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MINE – The Film Will Always Be With You

MINE – The Film Will Always Be With You

from September 30, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until December 03, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

MINE – The Film Will Always Be With You is an exhibition of video works by a selection of South African artists.  These artists are based both in South Africa and across European capitals.  MINE was last shown at TATE Modern, London.

MINE is both the title of the exhibition as well as the film produced by William Kentridge in 1991.  This seminal animated video evokes images of deep level mining in South Africa and refers to the unprecedented exploitation of land and people under colonialism and the subsequent apartheid system.

The title refers not only to the idea of deep level mining, but to the idea of personal ownership and questions of identity.  The works featured have been chosen for their diversity, with the common denominator that the artists make reference to themselves in their work, either in person, as actor, model, observer, interviewer or instigator.  MINE seeks to explore the myriad ways in which we identify and position our ‘selves’.

Certain artists are well known in the global art world (William Kentridge and Robin Rhode et al), or are currently representing South Africa at the 2017 Venice Biennale of Art (Mohau Modisakeng), whilst other are unknown in Australia. No matter how varied the themes and artistic strategies may be, all the works presented here are centred in one way or another around specifically “South African” issues, which transcend the confines of particular local concerns.

Image credit: William Kentrige, Felix in Exile, 1994, animated film, 35mm, video and DVD transfer, 8 minutes 43 seconds. Drawing, photography and direction William Kentridge, editing Angus Gibson, sound Wilbert Schübel, music Philip Miller, String Trio for Felix in Exile (musicians Peta-Ann Holdcroft, Marjan Vonk-Stirling, Jan Pustejovsky); Go Tlapsha Didiba by Motsumi Makhene (sung by Sibongile Khumalo). Courtesy the artist, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Seniors Festival Film: The Sapphires

Seniors Festival Film: The Sapphires

October 09, 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

Four gorgeous young women from a remote Aboriginal mission, 1968 was the year that changed their lives forever.

The young women, are discovered by Dave, a down-on-his-luck Irish musician with attitude, a taste for Irish Whiskey and an ear for soul music.  Dave steers the girls away from their Country & Western origins then flies them to the war-zones of south Vietnam, where they sing soul classics for the American Marines.

Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires is a triumphant celebration of youth, courage, love, family and soul music.

Seniors Festival Country Concert: Dusty Doris and Me

Seniors Festival Country Concert: Dusty Doris and Me

October 10, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

One of Australia’s most charismatic singers, Wendy Stapleton presents the fabulous, morning melodies presentation of Dusty, Doris and Me.

Faulty Powers

Faulty Powers

from October 13, 2017 @ 8:00 PM until October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
October 13, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
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Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

The owners of a magical hotel are trying to avoid financial ruin and save the hotel by hosting the Which Witch is Witchiest awards, however a double booking has occurred with the Mad Scientist Union.

As chaos ensues, the staff are trying to keep the trainees out of the Pandora Suite, a school group under control and the guests happy, whilst trying to keep Baron von Frydenegg out of the hotel's books...

Joey Cub Guide Scout Show - Faulty Powers

Joey Cub Guide Scout Show - Faulty Powers

October 14, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

49th Annual Strzelecki Showtime presents “Faulty Powers”

Once again this year Strzelecki Showtime is offering a special matinee show to give joeys, cubs, scouts and their leaders and parents the opportunity to see a great live show, and participate in a special behind the scenes tour and sausage sizzle lunch.

The owners of a magical hotel are trying to save itself by hosting the which witch is witchiest awards to avoid financial ruin, however a double booking has occurred with the mad scientist union.

As chaos ensues staff are trying to keep the trainees out of the Pandora suite, a school group under control and the guests happy whilst trying to keep Baron von Frydenegg out of the hotel's books... We can’t wait to see you and share our amazing show with you!

Lovely Lady Lump

Lovely Lady Lump

October 25, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

“Let me start by telling you I’m ok. I’m just in a small situation involving a pesky cancer tumour in my left nork, but I’m not dying and I’m the luckiest person in the entire world.”

Jokes, truths, and one or two poignant bits from acclaimed Melbourne comic, Lana Schwarcz, who survived breast cancer.  Everyone hates cancer.  Good.  Let’s hate it together with gags, animated projections, and some characters you might meet along the way.  Hilarious, poignant and frank, this is a must see from anyone who has ever found themselves lying awake at night worrying about cancer.  Lovely Lady Lump reminds us of our ability to take the power back from our fears if we just laugh at them… Or at least with them.

Warnings: Nudity within context, occasional strong coarse language

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