Winter is coming...
but as all Melburnians know, this doesn't slow down our fine city, nor interrupt the superb offerings of artistic experiences on hand. Art in the cooler months keep us warm,
motivated and stimulated!
This is particularly true in the land of festivals this month - the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival has just kicked off, Melbourne
Fringe Festival has opened artist registrations for their 2012 event, the St Kilda Busking Festival is in full
swing every Sunday, Good Beer Week is on until this weekend and the St Kilda Film Festival opens next Tuesday. So pull on your jacket, scarf, boots and gloves and get amongst it!
2012 FESTIVAL PROGRAM
Our 2012 Festival program is locked in! After ten years at the helm of arts festivals around the country, four with Melbourne Festival, our illustrious leader Brett Sheehy is set to farewell festival life with an exciting and diverse program of events (and a few extra special guests).
We can't wait to share the details with you, so add the following key dates in your diaries:
30 July - Melbourne Festival program launched
Check melbournefestival.com.au at 7pm to be the first to view the program
8 - 27 October - Melbourne Festival 2012
Let the fun and festivities begin!
harold mitchell foundation fellowship announced
Melbourne Festival is pleased to announce that Artistic Director Brett Sheehy has selected composer Adam
Hunt as the recipient of the 2012 Harold Mitchell Foundation Fellowship.
The Fellowship is a joint initiative
of the Festival and the Harold Mitchell Foundation, which will see Adam receive a cash grant of $15,000 to help facilitate the next stage of his professional development, particularly internationally.
This fellowship carries on from previous year's recipients - choreographer Byron Perry in 2010 and director Adena Jacobs
in 2011. Click here to read more...
studio's 'i believe' wall
Melbourne Festival would like to congratulate our 2011 Broadcast Partner STUDIO, who won an award at the Subscription Television Marketing Awards for their 'I Believe' campaign.
This is a tremendous accolade for both STUDIO and the Festival, and we commend all who worked diligently to bring this campaign to fruition.
Follow this link to watch a fantastic video on the 'I Believe' campaign that was part of the Festival closing night concert notes from the hard road and beyond ... were you there?
Click here for more details...
next wave festival
Next Wave Festival opens this Saturday, bringing together
over 600 emerging artists participating in 38 projects across 9 days. The 2012
Festival will present art that reinterprets our social, political and civic
humanity, with an emphasis on site-specific, interdisciplinary and live arts
practice. However it's not all serious - the Festival challenges artists to
produce work that is fun, cheeky, risky, generous and engaging.
As Artistic Director Emily Sexton states, "Next Wave invites audiences to take part in
whole-day journeys, guided through a curated collection of new art works and
ideas... This is bleeding edge contemporary art and bold attempts at searing,
soaring exchange... to create truly ambitious, ground-breaking work."
To celebrate our friends at Next Wave are giving you the
chance to win a double pass to Wintering, the latest dance work by choreographer Aimee Smith. Click here for more details...