Your cultural calendar for the month.
UNTIL APRIL 17 ORANGE F.O.O.D WEEK celebrates 25 delicious years with a 10-day feast including night markets, foraging expeditions and the “100 Mile Dinner”; orangefoodweek.com.au. APRIL 12–MAY 15 THE SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL shows around the country, with a must-see program including Ma Ma, starring Penélope Cruz; spanishfilmfestival.com. APRIL 23–30 Folk-pop phenomenon VANCE JOY plays Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane; frontiertouring.com. APRIL 29–MAY 28 One of Australia’s best live acts, THE DRONES, head on a national tour; thedrones.com.au. MAY 7–AUGUST Never-before-exhibited photographs by Australian fashion photographer HENRY TALBOT go on show at the National Gallery of Victoria, offering a spectacular insight into Melbourne’s cultural scene in the 1960s; ngv.vic.gov.au. MAY 16–22 Feminist icon and all-round legend GLORIA STEINEM talks inspiration, activism and her new book, My Life on the Road, with Jennifer Byrne at Sydney Writers’ Festival — a highlight of the week-long event; swf.org.au. MAY 20–21 See some of the country’s top labels showing at MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK AUSTRALIA Weekend Edition in Sydney. Get your tickets now; mbfashionweekended.com.au. MAY 21–AUGUST 28 Bright, bold, mesmerising … the works of late Bentinck Island artist MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI go on show at Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art. Essential viewing; qagoma.qld.gov.au. MAY 26–SEPTEMBER 18 You talkin’ to me? SCORSESE fans, head to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image to see a major exhibition on the director, including more than 600 objects and an extensive selection of footage; acmi.net.au/scorsese. MAY 27–JUNE 18 NEW ORDER, BON IVER AND BJÖRK headline the epic Vivid Sydney festival; vividsydney.com.
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Director Martin Scorsese. Makarrki – King Alfred’s Country, 2008, a collaborative work on show at the Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori exhibition.
Model Maggie Tabberer photographed by Henry Talbot in the 1960s.
Singersongwriter Vance Joy.
Actor Penélope Cruz in Ma Ma.