Music

Music For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

0 Comments 20 July 2015

For those of us who are not deaf or hard of hearing, it is difficult to imagine music without the audio aspect. It’s easy to assume that deaf and hard of hearing people are excluded from the world of music, a place many people call home. Yet isn’t music so much more than just sound? […]

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Riots of Passage

0 Comments 20 July 2015

Backed by a bold lineage of old rockers and punk icons, Pussy Riot represent a hell of a lot more than adolescent rebellion. The feminist collective were catapulted into global prominence by 2012 demonstrations in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral, seeking to protest Russia’s prejudiced political system and draw international attention to the plight of […]

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Why Has No-one Heard of the Dave Clark Five?

0 Comments 07 July 2015

They rivalled The Beatles and now they’re gone. The band The Dave Clark Five were, in the 60s, what One Direction is today. Have you ever heard of them? I surely hadn’t, until earlier this year. Of course, I had known about The Beatles since Primary School. But even me, Queen of 60s music, was […]

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The Powerhouse Geelong

0 Comments 07 July 2015

Located in what was once an abandoned power station, the Powerhouse is an independently owned and operated art space featuring hundreds of artists and showcasing a constantly changing array of artworks. The space serves as a legal way to display street art, providing artists with a chance to exhibit their work in a risk-free and […]

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Band T-Shirts – The History and the Experience

0 Comments 07 July 2015

  I have three band t-shirts – one for The Ramones, Nirvana and The Beatles. I bought them at the market for $10 each and I was proud of them. I did not only look cool, I felt cool. It was a way I could express my love for these three bands. I got compliments […]

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Janet Echelman

0 Comments 18 June 2015

When you think of art you don’t tend to link it with science, nor do you link fishing with sculptures or weather patterns with urban attractions. Yet Janet Echelmans work is a melting pot of all of these elements and she uses them to create her incredible floating sculptures. Echelmans career as an artist really […]

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An Interview with ‘Top Arts’ exhibiting student Elliott Bolt

0 Comments 18 June 2015

“StArt Up: Top Arts 2015″ is an exhibition presenting outstanding work by students who completed VCE Arts or Studio Arts last year. One of the pieces at this year’s Top Arts is “Nostalgic Dreamscape”, a VCE Studio Arts piece by Year 12 student Elliott Bolt. We talked to him about his influences, creative process, and […]

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Starry Starry Night

0 Comments 18 June 2015

Vincent Van Gogh. For a person who lived hundreds of years ago, he sure managed to have a huge impact on my life. No, I’m not an aspiring artist. So, what’s so special about Vincent? Well, it seems that at every stage in my life, Vincent Van Gogh has always managed to get in somewhere. […]

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Hope for the Hopeless

0 Comments 15 June 2015

Art can be used as a form of giving a message, making us think and looking at different points of view. This artwork titled “Hopeless” is a bold political message. This piece is inspired by an iconic image of “hope” used in the Obama 2008 elections. It shows an authoritarian image like 1984‘s Big Brother. […]

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EWF – The long and winding road to getting published

0 Comments 12 June 2015

 During this year’s Emerging Writers Festival, the young writers of the Signal Express will recapping of a variety of events so you can catch up (or refresh). Find out more about EWF on their website. On a cold night in Melbourne, Readings bookshop in St. Kilda was host to an event discussing publishing and the difficulties attached for debut authors. The […]

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