Discovering something before it gets big is one of the most rewarding things in life and is often hard to truly come by. The Aboriginal Comedy Allstars Show is one of these things and we’ve been lucky enough to share it with you. It all started as a few shows between comedians and friends, Kevin Kropinyeri, Shiralee Hood, Matt Ford, Derek Nannup, Mia Stanford and Andrew Saunders, but soon the idea developed into a first for Australia.
This years Halloween Balls in Geelong and Bendigo are shaping up spooktacularly! Chris Lacy and the team at OGTRI Pty Ltd, donate their time to fundraise for local Geelong based charities, community groups and medical research such as PAN Inc, The Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club and The Heart Foundation.
Old Castlemaine Gaol will open its doors for its very first Halloween ghost tour. Ghost Hosts will take guests deep within the building’s sandstone walls to discover the spirits of John Duffus, the last man hanged onsite, the cell of Australian serial killer Peter Dupas and the restless spirits of 10 prisoners buried within the walls so their souls could never rest.
Signature Style is a major group exhibition exploring models of collaborative practice in contemporary jewellery. Featuring the work of some of Melbourne’s most exciting artists and jewellery practitioners Signature Style is a significant addition to the emerging discourse around collaboration and contemporary craft.
The weather’s warming up and there’s simply no better time to be outside enjoying it. The Bell St Fiesta is one place where you can do just that, and all for a great price. Forte had a chat to the team about where the idea came from and how you can get involved.
Following two successful years, the Ballarat Cabaret Festival is back with 25 shows across seven Ballarat CBD venues – including The Deluxe Spiegeltent. The Festival will open this year with the Opening Gala in the Deluxe Spiegeltent showcasing not just the 2014 festival, but also the breadth of Cabaret.
All About Eve has been around since 2003, established by an all-Australian design team aimed at “girls who like to live young, wild and free”. All About Eve has grown rapidly over the last few years, having their products stocked in stores not only Australia-wide, but internationally, branching out all the way to South Africa and Canada, with more plans to branch out to other areas of the world as well.
“The first photo I remember taking was of my parents at the beach when the sunset was behind them, so real corny. I remembered taking that photo and I just thought it was so cool that I’d captured this moment … that it was forever,” Cessiah gushes. “From then on it was pretty much always like I want to be a photographer, I’m going to be a photographer – and I’d be trying to take the camera off dad all the time.”
As you walk through the streets and laneways of most urban centres you come to realize that the walls around you are living, breathing works of art. Ever evolving and changing, being painted over by other artists, or by effects of the weather and the ravages of time.
“For me comedy was always the main thing and the music came secondly,” says Sammy J. “I realised at school that I could get away with more if I put stuff into songs, so I’ve always treated it like a tool. I treat myself as a thief in the musical world. I just scuttle in and do my thing and then run back out.”