The Club is Williamson’s famous play written in 1974 for the stage, a film version directed by Bruce Bereford and starring Jack Thompson, John Howard and Graham Kennedy was produced in 1980, and is a sports/political satire based loosely around the Collingwood Football Club. It’s about the uses and abuses of managerial power, which in 1976 foreshadowed the great changes that Australian football has since endured, and proves even more prescient since the rise and fall of Super League.
Graeme Heard mightn’t be a household name, but the Geelong West artist sure knows how to name-drop. After painting portraits of John Howard, Ricky Ponting, Cathy Freeman and Gough Whitlam, there’s few prolific Australians Graeme hasn’t captured on canvas. Though from his impressive list, Graeme looks on the late and well-respected Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe as a highlight.
You may recognise her as the winner of Channel 7’s show ‘The One’ a few years back when she was crowned Australia’s best psychic. Charmaine tragically lost her brother, four-year-old daughter and beloved grandfather in the space of just five years, all before she was 23. This immense amount of grief combined with the ending of her 12-year relationship with her boys’ father sent her off the rails – enough was enough.
At some point of our childhood many of us are taught how to knit. For Ruth Marshall her experience was much the same, though when her mother and aunt taught her how to knit they never would have guessed she’d go from knitting cardigans for her teddy bears to life-sized pelts of various animals for her exhibition Vanished into Stitches.
Stuart Campbell’s portraits record the actors, directors and writers of the cinema renaissance of the 1980s known as the Australian New Wave. Campbell (1951-2009), who was born in Ballarat, studied at Swinburne Technical College in Melbourne where his love affair with photography began. In 1972 he moved to Sydney and studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art.
The hugely popular Faulty Towers has become a must see event at the Vue Grand, performing up to ten shows at the hotel per year. In place of the traditional stage, the actors perform amongst the tables, and even on top of the tables, and act as the hosts for the evening.
This August, Craft Cubed returns, this time with a major focus at Fed Square as well as venues big and small across Melbourne & regional Victoria. Craft Cubed is Craft’s annual festival of experimental, skilled and ideas-based craft and design.
Anglesea played host to its annual One Act Play Festival, over the weekend just gone, Saturday August 16 to 17. Held at the Anglesea Community Hall, theatre groups from all over the state attended and performed a number of short single act plays ranging from 20-45 minutes long.