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Winter 2014

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THEATRE / EXHIBITIONS / MUSIC / FUN FOR KIDS / FILM / PUBLIC PROGRAMS / CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

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TABLE OF CONTENTS WINTER 2014

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NAIDOC

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EXHIBITIONS

4 Mungan – the making of Bayside bush scultures

13 Join our Visual Arts database

5 Charcoal Lane 6 Clocktower Projections

16 G3: Sculpak

14 Carpark: Roots of Thought

7 Wulamanayui and the Seven Pamanui

17 G3: You're Mad, I'm Not

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19 G1: The New Existence

18 G1: Beyond Veritas

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FUN FOR KIDS School Holiday Program: 28 Still Awake Still

School Education Program:

30 Wulamanyui and the Seven Pamanui 32 Pete the Sheep

MUSIC 20 S  weet Dreams – songs by Annie Lennox

In Vogue – songs by Madonna

22 The Man in the MIrror 24 David Jones Here and Now 25 Massed Bands 26 City Hall Lounge 27 Endless Winter Nights

THEATRE Cover image: Layla Hackman, On Time, 2014, Nikon D3200 18-55mm

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8 The Magic Hour 10 Just the Ticket 12 Final Call

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FILM 34 International Youth Silent Film Festival 36 Flix Fix: Cinema Screenings 37 Moviehouse

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS

VISIT US

38 Artz Blitz

Bookings

40 Open Studios

Opening Times

41 Dialogues

Getting Here

42 Big Break

Special Requirements

43 Kingston's Mighty Wurlitzer

Language Line

Why Schools Love Kingston Arts!

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OUR SUPPORTERS


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MUNGAN – THE MAKING OF BAYSIDE BUSH SCULPTURES BALUK ARTISTS Opening: Sunday 6 July 2014, 2pm Exhibition: Wednesday 9 July – Saturday 26 July 2014 Venue: G3 Artspace, Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale Mungan – The making of Bayside Bush Sculptures is an exhibition of woven and sculpted animals created from traditional and contemporary materials by the artists of Baluk Arts. Baluk Arts is a collective of Aboriginal artists from all over south east Melbourne who have a studio and gallery in Mornington. Baluk Artists have created a range of animals inspired by the Bayside area and Mornington Peninsula from grasses, wool and string including echidna, jellyfish, native dogs and stingray. The work was produced during a workshop with Gunditjamara Kirrae-Wurrung artist Bronwyn Razem and supported by the Mornington Shire Council. This project brought Aboriginal people from diverse backgrounds together to reflect on their environment and to practice cultural techniques such as weaving, spinning and string making as well as contemporary techniques. The exhibition will be officially opened from 2pm with a traditional Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country. Indigenous catering provided by Black Olive

Image: Lisa Waup, Echidna, 2014, Handspun wool, oaten hay, sea urchin spikes, acrylic wool and fish mouth seeds, 60 x 40 x 30cm


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Image: Lucy Parakhina

KINGSTON ARTS CELEBRATES NAIDOC

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CHARCOAL LANE COOKING DEMONSTRATION & LUNCHEON Date/Time: Wednesday 9 July, 12.30–1.30pm Venue: Chamber, Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin Tickets: Adult $10 / Child (15 & under) $5 Bookings essential: 9556 4440 As a high quality restaurant, Charcoal Lane provides work experience, hospitality training and a supportive environment to enable Aboriginal and disengaged young people to transition to mainstream employment. Through contemporary Aboriginal art, Aboriginal stories entwined within the restaurant and Aboriginal flavours fused into modern cuisine, customers are invited to experience and engage with contemporary Aboriginal cultures. Numbers for this demonstration luncheon are strictly limited and this event books out every year so get in quick. Children are welcome if accompanied by supervising adults.


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CLOCKTOWER PROJECTIONS KINGSTON CITY HALL CLOCKTOWER 985 Nepean Highway Moorabbin 3189 Each year during our celebrations, we light up the night time skyline with projections onto the Kingston City Hall clocktower during NAIDOC Week. This year will see works projected by the Indigenous artists from Baluk Arts and Kingston’s Koorie Kids. The iconic Moorabbin clocktower has been restored to its former glory; the traditional design has been upheld in line with Heritage, but with a contemporary twist, as the original 1960s style clock face is now backlit at night with many different light colour changes and sequences. Projections will be visible from 6–9pm throughout NAIDOC Week (Sunday 6 – Sunday 13 July).

Image: SDP Media, Ben McKeown Clocktower projections 2011


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WULAMANAYUWI AND THE SEVEN PAMANUI (wool•ah•man•nay•you)

(pam•ah•new•ee)

BY JASON DE SANTIS DIRECTED BY EAMON FLACK Date/Times: Saturday 14 June, 2pm & 7pm Tickets: Single $15 / Groups 4+ $12 each Duration: 75 minutes (no interval, plus post-show Q&A with the cast) Venue: Kingston City Hall, allocated theatre seating Bookings: 9556 4440 / www.kingstonarts.com.au Note: May not be suitable for children under 6 years. Get crafty with our free workshops for kids half an hour before each show.

Playwright Jason De Santis brings a Tiwi twist to an old favourite to create a modern Aboriginal adventure story, inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This joyful romp through a familiar tale of myth, magic and adventure features the language and rhyme of the Tiwi Islands. Puppets, song and dance combine to make this an adventure for the whole family. An entertaining afternoon or evening out, sure to delight audiences of all ages.

“Beg, borrow or steal to get into this delightful kids’ play, even if you’re hard-working adults.” City News

Images: Lucy Parakhina

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THE MAGIC HOUR

MEET THE CAST

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Date/Time: Tuesday 22 July, 8pm Tickets: Full $35 / Conc $30 / Groups 6+ $25 / Students $20 Duration: 130 minutes (inc. interval, plus post-show Q&A with Ursula Yovich) Venue: Shirley Burke Theatre, allocated seating Bookings: 9556 4440 / www.kingstonarts.com.au

Playwright Vanessa Bates / Director Chris Bendall / Performer Ursula Yovich / Set and Costume Designer Alicia Clements / Lighting Designer and Original Music Joe Lui / Produced and Toured by Performing Lines WA

Thought you knew Grimm’s fairy tales? Think again.

Little Red Riding Hood meets Trainspotting in this wicked retelling of classic bedtime stories. Helpmann Award winner Ursula Yovich (Australia, Jindabyne, Secret River) plays a cast of sideline female characters who’ve been updated and dropped into the gutters and alleyways of bleak Australian life. From one of Australia’s most original contemporary playwrights, Vanessa Bates, The Magic Hour is a gutsy one-woman comedy told with dark humour and soulful song. A night of stories told at twilight with werewolves and a touch of magic… This acclaimed production is the swansong performance from Fremantle’s Deckchair Theatre.

“A stimulating evening with a fine new work and a performer at the top of her game… a potent nuanced performance that had the audience on its feet at the curtain… I was entranced as any kid reading a bedtime story.” The West Australian


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HIT Productions present

JUST THE TICKET

MEET THE CAST

BY PETER QUILTER

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Opening night: Tuesday 12 August, 8pm Matinee: Wednesday 13 August, 2pm Tickets: Full $40 / Conc $36 / Groups 6+ $32 each / Student $20 Duration: 90 mins (no interval, plus post-show meet & greet with Mandi Lodge) Venue: Shirley Burke Theatre, allocated seating Bookings: 9556 4440 / www.kingstonarts.com.au

Meet Susan: she’s scatty, chatty and in a league of her own. “So here I am – with the same dream and the same rucksack… but with 30 years of extra baggage!”

Life may have left her friends looking forward to their next facelift, the arrival of grandchildren, or a shred of gossip about the neighbours, but Susan dreams of escape. To hell with middle age; she’s off to relive the fun of her younger years. Eccentric, clumsy and unwaveringly optimistic, for Susan the only way forward is back. She wants to feel alive again, to be on the edge – and preferably, seated at the bar. She packs her bag and heads to Sydney to retrace the steps of a holiday she took with friends years ago. Determined to have as much fun as in her 20s, Susan’s adventures lead her back to old ground… but is it like old times? With a cocktail in hand and an eye on the barman, she sips, slurps and tumbles her way through a hilarious journey of rediscovery. This heartwarming and achingly funny piece will have you reaching for your boarding pass and wondering, where shall I go next?

Just The Ticket is written by West End and Broadway playwright Peter Quilter (End of the Rainbow, Duets), whose work has been translated into 27 languages and performed in over 40 countries. This brand new production, starring Mandi Lodge (Menopause The Musical IN CONCERT, Dumped! The Musical, Busting Out!), is the play’s first performance outside Sydney.

“A marvellous and vivacious one woman show.” ABC Radio “…very clever… just the ticket for an evening full of laughs.” Arts Hub “A very funny modern-day Shirley Valentine ... Touching, honest and comical” SameSame

Warning: Occasional coarse language and mild adult themes.


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FINAL CALL LAST CHANCE TO BOOK TICKETS FOR OUR AUTUMN SEASON It’s not too late to come and see some fantastic shows in our Autumn season! Tickets are still on sale but are filling up fast – so head to www.kingstonarts.com.au or call 9556 4440 and don’t miss your last chance to catch these gems… MR MCGEE AND THE BITING FLEA Thursday 8 May, 7pm Friday 9 May, 10.00am & 1.00pm Tickets: Single $15 / Groups 4+ $12 each / Teachers & supervisors free Duration: 45 mins (no interval, plus post-show Q&A with the cast) Workshops: Free craft workshops half an hour before each show Venue: Kingston City Hall, allocated seating Emerging from dozens of suitcases and crates, three curious warehouse workers transform a storeroom into enchanting little miracles of music and play, to tell six whimsical stories by award-winning children’s writer, Pamela Allen. “A wonderful experience for children emphasising the magic of theatre.” Sydney Sunday Herald

MELBOURNE FRINGE ON TOUR Saturday 17 May, 8pm Tickets: Full $30 / Conc $25 / Youth (27 and under) $20 / Groups 6+ $20 each Duration: 140 mins (inc. interval. plus post-show meet & greet with the cast) Venue: Shirley Burke Theatre, allocated seating

MADEMOISELLE Friday 23 May, 8pm Tickets: Full $30 / Conc $28 / Youth (27 and under) $26 / Groups 6+ $26 each Duration: 60 mins (no interval, plus post-show meet & greet with cast) Venue: Shirley Burke Theatre, allocated seating

Melbourne Fringe On Tour bring the best of the fest to suburbia in this one night only double bill. Cannonball sees Emily Taylor morph and mutate between ten disturbingly funny characters.

Michael Dalley (Urban Display Suite) and Paul McCarthy (Comedy Inc.) are overdressing and overacting for a champagne cocktail of wit with an extra dash of bitters, accompanied by pianist John Thorn (Spontaneous Broadway). Withering away in the faded boudoir that is their hell, two bitter old servants act out a musical role play of fantasy and regret. No target is safe – especially themselves!

Million Dollar Tegan charters Tegan Higginbotham’s journey from pocket size performer to pro-boxing participant; nominated for Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Best Newcomer Award, Herald Sun gives Higginbotham 4 stars. Free drink on arrival.


Image: Frank Amato, Exhibition by Michelle Endersby Awakening Around Roses

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EXHIBITIONS

Gallery Expansion Coming Soon We have nearly finished expanding our community gallery space, G2, at Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin. Equipped with a state of the art video projection vault, our new larger gallery will welcome both professional and emerging artists exhibiting work in a range of different mediums.

Visual Arts Mailing List If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest Arts news across all three of our galleries then all you have to do is sign up to receive our dedicated Arts newsletter. You will be privy to exclusive launch nights and upcoming exhibitions throughout our Kingston Arts calendar. To join, call our box office to register on 9556 4440 or email arts@kingston.vic.gov.au with your full name, address and phone number.


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ROOTS OF THOUGHT LAYLA HACKMAN and STILL NOMADS Opening: Friday 23 May 2014, 7pm Exhibition: Saturday 24 May – Friday 20 June 2014 Venue: Kingston City Hall Car Park, Moorabbin Roots of Thought presents a series of photographic portraits that explore style and expression of black identity and its perceived connection to the process of growth in its authentic form. Situated in Kingston’s City Hall Carpark, this collaborative exhibition by Layla Hackman and the collective Still Nomads attempts to shed light on the essence of the organic nature of growth and its potential amidst potentially unfertile soil.

Left image: : Layla Hackman, On Time, 2014, Nikon D3200, 18–55mm Right image: Layla Hackman, On Time, 2014, Nikon D3200, 18–55mm

CITY HALL CARPARK


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SCULPAK BRENDON PITTS

Opening: Friday 6 June 2014, 6pm Exhibition: Saturday 7 June – Saturday 28 June, 2014 Venue: G3 Artspace, Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale Brendon Pitts’ sculptural works investigate the aesthetics of consumerism and consider the way certain colours, materials and forms can enhance the market appeal of products. His latest exhibition Sculpak presents a series of abstract sculptures that are made from a variety of materials ranging from metal, wire, stone, foam, plaster, aerated concrete and paint. By juxtaposing smooth painted surfaces with hard edge materials Pitts hopes to provide an interesting point of reference for the viewer to analyse their own relationship to such objects and the values they instil within them.

Image: Brendon Pitts, Atomic, 2013, Plaster foam paint and wire, 38 x 23cm


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YOU’RE MAD I’M NOT LESLEY IVERS

Opening: Thursday 31 July 2014, 6pm Exhibition: Friday 1 August – Saturday 23 August, 2014 Venue: G3 Artspace, Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale In this exhibition Lesley Ivers attempts to visually and physically portray the world she experienced whilst undergoing treatment for mental illness. Transforming the gallery with an array of monochrome and boldly coloured mixed media works You’re Mad, I’m Not attempts to recreate the confusing and uncertain journey the artist undertook as a patient and the process towards healing that followed.

Image: Lesley Ivers, Elephant, 2013, Acrylic, pen and ink on paper, 22 x 31cm


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BEYOND VERITAS EDGAR BONNE

Opening: Thursday 15 August 2014, 6pm Exhibition: Friday 16 – Tuesday 26 August, 2014 Venue: G1, Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin Drawing on the ancient Greek myths of Diomedes, Edgar Bonne’s exhibition Beyond Veritas is a reaction to the abuse of power in the hands of a few who determine the destiny of the majority. His current body of work addresses issues of displacement, void, reality, and deception to offer a critical examination of contemporary society and its impact on the individual. Using layered imagery, text and gestural markings Bonne’s paintings create a dreamlike state that attempts to unearth the viewer’s hidden feelings about their own personal condition – perhaps different to what the artist may have intended.

Image left: Edgar Bonne, Serenity, 2013, Oil, acrylic and pastel on canvas, 90 x 83cm Image right: Edgar Bonne, Faith in nothing, 2005, Oil, acrylic and pastel on canvas, 120 x 88cm


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THE NEW EXISTENCE MICHAEL JENKINS

Opening: Thursday 28 August 2014, 6pm Exhibition: Friday 29 August – Tuesday 16 September, 2014 Venue: G1, Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin The New Existence presents the first solo exhibition by emerging Melbourne artist, Michael Jenkins. Demonstrating a natural affinity with recycled material Jenkins has created a unique series of assemblage pieces built from road signs, beach bathing box timber, World War 2 artillery boxes and building material from a bygone era. For more information about the artist please visit www.michaeljenkins.com.au

Image left: Michael Jenkins, Seminyak, 2013, Balinese numberplates, 120 x 100cm Image right: Michael Jenkins, It’s all in the tea leaves, 2013, Old plywood tea chests, 120 x 100cm


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MUSIC


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Michael Griffiths presents a double bill…

SWEET DREAMS SONGS BY ANNIE LENNOX

IN VOGUE

Date: Friday 18 July Sweet Dreams: 8pm / In Vogue: 9.20pm Tickets single show: Full $35 / Conc $30 / Table of 6 $150 Tickets double bill: Full $60 / Conc $50 / Table of 6 $240 Duration: 60 mins each show (20 min interval) Venue: Kingston Arts Centre, allocated cabaret seating Bookings: 9556 4440 / www.kingstonarts.com.au

SONGS BY MADONNA Jersey Boys star and Cabaret Festival sensation Michael Griffiths is Madonna and Annie Lennox as you’ve never seen or heard before. Two acclaimed shows, one man and a piano explore some of the most enduring pop songs of our time, all put under the microscope to discover the real truths and surprising stories behind them.

“Griffiths is extraordinary. 4 stars.” The Age

“Griffiths is a rare and wonderful performer. 4 stars.” ArtsHub

“A borderline religious experience. 4 stars.” Time Out “Griffiths has effortlessly imbued pop icon Madonna “Sheds new light on with class. 5 stars.” Madonna's songs. 4 stars.” Edinburgh Evening News Herald Sun

Warning: In Vogue contains coarse language and sexual references.


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THE MAN IN THE MIRROR:

Date/Time: Saturday 21 June, 8pm

REFLECTIONS OF MICHAEL JACKSON

Duration: 130 mins (inc. interval)

The Man In The Mirror: Reflections of Michael Jackson is Australia’s finest tribute to the late King of Pop, and this production marks five years since his passing.

Featuring world acclaimed MJ impersonator Paul Rizzo and his sensational dance team, this show comprises high energy, flawless dance routines, MJ’s famous Smooth Criminal 45 degree anti-gravity lean along with the silhouette routine, sensational authentic costumes and an electrifying light show! The Man In The Mirror multimedia production is an experience not to be missed and will take you on a journey from the Jackson Five era to the modern day MJ showcasing all the classic hits from major albums such as Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, History and This Is It. Packed with excitement and relentless entertainment, music, costume changes and special effects ensure that The Man In The Mirror never fails to leave the audience absolutely spellbound!

Tickets: Full $35 / Conc $30 / Student $25 / Groups 6+ $20 each Venue: Kingston City Hall, allocated theatre seating Bookings: 9556 4440 / www.kingstonarts.com.au

What audiences have been saying…

“What a show it was! Paul Rizzo is exceptional in his tribute to Michael Jackson and stands out in a league of his own. His dancing and stage presence is phenomenal and the complete production is a true testament to the Michael Jackson legacy. The show is definitely not to be missed!” “Such a fantastic night! Can't wait to see The Man In The Mirror again.” “Our kids loved every minute of this show"


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Master drummer David Jones and Alex & Nilusha present their collaborative work

HERE AND NOW

DRUM WORKSHOP AND CONCERT

Date/Time: Friday 27 June, 8pm Workshop: Thursday 26 June, 8pm Tickets (show): Full $26 / Conc $24 / Student $22 Tickets (workshop): Full $20 / Conc $15 Duration: (show and workshop) 75 mins each (no interval) Venue: Kingston Arts Centre Theatre, allocated seating Bookings: 9556 4440 / www.kingstonarts.com.au

David Jones: drums / Nilusha Dassenaike: voice / Andrea Keller: piano / Alex Pertout: world percussion / Evri Evripidou: bass

A collection of creative original works allowing for a free and open exchange of musical ideas between artists of crosscultural backgrounds. Here And Now is a touching, sensitive live music experience.

Learn from the best! Witness master drummer David Jones and rising drumming star Corey Mills in action in this energetic drumming workshop the night before the Here and Now concert at Kingston Arts Centre. All skill levels welcome.

Rich in beauty and originality, the collaborators draw on selections from their original works as vehicles for improvisation, incorporating world rhythms, poetic verses, loops, sound effects and contemporary jazz in a showcase of highly refined musicianship, highlighting the performers highly developed sense of creative ‘in the moment' music making. The program features the artistry of internationally renowned master drummer David Jones and refined vocalist Nilusha Dassenaike, known for her beautiful output of delicate balances of eastern and western silk-like sounds. Also featuring in this collective is award winning pianist Andrea Keller with her distinguished sense of creativeness, world percussionist Alex Pertout for decades recognised as one of Australia’s leading percussionists, also bringing a wealth of refined cross-cultural sounds and his extraordinary touch is bassist Evri Evripidou. www.davidjonesdrums.com.au www.alexandnilusha.com


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MASSED BANDS Date: Sunday 5th August

Do you like Time: your music 2.00pmlive? Do you like it free? If you answered yes to both those questions, you’ll want to be at Kingston’s Massed Duration: 140 mins (inc interval) Bands performance this year.

Venue: Kingston City Hall – Grand Hall, This free annual event is the highlight of the Kingston Municipal Band’s Network calendar general admission and incorporates four of Kingston’s community bands including: MoJO (Mordialloc Jazz Orchestra), the Southern Area Concert Band, the Chelsea Concert Band and the Moorabbin Brass Band! Now in its nineteenth year, the program features individual performances with each band showcasing a variety of musical styles, and culminates with all four bands joining together for a mass performance as an awe-inspiring mega band. This free event is open to all. No bookings required, just turn up on the day and enjoy the show!

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PLANNING A FUNCTION?

CITY HALL LOUNGE

NOW AVAILABLE FOR HIRE The City Hall Lounge is the latest addition to the Kingston City Hall, the most versatile venue available for hire in the greater southern region of Melbourne. This stylish lounge mimics features of the 1928 heritage Wurlitzer theatre organ housed in the Grand Hall, with its retro pipe structures adorning the ceiling and parquetry panels along the bar.

INTERESTED IN USING THE CITY HALL LOUNGE? Minimum bar spend $2500* Security is required* maximum 5 hour booking

Contact us about the City Hall Lounge on 9556 4435 or arts@kingston.vic.gov.au. *Terms and Conditions The minimum bar spend from Monday – Friday is $2500. Weekend rates apply. This cost does not include the cost of security, catering, technical staff or equipment. Security is required for every event and can be organised by Kingston Arts at an additional charge.

kingstonarts www.kingstonarts.com.au

985 Nepean Hwy Moorabbin (corner South Road & Nepean Hwy)

CITY HALL LOUNGE Elegantly designed, the City Hall Lounge will make you feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Moorabbin.


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FUN FOR KIDS


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School Holiday Program A production by Jump Leads and Jessica Wilson

STILL AWAKE STILL!

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Date: Tuesday 1 July, 11am and 7pm Ages: Children 4 –10 and their adults Tickets: Single $15 / Groups 4+ $10 each Paper! Tape! Torch! workshop: learn how to tell a visual story with shadows and paper puppets; places strictly limited. 10am and 6pm. 45 mins approx. $12 per child. Ages 5–12 years. Duration: 50 mins (no interval, plus post-show Q&A with cast)

Written and devised by Jessica Wilson with the collaborating artists Inspired by songs from the book I’m Still Awake, Still! by Elizabeth Honey and Sue Johnson

One grand piano, three mad-cap musicians and a most peculiar dream… Legendary Miss Ivory Tinklefinger has been hired to sing to you sleep — but what really happens tonight will open your eyes, wake up your ears, and have you laughing your head off! Still Awake Still! is a funny, anarchic, musical theatre work with irresistible child appeal and a sophistication that delights adults and children alike. It’s gloriously unpredictable and voluptuous, with the glamour of a big night out. Part-concert, part-theatre, the entire show emerges like magic from beneath the lid of a grand piano. Featuring superb acoustic music, comic acting and a rich visual world of surprises, Still Awake Still! is a unique experience.

Venue: Kingston City Hall, allocated theatre seating Bookings: 9556 4440 / www.kingstonarts.com.au

The show features the legendary Miss Ivory Tinklefinger, Queen of Sleep, whose absurd task is to sing the audience to sleep. But not only does she fail to put a single child to sleep, she also conjures two mischievous musical boys from the heart of the piano. What’s happening? Who is in control here? And can she resist the temptation to join in? Inspired by parents’ daily challenge of putting their little ones to bed, Still Awake Still! explores the tussle between order and chaos, rest and play, reason and intuition, in a drama that celebrates the process of creativity.

“…a combination of acoustic music, comedy and visual theatre… a fabulously funny sort of ‘kids cabaret’ with universal comedic appeal… effervescent and utterly entertaining for the whole family” ArtsHub

Join our pyjama party – come along in your pyjamas and enjoy some milk & cookies with us. Arrive half an hour before each show to enjoy free craft activities and the Page To Stage exhibition in the foyer.


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Families Program

WULAMANAYUWI AND THE SEVEN PAMANUI (wool • ah • man • nay • you)

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Date: Saturday 14 June, 2pm & 7pm Ages: May not be suitable for children under 6 years Tickets: Single $15 / Groups 4+ $12 each/ Duration: 75 minutes (no interval) Venue: Kingston City Hall, allocated theatre seating Bookings: 9556 4440 / www.kingstonarts.com.au

(pam • ah • new • ee)

By Jason De Santis / Directed by Eamon Flack Toured by Performing Lines for Blak Lines

Playwright Jason de Santis brings “Goosebump raising. Intricate. a Tiwi twist to an old favourite Articulate. Clever. Fun. Emotional. to create a modern Aboriginal Wulamanayuwi is a contemporary adventure story, inspired by Snow Brothers Grimm treasure.” Clara Mills for Arts Hub White and the Seven Dwarfs. Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui is a joyful romp through a familiar tale of myth, magic and adventure. Narrated by Jarparra, the Moon Man, join Wulamanayuwi, daughter of a Tiwi warrior, on her journey to rescue her seven little brothers transformed by Jirrakilala, her evil stepmother into seven mischievous spirits (seven Pamanui). Puppets, song and dance combine to make this a whole family adventure featuring the language and rhyme of the Tiwi Islands, north of Darwin. Packed with spirit and humour, Wulamanayuwi will delight audiences of all ages.

“Beg, borrow or steal to get into this delightful kids’ play, even if you’re hard-working adults.” City News Teachers note: Visit www.kingstonarts.com.au to download the teachers’ resource kit for classrooms. Available in hard copy on request – call 9556 4458. Warning: Haze used in performance.

FREE craft workshops half an hour before each show Image: Lucy Parakhina


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Pete the Sheep book illustration by Bruce Whatley


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School Education Program A Monkey Baa Theatre Company production

PETE THE SHEEP

Based on the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

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Date: Tuesday 26 August, 10am & 12pm Ages: Suitable for ages 3 – 9 (pre-school to grade four) Tickets: Single $15 / Groups 4+ $12 / Teachers & supervisors go free (1 teacher per 20 students) Duration: 50 mins (no interval) Venue: Kingston City Hall, allocated theatre seating Bookings: 9556 4440 / www.kingstonarts.com.au

Director Jonathan Biggins / Composer/Lyricist Phillip Scott / Adaptors Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry

Pete the Sheep is a brand-new 50-minute musical, based on Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s quirky and quintessentially Australian picture book. Shaun is the new sheep shearer in Shaggy Gully. Since shearing is such hard work, all the other shearers have sheep dogs to help them, but not Shaun. His partner is not a sheep-dog but Pete, a sheep-sheep! Following rejection by the shearers and their dogs, Shaun and Pete set up their own Shearing Salon in town where they are inundated with woolly clients, who delight in Shaun’s styling prowess. This hilarious musical comedy, imaginatively told by four performers playing shearers, dogs and sheep, explores the challenges and rewards of being an individual, and will be a lasting tribute to honouring your own spirit and strength, whilst working with the flock!

From the award winning company that brought you The Bugalugs Bum Thief and Emily Eyefinger, Monkey Baa bring their trademark wit, physical comedy and song to animate this delightful story!

“…a truly Aussie tale – delightful, funny, iconic, warm and hilariously Ocker, from the lingo to the names to the shearers’ blue singlets…” Kids Book Review 2011 “…the larrikin heart of rural Australia leaps right off the page, and what better place for it to land than on the stage? Ewes all will love it!” Jonathan Biggins, Director, Pete the Sheep Teachers note: Visit www.kingstonarts.com.au to download the teachers’ resource kit for classrooms. Available in hard copy on request – call 9556 4458.

FREE craft workshops half an hour before each show Image: blueprintstudios.com.au


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FLIX FIX

OUR GET Y L O O SCH AY D I L HO IX F FLIX

Date: FridayShirley 5th October VENUE: Burke Theatre, Parkdale SEATING: Time: 8.00pm General admission TICKETS: Tickets: $15 Single $15 / $10 each groups 4+ BOOKINGS: 9556 / www.kingstonarts.com.au Duration: 120 mins (no4440 interval) DoorsShirley and bar open half an hour before the screening Venue: Burke Theatre, general admission Rating: MA 15+ Strong coarse language. Not suitable for people under 15. Under 15s must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Shirley Burke Theatre’s cinema screenings continue in 2014. Built in 1928 as a Winter GardenBookings: Cinema,9556 Flix 4440 Fix reinstates the theatre’s original / www.kingstonarts.com.au

CINEMA SCREENINGS AT SHIRLEY BURKEBURKE THEATRE CINEMA SCREENINGS AT SHIRLEY THEATRE

function with a contemporary twist. Come early for themed pre-show entertainment plus prizes before each screening. Fancy dress encouraged.

Shirley BurkeTHE Theatre is rolling out WINTER a seriesFLIX of cult COME IN FROM COLD AND GET YOUR FIX!

film nights, and we are kicking off with this Coen Brothers’ classic, “The Big Lebowski”. So come along all you Little Lebowski Urban Achievers, enjoy a White Russian at the bar and a mini game of ten pin bowling before the movie starts. Come dressed as your favourite character or in your favourite dressing gown – prizes to beDate: won onTuesday the night!8 July

The Sound of Music – Sing-a-long! THE BIG LEBOWSKI

Title Artwork © 2008, original 1998 Focus Features photography, a division of NBC Universal. LP All rights reserved.

The Sound of Music sing-a-long is a fantastically fun movie event that includes a live warm-up, a costume parade with prizes followed by a screening of The Sound of Music on the big screen with subtitled song Morning session not a man, a way of Evening Lebowski: life. session lyrics so that everyone can singDoors and bar open: 9.30am Doors and bar open: 6.30pm a-long! WarmWhen up & costume parade: 10am Warm & costume parade:two 7pm “The Dude” Lebowski is mistaken for aup millionaire Lebowski, thugs urinate his rug to coerce him into paying aMovie debt he knows nothing about. While attempting Movieon – Part 1: 10.30am – Part 1: 7.30pm Cheer for Maria! Hiss the Baroness! to gain recompense for the ruined rugInterval: from his9.15pm wealthy counterpart, he accepts Boo the Nazis! Cry like a baby while Interval: 12.15pm a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter,the a Captain sings Edelweiss! Tear Movie – Part 2: 12.30pm Movie – Part 2: 9.30pm gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it down Finish:soon 1.40pm Finish: tycoons 10.40pmto nihilists want something from those drapes, whip up a seems that everyone from porn empire costume, get together with a few *TimesThe areDude. approximate and subject to change of your friends and relive the magic Starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Tara Reid,that only Julie Andrews can exude. Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Turturro. The Dude abides!

Duration: 174 mins (plus interval, pre-sing-a-long warm up & costume parade) Rating: G


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MOVIEHOUSE WEDNESDAYS AT 10.30AM, JUNE – DECEMBER 2014

VENUE: Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin General admission seating MEMBERSHIPS: Individual membership (per calendar year) $15 Memberships are essential; visit www.kingstonarts.com.au to download booking forms and 2014 screening calendar or contact 9556 4440 to request a copy be posted to you.

Join those in the know and become a member! Welcome to Kingston’s best kept secret, Moviehouse! Did you know you can go to the movies once a week for ten months out of the year for less than the cost of one movie ticket at a commercial cinema? Join those in the know and become a member! Our moviegoers have been enjoying a selection drawn from many great classic drama, comedy, musical and western films. Screened weekly on Wednesdays in our comfortable theatre, sit back, relax and enjoy the purr of the 16mm projector as you are taken on a cinematic journey from the golden years of the great movie studios! Relive the excitement, adventure and romance from a bygone era, with each film being personally introduced with summary and trivia details. You cannot purchase tickets to just a single session. You must join up as a member, which you can do on the spot. Memberships are excellent value; just one payment of $15 entitles you to see inexpensive classic film greats all year long. Don’t miss out – memberships are limited! Join us at 10am for a cuppa before the start of the show at 10.30am sharp. Sorry, no latecomers admitted into the theatre due to safety reasons so please arrive on time.

WINTER 2014 SCREENING CALENDAR 4 Jun

On The Waterfront (1954)

108 mins

11 Jun

The Brothers McMullen (1995)

98 mins

18 Jun

Too Much, Too Soon (1958)

121 mins

25 Jun

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

131 mins

2 Jul

All That Heaven Allows (1955)

89 mins

9 Jul

Lady from Shanghai (1947)

87 mins

16 Jul

The Circus (1928)

81 mins

23 Jul

White Heat (1949)

114 mins

30 Jul

Western Union (1941)

96 mins

6 Aug

A Date with Judy (1948)

113 mins

13 Aug

Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)

105 mins

20 Aug

The Horse’s Mouth (1958)

95 mins

27 Aug

The Big Heat (1953)

90 mins


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PUBLIC PROGRAMS

HOW TO ENTER Complete the application form overleaf or apply online. Registrations close Friday 30 May 2014 (or when fully booked) PRIZES AWARDED FOR 2-Dimensional 1st Prize $1000 & 2nd Prize $300 3-Dimensional 1st Prize $1000 & 2nd Prize $300 Digital Media First Prize $500 Creative Writing First Prize $500 Highly Commended (18 & under) $100 voucher Youth Prize (13–18 years) $200 Primary School Prize $100 Art pack Pre-School Prize $50 Art pack

A 24-hour visual art and creative writing competition $4000 worth of prizes up for grabs! Artz Blitz is Kingston Arts’ exciting, adrenaline-charged visual art and creative writing competition for artists of all ages and abilities working in 2-Dimensional, 3-Dimensional, digital or literary art. The creative chaos will begin when a secret theme is announced on Friday 20 June 2014 and visual artists have 24-hours to complete their artwork and deliver it to Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin. Creative writers will be sent an image on Friday 27 June at 4pm to commence writing.

KEY DATES Secret theme revealed: Friday 20 June 2014, 5pm Artwork submissions: Saturday 21 June 2014, 5-6pm Opening & Awards: Sunday 22 June 2014, 4-6pm Creative Writers begin: Friday 27 June 2014, 5pm Creative Writing submissions: Saturday 28 June 2014, 5pm


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Artz Blitz Category (please select one category per application):  2-Dimensional

 3-Dimensional

 Creative Writing

 Digital Media

Artist details (all details are required for registration purposes): Full name: Year of birth: Mailing address:

REGISTRATION FORM One form per artist. For additional forms you may photocopy this form or download another online at kingstonarts.com.au. Please send your registration form to: Kingston Arts Box Office, Kingston City Hall, 985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin 3189 VIC or email to arts@kingston.vic.gov.au. You can apply online at kingstonarts.com.au/visual-arts/exhi bitions/artzblitzcompetition.

Suburb: Contact number:

Postcode: Email:

Payment details (Please select the applicable registration fee)  Adult (19+ yrs): $25  Conc. $20  Youth (13-18yrs): $15  Junior & Pre-School (3-12 yrs): $10 How would you like to pay?  By phone (call 9556 4440)

 In Person (visit Kingston City Hall, 979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin)

 Credit Card (provide details below)

 By cheque (enclose a cheque with your application form)

Name on Card:

Card Type:

Card Number:

Expiry (mm/yy):

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 I authorise Kingston Arts to take payment for Artz Blitz 2014 using the details provided above.  I would like to join the Kingston Arts Mailing List using the details above

IMPORTANT: Registration will not be accepted until payment has been received. Confirmation of your registration will be sent be email within 5 working days.

 I (FULL NAME)

have read and agreed to the Artz Blitz 2014 Terms and

Conditions of Entry online at kingstonarts.com.au/visual-arts/exhibitions/artzblitzcompetition Signed by Applicant / Parent / Guardian


Saturday 14 — Sunday 15 June

Open Studios presents a unique opportunity for the public to experience and explore Kingston's creative industries. Witness first-hand the large variety of artistic talent within Kingston as artisans open their doors and share their creative practice. Workshops will be offered, creative knowledge shared and art will be available for commission or sale. Pick up an Open Studios trail map to pin point artists' studios, Kingston's public art, community hubs and creative industries to stop off at during the weekend. For full program details visit Kingston Arts website at www.kingstonarts.com.au or call 9556 4440 to receive a guide. KINGSTONARTSAU

@KINGSTONARTSAU

Meet the artists, follow the Kingston art trail. www.kingstonarts.com.au


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DIALOGUES 2:

THE ARTS AND WELLBEING SUNDAY 3 AUGUST, 2–4PM

TINA CHRISTENSEN

HOW DO THE ARTS SUPPORT INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY WELLBEING? JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF DISCUSSION WITH PROFESSIONALS FROM THE COMMUNITY CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT SECTOR AND THE HEALTH INDUSTRY.

Creative Arts Psychotherapist, author, speaker, Creative Director of Labyrinth Lane Since 2002, Tina Christensen has transitioned from being an international fine artist painting the space of 'Being' to a Jungian creative arts based psychotherapist and creative director of Labyrinth Lane; a sanctuary in the city for stillness, creativity and nature. These are three areas Tina is very passionate about.

DR. KIM DUNPHY

Research Program Manager, Cultural Development Network Kim’s long standing interest in the contribution of arts to community life has been played out in diverse roles including community artist and educator in primary, secondary, tertiary and community sectors. With research interests including arts evaluation, cultural indicators, accessibility and the arts, community revitalisation, expressive arts and dance movement therapy in her work at the CDN.

MOLLY CARLILE

RN, FACN, FAICD, AFCHSM, MAIPC, MACA

KINGSTON ARTS CENTRE FREE ENTRY BOOOKINGS 9556 4440 / ARTS@KINGSTON.VIC.GOV.AU

Molly has extensive senior management and executive experience in both rural and metropolitan health services. Molly was recently appointed to the senior leadership role of General Manager, Innovation and Integrated Cancer Services at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre, Molly’s passion for the arts saw her establish this innovative arts program that encompasses visual, performance and participatory arts in the Centre.


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Big Break More information coming soon – stay tuned to our website: www.kingstonarts.com.au

SAVE TH

E DATE

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Date: Friday 20 June Venue: Kingston City Hall & Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin Workshop Times: Morning: 10.45am–12pm / Afternoon: 12.45pm–2pm Bookings: For more information contact Megan Grant at megan.grant@kingston.vic.gov.au Access: Lift access for wheelchairs to all workshop spaces Cost: $5 per person Catering: B.Y.O. lunch, some light refreshments will be provided City of Kingston’s Big Break events have been so popular in the last few years that we are happy to announce a second event for 2014. Our usual Big Break will be held in line with International Day of People with Disability on Friday 5 December but we are pleased to be running a mid-year event on Friday 20 June as well, for which bookings will open soon. This exciting program of arts-based skill development workshops are fully accessible and run by some of industry’s best! June workshops include circus, Latin/disco dancing, African drumming, creative instrument making and black light puppetry. Please stay tuned to our website for forthcoming workshop descriptions. Contact Megan Grant (details above) to register your interest. You are welcome to participate in a morning, afternoon session or both… and in between, bring your lunch along with you and mingle with other budding artists!


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CALLING ALL KEYBOARD PLAYERS AND PIANISTS…

KINGSTON’S MIGHTY WURLITZER NEEDS YOU! Built in 1928 and known as the King of Instruments, Kingston’s Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ has resided in City Hall since 1970. This amazing instrument comprises of around 1500 pipes, 20 percussive instruments along with a range of sound effects enabling the organist to replicate an entire orchestra. Kingston’s Wurlitzer was the largest Theatre Organ to be brought into Australia from the United States at the time and was installed into Melbourne’s prestige’s State Theatre (now the Forum Theatre). Our Wurlitzer is used for a number of civic functions as well as pre show for a number of events that tour Kingston City Hall. The Wurlitzer is also featured in a number of solo performances each year including the International Youth Silent Film Festival. To celebrate this amazing instrument, our City Organist Scott Harrison is offering a unique opportunity to tour the Wurlitzer and learn how it works, along with try your hand at playing it. Scott is also looking to train up some organists who will be able to perform on the Wurlitzer when required, along with learning how to assist with maintenance. Please contact marisa.cesario@kingston.vic.gov.au to be put in touch with Scott Harrison or for further information.


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KINGSTON ARTS VISIT US BE THE FIRST TO KNOW THE LATEST! Visit www.kingstonarts.com.au and subscribe to our e-newsletter. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/kingstonartsau Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/kingstonartsau Contact us by email at arts@kingston.vic.gov.au BOOKINGS:

9556 4440 or kingstonarts.com.au Bookings can be made in person at the Box Office on the ground floor of the Kingston City Hall between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Credit card bookings can also be made by phone on 9556 4440 or online at www.kingstonarts.com.au.The Box Office opens 60 minutes prior to show times unless otherwise specified. YOUTH /CONCESSIONS Pensioners, seniors and student card holders all qualify for reduced ticket prices. Those aged under 27 years qualify for reduced ticket prices to some shows. Evidence may be required when making your booking or when collecting tickets from Box Office.

OPENING TIMES

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Kingston City Hall Box Office is open Mon–Fri 9am–4.30pm

Kingston Arts Centre, City Hall and Shirley Burke Theatre have wheelchair accessible seats and hearing loops. (*please specify your requirements when booking).

G1and G2 open Mon–Fri: 9am–5pm and Sat: 12–5pm Shirley Burke Theatre & G3 Artspace open Wed–Fri 9am–5pm and Sat 12–5pm GETTING TO KINGSTON ARTS CENTRE/G1 & G2/CITY HALL Located at 979–985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin (Cnr South Road). 100 metres from Moorabbin station and direct access to bus lines 824, 825, 811 & 812. A taxi rank operates outside Kingston City Hall.

Kingston Arts Centre, City Hall and Shirley Burke Theatre are proud to be affiliated with the Companion Card. WHY SCHOOLS LOVE KINGSTON ARTS! 1. Great value for money: We understand it can be costly for schools and families to plan excursions so Kingston Arts offer subsidised group prices on already low ticket prices and supervisors come for free.

Limited parking is available under Kingston City Hall. Permits are required and can be obtained from the Box Office for ticket holders. Please display valid permit on your dashboard; Kingston Arts take no responsibility for infringements incurred. Please refer to our website for full details.

2. Safety is our priority: Children can be safely transported by bus to the front of our venues (without road crossings) and public transport links are only 100m walk. Generous foyer spaces offer a safe area to gather before and after a performance, and have their lunch if needed.

GETTING TO SHIRLEY BURKE THEATRE & G3 ARTSPACE

3. Bookings are a breeze: Kingston Arts will happily send you an invoice to take the hassle out of payment – simply request this when you contact our Box Office staff.

Located at 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale. A brief walk from Parkdale train station and close proximity to bus line 708 ‘Carrum – Hampton via Southland’. There is no on site parking at Shirley Burke Theatre but there are two nearby car parks. There is also street parking on Parkers Road and Herbert Street, and along Como Parade West (along the train line). Visit our website for more details. LANGUAGE LINE Multilingual Telephone Line: +613 9679 9887

4. Convenience: We are local – KAC & KCH are located only 20 mins from the CBD and Frankston while Shirley Burke Theatre is only 10 mins from Frankston and 30 mins from St Kilda. Performances are the perfect duration to help retain students’ attention and times selected to ensure return to school by the end of the school day. 5. All teachers can teach art! With teacher's toolkits provided for education programs, you can maximise your experience with Kingston Arts. While you're here visit our gallery spaces and with prior notice we can arrange curator or artist talks. We are happy to provide notes on theatre etiquette to help teachers prepare children for a live performance.


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OUR OURSUPPORTERS SUPPORTERS

& CITY HALL

THE MAGIC HOUR Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts

Produced and toured by Performing Lines WA

DINGLEY WAR MEMORIAL

THE FORE APARTMENTS

MELBOURNE FRINGE ON TOUR

JUST THE TICKET

The Magic Hour is supported by Managing and Producing Services for theatre and dance artists in WA (Maps for Artists), a joint initiative of the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Australia Council for the Arts. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

PATCH THEATRE COMPANY’S MR MCGEE AND THE BITING FLEA

WULAMANAYUWI AND THE SEVEN PAMANUI Toured by Performing Lines for Blak Lines,

with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, through the national performing arts touring program, Playing Australia. Performing Lines acknowledges the financial support of the Scully Fund and the Performing Lines Foundation.

PARKDALE STATION

PETE THE SHEEP

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. This project is assisted by the New South Wales Government through Arts NSW.

STILL AWAKE STILL!

Originally commissioned by Sydney Opera House, and supported by Allen & Unwin, Arts Centre Melbourne, Betty Amsden OAM, City of Melbourne, Regional Arts Victoria, the State Library of Victoria and the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.

MUNGAN – THE MAKING OF BAYSIDE BUSH SCULPTURES

Chelsea Bonbeach Train Station Arts Project

MOVIEHOUSE

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH SILENT FILM FESTIVAL


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