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Mona Foma wants to fly you to Launceston on their own “weird” airline, for free

October 31, 2018

The team behind Mona Foma are celebrating the infamous summer festival’s new home in Launceston by launching an airline, Air Mofo, to fly mainlanders to the event for free. Festival curator and Violent Femmes rocker Brian Ritchie is giving away airline seats in rows of six via a competition that’s now live and will also […]

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Victorian artist James Parrett announced as recipient of prestigious Aqualand Sculpture Award

October 29, 2018

In the world of art, sculptures are fascinating works that can be viewed and placed as wonderful masterpieces. This year, that was proved by Victorian artist James Parrett, who was the recipient of the $70,000 Aqualand Sculpture Land award or M-fortysix at the 22nd annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi. This is a series of exhibitions […]

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Indigenous Slam Queen crowned Australian Poetry Slam Champion

October 24, 2018

Her very first performance brought the house down and now Melanie Mununggurr-Williams has been crowned Australian Poetry Slam Champion. Dropping an absolutely stunning slam about aboriginal identity, Melanie won crowds over with her complex piece about breaking free of inner demons, and “being caught between a western white mans world, and ancient aboriginal antiquity”. Her […]

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These hotels are letting guests spray paint rooms for the sake of art

October 19, 2018

Australia’s beloved Art Series Hotels have just introduced a slick new concept for hotel guests looking for a little participatory art project for dabble in. From now until December 30th, Melbourne gems The Blackman and The Olsen, and Brisbane’s The Johnson, will offer a “Colour Your Stay” package where guests can grab a spray can, […]

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Here’s what you need to see at Sculpture by the Sea 2018

October 18, 2018

Sculpture by the Sea , one of the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibitions, has now opened for another year across Sydney’s spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. The exhibition, which each year sees the coastline transformed into a 2km long sculpture park over three weeks, features 107 sculptures by artists from 21 countries […]

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MONA FOMA announces hilarious money-back guarantee for Launceston debut as 2019 dates are confirmed

September 24, 2018

The Tasmanian music and art festival MONA FOMA (Museum of Old and New Arts: Festival of Music and Arts) has announced the new location for its annual run in 2019. From next January on the MOFO will take place in the northern Tasmanian city of Launceston instead of being held at its usual Hobart location. […]

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ABC and Screen Australia announce four Art Bites projects

August 25, 2018

ABC and Screen Australia have announced four short-form documentary projects have received funding through ABC and Screen Australia’s Art Bites Initiative. This initiative is currently in its third year, encouraging filmmakers to produce a total of 6 x 5-minute documentary series for ABC’s online viewing platform ABC iView, based around art. Each team will receive […]

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