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Heads Up: A Symphonic Celebration of Nigel Butterley, 31 October 2015
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Heads Up: A Symphonic Celebration of Nigel Butterley, 31 October 2015

From Sorrowing Earth: A Symphonic Celebration of Nigel Butterley’s 80th Birthday 7.30 pm, Saturday October 31, Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Centre, Cnr Sturt Street and Southbank Boulevard, Southbank, VIC Tickets are free but bookings are highly advised through Trybooking online, as places are limited. Secure your FREE seat here.   In partnership with the ABC, Arcko Symphonic Ensemble presents … Continue reading

Heads up: Masterpieces from the Hermitage, NGV 31 July-8 November, 2015
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Heads up: Masterpieces from the Hermitage, NGV 31 July-8 November, 2015

More than 500 works from the collection of Russian Empress Catherine the Great will travel to Australia in July. Collected during her reign (1762-1796) the exhibition includes works from artists such as Rembrandt, Velasquez, Rubens and Titian and examples of Van Dyck, Snyders, Teniers and Hals. Catherine’s reign is remembered for her exceptional patronage of … Continue reading

The Great War: Helen Gifford’s Choral Scenes…for the fallen
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The Great War: Helen Gifford’s Choral Scenes…for the fallen

By Nicholas M Tolhurst As Australia celebrates the mythos of Gallipoli, Astra Chamber Music presents a concert on 19 April at the Church of All Nations (CAN) in Carlton, featuring a major work by Melbourne composer, Helen Gifford. Gifford’s Choral Scenes, The Western Front, World War 1 was commissioned by the Astra Chamber Music Society … Continue reading

Design Review: Shifting Gear Design, Innovation and the Australian Car, NGV until 12 July
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Design Review: Shifting Gear Design, Innovation and the Australian Car, NGV until 12 July

Nicholas M Tolhurst Shifting Gear: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square, Melbourne…until 12 July (Please note, when clicked the thumbnails will expand to full size in a separate window.) The first word I learnt to read was written in chrome across our toilet cistern. It spelt ‘Brent’. At … Continue reading