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‘THE ESTATE’ A NEW EXHIBITION BY PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST MARNIE HADDAD

Marnie Haddad unveils her new exhibition, ‘The Estate’ at Graham Geddes salon from 15 –22 March 2019.  Haddad’s new works draw inspiration from her love of classic film, depicted in her evocative and poetic portraits utilising shadow and subtle illumination. Haddad’s cinematic staging, rich painterly hues, technical precision and romantic undercurrents are beautifully articulated in this latest photographic essay. In this series, Haddad illustrates ‘a time that stands still’, she commented – “it’s neither comforting nor unsettling, but focuses on the kind of timeless travel that stops the clock and allows your imagination to transport you.” The fantasy that cinema brings has long ignited Haddad’s artistic sensibilities, she recalls being mesmerized by a flickering theatre scene where ordinary objects take on deeper meanings – the pink fluted glass, the arranged flowers, the street lights casting stripes through the venetian blinds, the curtains locked in folds, the heavy velvet that sits and fades with the migrating sun. Haddad’s quest is to keep alive and tangible the fantasy that sometimes exists only in our minds. The result …

WIN: 1 x double pass to Hotel Mumbai

****COMPETITION TIME *** Help us celebrate the release of ‘Hotel Mumbai’ Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass on us. Simply share this post on and tag us @weknowmelbourne (your profile must be public so we can see the share!). Get a bigger chance to win by filling the form on We Know Melbourne Website. Competition closes on 6th March 2019. View the trailer here  

Half Acre

BUFFET BRUNCH AND BLOODY MARYS: Half Acre Hosts Boozy Courtyard Brunch with Live Music for Melbourne Food  and Wine Festival All-day brunch has never looked better as Half Acre prepare to host an epic Melbourne Food and Wine Festival buffet brunch on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of March – the only brunch event on the festival’s calendar. To add to this never-ending feast of deliciousness, guests are encouraged to create their own Bloody Marys all day long at the eatery’s DIY Bloody Mary table, while enjoying live music and entertainment throughout the event. Expect the ultimate brunch menu including Vincotto Roasted Figs, Challah French Toast with Rosewater Berry Compote, Bacon Mushroom and Egg Pie and Roasted Pear with Saffron and Bay Leaf Custard, and Walnut Crumble. Also on offer is Potato, Silverbeet and Lemon Yoghurt, Pizza, Hot Smoked Salmon Dip with Dill and Pickled Green Chilli, and an assortment of fresh breads and bagels with whipped butter and preserves. Wash down brunch with unlimited Bloody Mary’s, or for those partial to a gin or spritz, Half Acre is also offering special Half …

The Wine & Cheese Fest will return to Williamstown 

The Wine and Cheese fest are back this year in the newly renovated Seaworks. Get ready to enjoy fine quality wine and cheese on Saturday 9thMarch as artisan food vendors will be showcasing their gourmet products, plus hot food and specialty arts & crafts stalls. From wheels of fine cheeses and savoury sauces, pickled preserves and home-style pastries, to smoked and cured meats, luscious desserts and a wide variety of craft beers, ciders and refreshments, the Wine & Cheese Fest will have something on offer for everyone’s taste buds. Wine masterclasses with top local vintners will be on offer including” Prosecco” with Dal Zotto Wines, “Sparkling & Cabernet Sauvignon” with Blue Pyrenees, and “Taste 100 years of Wines” with Mount Avoca winemaker, Matthew Barry in the VIP marquee. For the cheese enthusiasts, French cheesemaker Matthieu Megard from L’Artisan Cheese Organic and Gowen Irlen from Melbourne and Cheese will be offering delicious tips of the trade. Plus, the “Maestro of Mozzarella” and one of Australia’s best makers of Italian cheese, George Linguanti of That’s Amore Cheese, …

BECOME THE ONE

Become the One is a story we have never seen or even heard of but which would, surely, exist. The play develops around the couple’s budding romance and ongoing partnership by focusing on their shared domestic life. Following a flirtatious first meeting when Noah is contracted as Tom’s cleaner, the two soon start cohabiting and indulging in teasing pillow talk, bubbling sexual energy, and happy moments, like knitting, together. The outside world peeps into their sanctuary through references to the media surrounding Tom’s athletic status, a point of tension resulting in climatic moments. Become the One is a tragedy representative not only of queer athletes and their partners but of the Australian Football League’s persistence in modelling a repressive narrative of masculinity and heteronormativity to a nation.  Venue: Main Theatre – Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park Duration: (70 mins) Date: 6th to 9th February 2019 More info here

The Classics are back across Stonnington this summer

Music lovers will be able to enjoy free performances from some of Australia’s best loved singers when The Classics concert series returns to Stonnington’s parks and gardens this summer. Performers at The Classics concert series include Rob Mills, Vika and Linda Bull, Bobby Fox and Olivia Cranwell with the concerts set to cover the genres of Opera – 2 February, Broadway – 9 February and Symphony – 23 February. City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos, congratulated the series’ artistic directors for bringing together an exciting range of talent from across the musical landscape. “Thanks to the commitment and vision of The Classics’ artistic directors, our community will enjoy some fantastic music and performances,” said Cr Stefanopoulos. “I encourage everyone to get along to these performances, which will take place outdoors in Stonnington’s historic parks and gardens,” added Cr Stefanopoulos. The Classics: Opera, Saturday 2 February, 7.30pm at Victoria Gardens, High Street, Prahran. Award winning Australian director, Cameron Menzies will bring Puccini’s La Boheme to the stage with an abridged version of this classic opera, performed in the round. You can look forward …

Australia Day Festival

Australia Day is a significant celebration for the Greater Dandenong community with over 11,000 local residents expected to enjoy the festival with family, neighbours and friends. Australia Day presents a great opportunity for people of different backgrounds and experiences to gather together and reflect on what it means to be Australian, and to celebrate the things we have in common. The award winning Australia Day Festival will be held in Dandenong Park, corner of Pultney and Foster streets on Saturday 26 January 2019, from 3pm to 9.30pm. This all-ages event will include a Flag Raising Ceremony and the presentation of the Australia Day Awards on the main stage. This free family friendly event will feature two stages with live entertainment, roving performers, a dedicated food court, community and market stalls, exciting rides ($2-$6), free family activities, and will conclude with a grand fireworks finale at 9.25pm. For extra fun, ride your bike to the event and receive two free ride tokens and valet bike parking. Event highlights: Australia Day Award Ceremony Cultural performances on the Main Stage …