month : 03/2015 27 results

Testament Of Youth Competition

Based on Vera Brittain’s best-selling memoir of the same name, the story is a personal journey of an extraordinary young woman striving for an education and fighting for the youth and lives of her loved ones during World War I. From the producer of The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, Testament Of Youth stars Kit Harrington, Emily Watson, Dominic West and Alicia Vikander. www.transmissionfilms.com.au Competition will be drawn 22 April 2015, winners will be notified by mail.

Toys Through Time Exhibition at the Museum of Sydney

From peg dolls to Barbie, tin soldiers to spacemen, toys reflect society, offering a window to the past and an insight into our ever-changing culture. Showcasing the beloved toys of Sydneysiders, Sydney toy manufacturers and Sydney toy stores, this exhibition offers a mix of the familiar and the forgotten and a fascinating trip down memory lane. Let your imagination fly as you follow the kids' trail through the exhibition to the play space, where you can play traditional games and ...

Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land Exhibition at GoMA

Parekowhai’s unique practice is characterised by a refined aesthetic and an engagement with the creation and role of culture in the contemporary world. Primarily sculptural, his works often play with scale and space, using humour to comment on the intersections between national narratives, colonial histories and popular culture. Parekowhai, who represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennale, is known for bringing together an array of references, sometimes in a single object, with ...

Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase. Music Review

In the way that watching an effective non-fiction film makes you want to follow the viewing with a liberal amount of internet investigation, Wilson’s ode to the life and times of Joyce Carol Vincent has the same effect. It’s an emotional album about a story that underlines the fact that even with all the social media and Internet connections in today’s society, people fall between the cracks, intentional or otherwise. Vincent was by all accounts, a vibrant and popular young lady ...

The Peninsula Picnic – A Food, Wine & Music Gathering

The most extensive food, wine and music gathering ever created on the Mornington Peninsula, The Peninsula Picnic is the perfect regional getaway or home-grown retreat to discover hidden gems from the region’s famous wineries, gourmet restaurants and passionate food producers, all set to the serene soundtrack of some of Australia’s finest live music acts. Sample the award-winning wines from Circe - with one of the country’s top Pinot Noirs, their selection will leave you in no doubt ...

Get Hard Movie Review

From the movie’s juvenile name to its lowest common denominator sense of humour, it pulls no punches in its attempt to make you laugh and damn it if it doesn’t at times succeed. Without the collective energy of a full theatre though, I doubt the effect would be quite the same. The story revolves around Ferrell’s character James King (a Stock Market Guru) who is framed for a crime he didn’t commit and sentenced to go to prison. This storyline has been utilized many times before ...

A Golden Age of China Exhibition at NGV

This exhibition provides an unprecedented opportunity to explore a rich concentration of more than 120 works from the Palace Museum’s art collection, which is built on the imperial collection of the Ming and Qing dynasties and holds some of China’s most rare and valuable works of art in its collection. The Qianlong emperor’s long 60-year reign (1736–1795) was a particularly fascinating time in China’s history. During his reign, China was the wealthiest and most populous nation ...

Augie March 2015 National Tour

Augie March will play Her Majesty’s Theatre in Adelaide, Perth’s Astor Theatre, Brisbane’s new live space The Triffid, the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo and Tanks Art Centre in Cairns. Augie March returned to the fore last year with release Havens Dumb - the first album since critically acclaimed Watch Me Disappear was released in 2008 -  plus a series of comeback shows in their Melbourne hometown in October and November. The series of shows were originally meant to be a single ...

The Photograph and Australia at the Art Gallery of NSW

Photography has been crucial in the development of our understanding of Australia as a place and Australians as a people. Tracing the evolution of the medium and its many uses from the 1840s until today, The photograph and Australia investigates the role that photography has played in shaping our view of the world, ourselves and each other. Sourced from more than 35 private and public collections across Australia, New Zealand and England, the exhibition features works by renowned ...

Big Eyes Movie Review

The paintings, and prints of the paintings, sold like hotcakes and Keane amassed a fortune as a result. There was a problem, though - the pictures were actually created by his wife Margaret. A patron of Margaret, Tim Burton, directs his best film in years, covering the story of Margaret Keane's struggle to reclaim her artistic soul. The first thing that strikes you about Tim Burton's new film is the colour. At first glance, each shot looks like a painted backdrop, crafted in flawless ...