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Artscape

VISUAL ARTS • FUN FOR KIDS • FILM • THEATRE • PUBLIC PROGRAMS • MUSIC • HIRE

SPRING 2017


Mayor’s message KINGSTON ARTS HAS SOME FANTASTIC PROGRAMS COMING UP FOR YOU THIS SPRING TO CELEBRATE MELBOURNE’S FRINGE FESTIVAL AND THE KINGSTON SENIORS FESTIVAL. This year Kingston Arts took part in the Melbourne Fringe Festival with contemporary artist and ceramicist Vipoo Srivilasa at his ClayLAB Studio in Cheltenham. In this workshop participants were given the task of bringing their unique ceramic sculptures to life. Make sure you join Kingston Arts for the 2017 Kingston Seniors Festival, enjoying the magnificent sounds of our heritage Wurlitzer, Lux Radio and Shirley Valentine performances. While not forgetting the kids, Mr Snot Bottom’s Stinky Silly Show is a fantastic way to entertain the kids during the school holidays. You may also notice some works happening to the heritage listed Kingston Arts Centre buildilng. Further work to beautify the garden courtyard area and landscape the front of City Hall will commence in August. With a lot happening, I hope you enjoy the spring edition of Artscape. Cr David Eden MAYOR, City of Kingston

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Contents VISUAL ARTS

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Canteen – The Joy of Cutlery

17 August – 16 September

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Nausea In My Arm

5 October – 21 October

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Superhero

Celebrating Tolerance

17 September – 28 October

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27 October – 25 November

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FUN FOR KIDS

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Mr Snot Bottom’s Stinky Silly Show 6 October F ILM

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Moviehouse

September – December

THEATRE

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The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez Kingston’s Mighty Wurlitzer and Lux Radio Show

19 September

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5 October

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Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell 24 & 25 October

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS

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Makers Market

Applications open Monday 21 August

MUSIC South Side Soul

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June – December

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HIRE

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OUR SUPPORTERS

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BOOK NOW

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Find Kingston Arts online

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kingstonarts.com.au • Bookings: 9556 4440 Front cover image: Vipoo Srivilasa, Happy Together Series, 2017

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Chris Aspland, Large Gathering, oil paint on canvas, 51 x 76cm, 2017.

Canteen -

The Joy of Cutlery BY CHRIS ASPLAND Chris Aspland presents her first solo exhibition, Canteen – The Joy of Cutlery, which explores shape, shadow and movement through the patinas of aged surfaces made unique by everyday wear and tear.

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The focus of Aspland’s is a collection of old-fashioned silver and bone cutlery. Aspland seeks to captivate the age and individuality of each piece reflected through passages of time. Aspland finds a sense of light-heartedness and intimacy in the relationship between each piece and the owners who might otherwise discard these precious objects.

Opening:

Thursday 17 August, 6-8pm Exhibition:

Friday 18 August – Saturday 16 September Venue:

G3 Artspace Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale tickets:

Admission free


Vipoo Srivilasa, Happy Together Series, 2017. Photographer: Andrew Barcham. Image courtesy of Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane and Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne.

Superhero

BY KINGSTON ARTS Presented by Kingston Arts as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival, this engaging and collaborative show explores the theme of ‘superheroes’. The show is the culmination of a series of community masterclasses hosted by renowned contemporary artist and ceramicist Vipoo Srivilasa at his ClayLAB Studio in Cheltenham, where each participant was asked to create their own ‘superhero’ in clay.

Sunday 17 September, 2-4pm Exhibition:

Monday 18 September – Saturday 28 October Venue:

G1 + G2, Kingston Arts Centre, 979 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin tickets:

Admission free VISUAL ARTS

Visit Kingston Arts this September to see this new exhibition of pint-sized ceramic superheroes and learn the stories behind them.

Opening:

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‘It’s Messy’, acrylic painting, Sharon Monagle, 2017.

Nausea in My Arm

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BY SHARON MONAGLE Local artist Sharon Monagle presents a new solo exhibition of portrait and landscape paintings for Mental Health Week 2017. Monagle’s interests in mental health and mental illness are positioned in this exhibition as being two sides of the same coin. She finds her art practice to be a useful tool to help explore, understand and to empathise with people’s experiences. Whilst still experimenting with style and technique, a degree of abstraction in her works reminds us that we all see the same thing differently: our perceptions are distorted by our own experiences, moods and biases.

Opening:

Thursday 5 October, 6-8pm Exhibition:

Friday 6 October – Saturday 21 October Venue:

G3 Artspace Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale tickets:

Admission free


Image from 2016 Human Rights Day ‘Seeking Safe Haven: The Refugee’s Plight’ exhibition, G3 Artspace.

Celebrating Tolerance

BY KINGSTON FOR HUMAN RIGHTS INC. Kingston For Human Rights is a local volunteer-run organisation with the mission to raise local public awareness around the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The guest speaker for the evening is Julian Burnside AO QC, an Australian barrister, published author, human rights and refugee advocate.

Friday 27 October, 6-8pm Exhibition:

Saturday 28 October – Saturday 25 November Venue:

G3 Artspace Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale tickets:

Admission free

Proudly sponsored by City of Kingston, Lions Club of Mordialloc, Westpac Braeside and Dingley Rotary.

VISUAL ARTS

Each year the committee holds a children’s poster art competition for Kingston schools and colleges to help raise awareness in the local curriculum. The artwork in this year’s exhibition responds to the theme: Celebrating Tolerance.

Opening:

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FUN FOR KIDS

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Mr Snot Bottom is a disgusting kid’s comedian brimming with all the gooey, smelly and yucky topics kids love: boogers, pop-offs and smells! Be repulsed by horrible stories, gross gags and just wrong routines in this roller-coaster of weirdness perfect for strange kids and their even stranger parents!

Date/Time:

Friday 6 October, 10.30am and 1pm Stay for a post-show meet and greet with Mr Snotbottom! Duration: 60 mins Seating: Allocated Venue:

Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale

tickets:

Single entry $18 Group 4+ $15 Book now:

9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au

FUN FOR KIDS

“Hilarious and clever... he’ll have your little ones in a laughing frenzy!”

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San Francisco, 1936

Kingston Moviehouse MONDAYS AT 10.30AM THROUGHOUT THE YEAR FOR AN ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP COST OF ONLY $20, ENJOY CLASSIC FILMS AND A CUPPA IN THE COMPANY OF FELLOW FILM BUFFS. Moviehouse continues this spring, screening on DVD and Blu-Ray to bring you a wider range of films in high quality picture. Sit back in our comfortable theatre and enjoy a cinematic journey from the golden years of the great movie studios. Drawn from many of the great classics, relive the excitement, adventure and romance from a bygone era, with each film personally introduced with summary and trivia details. FILM 10

Purchase a membership, which offers excellent value at one payment of $20 for access to all films. Single session tickets are unavailable for purchase. Don’t miss out – memberships are limited!


SPRING 2017 SCREENING CALENDAR Mon 4 Sept

Funny Things Happen Down Under (1965)

Mon 11 Sept

Tora Tora Tora (1970)

Mon 18 Sept

King of the Coral Sea (1954)

87 mins

Mon 25 Sept

Kangaroo (1952)

112 mins

October

No films

Mon 6 Nov

Stalag 17 (1953)

Mon 13 Nov

Into the Straight (1949)

78 mins

Mon 20 Nov

San Francisco (1936)

115 mins

Mon 27 Nov

The Club (1980)

95 mins

Mon 4 Dec

Crocodile Dundee Pt1 (1986)

100 mins

Mon 11 Dec

White Christmas (1954)

120 mins

Kingston Arts Centre 979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin Memberships: $20 (per person, per calendar year)

85 mins 144 mins

For more visit kingstonarts.com.au

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.

120 mins

book now: Membership forms and screening calendar online at kingstonarts.com.au or call 9556 4440. Memberships are limited and essential.

FILM

WE HAVE EIGHT SPACES DEDICATED TO WHEELCHAIR USERS. PLEASE INFORM STAFF OF YOUR REQUIREMENTS WHEN APPLYING FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP.

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The exotic lives of

Lola Montez

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by Finucane and Smith


“There’s really no adequate way of explaining these spectaculars to those yet to witness one, and those who have won’t forget it in a hurry… seductive, subversive and bursting at the seams with monstrous talent.” – The Age

In 1855, the wildest showgirl of the nineteenth century, Lola Montez, toured Australia. The scandal is legend. From award winning creators of the smash-hit national touring legend Caravan Burlesque, the internationally adored Glory Box and the haunting drama The Flood, comes a brand new show decked in couture black lace, a thousand true lies, jaw-dropping dance, multi-award winning storytelling, sultry song and a death scene or three. Starring triple Green Room Best Actress Winner (and direct descendant of Lola herself!) Miss Caroline Lee and Parisian dance siren Holly Durant and directed by the international Queen of Provocative Variety Moira Finucane, The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez is a wildly contemporary dreamscape steeped in Australian history.

Date/Time:

Tuesday 19 September, 8pm Duration: 60 mins +

post-show meet and greet

Seating: Allocated Venue:

Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale

tickets:

Full $35 Concession $30 Group 6+ $25 Warnings: Mature themes

and haze effects in the show

Book now:

9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au

Created in partnership with Her Majesty’s Ballarat

THEATRE

“Exquisite …. characterised by high quality writing and acting.” – The Australian

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KINGSTON’S

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SCOTT HARRISON PLAYS THE MIGHTY WURLITZER

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Join Kingston Arts as we celebrate Victorian Seniors Week with the magnificent sounds of Kingston City Hall’s heritage listed Wurlitzer theatre organ before the cast of Lux Radio take to the stage to thrill you with the classic radio show The Mystery of a Hansom Cab.

Date/Time:

Thursday 5 October, 1pm Duration:

120 mins (including interval)


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LUX RADIO SHOW PRESENTS THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB Venue:

tickets:

Kingston City Hall, 985 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin

Full $20 Seniors $15

Seating: General admission

9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au

Book now:

THEATRE

Proudly supported by City of Kingston and presented as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival 2017.

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BY WILLY RUSSELL

“It is a simple and brilliant idea...the profound and perennial point of the comedy is the problem we seem to have contemplating the idea of a woman alone – in a pub, on a beach, in a restaurant. This is what Shirley learns to combat as she unravels her own sexual and social identity. The play is not only funny, it is also moving.”

– Financial Times

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Proudly supported by City of Kingston and presented as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival 2017.


Written by the award winning Willy Russell and starring Mandi Lodge (Menopause The Musical and Always...Patsy Cline) Shirley Valentine is a wonderfully entertaining monologue by a 42-year-old Liverpool mother whose self-esteem has been battered by school, marriage and life in general. When her best friend wins a Greek vacation for two, Shirley grasps the chance to head for the sun, to rediscover herself, follow her dreams and renew her lease on life. With humour, warmth, sympathy, and insight, Willy Russell brilliantly shows Shirley breaking out of the mould in which she was cast by society.

Date/Time:

Tuesday 24 October, 1pm Wednesday 25 October, 8pm Duration: 2 hours 10 mins (including 20 min interval) Seating: Allocated Venue:

Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale

tickets:

Full $35 Concession $30 Group 6+ $25 Seniors $20 Book now:

9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au

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Makers Market 2017 is coming soon! PUBLIC PROGRAMS 18

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Showcasing beautiful handmade products by artisans and designers from across Melbourne, the Kingston Arts Makers Market returns this December. Featuring food trucks, live music, performers and children’s activities, this all-weather event held undercover at the Kingston City Hall carpark has fast become a popular destination for Christmas shoppers and families alike.

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Market Day Saturday 9 Dec 3-8 pm

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gold coin entry Children under 12 FREE Kingston City Hall carpark, 979-985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin PLEASE NOTE: ON-SITE PARKING IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT

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STALLHOLDER CALL OUT Applications now open Stallholder Applications close: Monday 9 October

Visit kingstonarts.com.au to apply Follow Kingston Arts on Facebook and Instagram for market updates @KingstonArtsAU

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Showcase your handmade wares at the Kingston Arts Makers Market.

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Date/Time:

$5 AT THE DOOR

South Side Soul returns for its fifth year at Kingston City Hall. MUSIC 20

Friday 22 September Friday 27 October Friday 1 December 8pm til late Venue:

Kingston City Hall Lounge, 985 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin

Featuring resident DJ’s Ronan Hamill, Gail, Mick Smith, DJ Heata and Lady Soul plus very special guests each night.

$5 at the door (no BYO)

Pack those dancing shoes soul lovers, you’re in for a treat!

9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au

tickets:

More information:


City Hall Lounge NOW AVAILABLE FOR HIRE WITH STRIKING BRASS AND PARQUETRY DESIGN FEATURES, A FULLY STOCKED BAR AND INTIMATE LOUNGE STYLE SEATING, CITY HALL LOUNGE IN THE KINGSTON CITY HALL BRINGS A TOUCH OF RETRO GLAMOUR TO MOORABBIN. Located just a short walk from the train station, this hidden gem designed by leading architects NEST, is perfect for cocktail functions and intimate music gigs.

Or call our Venue Hire Co-ordinator on: 9556 4435

HIRE

For more information on venue hire visit: kingstonarts.com.au/hire

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Bookings can be made in person at the Box Office on the ground floor of the Kingston City Hall or credit card bookings can be made over the phone or through our website. The Box Office opens 60 minutes prior to show times unless otherwise specified.

OPENING TIMES Kingston City Hall Box Office 985 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin Mon–Fri, 9am–4.30pm Kingston Arts Centre 979 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm Sat, 12–5pm Shirley Burke Theatre 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale Wed–Fri, 9am–5pm Sat, 12–5pm

Kingston Arts Centre, City Hall and Shirley Burke Theatre are proud to be affiliated with the Companion Card.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Our venues are equipped with hearing loops and a strictly limited amount of wheelchair accessible seats so please specify your requirements when booking to ensure your needs can be accommodated.

Programs listed in this edition are correct at the time of printing. For further information visit kingstonarts.com.au

City of Kingston acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land in which we work, the people of the Kulin nation and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.

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LANGUAGE LINE People of all languages can now contact Kingston’s Language Line:

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Kingston Artscape - Spring 2017  

Need to fill up your calendar this Spring? Artscape is your guide to a range of theatre, exhibitions, fun for the kids and more.

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