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Vanessa Goodwin, Minister for the Arts
30.01.15 9:38 am
New Screen Tasmania funding for a number of productions to be made in the state will help to continue our screen industry’s extraordinary growth.
Funding for five new screen productions has been announced. Screen Tasmania’s support for these productions will provide important opportunities for local screen professionals, as well as contribute to growing our economy by attracting production investment to Tasmania.
One of the productions to be funded is Fanshaw & Crudnut – a 26 x half hour animated children’s television series and feature-length movie commissioned by Nine Network Australia. This is a co-production between Tasmanian company Blue Rocket, Beyond International and Indian company Criya Innfotainment.
Fanshaw & Crudnut represents the first of a proposed $18 million series of co-productions between Blue Rocket, Beyond International, one of Australia’s largest production groups, and Criya Innfotainment.
Senior executives from Beyond International and Criya Innfotainment are in Hobart this week to promote the production with Blue Rocket.
The production of Fanshaw & Crudnut will result in over $3.9 million to be spent locally over two years, providing over 40 jobs for Tasmanian cast and crew as well as cash flow to several Tasmanian suppliers.
It is very exciting to have yet another major production taking place with Tasmanian involvement, and shows the confidence that production companies are increasingly developing in Tasmania’s screen industry.
Projects to be funded by Screen Tasmania include:
• Production investment of $60,000 in TRU – Thylacine Research Unit – a two x one hour television documentary series for Discovery’s Animal Planet.
• Production investment of $40,000 in Bespoke – a three x half hour television documentary series for ABC Arts.
• Production investment of $300,000 over three financial years in Fanshaw & Crudnut – a 26 x half hour animated children’s series and 90 minute telemovie for the Nine Network Australia. A co-production between Tasmanian company Blue Rocket productions, Indian company Criya Entertainment, and Beyond Productions.
• Development Investment of $19,850 in Rosehaven – an eight x 27 minute television comedy series for the ABC written by and starring comedians Tasmanian born, Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola.
• Festival and Events Funding of $5,500 in Flickerfest – to support the Tasmanian tour and seminar program of the only Australian Academy Award™ qualifying short film festival Flickerfest. Tasmanian short films will be screened as part of the program at each venue in Hobart, Launceston and Cygnet.
These investments will generate a direct spend by in the state of more than $4m and employ over 50 Tasmanian cast and crew.
This production activity contributes to employment, and economic outcomes for the state whilst building entrepreneurial businesses in diverse creative industry sectors.
Executives from Beyond International, Blue Rocket and Criya Innfotainment will be available to speak to media about Fanshaw & Crudnut at 1.45pm today, Friday 30 January, at Level 2, 13-17 Castray Esplanade, Salamanca.
30.01.15 6:27 am
For release – Friday, 30 January, 2015: In one of Oz Rock’s best kept secrets, the legendary COLD CHISEL, today announced details of an intimate, ‘one off’ show in Canberra.
The iconic band will hit Canberra’s Royal Theatre on Thursday, 26 February, 2015. Tickets for this special gig will go on sale next Monday to members of the band’s mailing list and Tuesday to the General Public.
This date at ‘The Royal’ will be COLD CHISEL’S first Australian show in nearly 3 years and their first ACT visit since their sold out show at the – much bigger - AIS in 2011.
“There’s a great energy about really seeing the whites of people’s eyes at gigs like this”, says the band’s frontman, Jimmy Barnes. “It’s always that bit more intense.”
“We’re looking forward to playing at the Royal Theatre”, said piano player Don Walker. “We’re thinking of dedicating the show to Prince Phillip, who really doesn’t get enough recognition.”
Since news of the band’s headline appearance at this year’s Clipsal 500 in Adelaide on 1 March, COLD CHISEL fans have been eagerly awaiting details of more gigs but it turns out that this will be their one and only show this time around. The week after Clipsal, they will return to the studio for more work on a new album that is pencilled for late 2015.
Fans can expect the Royal Theatre setlist will be one of COLD CHISEL’s longest yet with the band likely to try out some new tunes as well as classics like Khe Sanh, Bow River, You Got Nothin’ I Want, My Baby, Forever Now and Flame Trees.
Tickets to the Canberra Royal Theatre warm up show will go on sale to the general public at 10.00am on Tuesday, 3 February, 2015 with a Cold Chisel mailing-list pre-sale available from 10:00am on Monday, 2 February, 2015.
Royal Theatre, Canberra
Thursday, 26 February, 2015
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29.01.15 9:28 am
Hamlet de los Andes photographed by Sandra Sea
Tasmanian audiences will be treated to world-renowned theatre performers, spellbinding dancers,
talented musicians, and spectacular visual artists this March, when Ten Days presents the Tasmanian
International Arts Festival – formerly known as Ten Days on the Island.
The program will be presented statewide from 5-29 March, giving Tasmanians a chance to explore
different regions of the island state or to simply enjoy high quality entertainment close to home.
Artistic Director David Malacari said the artistic program offered something for everyone, ranging
from enchanting musical performances to an immersive overnight experience at one of Hobart’s
“We have put together a program to appeal to our many audiences featuring international acts
Dementia 13, The Cardinals, Rising and an Australian premiere of Hamlet, de Los Andes; alongside an
abundance of creativity and ambition from both national and local artists,” Mr Malacari said.
“Making its Australian debut, South American company Teatro de los Andes, will deliver a unique
reinterpretation of the Shakespeare classic Hamlet in Hamlet de los Andes.
“This highly visual performance sold out in London and is sure to astound audiences when it is
performed exclusively in Tasmania.
“New Zealand company Live Live Cinema will recreate the entire soundtrack, dialogue, sound effects
and music of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1963 film Dementia 13 live on stage as part of the festival
“Actors, musicians and a Foley artist will create every aspect of the audio, while the schlock horror
film is screened above the audience for their viewing pleasure.
“Renowned international dancer, Aakash Odedra, whose work is inspired by traditional Indian dance
styles, will travel from the UK to captivate audiences with his acclaimed show Rising.
“Odedra will perform four solo dances, featuring the work of three of the world’s best
choreographers – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russell Maliphant and Akram Khan – with the final dance
choreographed by Odedra himself.
“In contrast, UK company, Stan’s Café, will provoke questioning and self-reflection as they explore
the concept of belief in their production, The Cardinals.
“Another highlight of the festival program is Blue Angel; combining music, installation, video and
sound design to tell the stories of Tasmanian sailors and seafarers.
“Performed in and around Hobart’s Astor Hotel, audiences can select to stay overnight for the full
experience or attend a boutique concert in the evening.”
Mr Malacari said the world-renowned Spiegeltent, presented in association with Strut and Fret,
would also return to Hobart’s waterfront as part of the 2015 Tasmanian International Arts Festival
for 25 days of dazzling entertainment and fun for all ages.
“We are delighted to welcome La Soirée back to Tasmania who, along with Australian company Circa
and their show Beyond, will headline the Spiegeltent program,” he said.
“Beyond is a truly sublime world-class show, with the circus cabaret experience presenting an
unexpected and surreal mix of comedy, music and magical circus tricks that will be equally
mindboggling for both adults and children alike.
“Hobart audiences will have another chance to get their hands on the hottest ticket of 2014 when
the five-star theatrical phenomenon that is La Soirée returns with its jaw-dropping acrobatics,
hilarious comedy, spellbinding circus acts and cheeky cabaret performances.
“Joining 2014 La Soirée favourites to make their Hobart debut will be Bath Boy, Nate Cooper, Asher
Treleaven, Cabaret Decadanse, Captain Frodo and the devilishly delightful English Gents.”
The Spiegeltent season will kick off with a free opening night on Thursday, 5 March, featuring
spectacular entertainment from UK’s Cocoloco, Iain Lang’s Punch and Judy, a sample of highlights
from Beyond and much more.
The free Spiegeltent Outdoor Lounge will also return to the PW1 forecourt this year, showcasing
some of Tasmania’s finest produce to enjoy whilst dining al fresco on the waterfront.
Metro Tasmania will also be making it easier for Tasmanians to get to and from festival events across
the state, offering $2 bus fares in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie upon the presentation of a valid
festival ticket during March.
Ten Days is currently offering a special Multi-Tix offer where show-goers purchasing any three
eligible full priced tickets can receive a 15 per cent discount, subject to availability.
For a copy of the Tasmanian International Arts Festival or Spiegeltent programs or to purchase
tickets, simply head to tendays.org.au, phone (03) 6210 5777 or visit the Ten Days office located at
71 Murray Street, Hobart, Tasmania.
Steven Joyce Director Despard Gallery
28.01.15 3:25 pm
LANDSCAPE INTO THE FOLD
14 January - 16 February 2015
Please join the artist and friends at the exhibition’s opening on Wednesday 14 January from 5:30pm at Despard Gallery.
FEDERAL Lyons MP Eric Hutchinson
28.01.15 3:21 pm
FEDERAL Lyons MP Eric Hutchinson today welcomed government funding for Northern Tasmanian artist Samantha Dennis to help kick-start her career.
Ms Dennis’ $10,000 grant is part of $981,595 announced today to be distributed from the Australia Council’s ArtStart program to help emerging artists build a successful career.
The Weegena artist will use the money to develop a sustainable studio-based practice.
Arts Minister George Brandis said that the more than $980,000 funding nationally would support 99 recently graduated Australian artists.
A wide range of art forms are represented among the successful recipients.
They range from visual artists like Ms Dennis to dancers and musicians both classical and contemporary, writers and theatre practitioners.
The ArtStart grants will help with covering the costs of services, resources, skills development and equipment for individual artists who have completed an accredited creative arts course in the past three years.
For further details of the ArtStart program go to http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/new-grants-model/artstart//
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28.01.15 5:26 am
THURSDAY 29 JANUARY
Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are two young Australians who face execution in Indonesia.
They have profoundly changed their lives and now devote their time to the rehabilitation of other prisoners.
There is still hope that Myuran and Andrew will be granted clemency.
Internationally acclaimed artist, Ben Quilty, and singer / songwriter Megan Washington have conceived a public event to support Myuran Sukumaran, Andrew Chan and the Mercy Campaign.
The Mercy Campaign is hosting a petition at mercycampaign.org, where they are humbly asking for mercy for the two rehabilitated prisoners.
The event is named Music for Mercy and will take place in Sydney this Thursday, 29 January from 7.00pm at a location to be confirmed at a media conference tomorrow.
Ben has simply arranged for a peaceful show of support for the men and their families.
Ben said today, “I am organising a candlelight vigil for my friends on death row in Indonesia, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. I know that there is still hope for them both, that there will be justice and mercy for them both, and we will convey that on Thursday.”
Megan added, “Music for Mercy is a peaceful show of support for two young men who did a terrible thing but just should not be shot, there can be no good that comes of that.”
The candlelight vigil will include guest speakers, musical performances and video messages from prominent Australians all supporting mercycampaign.org’s #istandformercy message.
The Mercy Campaign has said that, “We are so grateful that Ben, Megan and their friends have made such a strong commitment to Myuran and Andrew. We have been overwhelmed by their support and friendship.”
Musicians confirmed to appear on Thursday 29 January in Sydney include Josh Pyke, Julian Hamilton (The Presets), Megan Washington, Emma Louise, Paulie Stewart (Painters and Dockers), Jenny Morris, Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), Glenn Richards (Augie March), The Tambourine Girls, Steve Balbi (Noiseworks), Justine Clarke and The Church’s Steve Kilbey. The list continues to grow by the minute.
Video messages of support have been recorded by many prominent Australians including Andrew Denton, Jennifer Byrne, Bryan Brown, Missy Higgins and Claudia Karvan. A sample was released as the video, #ISTANDFORMERCY, which can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlS-rNapcVo.
All Australians can participate in the campaign #ISTANDFORMERCY by signing the petition at http://www.mercycampaign.org
Thursday, 29 January 2015
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5 – 29 March 2015
Ten Days is bringing the world to Tasmania’s shores in March 2015 for the state’s highly acclaimed
biennial multi-arts festival – now known as the Tasmanian International Arts Festival.
The festival program offers a diverse selection of theatre, dance, music, comedy and visual arts to
appeal to Ten Days’ many audiences.
International performances include Dementia 13, The Cardinals, Rising, El Son Entero and the firstever
Australian appearance of Bolivia’s Teatro de los Andes, delivering a unique reinterpretation of
Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This international line-up will be supported by an abundance of creativity
from Tasmanian artists and companies including Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Stompin and Big hART Inc.
The world-renowned Spiegeltent, presented in association with Strut and Fret, will also return to
Hobart as part of the 2015 Tasmanian International Arts Festival, for 25 days of dazzling
entertainment and fun for all ages.
The travelling entertainment salon was a smash hit with Tasmanian crowds in March last year and
will be back at Princes Wharf No.1 forecourt from 5-29 March 2015.
More than 150 international, national and Tasmanian performers will showcase a unique and
exciting array of comedy, cabaret, music, circus, burlesque and acrobatic performances as well as
family friendly fun not to be missed.
Tasmanian audiences are sure to be delighted by the return of 2014 favourite La Soirée who, along
with renowned Australian company Circa and their show Beyond, will headline the Spiegeltent
In a Tasmanian first a selection of Spiegeltent performers will also be stepping out of the tent to
astound audiences in Launceston, Devonport and Burnie as part of the festival’s Spiegel Sideshow
WHAT: Tasmanian International Arts Festival (20-29 March 2015)
Spiegeltent season (5-29 March 2015)
WHERE: A range of stunning locations across Tasmania
COST: Various prices including a range of free events
INFO/TICKETS: Visit tendays.org.au or phone (03) 6210 5777
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Credible Melbourne venue, The Workers Club and revered Geelong music bookers, Spinning Half have joined forces and announced the opening of Geelong’s newest live music and entertainment venue, The Workers Club Geelong. Set to open on Little Malop Street in late March, The Workers Club will offer a top-notch live music experience & culture for artists & punters alike.
With over a thousand gigs under their belt and having hosted the likes of everyone from Slash to Lorde to Tame Impala, it’s no wonder The Workers Club Melbourne are thrilled to share the news of their expansion. Paired with local Geelong music bookers, Spinning Half who have put on over 500 Australian and international gigs in Geelong including Chet Faker, Parkway Drive and Dan Sultan, the venture is sure to be a roaring success that is welcomed with gusto by the local community. Over thirty live original music shows have already been booked in at the venue, with the first artist announcement (an international act) set to be released today.
“We are driven to provide Geelong with a sustainable and reliable music venue that can service the country’s touring artists, along with showcasing local talent, while focused on helping grow The Workers Club brand,” explains Spinning Half director, Steven Nichols.
“With Spinning Half’s years of local experience and street cred, it is obvious that us pivotonians love good music, food and drink here in the city of dreams,” enthuses Geelong resident born and raised, The Workers Club Melbourne co-owner John O’Brien. “We are confident that this will tie in with The Workers Club philosophy and look forward to sharing our mutual love of music.”
The venue has announced it will be opening a kitchen, but the cuisine will remain a delicious mystery for now.
This year APRA revealed postcode 3216 (Geelong surrounds) had the highest percentage growth of royalty earning songwriters in Australia in almost 10 years. “The regional scene is alive and well but in need of genuine live original music venues who can facilitate this positive growth,” says O’Brien. “We all call Geelong home and are proud of what this city represents. It is more than a manufacturing hub and there is a cultural scene down here that is about to explode.”
With a distinct lack of small to medium sized venues built with the purpose of live music in Geelong, The Workers Club’s main goal in the fit out is to ensure the band room space is designed for music with everything else to flow on from there. “Artist comfort, sound and punter satisfaction are our main priorities,” explains Nichols, “While we can’t have music and entertainment every waking moment, our other key focuses are on awesome food and great beverage options in a comfortable and versatile environment.”
No parmies, no cover bands, no nightclub dj’s and no TV, but the new venue will be showing all the Geelong Cats games on the projector.
The venue will stay true to the vibe of its Melbourne sibling and has made a conscious effort to change its iconic Geelong location to look and feel different to anything housed there in the past. Instrumental in bringing this vision to life and responsible for the project management and building of the site is Geelong local, Ged Fitzgerald of North Building Group.
The Workers Club will open its doors in late March.
The Workers Club philosophy: Indulge in some amazing tunes with fellow music lovers, chow down on good grub, drink interesting beers, ciders, local vino and then safely retire to your beds satisfied, cultured, content and full of good vibes
Address: 90 – 92 Little Malop Street, Geelong VIC 3220
Carolyn McDowall, Muse News, The Culture Concept Circle
21.01.15 1:17 pm
Jennifer Garber and Angeline Collins of VIP Art Tours based in Sydney offers an art appreciation experience with a buzz of anticipation at the prospect of enjoying great encounters with wonderful works both at home and abroad, 2015.
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19.01.15 1:31 pm
Tidal 2014 finalist Melissa Smith with her work Dispel, 2013, digital animation
You’re invited to our special Forum as part of the Tidal Festival, Coastal Conversations.
Thursday 29 January, 6–7.30 pm
Devonport Regional Gallery, 45–47 Stewart Street
Featuring speakers from the Tasmanian environment and art sectors, including:
Melissa Smith, Artist and Tidal 2014 Finalist
Jessica Feehely, Environmental Defenders Office
Rebecca Hubbard, Marine Coordinator, Environment Tasmania
Learn about the current issues and trends facing our fragile and vibrant marine life along our coastline, and ..
19.01.15 2:30 am
Despite what people might say or think, there isn’t really a fine line between narcissism and self-esteem. One is pathological and rooted in the comparison and elevation of oneself above others, while the other is a healthy appreciation of one’s virtues that allows a person a comfortable place among his fellow humans. Of course, the two can get confused, just as a person might confuse love with admiration – an accusation directed at our protagonist, an ageing superhero movie star (Michael Keaton) by his ex-wife in the truly wonderful film Birdman.
This is a postmodern, philosophical film with a lot going on, including a marvellous dig at the culture of theatre versus film and Hollywood itself, with central character Riggan Thomson following the utterly narcissistic ageing actor path of attempting to revitalise his ailing career by writing a Broadway theatre adaptation of a short story, but also directing and starring in the play himself. The thing is, Thomson was once a big deal, having shone in days gone by as Hollywood’s leading action hero in the legendary Birdman movies. But that’s all over now, and he’s ageing with wrinkled skin and a flabby tummy that he screams to himself in anguish that he’s “disappearing” behind. Yet Birdman still speaks to him when he’s alone, criticising his every move and yet insisting that he is still “special” and “powerful”, proving his “magical” qualities by telekinetically moving objects around the room.
Thomson’s play gets a fresh injection of talent when reputed stage action man Mike Shiner (Ed Norton) joins the cast. That all goes awry when Shiner’s ideas of stage “realism” include him throwing tantrums and getting boners in front of preview audiences. Along with fellow actors Lesley (Naomi Watts) and Laura (Andrea Riseborough), his post-rehab, cynical daughter Sam (Emma Stone) and ex-wife (Amy Ryan), Thomson now has to pull off his stage adaptation and reassert himself, largely by impressing high-culture newspaper critic Tabitha (Lindsay Duncan), whose opinions hold the key to Broadway shows either being adulated or obliterated.
Ah, Tabitha. Bloody marvellous character. She really shines as she nails in her assertions of high art over pop culture, theatre over film, and acting over celebrity. Her revulsion and disgust at exorbitant Hollywood entertainment over true art is no doubt echoed among intellectuals across the world. Thomson is simply no match for “the establishment”. Or is he? In the digital age where social media and consensus reality means that Tweeting a photo of yourself eating your Cornflakes can catapult you into super-stardom, this film surely chronicles the death of the critic.
Then there’s the score – a jazzy drum beat that never lets you forget you’re in absurdist New York. The musical backdrop sometimes pops up in strange places too – a groovy drummer dude here and there in the kitchen, a chorus-line of percussionists in Times Square – this film gives you impression that no detail has been spared, testimony to the immense talents of director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel).
No-one is spared derision in Birdman – the superhero itself is a spot-on reference to Keaton’s own Batman career, and the film even takes the piss out of itself, with Birdman jibing fantastically that everyone wants to watch action and explosions, not “depressing, philosophical shit”.
And we’re birds too – the filming techniques are possibly like nothing that’s ever been done before – swooping and flying around the character’s faces and invading their interactions. It’s also filmed like it’s been done in the one take – very much like a theatre play. We can thank cinematographer Emmanual Lubezki for that.
This is black comedy brilliance. Five stars.
Birdman is now showing at the State Cinema, Hobart.
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WA folk/rock band ‘Timothy Nelson and the Infidels’ take the infidels part of their name from the album by Bob Dylan.
The name ‘Nelson’ is of Celtic origin and means ‘champion’, and indeed ‘Timothy Nelson and the Infidels,’ who have been playing together since they were 17, are a champion, creative band, so much so they may sometimes procrastinate for extended time periods over the writing of songs
Of the writing process Tim says, often many songs exist in his mind for a while in ‘a bit of a haze’. He might play around with a chorus or melody for years and then it might quickly be put to paper.
Timothy says writing a song is ‘a messy business’ and mentions taking up work again on lyrics for an instrumental written by a friend 15 years ago. Tim often initially writes song lyrics by voice memo and while the band’s music is fictional it discusses contemporary issues.
The new single ‘All the People’ says Tim’ ‘is about letting the night take you where it pleases and not necessarily for the better’. The narrative involves someone having an hallucinogenic experience due to a spiked drink.
Tim is a big fan of Woody Allen movies and originally wanted to be involved in film making, which can be evidenced in the quality of the bands videos. These days filmmaking is more of a hobby with Tim while music takes centre stage. One reason why he chose music is that film making is more of a collaborative effort.
Timothy is inspired by directors and even with his love of filmmaking he likes to have a professional director work on his videos because he likes pitching to peoples strengths.
Tim also agrees with some other artists that prefer working with a typewriter rather than a computer because hitting typewriter keys demands concentration and lacks the distraction that working on a computer might allow.
Timothy say the band enjoy visiting Tasmania, having performed a couple of times at The Republic Bar and like most visitors, nominate it’s scenery as a big attraction for which they would find any excuse to visit!
You can see Timothy Nelson sans his band on the following dates and venues:
FRI 16 JAN | TIMOTHY NELSON SOLO | WESLEY ANN VIC | 18+
SAT 17 JAN | TIMOTHY NELSON SOLO | THE BUTTERFLY CLUB VIC | 18+
SUN 18 JAN | TIMOTHY NELSON SOLO | THE RETREAT VIC | 18+
THURS 22 JAN | TIMOTHY NELSON SOLO | THE DRUKEN POET VIC | 18+
FRI 23 JAN | TIMOTHY NELSON SOLO | EXIT STRATEGY VIC | AA
SAT 24 JAN | TIMOTHY NELSON SOLO | THE BUTTERFLY CLUB VIC | 18+
THURS 29 JAN | TIMOTHY NELSON SOLO | FAROUK’S OLIVE VIC |18+
SAT 31 JAN | TIMOTHY NELSON SOLO | THE BUTTERFLY CLUB VIC | 18+
Timothy Nelson and The Infidels new single ‘All the People’ and album ‘Terror, Terror, Hide it, Hide it’ are out now.
You can check out Timothy Nelson and the infidels new single ‘All The People’ here:
and listen to their album here:
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Five artists. Five overseas residencies ...
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Heath Holden, Cradle Mountain
Loretta Lohberger, Detention River, Circular Head
GO SEE: 23 JANUARY – 1 FEBRUARY
PORTAL – capturing 24 hours of coastal living through your lens
Presented by Devonport Regional Gallery
Exhibition: 23 January – 1 February, 2015
18 Rooke Street, Devonport (cnrRooke& King Streets – old Medicare building)
The Devonport Regional Gallery received 52 photographs from residents and visitors on the North West Coast for PORTAL, the community photography project which captured 24 hours of life on the North West Coast of Tasmania.
Participants shared one photograph from their day in the North West Coast of Tasmania on Saturday 3 January 2015 (capture day), with all photographs featuring in the public exhibition between 23 January and 1 February 2015.
The photographs will be displayed in the windows of 18 Rooke Street, Devonport, which people may be familiar with as the previous residency of Medicare. The venue has been provided in-kind courtesy of Chas Kelly Transport.
“We are immensely pleased with the response received for PORTAL, and impressed by the variety of subjects and quality of the photographs submitted. This unique project exposes myriad experiences and things we enjoy, cherish and love on the North West coast. We have had some amazing support from our local business community, including SeaFM, Devonport Harvey Norman Photo Centre and Chas Kelly Transport.” – Dianne Sheehan, Education & Public Programs Officer, Devonport Regional Gallery
View more details about PORTAL online here. PORTAL is supported by SeaFM, Harvey Norman Photo Centre Devonport and Chas Kelly Transport.
PORTAL coincides with Tidal: City of Devonport Art Award and the Tidal Festival (27 January – 1 February). For more information visit http://www.devonportgallery.com
Vanessa Goodwin, Minister for the Arts
10.01.15 6:55 am
The Director of Screen Tasmania Karena Slaninka will step down from her role today (Fri) after eight years in the position.
Ms Slaninka has made a significant contribution to Screen Tasmania, the state’s screen funding agency.
Tasmania’s screen industry is enjoying extraordinary growth and opportunity and Karena has played an important role in helping achieve this.
In recent years, the industry has seen unprecedented growth and investment including in television drama series, digital media and the development of local skills and stories.
The boost to Tasmania’s profile is driving increasing interest from major national and international producers such as Dreamworks Studios, Scott Free Productions, Beyond International, and Porchlight Films.
Karena is stepping down from the role to join her family in Adelaide. I thank Karena sincerely for her work and wish her well for the future.
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05.01.15 5:21 am
The name Levi means ‘joined in harmony’, and it is an appropriate meaning for a young man who has joined in harmony with World Vision to use music to highlight social justice issues.
‘It’s impossible to listen to his music and not be stirred into action,’ says Tim Costello, the CEO of World Vision Australia.
I talked to Levi last week about his upcoming concert in Tasmania with US Christian rock band ‘Third Day’ (so named in reference to Jesus’s resurrection on the third day) and fellow US Christian rock band ‘Need to Breathe’, to be held at the Derwent Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 18th February 2015, as well as about his continued commitment to social justice through his music.
Levi tells me he has been visiting Tassie at least once a year for the past 6 years and has visited Devonport, Launceston and Hobart touring churches and schools. He tells me his favourite place in Tassie is The Gorge in Launceston and of course he can’t fault ‘Tassie’s ‘beautiful food’.
Levi says he has always been interested in social issues from his childhood when he would become aware of stories of inequality on the news and would ask what he could do about improving things.
Well, Levi found that he could do something in bringing to notice these problems using his music ‘as a vehicle to educate on issues of social justice’.
Levi remarks on the fact that nowadays there aren’t many bands, like Midnight Oil in the past, writing and performing on social justice issues.
Levi has worked in Uganda as a volunteer with child soldiers and sponsored by World Vision toured Australia with his album ‘Children of War’ (Small House Records 2010). Levi toured Australia to spread the message to rescue these children of war. Three albums on and Levi is still strongly committed and excited by social justice.
Levi tells me his love for Africa initially grew out of another love, that for his wife. When he met his wife he found she had a love for everything African including gorillas, in an attempt to impress his beloved he followed her on a trip to Africa to win her heart.
Levi will soon visit Ethiopia on a mission in March to highlight the situation of homeless children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. It is estimated by the UN that close to 100,000 children are homeless in Ethiopia. Levi and his drummer Andrew Horneman will employ local instruments to engage and create music with the children.
However, before then, you can see Levi with ‘Third Day’ and ‘Need to Breathe’ at the Derwent Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 18th February 2015.
You can read more about Levi and his music at: