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VISUAL ART & THEATRE
 
 
MAMELOSHN - HOW THE YIDDISH MADE A HOME IN MELBOURNE & THE BABEL PROJECT
Jewish Museum of Australia - Loti Smorgen Gallery 26 Alma Rd

Curated by Anna Epstein in consultation with a dynamic Yiddish committee including writer Arnold Zable, historian Andrew Markus and Freydi Mrocki, award winning exhibition Mameloshn - How Yiddish Made a Home in Melbourne documents the journey of Eastern European Jews who came to Melbourne to re-establish their lives. With over fifty percent of the exhibition from the Museum's Collection, Mameloshn showcases the complexities, the controversy, the theatre, music and politics of the Melbourne Yiddish community, and the lasting contribution of a language and culture that has been woven into what is now multicultural Melbourne. A story of migration and integration, Mameloshn is at once a universal and distinct social history tale.

Involving 36 participants from all over Melbourne in collaboration with the City of Port Phillip among other local councils, The Babel Project, is an innovative and creative arts multimedia installation inspired by the famous biblical story of the unfinished Tower of Babel.


Adult $10, Family $20, Concession $5
FREE on Festival Sunday
Running until: Sun 11 Mar
Gallery hours: Tues - Thurs 10am - 4pm, Sun 10am - 5pm
Closed Jewish Holy days
     


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LINDEN POSTCARD SHOW 2012
Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts 26 Acland St

This open entry award exhibition that was first held in 1991 and has become a prominent event in the Australian cultural calendar attracting thousands of visitors each year. The small format means the majority of the works are reasonably priced. You might find a great work by an established artist or discover a new talent. The Postcard Show is the biggest open entry award exhibition in Australia. Every entry is exhibited, revealing an enormous diversity of art. Opening celebrations are from 1pm - 5pm on Saturday 4 February with bar and live music by Martin Martini. The 2012 Postcard Show awards will be announced at 1.30pm. Everyone is welcome! The Postcard Show continues until Saturday 17 March.

Running: at 4 Feb - Sat 17 Mar
Gallery hours: Tues - Fri 1pm - 5pm 
Sat & Sun 11am - 5pm
Connor Sinclair, Major Tom 2011    


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PLANETRY HEALING ARTISTS: HEALING THE BAY EXHIBITION
Galleon Cafe 9 Carlisle St

Reflect on the health of Port Phillip Bay as you enjoy a coffee at the Galleon Cafe.
 
Artists Celebration: Sun 5 Feb 2pm - 5pm
Running until Tues 28 Feb
Cafe hours: Mon - Sun 7am - 5pm
Norm Hanson, Offshore Breeze, 2010    


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PHOTO FOR FREEDOM - VOLTA
YGAP (Y Generation Against Poverty) 12-14 Grey St

A photographic study of daily life and work around the remote Lake Volta region in Ghana, where children as young as three years old are being sold as slaves. The YGAP Photo for Freedom project aims to raise public awareness of child slavery and raise funds for anti-trafficking work.
See the stunning and award-winning images created by Melbourne based photographer Tom Goldner.

Proceeds raised will go directly to the communities affected by slavery.


Running: Fri 3 – Thurs 16 Feb
Gallery hours: Wed - Sun 12pm - 7pm
   
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OUTSIDER
Public Artwork at Telstra Exchange 62 Inkerman St

Public artwork commissioned by Telstra and supported by the City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund, Australia Council for the Arts, Victorian Community Support Fund and NAVA. Led by Marylou Pavlovic working principally with interested members of the community for training and mentoring in painting. The artwork is based loosely on a TV test pattern creating a kaleidoscopic intervention in the local environment.  
     


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THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
Studio 106 Level 2, 106 Barkly St

Studio 106 is an artist run workspace in the heart of St Kilda whose residents are united by the desire to add to the visual tapestry of contemporary society.
From diverse backgrounds and experiences, the talented collective's output ranges from sculpture, jewellery, painting,
textiles, video, photography, mixed media works.
This year’s exhibition ‘The Show Must Go On!’ has an extra special place for each artist, showcasing the achievements of those at the Studio whilst celebrating the importance of the continuation of this essential artist hub.


Opening: Sun 5 Feb 3pm - 5pm
Running: Sun 5 - Sat 18 Feb
Gallery hours: Wed - Sun 12pm- 4pm
Tamar Dolev, The Show Stopper! 2011    
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MASSIVE GROUP SHOW
Obscura Gallery First Floor 285 Carlisle St

A Group show of 13 contemporary artists, including photography, painting, sculpture, installation and new media.
Featuring Mark Alsweiler, Nikki Lam, Ben Walsh Jeremy Blincoe, Chloe Vallance, Melissa McVeigh, Sian Pascale, Matto Lucas, Eric Algra, Aaron Citti, Eva Collins, Tiziana Borghese and Linda Pottage. 


Running: Wed 1 - Sat 11 Feb
Gallery hours: Tues - Fri 12pm - 6pm
Sat 2pm - 5pm


Sian Pascale, from the series Pi Ki Puht 2011    


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BRIGHTSPACE
Level , 8 Martin St

Gallery hours: Wed - Sat 12 - 6pm, Sun 1 - 5pm

Check website for details: brightspace.com.au
     
THEATRE
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CROWDS ABOVE YOU
A dynamic new audio theatre work by Big One Little One.
Location: Choose your own adventure! We'd recommend starting somewhere near Luna Park.

There is no audience; there are no actors – just you. 
Open your eyes to your present reality.
Download mp3 from HERE during the Festival, plug in your headphones, listen and experience an individual and unique insight into the surrounding crowds, the people, the sounds, the atmosphere and the magic of the Festival.

Can be performed anytime during the Festival.
Festival Sunday 2011. Photographer Matt Irwin    


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GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay-Abaire
Red Stitch Actors Theatre Rear 2 Chapel St St Kilda East

What makes a good person? Is it possible to start life over? When Mike Dillon reconnects with his one time girlfriend from high school, a friendship is rekindled. Lindsay-Abaire's thoughtful new play explores class distinctions and the decisions we make that affect our entires lives.
"Tough and tender... Tremendous appeal.” - Variety


Tickets: 9533 8083
Cost: Adult $37 (Fri/Sat nights $39), Student $20, Concession $27 (Fri/Sat nights $29), Student Rush (available 30mins prior to the show) $15.
Season: Sat 4 Feb - Sat 3 Mar
Times: Wed - Sat 8pm, Sun 6:30pm. * Sat matinees 4pm Sat 11, 18, 25 Feb, & 3 Mar

     


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THEATRE WORKS
14 Acland St

Home of Melbourne's vibrant independent theatre for 30 years - theatre that will excite, challenge and enrich you.
 
Check website for details: theatreworks.org.au





     
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