Art, Opinion, Special Events

The beauty of the craft market

No Comments 12 December 2014

Many have heard of the classic “great success” story of a small or local business. Think small ideas, items and clothing that make the home just that little bit more individual. And where are most of these things found? In a little wonder known as the craft market. Many artists have a great longing to […]

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Music, Opinion, Special Events, Uncategorized

Kwave Festival 2014: Battle of the Fans Edition

No Comments 01 December 2014

Brought to Korean culture lovers by SQ Entertainment, the Kwave Festival took place at Fed Square. It started at 12pm and boasted 8 hours of non stop kpop, with plenty of giveaways, dance battles, food stalls and performances.  The event kicked off with an opening speech from the City of Melbourne and from that, performances, battle of […]

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Signal 37, Special Events

Culture Love

No Comments 25 January 2014

Culture Love is a projection work that explores the talents and truths of what it means to be a young Indigenous person today. SASKIA DAVIES caught up with them during their Signal 37 workshop, ahead of the work’s presentation at Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival in February. Identity is something everyone struggles with, regardless of their […]

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Dance, Signal 37, Special Events

Signal 37: Streets at Dusk

1 Comment 23 January 2014

Deon Nuku, Michael Farah and Melbourne dancers, percussionists and musicians, are working with Signal 37′s young collaborators to bring the streets of Melbourne alive with dance. GEORGE KOPELIS spent some time with them. The performance space downstairs in the Signal building is full of a tense primal atmosphere upon entry. It is the Streets at Dusk […]

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Signal 37, Special Events

Signal 37: Don’t Stop the Machine

1 Comment 23 January 2014

Designers Nick Visser and Freya Robinson have been leading a team of young collaborators in pimping a 3-tonne truck to create a mobile design hub that navigates and samples the city. BEN CARDWELL caught up with them as they designed the space inside and outside in order to transform each location the truck arrived at. […]

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Books & Words, Signal 37, Special Events

Signal 37: Sticky Stories

1 Comment 22 January 2014

The city is full of stories! GEORGE KOPELIS joins writer Matt Blackwood and the Sticky Stories crew as they undertake urban wanderings to identify where stories could be set, then write and present a whole series of stories set in these places. Did you know that Melbourne is a UNESCO City of Literature?  None of Sticky Stories’ […]

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Signal 37 Curators working on star-struck movie posters

Exhibitions, Signal 37, Special Events

The Curator: The Other Side of the Equation

No Comments 19 January 2014

Curating is about telling a story through art. SASKIA DAVEY joins the Signal 37 curators for a behind-the-scenes look into the curatorial process as they tell the story of Signal 37. Signal 37 is renowned for its unparalleled creative programs for young people, ranging from street art and other visual arts to writing, music and […]

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Kate Geck at the Infinity+1 workshop, Signal 37, 2014.

Signal 37, Special Events

Signal 37: To Infinity+1

No Comments 16 January 2014

Infinity + 1 is an experimental audio-visual project exploring textile design, basic electronics, video production and physical interaction. SASKIA DAVEY gets inspired by the program’s leaders, installation artists Kate Geck and Tara Pattenden. Infinity+1 is the most appropriate name for the awe-inspiring, intriguingly quirky program run during Signal 37 by installation artists Kate Geck and […]

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Alex Kingston's hair. On Alex Kingston (as River Song)

Special Events

Supanova 2013

2 Comments 25 April 2013

Emerging from the crowds of superheroes, wizards, hobbits and Time Lords, KATIE DOHERTY recounts a day at the 2013 Supanova Pop Culture Expo. Even for someone unfamiliar with Melbourne’s public transport system, it would be almost impossible to get lost on the way to Supanova. All you have to do to find your way is […]

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Film, Special Events

Fantome Island

No Comments 19 July 2012

Throughout history countries across the globe have perpetrated many human atrocities in response to the rise of immigration and its attendant, perceived, threat of damaging the “pure race” that existed prior to multiculturalism. Events stemming from racial scapegoating and religious persecution are today widely recognised and acknowledged as regretful times in a nation’s history; looking […]

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