Arts Features

Melbourne Underground Film Festival is shaking things up in the film industry

Melbourne Underground Film Festival runs from Friday October 27 to Friday November 3 with screenings at Howler, Fad Gallery, Alex Theatre and Moondog Bar & Space. Check out the full festival program and ticket information at muff.com.au.

‘Like Running Water’: a performance exploring femininity and the complex nature of water

Like Running Water will take place at Melbourne Recital Theatre on Friday October 20 as part of Melbourne Festival. Tickets and more information can be found at festival.melbourne/2017.

How to recreate the history of humankind in only a few hours

Germinal runs at the Malthouse Theatre from Thursday October 19 - Sunday October 22 as part of Melbourne Festival. Tickets via festival.melbourne/2017/. 

The laneway festival that's bringing rock to the suburbs

Poisonarts Laneway Festival will take place at Little Drop Of Poison, Eltham on Saturday October 28, with music from Child, The Cigarillos, and more and art from the likes of Stabsie and Swift&CtrlV.

The new exhibition exploring the beauty of human skulls

Romancing The Skull runs from Saturday October 14 until Sunday January 28 at The Art Gallery of Ballarat. The Gallery’s Day of the Dead festival will be held on Saturday November 4. Head to artgalleryofballarat.com.au for more information.

All the good news you need to know about the new rental law changes

Head here if you're after any extra information on the rental law changes. 

An immersive labyrinth of mirrors opens in Melbourne

House of Mirrors comes to the Arts Centre Forecourt from Thursday October 5 until Sunday October 22 as part of Melbourne Festival. Tickets are available from the venue.

All of My Friends Were There bringing birthdays to life

All of My Friends Were There comes to Theatre Works from Thursday October 5 until Wednesday October 11, as part of Melbourne Festival. Tickets through festival.melbourne/2017.

Taylor Mac on community, liberation, and the power of popular music

A 24-Hour History of Popular Music will run at The Forum Melbourne on Wednesday October 11 (Chapter I: 1776—1836), Friday October 13 (Chapter II: 1836 - 1896), Wednesday October 18 (Chapter III: 1896 - 1956), and Friday October 20 (Chapter IV: 1956 - present). Taylor Mac will also appear at The Inauguration on Thursday October 5 and The Wrap on Sunday October 22.  

Dialogue In The Dark takes you through the city in a way you've never experienced before

Dialogue in the Dark runs at Harbour Town, Docklands with sessions running through to Thursday November 30. More details via dialogueinthedark.com.au.

'For The Ones Who Walk Away' flips the script, empowering children to ask the hard questions

For The Ones Who Walk Away takes over Brunswick's Siteworks as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival from Wednesday September 27 until Sunday October 1. Tickets available here.

Take a deeper look into Malthouse Theatre's 2018 Season

Malthouse Theatre's 2018 Season Passes are on sale now, visit malthousetheatre.com.au for more information. 

The Way Out; cyborgs, whiskey and a barren wasteland

The Way Out runs at Red Stitch Theatre until Sunday September 24. Tickets via redstich.net.

So you wanna make it as a freelancer? Here's how.

If you'd like to learn more about taking your career to another level, go check out Photography Studies College and take the next step. 

From Marilyn Manson to Guardians of the Galaxy: A Chat with Tyler Bates

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out now on available on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD with all-new bonus content only on Blu-ray and Digital. 

Every Studio Ghibli film, ranked for your enjoyment

If you're keen on catching Celebrate! Studio Ghibli at ACMI from Thursday August 24 to Sunday September 24, why not look into an ACMI Film Membership? $25 gets you a film ticket to any ACMI cinema screening, discounted film and exhibition ticket prices all year long, invites to member-only screenings, cheap tickets for your friends and family, savings at the cafe/bar and shop, special ticket offers for festivals, and concession prices at the NGV plus other friends of ACMI. Check it out here. 

Footscray City Films

Footscray City Films will host an open day on Sunday August 20. Learn more at footscraycityfilms.com.au.

I spent a day immersed in Melbourne's wrestling scene and things got out of hand

Interested in similar stories? Check out our feature on Melbourne's underground wrestling circuit here.  Illustration by Stephanie Dimofski.

The Real and Imagined History of The Elephant Man

The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man runs at Malthouse Theatre until Sunday August 27. Tickets via malthousetheatre.com.au. 

Due West: Immersive Arts Festival

Due West: An Immersive Arts Festival runs from Thursday August 10 - Sunday August 27 in and around the City of Maribyrnong. More details via duewestfestival.com.au.

Bert Kreischer on truthful comedy, ahead of his Melbourne debut

Bert Kreischer will appear at the Melbourne Comedy Theatre on Thursday September 14. Tickets via ticketmaster.com.au.

Glow Winter Arts Festival will once again showcase the wonder of Melbourne's finest creatives

Glow Winter Arts Festival encompasses Stonnington from Thursday August 10 - Sunday August 20. Head to glowfestival.com.au for more details. 

Melbourne International Film Festival: Westwind: Djalu's Legacy

Melbourne International Film Festival runs from Thursday August 3 - Sunday August 20. Westwind: Djalu's Legacy runs Wednesday August 9 at the Forum Theatre, as well as Sunday August 13 and Friday August 18 at ACMI. Tickets via miff.com.au.

Melbourne Festival Director Jonathan Holloway on their 2017 event

Melbourne Festival runs from Wednesday October 4 to Sunday October 22. Head to their website for the full program.

Supersense is back for another year of enlightening art, theatre and music

Supersense 2017 hits Arts Centre Melbourne from Friday August 18 - Sunday August 20. For more information and tickets, head to the Arts Centre Melbourne’s website.

Amateur Hour Episode Recap: Dear Unimaginables feat. Pikelet

Head to Amateur Hour for more goodies.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice runs from Wednesday July 19 - Sunday July 30 at Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre.

We chat to Jacob Tolo ahead of Gertrude Street Projection Festival

Gertrude Street Projection Festival runs from Friday July 21 - Sunday July 20 from 6pm - midnight. Jacob Tolo's Staircase is located in the foyer of 110 Gertrude St. More details via gspf.com.au.

Amateur Hour Episode Recap: Grief Shortener

Head to Amatuer Hour for more goodies and stay tuned for another episode recap from Beat.