Mint (issue 6) August 2015

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SUBURBAN RETRORESPECT By Andrea Louise Thomas Melbourne artist Richard Hovarth is an innovator with an interesting artistic history. He started out at RMIT in the early 80s referencing film and art works using screen printing to form collage works, which were photographically transferred onto paper. Some of these works are in the National Gallery of Australia’s print collection. Hovarth’s early work informs his latest exhibition, Re-imaging, in which he creates digital prints re-interpreting classical art works, film stills, literary works and photographs using 3D modeling software. It’s an intriguing translation of culturally significant images into a modern context. Most recently he’s been using the same medium to comment on and decode topical issues sourcing imagery from CCTV footage

of criminal behaviour, Google Street view, and selfies. Running concurrently, Brendon Pitts pays homage to everyday suburban environments in his exhibition, Retrorespect. Using painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography, his aim is to start a conversation about our everyday environment often overlooked in our haste to get somewhere else. Both exhibitions run until Tuesday, September 1 at G1 Gallery, Kingston Arts Centre, 979-985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin. Open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday noon - 5pm. Free admission.

THEATRE POPPING UP ALL OVER By Andrea Louise Thomas Anywhere Theatre Festival took Frankston by storm last year with a wild and wacky assortment of performances in all kinds of unusual locations from skate parks and climbing centres to train stations and shipping containers! Established in Brisbane (2011) by Alex McTavish and Paul Osuch, this festival breaks the mold of the traditional theatre experience creating a new model for performers, audiences and the businesses hosting them. From 21 August to 6 September expect the unexpected in Frankston as comedy, drama, dance and acrobatic performances pop up in some out of the blue places, like inside a car, at a barber shop, in someone’s home, in shop fronts and some secret locations to be announced. This innovative approach to attracting new audiences to performances by putting them anywhere, but in a theatre is great for local performers, audiences and businesses. If you’d like to laugh in the streets of Frankston, sit out in the sunshine or wait to board a train to your secret performance destination, pick up a copy of the Anywhere Theatre Festival program at a local venue or visit their website and start planning your performance odyssey now. music  arts  events  entertainment

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