‘Wannik’ is a Gunai/Kurnai word meaning learning together. This is exactly what occurs when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students come together at Newcomb Secondary College for their Wannik group. Whilst they do the usual school work, improving their literacy and numeracy, they also discuss their culture and identity and create works of art which reflect these connections to their culture.
Inspired by the life of iconic writer Anais Nin, this visceral new dance theatre work explores notions of female identity and the power of literature to both shape and be shaped by our lives. With creative stagecraft, innovative video projection and beautiful physicality, Written on the Body is an immersive celebration; a love affair with the written word.
It’s commonplace in a show for audience members not to know what to expect as they watch the onstage antics. What joke will come next? Will I be involved? Where’s this story going? These thoughts are natural and occur at any point of the show. What’s not normal though is when the comedian himself has no clue what’s going to come next, and that’s exactly how Jason Byrne’s new show will play out.
So often in life we opt for the easy way out. We choose to drive instead of walk, eat takeaway instead of a home-cooked meal and pick black over colours. Young creatives Lauren Green and Joshua Maxwell de Hoog certainly aren’t afraid of a challenge and have used every colour at their disposal to create a vibrant dual exhibition at Courthouse ARTS.
Julia Gillard was Australia’s first female prime minister. Much has been said and written (already) about her three years at the top, but now she’s telling her side of the story –without shying away from her mistakes or misjudgements. Her leadership was tumultuous, action-packed, and controversial. But as notable as the controversy was her management of a hung parliament and the record amount of legislation passed during her term.
Kids will be in heavy competition with kids at heart as the Bendigo Record, Comic & Toy Fair returns for another day of fun-filled action. Making its debut earlier in the year, such was the success that vinyl traders, CDs, cassettes, collectables, comic back-issues, merchandising, figurines, retro-games and loads more will be up for grabs once again this month. Let the games begin…
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.