John Williamson - in Concert

John Williamson - in Concert

June 30, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre

John Williamson is firmly cemented in the nation’s musical culture, his impressive career spans more than forty years.  He has survived and soared in the often cut-throat entertainment industry.

His unofficial anthems, tributes to legends and unsung heroes and tender ballads have captured the spirit of the nation in song unlike any other.  His honest and passionate songs are synonymous with the country that inspires him and connect him with his countrymen regardless of age, sex or creed.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2017

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2017

July 06, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

Buckle up Australia, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting the road to home deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival!

With an all-killer, no-filler cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and international performers we’ve got all your comedy bases covered.  Featuring everything from stand-up to sketch, slapstick to song, each individual line-up presents the best of the Festival in one hilarious show.

WARNING: Performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend.  It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

Please note hazers are often used to enhance the lighting.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2017

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2017

July 07, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre

Suitable for ages 15+

Warning: Performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend.

Buckle up Australia!  The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is back on the bus, hitting the road to home deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival!

Featuring an all-killer, no-filler cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and international performers, we’ve got all your comedy bases covered.  Get on board, grab your mates and get giggling as the ultimate comedy roadtrip rolls into town!

Damien Leith – Tribute to Roy Orbison

Damien Leith – Tribute to Roy Orbison

July 14, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Forge Theatre and Arts Hub

After a sold-out run of ROY – A Tribute To Roy Orbison to metropolitan centres in 2016, revered singer-songwriter Damien Leith is gearing up to revisit the music of his idol in 2017 for a special The Hall of Fame Tour.

Taking the show to regional Australia, the tour is an opportunity for Damien to perform in towns he hasn’t played in years, or if at all. When the ROY show toured the capital cities earlier in the year, it was always his plan to take it on the road to country Australia.

Damien has always had a strong affinity with Roy’s music. He recorded and worked with the late Barbara Orbison and continues to write with legendary musicians in Nashville who worked with Roy throughout his career. In fact, when Damien released his album Roy – A Tribute to Roy Orbison it stayed in the ARIA Top 20 chart for 22 weeks and it was nominated for not only an ARIA award, but also sold multi-platinum.

Presentiment: Manfred Krautschneider

Presentiment: Manfred Krautschneider

from July 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM until August 06, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

The works shown in Presentiment began when Manfred Krautschneider noticed modern art motifs in the subtle distortions of streetscapes reflected in imperfect surfaces.

Sitting on the border between recognition and abstraction, these photographs transform contemporary life into transcendent images.  As Krautschneider states  “For a time I presented successively more extensive distortions, and one could be mistaken in thinking they are abstract paintings at first glance.  They also modify and fragment space, hinting at our own insubstantiality, and allowing a psycho-social reading, conjuring up fears of loss, conflict and destruction.”

This exhibition showcases a selection of works from Manfred’s ongoing series ‘Suburban Reflections’, which he has been working on for over a decade.

Image credit: Manfred Krautschneider, Lightning Generator, 2014, archival pigment print, edition 1/5, 70 x 86 cm. Collection of the artist.

Bound by time: Denis Beaubois

Bound by time: Denis Beaubois

from July 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM until September 17, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

Bound by time brings together works by Denis Beaubois created between 2011 and 2017.

Underpinning the exhibition is the Currency project where ideas and logic from economics and capitalism were used to devise and create artworks.

These works attempt to coexist in economic, artistic and ethical space. They unsteadily navigate and question the boundary where the conceptual and the financial cross what is deemed as ethical.

From the precarious nature of state sponsored art funding, to validation of artistic merit from the art market, this body of work looks at the charged relationship we, as a society, have with money.
The second project, titled No longer adrift, Composite territories explores the idea of settlement and assimilation through the negation of the past. It references the theme of migration and displacement from the perspective of the discarded fragment and plays with the formation of composite territories using dust.

Image credit: Denis Beaubois, The Division of Labour, 2012, three channel synchronized video, duration: 35 hours. Image courtesy of the artist.

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