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Monday 26 October 2015
Arts Books

lip lit: good money

Eliza Graves-Browne
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  I’m picky when it comes to crime novels. If there isn’t a delightful balance between character, believability and suspense, I’m apt to put the book down and forget about it. Thankfully, Good Money by J.M. Green balances all of these elements. Green is a debut author whose book was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s…
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Saturday 10 October 2015
Art Arts

cathy raso: interview

Bridget Conway
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Cathy Raso is an artist hailing from Melbourne who is launching her first solo exhibition, Reflections. Movement. Drama, on October 10th at the Gallery Voltaire. I spoke with Cathy about her career so far as an artist and about what inspires her work. First could you tell me about your career so far? Have you always…
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Saturday 3 October 2015
Arts Theatre

the unholy body of ignatius grail: melbourne fringe festival review

Jessie Adams
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A part of Melbourne Fringe Festival program, Madeleine Ryan’s The Unholy Body of Ignatius Grail is an ambiguous, thought provoking piece of theatre that describes a woman’s quest to find her true self. The studio space is filled with large, colourful abstractions which gleam in the low light. Are these voids, or portals? Three women…
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Friday 2 October 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

hersteria: melbourne fringe festival review

Clara Borg
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From the first moment I entered the building, I knew that I was in for a memorable night. The entire venue—including the foyer—was luridly and gloriously adorned. Amongst the decor were several blow-up flamingos, lots of plastic cupcakes and miscellaneous neon-coloured props scattered everywhere. In the middle of the performance space sat a small tub…
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Wednesday 30 September 2015
Film

girls on film festival: 2015 program preview and interview with festival director karen pickering

Jade Bate
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  The Girls on Film Festival is back again in 2015 after the incredible success of its debut last year. This year’s program features an eclectic mix of universal classics, home-grown gems, foreign language films and unique documentaries that will surely delight even the most casual of film fanatics. Highlights of this year’s line-up include…
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Saturday 26 September 2015
Arts Theatre

the sleeping beauty: review

Theertha Muraldihar
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Sheer opulence and grace is just one way to describe the Australian Ballet’s rendition of The Sleeping Beauty. David McAllister’s retelling of the classic Grimms fairytale entwined white rats, bluebirds, woodland creatures and a magnanimous Lilac Fairy onto the lavish sets. The plush costumes, dreamy orchestra and majestic decorum played a pivoting role in bringing…
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Sunday 30 August 2015
Art Arts

the horse: ngv exhibition review

Clara Borg
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Did you know that horse worship and cultism was a common facet of nomadic Eurasian cultures?  Or that in Indian mythology, the seven-headed horse Uchchaihshravas – translating roughly to either ‘long-ears’ or ‘neighing aloud’- was regarded a king of horses, and was the mount of the Hindu god Indra, the god of rain and thunderstorms? And…
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Wednesday 26 August 2015
Arts dance

finding centre: review

Theertha Muralidhar
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Trisha Dunn, dancer and choreographer, establishes a sense of control and balance as she tries to make sense of the conflicting demands the world throws at her. Her show Finding Centre held at Gasworks Theatre is an exploration of universal struggle, trying to find centre with the physical, mental and spiritual state. Using stimulating visual…
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Wednesday 26 August 2015
Arts Books

melbourne writers festival 2015: women writing film

Jade Bate
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This year’s Melbourne Writers Festival kicked off on 21 August with a whole day dedicated especially to discussing women in the media and female writers. One of the events was Women Writing Film, in which Filmme Fatales editor Brodie Lancaster and film critic Rebecca Harkins-Cross discussed the role of women in film, both in front…
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Friday 31 July 2015
Arts Theatre

susie mccann: interview

Bridget Conway
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  Lip is giving away a double pass to see Susie McCann perform her self-devised cabaret show Bogan Bombshell – Janeen from Clarinda, on Friday 7th August at the Beaumaris Theatre in Melbourne. For your chance to win, simply email art@lipmag.com with the subject line ‘Susie McCann: Interview’ by 12pm on Friday 7th August.  Check out my interview…
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Wednesday 29 July 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

the desperettes: a lady’s guide to the art of being a wingman

Clara Borg
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Unlucky in love? Ever wanted to learn the tips and tricks to the art of seduction? Have you grown tired of leaving the club alone, surrounded by hordes of people who all seem to be getting lucky, with you left watching on from the sidelines? Ever wished you had a foolproof method of acquiring—and keeping—company…
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Tuesday 28 July 2015
Arts Theatre

sweeney todd: review

Theertha Muralidhar
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Sweeney Todd, the finale of Victoria Opera’s Sondheim trilogy, is a hair-raising Victorian-era tale. A homicidal barber, Sweeney Todd is blinded on a quest for revenge against the callous upper class society. He slits the throats of his clientele with the help of his seductive accomplice who bakes the victim’s flesh into pies. This gothic…
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Tuesday 21 July 2015
Arts Music

david bowie is: review

Ad Hoc
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  David Bowie Is, has finally opened at ACMI, and it is as visually and auditorily as sumptuous as you would expect from the man who has enthralled audiences through music, film and television for generations in just as many glittering and sometimes glum guises. In a time where reality shows churn out mediocre pop…
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Tuesday 7 July 2015
Arts

becky lou: interview

Bridget Conway
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Becky Lou is a burlesque performer who’s no stranger to the stage. In her first solo show in 10 years, Shake, she’s exploring finding her voice in both the professional and personal realm. I had a chat with Becky Lou and found out what about burlesque inspires and motivates her. First tell me about how…
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