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YOUR FESTIVAL GUIDE WELCOME

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OPENING NIGHT

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FESTIVAL PARK

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CABARET

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DANCE

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THEATRE

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CIRCUS

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FAMILY

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COMEDY

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OPERA

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CLASSICAL MUSIC

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CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

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FILM

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WORDS & IDEAS

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UP CLOSE N’ PERSONAL

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VISUAL ARTS

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OTHER INFO

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HOW TO BOOK

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FESTIVAL VENUES

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ACCESS

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DAILY DIARY

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Darwin Festival takes place on the land of the Larrakia people. We wish to pay our respects to the traditional owners 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. Program details are correct at time of printing but are subject to change where necessary and without notice. Please check darwinfestival.org.au for details. Please be aware that you may be filmed or photographed while taking part in Darwin Festival events. Any footage or photos may be used to promote the Festival in the future.

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WELCOME We’re stringing up the lights so you can let down your hair. These cool, dry August nights are few – so, Darwin, come out and enjoy them while you can. What better way to begin a celebration than with dancing? We’re kicking down the theatre door and taking dance to the streets and parks, and everyone’s invited to Dance Darwin Dance!

FELIX PREVAL Darwin Festival Acting Artistic Director

We’re excited to be presenting a program packed with work by some of Australia’s leading Indigenous artists. Joining them are First Nations artists from New Zealand, Canada, the US and Taiwan. We hope that you embrace the chance to see their work and reflect on what the traditional custodians of many nations might teach us about how we live in ours. This year’s Festival program reflects the unique spirit of the Territory – its humour and its resilience, its ancient cultures as well as its contemporary constituents. Above all, Darwin Festival is a chance to celebrate the things that are great about life in the Top End, and we hope you’ll join us in the revelry – it’s a party, after all!

MICHAEL GUNNER

KATRINA FONG LIM

IAN KEW

This great tropical city has risen from the rubble of war and cyclone to emerge as Australia’s economic and cultural capital of the north. We have grown from wild, frontier-town origins into a sophisticated and dynamic multicultural city deeply engaged in our region.

Darwin Festival is one of my favourite events, with its fantastic selection of international, national and local performers. Once again, City of Darwin is a proud supporter of this iconic event.

It’s my great privilege to chair this year’s much-anticipated Darwin Festival, with a program that puts Darwin’s centre at its heart, creating venues and pedestrian thoroughfares like never before. The Santos Opening Night Concert has a new venue at Little Mindil Beach and the City of Darwin Teddy Bears’ Picnic moves to The Esplanade. We’re also taking over Civic Park, bringing a Spiegeltent to Parliament Lawn and spilling out to other venues across the city.

NT Chief Minister

Our story is unique in all the world and for nearly 40 years Darwin Festival has celebrated this story – the many people and cultures that make this place so special. That’s why this Northern Territory Government is, and will always be, a proud supporter. I am excited by this year’s program and I look forward to watching the Festival continue to grow – like Darwin – from strength to strength.

Lord Mayor of Darwin

Darwin Festival celebrates the great outdoor environment of our city and the perfect dry season tropical weather. What I really love is that there is something for everyone. From comedy, to music, to academic discussions – there’s so much thought-provoking content. There really is no better time to be in our city.

Darwin Festival Chair

We value the generous commitment of those who make the Festival possible: the NT Government, City of Darwin and our long-term and new corporate sponsors and donors. I sincerely thank them and the Festival staff who work tirelessly to bring such exciting vibrancy to the program.


SANTOS OPENING NIGHT CONCERT YOU AM I B2M

It’s the dry season. It’s Darwin Festival’s opening night. It’s time to party! Join us to celebrate the opening of this year’s Darwin Festival with one incredible night of music. This year the Santos Opening Night Concert moves to a brand-new venue at Little Mindil, alongside the world-famous Mindil Beach. Come along early, enjoy the spectacular Mindil sunset and settle in for an awesome line-up at this fabulous free family event.

MUSIC // FAMILY Northern Territory / Australia Little Mindil Lawns Thu 10 Aug Gates open

6.30pm 5pm

Duration

2hr 30mins

FREE Food and drink vendors onsite

Supported by

Described by Huffington Post as ‘Indigenous Australia’s answer to The Backstreet Boys’, Tiwi Islands group B2M are no strangers to Festival music lovers. Their catchy pop and R’n’B tunes are the perfect ingredients for a fun and funky party starter. Headlining the Opening Night celebrations are those icons of Aussie rock You Am I, hot on the heels of their epic tour with the Hoodoo Gurus. After 25 years, 10 studio albums, 10 ARIA awards, two live albums, two ‘best of’ albums and hundreds of sold-out shows, You Am I’s ability to conjure excitement on-stage is the stuff of legend. They’re a band who refuses to do anything other than what they love and that generally involves getting together and making a racket – and you’re invited along for the ride!

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Bring the family, meet up with friends or even make some new ones at Festival Park – the fabulous, festooned and fairy-lit heart of the Festival. Select your favourite bite from our food vendors, grab a drink from the Coopers garden bar and get ready for an evening of entertainment as we transform Civic Park into the dazzling hub of Darwin Festival. Our iconic Big Top under the stars, The Lighthouse, is the place for comedy, cabaret and the best contemporary music in town, while free music will be the highlight of the Rimfire Energy Bamboo Bandstand. For more laughs, or a dash of drama, head to Brown’s Mart and Happy Yess. Or party late into the night on Friday or Saturday at the Festival club, Club Awi.

FESTIVAL PARK

Open Fri 11 – Sun 27 Aug 5pm-late Closed Mondays

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Photo: Elise Derwin

WINE & DINE Get your fill of food from around the world at one of these Festival vendors Bamboo Lounge Asian street food Cucina sotto le Stelle Handmade authentic Italian pizza Damascus Kitchen Traditional Middle Eastern fare Hanumans Tasty curries Smokehouse Contemporary BBQ Trampoline Refreshing gelato and ice-cream Wharf One Woodfire grilled local and Australian produce Coopers garden bar For all your refreshment needs


FREE GIGS Enjoy free music from local heroes at 6.30pm and 8pm every night of the Festival at the Rimfire Energy Bamboo Bandstand (except Mondays)

WELCOME TO COUNTRY

DATE ARTIST Fri 11 Aug

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Serina Pech

Festival Park officially opens with a traditional Welcome to Country ceremony on Friday 11 August. Join members of the Lee family in a ceremonial event that acknowledges the Larrakia elders, ancestral spirits and traditional custodians of the area we now call Darwin.

Tue 15 Aug Broadwing

Fri 11 Aug 5.45pm FREE

Fri 18 Aug

Bridey Rose and The Good Fellows

Sat 19 Aug

Silk Village

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Sat 12 Aug

Katie Harder

Sun 13 Aug* Ben Evolent Wed 16 Aug Mandy Garling Thu 17 Aug Stevie Jean

Sun 20 Aug The Dukes Tue 22 Aug

Darwin Rondalla

Wed 23 Aug Sasha March Thu 24 Aug The Mills Sisters Fri 25 Aug

The Kicks

Sat 26 Aug

Jigsaw Collective

Sun 27 Aug Top Up Schools Program #8.20pm

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LATE NIGHTS @ CLUB AWI Weekends are for sleep-ins! So keep those late-night Festival vibes going at Club Awi every Friday and Saturday night. Fri 11 Aug Brooklyn Backyard Boogie with DJ Total Eclipse (NYC) Sat 12 Aug NIMAS After Party with DJ Juno and special guests (NT) Fri 18 Aug Get Down Darwin (Disco Delights) with Whiskey Houston (VIC) Sat 19 Aug Freaks, Geeks & Beats (’90s Party) with Sietta Soundsystem (NT) Fri 25 Aug Tropical Meltdown with Femme FUNKALE (NT) Sat 26 Aug Grind Finale with DJ JAYTEEHAZARD (NSW)

PARTY Happy Yess Fri 11 – Sat 26 Aug Fri & Sat 10pm-late All Tickets $10 at the door FREE to holders of a Darwin Festival ticket for the same night Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government

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‘If Baz Luhrmann made a nightclub, it would be this.’ TIMEOUT SYDNEY

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BLANC de BLANC Don’t miss this wickedly wild and scintillatingly sexy must-see Festival experience – all set within the grand opulence of The Aurora Spiegeltent The finest cabaret and acrobatic talent from around the world is heading to Darwin, and the magnificent Aurora Spiegeltent is the stunning setting for all the action. Here, on Parliament Lawn, the champagne sparkles, eyes glimmer and the sensual and salacious combine for an adults-only evening of breathless abandon. BLANC de BLANC serves a blend of vintage glamour, high-end spectacle and titillating acts to infatuate, illuminate and delight. Expect big moves, great tunes, lots of skin and more than a few surprises. From the acclaimed creative minds behind Madonna’s recent Rebel Heart tour and festival sensations such as Cantina, this brand-new production direct from London’s West End is a seductive, immersive and naughty night out. Follow the glittery path that lights your way from Festival Park to Parliament Lawn. Grab a drink at the onsite bar as you wait to enter the magic of The Aurora Spiegeltent or sashay in ahead of the rest if you’re the lucky holder of a Premium ticket.

CABARET International The Aurora Spiegeltent, Parliament Lawn Thu 10 – Sun 27 Aug Sun & Tue-Thu Fri & Sat

7.30pm 7pm & 9.30pm

Duration

2hr (including interval)

Full Concession & Group 8+ Premium* Friends Preview (Thu 10 Aug)

$68 $60 $78 $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. Visit darwinfestival.org.au for a venue map.

NOTE Suitable for ages 18 and over. Contains coarse language, nudity, adult themes, smoke effects and strobe lighting

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

‘Bubbles, bare flesh and breathtaking acrobatics.’ BROADWAY WORLD

Prepare to be dazzled by displays of talent and daring that are sure to put the tease into expertise at the breathtaking BLANC de BLANC.

Photo: Damien Bredberg

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EASTEND CABARET Audiences all over the world have been seduced by the gin-loving, manbeast-riding, accordion-wielding, multi award-winning cult musical duo EastEnd Cabaret. Now deviant diva Bernadette Byrne and half-moustachioed musician Victor Victoria are cruising into town to shake up Darwin Festival with an utterly raucous and unashamedly risqué hour of their most salacious material. Bursting with filthy songs, stage-shattering audience participation and jaw-achingly funny character comedy, this is cabaret at its most inappropriately hilarious.

CABARET United Kingdom

AN EVENING WITH CONSTANTINA BUSH AND FRIENDS For the first time in her career, cabaret character and Territory treasure Constantina Bush has a live band and back-up singers. To celebrate, she’s bringing the gang to The Lighthouse for an entertaining night of storytelling and marvellous music from the Motown era. With show-stopping songs influential in the divine Ms Bush’s life, remarkable stories from her many adventures and a touch of politics, all backed by a band of Darwin’s finest talents, An Evening with Constantina Bush and Friends promises to be a glorious night out.

The Lighthouse Fri 25 – Sun 27 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

CABARET Northern Territory The Lighthouse

$2.95 transaction fee applies

NOTE Contains coarse language and adult themes

Sun 13 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $28 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government

Photo: Scott Chalmers

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RETRO FUTURISMUS Welcome to the post-apocalyptic after-party Retro Futurismus. Two legends of 21st-century cabaret and circus, Anni and Maude Davey, and their stellar cast of hyper-driven prima donnas weave together zero gravity circus acts, siren songs, boutique burlesque and breathtaking performance art in one thrilling spectacle after another. This cabaret prophecy presents an alternative nostalgic vision of the present, channelling some of the cultural catalysts who led us into the 21st century – Fritz Lang, David Bowie, Stanley Kubrick, Björk and Barbarella. Blast off with a show that puts the ‘odd’ in Space Odyssey.

LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT & JONNY WOO

CABARET Australia The Lighthouse

A NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS

Sat 19 & Sun 20 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$42 $38 $35.70

$2.95 transaction fee applies

From Les Mis to The Lion King, Cabaret to Annie, no musical is safe as UK cabaret icons Le Gateau Chocolat and Jonny Woo drag up Broadway’s greatest hits for an evening of unadulterated musical theatre nonsense. Hilarious hijinks and shady shenanigans abound as the pair ‘Les Misérmassacre’ all the musicals you know and love in a raucous night of ballsy ballads, delightful duets and slaughtered show tunes. A Night at the Musicals is a gushing, riotous celebration of the glorious genre of musical theatre.

CABARET United Kingdom The Lighthouse Tue 15 & Wed 16 Aug

8.45pm

Duration

1hr 15mins

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

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DAN DARW DAN

EVERYBODY NOW!

YOU SHOULD BE DANCING DARWIN

Photo: Gregory Lorenzutti

Whether you love a two-step or if twerking is more your thing, everybody’s a dancing star at You Should Be Dancing Darwin! Our Dance Darwin Dance program puts its right foot forward with a shiny, glitter-sprinkled mega mix of the ultimate dancing styles. This all-in celebration of dance opens with a short ‘learn the moves’ class followed by a 90-minute non-stop exhilarating party experience hosted by a charming MC, Dance Captain Deluxe and Disco Diva DJ. Over three huge nights, local dancing legends and diverse community groups will share some of Darwin’s rich culture and dazzling dance history and you’re invited to join them. Get your family and friends together, throw on some sparkles and your best threads and get ready to rock the Park in your kicks and heels at You Should Be Dancing Darwin.

DANCE // FAMILY Australia

BEY DANCE

DANCE LIKE QUEEN B FLASHMOB WORKSHOP DANCE Australia Meet at Adina Vibe Hotel Thu 24 – Sun 27 Aug

5pm

Duration

1hr 30mins

All Tickets Friends

$20 $17

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Sunset Stage, Festival Park Fri 11 Aug Sat 12 & Sun 13 Aug

5.45pm 5.30pm

Duration

1hr 30mins

FREE Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government Supported by

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NCE RWIN NCE

Over three huge Festival weekends, we’ll get you off your picnic blankets and moving and grooving with a range of entertaining and inspiring participatory dance events. This is your invitation to party, feel the rhythm, embrace the romance and Dance Darwin Dance!

It’s time to channel your inner Beyoncé and release the disco diva within. For five years, Melbourne-based Bey Dance has spread the Beyoncé dance love and now they’re here to take your secret passion for dancing in your bedroom – hairbrush for a mic, sassy ring finger flourishing – out into the world. Join like-minded Queen B devotees and beginner dancers for a tongue-in-cheek, inclusive and divalicious dance workshop. You’ll learn all the latest Beyoncé moves and iconic favourites before trying them out flashmob style in Festival Park!

Photo: Vitor Munhoz

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CUBE Discover a brand-new playground for percussive dance around unexpected locations in Darwin. Created by Canadian dance phenomenon [ZØGMA], CUBE takes contemporary dance out of the theatre and onto the streets. Feel the rhythm and enjoy the buzz as four percussionists and dancers create a seemingly spontaneous show inspired by the space and spectators around them. These energetic performers gradually transform their environment with emotionally charged and electrifying results.

DANCE Canada Various sites around Darwin Various times See darwinfestival.org.au for full details Duration

25mins

FREE Supported by Coolalinga Central and Casuarina Square

Supported by the Government of Canada

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TRACKS DANCE MAN MADE

When building, mining and the military inform much of the local economy, it is time to ask ourselves what makes a man and what does a man make? In the latest show from Tracks Dance, hip hop meets contemporary dance for a series of connected short works following the trajectory of maleness through life. Performed by a stellar cast of male dancers aged 16 to 70, Man Made is an exceptional night of dance exploring states of manhood in individuals and groups. Photo: Thoeun Veassna

DANCE Northern Territory

NICK POWER

BETWEEN TINY CITIES Take the raw, wild energy of a b*boy battle, add skilful contemporary choreography and improvisation expertly performed by dancers from two different worlds, throw in a good dose of humour and you get Between Tiny Cities . Phnom Penh dancer Erak Mith and Darwin’s Aaron Lim use the rituals, movement styles and language of their shared hip hop culture to explore their similarities and differences in this intimate dance conversation, choreographed by Nick Power (CYPHER) and accompanied by the beats of Jack Prest.

Frog Hollow Park (Entrance via McMinn St) Fri 11 – Sun 13 Aug Wed 16 – Sun 20 Aug

7pm 7pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends Preview (Fri 11 Aug)

$35 $20 $29.75 $12

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Presented by Tracks Dance Company in association with Darwin Festival

DANCE Northern Territory / Cambodia The CDU Theatre (Orange 3) Wed 23 – Sat 26 Aug

7pm

Duration

40mins

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government Supported by

Photo: Mark Marcelis

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SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY FRAME OF MIND

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

Photo: Pedro Greig

Two unique choreographic visions to sweep you off your feet Sydney Dance Company returns to Darwin with a double bill of powerful, personal and poetic dance. In Rafael Bonachela’s multi award-winning and critically acclaimed Frame of Mind, the innovative ensemble perform with passion and breathtaking precision. A torrent of movement sweeps the stage, matching the intensity of a dramatic contemporary-classical soundtrack by Bryce Dessner (from American rock group The National) and the Kronos Quartet. Australian choreographic prodigy Gabrielle Nankivell’s smash-hit Wildebeest showcases the power of dancers as individuals and their strength en masse. Backed by a stormy and industrial score from Luke Smiles, this moody and animalistic dance work completes an emotionally engaging dance event.

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DANCE Australia Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre Sat 26 Aug

7.30pm

Duration

1hr 20mins (including interval)

Full Concession Youth (under 18) Friends

$64 $59 $20 $54.40

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Presented by Darwin Entertainment Centre in association with Darwin Festival

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SHE SAID THEATRE

HART

The silenced stories of our country shared Throughout Australia’s history, an unknown number of Indigenous children have been forcibly removed from their families. Parents have been driven mad, grandparents heartbroken, siblings torn apart, language lost and culture stripped away. Noongar man Ian Michael uses testimonials from the Stolen Generations alongside his own story to create the award-winning HART. In this powerfully moving piece of verbatim theatre, audiences listen to survivors of the Stolen Generation in their own words. Their compelling recollections and insights are a poignant reminder that the effects of this country’s treatment of our First Peoples continue to echo in the present. The subject matter may be harrowing, but there is also humour and hope in the stories told. The result is an enlightening and uplifting theatre experience.

THEATRE Australia Brown’s Mart Theatre Tue 15 – Fri 18 Aug Sat 19 Aug Sun 20 Aug

6pm 1pm & 6pm 6pm

Duration

50mins

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

NOTE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are warned that this production contains images of deceased persons

POST-SHOW TALK  Following 1pm

performance on Sat 19 Aug

‘Beautiful, heartbreaking and liberating storytelling.’ AUSSIE THEATRE

Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government

Photo: Gabi Briggs

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‘Provocative and tragic, bracing and bitterly funny.’ THE AGE

SHIT

Written by Patricia Cornelius Directed by Susie Dee

Out of control girls – angry, nasty girls – are a sight to behold. This is a work about these girls Photo: Sebastian Bourges

Meet Billy, Bobby and Sam – three young women who don’t believe in anything. They’re mean, foul mouthed, down trodden, hard bitten and utterly damaged. They’re neither salt of the earth nor sexy. They love no one and no one loves them. They believe the world is shit, that their lives are shit, that they are shit. Ten female theatre makers with vast work histories have come together to bring a cast of three into a daring and powerful theatrical experiment with female characters whom we rarely see. This is SHIT, the hard-hitting and exhilarating play that is as provocative as its title. Using brutal language in a grungy poetic style that offers moments of beauty and relief, SHIT is a vital piece of theatre that sees us confronting our own prejudices and preconceptions.

THEATRE Australia Brown’s Mart Theatre Tue 22 – Fri 25 Aug Sat 26 & Sun 27 Aug

6pm 1pm & 6pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

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NOTE Contains nudity, coarse language, adult themes and strobe lighting

POST-SHOW TALK  Following performance on Tue 22 Aug

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LAB KELPIE

A PRUDENT MAN A conservative politician, a leader, a man in a snappy suit, an athlete in a bad tracksuit – meet A Prudent Man

THEATRE Australia Happy Yess Tue 22 – Thu 24 Aug

6pm

Duration

50mins

Written and directed by Katy Warner, this darkly comedic political thriller explores what it means to be right... in more ways than one.

Full Concession Friends

$30 $26 $25.50

What makes the Trumps, the Abbotts and the Hansons of the world tick? What would happen if their world started to shift ever so slightly? Embodying their slogans, mannerisms and headlines, A Prudent Man is a witty yet unsettling portrayal of conservative politicians from recent history, brought to life in a tour-de-force performance by Lyall Brooks.

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‘Powerful and thought-provoking.’ THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

Photo: Pier Carthew

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HELLO, GOODBYE & HAPPY BIRTHDAY By Roslyn Oades & Collaborators

Celebrating the times of our life Roslyn Oades went to an 18th and an 80th birthday party in close succession. Her hit show Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday celebrates these two milestones – major transition points in adult life. One represents untold potential and opportunity, the other a lifetime of experiences, aspirations, fears and memories. Scripted from intimate real-life conversations with people either side of these milestones, Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday is a beautifully warm and human show. Playful and affecting in equal measure, it sees Oades continue her ground-breaking ‘headphone verbatim’ documentary theatre technique to create extraordinarily immediate and vivid performances. Audiences are offered a rare opportunity to eavesdrop on the conversations of those grappling with how to say goodbye and those trying to work out where to begin.

THEATRE Australia Studio, Darwin Entertainment Centre Fri 11 Aug Sat 12 Aug

7pm 2pm & 7pm

Duration

1hr 5mins

Full Concession Friends

$42 $38 $35.70

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POST–SHOW TALK Following 2pm performance

on Sat 12 Aug

‘Common humanity brings with it hilarity and heartbreak.’ THE AGE

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WE MAY HAVE TO CHOOSE I think therefore I am… often wrong Emma Hall performs a poetic study of the personal soapbox and a fantastical ride through the subconscious mind in We May Have to Choose. “Farting breaks the ice. Ice caps are good places for Japanese butoh dancing. Dancing fills your body with happy chemicals. Chemicals are destroying the oceans. The Arctic is not a safe place to visit. The polar bears are angry with you...” A monologue of sorts, a list of declarations about the universe, 621 opinions delivered in 45 minutes – this stunning, intimate solo, directed by Prue Clark, is a funny, withering and moving piece about the fallibility of thought in our quest to solve the riddles of our world.

THEATRE Australia Happy Yess Fri 18 – Sun 20 Aug

8pm

Duration

45mins

Full Concession Friends

$30 $26 $25.50

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‘Beautifully simple, intensely clever… intimate, funny, honest.’ THREEWEEKS (UK)

Photo: Sarah Walker

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ALANNA MITCHELL

SEA SICK The ocean contains the switch of life. Not land, not the atmosphere – the ocean. And that switch can be turned off... Award-winning Canadian journalist and author Alanna Mitchell brings her bestselling book about the state of the global ocean to the stage for one powerful and deeply unsettling event. Using science and delicate wit, Mitchell invites you to journey with her to the bottom of the sea to discover the demons lurking below and to salvage some hope for a better future. Join her for this vital, thought-provoking and ultimately hopeful theatrical journey.

THEATRE // WORDS & IDEAS Canada Studio, Darwin Entertainment Centre Fri 18 & Sat 19 Aug

6.30pm

Duration

1hr 10mins

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Produced by The Theatre Centre

Supported by the Government of Canada

Photo: Chloe Ellingson

PLAYREADINGS

SEE-THROUGH / STRANGERS By Ciella Williams / By Cj Fraser-Bell Hear a reading of two new one-act plays from promising young Darwin playwrights. See-Through by Ciella Williams and Strangers by Cj Fraser-Bell follow disparate young lives in the Territory and prove you can find clarity in unlikely places – some people need a pair of feisty peacocks’ help to get them out of limbo, some need a night in a wig with a stranger to show them the way home.

THEATRE Northern Territory Happy Yess Fri 25 Aug

5.30pm

Duration 1hr 30mins (including interval)

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CIRCA TROPPO

Tropical Darwin looks set to send the stars of Circa a little Troppo Circa’s action-packed show Troppo is an explosively funny beach party that will thrill and delight the whole family. Alice in Wonderland meets The Tempest when a rag–tag circus troupe is washed up on a beach on a deserted island far, far away. Dazed and unfamiliar with their colourful surrounds, they embark on a journey through the dazzling landscapes of the mystical island of Troppo, a daring new acrobatic world where you need to get lost to truly find yourself. In the wonderfully whimsical Troppo, Circa’s amazing troupe combines virtuosic circus tricks, acrobatics and aerial work with comedic routines for an energetic show that is ‘fun in the extreme’ (Courier Mail).

CIRCUS // FAMILY Australia Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre Fri 18 & Sat 19 Aug

7.30pm

Duration

1hr 10mins

Full Concession Youth (under 18) Friends

$42 $35 $20 $35.70

Photo: Chris Herzfeld - Camlight Productions

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‘The rock stars of the circus world.’ Presented by Darwin Entertainment Centre in association with Darwin Festival

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Photo: Theresa Harrison

BODIES OVER BITUMEN Hit the streets of Darwin for an outdoor circus experience that will have you seeing the city with fresh eyes. In Bodies Over Bitumen, three interdisciplinary circus makers take you on an intriguing journey through laneways, alleys and hidden corners. The audience follows the group as they move through the city creating a riveting, daredevil performance from what is around them – literally on, around and above the bitumen. With incredible skills and unexpected moves, this award-winning work illuminates and destabilises the city environment.

CIRCUS Australia Meet at the Mitchell Centre (Coles entrance) Wed 23 – Sun 27 Aug

6.30pm & 8pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

$2.95 transaction fee applies

NOTE This performance is a walking tour.

Please wear appropriate footwear

Supported by

PERHAPS HOPE It’s the end of the world as we know it. How can we possibly find hope in the face of so much global devastation? Award-winning artist Rockie Stone (Circa, Circus Oz), acrobat Vincent van Berkel (Casus, Circus Oz) and kinetic sculptural artist Callan Morgan explore the stark reality of climate change in the breathtakingly honest eco-apocalyptic circus show Perhaps Hope. Armed with extraordinary physical skill, this humorous, delicate and tension-filled work will leave the audience with renewed optimism and perhaps hope…

CIRCUS Australia Brown’s Mart Theatre Fri 11 – Sun 13 Aug

8pm

Duration

55mins

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

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POST-SHOW TALK

Following performance on Fri 11 Aug

Photo: Ponch Hawkes FESTIVAL MULTIPACK

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CITY OF DARWIN TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC Darwin teddies have a new place to play on the biggest day out for the little ones – the annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Pack up your furry friend and bring the whole family along for all the fun of the City of Darwin Teddy Bears’ Picnic. If you do like to be beside the seaside then our new venue at Darwin Cenotaph on The Esplanade will provide the perfect setting for all the fun and arty activities you’ve come to expect from this family favourite.

FAMILY Northern Territory Darwin Cenotaph, The Esplanade Sun 13 Aug

9am–12pm

emBARK! Our mini festival for mini humans emBARK! is back – this year at a brand-new location in front of Darwin Civic Centre. Over three action-packed evenings, our youngest budding artists have a world of play and participation exploring science and robotics, or arts and culture, all created just for them. Stop in for a storytelling session under the Tree of Knowledge or make a call at one of Professor O’Brien’s magneto (hand crank) telephones as part of the interactive installation Number Please! Visit darwinfestival.org.au for full session details and embark on a very special artistic adventure.

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Darwin Civic Centre Tue 22 – Thu 24 Aug

5.30pm

Duration

1hr 30mins

FREE

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TESSA WATERS

HOW TO BE A ROCKSTAR Kids, it’s time to pull on your best rock ‘n’ roll outfit and get ready to release your inner rock legend with air guitar and dancing! This high-octane hour of hilarious highenergy fun from multi award-winning comedian Tessa Waters will have all youngsters feeling like true rock stars, while at the same time promoting body positivity. Spandex, sequins and killer dance moves collide in a physical comedy show that is part disco, part mock training session and all outrageously fun! Photo: Jon Green

FAMILY // COMEDY Australia Brown’s Mart Theatre Sat 12 Aug Sun 13 Aug

11am 1pm

Duration

50mins

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BARKING GECKO THEATRE COMPANY

IN A DARK DARK WOOD By Caleb Lewis

The classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel and Gretel is given a modern twist in the magical fantasy In a Dark Dark Wood. In this lively, scary yet very funny retelling, Hansel and Gretel are now Mo and Pippa, and you won’t believe what the wicked witch’s gingerbread house has become. With spooky puppets, magical animals and fast-paced storytelling, this brilliantly imaginative theatre production will take audiences aged six and over through a dark, dark wood and safely home again.

FAMILY // THEATRE Australia Studio, Darwin Entertainment Centre Thu 24 & Fri 25 Aug Sat 26 Aug

6.30pm 11am & 2pm

Duration

50mins

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‘Hot and hysterically funny.’ NEW YORK POST Photo: Steven Menendez

PENNY ARCADE LONGING LASTS LONGER

Don’t miss New York’s undisputed queen of the underground in her hilarious Darwin debut Former Andy Warhol Factory Superstar, internationally respected writer, poet, actress, theatre maker and icon of artistic resistance Penny Arcade is a force of nature. Her latest award-winning show, Longing Lasts Longer, turns contemporary stand-up on its head in an outrageously funny blend of satire, memoir and comedy.

COMEDY USA The Lighthouse Fri 11 & Sat 12 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr 20mins

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Driven by her magnetic rock ‘n’ roll energy, Arcade’s razor-sharp satire is mixed live to euphoric soundscapes inspired by four decades of pop culture, as she strikes a blow against the golden age of stupidity. This passionate and exuberant performance anthem will have you thinking, laughing and dancing at the same time!

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TESSA WATERS

WOMANz You are invited to boogie with WOMANz, a disco goddess sent from the stars, as she dances you through her world of wobbly, sexy, lovey, arty, grindy good bits. Created by larger-than-life feminist clown powerhouse of dance and sketch Tessa Waters, WOMANz is the ‘Undisputed Queen of Physical Comedy’ (Broadway Baby, UK). This non-stop bundle of energy will shine a spotlight on ridiculous gender stereotypes and dance them out the door under the spinning disco ball, in a life-affirming celebration of the body, the booty and love.

COMEDY Australia Happy Yess

TOMMY LITTLE GOOD TALK

Fri 11 – Sun 13 Aug

8pm

Duration

50mins

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Tommy Little comes to Darwin fresh from sold-out runs at every major comedy festival in the country with his brilliant new show, Good Talk.

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When he’s not touring, Little can be found on your television being everyone’s favourite guest co-host on The Project or hosting the Comedy Channel’s Whose Line is It Anyway? Australia. But performing live is what Little does best, so do yourself a favour and come and enjoy the most exciting comedian of his generation. Good talk.

COMEDY Australia The Lighthouse Wed 16 & Thu 17 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

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SAMMY J HERO COMPLEX

In 1996, Sammy J borrowed some Phantom comics from his school gardener. He wasn’t to know it at the time, but that moment set off a chain of events that led to the birth of his daughter, saw him committing a crime in Canberra and ended with a federal policeman searching his attic. Jam-packed with real-life photos and video and new songs, Hero Complex is a hilarious and unbelievably true coming-of-age story from the star of ABC’s Playground Politics.

COMEDY Australia

KUAH JENHAN LIKE THIS LIKE DAD

Comedian Kuah Jenhan is one of Malaysia’s most sought-after entertainers. This Festival, he brings to Darwin the sweet and simple story of his relationship with his very traditional Chinese father. Hilarious, heartwarming and filled with Kuah’s typically cheeky observations on human quirks, in Like This Like Dad audiences will recognise the cocktail of love and cringe that is having a dad. This sharply observed and very funny show opens a wry window into a clash of generation and culture.

The Lighthouse Wed 23 Aug

8.45pm

Duration

1hr

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COMEDY Malaysia Happy Yess Tue 15 – Thu 17 Aug

6pm

Duration

1hr

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UTA UBER KOOL JA The multi award-winning Uta Uber Kool Ja is jetting into Darwin to party with her fans. Uta is relaunching her once dazzling career, and you are the champagnesipping rent-a-crowd she so desperately needs. Come and experience a rock ‘n’ roll hotel room after-party like no other – where you, the audience, are her guests and anything goes. Dancing is mandatory and costumes and props abound in this hilarious, sexy and touching evening with the debaucherous and divine Uta Uber Kool Ja.

COMEDY Australia H Hotel, Smith St

Photo: Theresa Harrison

BRON BATTEN

ONSTAGE DATING

Fri 18 – Sun 20 Aug Tue 22 & Wed 23 Aug

7pm & 9pm 7pm & 9pm

Duration

1hr 15mins

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Bron Batten is going on actual first dates – in front of you, the audience. With online apps like Tinder, Grindr and OK Cupid, love’s tender and intimate course has gone public like never before. Onstage Dating takes the fraught and intoxicating performance of modern courtship to the next level – from cyberspace to live onstage. Featuring a different volunteer participant each night, you can witness the thrill and heartbreak of the dating experience up close as Bron hilariously destroys the rituals of contemporary romance.

COMEDY Australia Happy Yess Thu 24 – Sun 27 Aug

8pm

Duration

1hr 10mins

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OPERA AUSTRALIA

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO The Downtown Abbey of opera – but a whole lot more fun! The Marriage of Figaro is a brilliant comic opera that follows the adventures of a wealthy Seville household over one crazy day. The Count’s servant, Figaro, is marrying Susanna, but the Count wants to seduce her first. Marcellina wants Figaro, young Cherubino wants love wherever he can get it, while the Countess just wants her husband back! Masters are lusting over their servants, servants are outwitting their masters and there is disguise and duplicity everywhere – but will there be a happily ever after? Award-winning creative duo Michael Gow and Robert Kemp present a brand-new production of Mozart’s timeless classic featuring stunning period costumes and a clever set. For opera fans, all your favourite tunes will be sung in English and accompanied by a chamber orchestra. For first timers, the beautiful music and hilarious antics offer the perfect opera introduction.

OPERA Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre Thu 10 Aug Fri 11 Aug

11am 7.30pm

Duration

2hr 50mins (including interval)

Full Concession Youth (under 18) Friends

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‘Camp, delicious fun.’ ARTSHUB

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DARWIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WOLF TOTEM

AUSTRALIAN ART ORCHESTRA

WATER PUSHES SAND Composer Erik Griswold and the Australian Art Orchestra team up with Chinese musicians to create a colourful collage of winds, piano and percussion. Traditional Sichuan melodies and rhythms are fused with modern jazz improvisation for a wild intercultural celebration. With a backdrop of video shot on location in Chengdu, Water Pushes Sand evokes the vibrant tea-houses, streets and rivers of Sichuan province and explores the changing faces of Chinese and Australian culture. Arrive at the theatre early and enjoy an exhibition of traditional Chinese calligraphy by master calligrapher Chunfang Li.

MUSIC Australia / China Studio, Darwin Entertainment Centre Thu 17 Aug

6.30pm

Duration

1hr

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$42 $38 $35.70

Best known for his music score to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tan Dun is a composer of great versatility and imagination, equally at home writing for the cinema, concert hall or opera house. The world’s great orchestras have been lining up to perform his music and now, for the first time, Darwin’s own Symphony Orchestra has the honour. Wolf Totem is an extraordinary piece for solo double bass and orchestra, featuring one of Australia’s leading instrumentalists, Stuart Thomson. The program concludes with Shostakovich’s highly lyrical and expressive Symphony No. 9.

MUSIC Northern Territory Darwin Convention Centre Sat 26 Aug

7.30pm

Duration

1hr 45mins (including interval)

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NGARUKURUWALA

TIWI + JAZZ The Tiwi Strong Women’s Group, Ngarukuruwala, have been singing together since they were young girls. Now in their 60s and 70s, they still sing every day, teaching the stories held in Tiwi songs to new generations. In Tiwi + Jazz, they explore field recordings of Tiwi songs made over the last 100 years, creating ‘memorial duets’ between jazz instrumentalists, Tiwi singers and deceased Tiwi songmen and women. This stunning collaboration between Tiwi tradition and new jazz ranges from delicately beautiful music to fascinating experimental sounds.

CRIS DERKSEN TRIO In a world that loves to label everything, Cris Derksen poses a challenge. A First Nations Canadian, she is a classically trained cellist and composer whose music blends the traditional with the contemporary. She weaves her classical background and her Indigenous heritage together with new-school electronics to create genre-defying music. Now she heads to Darwin with acclaimed Anishinaabe hoop dancer Nimkii Osawamick and award-winning drummer Jesse Baird as the Cris Derksen Trio. Expect captivating performances with signature pop culture beats and inventive improvisation, accompanied by riveting and rarely seen traditional dance.

MUSIC Northern Territory / Australia The Lighthouse Sun 13 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $28 $30.60

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Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government

MUSIC Canada The Lighthouse Tue 22 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

Full Friends

$25 $21.25

$2.95 transaction fee applies

Supported by the Government of Canada

Photo: Prudence Upton

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AN EVENING WITH THE MODERN MĀORI QUARTET

‘Handsome, hilarious and harmonious, the Modern M ori Quartet is entertainment at its best.’ THEATREREVIEW (NZ)

Modern Maori Quartet makes music that will have you melting like golden syrup on a piece of fresh hot fried bread

The suave crooners from Modern M ori Quartet invite you to enjoy a fresh take on the classic M ori showbands of yesteryear. Their signature cabaret show, An Evening with the Modern M ori Quartet, promises a trip down memory lane as this multi-talented foursome brings a fresh twist to Kiwi golden oldies and a unique spin on recent international hits. With sublime harmonies and humour, accomplished actors and performers Maaka Pohatu, Matariki Whatarau, Matu Ngaropo and Jamie McCaskill mix old-school charm with tongue-in-cheek M ori culture for a memorable evening of song and fun.

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7pm

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1hr

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CONFIDENCE MAN If you like funky bass lines, crazy electronic melodies and catchy sassy vocals, then a night out with Confidence Man is for you. This elusive supergroup first captured attention with their dance-driven jam Boyfriend (Repeat) and the hype has only increased since the launch of their cheeky, retro fun track Bubblegum. With a philosophy to make awesome dance music that doesn’t take itself too seriously and a glammed-up live show complete with crazy outfits and personas, it’s time to get down and get confident, man.

A.B. ORIGINAL A.B. Original is one of the biggest names in Aussie hip hop today and this award-winning crew is Festival bound. Dispossession, black deaths in custody and calling out racism are just some of the socially conscious messages laid down by collaborators Briggs and Trials. Inspired by Nineties West Coast gangster rap yet with a sound all of its own, A.B. Original has stormed the airwaves with outspoken, uncompromising rhymes that pack a political punch. Now they’re bringing their fiery live show to the Top End. Expect music that demands a response.­

MUSIC Australia The Lighthouse Sat 12 Aug

9.30pm

Duration

1hr

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MUSIC Australia The Lighthouse Fri 11 Aug

9.30pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$40 $30 $34

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Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government

‘For hip hop fans, Reclaim Australia is a masterclass in how to do it by two of the country’s best.’ THE MUSIC

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TAMI NEILSON With a soulful voice straight from the golden age of country and rockabilly music, and a dynamic range that has drawn comparisons to everyone from Etta James to Amy Winehouse, sequined and beehived dynamo Tami Neilson sings her heart out. From her days as a young girl in Canada touring with The Neilson Family band and opening for the likes of Johnny Cash, this NZbased artist has become a formidable talent in her own right. Now she brings her electrifying live performance to The Lighthouse.

MUSIC New Zealand Photo: LaVonne Bobongie

The Lighthouse

SHELLIE MORRIS & FRIENDS FOOTSTEPS HOME

Thu 17 Aug

8.45pm

Duration

1hr

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Family ties bind them, yet Shellie Morris, Wityana Marika and Dhapanbal Yunupingu have walked many different paths on their journeys. These three sublime vocalists are fundamentally called to the north of the Territory through blood and ancestry and, Darwin audiences, it’s your chance to welcome them back in style. Together with a band of talented musicians from Yirrkala, the trio explores contemporary and traditional songlines and their relationship with community and family in the stunning concert event Footsteps Home.

MUSIC Northern Territory The Lighthouse Tue 15 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

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FELIX RIEBL Best known as singer and percussionist with his legendary live band The Cat Empire, Felix Riebl has sung, danced, hooted and hollered from some of the world’s most illustrious stages. Now he’s venturing up north with a stellar touring band to deliver a live rendition of his solo work. Drawing on a broad range of musical influences, Riebl will unveil unique and interesting melodies, with his trademark energy and charisma taking on an understated, poetic and joyful air. Don’t miss an evening with this spellbinding performer.

MUSIC Australia The Lighthouse Fri 18 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

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SKINNYFISH SOUND SYSTEM The Territory’s very own Skinnyfish Sound System is set to shake up The Lighthouse with a dance party fiesta full of good vibes. Featuring the slickest MCs from B2M and Lonely Boys, with James Mangohig of Sietta fame on the decks, the sizzling set comes together with live didgeridoo and freestyling in Indigenous language for a high-octane mix of traditional Indigenous voices with modern beats.

MUSIC Northern Territory The Lighthouse Fri 18 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr

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CAMP COPE Born in a backyard in Melbourne over home-job tattoos, Camp Cope sings about real life – working shifts in a hospital, living in rundown share houses, being in love over long distance and what it’s like to be a woman in the world. Their soulful indie-punk sound has been described as part Courtney Barnett, part Juliana Hatfield, and their stunning self-titled debut album is still receiving praise from all corners of the world. Blessed with raw riffs and rugged socio-political charm, Camp Cope is sure to induce a gamut of emotions with their low-key melodies and independent spirit.

LEO RONDEAU

WITH DAVID GARNHAM & THE REASONS TO LIVE

MUSIC Australia

Leo Rondeau two-steps as sharply as he dresses and charms as he breathes. He might be a hardened entertainer of the honkytonks, dive bars and dance halls of Austin, Texas, but he is first and foremost a songwriter. With family lineage within the Turtle Mountain band of the Chippewa Indian tribe, Rondeau’s history and worldview are ingrained in the lines of his songs.

The Lighthouse Sat 19 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr

Full Concession Friends

$36 $32 $30.60

The Top End’s favourite vagabonds of song, David Garnham & the Reasons to Live, will be backing Rondeau, as well as showcasing new songs featuring that Garnham blend of hope and hopelessness.

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MUSIC USA / Northern Territory The Lighthouse Sun 20 Aug

9pm

Duration

1hr

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$36 $32 $30.60

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Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government

Photo: Ian Laidlaw

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DAPPLED CITIES For nearly two decades Sydney’s Dappled Cities has been making stunning music that is unpredictable. Now these celebrated statesmen of indie pop are hitting the tropics to support the long-awaited release of their fifth full-length album. Let them swallow you up in a world of laidback grooves and wistful harmonies awash with some sexy guitar work one moment, and some heavy electronic elements the next. This is one sonic ride you definitely want to be on!

KIM CHURCHILL Australian singer/songwriter Kim Churchill is a formidable force on the local and international scene with performances at Falls Festival, Montreal Jazz, Telluride Blues and Glastonbury, as well as sold-out headline shows. Described as a sonic architect, Churchill unites lyrical artistry with fierce vocals, using his guitar to create landscapes that superbly animate his lyrics. His cruisy, laidback vibe belies his magnetic and dynamic stage presence, and Darwin audiences are sure to be blown away by his rustic vocals, incredible songwriting ability and intricate guitar skills.

MUSIC Australia The Lighthouse Fri 25 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

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9pm

Duration

1hr

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CLAIRY BROWNE If you love pop and R ‘n’ B music of all styles then you’ll love Clairy Browne. After releasing her stunning solo album Pool late last year, she’s bringing her brand of smouldering R ‘n’ B and infectious edgy pop to The Lighthouse. Described by Rolling Stone as ‘turbo-lunged’, Browne moves between styles and personas chameleon-like, from femmebot killer to super vixen. She’s the street fashionista who loves Moschino, acrylic nails and every shade of pink. She’s also the boss bitch who wants to grind you beneath her stiletto heel. Look out, Darwin!

MUSIC Australia The Lighthouse Sat 26 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

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$36 $32 $30.60

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YIRRMAL AND THE MILIYAWUTJ Yirrmal is something of a ‘Youngblood’, a new generation Indigenous Australian artist from North-East Arnhem Land, balancing traditional and contemporary cultures in his life and music. An inspiring songwriter and guitarist with a voice to make jaws drop, he shares his identity, spirit and connection to the land through passionate songs sung in his first language, Yolngu Matha. For Darwin Festival he performs as the threepiece Yirrmal and the Miliyawutj, so you can expect a rocking edge to his powerful songs and a pumped-up, dynamic performance from this star on the rise.

MUSIC Northern Territory The Lighthouse Sun 27 Aug

7pm

Duration

1hr

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ALI BARTER Like the best of them, singer-songwriter Ali Barter is a classically trained choir girl turned rambler and ratbag. Her cleverly crafted lyrics and delicate harmonies have made songs like ‘Girlie Bits’ and ‘Please Stay’ radio faves. With a voice that’s sweet, but laden with attitude, she’ll perform an intimate solo set at The Rails. With support from acoustic Alice Springs folk rockers Katie Harder and the Artful Dodgers.

MUSIC Australia Darwin Railway Club Fri 11 Aug Duration Photo: Hannah Markoff

8pm

2hr 30mins (including interval)

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CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT She’s a Khmer diva in a swinging ’60s mini-dress. They’re a Detroit Motown-loving South East Asian group. No, it’s not a scene from Kill Bill. It’s Cambodian Space Project, a critically acclaimed Aussie Cambodian band that is equal parts ’60s Cambodian rock ‘n’ roll and trippy psychedelic Khmer soul. With support from legendary locals The Mystics.

MUSIC Cambodia / Australia Darwin Railway Club Sat 12 Aug Duration

8pm

2hr 30mins (including interval)

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$35 $29.75

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ROBBIE MILLER Insightful and heartfelt lyricist Robbie Miller has been hailed as a ‘captivating talent’ (AU Review) and he’s sure to melt a few hearts when he headlines at The Rails this Festival. Expect a stellar showcase of soulful music to swoon to from one of Australia’s best emerging talents. With support from Darwin favourite David Spry.

MUSIC Australia Darwin Railway Club Fri 18 Aug Duration

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WOODLOCK Woodlock was born when Kiwi brothers Zech and Eze Walters met Bowen Purcell travelling overseas. The talented trio has gone from lighting up Melbourne street corners with their busking to hitting major festival stages around the country. Now Darwin will be treated to their warm and fuzzy indie pop in one energetic and creative live show. With support from quirky Darwin indie groovers At the Dakota.

MUSIC Australia / New Zealand Darwin Railway Club Sat 19 Aug Duration

8pm

2hr 30mins (including interval)

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TIJUANA CARTEL Australia’s premier ‘east meets west’ electronic beat makers Tijuana Cartel has a knack for blending layers of rich, intricate soundscapes with pulsating rhythms and luscious vocals. The result is a fresh and innovative tapestry of electronic beats that will cut through to your very soul. With support from local four-piece Gaia.

MUSIC Australia Darwin Railway Club Fri 25 Aug Duration

8pm

2hr 30mins (including interval)

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GOLD CLASS The Rails is set to erupt in song when Melbourne’s Gold Class hit the stage. Sonically driven by attacking rhythms, bristling guitar and the deep vibrato of singer Adam Curley, the four-piece has been packing out venues all over the country with a powerful live force that is undeniable. With support from local lads Pole Top Rescue.

MUSIC Australia Darwin Railway Club Sat 26 Aug Duration Photo: Paige Clark

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NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS When the evening star appears it’s time to bring our music, our song and our dance to life The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) celebrate their 14th anniversary with one huge musical party under the stars. 2017 may not yet be over, but already it’s been a massive year for Indigenous music, with many artists revelling in national and international success. This year’s NIMAs will celebrate the best in contemporary Indigenous music, dance and culture with performances from a range of artists including Emily Wurramara, Apakatjah, Electric Fields, Leah Flanagan and the Red Flag Dancers from Numbulwar. The NIMAs are proud to welcome legendary songwriter Paul Kelly to the stage. He will perform solo and also join hip hop crew A.B. Original for a special collaboration.

Apakatjah

Bring the family and settle in on a picnic rug for an outstanding evening of Australian culture.

MUSIC Australia

Emily Wurramara

The Amphitheatre Sat 12 Aug Gates open

7pm 6pm

Duration

4hrs

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$35 $28 $29.75 FREE

Electric Fields

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Paul Kelly

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ASIAN ROCK DOCUMENTARIES

DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN & JALANAN Two captivating documentaries provide an insight into life in Cambodia and Indonesia through their rock music scenes Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten rediscovers a lost era of Cambodian rock ‘n’ roll, providing a powerful new perspective on a country frequently associated with war and genocide. It is a celebration of the unique, fertile rock scene of Cambodia in the ’60s and ’70s and the incredible music it produced – from its twangy-guitar beginnings in the late 1950s to the eventual embracing of R ‘n’ B, rock and hippie-inspired psychedelia. This documentary charts the evolution of Cambodia’s music scene as it blossoms and is then nearly destroyed along with the rest of the country. Jalanan (Streetside) follows Boni, Ho and Titi, three gifted, charismatic Jakarta street musicians, over a tumultuous five-year period in their own lives and that of Indonesia. Jalanan goes inside the world of these marginalised musicians and their never before seen sub-culture, while also painting a striking, intimate and often humorous portrait of Indonesia’s frenzied capital city.

FILM // MUSIC Cambodia / Indonesia Deckchair Cinema Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten Mon 14 Aug Doors open Jalanan Mon 21 Aug Doors open

7.30pm 6pm 7.30pm 6pm

Duration

1hr 50mins

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$16 $12 $10

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KATY MOIR

TALKING THROUGH WALLS Talking Through Walls is back and breaking down more walls than ever. Take one of three stimulating excursions led by locals, architects, commentators and residents to uncover the history, and future, of our city. See darwinfestival.org.au for full details and conditions of participation.

WORDS & IDEAS Northern Territory Meet at Brown’s Mart Walking Tours Sat 12 & Sun 13 Aug 4pm Sat 26 & Sun 27 Aug 4pm Bike Tours Sat 19 & Sun 20 Aug 3pm

Photo: Sarah Mackie

Duration

2hr

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$25 $21.25

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SIMONE GIERTZ

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO BUILD USELESS THINGS Millions of people have watched Swedish inventor Simone Giertz build ‘unnecessary’ robots on YouTube. As part of National Science Week, Simone will showcase her famous robots and demonstrate her robot building skills in a series of events – some designed for adults and some for families. Get up close with an international YouTube sensation and be inspired to build your own robot.

WORDS & IDEAS Sweden See darwinfestival.org.au for full event details

SARAH PIRRIE

ROCKSITTING AT NT LIBRARY Darwin artist and NT Library Creative in Residence Sarah Pirrie is recreating the fine Darwin tradition of rocksitting at Northern Territory Library this August – and everyone’s invited! Bring your stories about the coast, take a seat on her specially made portable rocksitting ‘place mats’ and watch the sun set as you ponder the important issues of our time at this friendly festival of ideas.

WORDS & IDEAS Northern Territory Nothern Territory Library Wed 16 Aug 5.30pm

Duration

2hr 30mins

FREE Supported by Northern Territory Library

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Rapid Creek Sunset Photo: HC Blechynden

SUNDAY AT CDU An afternoon of provocative questions and stimulating ideas from a selection of brilliant minds Charles Darwin University is once again set to be a hub of ideas with our Sunday at CDU program of interactive, intriguing and possibly incendiary panel discussions. Settle in for the afternoon as we explore burning issues both local and global, the stories we tell each other to survive and the fascinating intersection of science and the arts.

QUESTIONS FOR THE NATION Join academic Curtis Roman, Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and artists Cris Derksen, Ian Michael and Patricia Cornelius, with social researcher Rebecca Huntley as panel host, for their take on the most important questions facing Australia today.

WORDS & IDEAS Australia The CDU Theatre (Orange 3) Sun 20 Aug Questions for the Nation Telling the Story Science and Art

2pm 3.30pm 5pm

Duration

1hr

FREE, bookings required

TELLING THE STORY: SCIENCE, JOURNALISM AND CLIMATE CHANGE

SCIENCE AND ART: FUTURE FORMS AND SCIENCE FACTS

Join Robyn Williams from Radio National’s Science Show and Canadian science journalist Alanna Mitchell (Sea Sick) in a conversation about the art of turning complex science into compelling stories.

Three fascinating international artists living in Darwin – visual artist Ioannis Michaloudis, experimental Canadian poet Christian Bök and philosopher Nicolas Bullot – discuss the places where science and the arts overlap.

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TROPICAL KITCHEN Darwin Market Tours & Cooking Classes

Uncover the gastronomic delights of the Top End and the stories behind our multicultural foods. Take a tour of a local market to select ingredients for a lunchtime feast that you’ll cook together. Or take a hands-on cooking class with local market celebrities, exploring the hidden flavours of our region before sharing a delicious and intimate dinner. See darwinfestival.org.au for full details.

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ACCOMPLICE Arts Space Thu 24 – Sun 27 Aug 4.30-9.30pm

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SPUN: HOME Darwin’s favourite live storytelling event, SPUN, returns to the Festival with a smorgasbord of stories that celebrate life in the tropics. Delve into backyards, bedrooms, troopies and caravans as locals reveal true, personal stories about their experience of ‘home’ – from faraway places, well-trodden tracks and a few surprise destinations.

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DARWIN LAPTOP ORCHESTRA WORKSHOP Join an orchestra with a difference. Darwin Laptop Orchestra is offering a workshop for people interested in collaboratively creating musical instruments, composing music and performing live – all on a laptop! No computer or music experience is necessary, just bring a sense of adventure and a love of trying something new.

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Sat 19 Aug

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UP CLOSE N’ PERSONAL Get more out of your Festival experience as we give you the chance to get up close and personal with some of this year’s artists

ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS Darwin Festival offers school-aged arts lovers a chance to work with visiting artists as part of our Artists in Schools program. Selected students will get their giggles on with comedian Tessa Waters, get moving and grooving with artists from CUBE and Bey Dance, and be serenaded by those suave crooners the Modern M ori Quartet.

Supported by NT Government Department of Education

POST-SHOW TALKS Stick around after selected performances to hear details about the making of the show you just saw from the artists involved. Join the conversation with the cast and creators after the following shows: Perhaps Hope Fri 11 Aug 8pm (p21) Artists in conversation with Adam Steer Hello Goodbye & Happy Birthday Sat 12 Aug 2pm (p17) Artists in conversation with Johanna Bell HART Sat 19 Aug 1pm (p14) Artists in conversation with Bilawara Lee SHIT Sat 26 Aug 1pm (p15) Artists and playwright Patricia Cornelius in conversation with Mary Anne Butler

LUNCH BOX SERIES Try before you buy with our tantalising Festival tasters served up over lunch in the city every Thursday and Friday. Let an eclectic mix of our Festival guest artists entertain you with a short excerpt from their show. We guarantee you’ll be inspired to buy a ticket or two at our onsite Box Office! Hosted by Amy Hetherington.

SCHOOL MATINEE SESSIONS Bring your school to the theatre for a special schools-only matinee session. For school group bookings and discounted tickets contact the Box Office directly on 08 8943 4222. Hello Goodbye & Happy Birthday Fri 11 Aug 11am (p17) HART Fri 18 Aug 11am (p14) Between Tiny Cities Thu 24 Aug 11am (p12) In A Dark Dark Wood Fri 25 11am (p23)

ABC RADIO DARWIN’S HAPPY HOUR IN THE AURORA SPIEGELTENT Join host Kate O’Toole from ABC Radio Darwin Drive in the opulence of The Aurora Spiegeltent for your midFestival check-in. Find out what’s hot, what you’ve missed and what’s still to come in a fun-filled show, featuring live performances and chats with Festival guest artists.

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34TH TELSTRA NATIONAL ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ART AWARDS VISUAL ARTS Australia Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Kent Morris, Cultural reflections - Always on Country #7, Archival print on Carson rag photographique paper, 33rd Telstra NATSIAA

Exhibition Dates Sat 12 Aug – Sun 29 Oct Mon-Fri Sat & Sun

9am-5pm 10am-5pm

Awards Presentation Fri 11 Aug

6pm

FREE

The 34th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards celebrate the diverse practices of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, unearthing new artistic developments by new and emerging artists whilst including major works by some of Australia’s most revered artists. This year’s awards ceremony and opening night will be an incredible evening of live performance, music and dance on the picturesque MAGNT lawns. Engage in Indigenous art and culture throughout the opening weekend.

SALON17

VISUAL ARTS Australia CDU Art Gallery

Our very own Territory brand of Salon des Refusés is back and promises to be a popular stop on the Indigenous art trail for the fifth successive year. Drawing on the original French idea of exhibiting works rejected by the jury of official awards, SALON17 features a selection of the boldest contemporary Indigenous art that was unsuccessfully submitted for the prestigious National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. They may not be award-winning (yet), but the works are always a vibrant and diverse example of the incredible art being created around Australia today.

Exhibition Dates Thu 10 Aug – Sat 30 Sep Wed-Fri 10am-4pm Sat 10am-2pm Sun 13 & 20 Aug 10am-2pm Official Opening Wed 9 Aug

6pm

FREE Hosted by Charles Darwin University Art Gallery Presented by Paul Johnstone Gallery and Outstation - art from art centres Photo: Fiona Morrison

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DARWIN ABORIGINAL ART FAIR

Zugubal Dancers from the Torres Strait Islands performing at the 2016 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair. Photo: Shane Eecen

VISUAL ARTS // FILM Australia Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Darwin Convention Centre Fri 11 & Sun 13 Aug Sat 12 Aug FREE

Rosie Uhl, Jila - Living Waterhole, 2017, Acrylic paint and paint pen on 3mm poly-carbonate. Photo courtesy Mangkaja Arts

Indigenous art and ideas showcased in visual art, film, fashion and conversation Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair offers more than just the chance to experience a rich diversity of artworks from community art centres. This annual highlight of the Darwin events calendar charts the future of the vibrant and evolving Indigenous art scene through a series of events in August. Experience the vibrant range of styles and media in the cultural work of emerging and established artists from Australia’s most remote desert and coastal regions, as well as rural and urban communities. Enjoy an extensive program of traditional dancing and artist workshops, fashion, film and a panel discussion.

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KARRIDJOWKKE KUNRONJ – CROSSING STREAMS

Jacky Green & Therese Ritchie with Sean Kerins

OPEN CUT

Through painting, portrait photography and a historic timeline graphic, artists and activists Jacky Green (Borroloola) and Therese Ritchie (Darwin), together with anthropologist Sean Kerins, endeavour to give voice and political determination to members of Borroloola community impacted by the McArthur River Mine.

Therese Ritchie, Jack, 2017, digital photography

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory Northern Centre for Contemporary Art Exhibition Dates

Sat 5 Aug – Sat 2 Sep Wed-Fri 10am-4pm Sat 9am-2pm

Presented by Northern Centre for Contemporary Art

Deborah Wurrkidj, Jennifer Wurrkidj, Susan Marawarr, Helen Lanyinwanga and Melba Gunjarrwanga are established female artists from the Kuninjku homelands of Western Arnhem Land. They present a range of fabric designs, bark paintings, lorrkon (hollow logs) and prints that integrate time-honoured art-making traditions with contemporary imagery reflecting the life of the land.

Susan Marawarr, Ka-milemarnbun (Weaving Story), screenprinted fabric

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory Nomad Art Gallery Exhibition Dates

Thu 10 – Sat 26 Aug Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 9am-2pm

Official Opening

Thu 10 Aug 3pm

Presented by Nomad Art in association with Bábbarra Designs and Maningrida Arts & Culture

HEADSHOTS Darwin artists Chayni Henry, David Collins and Jesse Bell are joined by interstate contemporaries Matthew Newkirk, Ben Frost and Ha Ha for an exhibition of new and existing works responding to the theme Headshots. The artists will work in collaboration during the Festival with opportunities to see live painting at the gallery.

PAPUNYA TULA ARTISTS: A SURVEY

Image courtesy Ha Ha

Mayfair Gallery

Presented by Mayfair Gallery

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Willy Tjungurrayi, Untitled

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory / Australia

Exhibition Dates

The art from Papunya Tula Artists is the language of country. In this outstanding exhibition, the artists reflect and draw on aspects of the spiritual born through association with place and community. Signature works from both distinguished and emerging artists will convey the power of culture through painting..

Fri 11 – Sat 26 Aug Wed-Sat 12-6pm

Paul Johnstone Gallery Exhibition Dates

Fri 11 Aug – Sat 2 Sep Tue-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 10am-2pm

Official Opening

Fri 11 Aug 11am

Presented by Paul Johnstone Gallery in conjunction with Papunya Tula Artists

ALL VISUAL ART EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE

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BEHIND THE WIRE

Simon Normand

Behind the Wire provides Northern Territory prisoners with an opportunity to exhibit their works of art to the public, and showcases some of the creative products made in correctional facilities. Art lovers will appreciate the depth and creativity of the works on display.

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory

An exhibition examining Ludwig Leichhardt’s epic journey from Queensland through the gulf country and Kakadu to Port Essington in 1845. Using hand–coloured etchings, original journal entries and artefacts collected along Leichhardt’s original path, artist Simon Normand illuminates the disparity between the facts of the journey and what was ultimately reported.

VISUAL ARTS Australia

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Fri 11 – Sun 27 Aug Mon-Sun 9am-3pm

Northern Territory Library Exhibition Dates

Wed 19 Jul – Sun 1 Oct Tue-Thu & Fri 10am-5pm Wed 10am-8pm Sat & Sun 1pm-5pm

Official Opening

Wed 9 Aug 5.30pm

Presented by Northern Territory Department of Correctional Services and NT Government

Presented by Northern Territory Library

ETAN PAVAVALUNG

YIRRINGINKIRI PWOJA

Paiwanese artist Etan Pavavalung endeavours to represent the culture of his tribe in a variety of media. For this exhibition, he brings to Darwin an exquisite Lying Down to have a First Look at the Earth, 2013 series of works carved Image courtesy Taipei Fine and painted on wood Arts Museum planks created using an artistic style that involves wood engraving as a form of relief printmaking.

An exhibition of painting and body painting that draws on the ancient ceremonial traditions and associated intricate and expressive designs of the Tiwi people. Their unique Debbie Coombes, Off to the Footy, artistic aesthetic, limited 2017, Natural ochres with acrylic by the natural pigments of binders on linen yellow, red, white and black, demonstrates an exuberant visual celebration of the world.

Visit the Nan Giese Gallery for Open Doors, an exhibition of works by current CDU students.

VISUAL ARTS Taiwan CDU Windows Gallery Exhibition Dates

Thu 10 – Fri 25 Aug Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Presented by the School of Creative Arts and Humanities Charles Darwin University

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory DoubleTree by Hilton Exhibition Dates

Fri 11 – Thu 17 Aug Mon-Sun 10am-5pm

Official Opening

Fri 11 Aug 10am

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

ALL VISUAL ART EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE

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ARTS EDUCATORS OF THE NT For the third year, the dynamic Arts Educators of the NT (AENT) hosts an exhibition featuring diverse works by members from all over the Top End. This vibrant selection of works ranging from drawings and paintings to sculpture and jewellery helps support AENT’s role in promoting the value of educating through art.

Nawurapu Wunungmurra & Djirrirra Wunungmurra

BLACK AND WHITE

Janie Andrew, Fibre Sculpture Photo: Wendy Gibson

An immersive exhibition exploring themes of identity, renewal, family and the natural world. Nawurapu Wunungmurra draws on his knowledge of sacred clan designs to create larrakitj (memorial poles), while Djirrirra Wunungmurra frames her brother’s installation Nawurapu Wunungmurra, with a series of dynamic Wangupini, 2016, earth pigments and fixative on stringybark hollow works on board of the pole Photo: Tim Acker Yukuwa (yam) motif.

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory Darwin Visual Arts Association Exhibition Dates

Fri 18 Aug – Fri 1 Sep Tue-Fri 12-5pm

Official Opening

Fri 25 Aug 6.30pm

Presented by Art Educators of the NT and Darwin Visual Arts Association

Outstation Gallery Exhibition Dates

Tue 1 – Sat 19 Aug Tue 10am-1pm Wed-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 10am-2pm

Official Opening

Thu 10 Aug 5pm

Presented by Outstation – art from art centres in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre

INTO THE WATER Through the storytelling of contemporary fibre artists from the greater Maningrida region, this exhibition delves into the Vera Cameron, Barlangu, 2016, waters of Arnhem land. It pandanus and natural dyes presents a world abundant with totemic ancestors and beings, and the various technologies used to hunt. Installations and fibre sculptures are complemented by a video installation and waterthemed fabric designs.

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory Tactile Arts Exhibition Dates

Fri 11 – Sst 26 Aug Tue-Sat 10am-4pm

Official Opening

Fri 11 Aug 4-6pm

Presented by Maningrida Arts & Culture

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Annie Moors

TRANSFORMING THE LIGHTHOUSE Nothing lasts forever and so it is with our annual Lighthouse design. For the 2017 Festival, emerging Indigenous artist Annie Moors will be transforming our iconic tropical Big Top with a whole new artwork. Visit Festival Park over our opening weekend and watch Annie and mentor, local artist David Collins, in action.

VISUAL ARTS Northern Territory The Lighthouse Thu 10, Sat 12 & Sun 13 Aug

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FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The following organisations and productions acknowledge the support of these government bodies: 34th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Artists in Schools, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Community Arts, Darwin Symphony Orchestra, DVAA artist run space, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Rocksitting at NT Library, SPUN:Home Tactile Arts, Tracks Dance Company. , Darwin Annie Moors, Australian Art Orchestra, Between Tiny Cities Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Laptop Orchestra (as part of DCA’s Frontline project), Darwin Symphony Orchestra, Hello Goodbye & Happy Birthday, In a Dark Dark Wood, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Onstage Dating, Opera Australia, Tracks Dance Company, Water Pushes Sand.

Additional acknowledgements Annie Moors is represented by Free Space Studio | Arts Access Darwin, Darwin Community Arts. Between Tiny Cities has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund and Artback NT. Bodies Over Bitumen supported by Circus Oz’s Sidesault-in-Residence Program. CUBE supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is supported by the Australian Government, Ministry for the Arts (IVAIS and Festivals Australia), Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, Northern Territory Government through its Festivals NT initiative, Arts NT and Tourism NT, Ichthys LNG Project (INPEX) & Wesfarmers Arts. DVAA artist run space is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. Everybody NOW! is supported by the City of Gold Coast through the ACCELERATE Triennial Grant Program. HART supported by Auspicious Arts Projects Inc. Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday is toured by Performing Lines for Road Work. Tour supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. Originally produced by Malthouse Theatre & Melbourne Festival. In a Dark Dark Wood is supported by WA Department of Culture and the Arts (Lotterywest). Onstage Dating supported by City of Melbourne, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and Melbourne Theatre Company. The Opera Australia touring program is supported by funding from the Opera Conference – the national partnership of professional opera companies. Playreadings supported by Australian Theatre for Young People and Brown’s Mart Theatre. SHIT originally appeared as part of Melbourne Theatre Company’s NEON Festival of Independent Theatre in 2015. Tracks Dance Company’s Man Made supported by SCTV, Darwin International Airport & Ichthys LNG Project (INPEX). Water Pushes Sand has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

THANK YOU! Hon Michael Gunner MLA, Alf Leonardi and staff, Hon Kezia Purick MLA, Martine Smith, Kimberley Davey and staff at the Office of the Speaker, Hon Lauren Moss MLA, Mary Fall and staff, Alan James and the team at Darwin Entertainment Centre, Alastair Shields and the Dept of Tourism & Culture, Alice Body and the team at Deckchair Cinema, Amy Hetherington, Andrew Hopper at NT Major Events, Andrew Ross, Angela Hill and Arts NT, Anna Stewart and the team at the Darwin Railway Club, Arnhem Nursery, Bilawara Lee, Blackwoods Darwin Trade Store, Bunnings Darwin, Cardno, Carrillo Gantner, Christ Church Cathedral, Christian ‘Bong’ Ramillo and the team at DCA, Clive Garland and Sonia Gupta at KPMG, Danisam Ground Surveys, Dept of Chief Minister, Dept of Education, Dept of Trade, Business & Innovation, Don Milford at Darwin Sub Branch RSL, all the team at Enta Ticketing Solutions, Eve Pawlik, Gail Haydon and team at NT Fleet, Glen at Thrifty, Hendri Mentz and Heidi Girolamo at Deloitte, Hugo Leschen at Arts and Museums, James Gough, James Parker, Jennifer Dowling, Kaia Hammond, Carlie Chenoweth and the team at KWP!, Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim, Brendan Dowd, Mark Blackburn, Anna Malgorzewicz, Michael Bates and staff at City of Darwin, Kitsa Daskalakis, Laura Magan, Jodi Linnett, Jill Morris and team at Darwin International Airport, Marco at General Rigging Co. Pty. Ltd., Mary Lou Hayman, Mitchell Sleigh at Arthur J. Gallagher, NT Police, Persephone Stuckey-Clarke at HWL Ebsworth, Peter Russell, Rachel Coggan and the team at Captovate, RMI Security, St. John’s Ambulance, our longterm patron His Honour the Hon John Hardy AO and Mrs Marie Hardy, Scott Samson, Milena Mathie and staff at Government House, Sean Pardy and the team at Brown’s Mart Theatre, Sharon Pinney, Toni Cutler at FestivalsNT, Tourism NT, Tutt Bryant and a special thank you to our chair Ian Kew.

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SUPPORT DARWIN FESTIVAL GIVE NOW! Have you ever wondered how Darwin Festival gets off the ground each year? Every August, the Festival activates our incredible city and invites our community to come together, share our creativity, explore new horizons and celebrate. Since our humble beginnings in 1979, Darwin Festival has grown enormously in both the size of our audience and the richness of our artistic offerings. The Festival is funded through a variety of sources with less than a quarter of our income coming from ticket sales. Because of the work we do to bring our communities together and invest in the rich arts and cultural landscape of Darwin, we hold charity status to encourage members of the public to invest in the arts and what the arts do for our community. Put simply, we would not be able to exist without our supporters, big and small.

JOIN THE DARWIN FESTIVAL PRIVATE GIVING PROGRAM Help us develop and program new performances with NT artists and companies, stimulate sustainable employment opportunities for local artists, develop new Indigenous work and enable us to make Festival shows accessible to all audiences. Your contribution will also help us to bring quality acts from other areas in Australia and overseas to continue delighting and stimulating our wonderful audiences.

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Darwin Festival is a deductible gift recipient. All gifts over $2 are tax deductible. Donations over $500 will be acknowledged by name in the Festival Program Guide, website and Annual Report. Visit givenow.com.au/darwinfestival for full details of how we will acknowledge your support.

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

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Hon Michael Gunner MLA Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

Ian Kew (Chair), Mary Anne Butler, Karen Green, Avril Vaughan

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Emily Mann Executive Director Felix Preval Acting Artistic Director

Programming Harriet Robinson Program Manager Vanessa Wright Producer James Mangohig Producer Club Awi Anita Nedeljkovic Music Programmer Natasha Woodcock Program Coordinator Operations Renee Allchurch Finance & HR Manager Miriam Scapin Festival Administrator Development Zoe Scrogings Development Manager Jeff Landfield Development Coordinator Marketing & Communications Claire Wilcock Marketing & Communications Manager Kate Napper Marketing & Communications Manager (from May 2017) Tierney White Assistant Marketing & Communications Manager Andi Lawson-Moore Publications Editor Cardinal Spin Publicist Elise Derwin Festival Photographer

Ticketing Nic van Essen Ticketing Manager Erin Garman Ticketing Coordinator Production Ben Snodgrass Production Manager Mathew McHugh Technical Manager Rachal Van Wyk Production Administrator Damon Jones Production Coordinator: Festival Park Gavin Faull Production Coordinator: Special Events Andrew Meadows Production Coordinator: DEC Geoffrey Tonks Production Coordinator: Parliament Lawn

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HOW TO BOOK Book your tickets from 12 noon on Thursday 22 June 2017

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PHONE 08 8943 4222 Until 9 August: Mon–Fri 9am-5pm 10–27 August: Mon–Fri 9am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm

IN PERSON Smith Street Mall Box Office 22 June: 12pm-4.30pm 23 June–9 August: Mon–Fri only, 8.30am-4.30pm 10–27 August: Mon–Fri 8.30am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-3pm Festival Park Box Office 11–27 August: 5pm until late (Closed Mon 14 & Mon 21 Aug) Spiegeltent Box Office 10–27 August: Sun & Tue–Thu 6pm-8pm, Fri & Sat 5.30pm-10pm, (Closed Mon 14 & Mon 21 Aug)

SEEING A SHOW AT DARWIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE? Then you can also buy your tickets through their Box Office in person Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm and one hour prior to the show, online at yourcentre.com.au or by phoning 08 8980 3333. Only applies to Circa, Hello Goodbye & Happy Birthday, In a Dark Dark Wood, The Marriage of Figaro, Sea Sick, Sydney Dance Company and Water Pushes Sand

DECKCHAIR CINEMA Tickets to Asian Rock Documentaries and DAAFF Indigenous Film Gala can be purchased at the Deckchair box office or online at deckchaircinema.com

NIMAS Tickets also available online at nima.musicnt.com.au

DARWIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Tickets to Wolf Totem 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 to your inbox. Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Vouchers can be redeemed at darwinfestival.org.au, over the phone on 08 8943 4222 during the Festival or in person at any of our Darwin Festival Box Offices. They can be used for individual shows or Darwin Festival merchandise sold through our Box Offices.

BOOKING INFORMATION CONCESSIONS 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 Proof of concession must be produced to obtain the concession price. Concessions are only available where indicated. Entry is free for children two years and under. Entry is free for 12 years and under to the National Indigenous Music Awards.

PACKAGE DEALS & DISCOUNTS GROUP BOOKINGS Groups of eight or more may book selected events at a discounted group price. See individual event pages for details. Group booking fee of $8 applies.

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 Buy tickets to any four different Festival events in the same transaction and save 10%. Festival Multipacks can be purchased online, via phone on 08 8943 4222 or in person at any Darwin Festival Box Office. Festival Multipacks are available for all Festival shows except Asian Rock Documentaries and Tropical Kitchen. (no discounts on the prices to these events, 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 show (except Tropical Kitchen). When collecting tickets from the Box Office, you will be required to show ID along with your membership card.

FEES AND Ts & Cs Additional charges apply for phone, counter and online sales and postage. Darwin Festival phone, counter and online ticket sales incur a $2.95 Transaction Fee (except where tickets are purchased over the counter at Darwin Entertainment Centre, directly from Deckchair Cinema or directly from Darwin Symphony Orchestra for events held in these venues). Darwin Festival only mails out tickets via Registered Post and will charge a fee of $5.50 for this service. Darwin Festival adheres to The Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment Events in Australia. All sales are final – there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations on completed bookings. 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 ticketholder misses the show in its entirety. The right is reserved to not replace lost or stolen tickets where seating is general admission. Darwin Festival encourages tickets to be treated like cash. Visit www.darwinfestival.org.au for full Terms and Conditions of sale.

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FESTIVAL VENUES

1 Festival Park Corner Smith St & Harry Chan Ave The Lighthouse Sunset Stage Rimfire Energy Bamboo Bandstand Brown’s Mart Theatre Happy Yess Darwin Civic Centre

2 Parliament Lawn Corner Mitchell & Bennett Sts The Aurora Spiegeltent 3

Darwin Cenotaph War Memorial The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park

4

Deckchair Cinema Jervois Rd

17 Adina Vibe Hotel 7 Kitchener Dr 18 Northern Territory Library 4 Bennett St 19 Darwin Visual Arts Association (DVAA) 56 Woods St

22 DoubleTree by Hilton 122 The Esplanade

Seating is limited for some performances. We want you to get up and dance!

24 Outstation Gallery 8 Parap Pl

7

Darwin Entertainment Centre 93 Mitchell St

8

Frog Hollow Park Entry via McMinn St

26 Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCAA) Vimy La

9

27 Tactile Arts 19 Conacher St, Fannie Bay

H Hotel 81 Smith St

14 Rapid Creek Market Trower Rd, Millner

29 Charles Darwin University (CDU) Ellengowan Dr, Casuarina CDU Art Gallery Bldg Orange 12.1.02 CDU Theatre Bldg Orange 3 CDU Windows Gallery Bldg Orange 11 Nan Giese Gallery Bldg Orange 10

15 ACCOMPLICE Art Space 3/7 Caryota Ct, Coconut Grove

30 SKYCITY Darwin 3 Gilruth Ave

Little Mindil Lawns

12 Darwin Railway Club 17 Somerville Gdns, Parap (Off Parap Rd) 13 Parap Market Vickers St, Parap

16 Darwin Convention Centre Stokes Hill Rd

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BUY TICKETS

All performances are General Admission.

THE AURORA SPIEGELTENT All performances are General Admission with a section set aside for Premium ticketholders.

DARWIN RAILWAY CLUB All performances are General Admission. Seating is limited for some performances.

DARWIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE All performances are allocated seating.

28 Fannie Bay Gaol Corner East Point Rd & Ross Smith Ave, Fannie Bay

10 Mitchell Centre 55/59 Mitchell St 11

CLOSED Thu 10, Mon 14 & Mon 21 Aug

THE LIGHTHOUSE

25 Nomad Art Gallery 1/3 Vickers St, Parap

OPEN from Fri 11 Aug Bar and food stalls open every day, 5pm until late

21 Mayfair Gallery 7 Harriet Pl

Raintree Park Corner Knuckey St & Smith St Mall

FESTIVAL PARK

This is a licensed site. No BYO alcohol is permitted.

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ALL DARWIN FESTIVAL VENUES ARE SMOKE FREE The following Festival venues are licensed and no BYO alcohol is permitted

20 Paul Johnstone Gallery 2/2 Harriet Pl

23 Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Conacher St, Fannie Bay

5 George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Gardens Rd The Amphitheatre

VENUE INFO

darwinfestival.org.au | 08 8943 4222

ACCESS When booking your ticket please advise our staff of any access requirements.

COMPANION CARD Companion Card holders qualify for a second ticket at no cost for their companions.

ACCESSIBLE ENTRY If this symbol is not displayed, access to the venue may be limited.


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TRANSPORT 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.

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24 25 26

TO COCONUT GROVE

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TO CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY & RAPID CREEK MARKET

Each person travelling must be holding a valid Festival ticket or normal fares apply.

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For service times and nearest bus stop to venues, see Department of Transport’s website transport.nt.gov.au/public/bus/darwin

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Darwin Festival Box Office 1 Festival Park

GEORGE BROWN DARWIN BOTANIC GARDENS

2 Parliament Lawn 6 Raintree Park 30

20 DARWIN CBD

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Patrons with mobility issues should contact the Festival Box Office on 08 8943 4222 to book tickets to Tracks Dance Company’s Man Made. There is limited disabled carparking available at The Amphitheatre and Little Mindil.

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For additional information regarding access please call Darwin Festival on 08 8943 4222 or visit darwinfestival.org.au

FESTIVAL MULTIPACK

buy 4 or more events and save 10%

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DAILY DIARY SHOW

CABARET A Night at the Musicals An Evening with Constantina Bush BLANC de BLANC EastEnd Cabaret Retro Futurismus CIRCUS Bodies over Bitumen Circa Perhaps Hope COMEDY Kuah Jenhan Onstage Dating Penny Arcade Sammy J Tommy Little Uta Uber Kool Ja WOMANz DANCE Between Tiny Cities Bey Dance CUBE Sydney Dance Company Tracks Dance You Should Be Dancing Darwin FAMILY City of Darwin Teddy Bears' Picnic emBARK! How to be a Rock Star In a Dark Dark Wood FILM Asian Rock Documentaries MUSIC A.B. Original Ali Barter Cambodian Space Project Camp Cope Clairy Browne Club Awi Confidence Man Cris Derksen Trio Dappled Cities Darwin Symphony Orchestra Felix Riebl Gold Class Kim Churchill Leo Rondeau with David Garnham & the Reasons to Live Modern M ori Quartet National Indigenous Music Awards Rimfire Energy Bamboo Bandstand Robbie Miller Santos Opening Night Concert Shellie Morris & Friends Skinnyfish Sound System Tami Neilson Tijuana Cartel Tiwi + Jazz Water Pushes Sand Woodlock Yirrmal and the Miliyawutj OPERA The Marriage of Figaro SPECIAL EVENTS ABC Radio Darwin Happy Hour FREE Lunch Box Series FREE Welcome to Country FREE THEATRE A Prudent Man HART Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday Playreadings: See-Through / Strangers Sea Sick SHIT We May Have to Choose WORDS & IDEAS Laptop Orchestra Workshop Rocksitting at NT Library - FREE Simone Giertz at Science Week SPUN: Home Sunday at CDU - FREE Talking through Walls Tropical Kitchen VISUAL ARTS - ALL FREE Art Educators of the NT Before the Clearing Behind the Wire Black and White Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Etan Pavavalung Headshots Into the Water Karridjowkke Kunronj - Crossing Streams NATSIAA Open Cut Papunya Tula Artists: A Survey SALON17 Transforming the Lighthouse Yirringinkiri Pwoja

VENUE

PG THU 10

FRI 11

SAT 12

SUN 13

The Lighthouse The Lighthouse The Aurora Spiegeltent The Lighthouse The Lighthouse

9 8 6 8 9

7 & 9.30pm

7 & 9.30pm

9pm 7.30pm

The Mitchell Centre Darwin Entertainment Centre Brown's Mart

21 20 21

8pm

8pm

8pm

Happy Yess Happy Yess The Lighthouse The Lighthouse The Lighthouse H Hotel Happy Yess

26 27 24 26 25 27 25

7pm

7pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

Charles Darwin University Adina Vibe Various sites, see darwinfestival.org.au Darwin Entertainment Centre Frog Hollow Park Festival Park

12 13 11 13 12 10

7pm 5.45pm

7pm 5.30pm

7pm 5.30pm

Darwin Cenotaph Outside Civic Centre Brown's Mart Theatre Darwin Entertainment Centre

22 22 23 23

Deckchair Cinema

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The Lighthouse Darwin Railway Club Darwin Railway Club The Lighthouse Happy Yess The Lighthouse The Lighthouse The Lighthouse Darwin Convention Centre The Lighthouse Darwin Railway Club The Lighthouse The Lighthouse

32 38 38 35 37 5 32 30 36 29 34 39 36 35

The Lighthouse The Amphitheatre Festival Park Darwin Railway Club Little Mindil The Lighthouse The Lighthouse The Lighthouse Darwin Railway Club The Lighthouse Darwin Entertainment Centre Darwin Railway Club The Lighthouse

31 40 5 38 3 33 34 33 39 30 29 39 37

Darwin Entertainment Centre

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11am

7.30pm

The Aurora Spiegeltent Raintree Park Festival Park

45 45 5

12.45pm

12.45pm 5.45pm

Happy Yess Brown's Mart Theatre Darwin Entertainment Centre Happy Yess Darwin Entertainment Centre Browns Mart Theatre Happy Yess

16 14 17 19 19 15 18

Happy Yess NT Library see darwinfestival.org.au for details The Lighthouse Charles Darwin University Brown's Mart Courtyard see event page for details

44 42 42 44 43 42 44

DVAA NT Library Fannie Bay Gaol Outstation Gallery Various venues Windows Gallery Mayfair Gallery Tactile Arts Nomad Art Gallery MAGNT Northern Centre for Contemporary Art Paul Johnstone Gallery CDU Art Gallery The Lighthouse DoubleTree by Hilton

50 49 49 50 47 49 48 50 48 46 48 48 46 50 49

7.30pm

MON 14

TUE 15 8.45pm 7.30pm

6pm

9am 11am

1pm 7.30pm

9.30pm 8pm

10pm

8.20pm

8pm 10pm 9.30pm

6pm 8.20pm

8pm

5pm

6.30 & 8pm 7pm

7pm

7pm

4pm

6pm

6pm

2 & 7pm

4pm


WED 16

THU 17

FRI 18

SAT 19

SUN 20

7.30pm

7 & 9.30pm

7 & 9.30pm

7.30pm

7pm

7pm

MON 21

TUE 22

WED 23

THU 24

FRI 25

SAT 26

SUN 27

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

7 & 9.30pm 9pm

7 & 9.30pm 9pm

7.30pm 9pm

6.30 & 8pm

6.30 & 8pm

6.30 & 8pm

6.30 & 8pm

6.30 & 8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

7pm 5pm

7pm 5pm

7pm 5pm

5pm

8.45pm 7.30pm

7.30pm 6pm

7pm

7.30pm

6pm

7pm

8.45pm 7 & 9pm

7 & 9pm

6pm

6pm

6 & 8.30pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

7 & 9pm

7 & 9pm

7 & 9pm 7pm

7pm

7.30pm

7pm

5.30pm

5.30pm

5.30pm 6.30pm

6.30pm

11am & 2pm

7.30pm 9pm 9pm 10pm

10pm

10pm 7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

6.30 & 8pm 6.30 & 8pm

8.45pm

6.30 & 8pm 8pm

5.30pm

6.30 & 8pm

6.30 & 8pm

7pm

7pm

6.30 & 8pm

6.40 & 8pm

6.40 & 8pm

6.40 & 8pm

6.40 & 8pm

9pm 8pm

6.30pm

6pm

6.30 & 8pm

7.30pm 8pm

9pm

9pm

7pm 10pm

8pm

4pm 12.45pm

12.45pm

6pm

6pm

1 & 6pm

6.30pm

6.30pm

8pm

8pm

7pm

12.45pm

6pm

12.45pm

6pm

6pm

6pm

6pm

6pm

6pm

6pm

1 & 6pm

1 & 6pm

4.30pm

4.30pm

4pm 9am & 4.30pm

4pm 9am & 4.30pm

6pm 8pm

12.30pm

3pm

2pm 3pm

8.30pm

For full exhibition details see pages 46-50


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2017 Darwin Festival Program Guide  

10 - 27 Aug, 2017 darwinfestival.org.au

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