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Artscape

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

SUMMER 2017-18


A message from the Mayor SUMMER HAS ARRIVED AND KINGSTON ARTS HAVE PREPARED A GREAT SEASON OF ALFRESCO EVENTS, MUSIC & EXHIBITIONS FOR YOU TO ENJOY. The start of warmer weather signals the start of Kingston Arts’ summer program with the ever- popular Maker’s Market returning in December with around 90 artisan stallholders, food trucks and live music just in time for Christmas shopping. Now in its eighth year Lens Mist has traditionally celebrated Melbourne’s stunning beaches and environment around Port Philip Bay, but this year is different. The Lens Mist Photography Award and Exhibition is on again for 2018 and is inviting artists to place Kingston under the microscope and capture something they have never noticed before. Entries are now open with the top 20 finalists to be exhibited at the Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival and at DFO Moorabbin in March. Summer nights will be filled with live music in Moorabbin thanks to the return of the popular Kingston Arts Pop Up Bar in February in front of the Kingston City Hall with food trucks and familyfriendly live music. Bookmark your favourite events, gather your friends and family and make the most of what’s on offer at Kingston Arts this summer. Cr Steve Staikos Mayor, City of Kingston 2


Contents VISUAL ARTS

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Shades Within Melbourne Part 2

30 November – 4 January

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Monash Masters Exhibition Prize

9 December – 6 January

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Reef Dreaming

Midsumma 2018: The Sub-committee

22 February – 24 March

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2 February – 26 February

FUN FOR KIDS

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Ickypedia Lives

9 April – 10 April

F ILM

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Moviehouse

Various

THEATRE

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Thomas Murray and the Upside Down River

13 March

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From Broadway to Ballroom & Kingston’s Mighty Wurlitzer

15 May

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In the Mens

Hotel Sorrento

1 June

June 2018

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

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Makers Market

Saturday 9 December

Pop Up Bar

Every Friday night in February

Lens Mist Photography Award and Exhibition 2018

Applications close Thursday 14 December

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HIRE

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OUR SUPPORTERS

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BOOK NOW

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kingstonarts.com.au • Bookings: 9556 4440 Front cover image: Rachel Main, Shuttermain Photography

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Toby Matheson, No. 9, 24 x 36”, acrylic on canvas.

Shades Within Melbourne Part 2

BY TOBY MATHESON Toby Matheson’s paintings juxtapose portraits of ‘working girls’ with iconic scenes of Melbourne to expose the hidden aspects of urban life.

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Toby’s use of block colours, layering of figure and landscape and the 3-dimensional quality of the paint texture brings these portraits to life and blurs preconceptions.

Opening:

Thursday 30 November, 6–8pm Exhibition:

Friday 1 December – Thursday 4 January Venue:

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

Admission free


Justin Evans, Shifting Sands, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 76.5, 2017.

Reef Dreaming

BY JUSTIN EVANS Justin Evans is an emerging Indigenous artist and Reef Dreaming is his first exhibition. Consisting of a collection of painted artworks representing his deep-rooted connection to the stories of the saltwater and reef. This show represents the vivid imagery of Justin’s homeland in Queensland – a place he holds dear to his heart.

Thursday 22 February, 6–8pm Exhibition:

Friday 23 February – Saturday 24 March Venue:

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

Admission free VISUAL ARTS

Justin is a proud Birri Gubba man originally from Mackay, Queensland. He has lived in Victoria for the past 15 years and currently resides locally in Parkdale.

Opening:

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Marnie Edmiston, A carafe, that is a blind glass, digital image, 2017.

Monash Masters BY MARNIE EDMISTON AND KYM MAXWELL

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Kingston Arts presents the Monash Masters Exhibition Prize awarded to Monash University alumni, Marnie Edmiston and Kym Maxwell. The artists will present two new solo exhibitions at Kingston Arts Centre in conjunction with Kingston’s annual Makers Market.

Marnie Edmiston presents Memoria Technica, which considers the link between memories, objects and interactions specific to the architecture of Kingston City Hall and Arts Centre through new sculpture and sound works. Edmiston has previously shown at Australian art institutions PICA, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art; GOMA, the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane and ACCA, the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art in Melbourne.


Exhibition Prize Opening:

Saturday 9 December, 4–6pm Exhibition:

Monday 11 December – Saturday 6 January Venue:

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

Admission free

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Kym Maxwell presents Refraction. ‘Refraction’ is the term for the process of light moving between two mediums and creating an optical illusion. Maxwell will utilise this metaphor in her exhibition to reflect on current political events through mixed-media installation. Maxwell also works as a writer, teacher and curator most recently producing and co-authoring the theatrical play, A Wharfie’s Story, with the primary school students of Collingwood College.

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The Sub-committee, Jake Preval, Arie Rain Glorie and Bridget Balodis, 2017.

Midsumma 2018: The BY KINGSTON ARTS

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Presented by Kingston Arts, The Sub-committee collective consisting of artists Arie Rain Glorie, Bridget Balodis and Jake Preval, has made it their duty to unearth the ‘gaybourhood’ within Moorabbin for Midsumma Festival 2018.

Transforming the galleries into a temporary office over summer, The Sub-committee will map the queer subtext of the local culture; leaving their door open to anyone who may have ideas about how queerness can be defined, located and referenced.


Sub-committee It is the Sub-committee’s mission to help find better ways for people to understand the complexities of queer visibility through art.

Friday 2 February, 6–8pm Exhibition:

Saturday 3 February – Monday 26 February Venue:

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

Admission free

VISUAL ARTS

The exhibition opening will include a live art performance by The Sub-committee and their community collaborators at Kingston Arts’ annual Pop Up Bar event.

Opening:

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“Rambunctious genius...super fun – a brilliant mix of clowning and gross-out humour, general mischief with manic theatrical surprises the kids will go nuts for.” The Age

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Australia’s fave kids comedians, The Listies, are bringing their hugely successful first book Ickypedia: A Dictionary of Disgusting New Words to life! Ickypedia is a hilarious stage show for kids and adults alike. Jam packed with the toilet humour kids love. Interactive, energetic and astoundingly funny!

Date/Time:

Monday 9 April, 2pm & 6pm Tuesday 10 April, 10am & 1pm Duration: 55 mins Seating: Allocated Venue:

Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale

tickets:

One price $18 Group 4+ $15 9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au

FUN FOR KIDS

Book now:

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The Seven Year Itch, 1955

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 over summer, screening on DVD and Blu-Ray to bring you an even wider range of films in high definition. Sit back in our comfortable theatre and enjoy a cinematic journey from the golden years of the great movie studios. Featuring many of the great classics, relive the excitement, adventure and romance of a bygone era, with each film introduced with a summary and trivia details. FILM 12

Purchase an annual moviehouse membership, for just $20 and enjoy access to every film screening throughout the year. Single session tickets are unavailable for purchase. Don’t miss out – memberships are great value and strictly limited.


SUMMER 2018 SCREENING CALENDAR Mon 5 Feb

Gypsy (1962)

Mon 12 Feb

Little Women (1994)

115 mins

Mon 19 Feb

Reach for the Sky (1956)

136 mins

Mon 26 Feb

King Kong (1933)

99 mins

Mon 5 Mar

On Golden Pond (1981)

119 mins

Mon 12 Mar

NO MOVIE (Labour Day)

Mon 19 Mar

The Seven Year Itch (1955)

115 mins

Mon 26 Mar

Easter Parade (1948)

107 mins

Mon 2 Apr

NO MOVIE (Easter Monday)

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

143 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.

book now: Membership forms and the screening calendar are available online at kingstonarts.com.au or call our friendly Box Office team on 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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THEATRE 14

“Big sky. Big river. Big betrayal. Big secrets exposed as the river recedes. Thomas Murray is a lot of play for your money.” Sydney Morning Herald, Jason Blake


Thomas Murray and the Upside Down River BY REG CRIBB DIRECTED BY CHRIS BENDALL CAST: GRANT CARTWRIGHT, FRANCESCA SAVIGE, NICHOLAS PAPADEMETRIOU & BJORN STEWART

The Murray family have been farming the land along the Darling River for five generations. For Tom Murray, it’s all he’s ever known. When his childhood friends Lucy and Billy reappear, deep friendships are tested, and secrets, long buried, are finally awakened – Tom must make the long journey down-stream to reconcile past wrongs and fight for his wife.

Tuesday 13 March, 8pm Duration: 140 mins

(including 20m interval)

Seating: Allocated Venue:

Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale

tickets:

Full $45 Concession $40 Group 6+ $35 Warnings: Suitable for

audiences 15 and over.

Occasional coarse language and adult themes. Book now:

9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au

THEATRE

From the multi-award winning screenwriter of Last Cab to Darwin comes a thrilling new Australian drama, brought to you by the producers and creative team behind Stones in his Pockets including Grant Cartwright (star of ABC TV’s Barracuda) in the title role.

Date/Time:

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Ballroom

& KINGSTON’S Mig hty W ur l itz er

FEATURING LIZA BEAMISH & LACHLAN BAKER WITH EMMA & RHETT SALMON From Broadway to Ballroom is a spectacular fusion of ballroom dancing and song featuring a cavalcade of sparkling and glamorous costumes. Captivating audiences young and old with beautiful voices and spectacular dance routines, join Kingston Arts this May for a stunning show featuring Kingston City Hall’s heritage listed Wurlitzer theatre organ.

Date/Time:

Tuesday 15th May, 1pm Duration: 120 minutes including interval Seating: General Admission/

Banquet Style

Venue:

Kingston City Hall, 985 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin

tickets:

Book now:

9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au

THEATRE

One price $25 (includes light refreshments)

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In the Mens BY KIERAN CARROLL

After numerous festival appearances in America and England, awardwinning Melbourne playwright Kieran Carroll (Sons of Sun, The Giraffe’s Uncle) brings his pocket comedy/drama series IN THE MENS back to home turf. A jockey addicted to cheesecake. An ambitious stockbroker falling asleep on the Geelong Rd in the name of a sea-change. A barber still caught in white 1950s Australia receiving an exasperating shake-up.

Date/Time:

Friday 1 June, 8pm

Duration: 60 minutes Seating: General Admission Venue:

Kingston Arts Centre 979 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin

tickets: One price $25 Book now:

9556 4440 kingstonarts.com.au

A stressed bank trainee breaking up with his fiancé over tongue-kisses and pork chops.

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“It will lead you down the road of excess to the palace of hilarity.” - Cameron Woodhead, The Age


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H OTEL S ORRENTO BY HANNIE RAYSON

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“THIS IS A REAL AUSTRALIAN FAMILY IN A REAL AUSTRALIAN SETTING, A GENTLE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER THAT NO AUSTRALIAN SHOULD MISS” Adelaide Theatre Guide


The awa rd w inning pl ay H otel S orrento by A us t r a l i a n pl ay w right H a nnie R ayson , w hich

inspired t he f il m of the sa me n a me , t el l s t he s tory of three sis t ers w ho gre w up toge t her in the se aside tow n of S orren to .

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Coming in June 2018

VENUE:

Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale

Hilary lives in the family home in Sorrento with her father and 16 year-old son. Pippa, a business woman, is visiting from New York and Meg, a successful writer, returns from England. When these three sisters are reunited after 10 years apart they again feel the constraints of family life. A semi autobiographical book written by middle sister and expat Meg triggers the familial tensions and dramas that eventuate. The play is about family in a literal and metaphorical sense and the importance of blood ties and collective memory, true or false.

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The Kingston ArtsI Maker Market is back! 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, children’s activities, art workshops and exhibitions, 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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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

Featuring food trucks: • My Two Mums • The Greek Trojan Food Truck S • Mushiki Dumplings • Twisted Fisherman • Kalloni Little Desert Island • Vegelicious • Coffee Caboose

PERFORMANCES, EXHIBITIONS & ACTIVITIES:

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

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

• Born In A Taxi • Face Paint By Children • Little Wooden Caravan • Sistaworks • Inking Kombi

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Capture ‘something you’ve never noticed before’ Put Kingston under the microscope! Explore the suburbs and landscapes of Kingston to uncover something you’ve never noticed before… the hidden interior of a workplace, a moment in a stranger’s life, an abandoned site, a vast unexpected space… PUBLIC PROGRAMS 24

Join competition curators on a bus tour around unique sites of Kingston and find inspiration! Visit kingstonarts.com.au for guidelines, applications and bus tour bookings.

Awards Best Photograph: $5,000 sponsored by DFO Moorabbin People’s Choice Award: $2,000 Youth Award: $500 (under 18) Voter’s Award: $250


Image: Michael Kluge, 1 Bulli Street , 2015

Photography Award & Exhibition 2018

Exhibitions

Applications open 3 October — 14 December 2017 Tickets Application fees: $25 (18 and over), $15 (under 18)

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

G3 Artspace, Parkdale: Friday 19 January – Saturday 17 February 2018 Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival: Saturday 3 March – Sunday 4 March 2018 DFO Moorabbin: Tuesday 3 April – Sunday 15 April 2018

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EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT IN F Kingston City Hall forecourt Corner South Rd & Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin To learn more visit kingstonarts.com.au PUBLIC PROGRAMS 26


r a b r u o ' y s It & it' s back !

Dates 2, 9, 16 and 23 February 5pm till 11pm

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FEBRUARY 5pm till 11pm

The Pop Up Bar is back this summer

Dance the warm nights away with live music, food vans and interactive art in the company of friends and family.

Follow Kingston Arts on Facebook and Instagram for updates. @KingstonArtsAU

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

With a great lineup of bands to be announced over the coming months, make Pop Up Bar the place to meet this February.

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Kingston Arts offers three professional galleries for artists to exhibit their work and encourages applications by both emerging and established artists. Located in the Kingston Arts Centre and Shirley Burke Theatre each gallery includes an easy-touse track hanging system, professional lighting and mobile walls and free publicity services.

G3 ARTSPACE

Contents group exhibition, Kingston Arts Centre Galleries, 2017.

Callout for exhibitions at Kingston Arts in 2018! For more information please contact our Visual Arts Coordinator Ph: 9556 4448 arts@kingston.vic.gov.au

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Kingston Arts is currently seeking applications for both solo and group exhibitions for July – December 2018! We aim to provide a dynamic program of visual arts by local, emerging and established artists to explore contemporary art in a supportive environment, which pioneers thought-provoking and professional exhibitions. Eligible artistic practices include painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, installation, video, performance and sound. PUBLIC PROGRAMS 28

ABOUT OUR GALLERIES:

G3 Artspace prioritises solo and small group exhibitions.

Kingston Arts Centre Galleries (G1 + G2) prioritises curated programs and large group exhibitions.

For more information and to apply please visit:

kingstonarts.com.au/ exhibitions applications close:

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G3 Artspace, Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale Kingston Arts Centre 979 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin


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, is perfect for cocktail functions and intimate music gigs.

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

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

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