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Paris Photo in LA, LA, 2015

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Paris Photo Los Angeles is the US edition of the world’s most celebrated art fair for works created in photography. The Fair is held annually each spring at Paramount Pictures Studios, the ideal setting to explore how artists have been and are using photography and moving image in their work in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Avant-garde at Art Cologne, Deutschland, 2015

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ART COLOGNE is the world’s oldest art fair for modern and contemporary art of the 20th and 21st century. The international galleries participating in the 49th ART COLOGNE covered the entire spectrum of the 20th and 21st centuries. The fair this year offers a showcase of select works providing a fascinating insight into the past and present of the avant-garde. No other art fair offers an overview of such concentration and quality… One ticket to Cologne please!

Photographs in New York

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If you are in Manhattan make sure you grab tickets to the AIPAD Photography Show starting April 16th-19th. This year the AIPAD celebrates their 35th anniversary, there will be more than 80 of the world’s leading photography art galleries exhibiting. The Photography Show will be held in Manhattan’s Upper East Side at the Park Avenue Armory.

The 20th edition of MiArt opens this April

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Milan’s annual International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art begins on the 10th of April, showcasing over 150 international galleries, along with 25 curators and 35 museums from around the world. A must see fair to check out in Italy.

Sao Paulo’s Art Fair Opens

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The São Paulo International Art Fair was founded in 2005, it is now the most distinguished art fair in Latin America presenting the top galleries from Brazil and across the globe. Over the span of five days, SP-Arte offers a unique opportunity to interact with artworks, artists, curators, and other professionals from the art world. São Paulo is transformed with special programming taking place in museums, cultural centers, galleries, and special visits to private collections and artist studios.

A collaboration with Galerie Patrick Seguin, NYC

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Prouve is considered the most influential 20th century industrial designer – the gallery has rebuilt 2 of his famous prefabricated buildings fro the 1930’s and 40s. The works of US artist John Chamberlain – also one of the 20th century innovators are juxtaposed around and within the buildings – sculptures made from car parts & crumpled welding steel… 

Rubens and His Legacy, Royal Academy, London

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Peter Paul Rubens has been described as the “prince of painters”. A bold claim? Judge for yourself at this, the first major overview of his work and legacy. Rubens and His Legacy brings together masterpieces produced during his lifetime, as well as major works by great artists who were influenced by him in the generations that followed. We see the influence of Rubens in the prints of Picasso and Rembrandt, in the portraiture of Van Dyck, in the hunting scenes and devotional works of Delacroix, and in the landscapes of Constable and Gainsborough. It is a far reaching and remarkable legacy.

Rubens, best known for his fleshy nude women, also embraced a broad array of subjects, from religious and mythological scenes to landscapes and portraits. We look at each of these areas through the lens of six themes; power, lust, compassion, elegance, poetry and violence.

Set to be one of the biggest spectacles of 2015, this is an unprecedented opportunity to see masterpieces by Rubens side by side with the work of his artistic heirs.

A Garden Life Party, Sydney

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Garden Life have just opened our HUGE new store in St Peters, Sydney. To mark the occasion, Garden Life owner Richard Unsworth has called on some friends to come help launch the new retail space with workshops, giveaways and delicious food from 9:00am. Chef and provedore Martin Boetz from Cooks-Coop will be selling his Hawkesbury produce as well as his famous roast pork rolls [both days]. http://cooksco-op.com/.

Byron Smith from Urban Growers [who are responsible for the Three Blue Ducks and Kitchen By Mike garden] will be hosting a workshop on growing your own food 12-4pm [Sunday only]. http://urbangrowers.com.au/about. Free edible plants and herbs grown by Robert Swane with any purchase over $25. He will even pot them up into any pots purchased on the day. Mickey Robertson of Glenmore House will have a stall on the Saturday. http://www.glenmorehouse.com.au [https://instagram.com/glenmorehouse/] andL lots of other special opening offers

#breakthecycle, Short Film by Michael Marantz

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Director Michael Marantz created ‘The Cycle’ a short film used as a tool to inspire conversation around violence and fear in our communities. Check out the video to get an understanding of the project. #BreakTheCycle.

Australian Video Artist, Sean Gladwell, Returns Home

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Australia’s Highest Profile Video Artist Unveils Most Ambitious Project : Two Exhibitions by Shaun Gladwell Features Artworks Showering Visitors in Water and Mist. Shaun Gladwell is generally considered Australian’s best known video artist. In 2007, he broke the record for the highest selling video work of all time in Australia. Gladwell’s breakthrough video work Storm Sequence, which had him skateboarding against crashing waves on Bondi Beach, was the most expensive video artwork ever sold in Australia at the time. Gladwell has in recent years represented Australia at Venice Biennale and as our War Artist in Afghanistan. Now Gladwell returns home from London for the opening of two major exhibitions across two galleries. The highlight: a large scale, immersive installation which will see gallery visitors showered in water alongside a hallway of dry mist. The work is visually spectacular and unlike anything previously created by the artist.

Richard Tognetti’s Reflections on Gallipoli, Australian Chamber Orchestra

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‘You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.’ – MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATÜRK

Atatürk’s words, inscribed on the memorial stone overlooking ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, echo in the heart. So too, does the music of Frederick Septimus Kelly. Kelly was an Australian-born composer, living in London when war broke out. He joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve with his friend, the poet Rupert Brooke. When Brooke fell ill and died on the way to Gallipoli, Kelly was by his side, and soon after Brooke’s death Kelly wrote a haunting string serenade in his memory.

One of Australia’s great storytellers, Neil Armfield, directs this heartfelt exploration of our ANZAC story through music, spoken text and visual imagery, where an Australian’s elegy for his friend brushes shoulders with the words of the father of modern Turkey. Set to music in a new work by Carl Vine featuring soprano Taryn Fiebig, the program also features English works that are evocative of the era, including Elgar’s Sospiri and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, as well as the music of the Ottoman Empire and 20th-century Turkey.

Photographer Trent Parke’s latest exhibition, South Australia

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Experience an immersive exhibition by Adelaide based Magnum photographer Trent Parke at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Parke’s extraordinary images—at times poetic and harsh—present a visual narrative in which small seemingly inconsequential moments of life take on a greater significance and symbolic meaning. The culmination of seven years’ work, The Black Rose is a meditation on life journeys, reflecting on the way in which the past infiltrates the present, and in turn can influence the future.