Runnymede Antique & Art Fair: Oct 13 - 16

Robert Thompson
25.09.16 5:33 am


The RUNNYMEDE Antique & Art Fair is a fund raising event to support the National Trust, now in its 5th year.

Every cent of door takings goes to the National Trust. Last year it made $12,000.

The event centres on removing National Trust Collections from Runnymede, at 61 Bay Rd, New Town.

Then, 12 best antiques & art dealers in Tasmania style up the rooms. Contemporary art and a decorator bring the look together.

All items are guaranteed genuine.

The event is beautifully catered, has excellent off street car parking & access.

There is an opening night that is $10, all welcome, including terrific Tasmanian food & wine.

It is a lovely day out for home makers & collectors.

Come along.

6-8pm Thursday 13th October
10-5 Friday & Saturday
10-4 Sunday 16th October 2016.
Entry: $10.

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Experience national parks through art

Matthew Groom, Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage Vanessa Goodwin, Minister for the Arts
23.09.16 2:48 pm

Launched today, Arts in Parks is a project that celebrates the two decade long partnership between the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and Arts Tasmania to deliver the wilderness residency program for artists.

The program provided an opportunity for artists to live, work and be inspired by Tasmania’s natural beauty and stunning wilderness locations.

Minister for Parks, Matthew Groom said it was particularly relevant this year as we also celebrate 100 years since the State’s first, and most loved parks, Mount Field and Freycinet, were reserved.

“This program highlights that our parks and reserves not only contribute to the State’s economy, society, environment and overall identity, they are also places of inspiration, providing an environment where there is time for reflection and for creativity,” Mr Groom said.

Minister for the Arts, Vanessa Goodwin said the success of the program could be seen in four art exhibitions called Arts in Parks that are located in parks around the state.

“Arts in Parks will return artwork created during the residency program back to its place of inspiration and provide visitors to the parks with an opportunity to view an artist’s interpretation of the natural environment,” Ms Goodwin said.

“Free entry to National parks during the Sept/October school holidays will provide an added incentive for Tasmanians to experience these impressive installations,” Mr Groom added. 

The four exhibitions can be viewed until March 2017 at: Bruny Island Lighthouse Museum, Trailside Museum Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair Visitors Centre and the chapel on Maria Island.

Or view the artworks at an online exhibition on

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Moonah Arts Centre: Australian Guitar Trio

Michael McLaughlin Cultural Programs Officer Moonah Arts Centre
23.09.16 2:19 pm

Australian Guitar Trio ... Gareth Hoch, David Malone and Oliver Marshall

Friday Nights Live, the Moonah Arts Centre’s regular live music series continues with The Australian Guitar Trio playing September 30 from 6pm.

Keeping pace with the guitar’s renegade journey across music history, the Australian Guitar Trio draws inspiration from medieval music to post-modern psychedelia with every imaginable influence in between.

This feature has defined the group from the outset, an original sound and aesthetic that comes with a fluid movement across genres, the use of chiming, open strings on the guitars, and an element of mystery and ambiguity within the music that no-one can quite put a finger on.

Sparkling effervescent textures and blending of contemporary influences with classical foundations create the unique sonic identity of the Australian Guitar Trio. (The Australian)

Where: Moonah Arts Centre, 23 Albert Road, Moonah.

When: Friday 30th September. 6:00pm to 7:30pm

$5 cover charge. Drinks at Bar Prices.

MAC is a program of Glenorchy City Council

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Devonport Regional Gallery: Upcoming workshops and events ...

Devonport Regional Gallery
23.09.16 7:30 am


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Despard, Wed, September 28, 5.30pm: Animalia, a group show ...

Steven Joyce, Despard Gallery
21.09.16 7:32 pm


You are invited to the opening of

Animalia | A Group Show

Wednesday 28 September 5.30pm
Animals as a theme have inspired artists since millennia; Despard Gallery presents their third themed exhibition with invited artists, who, through their imagery directly relate to Animalia both real and imagined.

This eclectic and vibrant new exhibition includes three important paintings from Anne Hall (b1945) dating from1968 to 1972; Hall was married to John Perceval and is considered by critics to be the last remaining figurative expressionist from the circle of John and Sunday Reed at Heidi.

With ...

Bertie Blackman
Wayne Brookes
Jo Chew
Josh Foley
Anne Hall
Helen Hopcroft
Rodney Pople
Michael Vale
Dale Richards
and others..


Animalia | A Group Show

28 September - 23 October 2016

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Jane Rutter - French Honour for Australia’s Flute Queen ...

Caroline McDowall, TheCultureconcept Circle
21.09.16 12:09 pm


A national living treasure, Australian Jane Rutter, a flautist of the very finest kind, has recently been honoured by the French, being awarded a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres. His Excellency Mr Christophe LeCourtier, Ambassador of France to Australia, will officially decorate Jane at a celebratory cocktail hour concert in Sydney.

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Emerging Artists Represent Hobart at National Arts Festival

Lucy Parakhina
21.09.16 9:51 am

Image from the series Mollie, age 5, Dexter Rosengrave

In association with Crack Theatre Festival/ This Is Not Art presents ...

Things Might Have Changed

Emerging Artists Represent Hobart at National Arts Festival ...

Local arts organisation Constance ARI will send two artists to represent Hobart
at a national arts festival later this month. Emerging artists Dexter Rosengrave
and Elissa Ritson will present their work in an exhibition titled Things Might
Have Changed at the Crack Theatre Festival, as part of This Is Not Art, a
cultural event held each year in Newcastle, New South Wales.

The festival allows Australian artists to develop their careers with discussion,
networking, skills development and performance opportunities. It is the first
time both artists have exhibited their work in a national context.

“My work is a performance without a performer present. Instead I use
recordings of uncanny narratives, and use my voice to mimic the intimacy of live
performance. This is the first time I’ve presented work in a festival context, so it’s
both exciting and challenging. I’m trying something that I haven’t tried before,”
says artist Elissa Ritson.

The two artists were selected by Constance ARI board member and emerging
curator Lucy Parakhina.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase local artists and ensure that Constance
ARI maintains a dialogue with the wider national independent arts community.

Rosengrave and Ritson have really engaging practices that sit well within the
experimental nature of Crack and This Is Not Art as a whole,” says Parakhina.

Dexter Rosengrave  is a Hobart-based artist who works primarily in
photography. Her work attempts to highlight experiences and perspectives that
are often disregarded or hidden. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Fine
Arts at the University of Tasmania. Dexter’s work, ‘Mollie, age 5‘, is an installation
consisting of 30 days of 35mm film shot by a five-year-old girl and is
accompanied by a video interview.

Elissa Ritson is an emerging Hobart artist exploring the fluidity of self and
dynamics of social exchange. Her work, Cut Today, Sold Today, considers sensory
experience in the embodied present.

Constance ARI provides a fluid platform to support emerging contemporary
artists, collectives, and curators. As a siteless model, Constance activates nontraditional
spaces and fosters works that are site-responsive, experimental and

For more information about Constance ARI, visit:

For more information about the Crack Theatre Festival and This Is Not Art, visit:

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Theatre Royal, Sept 22-24: Circus Oz ...

21.09.16 5:31 am


I recently spoke to Circus OZ’s Matt Wilson. One of Matt’s specialties at Circus OZ was being fired out of a cannon. He doesn’t do that anymore because he believes he has had his daredevil days and pushed his luck enough with that particular activity.

As Matt tells me he prefers to put his trust in fellow humans rather than a mechanism! However, he still propels himself into our conversation with sheer exuberance.

Matt loves visiting Tasmania where he can get away from the ‘crazy hustle and bustle of the mainland’. He enjoys Launceston because it is a city without being completely centred on business and Matt is also keen in exploring Tassie’s wilderness.

Matt says he gets the sense of Tassie being on the edge of the world with the next stop Antarctica with its geographical opposite being a fjord in Norway!

Experiencing the world is something Matt is used to with the wide expanses the circus travels. He recalls to me a performance on 42nd street in Broadway followed by a performance in an Aboriginal community in the Kimberleys. The circus speaks all languages and crosses all age groups and unlike conventional theatre, rarely requires text.

It does however require circus performers. These performers are usually skilled in a number of areas, for example they might be experts in hula hoops but then also have the skills to take part in group work on the flying trapeze and of course being able to play an instrument adds to their accomplishments. People wishing to join the circus are able to learn while on the job or they can study a course at NICA the National Institute for Circus Arts.

In the latest production ‘Twenty Sixteen’ there is no theme, instead concentrating on the circus arts themselves. Matt says that the women performers are inspiring and beautiful and no words are needed to preach their excellence, it is just made manifest in their performance. 

Circus OZ as well as having provided entertainment to Australia and the world for over 35 years also strives to help the community develop their relationships and teamwork, providing sessions,  for office managers to make their team work more efficient through teaching trust on the trapeze and an opportunity for school children to gain confidence by successfully completing circus tasks. By attempting and achieving these skills children who may not have thought themselves good at anything can develop confidence to help them achieve in most areas of their lives. 

Although physical acrobatics are an essential component of a circus performer   Matt says the circus ‘has a place for everybody’ and ‘welcomes the diverse and the weird and everyone in between’.                                 

You can see Circus OZ Twenty Sixteen at the Theatre Royal on the following dates and times:
Thu 22 Sep 2016 7:30pm
Fri 23 Sep 2016 7:30pm
Sat 24 Sep 2016 1:30pm
Sat 24 Sep 2016 7:30pm

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St David’s Cathedral: Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen: Death’s dateless night ...

20.09.16 11:42 am



Along with a series of performances in churches and cathedrals


“Now can I drown an eye unused to flow
For precious friends hid in death’s dateless night”
Sonnet 30 – William Shakespeare

Charlie and I had talked over the years about making a record together but had never got around to it. Driving to a friend’s funeral last year and discussing the songs we’d played at other such occasions, separately and together, finally gave us our frame. Songs mostly written by others – Cole Porter, Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen, Hank Williams, Lennon/McCartney - and some traditional.

We enlisted J Walker with whom I’d worked with previously on ‘Spring and Fall’ to engineer and co-produce the recording, taking over Charlie’s house at Arthurs Seat for a week at the end of February. We kept the sound live and sparse, just the two of us, except for the occasional vocal by family members - my sister Mary Jo and my daughters Maddy and Memphis.

I stuck to singing and playing acoustic guitar. Charlie was the swing man, playing dobro, lap steel, electric guitar, synthesizer and piano.  I managed to talk him into singing some harmonies too.

It’s interesting to look at the kinds of songs people request at funerals. They’re not always sad, of course.  They tend towards the philosophical, wide and deep in scope.

Paul Kelly, Aug 24, 2016

Paul Kelly and Charlie Owen will perform ‘Death’s Dateless Night’, their unique album of funeral songs, under the HEAVENLY SOUNDS banner with intimate performances in churches and cathedrals around the country in November and December this year.

The album ‘Death’s Dateless Night’ is available on Friday October 7th on Gawd Aggie Recordings via Universal Music.


Heavenly Sounds Tour Dates:

With Special Guests Sweet Jean*
* (not appearing in Adelaide)
Tickets pre-sale on Wednesday 21 September and general public on-sale on Thursday 22 September via and         
Ticket Price: $75.00 + bf
More information on the tour can be found at or

Times: Doors 6:30pm // Sweet Jean 7:30pm // Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen 8:30pm

Friday November 18         St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney NSW
Tuesday November 22       St David’s Cathedral, Hobart TAS
Wednesday November 23     St Michael’s Uniting Church, Melbourne VIC
Wednesday November 30     St Joseph’s Church, Perth, WA
Saturday December 3         Flinders Street Baptist Church, Adelaide SA
Friday December 9           St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane QLD

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Bett Gallery: Imants Tiller, The Poet’s Surrender

Emma Bett, Bett Gallery
19.09.16 2:10 pm





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Assembly of Creative Reuse / 24 Sept - 2 Oct ...

Resource Work Cooperative Society Ltd
19.09.16 2:02 pm


Assembly of Creative Reuse / 24 Sept - 2 Oct ...

a Festival of Sustainable Art Making

Nurturing & celebrating creativity and resourcefulness in the community of Hobart.

The Assembly of Creative Reuse addresses the need for everyone -  artists, creative people, and the general community - to think critically and careful about our use of resources, and offers pathways to reuse and waste reduction that are creative, inspiring, empowering- and fun!

We believe in the inherent creativity of all community members, and advocate working with recycled and discarded materials as a non-threatening and accessible enabler of creative expression.

The Assembly of Creative Reuse has an activity for everyone and everyone is welcome, from novice creatives to practicing artists.

We hope you enjoy the Assembly!

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Despard Gallery, TONIGHT: Graham Lang | A Fulcrum of infinities. LAST WEEK

19.09.16 5:18 am


You are invited to the opening of

Graham Lang | A Fulcrum of infinities

Wednesday 31 August 5.30pm
“The title of this exhibition alludes to a perplexing conundrum: that there exists in every living thing an internal physical infinity as endless as that existing externally. This idea grew some years ago after a near-fatal illness and seems to have been the underlying force behind a second theme that attempts (particularly in the Lazarus works and the landscapes) to evoke the precarious limbo between existence and extinction. It’s also a good way of saying that with art the possibilities are endless.” Graham Lang, July 2016
Join the artist and friends for a celebratory drink!


For the full exhibition catalogue, please contact the gallery at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Graham Lang | A Fulcrum of Infinities
31 August - 25 September 2016

Despard here:

Despard Gallery
Level One
15 Castray Esplanade
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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2016 RACT Insurance Portraiture Prize winner announced

16.09.16 6:02 pm

Caleb Clifford

Hamish Hall

Grandmum by Jasmin Ellis

Portrait of the Artist Grace Herbert by Liam James

The winner of the 2016 RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portraiture Prize (TPP) has been revealed, with an intimate photograph depicting the relationship between twin brothers taking out the top award.

RACT Insurance TPP judges Alasdair Doyle, Carla Fletcher and Yvette Watt crowned Caleb Clifford of South Launceston the winner for his piece, Once more the old mysterious glimmer steals.

RACT Insurance TPP judge, Melbourne based artist Carla Fletcher said she was amazed by the sophistication of 18 year-old, Caleb Clifford’s piece.

“The subject was clearly well resolved with beautiful, intimate insight and we felt it resonated as the clear winner,” Ms Fletcher said.

The runner up award went to Hamish Hall of North Hobart for his piece entitled Me with ‘stache’.

Each year entrants are invited to create a portrait of a living Tasmanian who is important to them together with a statement explaining the meaning behind their work.

RACT Insurance CEO Trent Sayers said the high calibre of work from around the state was something to behold.

“On behalf of RACT Insurance I would like to say how proud the organisation is to again be associated with the Tasmanian Portraiture Prize and its contribution to art and creativity in the state,” Mr Sayers said.

“As the only Tasmanian based insurance company, RACT Insurance feel privileged to support activities such as the Tasmanian Portraiture Prize and would like to acknowledge all the artists who entered this year.

“As the major sponsor of the competition, RACT Insurance also has the honour of announcing this year’s Sponsors Choice winner, Jasmin Ellis, for her outstanding pencil drawing, Grandmum.”

The Packer’s Prize, chosen by the team organising the TPP, was awarded to Liam James for his striking photograph, Portrait of the Artist Grace Herbert.

RACT Insurance encourages all Tasmanians to come along and support the state’s emerging artists at the Tasmanian Portraiture Prize exhibition at the Long Gallery in Hobart from 17 September – 1
October, the Sawtooth Gallery in Launceston from 8 October – 23 October, and the Burnie Regional Art Gallery from 29 October – 9 December 2016.

The competition, now in its ninth year, was established to foster the development of emerging Tasmanian artists and provide an opportunity for the public to appreciate their talents.

The winner of the 2016 RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portraiture Prize, Caleb Clifford will receive $5000 in prize money as well as a trip for two to the Archibald Prize exhibition in Sydney, while runner up Hamish Hall will receive $2000 to assist with studio rent.

Winners of the Sponsor’s Prize and Packers Prize will receive $500 towards their future artistic endeavours.


WINNER – Caleb Clifford

Once more the old mysterious glimmer steals

When asked to describe the relationship I have to my twin brother, I can’t convey what I feel. He does not feel like a brother in the conventional sense, less so a friend either. It would be more accurate to say that he is some other form of me, a second body, or a reflection of a different avenue of what I could’ve been. Sometimes I find it difficult to believe he is real, instead of some illusion I’ve conjured. If he were to vanish, I would feel a deep incompleteness, as I would’ve lost half of what I am. My functionality is dependent upon the safety of two bodies; his and my own. It’s a terribly vulnerable sensation.
I have chosen to depict him as such, in this ambiguous exposure, through photography. The shoots I’ve done with him have been intimate and at times, uncomfortable. Sometimes, when I catch him in certain lights, I still can’t help but thinks he’s not actually there, and expect the light to rearrange itself into an absence of where he was standing.
The title is taken from Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s Tithonus.

RUNNER UP – Hamish Hall

Me with ‘stache’

The beauty of doing a self-portrait is you can paint yourself however the fuck you want. A smidge off the beak, a slightly sharper jaw line and why not chuck on a sweet ‘stache and uniform?
I guess this could be a projection of myself and the ‘man’ I’d like to be. Power, status and facial hair are part of the struggle of the modern man. And it’s a battle. It’s tough being a youngish white guy trying to make his way in the world today, right?
But in reality, it’s probably just me in a rude ‘stache.



I am 14 years old and have been drawing all my life. I particularly like drawing portraits of people and animals using coloured pencils. This is a portrait of my beautiful great grandmother, who is someone I look up to and aspire to be like when I am older. She is a very cheerful and positive person who is always welcoming and interested in the lives of her family. This drawing shows her wonderful smile, which is always warm and bright. I chose to use orange in the background represent the happiness I feel when I am with her.


Portrait of the Artist Grace Herbert

I organised to shoot Grace Herbert, successful early-career artist and arts organiser. I planned to construct an image that showed how photography “turns people into objects” (Susan Sontag in On Photography, 1977). Attempting to turn Grace into a sculpture; similar to one she had recently made.

I also wanted to apply the frameworks of her practice onto my photographic methodologies. Blending our styles and further pushing the notion that the portrait is of both sitter and artist.

I was nervous to shoot Grace. She arrived tired and crestfallen. I also think she felt the proposed image was pigeonholing her and simplifying her practice. It was one of the most difficult shoots I have ever done, I felt impotent. Afterwards I became dejected that nothing had come out, and worse that I had further upset Grace.

The next day I returned to the studio, I found the shirt I had gotten as costume laying on the floor, I draped the remnants of failure against the backdrop. Here I found what I was looking for. It wasn’t didactic or directly representational like images taken the night before; instead a non-figurative portrait created a weighty, sincere and open-ended poetic portrayal of Grace.

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Moonah Arts Centre: Nadira & Friends, Friday Nights Live

Michael McLaughlin Cultural Programs Officer Moonah Arts Centre
16.09.16 12:38 pm

Nadira & Friends
Moonah Arts Centre, Friday Nights Live
Friday Sept 23 from 6pm
$5 Cover Charge, Drinks @ Bar prices

“modern take on jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, swing and bossa nova.”

Nadira is a fresh face on the Tasmanian/Australian jazz scene. Based in Hobart, since 2014, Nadira has formed a jazz ensemble, backed by various amazing jazz musicians, called Nadira and Friends. They showcase mesmerizing and modern take on jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, swing and bossa nova.

Nadira’s raw, powerful and gorgeous voice is truly unique, fellow jazz musicians and jazz fans often dubbed her as a mix-bag of Eartha Kitt, Lena Horne, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson and others.

Albeit new to the Tasmanian/Australian jazz scene, a combo of Nadira’s unique voice, her natural and joyful approach to the music, and her ability to interact with the audience, has proven her ability in pulling a large number of crowds at each show she has performed in. 

Nadira and Friends have experienced extremely well-received performances at various jazz festivals such as Hot August Jazz, Clarence Jazz Festival, Devonport Jazz Festival and at art/lifestyle festivals such as Fractangular Gathering. Nadira and Friends have also successfully performed at various jazz events, such as Hobart Jazz Club monthly meeting and Scamander Jazz gathering, and at various venues in Hobart such as Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and Mi Corazon Bar in Melbourne.

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Hobart, Devonport: Matt Andersen 2016 Australian Tour

Annie Johnsson
16.09.16 12:25 pm


“a powerhouse voice that could pack a football stadium” - The National Post

Canadian singer/songwriter Matt Andersen has enjoyed a busy 2016.  His latest album HONEST MAN, released back in February, received much critical acclaim and led to extensive tours in the US and Canada where he performed headline shows alongside numerous festival appearances.

“His stunning voice contains obvious traces of delta blues, but also the bawdy swagger of Stax and Motown, and his backing band complement it with gloriously peppy horn playing”  - Exclaim! 8/10

“Andersen’s soulful baritone is a gorgeous cross between Joe Cocker and Marc Cohn and yet that doesn’t completely do it justice. Andersen’s voice is pure greatness and Honest Man beautifully showcases his talents as a vocalist and a songwriter.” - Blues Rock Review

The late Northern summer saw him opening shows for the great Buddy Guy and Beth Hart, while October sees him head to the UK and Netherlands for another run of headline performances.  After that, he embarks on the long trip downunder for a very welcome return to Australian shores – including, for a first-time visit to Tasmania.

Apart from appearances for Mullum & Queenscliff Music Festivals, Matt has announced a run of solo shows on the East Coast and Tasmania - taking in Brisbane, Hobart, Devonport, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle throughout November and into early December.  It’s a terrific opportunity to catch up with one of Canada’s very finest performers.


Thur 17 Nov
The Milk Factory
With guest Claire Anne Taylor
48 Montague Rd, West End QLD
Ph 07 3217 2061
Doors 8pm.  Tix $20 + bf / $25 @ door.  Tix Here

Fri 18 – Sun 20 Nov
Mullum Music Festival

Wed 23 Nov
Republic Bar
With guest Shaun Kirk
299 Elizabeth St, North Hobart TAS
Ph 03 6234 6954
Doors 7.30pm.  Tix $20 + bf standing / $25 + bf seated / $25 @ door.  Tix Here

Thur 24 Nov
Red Hot Music
With guest Shaun Kirk
10-12 Edward St, Devonport TAS
Ph 03 6424 2286
Doors 7.30pm.  Tix $25.  Tix Here

Fri 25 Nov
Memo Music Hall
With guest Shaun Kirk
88 Acland St, St Kilda VIC
Ph 03 9534 3556
Doors 7.30pm.  Tix $25 + bf standing / $30 + bf seated / $35 @ door.  Tix Here

Sat 26 – Sun 27 Nov
Queenscliff Music Festival

Tue 29 Nov
The Front Gallery & Café
With guest Mercy Seat
1 Wattle Place, Lyneham ACT
Ph 02 6249 8453
Doors 6.30pm.  Tix $20 + bf / $25 @ door.  Tix Here

Thur 1 Dec
Brass Monkey
With guest Shaun Kirk
115A Cronulla St, Cronulla NSW
Ph 02 9544 3844
Doors 7pm.  Tix $20 + bf / $25 @ door.  Tix Here

Fri 2 Dec
The Music Lounge
With guest Shaun Kirk
Wollongong Town Hall, Wollongong NSW
Corner Kembla & Crown Sts
Doors 7.30pm.  Tix Here

Sat 3 Dec
The Basement
With guest Shaun Kirk
29 Reiby Pl, Circular Quay NSW
Ph 02 9251 2797
Doors 7.30pm.  Tix $20 + bf / $25 @ door.  Tix Here

Sun 4 Dec
With guest Shaun Kirk
31 Morehead St, Lambton NSW
Ph 02 4956 2066
Doors 6pm.  Tix $20 + bf / $25 @ door.  Tix Here


With over 10 million views on YouTube, a 2013 European Blues Award, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following the old fashioned way – touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth.

In addition to headlining major festivals, clubs and theatres throughout North America, Europe and Australia, he has shared the stage and toured with Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Randy Bachman, Little Feat, Jonny Lang, Serena Ryder, and more. Andersen has won the 2013 Euro Blues Award for Best Solo /Acoustic Act, three Maple Blues Awards in 2012, and nabbed him 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Andersen has received a JUNO nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, a CIMA Road Gold award, and two consecutive Maple Blues Award for Male Vocalist of the Year.


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Moonah Arts Centre: What’s on at MAC

Moonah Arts Centre
16.09.16 7:07 am



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Devonport Regional Gallery: Droogs create street art for D’port Bookshop

Dianne Sheehan Education and Public Programs Officer | Devonport Regional Gallery | Devonport City Council
16.09.16 7:00 am

Over the last three months Devonport Regional Gallery’s young members, the Droogs have been working on the design for a new mural at the back of the Devonport Bookshop with street artist Katie Houghton-Ward (aka KT Hollywood). The mural is set to be installed across three days in September: 16th – 18th.

Devonport Bookshop owner, Tim Gott, invited the Droogs to create an artwork that covered the store’s back wall in an effort to reduce graffiti in the area. Under the mentorship of artist Katie Houghton-Ward, the Droogs have developed an artwork inspired by literature, fiction and fantasy.

The artwork has been drawn from the concept of a bookshop: a place which contains myriad fictional and non-fictional characters, landscapes and emotions, and a place that inspires and captures the imagination.

The completed mural will be visible from Rooke Lane.

Devonport Regional Gallery’s Droogs are a group of young volunteers aged between 15 and 30 who assist with a variety of arts projects and events in Devonport, namely Reclaim the Lane, Four 8 Film Festival and The Sketchbook Project. New members are always welcome and enquiries can be made at the Gallery.Gallery

Opening Hours | Mon – Fri 10 – 5 | Sat 12 – 5 | Sun & Public Holidays 1–5
45-47 Stewart Street | PO Box 604 |  Devonport TAS 7310
P: (03) 6424 8296|F: (03) 6423 5305|M: 0407 308 416

13 August – 25 September, 2016

Lisa Garland: Still Reverence
2016 Solo Commission
Curated by Ellie Ray

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Bett Gallery: Liam James, The Blue/The Haze

Emma Bett, Bett Gallery
15.09.16 5:27 pm


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Mofo 2017 announces dates and highlight artists tētēma, Puscifer

Rebecca Fitzgibbon
15.09.16 1:00 pm


• Mofo 2017 dates announced: Wednesday 18 – Sunday 22 January 2017
• Mofo at Mona: Friday 20 – Sunday 22 January 2017 inclusive
• Two highlights announced: tētēma & Puscifer
• Full program announced Wed 12 October
• Tickets on sale Mon 17 October 

Hobart’s experimental music and art festival, Mona Foma, returns to the Museum of Old and New Art in the New Year, occupying the subterranean gallery spaces and sunny agoras of Mona as well as offering bespoke events at venues around Hobart from 18–22 January 2017.

While the full Mofo 2017 program will be revealed next month, festival curator Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes, The Break) has made an early announcement of two unique acts for the Mona Main Stage as part of the festival’s ‘Weekend at Walshy’s’ on site at the museum grounds (Friday 20-Sunday 22 January).

Mofo 2017 will feature the exclusive live world premiere of tētēma (USA/AU), the latest project from Faith No More frontman Mike Patton in his only Australian show, formed with renowned Australian experimental composer and pianist Anthony Pateras (the two are pictured above).

tētēma’s 2014 release ‘Geocidal’ features a white-hot fusing of Pateras’ unique electro-acoustic orchestrations with Patton’s astounding vocal range, thematically exploring in their words, “the murder of place through plethora instrumental combinations, driving percussive rhythms, skewed exotica and musique concrète”.

For this world premiere performance on Mona’s Main Stage on Saturday 21 January, the duo will be writing new, previously unheard material for the band’s live quartet formation that includes their dream personnel of Australian percussionist Will Guthrie and Australian violinist Erkki Veltheim.

Another early announcement is Puscifer (USA), the elaborate musical and storytelling project from Tool and A Perfect Circle vocalist Maynard James Keenan.

What began as a comedy act in 1995 developed into experimental theatrical rock music performances, often featuring recurring characters and convoluted storylines performed in boxing rings on stage by costumed characters projecting complex harmonies layered over industrial rhythms.

Puscifer’s third full-length album ‘Money Shot’ was released last year, featuring singer/songwriter Carina Round adding harmonic vocals alongside Keenan, with multi-instrumentalist Mat Mitchell, keyboard player Juliette Commagere, cello player and Keenard’s son Devo Keenan, with various drummers, including Tim Alexander (Primus), Jon Theodore (Queens of the Stone Age), and Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle).

Keenan describes Puscifer as a culmination of his influences, combining digital programming with acoustic harmonies, finding a pulse within the digital landscape and bringing it to life. Puscifer perform on Mona’s Main Stage on Friday 20 January.

Mofo curator Brian Ritchie said “Mofo is thrilled to be able to present some of rock’s most notable luminaries out on musical joy rides. Mike Patton and Maynard James Keenan are both visionaries and serial musical adventurers. They are just the tip of the iceberg of avant-garde musicians crashing into Tasmania in January.”

Mofo 2017: 18–22 January in venues around Hobart, and 20–22 January on-site at Mona.

Full Mofo 2017 lineup announcement on Wednesday 12 October 2016 AEST.

Tickets on sale Monday 17 October from

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Chance to view Japanese art at Rosny Barn this weekend

Catherine Rogers Communications and Marketing Officer Clarence City Council
15.09.16 11:53 am

A rare opportunity to view the work of contemporary and traditional Japanese art in Tasmania will be available on show at Rosny Barn this weekend only.

MOVE Tasmania features the work of more than 50 Japanese artists. The exhibition will include paintings, drawings, digital works, pastel works and photos in traditional and contemporary styles.

The exhibition will also bring prominent Japanese calligraphy artist, Haru Kakigokoro, and emerging chalk artist, Yuka Ozaki to Hobart for the first time. 

Haru will conduct a calligraphy masterclass at Rosny LINC on Saturday 16 September from 2.00-4.00pm for participants to try their hand at this ancient art form. Yuka will be at the Schoolhouse Gallery this Friday afternoon with both artists also conducting demonstrations at Eastlands Shopping Centre today and Saturday.

Mayor of Clarence, Alderman Doug Chipman, said the exhibition would give people a rare opportunity to see contemporary and traditional Japanese art in Tasmania. 

“With works from more than 50 artists, MOVE Tasmania will provide a rare insight into Japanese art and enhance our understanding of the many artistic practices that exist in Japan.

“Our arts program actively encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in the arts through delivering a wide range of exhibitions at Rosny Farm. 

“Clarence has a strong sister city relationship with Akkeshi in Japan, and it is pleasing to see the relationship between Clarence and Japan strengthen more broadly through the arts.”

The exhibition is organised by Shingo Komuro of Orumok Enterprise and is being managed in Tasmania by Impressive Tasmania. Orumok Enterprise has held successful exhibitions in Germany, USA and Turkey.

The Save the Tasmanian Devil Campaign is a partner in the exhibition which is also supported by Council.

MOVE Tasmania will be on show at the Rosny Barn from 15 to 18 September, 11am – 5.00pm.

Haru Kakigokoro is a member of Shoseikai, the biggest calligraphers group in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Kakigokoro started learning traditional Japanese calligraphy from the age of seven. He has been a full-time professional calligrapher since 2011 and has conducted master classes, workshops, and participated in exhibitions and public performances.

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Festival of Voices: Give us your feedback and win!

Festival of Voices
15.09.16 10:18 am


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Moonah Arts Centre: Three Tasmanian artists, one magnificent forest

Claire Elliott
14.09.16 3:15 pm

Image: Resonance, 2016, Lorraine Biggs, Lila Meleisea and Dane Chisholm

Three artists based in Tasmania’s north-east, came together to create a major body of work exploring the magnificent Tasmanian Blue Tier highland forest.

The result is an exciting hybrid show, which opens at Moonah Arts Centre (MAC) at 6pm on Thursday 29 September 2016.

By weaving together individual and collective ideas, findings, sound and visual responses; Lorraine Biggs, Lila Meleisea and Dane Chisholm explore the ecological diversity of the Blue Tier forest’s singular ecosystem.

Resonance – Study of a Landscape will immerse viewers in a visual and surround-sound experience; where every vibration, pattern and harmonic of insect life, plant life, land, water and sky, is interpreted and reinvented for the gallery space.

Lila Meleisea is a musician and sound artist, Lorraine Biggs works mostly with drawing and painting, and Dane Chisholm’s practice incorporates printmaking, drawing, photography, land art and digital image.
While Lila has previously collaborated with both Dane and Lorraine, this will be the first time that all three artists come together to create a body of work.

“We will consider the whole landscape as a complete body where all parts within are connected – including ourselves” says exhibiting artists Lila Meleisea.

“Some of our intellectual considerations will be of resonance, vibration, patterns, harmonics and the golden mean in nature.”

The artists have also created a “graphic score”, an improvised interpretation of which will be performed by professional musicians on the opening night on Thursday 29 September, all welcome.

Resonance – Study of a Landscape will be exhibited at MAC from 30 September to 22 October 2016.

 Opening event 6pm Thursday 29 September
 Moonah Arts Centre, 23-27 Albert Road, Moonah
 Exhibition runs 30 Sep – 22 Oct 2016
 Exhibition open from 10am-5pm Tuesday – Friday and 11am-3pm Saturdays
 Entry to the exhibition is free

This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts

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Tasmania’s BOFA Film Festival unveils 2016 Program

Owen Tilbury, Festival Director Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival, 10 -13 November, 2016
13.09.16 7:05 pm


The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival has officially launched its 2016 program.

The seventh annual BOFA Film Festival will screen 37 films from around the world from Thursday,  November 10 to Sunday, November 13 at the Inveresk Precinct in Launceston.

The 44 page full colour program was officially launched by Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten and will be widely distributed around the state.

Spread over four venues at Inveresk, BOFA 2016 will offer 37 of the world’s best features and documentaries, 50 + short films, film making master-classes for adults and kids, and a Smart City Action Session over the four action-packed days.

The BOFA Festival Lounge offers Tasmanian wine, cider and beer plus Tassie food platters and live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. Food vans and bean bags also offer an al fresco buzz to the festival experience.

Opening night (Thursday 10 Nov) Red Carpet film will be Paolo Virzi’s exuberant Italian comedy-drama, fresh from Cannes film Festival,  Like Crazy. A glamorous after-party at Mud Bar, Launceston will start the festival in matching European style.

Other movie highlights include the Sundance Festival’s Best Film, Weiner,  the story of Anthony Weiner’s scandal-ridden run for Mayor of New York, and Cannes Festival winners The Salesman (Iran) and Graduation (Romania).

There will be a strong Australian focus with features like Goldstone, Ivan Sen’s follow up to Mystery Road, the first feature from Tasmanian-born Damien Power, Killing Ground, and the recent winner of the $100,000 Best Film prize at the CinefestOZ festival, Rosemary Myers’ Girl Asleep.

Another high point of the 2016 Festival will be the 10th anniversary special retrospective screening of one of Australia’s best loved features, Kenny, to be attended by the director, Clayton Jacobson.

Last year’s successful theme “what’s your BOFA?” highlighted the many different aspects of the Festival with something to appeal to every type of audience.

The concept will be expanded this year with the Festival offering FEATURES BOFA, DOCO BOFA, FAMILY BOFA, FOOD & WINE BOFA, IDEAS BOFA, GENDER BOFA, AUSSIE BOFA, SHORTS BOFA and COMMUNITY BOFA.

This year families can enjoy the festival with great family films at concession price for kids and with a pop up playgroup for the littlies. 

Festival Director Owen Tilbury said that BOFA was now recognised nationally as a significant event on the Australian film festival calendar drawing audience from around Tasmania and the mainland centres.

“Attendance has increased five-fold since we opened and we’re confident that this strong program - plus other events like the Festival of Roses on the same weekend - will attract even more Tasmanians and interstate visitors to the 2016 BOFA Film Festival.”

For all film and booking information go to the BOFA web site 


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Stanley ... in The Light Between Oceans

Entertainment One Films Australia
13.09.16 2:13 pm


The Light Between Oceans is in Australian cinemas nationally on November 3 ... and it includes the North-West town of Stanley ...

Based on the best-selling novel by Australian author M.L Stedman and starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men, Steve Jobs & Macbeth), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Jason Bourne) and Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener), as well as Australian icons Jack Thompson, Bryan Brown and Garry McDonald, The Light Between Oceans tells the story - On a remote island in the years following WWI, a couple rescue a baby from an adrift rowboat and decide to raise the child as their own, unaware of the devastating consequences of their decision.

While the majority of filming took place in New Zealand, the Tasmanian town of Stanley, played an important role, standing in for the fictitious coastal town of Partageuse. Filmed in late 2014, the town of Stanley played host to the Hollywood production for just over week, with its vintage-looking main street, unique hillside views and wharf area, it was a perfect location for much of the exteriors needed for the film.

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Bett Gallery: David Keeling, 30-year celebration

Emma Bett, Bett Gallery
13.09.16 10:01 am


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Devonport Regional Gallery: Take a tour through Still Reverence with the artist

Devonport Regional Gallery
11.09.16 7:06 am


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Whistling into the West

Paula Xiberras
10.09.16 8:06 am


The name Gavin in one interpretation means hawk and it’s fitting that the bird motif should be associated with musician Gavin James. It was always going to be music for Gavin and if he didn’t play he would teach it. Gavin won the Choice Music Prize for his first album ‘Bitter Pill’.

Gavin was preparing for his Australian tour when I caught up with him recently. He told me his songs are ‘personal stuff about relationships, reading books, work and music’.

Gavin’s musical pedigree is strong with his sister a musician and his great grandparents both being opera singers. His grandfather, and this is where the bird association comes in, was also a comedian and a ‘whistler’ who perfected the sound of birds. Even though Gavin’s grandad had a successful career he couldn’t take his act to America because ‘he had too many children!’

He tells me it will be his first visit to Australia. He’s a little disappointed that many years ago he didn’t go along with this parents when they visited Australia.

This years visit to Perth will allow him to catch up with some of his relatives with his schedule that encompasses 4 days 4 gigs. It’s also a much anticipated visit because his relatives possess a recording of his whistler grandfather which he is eager to hear.

And sometimes Gavin is surprised by which songs resonate with people, one in particular is not one of his own songs but a cover of ‘Book of love’ by Magnetic Fields, a song he sang at a gig in Dublin.

You can see Gavin James:

Thu 22 Sept -
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane

Fri 23 Sept -
Plan B Small Club, Sydney

Sat 24 Sept -
Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne

Sun 25 Sept -
The Boston, Perth

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Travelling Film Festival cruises to Tasmania with Jeremy Sims

Amber Forrest-Bisley
09.09.16 6:59 am


Sydney Film Festival and Princess Cruises bring a spectacular program of world class cinema to the second Travelling Film Festival at Sea. The Festival will screen onboard Dawn Princess as she departs from Sydney to Tasmania on 1-6 November, 2016 with special guest, award-winning stage and screen director and actor Jeremy Sims onboard.

Sims will present the program which includes his critically acclaimed film Last Cab to Darwin (SFF 2015); an adaptation of Sim’s hit play based on a true story of a cancer stricken cabbie, played by national treasure Michael Caton. Passengers will join Sims for a Q&A after his screening.

A program of seven films (five features and two documentaries) has been announced today, selected by Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley.  The program includes Neil Armfield’s multi-award winning film Holding the Man, Gillian Armstrong’s Women He’s Undressed, international sensation Phoenix starring Nina Hoss, Bill Condon’s Mr Holmes starring Sir Ian McKellen, delightful family comedy The Crow’s Egg, and Iris from legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles about flamboyant fashion icon Iris Apfel.

Sydney Film Festival director Nashen Moodley said, “The Festival has an incredibly strong program of films to be screened onboard Dawn Princess.  Guests will not only enjoy their trip to Tasmania, but the program will also take them on a trip across Australia and around the world with these diverse Festival favourite films.”

Princess Cruises Vice President, Australia & New Zealand, Stuart Allison said, “Sydney Film Festival and Princess Cruises are delighted to bring the Travelling Film Festival at Sea onboard Dawn Princess for its second year running.  Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the movie experience and, we are equally thrilled to have Australian screen luminary Jeremy Sims joining us onboard.”

The feature-length films include:

• Holding the Man, a compelling Australian drama adapted from Australian playwright Tommy Murphy’s stage production and directed by Australian theatre veteran Neil Armfield, starring Ryan Corr, Craig Stott, Sarah Snook, Guy Pearce and Anthony LaPaglia;
• Iris, a documentary by the late great Albert Maysles tells the tale of flamboyant New York fashionista Iris Apfel, who shares her experiences including working for the White House for nine presidents and creating replicas of century-old fabrics;
• Last Cab to Darwin, based on the true story of cab driver Rex Bell (Michael Caton), a cab driver from Broken Hill who doesn’t have long to live, as he sets out on an epic journey to Darwin to visit Dr Nicole Farmer (Jacki Weaver), in a bid to die on his own terms;
• Mr Holmes, starring Sir Ian McKellen, follows a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes obsessing over his last unsolved case. The film premiered in Australia last year at the Sydney Film Festival;
• Phoenix, the multiple award winning sixth collaboration between director Christian Petzold and actor Nina Hoss (Barbara), is a drama about a concentration-camp survivor returning to Berlin to reclaim her life;
• The Crow’s Egg, a funny, charming family-friendly South Indian Tamil/ Indian film by M. Manikandan, tells the tale of two mischievous and resourceful brothers from a Chennai slum who become determined to taste pizza for the very first time;
• Women He’s Undressed, the acclaimed Australian filmmaker Gillian Armstrong’s documentary which shares the untold story of Academy Award-winning Hollywood costume designer Orry-Kelly.

The Travelling Film Festival is Australia’s longest running travelling film festival. The Festival provides audiences in regional areas the opportunity to see world-class Australian and international films that they may not otherwise have had the opportunity to see on the big screen.

Further information on the cruise can be found here:


NT Alice Springs, Darwin, Katherine QLD Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay, Toowoomba, Townsville NSW Dubbo, Huskisson, Nambucca Heads, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Rockhampton, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong, Ulladulla, New Zealand (at sea) and Tasmania (at sea).

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Black Sorrows new Album and National Tour

Rina Ferris
08.09.16 10:35 am


Thursday, 8 September 2016:  In the music of The Black Sorrows there are consistent threads and themes, a faithfully consistent darkness that adds depth to every note they play, and the upcoming release of the band’s 20th album, Faithful Satellite, will take Joe Camilleri and the band back on the road to celebrate with an epic, 50 date, national tour.
Faithful Satellite is the successor to the band’s last original and critically acclaimed 2014 album, Certified Blue. Joe Camilleri and long-time writing partner, Nick Smith, continue to be the masters of the eclectic. No musical style is left in the corner waiting for a dance partner, just as no dark human theme is left unrevealed. Swirling images of love lost, end of the line sea journeys, voodoo, Boot Hill and wild rock ‘n roll joy rides define Faithful Satellite, a culmination of artistry which separates Joe from the rest.
Sure, he’s kicked a staggering number of goals over his 50+ years in music as a singer, songwriter, musician, performer and producer at the top of his game. As frontman of the seminal 70’s band, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Joe was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007. With The Black Sorrows, there have been hits not only in Australia but also in Europe. Touring there several times playing songs that have become radio staples like Chained to the Wheel, Harley & Rose and Hold On To Me. There was an ARIA Award for Best Group in 1990, and last year their Endless Sleep album was nominated for the 2015 ARIA Award for Best Blues & Roots Album, the band’s 19th nomination. Returning for the first time in 20 years, The Black Sorrows toured Scandinavia in support of the release of Endless Sleep that reached #13 on the Euro Americana chart in 2015.
There have been multi-platinum albums and, collectively, sales of over two million records worldwide. The Black Sorrows, in one form or another, haven’t stopped recording or performing since Joe pulled the thing together in 1983 – and he’s still playing 150 shows a year! His energy seems boundless, matched only by the passion and commitment with which he approaches every song, every record, every performance.
Recorded at Woodstock Studios in Melbourne, and produced by Joe Camilleri and co-producer John McAll, The Black Sorrows have enlisted a stellar line-up of guest artists that include Vika and Linda Bull, the Davidson Brothers, The Silo String Quartet as well as some of the best young jazz players around.
“I’m in it for the long haul,” is how Joe sees it, has always seen it. “I just want the future.”  And we’re all welcome to get on board and enjoy the ride.
Faithful Satellite is released on Friday, 16 September through Head Records. 
For all audiophile fans, there will be a limited edition double vinyl version of Faithful Satellite, featuring 8 bonus tracks, available in late September.  Pre orders are available now from
Tickets to all shows on the Faithful Satellite Tour are on sale NOW unless otherwise noted below.
The Black Sorrows are:
Joe Camilleri – vocals, guitar, sax, harp
John McAll – keyboards, vocals
Claude Carranza – guitar, vocals
Mark Gray – bass, vocals
Angus Burchall – drums

The Tour…

Sat, 10 September 2016
Sandstone Rocks, Sandstone Point Hotel, Sandstone Point, QLD
Tickets available now from Ticketmaster
Fri, 16 September 2016
SS&A Club, Albury, NSW
* Free Entry *
Sat, 17 September 2016
The Palms at Crown, Melbourne, VIC
* With Vika & Linda Bull *
Thurs, 22 September 2016
Mt Pleasant Tavern, Mackay, QLD
Tickets available now from Moshtix  

Fri, 23 September 2016
Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, QLD
Tickets available now from Moshtix
Sat, 24 September 2016
Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns, QLD
Tickets available now from Moshtix
Thurs, 29 September 2016
Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre, Devonport, TAS
Tickets available now from the Venue
Fri, 30 September 2016
Country Club Showroom, Launceston, TAS
Tickets available now from Tixtas  

Sat, 1 October 2016
Centre Square, Birrarung Marr, VIC
Fri, 7 October 2016
Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads, NSW
Tickets available now from the Venue
Sun, 9 October 2016
Mane Event, Barwon Club Hotel, Geelong, VIC
Tickets available now from Oztix
Wed, 12 October 2016
Frankston RSL, Frankston, VIC
Tickets available now from the Venue
Thurs, 13 October 2016
Friends Restaurant, Perth, WA
Tickets available now from the Venue
or (08) 9221 0885
Fri, 14 October 2016
Fly By Night Club, Fremantle, WA
Tickets available now from the Venue  

Sat, 15 October 2016
Charles Hotel, North Perth, WA
Tickets available now from Ticketmaster
Sun, 16 October 2016
Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood, WA
Tickets available now from Ticketmaster

Fri, 21 October 2016
Wild Goose Restaurant, Noble Falls Estate, WA
Tickets available now from the Venue and 08 9574 6255
Sat, 22 October 2016
Shark Bay 1616, Shark Bay, WA
* Free Entry *
Sat, 29 October 2016
Cygnet Town Hall, Cygnet, TAS
Tickets available now from Moshtix
Sun, 30 October 2016
Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS*
Tickets available now from Moshtix
*Note: Afternoon Show  

Thurs, 3 November 2016
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Tickets available now from Moshtix
Fri, 4 November 2016
Inland Sea of Sound Festival, Bathurst, NSW
Tickets available now from the Festival
Sat, 5 November 2016
Armidale Ex-Services Club, Armidale, NSW
Tickets available now from Oztix
Sun, 6 November 2016
Hoey Moey Beer Garden, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Tickets available now from Oztix
Tues, 8 November –and-
Wed, 9 November 2016
Bird’s Basement, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets available in mid September from the Venue
Fri, 11 November 2016
Caboolture Sports Club, Caboolture, QLD
* Free Entry * 

Sat, 12 November 2016
Stanthorpe Rocks, Stanthorpe, QLD
Tickets available now from Stanthorpe Rocks
Sun, 13 November 2016
Caloundra Power Boat Club, Caloundra, Qld
Tickets available now from venue or 07 5492 1444
Fri, 18 November 2016
Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Tickets available now from the Venue
Sat, 19 November 2016
River Rockfest, Broken Hill, NSW
Tickets available now from River Rockfest
Sat, 26 November 2016
River Rockfest, Mildura, VIC
Tickets available now from River Rockfest

Fri, 2 December 2016
The Grand Hotel, Mornington, VIC
Tickets available from Oztix
Sat, 3 December 2016
Lakeside Twilights, Ballarat, VIC*
Tickets available now from Ticketmaster
*Note: Afternoon Show
Sat, 3 December 2016
River Rockfest, Swan Hill, VIC
Tickets available now from River Rockfest
Sun, 4 December 2016
Halls Gap Hotel, Halls Gap, VIC
Tickets available now from Oztix
Wed, 7 December 2016
Centro CBD, Wollongong, NSW
Tickets available now from the Venue

Thurs, 8 December 2016
The Basement, Canberra, ACT
Tickets available now from Oztix
Fri, 9 December –and- Sat, 10 December 2016
Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Tickets available now from the Venue
Sun, 11 December 2016
Camelot Lounge, Marrickville, NSW
Tickets available now from Sticky Tickets
Sat, 17 December 2016
Tickets available now from Moshtix  

The Black Sorrows have already completed shows on the Faithful Satellite Tour at The Flying Saucer Club (29 July), Bundy Hall (30 and 31 July – SOLD OUT), The Satellite Lounge (20 August), Southport Yacht Club (1 September – SOLD OUT), Red Fest (2 September), Towers Rocks (3 September) and Sunshine Beach Surf Club (4 September – SOLD OUT).

Joe Camilleri will also be performing with
Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons on:
Thurs, 24 November 2016
Palais Theatre (with Ol’ 55), St Kilda, VIC
Tickets available now from Ticketmaster

Fri, 25 November 2016
State Theatre (with Ol ‘55), Sydney, NSW
Tickets available now from Ticketmaster

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Montaigne announces Hobart Show to support youth mental health

Kirilly Crawford
07.09.16 3:47 pm


Having just reached Number 4 on the ARIA charts, Montaigne has announced a Hobart show as part of her debut album national tour.

Montaigne’s Hobart show is supporting I’ME, a non-for-profit organisation that aims to enhance the wellbeing of young people through innovative educational programs.

Montaigne, aka Jess Cerro is excited to be coming to Tassie for the first time and to be supporting such a worthwhile cause “I feel very privileged to be able to play in support of I’ME. I think the purpose is noble and the methods are valuable. I think mindfulness and meditation are crucial to the development of the modern person, and especially for teens who experience so many internal and external vicissitudes.” “Being able to manage your emotions and hence be able to treat both yourself and others with respect and kindness is very, very important, and makes doing both what you have to and want to do all the more pleasurable! I’m all for it.”

I’ME founding Director Grant Milbourne says he is thrilled to have Montaigne supporting I’ME and youth mental health through this event.

“Having Montaigne’s support will enable more awareness for ways young people can combat stress, anxiety and depression. I’ME supports teens aged 15-19 through running mindfulness meditation retreats,” said Mr Milbourne

“One in four young Australians currently has a mental health condition. Research has shown mindfulness practices increases optimism and happiness and decreases stress, anxiety and depression,” said Mr Milbourne.

“This event will contribute to funding I’ME’s first Tasmanian teen meditation retreat, to be held on the east coast of Tasmania in January 2017,” said Mr Milbourne.

Applications are now open for I’ME’s teen meditation retreat in January 2017.

For more information:

I’ME PRESENTS MONTAIGNE - Hobart event dates and information ...

Time and Date 6pm, 12th November 2016
Venue and Sponsor Hobart Brewing Company, 16 Evans Street
Support Act Violent Swells
Tickets $30 + bf (all ages event, under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult)

I’ME website:

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