On Now // On Next | October

So we’re changing up our monthly gig guide, On Now // On Next. Reflecting the fact we’re all about the newest and best from around the country, we’ll now be bringing you a curated selection of tasty treats from right around the nation. What’s good this month? Have a squiz…

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Top pick

Look, we’re not usually in the habit of picking favourites, but this is just TOO MUCH.

FAMBO – A queer festival for all kinds of families | Sat 28 Sept
Get ready for all the feels as Fambo takes over 107 Projects for a day celebrating rainbow families. There’s Bhenji Ra and House of Sle’s vogueing workshop, tips and tales at Radha La Bia’s banana flower workshop, cape-making, plenty of visual art treats and even a baby Heaps Gay party called Heaps Small. WE ARE SO INTO THIS. ❤

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Shhhh, I’m not crying…you’re crying.

Radha La Bia will be part of FAMBO

Tasmania Performs’ The Season


Nicola Gunn’s Working With Children


Steve Lambert’s Capitalism Works For Me! True/False


Dane North’s One Infinity

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Tasmania Performs’ The Season | til 29 Sept
This is your last chance (maybe ever) to catch Nathan Maynard’s rowdy and vivid portrait of remote Tassie. See it at the Seymour Centre as the national tour wraps up this Saturday.

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Nicola Gunn’s Working with Children | Now til 29 Sept
In her trademark sly and sardonic style, Nicola Gunn tackles the ethics of adults creating art with children. Who will protect the children? What do we need to protect them from? Catch it at Melbourne Theatre Company til Sunday or in Sydney at Performance Space’s Liveworks Festival from 18 – 20 Oct.

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Capitalism Works For Me! True / False | Now until 29 Sept
Popping up in different locations all over Melbourne, Steve Lambert’s interactive installation invites us all to discuss one of the pervasive and aggressive ideologies human’s have invented. So is it working for you? Register your thoughts in lights! Presented by Arts House as part of Melbourne Fringe

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AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things | 28 Sept – 12 Oct
Perth’s big colourful explosion of arts for young people, AWESOME, is back for another year of international acts and local premieres. Big congrats to the team on their fully accessible guide for children on the autism spectrum and those with additional needs. It includes full descriptions of what happens in the performances, potential triggers, and a sensory rating system. Amazing!

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Melbourne International Arts Festival | 3 – 21 Oct
It’s back, with a little rebrand, with a packed program of shows, concerts and exhibitions. This year’s program seems to have a particular focus on dance and intercultural work. New stuff from Dance North, Barking Gecko Theatre, Jo Lloyd and Belarus Free Theatre is always worth a look.

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We are all connected to Campbelltown (one way or another) | Til 14 Oct
Celebrating 30 amazing years of the Campbelltown Arts Centre, this exhibition and performance series features past works and new commissions. Check out the full program for all the artists and happenings.

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Nat Randall & Anna Breckon’s The Second Woman | 2 – 3 Nov
Look, it’s a long shot, but if anyone is going to be in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, we would love you to join us for the international debut of this incredible project, performed in Mandarin by acclaimed local performer Zhu Zhi-Ying. It’s going to be incredible. We cannot WAIT.

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Sydney Dance Company’s Forever & Ever | 16 – 27 Oct
We’re pretty keen to check out this double bill featuring a brand new work from Antony Hamilton with a soundtrack by The Presets (think team who brought you Keep Everything?!), along with the return of Rafael Bonachela’s Frame of Mind. It’s at the Roslyn Packer from mid October.

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Stelarc’s Stickman/Ministickman | 20 Oct
Pioneering performance and bio artist Stelarc returns to Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts with a full body exoskeleton that can be animated by the audience.

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The Unconformity | 18 – 21 Oct
Taking over every part of the tiny ex-mining town of Queenstown in Tassie, The Unconformity has a great line-up of artists including Willoh S Weiland & Finegan Krukemeyer, Martyn Coutts & Ian Pidd, Thomas E.S. Kelly and heaps more. It’s basically all sold out already anyway, so good work if you scored tickets.

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Performance Space’s Liveworks Festival | 18 – 28 Oct
We’ve already written a blog about this. It’s gonna be ace. And tickets are selling out for a number of shows already, including our hot tips Angela Goh and Applespiel.

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Zhu Zhi-Ying in The Second Woman by Nat Randall & Anna Breckon


Sydney Dance Company’s Forever & Ever


The Unconformity


Angela Goh’s Uncanny Valley Girl. Part of Liveworks 2018

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