To counteract the rise of negative and inaccurate perceptions towards asylum seekers within the wider community, a group of academics and staff from three Sydney universities are organising a group art exhibition at Sydney’s Mori Gallery from 20 June 2011 entitled fear+hope. The exhibition will be launched on World Refugee Day and will be opened by Amnesty International’s Graham Thom.
The Academy of Emergency Art
Awareness Muscle combines; new works (Deadline Art) created by a selection of Emergency Artists who have been invited by Dennis and Jones to participate in awareness muscle training; a collection of videos documenting the duo’s activation of critical formats over the previous 18 months; and unique live formats and events that will be launched throughout the exhibition, encouraging community participation and collective critical awareness exercise. The exhibition is part of Creative Sydney Vivid Festival, exhibiting At The Vanishing Point Gallery.
Mikelangelo and The Tin Star
Mikelangelo and The Tin Star will be launching their Debut Album The Surf ‘n’ Western Sounds Of Mikelangelo and the Tin Star at The Vanguard on Friday 17th June.
Well known for his cabaret persona fronting The Black Sea Gentlemen, and as a star of the international hit
show La Clique, Mikelangelo formed The Tin Star in late 2009 as a channel for his love of instrumental
guitar music of the 50’s and 60’s. Combined with a fascination for Western cinema soundtracks and
Mikelangelo’s impressive baritone croon, The Tin Star could never be a purely instrumental band, and
shades of Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley can be heard in the vocals on the group’s debut album.
+ Sydney Film Festival interview w/ Celluloid Dreams, film show