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Active Retirees : Active Retirees June-July 2012
72 | www.probussouthpacific.org 3. National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 The exhibition of the 46 finalists selected from almost 1500 entries is leaving its home at Canberra’s National Portrait Gallery to visit regional galleries. Entry is free to all venues and the photography offers intriguing insights into the intimate aspects of Australian lives, young and old, rich and poor, concerned and carefree. Canberra’s Floriade gives visitors so many reasons to celebrate – and flowers are just the beginning! The usual displays, exhibitions and workshops sit alongside fashion and family-friendly activities, as well as NightFest, a lighting and entertainment show that runs for five glorious nights (26-30 September). Go to for visitor information. When: 15 September - 14 October W: www.floriadeaustralia.com EvENtS The final countdown Our top six events to keep you entertained in the coming months. 6. Moonshadow Yusuf Islam’s musical fantasy, Moonshadow, is premiering at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre. Islam, aka Cat Stevens, combines some of his greatest hits with new songs for this production, featuring an all-Australian cast of 27 and Swedish director Anders Albien. Accor hotels across Melbourne are offering show and accommodation packages for the premiere season. When: 1 June - 5 July W: www.moonshadow themusical.com.au 4. Age of Rage Enough is Enough anti-violence movement is running a two-day conference in Sydney. Forums, discussions and workshops with former Judge and President of the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal Greg James QC, Attorney General and Minister for Justice The Hon Greg Smith MP and University of SA’s Professor Ken Rigby will provide positive solutions to help reduce the level and effect of violence in Australian communities. When: 19-20 June W: enoughisenough.org.au 5. Biennale of Sydney Titled All Our Relations, the 18th Biennale focuses on collaboration. Many of the works – from more than 100 artists – have been produced collaboratively, and Co-Artistic Director Catherine de Zegher points to their concern with migration, contamination, corruption and coercion. “The artists present these important concerns around the world in a way related to all our senses,” de Zegher explains, “rather than in the negative and critical way we have become accustomed to.” When: 27 June - 16 September W: www.biennaleofsydney.com.au 2. the Fremantle Candidate WA’s Deckchair Theatre is presenting yet another gem by the state’s own playwright Ingle Knight with The Fremantle Candidate. Taking the form of a political thriller, this is a tale of a man in the fight of his life – and his career – former Prime Minister John Curtin. A classic story of beating the odds, this is unmissable home-grown theatre at its best. When: 19 July - 5 August W: www.deckchairtheatre.com.au 1. Floriade Mooree Plains Gallery, NSW: 29 June - 12 August Glass House Gallery Port Macquarie NSW: 14 September - 14 November Flinders University Art Museum and City Gallery SA: 2 December 2012 - 14 February 2013 Griffith Regional Art Gallery NSW: 7 March - 7 April 2013 W: www.portrait.gov.au
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