Dressing up in heels, fishnets and layering up on makeup can be annoying for girls, let alone guys, but the crew of Queens of the Outback have learnt to love it in their new drag show created by Simon Vowles. “It used to take us about two hours, because none of us were drag queens before this,” Simon says. “It’s quite hard, I don’t know how you girls do it all the time. That’s also been a fun experience for us, learning about all the makeup and all that.”
Not all of us can pick up an instrument and perform a perfect blues song or grab a paintbrush and capture that moment forever. Luckily for Lincoln McAlister, while he can’t perform the song he can do sketch it out. We had a chat to Lincoln about his artistic ability and his love for the blues.
Oscar Wilde’s brilliant and much-loved comedy of love, manners and mistaken identity has been delighting audiences for over 100 years. Set within the stifling conventions of Victorian England, two young bachelors have taken to bending the rules and the truth to add a dash of excitement to their lives.
Fill the Void tells the story of an Orthodox Hassidic family from Tel Aviv. Eighteen-year-old Shira is about to be married off to a promising young man – a dream come true. Their marriage is postponed when Shira’s elder sister, Esther, dies while giving birth. Shira’s Mother then proposes a match between Shira and the widower. Shira will have to choose between her heart’s wish and her family duty.
Culture will be on full display in the Surf Coast next month when the fourth annual Lorne Festival of Performing Arts kicks off. The event runs from August 29-31 and promises to be a weekend filled with a huge mixture of weird and wonderful performances for all ages.
Melting fridges, mysticism and microcosms are all in Art & Australia Collection 2003 – 2013. The collection includes a variety of innovative contemporary works of art including video, painting, sculpture, light installation, sound art and photography.
The theme for this year’s Scarf Festival is ‘divinely wicked or devilishly good?’ Hundreds of scarves are exhibited attracting entrants from some of Australia’s most well-known crafters and artists from around the world. Take home one of these amazing creations, as many scarves are available for purchase.
It’s hard for most of us to turn a negative into a positive, but for Melissa Nikolic after dealing with a few health issues it gave her the chance to pursue her passions. “For a long time I’ve been drawing on the side and then all these other things kind of happened, and I just needed time out to do the things I enjoy,” she says.
Do you dream of being a successful writer? Yeah, me too; only I’m doing something about it. As a second-year arts student at Deakin University, majoring in Journalism and Creative & Professional Writing, I am determined to immerse myself in as many invaluable opportunities I can find. I have never been the patient type, and as a result, have put myself forward for a number of volunteer writing and editing positions.
The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece is a visually stunning and thought-provoking exploration of the human condition seen through ancient Greek eyes; with a particular focus on the human form. For over 2,000 years the Greeks experimented with representing the human body in works that range from prehistoric abstract simplicity to the full-blown realism of the age of Alexander the Great.