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The Arts Diary is broadcast at 7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and features a variety of arts and cultural information and events happening in Victoria for the week. To submit information to the Arts Diary for possible inclusion, email the details to artsdiary@rrr.org.au. Please email at least one week in advance.

Convergent Pathologies and Beautiful Women

@ Incinerator Arts Complex - Moonee Ponds

As part of Midsumma festival 2017, Incinerator Gallery is premiering two exhibitions. Convergent Pathologies is a group exhibition by trans and gender diverse artists from Melbourne that explores the experiences of TGD people living with mental illness from making choices to resist against or comply with being pathologised, to negotiating multiple identities and realities.

While Beautiful Women is a new portrait series by Lisa White that celebrates the contributions LGBTI women have made to challenge narrow definitions of feminity and perfection.

Convergent Pathologies and Beautiful Women both open this Friday at Incinerator Gallery



Saturday 1st October 2016 - Friday 3rd February 2017 @ MPavilion, Melbourne

MPavilion is an event hub, a meeting place, a temporary landmark, a spontaneous detour and a starting point. We collaborate with thinkers, doers and makers to bring you a free four-month program of talks, workshops, performances and installations from October 2016 to February 2017. Browse our events below—with more to be added all the time—and we’ll see you in the gardens!


MPavilion’s 2016 program has been put together by creative director Robert Buckingham, deputy creative director Jessie French and associate producer Jennifer Zielinska.

At the Foundling Archive, The Good Room, social history and sound - Across the water

The Good Room Social History, Documenting & Sound Gallery - Across the Water

Friday 9th December 2016 @ The Good Room

The Good Room, The Foundling Archive - Social History and Sound Gallery presents Across the water: an oral history performance of cello and electronics.

Through the contemporary compositional technique of speech melody, this project draws attention to the power of the dominant narrative in the suppression of voices of the marginalized.

It will be followed by discussions with Cellist Stephanie Arnold and Open City Stories.

Across the Water is on this Friday at the Foundling Archive

The Monash Gallery of Art - The Life Aquatic Exhibition

The Life Aquatic Exhibition - The Monash Gallery Of Art

Saturday 10th December 2016 - Sunday 26th February 2017 @ Monash Gallery Of Art (MGA, Wheelers Hill)

Coming up at The Monash Gallery of Art is The Life Aquatic Exhibition



An exhibition that features the work of three contemporary photographers who plunge the viewer into underwater landscapes where life forms are suspended, interconnected and bubbling with quiet potential.



Featuring the work of Narelle Autio, Ruth Maddison and Catherine Nelson



The Life Aquatic Exhibition opens this Saturday at the Monash Gallery of Art



Brightspace Gallery- Hoda Afshar

Brightspace - Hoda Afshar

Saturday 10th December 2016 @ Bright Space Gallery, St Kilda

At Brightspace is an artist talk by Hoda Afshar



A visual artist and lecturer of photography whose works investigate the academic discourses around contemporary social issues. Such as globalization, imperialism and power relations, displacement and post-identity politics. Her artwork also attempts to open lines of communication in a world both homogenized by global economy and unsettled by mass migration.



The Hoda Afshar artist talk is on this Saturday at Brightspace.


Wind In The Willows Australian Shakespeare Company

Wind in the Willows

Friday 23rd December 2016 - Saturday 28th January 2017

At the Royal Botanical Gardens Australian Shakespeare Theatre Company is celebrating thirty years of Wind in the Willows.


Multi-generational audiences are invited to one of Australia’s most beloved family traditions as they perform their 30th consecutive season at the Royal Botanical Gardens making it Australia’s longest running theatre show.


This outdoor production will deliver music, songs and laughs both young and old.


The Wind in the Willows 30th anniversary begins this Friday at the Royal Botanical Gardens


Tinning Street Presents The Distance Between Things

Thursday 19th January 2017 - Sunday 5th February 2017 @ Tinning Street

An exciting group exhibition that features the works of six multidisciplinary artists across sculpture, performance, photography and installation.

Applying sculpture and feminist discourse as their underpinnings these works create conversations about the spatial qualities of bodiness and materiality in both subconscious and physical states.

The Distance Between Things opens this Thursday at Tinning Street.

Footscray Community Arts Centre Is Black Screen at Wominjeka

Friday 20th January 2017 - Saturday 21st January 2017 @ Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray

Black Screen at Wominjeka is presented in conjunction with Moondani Balluk at  VU. This event sees Footscray Community Art Centre’s company-in-residence Brown Cab Productions screen three of their latest short films – Under Skin, In Blood directed by Larissa Berandt, Man Real directed by Tracey Rigney and U turn directed by Ryan Griffiths.

The free screening will be followed by a Q & A with company director and producer John Harvey.

In the Saddle - On The Wall

Tuesday 9th August 2016 - Sunday 25th September 2016 @ The Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne University

In the Saddle - On The Wall is a unique exhibition developed over a four year period combining artwork by 13 leading artists from the Kimberly region with digital presentations of their stories.

David Frazer "slow boat"

Saturday 3rd September 2016 - Thursday 22nd September 2016 @ Port Jackson press 84 smith st Collingwood

New and recent work including the launch of the massive linocut "slow boat". Opening sat sep 3rd 2-4pm


Tuesday 13th September 2016 - Monday 26th September 2016 @ Second Space Projects, Fitzroy

CATGIRL - A photographic installation depicting a relationship between a young girl and her cat in intimite, domestic and surreal settings.

12-6PM or by appointment

Sarina Lirosi & Anat Cossen

Thursday 22nd September 2016 - Sunday 9th October 2016 @ Red Gallery

TXT is a collaborative photographic project that seeks to challenge the way text messages are processed and interpreted.

First Wives Pub

Wednesday 5th October 2016 - Sunday 9th October 2016 @ Butterfly Club, City

From disastrous Tinder adventures through to the monotony of marriage, these women map the terrain of the quest for hetero-happily-ever-after through comedy, cabaret, and the odd cab sauv.

Book Launch - Maxine Beneba Clarke and Van T Rudd

Saturday 29th October 2016 @ The Masonic Hall, Yarraville

Join The Sun Bookshop for the launch of Maxine Beneba Clarke’s picture book, THE PATCHWORK BIKE - (arvo)

Author Event - David Hunt and True Girt

Friday 18th November 2016 @ The Masonic Hall, Yarraville

Join The Sun Bookshop & David Hunt to celebrate the launch of his new book, TRUE GIRT: THE UNAUTHORISED HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA

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