DJ set with special guest Jesswar Sat 11 Aug NIMAS Afterparty with DJ Juno and Current Vive Fri 17 Aug 2 Turntables (and an Apple Mac) with DJ Danielsan and Betty Grumble Sat 18 Aug Tropidelica with Femme Funkale Fri 24 Aug 90% ’90s with James & Caiti Sat 25 Aug Grind Finale with DJ Ladi Kay and DJ Emily Rose

MUSIC Australia The Lighthouse Sat 25 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $28 $30.60

All Tickets

$2.95 transaction fee applies

$10 at the door

FREE for Friends of the Festival and holders of a Darwin Festival ticket for the same night Photo: Amanda Humphreys

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DONNY BENÉT

HEAPS GOOD FRIENDS

Sydney’s enigmatic, slick synth-pop maestro, Donny Benét, is bringing the sexy sounds that have taken him around the globe to The Rails. Hailed by critics as ‘Prince on a serious budget cut’, Benét is best described as the favourite nephew to uncles Giorgio Moroder, Alan Vega and Michael McDonald. Be prepared to groove and swoon.

Known for delivering lyrically playful, synth pop treats, electro-pop trio Heaps Good Friends have been hailed as a breath of fresh air on the Australian electronic scene. And it’s easy to see why with their catchy hooks, undeniable beats and dynamic and hyperactive live show. These friends are just having a wild time doing what they love.

With support from Alice Springs-based electronic duo Resin Moon.

With support from Darwin-based, Singapore-born singer-songwriter Naz.

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia Darwin Railway Club Fri 10 Aug

8pm-10.30pm

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia

Full $36 Concession $32 Friends $30.60

Darwin Railway Club Sat 18 Aug

8pm-10.30pm

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Full $36 Concession $32 Friends $30.60 $2.95 transaction fee applies

SENYAWA

TIA GOSTELOW

Jogjakarta’s Senyawa push the boundaries of traditional Indonesian music and experimental music practice. Their unique sound strikes a perfect balance between their avant-garde influences and cultural heritage to create truly contemporary Indonesian new music. Rully Shabara’s deft extended vocal techniques are punctuated by the frenetic sounds of instrument builder Wukir Suryadi’s modern-primitive instrumentation for a sound that is out of this world.

Tia Gostelow has catapulted onto the Australian music scene with her arresting vocals and unique blend of indie-folk-rock. She’s won triple j’s inaugural Indigenous Initiative, taken out two 2017 Queensland Music Awards, started her own record label and is set to release her debut album – and she’s only 18! Hear her magic live at The Rails. With support from award-winning Darwin songwriter Sam Carmody.

With support from the hyper-glitched processed harp sounds of Kris Keogh.

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia

MUSIC Northern Territory / Indonesia Darwin Railway Club Sat 11 Aug

8pm-10.30pm

Darwin Railway Club

Full $36 Concession $32 Friends $30.60

Fri 24 Aug

8pm-10.30pm

Full $36 Concession $32 Friends $30.60 $2.95 transaction fee applies

$2.95 transaction fee applies

ADAM PAGE

CHAIRMAN OF THE BEARD A one-man band never sounded so good! Multi-instrumentalist Adam Page makes spontaneous symphonies on stage by feeding all his instruments and vocals through loop pedals to build lush, layered soundscapes. A hit at festivals around the world, this astonishing musician incorporates everything from jazz to Punjabi and tango to afrobeat in his wacky, improvised performance. With support from the bearded Voice of Alice Springs Colin Lillie.

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia Darwin Railway Club Fri 17 Aug

8pm-10.30pm

Full $36 Concession $32 Friends $30.60

DIDIRRI Didirri is an artist with something to say – and his captivating voice, beautiful melodies and honest, provocative lyrics ensure you’ll sit up and take notice. Simultaneously heartbreaking and healing, and approaching real issues with smile and charm, this charismatic performer will soothe your soul, tug at your heartstrings and challenge your mind. With support from NT indie rock and soul songstress Stevie Jean.

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia Darwin Railway Club Sat 25 Aug

8pm-10.30pm

Full $36 Concession $32 Friends $30.60 $2.95 transaction fee applies

Contemporary music at Darwin Railway Club supported by

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DONNY BENÉT

HEAPS GOOD FRIENDS

Sydney’s enigmatic, slick synth-pop maestro, Donny Benét, is bringing the sexy sounds that have taken him around the globe to The Rails. Hailed by critics as ‘Prince on a serious budget cut’, Benét is best described as the favourite nephew to uncles Giorgio Moroder, Alan Vega and Michael McDonald. Be prepared to groove and swoon.

Known for delivering lyrically playful, synth pop treats, electro-pop trio Heaps Good Friends have been hailed as a breath of fresh air on the Australian electronic scene. And it’s easy to see why with their catchy hooks, undeniable beats and dynamic and hyperactive live show. These friends are just having a wild time doing what they love.

With support from Alice Springs-based electronic duo Resin Moon.

With support from Darwin-based, Singapore-born singer-songwriter Naz.

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia Darwin Railway Club Fri 10 Aug

8pm-10.30pm

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia

Full $36 Concession $32 Friends $30.60

Darwin Railway Club Sat 18 Aug

8pm-10.30pm

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Full $36 Concession $32 Friends $30.60 $2.95 transaction fee applies

SENYAWA

TIA GOSTELOW

Jogjakarta’s Senyawa push the boundaries of traditional Indonesian music and experimental music practice. Their unique sound strikes a perfect balance between their avant-garde influences and cultural heritage to create truly contemporary Indonesian new music. Rully Shabara’s deft extended vocal techniques are punctuated by the frenetic sounds of instrument builder Wukir Suryadi’s modern-primitive instrumentation for a sound that is out of this world.

Tia Gostelow has catapulted onto the Australian music scene with her arresting vocals and unique blend of indie-folk-rock. She’s won triple j’s inaugural Indigenous Initiative, taken out two 2017 Queensland Music Awards, started her own record label and is set to release her debut album – and she’s only 18! Hear her magic live at The Rails. With support from award-winning Darwin songwriter Sam Carmody.

With support from the hyper-glitched processed harp sounds of Kris Keogh.

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia

MUSIC Northern Territory / Indonesia Darwin Railway Club Sat 11 Aug

8pm-10.30pm

Darwin Railway Club

Full $36 Concession $32 Friends $30.60

Fri 24 Aug

8pm-10.30pm

Full $36 Concession $32 Friends $30.60 $2.95 transaction fee applies

$2.95 transaction fee applies

ADAM PAGE

CHAIRMAN OF THE BEARD A one-man band never sounded so good! Multi-instrumentalist Adam Page makes spontaneous symphonies on stage by feeding all his instruments and vocals through loop pedals to build lush, layered soundscapes. A hit at festivals around the world, this astonishing musician incorporates everything from jazz to Punjabi and tango to afrobeat in his wacky, improvised performance. With support from the bearded Voice of Alice Springs Colin Lillie.

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia Darwin Railway Club Fri 17 Aug

8pm-10.30pm

Full $36 Concession $32 Friends $30.60

DIDIRRI Didirri is an artist with something to say – and his captivating voice, beautiful melodies and honest, provocative lyrics ensure you’ll sit up and take notice. Simultaneously heartbreaking and healing, and approaching real issues with smile and charm, this charismatic performer will soothe your soul, tug at your heartstrings and challenge your mind. With support from NT indie rock and soul songstress Stevie Jean.

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia Darwin Railway Club Sat 25 Aug

8pm-10.30pm

Full $36 Concession $32 Friends $30.60 $2.95 transaction fee applies

Contemporary music at Darwin Railway Club supported by

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FESTIVAL PARK

The Fest ival hub – the h destinatio ottest n in town ! Open daily

FREE fun for the young & young at heart with Les moutons, Pivot, emBARK! & more

FREE gigs at the Rimfire Energy Bamboo Bandstand

Welcome to Country with Bilawara Lee Fri 10 Aug @ 5.30pm FREE

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ious Enjoy delic x food & rela e p rs in the Coo ar Garden B

MEET THE TRADERS Our local ‘celebrity chefs’ tantilising your taste buds

#seeaustralia

Photo: Elise Derwin

BENJAMIN FROM CUCINA SOTTO LE STELLE Cucina sotto le Stelle first brought a little slice of Italy and their warm hospitality to the Territory in 2013. Enjoy their authentic woodfired pizza and Italian desserts Darwin-style in the heart of Festival Park.

Be part of the action at The Lighthou se, Brown’s Mart & Happy Yess

5pm (closed Mo ‘til late ndays)

THE DAMASQUINO FAMILY FROM DAMASQUINO CAFÉ & RESTAURANT From a family business that began in Damascus in 1949, the Damasquino Family has been bringing customers more than just delicious traditional Syrian food and sweets – they’ve been sharing culture and tradition, too.

JIMMY SHU FROM HANUMAN

JERRY FROM JERRY’S SMOKEHOUSE

It only took one trip for Sri Lankan-born Jimmy Shu to be inspired by the array of tropical flavours in Darwin enough to move north. He’s been creating exceptional Asian cuisine at his legendary restaurant Hanuman – a Darwin institution – ever since.

Founded at Darwin Festival, Jerry has since taken his Smokehouse’s mouthwatering plates of smokey delights around Australia. Slow-cooked meats prepared daily onsite are served with house-made pickles and crispy, wafer-thin sweet potato chips.

MARTIN WILDMAN FROM NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK

MEL & SHANE FROM RUBY G’S CANTEEN & BAKERY

British chef Martin Wildman started his pop-up restaurant to offer modern, highend restaurant menus at an affordable price. His ‘modern Australian’ fare not only tastes great, it’s also sustainably, ethically and locally sourced.

Chefs Mel and Shane serve up hand-crafted tarts, quirky flavoured donuts and a delectable range of baked goods made from scratch with specialty coffee for that Festival pick-me-up.

#restaurantaustralia

JOHN FROM TRAMPOLINE

CHUNG JAE FROM LITTLE MISS KOREA

Trampoline owner John proudly makes his delicious sorbet and creamy gelato flavours the old-fashioned, traditional way: fresh and daily, using only the highest quality ingredients. Come to Festival Park and sample a flavour – or two or three!

Little Miss Korea is the first and only Korean Charcoal BBQ restaurant in Darwin, and owner and awardwinning chef Chung Jae is excited to be serving tasty Asian-inspired dishes to Festival patrons at The Aurora Spiegeltent.

Photo: Elise Derwin

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FESTIVAL PARK

The Fest ival hub – the h destinatio ottest n in town ! Open daily

FREE fun for the young & young at heart with Les moutons, Pivot, emBARK! & more

FREE gigs at the Rimfire Energy Bamboo Bandstand

Welcome to Country with Bilawara Lee Fri 10 Aug @ 5.30pm FREE

#DFEST18

ious Enjoy delic x food & rela e p rs in the Coo ar Garden B

MEET THE TRADERS Our local ‘celebrity chefs’ tantilising your taste buds

#seeaustralia

Photo: Elise Derwin

BENJAMIN FROM CUCINA SOTTO LE STELLE Cucina sotto le Stelle first brought a little slice of Italy and their warm hospitality to the Territory in 2013. Enjoy their authentic woodfired pizza and Italian desserts Darwin-style in the heart of Festival Park.

Be part of the action at The Lighthou se, Brown’s Mart & Happy Yess

5pm (closed Mo ‘til late ndays)

THE DAMASQUINO FAMILY FROM DAMASQUINO CAFÉ & RESTAURANT From a family business that began in Damascus in 1949, the Damasquino Family has been bringing customers more than just delicious traditional Syrian food and sweets – they’ve been sharing culture and tradition, too.

JIMMY SHU FROM HANUMAN

JERRY FROM JERRY’S SMOKEHOUSE

It only took one trip for Sri Lankan-born Jimmy Shu to be inspired by the array of tropical flavours in Darwin enough to move north. He’s been creating exceptional Asian cuisine at his legendary restaurant Hanuman – a Darwin institution – ever since.

Founded at Darwin Festival, Jerry has since taken his Smokehouse’s mouthwatering plates of smokey delights around Australia. Slow-cooked meats prepared daily onsite are served with house-made pickles and crispy, wafer-thin sweet potato chips.

MARTIN WILDMAN FROM NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK

MEL & SHANE FROM RUBY G’S CANTEEN & BAKERY

British chef Martin Wildman started his pop-up restaurant to offer modern, highend restaurant menus at an affordable price. His ‘modern Australian’ fare not only tastes great, it’s also sustainably, ethically and locally sourced.

Chefs Mel and Shane serve up hand-crafted tarts, quirky flavoured donuts and a delectable range of baked goods made from scratch with specialty coffee for that Festival pick-me-up.

#restaurantaustralia

JOHN FROM TRAMPOLINE

CHUNG JAE FROM LITTLE MISS KOREA

Trampoline owner John proudly makes his delicious sorbet and creamy gelato flavours the old-fashioned, traditional way: fresh and daily, using only the highest quality ingredients. Come to Festival Park and sample a flavour – or two or three!

Little Miss Korea is the first and only Korean Charcoal BBQ restaurant in Darwin, and owner and awardwinning chef Chung Jae is excited to be serving tasty Asian-inspired dishes to Festival patrons at The Aurora Spiegeltent.

Photo: Elise Derwin

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RIMFIRE ENERGY BAMBOO BANDSTAND On weekends at sunset, before the music starts, we’ll have you Dancing in the Park along with a diverse range of local dance groups. See website for all the details.

MUSIC // DANCE Northern Territory / Australia Festival Park Fri 10 – Sun 26 Aug

6.30pm & 8pm

Fri 10 Aug Sat 11 Aug Sun 12 Aug Tue 14 Aug* Wed 15 Aug Thu 16 Aug Fri 17 Aug Sat 18 Aug Sun 19 Aug Tue 21 Aug Wed 22 Aug Thu 23 Aug Fri 24 Aug Sat 25 Aug Sun 26 Aug

James Gravy Brown Ben Evolent band Tres Toros Mandy Garling James Damien Melanie Gray Silk Village Bon Temps The Boats Ashore Jordan Ravi Phoebe Wear Daniel J Townsend Epi(c)phannys Destrait Arafura Wind Ensemble

Dancing in the Park Fri 10 – Sun 26 Aug

Sat & Sun 5.45pm

TRANSFORMING THE LIGHTHOUSE Our iconic Lighthouse is getting a whole new look for 2018. Larrakia street artist Shaun Lee’s brightly coloured designs will make for an edgy and exciting transformation. See it unveiled when we open The Lighthouse in Festival Park on Friday 10 August.

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory

FREE

The Lighthouse Fri 10 – Sun 26 Aug Festival Park closed on Mondays

*6.30pm only

FREE

Supported by

Supported by

Goldstone

AUSTRALIAN FILM: DESERT REDUX

Get in the Festival spirit at the Rimfire Energy Bamboo Bandstand where you can enjoy free performances from some of the best local musos going around.

GOLDSTONE & TERROR NULLIUS Two very different Aussie films expose a side to our country you won’t see in the tourism ads ‘Neo western’ meets ‘outback noir’ in award-winning filmmaker Ivan Sen’s latest film, Goldstone. This stunningly complex and layered work comes together brilliantly as a mystery action thriller, but also in its deeper exploration of corruption and greed at the heart of our country and its history. It features much loved NT actor Tom E. Lewis in his final feature film performance. Art collective Soda_Jerk works at the intersection of documentary and speculative fiction. Their film TERROR NULLIUS is a political revenge fable epically remixed from official archives to offer an un-writing of Australian national mythology. Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, the film creates a world in which minorities and animals conspire, and not-so-nice white guys finish last. Enjoy live local music performed before both screenings to complete your night out under the stars.

Terror Nullius

FILM Northern Territory / Australia Deckchair Cinema Goldstone (M) Mon 13 Aug Duration

7.30pm Gates open 6pm 1hr 50mins

TERROR NULLIUS (M) + The Was Mon 20 Aug 7.30pm Gates open 6pm Duration Full Concession Friends & Deckchair Members

1hr 10mins $16 $12 $10

$2.95 transaction fee applies

NOTE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patrons are

advised that Goldstone and TERROR NULLIUS may contain images and voices of people who have died

Presented by Darwin Festival and Deckchair Cinema

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RIMFIRE ENERGY BAMBOO BANDSTAND On weekends at sunset, before the music starts, we’ll have you Dancing in the Park along with a diverse range of local dance groups. See website for all the details.

MUSIC // DANCE Northern Territory / Australia Festival Park Fri 10 – Sun 26 Aug

6.30pm & 8pm

Fri 10 Aug Sat 11 Aug Sun 12 Aug Tue 14 Aug* Wed 15 Aug Thu 16 Aug Fri 17 Aug Sat 18 Aug Sun 19 Aug Tue 21 Aug Wed 22 Aug Thu 23 Aug Fri 24 Aug Sat 25 Aug Sun 26 Aug

James Gravy Brown Ben Evolent band Tres Toros Mandy Garling James Damien Melanie Gray Silk Village Bon Temps The Boats Ashore Jordan Ravi Phoebe Wear Daniel J Townsend Epi(c)phannys Destrait Arafura Wind Ensemble

Dancing in the Park Fri 10 – Sun 26 Aug

Sat & Sun 5.45pm

TRANSFORMING THE LIGHTHOUSE Our iconic Lighthouse is getting a whole new look for 2018. Larrakia street artist Shaun Lee’s brightly coloured designs will make for an edgy and exciting transformation. See it unveiled when we open The Lighthouse in Festival Park on Friday 10 August.

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory

FREE

The Lighthouse Fri 10 – Sun 26 Aug Festival Park closed on Mondays

*6.30pm only

FREE

Supported by

Supported by

Goldstone

AUSTRALIAN FILM: DESERT REDUX

Get in the Festival spirit at the Rimfire Energy Bamboo Bandstand where you can enjoy free performances from some of the best local musos going around.

GOLDSTONE & TERROR NULLIUS Two very different Aussie films expose a side to our country you won’t see in the tourism ads ‘Neo western’ meets ‘outback noir’ in award-winning filmmaker Ivan Sen’s latest film, Goldstone. This stunningly complex and layered work comes together brilliantly as a mystery action thriller, but also in its deeper exploration of corruption and greed at the heart of our country and its history. It features much loved NT actor Tom E. Lewis in his final feature film performance. Art collective Soda_Jerk works at the intersection of documentary and speculative fiction. Their film TERROR NULLIUS is a political revenge fable epically remixed from official archives to offer an un-writing of Australian national mythology. Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, the film creates a world in which minorities and animals conspire, and not-so-nice white guys finish last. Enjoy live local music performed before both screenings to complete your night out under the stars.

Terror Nullius

FILM Northern Territory / Australia Deckchair Cinema Goldstone (M) Mon 13 Aug Duration

7.30pm Gates open 6pm 1hr 50mins

TERROR NULLIUS (M) + The Was Mon 20 Aug 7.30pm Gates open 6pm Duration Full Concession Friends & Deckchair Members

1hr 10mins $16 $12 $10

$2.95 transaction fee applies

NOTE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patrons are

advised that Goldstone and TERROR NULLIUS may contain images and voices of people who have died

Presented by Darwin Festival and Deckchair Cinema

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GAO SHAN LIU SHUI

DARWIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MASTER SERIES II: NEW HORIZONS

Witness a new beginning for Darwin Symphony Orchestra at the must-see inaugural concert of new Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Jonathan Tooby. Kicked off by the Cuban-inspired rhythms of Márquez’s Danzón No. 2 and featuring Mozart’s radiant 4th Violin Concerto, with Dvořák’s lyrical ‘New World’ Symphony, this concert is a celebration of the finest music-making.

CLASSICAL MUSIC Northern Territory Darwin Convention Centre Sat 25 Aug

7.30pm

Duration

1hr 40mins (including interval)

Full Concession & Group (10+) Child 3-16 Friends

$60 $50 $30 $51

HIGH MOUNTAIN FLOWING WATER MONICA NASELOW & LISA GROSMAN

BACH TOGETHER Two of Australia’s most accomplished classical musicians, sisters Monica Naselow (violin) and Lisa Grosman (viola), join forces to showcase their duo virtuosity with music that takes you from the Baroque period to contemporary Australia. This special sibling concert includes an arrangement of a rarely performed JS Bach Fugue, delicate Mozart duos and the awesome Passacaglia by Handel/Halvorsen, together with works by Alan Ridout and Ross Edwards and an exciting new Darwin Festival commission by local composer Cathy Applegate.

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Presented by Darwin Symphony Orchestra in association with Darwin Festival

CLASSICAL MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia Brown’s Mart Theatre

Photo: Evan Li

Theatre, poetry and music come together in the entrancing collaboration Gao Shan Liu Shui, an exquisite contemporary retelling of an ancient Chinese tale of friendship, beauty and loss. Masters in their chosen instruments, pianist and composer Gao Ping and guqin virtuoso Wu Na combine their innovative approaches to music-making. Joining forces with Kunqu opera star Dong Fei, visual designer Jon He and director Sara Brodie, these musical contemporaries bring to life the shared spirit of understanding that is embodied in this moving story.

Sun 12 Aug

6pm

戏剧,诗歌和音乐的碰撞交织成中国经典音乐作品《高

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$30 $26 $25.50

山流水》,再现了“伯牙鼓琴遇知音”这一关乎友情,山 水,以及遗失的美好的中国经典故事。乐器大师、钢琴

$2.95 transaction fee applies

CLASSICAL MUSIC China / New Zealand Studio, Darwin Entertainment Centre Tue 21 Aug

7pm

Duration

50mins

Full Concession Friends

$42 $38 $35.70

$2.95 transaction fee applies Sponsored by

家、作曲家Gao Ping和古琴演奏家Wu Na将他们创新的音 乐创作手法融合,与昆曲明星董飞、视觉设计师Jon He 和导演Sara Brodie联手,这些同时代的音乐人为我们生 动描绘了知音难觅,惺惺相惜这一经典著作的灵魂。

XAVIA Alice Springs-based live-looping cellist Xavia creates whimsical modernfolk with swirling strings, earthy rhythms and soaring melodies that take you on a beautiful, ethereal journey through songs of life and land.

CLASSICAL MUSIC Northern Territory Casuarina Square Fri 17 Aug

7pm

Duration

45mins

FREE

Supported by Photo: Micah Barnes

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GAO SHAN LIU SHUI

DARWIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MASTER SERIES II: NEW HORIZONS

Witness a new beginning for Darwin Symphony Orchestra at the must-see inaugural concert of new Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Jonathan Tooby. Kicked off by the Cuban-inspired rhythms of Márquez’s Danzón No. 2 and featuring Mozart’s radiant 4th Violin Concerto, with Dvořák’s lyrical ‘New World’ Symphony, this concert is a celebration of the finest music-making.

CLASSICAL MUSIC Northern Territory Darwin Convention Centre Sat 25 Aug

7.30pm

Duration

1hr 40mins (including interval)

Full Concession & Group (10+) Child 3-16 Friends

$60 $50 $30 $51

HIGH MOUNTAIN FLOWING WATER MONICA NASELOW & LISA GROSMAN

BACH TOGETHER Two of Australia’s most accomplished classical musicians, sisters Monica Naselow (violin) and Lisa Grosman (viola), join forces to showcase their duo virtuosity with music that takes you from the Baroque period to contemporary Australia. This special sibling concert includes an arrangement of a rarely performed JS Bach Fugue, delicate Mozart duos and the awesome Passacaglia by Handel/Halvorsen, together with works by Alan Ridout and Ross Edwards and an exciting new Darwin Festival commission by local composer Cathy Applegate.

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Presented by Darwin Symphony Orchestra in association with Darwin Festival

CLASSICAL MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia Brown’s Mart Theatre

Photo: Evan Li

Theatre, poetry and music come together in the entrancing collaboration Gao Shan Liu Shui, an exquisite contemporary retelling of an ancient Chinese tale of friendship, beauty and loss. Masters in their chosen instruments, pianist and composer Gao Ping and guqin virtuoso Wu Na combine their innovative approaches to music-making. Joining forces with Kunqu opera star Dong Fei, visual designer Jon He and director Sara Brodie, these musical contemporaries bring to life the shared spirit of understanding that is embodied in this moving story.

Sun 12 Aug

6pm

戏剧,诗歌和音乐的碰撞交织成中国经典音乐作品《高

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$30 $26 $25.50

山流水》,再现了“伯牙鼓琴遇知音”这一关乎友情,山 水,以及遗失的美好的中国经典故事。乐器大师、钢琴

$2.95 transaction fee applies

CLASSICAL MUSIC China / New Zealand Studio, Darwin Entertainment Centre Tue 21 Aug

7pm

Duration

50mins

Full Concession Friends

$42 $38 $35.70

$2.95 transaction fee applies Sponsored by

家、作曲家Gao Ping和古琴演奏家Wu Na将他们创新的音 乐创作手法融合,与昆曲明星董飞、视觉设计师Jon He 和导演Sara Brodie联手,这些同时代的音乐人为我们生 动描绘了知音难觅,惺惺相惜这一经典著作的灵魂。

XAVIA Alice Springs-based live-looping cellist Xavia creates whimsical modernfolk with swirling strings, earthy rhythms and soaring melodies that take you on a beautiful, ethereal journey through songs of life and land.

CLASSICAL MUSIC Northern Territory Casuarina Square Fri 17 Aug

7pm

Duration

45mins

FREE

Supported by Photo: Micah Barnes

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SUNDAY AT CDU Join us at Charles Darwin University for an afternoon of stimulating conversations discovering fascinating women, forgotten histories and what makes us uniquely Territorian

SPUN: POWER

WORDS & IDEAS Northern Territory / Australia CDU Theatre Sun 19 Aug Secret Songlines Women in the Spotlight Rebel Territory

12pm 1.30pm 3pm

Duration

1hr

FREE (Bookings required)

SECRET SONGLINES: CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS ORAL HISTORIES Taking Jessie Lloyd’s incredible national research for Mission Songs Project as a starting point, this fascinating conversation between a panel of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander thinkers and creatives delves into the ways people record and share histories through song and storytelling.

WOMEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT Letters to Lindy explores our fascination with Lindy Chamberlain. Its playwright Alana Valentine is joined by Colleen Gwynne, Chief Investigator of the Peter Falconio case and now NT Children’s Commissioner, and a panel of prominent NT women to explore what it’s like to be a woman catapulted into the public eye.

REBEL TERRITORY As the Territory celebrates its 40th year of self-governance, we celebrate our unique, and often rebellious, spirit by revisiting a pivotal moment in our history – the Darwin Rebellion. 100 years later, what do we remember and how does this inform who we are?

This year, SPUN brings you hidden stories told by people you might not ordinarily meet. From prison cells, skyscrapers and bush camps comes a lineup of locals who will have you giggling, gasping and gripping the edge of your seat. To mark the 25th anniversary of the Northern Territory AntiDiscrimination Commission, SPUN shines a light on stories inspired by power. Who has it? Who doesn’t? And what does it take to get it back?

WORDS & IDEAS Northern Territory The Lighthouse Tue 14 Aug

7.30pm

Duration

1hr 50mins (including interval)

All Tickets Friends

$25 $21.25

$2.95 transaction fee applies Supported by

BEHIND THE SCENES: PERFORMING ARTS AND THE NT The Northern Territory has produced some legendary musicians, such as Dr G, the Sunrize Band, Yothu Yindi and Jessica Mauboy. The Grey Panthers are Australia’s longest-running dance group for people over 60. And our plays and films have received national and international accolades. As part of a new exhibition, A Territory Story, curators from the Northern Territory Library invite you to don the white gloves and turn the pages of our performing arts history whilst they share the back story and significance of collection items. Join us for these special curator talks on the evolution of the Territory’s performing arts sector.

WORDS & IDEAS Northern Territory Northern Territory Library Wed 15 – Sat 25 Aug

Wed & Sat 4pm

Duration

1hr

FREE (Bookings required) Presented by the School of Creative Arts and Humanities Charles Darwin University in association with Darwin Festival

Supported by Above photo: Penny Campton (NT Library - Sunrize Collection) Rapid Creek Sunset Photo: HC Blechynden

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SUNDAY AT CDU Join us at Charles Darwin University for an afternoon of stimulating conversations discovering fascinating women, forgotten histories and what makes us uniquely Territorian

SPUN: POWER

WORDS & IDEAS Northern Territory / Australia CDU Theatre Sun 19 Aug Secret Songlines Women in the Spotlight Rebel Territory

12pm 1.30pm 3pm

Duration

1hr

FREE (Bookings required)

SECRET SONGLINES: CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS ORAL HISTORIES Taking Jessie Lloyd’s incredible national research for Mission Songs Project as a starting point, this fascinating conversation between a panel of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander thinkers and creatives delves into the ways people record and share histories through song and storytelling.

WOMEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT Letters to Lindy explores our fascination with Lindy Chamberlain. Its playwright Alana Valentine is joined by Colleen Gwynne, Chief Investigator of the Peter Falconio case and now NT Children’s Commissioner, and a panel of prominent NT women to explore what it’s like to be a woman catapulted into the public eye.

REBEL TERRITORY As the Territory celebrates its 40th year of self-governance, we celebrate our unique, and often rebellious, spirit by revisiting a pivotal moment in our history – the Darwin Rebellion. 100 years later, what do we remember and how does this inform who we are?

This year, SPUN brings you hidden stories told by people you might not ordinarily meet. From prison cells, skyscrapers and bush camps comes a lineup of locals who will have you giggling, gasping and gripping the edge of your seat. To mark the 25th anniversary of the Northern Territory AntiDiscrimination Commission, SPUN shines a light on stories inspired by power. Who has it? Who doesn’t? And what does it take to get it back?

WORDS & IDEAS Northern Territory The Lighthouse Tue 14 Aug

7.30pm

Duration

1hr 50mins (including interval)

All Tickets Friends

$25 $21.25

$2.95 transaction fee applies Supported by

BEHIND THE SCENES: PERFORMING ARTS AND THE NT The Northern Territory has produced some legendary musicians, such as Dr G, the Sunrize Band, Yothu Yindi and Jessica Mauboy. The Grey Panthers are Australia’s longest-running dance group for people over 60. And our plays and films have received national and international accolades. As part of a new exhibition, A Territory Story, curators from the Northern Territory Library invite you to don the white gloves and turn the pages of our performing arts history whilst they share the back story and significance of collection items. Join us for these special curator talks on the evolution of the Territory’s performing arts sector.

WORDS & IDEAS Northern Territory Northern Territory Library Wed 15 – Sat 25 Aug

Wed & Sat 4pm

Duration

1hr

FREE (Bookings required) Presented by the School of Creative Arts and Humanities Charles Darwin University in association with Darwin Festival

Supported by Above photo: Penny Campton (NT Library - Sunrize Collection) Rapid Creek Sunset Photo: HC Blechynden

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SPECTACULAR FAILURES

LUNCH BOX SERIES

Life is full of spectacular failures. In this group exhibition, creative arts PhD and Masters candidates of CDU respond to this theme, making commentary on social or institutional absurdities and honestly delving into the art making process.

Enjoy free lunchtime entertainment with your host Amy Hetherington every Thursday and Friday of the Festival. Hear local musicians performing live, sample some of the incredible shows on offer in this year’s program and purchase a ticket from our onsite Box Office – that’s if you don’t score a freebie at Lunch Box first!

SPECIAL EVENT Northern Territory / International

Ian Hance, Darwin stubbie 2, oil on canvas, 2018

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory Nan Giese Gallery

Raintree Park Thu 9 – Fri 24 Aug

Thu & Fri 12.45pm

Duration

45mins

FREE

Exhibition Dates

Tue 14 – Fri 31 Aug Tue-Fri 10am-3pm Sun 19 Aug 10am-2pm

Official Opening

Fri 17 Aug 5.30pm

Artist Floor Talk

Sun 19 Aug 12pm

Presented by Charles Darwin University East End Cabaret, Lunch Box Series 2017 Photo: Elise Derwin

BARKING SPIDER VISUAL THEATRE

MEGAFAUNA: IN THE SHADOW OF GREAT BEASTS

ABC RADIO DARWIN’S

HAPPY HOUR IN THE AURORA SPIEGELTENT

See the ancient megafauna that roamed throughout Central Australia over six million years ago brought spectacularly to life through sound and shadow puppetry. Renowned Melbourne-based visual theatre company Barking Spider has teamed up with the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory to enchant audiences with stories of these prehistoric beasts in this unique installation.

Get the lowdown on all the Festival happenings when ABC Radio Darwin’s host Kate O’Toole brings the radio to The Aurora Spiegeltent. Listen from home or join the fun as Festival guest artists perform live and chat about their work.

SPECIAL EVENT

VISUAL ARTS // FAMILY Australia

The Aurora Spiegeltent, The Esplanade Thu 16 Aug Duration

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

4pm 2hrs

Supported by

The art of the Tiwi people has a unique aesthetic. It draws from ancient ceremonial traditions and associated intricate and Pictured: Josephine Burak at Munupi Art Studios expressive designs created with local ochres. This exhibition showcases the profusion and vibrancy of Tiwi artists in a range of media across several generations.

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory DoubleTree by Hilton Exhibition Dates

Fri 10 – Thu 16 Aug Mon-Sun 10am-5pm

FREE

Official Opening

Fri 10 Aug 10.30am

Supported by National Science Week

Presented by Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association, Munupi Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Association and Ngaruwanajirri Incorporated

Thu 16 – Sun 19 Aug

FREE

NGININGAWULA AWIRANKINI WAKI (OUR NEW WORK)

10am-5pm

Image: Kyoko Imazu Photo: John Stapels

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SPECTACULAR FAILURES

LUNCH BOX SERIES

Life is full of spectacular failures. In this group exhibition, creative arts PhD and Masters candidates of CDU respond to this theme, making commentary on social or institutional absurdities and honestly delving into the art making process.

Enjoy free lunchtime entertainment with your host Amy Hetherington every Thursday and Friday of the Festival. Hear local musicians performing live, sample some of the incredible shows on offer in this year’s program and purchase a ticket from our onsite Box Office – that’s if you don’t score a freebie at Lunch Box first!

SPECIAL EVENT Northern Territory / International

Ian Hance, Darwin stubbie 2, oil on canvas, 2018

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory Nan Giese Gallery

Raintree Park Thu 9 – Fri 24 Aug

Thu & Fri 12.45pm

Duration

45mins

FREE

Exhibition Dates

Tue 14 – Fri 31 Aug Tue-Fri 10am-3pm Sun 19 Aug 10am-2pm

Official Opening

Fri 17 Aug 5.30pm

Artist Floor Talk

Sun 19 Aug 12pm

Presented by Charles Darwin University East End Cabaret, Lunch Box Series 2017 Photo: Elise Derwin

BARKING SPIDER VISUAL THEATRE

MEGAFAUNA: IN THE SHADOW OF GREAT BEASTS

ABC RADIO DARWIN’S

HAPPY HOUR IN THE AURORA SPIEGELTENT

See the ancient megafauna that roamed throughout Central Australia over six million years ago brought spectacularly to life through sound and shadow puppetry. Renowned Melbourne-based visual theatre company Barking Spider has teamed up with the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory to enchant audiences with stories of these prehistoric beasts in this unique installation.

Get the lowdown on all the Festival happenings when ABC Radio Darwin’s host Kate O’Toole brings the radio to The Aurora Spiegeltent. Listen from home or join the fun as Festival guest artists perform live and chat about their work.

SPECIAL EVENT

VISUAL ARTS // FAMILY Australia

The Aurora Spiegeltent, The Esplanade Thu 16 Aug Duration

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

4pm 2hrs

Supported by

The art of the Tiwi people has a unique aesthetic. It draws from ancient ceremonial traditions and associated intricate and Pictured: Josephine Burak at Munupi Art Studios expressive designs created with local ochres. This exhibition showcases the profusion and vibrancy of Tiwi artists in a range of media across several generations.

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory DoubleTree by Hilton Exhibition Dates

Fri 10 – Thu 16 Aug Mon-Sun 10am-5pm

FREE

Official Opening

Fri 10 Aug 10.30am

Supported by National Science Week

Presented by Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association, Munupi Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Association and Ngaruwanajirri Incorporated

Thu 16 – Sun 19 Aug

FREE

NGININGAWULA AWIRANKINI WAKI (OUR NEW WORK)

10am-5pm

Image: Kyoko Imazu Photo: John Stapels

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MICK RICTOR Mick Rictor was a young boy when he and his family ‘walked in’ from the Great Victoria Desert in 1986, making him one of the last Aboriginal people to withdraw from a traditional nomadic Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 2018 life. Now a senior man painting for Spinifex Arts Project, he carries his knowledge of traditional lore and custom with him everywhere, demonstrating it artistically through his expressive paintings.

SALON

VISUAL ARTS Australia

Exhibition Dates

Fri 10 – Mon 20 Aug Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

Official Opening

Fri 10 Aug 3.30pm

A bold new project incorporating six Indigenous art exhibitions Presented by Salon Indigenous Art Projects in association with Spinifex Arts Project

BARAYUWA MUNUNGURR

SALON DES REFUSÉS 18 Each year, the highly anticipated Salon des Refusés exhibits high calibre works submitted to, but not selected for, the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Minyawe Miller, Kulyakartu; Make a hole there, Strait Islander Art Awards. sing him, water come, acrylic on canvas, 2018 Don’t miss this opportunity to revel in some of Australia’s finest Indigenous art, from intricately painted earthy barks to vivid desert paintings.

VISUAL ARTS Australia CDU Art Gallery Exhibition Dates

Official Opening

Wed 8 Aug – Sat 6 Oct Wed-Fri 10am-4pm Sat 10am-2pm Wed 8 Aug 6pm

Hosted by CDU Art Gallery and presented by Salon Indigenous Art Projects

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TAYLOR COOPER AND WITJITI GEORGE

ŊARAKA ŊOYŊURA – THE BONES BENEATH Emerging Arnhem Land artist Barayuwa Munungurr paints his own Djapu designs, and his mother’s Yarrinya (detail), ochre and fixative on bark, 2018 Munyuku clan designs from her ancestral home near Blue Mud Bay. His striking barks and larrakitj (ceremonial poles) are imbued with the visceral qualities of the Arnhem coast – the rocks, the beach and the ocean.

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory Searcy Street Gallery Exhibition Dates

Official Opening

Wed 1 – Fri 31 Aug Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 10am-2pm

Presented by Salon Indigenous Art Projects in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka

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Respected Yolngu elder Mulkun Wirrpanda has been making art since the 1980s, painting sacred designs that Detail of Gan’Karr (tectus pyramis - Pyramid Top Snail), ochre and fixative on bark, 2018 depict her land at and near Dhuruputjpi. Join this incredible artist to open a new space in the Parap Arts Precinct as part of SALON Indigenous Art Projects.

VISUAL ARTS Australia

Exhibition Dates

Wed 1 – Fri 31 Aug Tue-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 10am-2pm

Official Opening

Sat 11 Aug 12.30pm

Presented by Salon Indigenous Art Projects in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka

PEPAI CARROLL

KA PULA NYANGATJA KUTJARA NYINANYI MALPARARA

(These two are sitting together as friends)

Taylor Cooper and Witjiti George often sit together while painting at their art centre in the APY Lands. Both artists use traditional iconography and an earthy palette spliced with vibrant colour to share their knowledge of country and Dreaming stories. See the art of these two senior men from the remote South Australian desert together as one outstanding exhibition.

VISUAL ARTS Australia Paul Johnstone Gallery Exhibition Dates

Fri 10 – Sat 25 Aug Tue-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 10am-2pm

Official Opening

Fri 10 Aug 1pm

Thu 9 Aug 4pm

MAYPAL – SHELLFISH OF THE ARAFURA COAST

Vickers Gallery

Tactile Arts

INDIGENOUS ART PROJECTS

MULKUN WIRRAPANDA

Presented by Salon Indigenous Art Projects in association with Kaltjiti Arts

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Since he began painting and making ceramics in 2009, Pepai Jangala Carroll has quickly positioned himself as a sought-after artist whose unique style is Ilpili, acrylic on linen, 2018 elegant in composition, sophisticated in palette and full of life. This rare solo exhibition brings together a collection of sublime works that truly celebrate Carroll’s individuality.

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory Outstation Gallery Exhibition Dates

Wed 1 – Fri 31 Aug Tue 10am-1pm Wed-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 10am-2pm

Official Opening

Sat 11 Aug 11am

Presented by Salon Indigenous Art Projects in association with Ernabella Arts

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MICK RICTOR Mick Rictor was a young boy when he and his family ‘walked in’ from the Great Victoria Desert in 1986, making him one of the last Aboriginal people to withdraw from a traditional nomadic Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 2018 life. Now a senior man painting for Spinifex Arts Project, he carries his knowledge of traditional lore and custom with him everywhere, demonstrating it artistically through his expressive paintings.

SALON

VISUAL ARTS Australia

Exhibition Dates

Fri 10 – Mon 20 Aug Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

Official Opening

Fri 10 Aug 3.30pm

A bold new project incorporating six Indigenous art exhibitions Presented by Salon Indigenous Art Projects in association with Spinifex Arts Project

BARAYUWA MUNUNGURR

SALON DES REFUSÉS 18 Each year, the highly anticipated Salon des Refusés exhibits high calibre works submitted to, but not selected for, the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Minyawe Miller, Kulyakartu; Make a hole there, Strait Islander Art Awards. sing him, water come, acrylic on canvas, 2018 Don’t miss this opportunity to revel in some of Australia’s finest Indigenous art, from intricately painted earthy barks to vivid desert paintings.

VISUAL ARTS Australia CDU Art Gallery Exhibition Dates

Official Opening

Wed 8 Aug – Sat 6 Oct Wed-Fri 10am-4pm Sat 10am-2pm Wed 8 Aug 6pm

Hosted by CDU Art Gallery and presented by Salon Indigenous Art Projects

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TAYLOR COOPER AND WITJITI GEORGE

ŊARAKA ŊOYŊURA – THE BONES BENEATH Emerging Arnhem Land artist Barayuwa Munungurr paints his own Djapu designs, and his mother’s Yarrinya (detail), ochre and fixative on bark, 2018 Munyuku clan designs from her ancestral home near Blue Mud Bay. His striking barks and larrakitj (ceremonial poles) are imbued with the visceral qualities of the Arnhem coast – the rocks, the beach and the ocean.

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory Searcy Street Gallery Exhibition Dates

Official Opening

Wed 1 – Fri 31 Aug Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 10am-2pm

Presented by Salon Indigenous Art Projects in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka

ALL ART EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE | 08 8943 4222 BUYVISUAL TICKETS darwinfestival.org.au

Respected Yolngu elder Mulkun Wirrpanda has been making art since the 1980s, painting sacred designs that Detail of Gan’Karr (tectus pyramis - Pyramid Top Snail), ochre and fixative on bark, 2018 depict her land at and near Dhuruputjpi. Join this incredible artist to open a new space in the Parap Arts Precinct as part of SALON Indigenous Art Projects.

VISUAL ARTS Australia

Exhibition Dates

Wed 1 – Fri 31 Aug Tue-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 10am-2pm

Official Opening

Sat 11 Aug 12.30pm

Presented by Salon Indigenous Art Projects in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka

PEPAI CARROLL

KA PULA NYANGATJA KUTJARA NYINANYI MALPARARA

(These two are sitting together as friends)

Taylor Cooper and Witjiti George often sit together while painting at their art centre in the APY Lands. Both artists use traditional iconography and an earthy palette spliced with vibrant colour to share their knowledge of country and Dreaming stories. See the art of these two senior men from the remote South Australian desert together as one outstanding exhibition.

VISUAL ARTS Australia Paul Johnstone Gallery Exhibition Dates

Fri 10 – Sat 25 Aug Tue-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 10am-2pm

Official Opening

Fri 10 Aug 1pm

Thu 9 Aug 4pm

MAYPAL – SHELLFISH OF THE ARAFURA COAST

Vickers Gallery

Tactile Arts

INDIGENOUS ART PROJECTS

MULKUN WIRRAPANDA

Presented by Salon Indigenous Art Projects in association with Kaltjiti Arts

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Since he began painting and making ceramics in 2009, Pepai Jangala Carroll has quickly positioned himself as a sought-after artist whose unique style is Ilpili, acrylic on linen, 2018 elegant in composition, sophisticated in palette and full of life. This rare solo exhibition brings together a collection of sublime works that truly celebrate Carroll’s individuality.

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory Outstation Gallery Exhibition Dates

Wed 1 – Fri 31 Aug Tue 10am-1pm Wed-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 10am-2pm

Official Opening

Sat 11 Aug 11am

Presented by Salon Indigenous Art Projects in association with Ernabella Arts

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BEHIND THE WIRE

MAYFAIR GALLERY

For over 16 years Behind the Wire has provided Northern Territory prisoners with an opportunity to exhibit their works of art to the public. See the depth and creativity being produced by the prisoners in our correctional facilities.

Four of Darwin’s enigmatic art divas – Marita Albers, Sandra Kendell, Sonia Martignon and Nat Quintos Uhing – indulge their darker natures to offer a curiocase of tropical twilights, beasts and beauties, with expeditions to the recesses of monsoon forests, psychic shadows and salty shipwrecks. Tropical Gothic will tantalise your orbs with dark delectation for all tastes. Freddie Mugarra, Long Neck Turtle and Barramundi

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory Fannie Bay Gaol Exhibition Dates

DARWIN FESTIVAL FOR SCHOOLS

TROPICAL GOTHIC

Sat 11 – Sat 25 Aug Wed & Sat 10am-3pm

Presented by Northern Territory Correctional Services, Department of the Attorney General and Justice and NT Government

It’s not just adults who can get involved in Darwin Festival. As well as a full program of family fun, we’re offering school-aged children a range of incredible artistic experiences.

ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory Mayfair Gallery Exhibition Dates

Fri 10 – Sun 26 Aug Thu & Fri 12-6pm Sat 10am-3pm

Official Opening

Thu 9 Aug 3pm

A collaborative exhibition by established artists and long-term residents of the Top End that aims to create awareness and appreciation of our natural wetlands. Featuring stunning artworks of the magnificent Adelaide and South Alligator Rivers and their diverse ecosystems.

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory Darwin Visual Arts Association Exhibition Dates

Official Opening

Fri 17 Aug – Sat 1 Sep Tue-Fri 12pm-5pm Sat 10am-3pm Fri 17 Aug 6pm

Presented by Darwin Visual Arts Association

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Supported by Northern Territory Government Department of Education

Presented by Mayfair Gallery

KANALARITJA: AN UNBROKEN STRING

THE WETLAND ARTISTS

We’re taking select guest artists off the stage and sending them back to school as part of our Artists in Schools program. The circus stars of Chasing Smoke, Singapore stand-up Sharul Channa and cabaret artiste Gillian Cosgriff are just some of the performers stopping by selected schools to work with (and entertain!) students.

SCHOOLS PERFORMANCES

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery celebrates the culturally significant practice of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell stringing. This national touring exhibition features stunning shell necklaces created in the 1800s alongside necklaces from acclaimed makers of today and the new wave of stringers who have learned this closely guarded tradition at cultural renewal workshops.

Take a trip to the theatre and give your students an invaluable lesson by attending one of the Festival’s schools-only performances. For school group bookings and discounted tickets contact the Box Office directly on 08 8943 4222.

Ashlee Murray, king marina shells, 2016

Chasing Smoke

Fri 10 Aug 11am (p11)

Pathetic Fallacy

Fri 10 Aug 11am (p14)

Prize Fighter

Fri 17 Aug 11am (p13)

The Bookbinder

Fri 17 Aug 11am (p14)

Personal

Fri 24 Aug 11am (p15)

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory

Thu 9 Aug 6pm

Artist Talk

Sat 11 Aug 12pm

Early career artists, arts workers and writers looking to develop their creative and professional skills are invited to be part of Front Row. See Festival shows, take part in workshops with Festival artists and contribute to critical conversations affecting the Australian arts landscape as you expand your networks and knowledge of the arts industry. Visit our website for more information. Facilitated by Darwin Festival and Brown’s Mart Theatre

POST-SHOW TALKS Stick around after select performances to hear all about the show from the artists who made it happen. Join the conversation with the cast and creators after the following shows:

Chasing Smoke Sat 11 Aug 2pm (p11) Artists in conversation with Mikaela Simpson

Artists in conversation with Jess Ong

Prize Fighter Sat 18 Aug 2pm (p13)

Thu 9 Aug – Sat 8 Sep Wed-Fri 10am-4pm Sat 10am-2pm

Official Opening

FRONT ROW

Pathetic Fallacy Fri 10 Aug 6pm (p12)

Northern Centre for Contemporary Art Exhibition Dates

INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT

Artists in conversation with Gail Evans

Personal Sat 25 Aug 1pm (p15) Creator & performer Jodee Mundy in conversation with Johanna Bell

Presented by Northern Centre for Contemporary Art and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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BEHIND THE WIRE

MAYFAIR GALLERY

For over 16 years Behind the Wire has provided Northern Territory prisoners with an opportunity to exhibit their works of art to the public. See the depth and creativity being produced by the prisoners in our correctional facilities.

Four of Darwin’s enigmatic art divas – Marita Albers, Sandra Kendell, Sonia Martignon and Nat Quintos Uhing – indulge their darker natures to offer a curiocase of tropical twilights, beasts and beauties, with expeditions to the recesses of monsoon forests, psychic shadows and salty shipwrecks. Tropical Gothic will tantalise your orbs with dark delectation for all tastes. Freddie Mugarra, Long Neck Turtle and Barramundi

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory Fannie Bay Gaol Exhibition Dates

DARWIN FESTIVAL FOR SCHOOLS

TROPICAL GOTHIC

Sat 11 – Sat 25 Aug Wed & Sat 10am-3pm

Presented by Northern Territory Correctional Services, Department of the Attorney General and Justice and NT Government

It’s not just adults who can get involved in Darwin Festival. As well as a full program of family fun, we’re offering school-aged children a range of incredible artistic experiences.

ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory Mayfair Gallery Exhibition Dates

Fri 10 – Sun 26 Aug Thu & Fri 12-6pm Sat 10am-3pm

Official Opening

Thu 9 Aug 3pm

A collaborative exhibition by established artists and long-term residents of the Top End that aims to create awareness and appreciation of our natural wetlands. Featuring stunning artworks of the magnificent Adelaide and South Alligator Rivers and their diverse ecosystems.

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory Darwin Visual Arts Association Exhibition Dates

Official Opening

Fri 17 Aug – Sat 1 Sep Tue-Fri 12pm-5pm Sat 10am-3pm Fri 17 Aug 6pm

Presented by Darwin Visual Arts Association

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Supported by Northern Territory Government Department of Education

Presented by Mayfair Gallery

KANALARITJA: AN UNBROKEN STRING

THE WETLAND ARTISTS

We’re taking select guest artists off the stage and sending them back to school as part of our Artists in Schools program. The circus stars of Chasing Smoke, Singapore stand-up Sharul Channa and cabaret artiste Gillian Cosgriff are just some of the performers stopping by selected schools to work with (and entertain!) students.

SCHOOLS PERFORMANCES

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery celebrates the culturally significant practice of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell stringing. This national touring exhibition features stunning shell necklaces created in the 1800s alongside necklaces from acclaimed makers of today and the new wave of stringers who have learned this closely guarded tradition at cultural renewal workshops.

Take a trip to the theatre and give your students an invaluable lesson by attending one of the Festival’s schools-only performances. For school group bookings and discounted tickets contact the Box Office directly on 08 8943 4222.

Ashlee Murray, king marina shells, 2016

Chasing Smoke

Fri 10 Aug 11am (p11)

Pathetic Fallacy

Fri 10 Aug 11am (p14)

Prize Fighter

Fri 17 Aug 11am (p13)

The Bookbinder

Fri 17 Aug 11am (p14)

Personal

Fri 24 Aug 11am (p15)

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory

Thu 9 Aug 6pm

Artist Talk

Sat 11 Aug 12pm

Early career artists, arts workers and writers looking to develop their creative and professional skills are invited to be part of Front Row. See Festival shows, take part in workshops with Festival artists and contribute to critical conversations affecting the Australian arts landscape as you expand your networks and knowledge of the arts industry. Visit our website for more information. Facilitated by Darwin Festival and Brown’s Mart Theatre

POST-SHOW TALKS Stick around after select performances to hear all about the show from the artists who made it happen. Join the conversation with the cast and creators after the following shows:

Chasing Smoke Sat 11 Aug 2pm (p11) Artists in conversation with Mikaela Simpson

Artists in conversation with Jess Ong

Prize Fighter Sat 18 Aug 2pm (p13)

Thu 9 Aug – Sat 8 Sep Wed-Fri 10am-4pm Sat 10am-2pm

Official Opening

FRONT ROW

Pathetic Fallacy Fri 10 Aug 6pm (p12)

Northern Centre for Contemporary Art Exhibition Dates

INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT

Artists in conversation with Gail Evans

Personal Sat 25 Aug 1pm (p15) Creator & performer Jodee Mundy in conversation with Johanna Bell

Presented by Northern Centre for Contemporary Art and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

ALL ART EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE | 08 8943 4222 BUYVISUAL TICKETS darwinfestival.org.au

FESTIVAL MULTIPACK

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A new exhibition that surveys the people, the places and the events that shaped the Northern Territory. Open from mid-July 2018 at Northern Territory Library.

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Located inside Parliament House, Darwin City. ntl.nt.gov.au

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THANK YOU

OUR FESTIVAL PARTNERS PRINCIPAL PARTNER

LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTNER

FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The following organisations and productions acknowledge the support of these government bodies:

PARTNER IN EXCELLENCE

35th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Artists in Schools, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Festival, Darwin Symphony Orchestra, DVAA artist-run space, Letters to Lindy, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Northern Territory Library, Tactile Arts, Tracks Dance Company, Sunday at CDU - Women in the Spotlight

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35th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, The Australian Ballet Regional Tour, Australian Dance Theatre, The Beginning of Nature, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Symphony Orchestra, Die Roten Punkte, kanalaritja: An Unbroken String, Kimberley Echoes, Letters to Lindy, Lucy Guerin Inc, Mission Songs Project, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Prize Fighter, Personal, RPM vs Bad Apples, Tracks Dance Company DISTINGUISHED PARTNERS

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Congress originally commissioned and developed for the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and Nginingawula Awirankini Waki supported by the Australian Government’s Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program Excerpts from City of Darwin’s Haikou Sister City Program film commission have been used in the creation of Face to Face Les moutons supported by Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts Letters to Lindy is a Merrigong Theatre Company Production in association with Canberra Theatre Centre and toured by Artback NT. This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst-Australian Arts and Culture Fund

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Our patron Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory and staff; our ambassador the Hon Michael Gunner MLA and staff; Hon Kezia Purick MLA, Martine Smith and staff at the Dept. of the Legislative Assembly and Office of the Speaker; Hon Lauren Moss MLA and staff; Michael Tennant, Andrew Hopper and the Dept. of Tourism & Culture; Alan James and the team at Darwin Entertainment Centre; Alice Body and the team at Deckchair Cinema; Andrew Brissenden and the team at Captovate; Angela Hill and Arts NT; Anna Stewart and the team at the Darwin Railway Club; Arnhem Nursery; Bilawara Lee; Blackwoods Darwin Trade Store; Brian at Thrifty; Bunnings Darwin; Cardno; Carrillo Gantner; Cecilia Brennan; Christ Church Cathedral; Christian Bök; Danisam Ground Surveys; Dean Patty and John Carey at Arthur J. Gallagher; Dept. of Education; Don Milford BEM, Bob Shewring, Frances Fausett and the committee at Darwin Sub Branch RSL; Gail Haydon and the team at NT Fleet; James Mangohig; Jennifer Dowling; Kacey Dunn and Leslie Mpeshi at Westpac Banking Corporation; Kaia Hammond and the team at KWP!; Joey Zhou; Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis, Michael Bates, Josie Matthiesson and staff at City of Darwin; Marco at General Rigging Co. Pty. Ltd.; Mary Lou Hayman; MunLi Chee at Merit Partners; Neil Balnaves; Neil Fraser at Noble & Sons; Sarah McEachern and Noel Clifford at Nexia Edwards Marshall; NT Police; Paolo Fabris; RMI Security; Robert Wilson and the team at Territoria Civil; Ruth Wallace; Sean Pardy and the team at Brown’s Mart Theatre; Skinnyfish Music; St. John’s Ambulance; Stephanie Berlin, Claire Punch, Jodi Linnett, Steve Caldwell and the team at Darwin International Airport; Steven Roberts and the team at One IT Services; Sharon Pinney; Toni Cutler at FestivalsNT; Tourism NT; a heartfelt thank you to our Friends and Festival Volunteers; and a special thank you to our chair Ian Kew.

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THANK YOU

OUR FESTIVAL PARTNERS PRINCIPAL PARTNER

LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTNER

FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The following organisations and productions acknowledge the support of these government bodies:

PARTNER IN EXCELLENCE

35th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Artists in Schools, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Festival, Darwin Symphony Orchestra, DVAA artist-run space, Letters to Lindy, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Northern Territory Library, Tactile Arts, Tracks Dance Company, Sunday at CDU - Women in the Spotlight

MAJOR PARTNERS

35th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, The Australian Ballet Regional Tour, Australian Dance Theatre, The Beginning of Nature, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Symphony Orchestra, Die Roten Punkte, kanalaritja: An Unbroken String, Kimberley Echoes, Letters to Lindy, Lucy Guerin Inc, Mission Songs Project, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Prize Fighter, Personal, RPM vs Bad Apples, Tracks Dance Company DISTINGUISHED PARTNERS

VENUE PARTNERS

Deckchair Cinema

Additional acknowledgements

VEHICLE PARTNER BRAND STRATEGY AIRLINE PARTNER PARTNER

DIGITAL PARTNER

PRODUCTION PARTNER

Congress originally commissioned and developed for the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and Nginingawula Awirankini Waki supported by the Australian Government’s Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program Excerpts from City of Darwin’s Haikou Sister City Program film commission have been used in the creation of Face to Face Les moutons supported by Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts Letters to Lindy is a Merrigong Theatre Company Production in association with Canberra Theatre Centre and toured by Artback NT. This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst-Australian Arts and Culture Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

Personal supported by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst-Australian Arts and Culture Fund Pivot commissioned by Melbourne Fringe and the City of Melbourne Split commissioned and presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive 2017 The Talk originally commissioned for Field Theory’s Site is Set

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HOW TO BOOK

Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Tickets on sale from Thu 21 June 2018

Vouchers can be redeemed at darwinfestival.org.au, over the phone on 08 8943 4222 or in person at any of our Darwin Festival Box Offices. Gift Vouchers can be used for show tickets, Friends Memberships or Darwin Festival merchandise sold through our Box Offices.

ONLINE darwinfestival.org.au

PHONE 08 8943 4222 Until 8 August: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm 9 – 26 August: Daily 10am-4pm

IN PERSON

DARWIN FESTIVAL

Smith Street Mall Box Office 21 June: 12pm-4.30pm 22 June – 8 August: Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm 9 – 26 Aug: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-3pm

Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts 56 McMinn Street, Darwin NT 0800, GPO Box 570, Darwin NT 0801 Telephone 08 8943 4200 Bookings 08 8943 4222 Email contact@darwinfestival.org.au

Festival Park Box Office 10 – 26 August: 5pm until late (Closed Mon 13 & Mon 20 Aug)

PATRON

AMBASSADOR

DARWIN FESTIVAL BOARD

Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AM Administrator of the Northern Territory

Hon Michael Gunner MLA Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

Ian Kew (Chair), Karen Green, Avril Baynes, Mark Hunt, Mark Grose

SEEING A SHOW AT DARWIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE?

DARWIN FESTIVAL STAFF Executive Emily Mann Chief Executive Officer Felix Preval Artistic Director Programming Harriet Robinson Program Manager Vanessa Wright Senior Producer Natasha Woodcock Program Coordinator James Mangohig Producer Club Awi Anne Wiberg Music Programmer Administration Renee Allchurch Finance & HR Manager Miriam Scapin Festival Administrator Gemma Colman Administrative Assistant Libby Lynch Volunteer Coordinator Development Zoe Scrogings Development Manager Lisa Parris Development Coordinator Ticketing Nic van Essen Ticketing Manager Erin Garman Ticketing Assistant Manager Sian Sugars Ticketing Coordinator

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Spiegeltent Box Office 9 – 26 August: Sun & Tue–Thu 5.30pm-8pm, Fri & Sat 5.30pm-9.30pm (Closed Mon 13 & Mon 20 Aug)

Production Mathew McHugh Production Manager Nathan Da Cunha Technical Manager Rachal Van Wyk Production Administrator Andy Aiken Production Coordinator: Festival Park Siobhan Briggs Production Coordinator: Special Events Mark Holman Production Coordinator: DEC Geoffrey Tonks Production Coordinator: The Esplanade Matthew Wildy Logistics Coordinator Techy Masero Design Associate Bars Joshua Dolman Bars Manager Marketing & Communications Kate Napper Marketing & Communications Manager Tierney White Marketing & Communications Coordinator Andi Lawson-Moore Publications Editor Cardinal Spin Publicist KWP! Program Guide Design Lane Print Program Guide Printer

Then you can also buy your tickets through their Box Office in person Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-1pm and one hour prior to the show, online at yourcentre.com.au or by phoning 08 8980 3333.

BOOKING INFORMATION CONCESSIONS When indicated, concession tickets are available for the following: • Full-time students • Children 12 years and under • Pensioner and Carer Concession Card holders • Health Care Card holders • Seniors Card holders • BasicsCard holders • Companion Card holders Proof of concession must be produced upon request by box office or front of house staff. Entry is free for children two years and under when they are not using a seat (subject to advertised age restrictions).

Only applies to The Australian Ballet Regional Tour, Australian Dance Theatre, Chasing Smoke, Cockfight, Gao Shan Liu Shui, Letters to Lindy, The Listies Make You LOL!, Prize Fighter and Ross Noble.

Entry is free for 12 years and under to the National Indigenous Music Awards.

DECKCHAIR CINEMA

ACCESSIBILITY

Tickets to Australian Film: Desert Redux (Goldstone or TERROR NULLIUS) can be purchased at the Deckchair Cinema box office or online at deckchaircinema.com

DARWIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Tickets to Master Series II: New Horizons are also available online at dso.org.au

SHOW YOUR LOVE Whatever the special occasion or whoever the special person, show your love with a Darwin Festival Gift Voucher. Purchase online and we’ll email it straight to your inbox.

When booking your tickets, please advise our staff if you have any access requirements, especially if booking for Tracks Dance Company, which has limited assisted wheelchair seating. For additional information regarding accessibility and access bookings, please email access@darwinfestival.org.au, call 08 8943 4200 or visit darwinfestival.org.au Please see page 78 for full access details.

PACKAGE DEALS & DISCOUNTS GROUP BOOKINGS Groups of eight to ten or more may book select events at a discounted group price. See individual event pages for details. Group bookings will incur a transaction fee of $8.80.

SCHOOL GROUPS School prices are only available for certain events. For more information about bringing a school group to a Festival show, email boxoffice@darwinfestival.org.au

FESTIVAL MULTIPACK The more you see, the more you save! Buy tickets to any four different Festival events in the same transaction and save 10%. Festival Multipacks can be purchased online at darwinfestival.org.au, over the phone on 08 8943 4222 or in person at any Darwin Festival Box Office. Festival Multipacks are available for all Festival shows except Australian Film: Desert Redux. (No discounts on the prices to these screenings, however they can count towards the four shows needed for a multipack.)

FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL Friends of the Festival are entitled to 15% off two tickets per event (except The Australian Ballet Regional Tour and Ross Noble which attract a 10% and 9% discount respectively). You can become a Friend of the Festival online, by phoning 08 8943 4222 or in person at any Darwin Festival Box Office.

FEES AND Ts & Cs Additional charges apply for phone, counter and online sales and postage. Darwin Festival ticket sales incur a $2.95 Transaction Fee (except where tickets are purchased over the counter at Darwin Entertainment Centre or directly from Deckchair Cinema for events held in these venues). Darwin Festival mails out tickets via Registered Post only and will charge a fee of $5.50 for this service. All ticket sales are final – there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations on completed bookings. Darwin Festival adheres to The Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment Events in Australia. See darwinfestival.org.au for details. Latecomers will only be admitted to a performance during a suitable break or as determined by venue management. Under some circumstances this may mean the ticket holder misses the show in its entirety. Keep your tickets safe. The right is reserved to not replace lost or stolen tickets where seating is general admission.

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HOW TO BOOK

Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Tickets on sale from Thu 21 June 2018

Vouchers can be redeemed at darwinfestival.org.au, over the phone on 08 8943 4222 or in person at any of our Darwin Festival Box Offices. Gift Vouchers can be used for show tickets, Friends Memberships or Darwin Festival merchandise sold through our Box Offices.

ONLINE darwinfestival.org.au

PHONE 08 8943 4222 Until 8 August: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm 9 – 26 August: Daily 10am-4pm

IN PERSON

DARWIN FESTIVAL

Smith Street Mall Box Office 21 June: 12pm-4.30pm 22 June – 8 August: Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm 9 – 26 Aug: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-3pm

Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts 56 McMinn Street, Darwin NT 0800, GPO Box 570, Darwin NT 0801 Telephone 08 8943 4200 Bookings 08 8943 4222 Email contact@darwinfestival.org.au

Festival Park Box Office 10 – 26 August: 5pm until late (Closed Mon 13 & Mon 20 Aug)

PATRON

AMBASSADOR

DARWIN FESTIVAL BOARD

Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AM Administrator of the Northern Territory

Hon Michael Gunner MLA Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

Ian Kew (Chair), Karen Green, Avril Baynes, Mark Hunt, Mark Grose

SEEING A SHOW AT DARWIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE?

DARWIN FESTIVAL STAFF Executive Emily Mann Chief Executive Officer Felix Preval Artistic Director Programming Harriet Robinson Program Manager Vanessa Wright Senior Producer Natasha Woodcock Program Coordinator James Mangohig Producer Club Awi Anne Wiberg Music Programmer Administration Renee Allchurch Finance & HR Manager Miriam Scapin Festival Administrator Gemma Colman Administrative Assistant Libby Lynch Volunteer Coordinator Development Zoe Scrogings Development Manager Lisa Parris Development Coordinator Ticketing Nic van Essen Ticketing Manager Erin Garman Ticketing Assistant Manager Sian Sugars Ticketing Coordinator

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Spiegeltent Box Office 9 – 26 August: Sun & Tue–Thu 5.30pm-8pm, Fri & Sat 5.30pm-9.30pm (Closed Mon 13 & Mon 20 Aug)

Production Mathew McHugh Production Manager Nathan Da Cunha Technical Manager Rachal Van Wyk Production Administrator Andy Aiken Production Coordinator: Festival Park Siobhan Briggs Production Coordinator: Special Events Mark Holman Production Coordinator: DEC Geoffrey Tonks Production Coordinator: The Esplanade Matthew Wildy Logistics Coordinator Techy Masero Design Associate Bars Joshua Dolman Bars Manager Marketing & Communications Kate Napper Marketing & Communications Manager Tierney White Marketing & Communications Coordinator Andi Lawson-Moore Publications Editor Cardinal Spin Publicist KWP! Program Guide Design Lane Print Program Guide Printer

Then you can also buy your tickets through their Box Office in person Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-1pm and one hour prior to the show, online at yourcentre.com.au or by phoning 08 8980 3333.

BOOKING INFORMATION CONCESSIONS When indicated, concession tickets are available for the following: • Full-time students • Children 12 years and under • Pensioner and Carer Concession Card holders • Health Care Card holders • Seniors Card holders • BasicsCard holders • Companion Card holders Proof of concession must be produced upon request by box office or front of house staff. Entry is free for children two years and under when they are not using a seat (subject to advertised age restrictions).

Only applies to The Australian Ballet Regional Tour, Australian Dance Theatre, Chasing Smoke, Cockfight, Gao Shan Liu Shui, Letters to Lindy, The Listies Make You LOL!, Prize Fighter and Ross Noble.

Entry is free for 12 years and under to the National Indigenous Music Awards.

DECKCHAIR CINEMA

ACCESSIBILITY

Tickets to Australian Film: Desert Redux (Goldstone or TERROR NULLIUS) can be purchased at the Deckchair Cinema box office or online at deckchaircinema.com

DARWIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Tickets to Master Series II: New Horizons are also available online at dso.org.au

SHOW YOUR LOVE Whatever the special occasion or whoever the special person, show your love with a Darwin Festival Gift Voucher. Purchase online and we’ll email it straight to your inbox.

When booking your tickets, please advise our staff if you have any access requirements, especially if booking for Tracks Dance Company, which has limited assisted wheelchair seating. For additional information regarding accessibility and access bookings, please email access@darwinfestival.org.au, call 08 8943 4200 or visit darwinfestival.org.au Please see page 78 for full access details.

PACKAGE DEALS & DISCOUNTS GROUP BOOKINGS Groups of eight to ten or more may book select events at a discounted group price. See individual event pages for details. Group bookings will incur a transaction fee of $8.80.

SCHOOL GROUPS School prices are only available for certain events. For more information about bringing a school group to a Festival show, email boxoffice@darwinfestival.org.au

FESTIVAL MULTIPACK The more you see, the more you save! Buy tickets to any four different Festival events in the same transaction and save 10%. Festival Multipacks can be purchased online at darwinfestival.org.au, over the phone on 08 8943 4222 or in person at any Darwin Festival Box Office. Festival Multipacks are available for all Festival shows except Australian Film: Desert Redux. (No discounts on the prices to these screenings, however they can count towards the four shows needed for a multipack.)

FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL Friends of the Festival are entitled to 15% off two tickets per event (except The Australian Ballet Regional Tour and Ross Noble which attract a 10% and 9% discount respectively). You can become a Friend of the Festival online, by phoning 08 8943 4222 or in person at any Darwin Festival Box Office.

FEES AND Ts & Cs Additional charges apply for phone, counter and online sales and postage. Darwin Festival ticket sales incur a $2.95 Transaction Fee (except where tickets are purchased over the counter at Darwin Entertainment Centre or directly from Deckchair Cinema for events held in these venues). Darwin Festival mails out tickets via Registered Post only and will charge a fee of $5.50 for this service. All ticket sales are final – there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations on completed bookings. Darwin Festival adheres to The Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment Events in Australia. See darwinfestival.org.au for details. Latecomers will only be admitted to a performance during a suitable break or as determined by venue management. Under some circumstances this may mean the ticket holder misses the show in its entirety. Keep your tickets safe. The right is reserved to not replace lost or stolen tickets where seating is general admission.

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FESTIVAL VENUES Navigate your

1 Festival Park Corner Smith St & Harry Chan Ave The Lighthouse Rimfire Energy Bamboo Bandstand Brown’s Mart Theatre Happy Yess Box Office

2 Darwin Cenotaph War Memorial The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park The Aurora Spiegeltent Box Office 3 Parliament House Mitchell St Parliament House Main Hall Northern Territory Library 4

Deckchair Cinema Jervois Rd

5 George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Gardens Rd The Amphitheatre Holtze Lawn

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Raintree Park Corner Knuckey St & Smith St Mall Box Office

H Hotel 81 Smith St

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Darwin Railway Club 17 Somerville Gdns, Parap (Off Parap Rd)

10 Darwin Convention Centre Stokes Hill Rd 11 Darwin Visual Arts Association Harbourview Plaza, Tiger Brennan Dr

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14 Mayfair Gallery 7 Harriet Pl 15 DoubleTree by Hilton 122 The Esplanade 16 SKYCITY Darwin 3 Gilruth Ave 17 Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Conacher St, Fannie Bay 18 Outstation Gallery 8 Parap Pl, Parap 19 Vickers Gallery 1/3 Vickers St, Parap 20 Northern Centre for Contemporary Art Vimy La, Parap 21 Tactile Arts 19 Conacher St, Fannie Bay 22 Fannie Bay Gaol Corner East Point Rd & Ross Smith Ave, Fannie Bay 23 Charles Darwin

University (CDU) Ellengowan Dr, Casuarina CDU Art Gallery Bldg Orange 12 CDU Theatre Bldg Orange 3 Nan Giese Gallery Bldg Orange 10

24 Casuarina Square 247 Trower Rd, Casuarina

All Darwin Festival venues are smoke free and BYO alcohol is NOT permitted The following Festival venues are licensed

Ride FREE on Darwin public transport with a Darwin Festival event ticket for that same day. Present your ticket to the driver to ride free. Each person travelling must be holding a valid Festival ticket or normal fares apply.

FESTIVAL PARK

Bus routes 4, 6 and 14 travel throughout the Darwin CBD stopping near key Festival venues and galleries.

Bar and food stalls open daily, 5pm until late OPEN from Fri 10 Aug CLOSED Thu 9, Mon 13 & Mon 20 Aug

THE AURORA SPIEGELTENT All performances are General Admission seating with a section set aside for Premium ticketholders. Bar and food stall open daily from 5.30pm OPEN from Thu 9 Aug CLOSED Mon 13 & Mon 20 Aug

DARWIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE All performances are allocated seating.

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Bus routes 4 and 6 travel within walking distance of George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, SKYCITY Darwin and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

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Take bus route 6 to visit Darwin Railway Club, the art galleries in Parap and Charles Darwin University.

BUS ROUTE 6

Take bus route 10 to visit Casuarina Square.

BUS ROUTE 10 GEORGE BROWN DARWIN BOTANIC GARDENS

For service times and further route information, see Department of Transport’s website transport.nt.gov.au/public/bus/darwin 16

All performances are General Admission. Seating is limited for some performances.

THE LIGHTHOUSE All performances are General Admission. Seating is limited for some performances. We want you to get up and dance!

ACCESS COMPANION CARD Companion Card holders are entitled to concession-priced tickets and a complimentary ticket for their companion.

ACCESSIBLE ENTRY If this symbol is not displayed on the event page, level access to the venue may be limited. Please contact Darwin Festival for further information. Patrons requiring wheelchair access to Tracks Dance Company need to identify this when they book so that appropriate seating can be reserved. There is limited accessible car parking available at The Amphitheatre and The Esplanade.

BUS ROUTE 14 CULLEN BAY MARINA

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DEAF AUDIENCES The following performances will be Auslan sign interpreted Chasing Smoke (p11) Sat 11 Aug 2pm Personal (p17) post-show talk Sat 25 Aug 1pm Urzila Carlson (p24) Wed 22 Aug 8.45pm All performances of Personal (p17) are accessible to Deaf audiences. Events with this symbol do not contain any music, sound or dialogue For additional information regarding accessibility please email access@darwinfestival.org.au, call 08 8943 4200 or visit darwinfestival.org.au Accessibility Partner

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7 Darwin Entertainment Centre 93 Mitchell St

12 Searcy Street Gallery 9/41 Cavenagh St

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FESTIVAL VENUES Navigate your

1 Festival Park Corner Smith St & Harry Chan Ave The Lighthouse Rimfire Energy Bamboo Bandstand Brown’s Mart Theatre Happy Yess Box Office

2 Darwin Cenotaph War Memorial The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park The Aurora Spiegeltent Box Office 3 Parliament House Mitchell St Parliament House Main Hall Northern Territory Library 4

Deckchair Cinema Jervois Rd

5 George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Gardens Rd The Amphitheatre Holtze Lawn

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Raintree Park Corner Knuckey St & Smith St Mall Box Office

H Hotel 81 Smith St

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Darwin Railway Club 17 Somerville Gdns, Parap (Off Parap Rd)

10 Darwin Convention Centre Stokes Hill Rd 11 Darwin Visual Arts Association Harbourview Plaza, Tiger Brennan Dr

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14 Mayfair Gallery 7 Harriet Pl 15 DoubleTree by Hilton 122 The Esplanade 16 SKYCITY Darwin 3 Gilruth Ave 17 Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Conacher St, Fannie Bay 18 Outstation Gallery 8 Parap Pl, Parap 19 Vickers Gallery 1/3 Vickers St, Parap 20 Northern Centre for Contemporary Art Vimy La, Parap 21 Tactile Arts 19 Conacher St, Fannie Bay 22 Fannie Bay Gaol Corner East Point Rd & Ross Smith Ave, Fannie Bay 23 Charles Darwin

University (CDU) Ellengowan Dr, Casuarina CDU Art Gallery Bldg Orange 12 CDU Theatre Bldg Orange 3 Nan Giese Gallery Bldg Orange 10

24 Casuarina Square 247 Trower Rd, Casuarina

All Darwin Festival venues are smoke free and BYO alcohol is NOT permitted The following Festival venues are licensed

Ride FREE on Darwin public transport with a Darwin Festival event ticket for that same day. Present your ticket to the driver to ride free. Each person travelling must be holding a valid Festival ticket or normal fares apply.

FESTIVAL PARK

Bus routes 4, 6 and 14 travel throughout the Darwin CBD stopping near key Festival venues and galleries.

Bar and food stalls open daily, 5pm until late OPEN from Fri 10 Aug CLOSED Thu 9, Mon 13 & Mon 20 Aug

THE AURORA SPIEGELTENT All performances are General Admission seating with a section set aside for Premium ticketholders. Bar and food stall open daily from 5.30pm OPEN from Thu 9 Aug CLOSED Mon 13 & Mon 20 Aug

DARWIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE All performances are allocated seating.

DARWIN RAILWAY CLUB

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18 19 20 BUS ROUTE 4

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TO CASUARINA SQUARE

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Bus routes 4 and 6 travel within walking distance of George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, SKYCITY Darwin and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

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Take bus route 6 to visit Darwin Railway Club, the art galleries in Parap and Charles Darwin University.

BUS ROUTE 6

Take bus route 10 to visit Casuarina Square.

BUS ROUTE 10 GEORGE BROWN DARWIN BOTANIC GARDENS

For service times and further route information, see Department of Transport’s website transport.nt.gov.au/public/bus/darwin 16

All performances are General Admission. Seating is limited for some performances.

THE LIGHTHOUSE All performances are General Admission. Seating is limited for some performances. We want you to get up and dance!

ACCESS COMPANION CARD Companion Card holders are entitled to concession-priced tickets and a complimentary ticket for their companion.

ACCESSIBLE ENTRY If this symbol is not displayed on the event page, level access to the venue may be limited. Please contact Darwin Festival for further information. Patrons requiring wheelchair access to Tracks Dance Company need to identify this when they book so that appropriate seating can be reserved. There is limited accessible car parking available at The Amphitheatre and The Esplanade.

BUS ROUTE 14 CULLEN BAY MARINA

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DEAF AUDIENCES The following performances will be Auslan sign interpreted Chasing Smoke (p11) Sat 11 Aug 2pm Personal (p17) post-show talk Sat 25 Aug 1pm Urzila Carlson (p24) Wed 22 Aug 8.45pm All performances of Personal (p17) are accessible to Deaf audiences. Events with this symbol do not contain any music, sound or dialogue For additional information regarding accessibility please email access@darwinfestival.org.au, call 08 8943 4200 or visit darwinfestival.org.au Accessibility Partner

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12 Searcy Street Gallery 9/41 Cavenagh St

VENUE INFO

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Bus Route 6

Bus Route 14

Bus Route 10

Bus stop

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DAILY DIARY

SHOW CABARET Betty Grumble Gillian Cosgriff LIMBO Mother’s Ruin Otto & Astrid - Eurosmash! Paul McDermott & Steven Gates Live! CIRCUS & PHYSICAL THEATRE Chasing Smoke Cockfight COMEDY Dave Thornton Joel Creasey Ross Noble Sam Simmons Sharul Channa Urzila Carlson Zoë Coombs Marr DANCE The Australian Ballet Regional Tour Australian Dance Theatre Dancing in the Park FREE Tracks Dance Company Split FAMILY City of Darwin Teddy Bears' Picnic FREE emBARK! FREE Les moutons FREE The Listies Make You LOL! Megafauna FREE FILM Goldstone TERROR NULLIUS MUSIC Adam Page Bach Together Baker Boy Club Awi Darwin Symphony Orchestra David Spry Didirri Donny Benét Electric Fields Gao Shan Liu Shui 高山流水 Gawurra Heaps Good Friends Helen Gillet Kimberley Echoes Mama Kin Spender Mission Songs Project National Indigenous Music Awards Rimfire Energy Bamboo Bandstand FREE Rob Ruha & Ria Hall RPM vs Bad Apples Santos Opening Night Concert FREE Senyawa Shania Choir Stiff Gins The Teskey Brothers Tia Gostelow Tiny Little Houses Young Hearts Run Free Xavia FREE SPECIAL EVENTS ABC Radio Darwin Happy Hour FREE Congress Face to Face FREE Lunch Box Series FREE Pivot FREE Welcome to Country FREE THEATRE Biladurang The Bookbinder Letters to Lindy Omar Musa Pathetic Fallacy Personal Prize Fighter The Talk WORDS & IDEAS Behind the Scenes Sunday at CDU SPUN: Power VISUAL ARTS - ALL FREE Barayuwa Munungurr Behind the Wire Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Kanalaritja: An Unbroken String Mick Rictor Mulkun Wirrapanda NATSIAA Nginingawula Awirankini Waki Pepai Carroll Salon des Refusés 18 Spectacular Failures Taylor Cooper and Witjiti George Transforming The Lighthouse Tropical Gothic The Wetland Artists

VENUE

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Happy Yess Happy Yess The Aurora Spiegeltent The Lighthouse The Lighthouse The Lighthouse

29 27 4 28 29 28

Darwin Entertainment Centre Darwin Entertainment Centre

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The Lighthouse The Lighthouse Darwin Entertainment Centre The Lighthouse Happy Yess The Lighthouse Happy Yess

26 27 26 24 25 24 25

Darwin Entertainment Centre Darwin Entertainment Centre Festival Park George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Brown's Mart Theatre

21 20 41 18 19

Darwin Cenotaph War Memorial Festival Park Festival Park & various venues Darwin Entertainment Centre MAGNT

22 22 23 23 49

Deckchair Cinema Deckchair Cinema

43 43

Darwin Railway Club Brown's Mart Theatre The Lighthouse Happy Yess Darwin Convention Centre The Lighthouse Darwin Railway Club Darwin Railway Club The Lighthouse Darwin Entertainment Centre The Lighthouse Darwin Railway Club The Lighthouse The Lighthouse The Lighthouse The Lighthouse The Amphitheatre Festival Park The Lighthouse The Lighthouse The Amphitheatre Darwin Railway Club The Lighthouse The Lighthouse The Lighthouse Darwin Railway Club The Lighthouse The Lighthouse Casuarina Square

38 44 30 37 44 34 39 38 36 45 32 39 31 35 33 33 10 42 34 32 3 38 37 31 35 39 30 36 45

The Aurora Spiegeltent Parliament House Main Hall Festival Park Raintree Park Festival Park Festival Park

48 7 6 48 6 40

H Hotel Brown's Mart Theatre Darwin Entertainment Centre Happy Yess Brown's Mart Theatre Brown's Mart Theatre Darwin Entertainment Centre Happy Yess

14 15 12 15 14 17 13 16

Northern Territory Library Charles Darwin University The Lighthouse

47 46 47

Searcy Street Gallery Fannie Bay Gaol Darwin Convention Centre Northern Centre for Contemporary Art Tactile Arts Vickers Gallery MAGNT DoubleTree by Hilton Outstation Gallery CDU Art Gallery Nan Giese Gallery Paul Johnstone Gallery The Lighthouse Mayfair Gallery Darwin Visual Arts Association

50 52 9 52 51 51 8 49 51 50 49 51 42 52 52

THU 9

FRI 10

SAT 11

SUN 12

7.30pm

7pm & 9pm

7pm & 9pm

7.30pm

MON 13

TUE 14

WED 15

7.30pm

7.30pm 8.45pm

7pm

2pm & 7pm

8pm

SAT 18

SUN 19

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

7.30pm

7pm & 9pm

7pm & 9pm

7.30pm

MON 20

WED 22

THU 23

6pm 7.30pm 7pm

6pm 7.30pm

6pm 7.30pm

8.45pm

6pm

5.45pm 7pm

7pm

7pm

6pm

6pm

6pm

7pm

6pm

7pm 6pm

8.45pm

7pm

FRI 24

5.45pm 7pm

5.30pm

7pm & 9pm

7pm & 9pm

7.30pm

7pm

7pm

8pm

8pm

5.45pm

5.45pm

4pm

4pm

7pm

7pm

8.45pm

8pm

8pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

5.30pm

5.30pm

7.30pm 8pm

6pm 10pm

10pm

10pm

10pm 8.45pm

9pm

7pm 7pm

8pm

8.30pm

9pm 6.30 & 8pm

6.30pm

6.30 & 8pm

6.30 & 8pm

6.30 & 8pm

6.30 & 8pm

7pm 7pm 6.30 & 8pm

6.30 & 8pm

9pm

7pm

6.30 & 8pm 7pm

6.30 & 8pm

6.30 & 8pm

6.30 & 8pm

8pm

6.30 & 8pm

9pm

7pm

9pm

9pm

8pm 9pm

7pm 4pm 12.45pm

10pm 7.30pm 8pm

8pm

7pm 6.30 & 8pm

SUN 26

7pm

5.45pm 7pm

7.30pm

6.30 & 8pm

SAT 25

7pm

9am

9pm 10pm

TUE 21

7pm

8pm 7pm

5.45pm

FRI 17

2pm

7pm

THU 16

7pm 12.45pm 4pm 5.30pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

4pm

4pm

4pm

6pm & 8pm

6pm & 8pm

6pm & 8pm

8pm 6pm

8pm 6pm

8pm 1pm

7pm

7pm 4pm

7pm 12.45pm 4pm

7pm

7pm

7pm 12.45pm 4pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

4pm

4pm

4pm

6pm

1pm & 6pm

1pm & 6pm

7pm

2pm & 7pm

2pm

6pm

4pm

4pm

7.30pm

12pm

6pm 7pm

7pm

4pm

4pm

6pm

1pm & 6pm

6pm

6pm

6pm

1pm & 6pm

4pm

7pm 12.45pm 4pm

7pm 12.45pm 4pm

6pm

6pm

4pm

4pm

6pm

See darwinfestival.org.au for venues & times

For full exhibition details see pages 8-9 & 49-52


DAILY DIARY

SHOW CABARET Betty Grumble Gillian Cosgriff LIMBO Mother’s Ruin Otto & Astrid - Eurosmash! Paul McDermott & Steven Gates Live! CIRCUS & PHYSICAL THEATRE Chasing Smoke Cockfight COMEDY Dave Thornton Joel Creasey Ross Noble Sam Simmons Sharul Channa Urzila Carlson Zoë Coombs Marr DANCE The Australian Ballet Regional Tour Australian Dance Theatre Dancing in the Park FREE Tracks Dance Company Split FAMILY City of Darwin Teddy Bears' Picnic FREE emBARK! FREE Les moutons FREE The Listies Make You LOL! Megafauna FREE FILM Goldstone TERROR NULLIUS MUSIC Adam Page Bach Together Baker Boy Club Awi Darwin Symphony Orchestra David Spry Didirri Donny Benét Electric Fields Gao Shan Liu Shui 高山流水 Gawurra Heaps Good Friends Helen Gillet Kimberley Echoes Mama Kin Spender Mission Songs Project National Indigenous Music Awards Rimfire Energy Bamboo Bandstand FREE Rob Ruha & Ria Hall RPM vs Bad Apples Santos Opening Night Concert FREE Senyawa Shania Choir Stiff Gins The Teskey Brothers Tia Gostelow Tiny Little Houses Young Hearts Run Free Xavia FREE SPECIAL EVENTS ABC Radio Darwin Happy Hour FREE Congress Face to Face FREE Lunch Box Series FREE Pivot FREE Welcome to Country FREE THEATRE Biladurang The Bookbinder Letters to Lindy Omar Musa Pathetic Fallacy Personal Prize Fighter The Talk WORDS & IDEAS Behind the Scenes Sunday at CDU SPUN: Power VISUAL ARTS - ALL FREE Barayuwa Munungurr Behind the Wire Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Kanalaritja: An Unbroken String Mick Rictor Mulkun Wirrapanda NATSIAA Nginingawula Awirankini Waki Pepai Carroll Salon des Refusés 18 Spectacular Failures Taylor Cooper and Witjiti George Transforming The Lighthouse Tropical Gothic The Wetland Artists

VENUE

PG

Happy Yess Happy Yess The Aurora Spiegeltent The Lighthouse The Lighthouse The Lighthouse

29 27 4 28 29 28

Darwin Entertainment Centre Darwin Entertainment Centre

11 16

The Lighthouse The Lighthouse Darwin Entertainment Centre The Lighthouse Happy Yess The Lighthouse Happy Yess

26 27 26 24 25 24 25

Darwin Entertainment Centre Darwin Entertainment Centre Festival Park George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Brown's Mart Theatre

21 20 41 18 19

Darwin Cenotaph War Memorial Festival Park Festival Park & various venues Darwin Entertainment Centre MAGNT

22 22 23 23 49

Deckchair Cinema Deckchair Cinema

43 43

Darwin Railway Club Brown's Mart Theatre The Lighthouse Happy Yess Darwin Convention Centre The Lighthouse Darwin Railway Club Darwin Railway Club The Lighthouse Darwin Entertainment Centre The Lighthouse Darwin Railway Club The Lighthouse The Lighthouse The Lighthouse The Lighthouse The Amphitheatre Festival Park The Lighthouse The Lighthouse The Amphitheatre Darwin Railway Club The Lighthouse The Lighthouse The Lighthouse Darwin Railway Club The Lighthouse The Lighthouse Casuarina Square

38 44 30 37 44 34 39 38 36 45 32 39 31 35 33 33 10 42 34 32 3 38 37 31 35 39 30 36 45

The Aurora Spiegeltent Parliament House Main Hall Festival Park Raintree Park Festival Park Festival Park

48 7 6 48 6 40

H Hotel Brown's Mart Theatre Darwin Entertainment Centre Happy Yess Brown's Mart Theatre Brown's Mart Theatre Darwin Entertainment Centre Happy Yess

14 15 12 15 14 17 13 16

Northern Territory Library Charles Darwin University The Lighthouse

47 46 47

Searcy Street Gallery Fannie Bay Gaol Darwin Convention Centre Northern Centre for Contemporary Art Tactile Arts Vickers Gallery MAGNT DoubleTree by Hilton Outstation Gallery CDU Art Gallery Nan Giese Gallery Paul Johnstone Gallery The Lighthouse Mayfair Gallery Darwin Visual Arts Association

50 52 9 52 51 51 8 49 51 50 49 51 42 52 52

THU 9

FRI 10

SAT 11

SUN 12

7.30pm

7pm & 9pm

7pm & 9pm

7.30pm

MON 13

TUE 14

WED 15

7.30pm

7.30pm 8.45pm

7pm

2pm & 7pm

8pm

SAT 18

SUN 19

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

7.30pm

7pm & 9pm

7pm & 9pm

7.30pm

MON 20

WED 22

THU 23

6pm 7.30pm 7pm

6pm 7.30pm

6pm 7.30pm

8.45pm

6pm

5.45pm 7pm

7pm

7pm

6pm

6pm

6pm

7pm

6pm

7pm 6pm

8.45pm

7pm

FRI 24

5.45pm 7pm

5.30pm

7pm & 9pm

7pm & 9pm

7.30pm

7pm

7pm

8pm

8pm

5.45pm

5.45pm

4pm

4pm

7pm

7pm

8.45pm

8pm

8pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

5.30pm

5.30pm

7.30pm 8pm

6pm 10pm

10pm

10pm

10pm 8.45pm

9pm

7pm 7pm

8pm

8.30pm

9pm 6.30 & 8pm

6.30pm

6.30 & 8pm

6.30 & 8pm

6.30 & 8pm

6.30 & 8pm

7pm 7pm 6.30 & 8pm

6.30 & 8pm

9pm

7pm

6.30 & 8pm 7pm

6.30 & 8pm

6.30 & 8pm

6.30 & 8pm

8pm

6.30 & 8pm

9pm

7pm

9pm

9pm

8pm 9pm

7pm 4pm 12.45pm

10pm 7.30pm 8pm

8pm

7pm 6.30 & 8pm

SUN 26

7pm

5.45pm 7pm

7.30pm

6.30 & 8pm

SAT 25

7pm

9am

9pm 10pm

TUE 21

7pm

8pm 7pm

5.45pm

FRI 17

2pm

7pm

THU 16

7pm 12.45pm 4pm 5.30pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

4pm

4pm

4pm

6pm & 8pm

6pm & 8pm

6pm & 8pm

8pm 6pm

8pm 6pm

8pm 1pm

7pm

7pm 4pm

7pm 12.45pm 4pm

7pm

7pm

7pm 12.45pm 4pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

4pm

4pm

4pm

6pm

1pm & 6pm

1pm & 6pm

7pm

2pm & 7pm

2pm

6pm

4pm

4pm

7.30pm

12pm

6pm 7pm

7pm

4pm

4pm

6pm

1pm & 6pm

6pm

6pm

6pm

1pm & 6pm

4pm

7pm 12.45pm 4pm

7pm 12.45pm 4pm

6pm

6pm

4pm

4pm

6pm

See darwinfestival.org.au for venues & times

For full exhibition details see pages 8-9 & 49-52


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