Music: You Am I frontman Tim Rogers joins Dallas Crane’s Dave Larkin and Pete Satchell in the Gentlemen’s Agreement; he also sings tracks from his new album, The Luxury of Hysteria , accompanied by pianist Louis Macklin. The show will be recorded and will be instantly available on CD or via iTunes. Brisbane Jazz Club, June 7. Bookings: 1300 438 849.
Visual art: The new sculpture gallery at the National Gallery of Australia displays local and international pieces from the collection, plus new acquisitions, including surrealist Max Ernst’s Habakuk and Maria Fernanda Cardoso’s complex Woven Water. Inquiries: ( 02) 6240 6411.
Festival: The first Dungog Film Festival is an all- Australian affair, showing shorts, documentaries and classic films alongside a program of low- budget films and discussions, seminars and a masterclass by director Bruce Beresford ( Driving Miss Daisy , Breaker Morant ). Various locations around Dungog, NSW, today and tomorrow. More: www. dungogfilmfestival. org.
Visual art: Danie Mellor’s exhibition of drawings and sculpture, From the Landscape of the Curious, includes his kangaroos, for example Collecting the Curious , a work that features a woven basket by Melissa Mason. He uses memories of Queensland rainforests, 19th- century responses to the landscape and indigenous readings of the land. Uber Gallery, until July 1. Inquiries: ( 03) 8598 9915. Festival: The 24th St Kilda Film Festival includes a showcase of 100 Australian short films, selected from 700 entries, and sessions from festivals in Germany, France and Brazil. One highlight is the Australian premiere of Belgian director Luc Vrydaghs’ documentary series Gas Stations . George Palace Cinemas, June 510. www. stkildafilmfestival. com. au.
Visual art: Fifteen contemporary West Australian artists worked with scientists, land carers and indigenous people on Hotspot, a response to the Great Southern region’s status as an endangered biodiversity area: it has 5469 botanical species, many unique. Paintings, mixed media, textiles, installations and photography. Western Australian Museum, until June 3. Inquiries: ( 08) 9212 3700.
Festival: The Weird Mob 2 is subtitled The Italian Invasion and includes features and shorts about the worldwide Italian diaspora. Highlights include the 1974 tragicomedy Bread and Chocolate , about an Italian in Switzerland, and Giorgio Mangiamele’s Clay , made in Australia in 1964. June 4- 6, Parliament of NSW Cinema; June 7- 9, Chauvel Cinema, Paddington. Inquiries: ( 0406) 135 607.
Memories: Mellor’s Collecting the Curious