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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 27 August 2016
WHAT’S 10 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 2016 On DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM The Enfolding 1 by Marc Standing, 2012, mixed media, embroidery on archival rag paper, 15 x 20cm. PHOTO: ANNA PAPPAS GALLERY. VIC LIVE ‘N’ LOCAL Melbourne’s favourite local music festival has returned to the streets of the City of Port Phillip and after a week long run, ends today Saturday 27 August. But don’t fret, although it’s the last day there are still 10 events for you to catch, including alternative folk performer Timmy Knowles and blues rock band The Ugly Kings. Events are running from well-known venues throughout the bayside municipality including the St Kilda Pier, Sacred Heart Church, Melbourne Moonshine, the Globe Warehouse and the Prince. Be sure to check the gig guide for further information, at www. livenlocal.com.au JAYNE DYER EXHIBITION: ‘SHARPNESS’ Anna Pappas Gallery (2-4 Carlton St, Prahran; Sat noon-6.00 pm) is housing ‘Sharpness’, the latest exhibit by Jayne Dyer, for one last day. A continuation of the artist’s investigation of imminent states of collapse through a series of smallscale objects, corporeal tensions are implicit in these abject forms and behave like bodily matter; clinging to shelves, spilling onto the gallery floor, they appear delicate and beautiful, while also familiar and visibly uncomfortable. Are these fleshy malformed objects prototypes of our future DNA? Today, Saturday 27 August is your last chance to view this interesting, slightly confronting exhibition. For further information visit www.annapappasgallery.com or call (03) 9521 7300. SFERA CLUB Melbourne locals who love Greek music are in for a treat, with a new monthly Greek night. Volume one of Sfera is set to take place on Friday 2 September at The Black Rabbit (85 Queen St, Melbourne). Doors open at 9.00 pm with the party going until 3.00 am as Melbourne’s top Greek DJs take to the decks. Be sure to dress to impress. Booth bookings are also available. For more information and to contact organisers, visit www. facebook.com/sferaclubmelbourne/ EXHIBITION BY MARC STANDING: ‘THE ORACLES’ In his latest exhibition, Zimbabwean-born artist Marc Standing continues his exploration of the tensions felt by a personal search for identity, one that is laced with the toxic traces of colonialism. With his haunting sculptural figures, and paintings of mythical beings floating amid a landscape of sacred items, his latest series ‘The Oracles’ represents a departure from his more introspective search for identity in order to position himself within humankind’s age-old search for enlightenment. Each work depicts a mythical world, inhabited by transcendental beings and sacred artefacts, yet grounded in the familiar patterns of nature. Through his complex layering of other-worldly textures and images, the artist creates an isle of solitude and contemplation. Like the Oracles, Standing is motivated to create art as a means of revealing a ‘hidden knowledge’ that inspires a more ethical and harmonious way of life. The exhibition will be open from 2 September-1 October at the Anna Pappas Gallery (2-4 Carlton St, Prahran; Tues to Fri 10.00 am–6.00 pm, Sat noon-6.00 pm). For more information, visit www.annapappasgallery.com NICK MOURTZAKIS’ EXHIBITION: ‘TWO WORDS’ Artist Nick Mourtzakis’ exhibition ‘Two Words’ is set to open on Saturday 3 September. Recently selected as a finalist for the Art Gallery of NSW’s prestigious 2016 Archibald Prize, his celebrated piece Self-portrait in violet will be part of the exhibition at MARS Gallery (7 James St, Windsor; open Tues to Sat: 10.00 am-5.00 pm) until September 24. For more information, visit www.marsgallery.com.au or call (03) 9521 7517. MANASIS ANNUAL DINNER DANCE 2016 Last year’s event saw over 700 people attend, and this year’s jam-packed program is set to be bigger and better than ever with an evening of colour, dance, music and non-stop glendi. Taking place on Saturday 17 September at Stars International Reception (1C Bell St, Preston), the Manasis school will showcase over 400 performers including students as young as three through to the famed senior dance group, presenting dances from all regions of Greece adorned in traditional dress. New routines will also be presented from regions such as Pontos, Thrace, Macedonia, Epirus, Thessaly, central Greece, the Peloponnese, Crete, Cyprus and the Greek islands. Also thanks to the generous donations of supporters and sponsors, the school’s raffle draw will give away over $4,000 worth of prizes on the night. There’ll also be a Manasis-themed candy bar distributing thousands of sweets to all guests. Bookings are essential; seating for the event recommends 10 people per table, however, a few tables fit up to 12. Doors open at 6.30 pm. Tickets are $65 for adults and $40 for children; price includes a four-course meal and unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks.
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