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         From local emerging artists to
     established Melbourne sculptor, Gallery
          exhibitions will catch the eye
                                                                                    Material Absence is an exhibition by        abstract and representational work,
                                                                                    emerging Gippsland artists who work         large scale and miniature. There is a
                                                                                    within a range of contemporary              drawing to suit every taste which
                                                                                    practices including photography,            documents the talent and scope of
                                                                                    sculpture, installation and painting        artists working in this much loved and
                                                                                    will be on display until 10 January         timeless medium. This is a Grafton
                                                                                    2010. With continuing development           Regional Gallery touring exhibition and
                                                                                    of a keen edge and critical eye, these      will be on display from 16 January to
                                                                                                                                14 March.
                                                                                    artists explore new approaches and
                                                                                    provide fresh insights into current art
                                                                                    practices. The result is artwork that       John Meade is an established
                                                                                    tests the boundaries of existing            Melbourne sculptor who has been
                                                                                    processes and artistic discourse.           exhibiting since the early 1990s. The
                                                                                                                                exhibition Objects to live by - The art
                                                                                                                                of John Meade will be the first to give
                                                                                    From 21 November to 10 January,             an overview of his career in detail.
                                                                                    patrons will be able to explore the         Meade’s work emerges from a creative
                                                                                    exhibition About Face which is the          engagement with ideas and materials.
                                                                                    outcome of two years of collaboration       Scale is a concerning feature and the
                                                                                    between six artists who, during this        sculptures presented in the exhibition
                                                                                    time, completed a self-portrait as well     will range from large to small. His
                                                                                    as portraits of each other. The result is   willingness to experiment with
                                                                                    a collection of 36 large painted            materials will be conveyed in works
                                                                                    canvasses each presenting insight into      created from cast metal, polymer resin
Patterson Louis - Midsummer Superheroic Endeavours, 2009; cardboard,
                                                                                    the subject as well as the relationship     composites, concrete and fabric
paper, glue
                                                                                    between the particular artist and           spanning from 1996 to the present.
                                                                                    subject. The exhibition consists of six     This is a NETS Victoria touring
                                                                                    sets of six independent yet related         exhibition developed by Latrobe
                                                                                    images. Each set is an artwork in its       Regional Gallery and curated by Zara
                                                                                    own right and no work may be removed        Stanhope and will run from 6 February
                                                                                    without destroying the integrity of the     to 4 April.
                                                                                                                                Latrobe Regional Gallery is located at
                                                                                                                                138 Commercial Road, Morwell, and is
                                                                                    Showcasing excellence in                    open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm,
                                                                                    contemporary Australian drawing, The        and on weekends 11am-4pm. The
                                                                                    Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing               gallery is closed public holidays. Entry
                                                                                    Award exhibition includes 48                is free.

Fusion Six, Self-portraits (detail). Helen Edwards, Terrianne Murray, Lyn           drawings from 45 artists representing       For more information, contact the
Mallady, Joseph Attard, Regina Hona, Raelene Sharp. Courtesy Fusion Six.            every state in Australia. The 2008          Gallery on 5128 5700, or e-mail
Photographs courtesy of David Harvey                                                drawing award includes portraiture,

            These performances will
         have audiences laughing, crying,
             swinging and admiring
On Thursday 3 December, to               Presented in conjunction with
celebrate International Day of           Gippsland Acoustic Music Club,
People with a Disability, the            this six piece band’s extensive
Latrobe Performing Arts in               repertoire includes music from
conjunction with the National            traditional New Orleans, Louis
Film and Sound Archive are               Armstrong, Fats Waller, Benny
presenting     the   acclaimed           Goodman, Cole Porter, Duke
claymation film, Mary and Max            Ellington and songs from the
(PG).                                    roaring twenties.

This feature film from the creators of   The New Melbourne Jazz Band, led
Academy Award-winning short              by Ross Anderson, has toured
animation ‘Harvey Krumpet’ is a          extensively to the United States
                                         and Canada. The line-up also
simple tale of pen-friendship
                                         includes the very talented Bob
between two very different people -
                                         Venier, who has played around the
Mary Dinkle, a chubby, lonely, eight
                                         world and has also made regular
year old girl living in the suburbs of
                                         appearances on many popular
Melbourne, and Max Horovitz, a 44
                                         television shows and has featured
year old, severely obese, Jewish         on many recording artists’ albums.    From the acclaimed claymation film Mary and Max
man with Aspergers Syndrome living
in the chaos of New York.                Tickets $20 adult, $16 concession.

Spanning twenty years and two
continents, Mary and Max’s               This will be the eighth year that
friendship survives much more than       Orchestra Victoria has played in
the average diet of life’s ups and       Latrobe City and that is a
downs. It features the voices of Toni    testament to the reception that
Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman,        music-loving audiences in the area
Eric Bana, Barry Humphries, Renee        give to the performers.
Geyer and Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum.
                                         Audiences in Latrobe have enjoyed
Tickets are free but strictly limited.   previous concerts immensely and
                                         the same rousing reception will
                                         surely be given again when the
If you enjoy uplifting, toe-tapping,     orchestra performs at Kernot Hall
swinging Dixieland Jazz, then get        on Wednesday 24 February 2010
down to the Tyers Hall on Sunday 6       from 7pm. Tickets are free but
December to enjoy the sounds of          strictly limited.
the New Melbourne Jazz Band for          For tickets and further information
the final 2009 concert in the Café       contact the box office on                         Soloist Yi Wang (Violin) attracts music loving audiences
Culture Series.                          5176 3559.                                        to Orchestra Victoria’s concerts

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