All posts filed under: arts

Interview: Chris Cincotta

We had a privilege to get to know the talented photographer, known as King of the streets – Chris Cincotta. He is the founder and creator behind @Melbourneiloveyou on Instagram and Humans in Melbourne on Facebook. Let Chris tell you a little more about himself… Firstly, tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do? I’m a Melbourne based photographer and I run the ‘Humans in Melbourne’ Facebook page as well as the ‘@Melbourneiloveyou’ instagram page. I take walking tours on the weekends and I have a photography store on the corner of Bourke and Swanston streets where I sell my photos from the city. Where does your inspiration come from? I love Melbourne and I want everyone to see Melbourne the way I do. The city itself is such a fantastic place to be with so much always happening and I just want to show off as much of that as I can. You also do Melbourne walking tours, what can people expect? I love taking the tours! I think my passion …

Last minute Christmas Shopping

If you haven’t read our Christmas Shopping post, and you think you might be running out of time to buy THE gift this year… Don’t worry, we’ve gathered our favourie Christmas Markets to save you time searching around for a unique gift for the special one. A Night at the Nicholas – The Summer Edition| The Nicholas Building| 7 December Have a drink while you enjoy the views at The Nicholas Building Association. Here you’ll find urban creatives, renowned jewllers are artists and vintage labels, all under a beautifully preserved art deco arcade. Boho Luxe Market – The Christmas Edition| Federation Square| 10 December The name says it all. Find bohemian style clothing, jewllery, candles, artwork, children’s wear and more here! It is a lifestyle event with a festival vibe. There’ll be more than just shopping at Boho Lux Market. Expect Vietnamese food, cupcakes, donuts, fresh juices and… VEGAN BAKERY and CHOCOLATE! Collins Place Design Market| Collins Place| 15 December A boutique Christmas Market present by Creators Assembly and Collins Place. Shop at the Pars End of Collins Street with the Christmas …

Best Outdoor Cinemas this Summer

Make the most of the warmer weather this season without missing out the latest movies and popcorn!  With outdoor cinemas popping up all over town, we have picked our favourites so you can sit back and enjoy a film under the beautiful Melbourne sky. Moonlight Cinema | 1 Dec’ 17 ~ 1 Apr’ 18 | Central Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens – South Yarra Enjoy a movie with friends and family with a BYO picnic or treat yourself at the onsite food trucks. Watch a classic film or bring the kids to their favourite Disney animation. Hire a beanbag or purchase “Gold Grass” tickets where staff cater to your needs. Either way remember to bring a blanket, Melbourne can cool right down in the evening! Lido on the Roof | 6 Dec’ 17 ~ late Apr’ 18 | 675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Catch the latest releases under the stars with a 100 seat rooftop cinema, arrive early and enjoy jazz music before the film starts at their small jazz bar. No need to bring blankets for …

Review: ArtVo – Immersive Gallery

This one of a kind, engaging ‘trick art’ gallery features over 11 themed zones where you can immerse yourself in the pieces – literally, according to your iPhone camera. Featuring fourteen international artists in a 1900 square metre space, you’ll be drawn into the artwork splashed all over the interior of the gallery. If that doesn’t grab you, the infectious enthusiasm of the Art Vo team providing encouragement and negotiating you into the best position for your own creative image surely will. You can’t miss the Dimensional Dreams Zone, where you’ll produce inconceivable tricks across multiple scenes. Stand on your best friends head, hang from the roof or swish your family around in a wine glass. Anything is possible! Handy hint – look down at the floor for instructions on the best results. The Photo Points will prompt you and your phone toward the ideal outcome. Located in the Docklands and open until late on the weekends, ArtVo is absolutely one not to miss – loads of fun for all ages. Reviewed and written by …

ArtVo – Immersive Gallery

Unlike other art galleries or museums, you can touch and interact with over 100 spectacular large scale 3D artworks covering the walls and floors using just your smartphone for the ultimate selfie. Explore and immerse yourself into different scenes, locations and famous paintings across 1900 sqm and 11 themed gallery zones. Keen to go on a Jungle Safari? Step into the palm of King Kong and gaze up at the beast himself. Want to uncover the Pharoh’s Treasures? You’ll need to hop aboard the flying carpet to take you there! Catch a wave in the Aquatic Adventure, narrowly escape the menacing jaws of the monster croc in Australiana, or transform into a winged fairy in the Enchanted Garden. ArtVo recruited 14 international artists with over 40 years of experience to complete the awe-inspriring paintings with works complete in just 60 days. Open 7 days, ArtVo is the perfect entertainment destination for school holidays, family and corporate groups and an unparalleled recreational adventure for all ages. Opening hours: Sun ~ Thurs 10am-6pm | Fri ~ Sat 10am-11.30pm Where: …

WIN: Cine Latino Film Festival

– COMPETITION NOW CLOSED – Cine Latino, a festival that celebrates the sights, sounds and stories of Latin American Cinema. Presented by Palace Cinemas and with films from Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Chile, Cuba, Paraguay, Puerto Rico and Venezuela, Cine Latino highlights the uniquely cultural, sporting, musical, dance and filmmaking talents of that vibrant part of the world. This year we have 10 x double passes to give away for the festival and all you need to do is fill out the form below to get a chance to win! This year the program presents a 9-film spotlight on the best new films from Argentina with Cine Argentina. A special event screening of INSEPARABLE (INSEPARABLES), an Argentinean remake of the French hit The Intouchables, will launch a strong program including: From the international festival circuit – AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL (AL FINAL DEL TÚNEL) directed by Rodrigo Grande, a super-charged, suspense-laden film starring Leonardo Sbaraglia (Wild Tales) and Clara Lago (Spanish Affair); I’M GILDA (GILDA, NO ME ARREPIENTO DE ESTE AMOR), a grand biopic about the …

World Premiere of Roland Tings’ full live band

Promising to be a highlight on Melbourne’s cultural calendar Nocturnal returns Friday 3 November with an evening of unheard sounds, unparalleled collection items, and wondrous questioning. For the first time EVER, globally acclaimed Ronald Tings takes to the Melbourne Museum stage to introduce his three-piece band offering a high-fidelity experience unlike none other. The moniker of Melbourne producer Rohan Newman, Ronald Tings will be joined by Julian Sudek (Mercy Arms / World Champion) who’ll be switching it up via a hybrid kit of acoustic drums and electronic pads, and Yama Hondow-Wellby (Damn Arms / G.L.O.V.E.S.) on keys. Expect communal arm raising and oscillating emotions on the dance floor. Continually rebooting, Nocturnal started out as a blank slate and has since evolved into the ultimate evening of art, science and self-directed learning. Encouraging inclusion and enquiry, this adult-orientated night has welcomed both strangers and long-lost friends to explore the museum with a drink in hand and minus the usual distractions. Objects and stories, both past and contemporary, span across the galleries and incorporate at least 16 …