Your cultural calendar for the month.
NATIONWIDE: BOB DYLAN is returning to our shores for his first tour in four years.the Rock & Roll Hall-of-famer will perform in Perth (August 8),Adelaide (August 11), Melbourne (August 13–14), Sydney (August 18), Wollongong (August 20), Newcastle (August 22) and Brisbane (August 24; ticketek.com.au). while tickets to SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS have sold out, those looking to get their festival fix can hit up the official sideshows: KENDRICK LAMAR (Perth, July 10; Melbourne, July 13–14; Adelaide, July 15; Sydney, July 24–25; livenation.com.au) and YUNGBLUD (Melbourne, July 21; Sydney, July 24; secretsounds.com) are a couple of options. NEW SOUTH WALES: Bookworms will relish three days of talks at the 22nd BYRON WRITERS FESTIVAL (August 3–5; byronwritersfestival.com). VICTORIA: In celebration of the National Gallery ofvictoria’s move to St Kilda Road 50 years ago, the space’s inaugural exhibition, THE FIELD, will be reassembled (until August 26; ngv.vic.gov.au). MELBOURNE ART FAIR will showcase works from 40 galleries across the Asia-pacific region (August 2–5; melbourneartfair.com.au). SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Go art-raving mad with the statewide SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LIVING ARTISTS FESTIVAL (August 1–31; salafestival.com). the brand new Museum of Discovery’s opening exhibition, Mod.ify, wants you to question what it means to be human (until October; mod.org.au). NORTHERN TERRITORY: DARWIN ABORIGINAL ART FAIR offers locals and visitors the chance to see and purchase art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists (August 10–12; darwinaboriginalartfair.com.au). DARWIN FESTIVAL brings 18 days of art, performance and delicious food to locations throughout the city (August 9–26; darwinfestival.org.au).
Far left: Melbourne Art Fair director and CEO Maree Di Pasquale with Justin Art House Museum founder Charles Justin. Left: Dale Frank’s She Continually Slept with Countless Jewish Melbourne Doctors Saying it was a Compulsive Disorder, 2018, at MAF....
October, 1967, by Dick Watkins. Right: Wendy Paramor’s Luke, 1967, remade 2000. Both on display at The Field.
Part of the MOD.IFY exhibition. Below: Lunga Berry 1, 2015, by Dorothy Edwards, at Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair.
Above: Kendrick Lamar. Below: The Australian Ballet’s Coppélia at Darwin Festival.