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Wednesday 19th April - Sunday 16th July @ Various Venues
ART+CLIMATE = CHANGE 2017 is a festival of exhibitions and public programs harnessing the creative power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.
With 30 curated exhibitions across Melbourne and regional Victoria including the highly acclaimed “EXIT” – a 360 degree video installation that stunned Paris audiences during the 2015 United Nations climate change negotiations.
This provocative work investigates contemporary human migrations and their leading causes – including the impacts of climate change.
Details at www.artclimatechange.org
Friday 30th June - Saturday 1st July @ The Croxton, Thornbury
Performing live over two nights at The Croxton
Friday 30th June
With Kim Salmon Power Pop Trio
Saturday 1st July
With Dave Graney & The MistLY
Tickets on sale now from
Saturday 1st July - Sunday 13th August @ Apollo Bay
Winter Wild is a new after-dark arts festival embracing the wintry elements of the Southern Otways. The festival takes place in Apollo Bay over four wintery weekends in July and August, with each themed around one of the four elements: Water, Earth, Air and Fire.
Beginning each night with a bonfire on the beach, the festival will take over the town each weekend with a number of free music and arts performances, workshops, film screenings and a ticketed event at The Mechanics Institute.
Line up for The Mechanics Institute includes:
Mick Turner (Dirty Three)
The Sand Pebbles
Tek Tek Ensemble
Horns of Leroy
Jess Cornelius (Teeth & Tongue)
Sarah Mary Chadwick
For the full line up and more details see winterwild.com.au
Saturday 8th July @ Yarraville Club, Yarraville
Bon Scott’s 71st Birthday Bash !!
Not content with just performing a ‘Best Of’ set, the band also focuses on some gems that aren’t commercial in nature, but true fans will love to hear them live, some for the first time.
The line-up features the consummate talents of:
Simon Wright – Joined AC/DC after the departure of Phil Rudd in 1983
Mark Evans – Performed on some of history’s greatest rock albums including TNT , Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap and Let There Be Rock
James Morley – Former bassist with ARIA Hall of Fame band – The Angels
SKENIE – One of Australia’s hardest rocking frontmen from The Poor
And introducing international legend Filippo Oliveri “Solo Dallas” – known for his ability to replicate and feel Angus Young’s guitar playing like no other.
Plus support from Volts performing Back in Black
& DJ James Young
Tickets on sale now from www.yarravillelive.com
Saturday 8th July - Sunday 17th September @ ACCA, Southbank
Greater Together begins with the question of work and of how to work better. It takes place in a period of uncertainty, when contemporary societal divisions (political, environmental, cultural and geographic) are creating real need to share knowledge and resources, and to reassess ideas of production and organisation – professionally, socially and artistically.
Curated by Annika Kristensen, this exhibition assembles eight artist projects that complicate individual notions of authorship to consider ideas of collaboration and cooperation as deliberate and productive means of agency and solidarity in a complex and changing world.
A ninth project WORK/SHOP, developed by Laura Couttie, engages four artist practitioners and collaborators (Debris Facility, Get to Work, OK YEAH COOL GREAT and Paradise Structures) to draw out themes from the exhibition, exploring alternative modes of authorship, production and labour, the concept of art practice as commodified work, and the retail space as a site of exchange.
8 July – 17 September at ACCA, Southbank
Image: Goldin+Senneby, Standard Length of a Miracle 2016. Installation view at Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm (2016). Courtesy the artists. Photograph: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Thursday 13th July @ Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne
Capturing Pablo will see Javier Pena and Steve Murphy speak about the rise and fall of the Medellin Cartel and the role they played in bringing down its notorious leader.
Including exclusive stories and images not seen in the documentary, this exclusive event gives Narcos fans, and those interested in Pablo Escobar, the opportunity to hear first-hand from the two men who were key in his capture.
The evening’s discussion will also shed light on their input into the hit series and will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
Tickets on sale NOW from www.livenation.com.au
Saturday 22nd July @ The Croxton, Thornbury
Real Estate will land in Australia for their fourth visit, supporting the release of their acclaimed fourth album In Mind. The Stateside indie-rock band have announced national Australian tour dates in addition to their appearance at Splendour in the Grass this July.
This is their first return to Australia since their sold-out national tour in 2015.
Tickets now on sale from www.thecroxton.com.au
Saturday 5th August @ Prince Bandroom, St Kilda
Hailing from Sacramento, USA, Death Grips bring their unique blend of experimental hip hop to Melbourne for the first time since 2013.
Death Grips are brutal and uncompromising in their performances, defying both genre and convention. With chaotic and frenzied audiences expect a visceral live show.
Tickets available from oztix.com.au
Friday 18th August - Sunday 20th August @ Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne
Supersense Festival of the Ecstatic returns to Arts Centre Melbourne in August 2017.
Curated by Sophia Brous, this is a major contemporary arts festival exploring ecstatic performance experience, a hypersensory playground for the curious and bold. Explore rapture, extremity and collective transcendence across music, film, light and dance.
This year's program includes:
• The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
• The Master Yoiker of Norway: Ande Somby
• Memory Field
• Master Musicians of Jajouka
• Blonde Redhead
• Pussy Riot Theatre
Full program details and tickets now available at: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/supersense
Friday 10th November @ The Croxton, Thornbury
Iconic Perth act The Stems return to Melbourne in November to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic debut album At First Sight, Violets Are Blue, with support from Rocket Science.
Original members Dom Mariani, Julian Matthews and Dave Shaw will be joined by Even's Ashley Naylor and You Am I's Davey Lane to peform the album in full.
Tickets available at www.thecroxton.com.au