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BRIS­BANE

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.

CAN­BERRA

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.

DUN­GOG, NSW

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.

MELBOURNE

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.

PERTH

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.

SYD­NEY

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

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