Arts House and the Melbourne International Film Festival have also announced a new partnership focused on experimentation, new technologies and untold stories, supporting the incredible artists, filmakers and VR experts at the festival this year.
Celebrating its 68th year, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) today unveiled its 2019 program – the largest in its history. Featuring 259 feature films, 123 shorts and 16 virtual reality experiences, MIFF 2019 will include 31 world premieres and 160 Australian premieres over 18 electrifying days of cinema. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to the launch event at the iconic Forum in Melbourne.
In a dual presentation of Chinese art and culture past and present, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series at the National Gallery of Victoria presents China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors alongside a parallel display of new works by one of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang, at NGV International.
Melbourne International Film Festival today announces two special live music events – with a performance by former Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore leading the charge. In an exclusive for Melbourne, the iconic art rock and experimental musician will grace the stage of the Astor Theatre, performing music that he composed to accompany four seminal works from pioneering experimental filmmaker, Maya Deren.
In a new collaboration, Melbourne’s Hutong Dumpling Bar takes over NGV’s Gallery Kitchen for the 2019 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces NGV Friday Nights series, transforming it into a Shanghai-inspired dumpling bar.
Legendary composer Silas Hite has released VOL. 1: Sounds for a Dinner Party – a soundtrack which acts as the perfect set list to accompany an evening of fine dining, easy conversation, and relaxation. Violin, mandolin, accordion, cello, bassoon, and more, play off one another to create a soundtrack for a dinner party to remember.
Silvers Circus is in town! Roll up one and all! This iconic circus, established in 1976, provides world class family entertainment and fun. And it's coming to a location near you!
Andrew Hagger and Robyn Payne launched their new album Happy Hour at the fabulous jazz Club in Brunswick with exceptional jazz band Catsplay, and The World Loves Melbourne was there. Happy Hour will soon be released on iTunes and can be ordered online at hopeinthislife.com and Readings Carlton. At time of this article the album was No 1 on the Aria Jazz & Blues Albums Chart.
The Big Sick is a must-see hilarious and heartwarming movie, releasing in cinemas on August 3 2017. See the trailer. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to a preview of the film at the Gold Class cinemas at The Jam Factory on Chapel St South Yarra. Seeing the film together in Gold Class as a couple was perfect and the film is so relatable to modern relationships.
Lulu Cafe and Gallery is a fabulous arts and dining destination in Melbourne, and has an exciting arts program to add to its stunning cafe/restaurant offerings. The World Loves Melbourne has enjoyed some fabulous experiences at Lulu; this is not a formulaic venue but exudes chic and passion and does things in a unique way.
Jazz lover? Grab your tickets to one of the most delightful and intimate events of the year. McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery is hosting the 15th Twilight Jazz Annual Fundraiser at Dame Elisabeth Murdoch’s home of Cruden Farm.
Step right up! For 10 days only until January 14! In a world premiere event, the producers of the biggest selling magic show in the world (The Illusionists) have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers of War Horse to present a thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular with all the thrill and daredevil entertainment one would expect from the circus, with an exciting new twist.