Visual art: Shades of the Real is an exhibition of new work by 10 women graduates of the Adelaide Central School of Art, part of celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the ACSA. Artists include Chelsea Lehman, who graduated in 1998, and Rachel Smyth ( 2006). Adelaide Central Gallery, Norwood, until August 11. Inquiries: ( 08) 8364 2809. Photography: Ninety works from Australian and Indonesian documentary photographers from the past decade make up Mata Hati ( The Feeling Eye). Includes work from David Dare Parker and Kemal Jufri, whose credits include the picture of the year from Newsweek and Time . Brisbane Powerhouse, until August 12. Inquiries: ( 07) 3358 8600. Theatre: Micro- Trip: Seven tiny plays, 70 tiny minutes showcases new works by emerging Australian playwrights who take a brief look at house parties, chance meetings, dating disasters and more. Sue Benner Theatre, Metro Arts, until July 28. Bookings: ( 07) 3002 7100. Theatre: Dorothy Hewett’s The Man from Mukinupin is an amusing yet pointed musical set in a wheat- belt town during World War I, where star- crossed lovers endure feuds, secrets, lies and many sets of twins. Directed by Mary- Anne Gifford. New Theatre, Newtown, until August 18. Bookings: 1300 306 776. Visual art: Photomedia artist Merilyn Fairskye’s new show Aqua continues her long- running investigation into time and motion, perception and illusion. Artist’s talk, July 28, 2pm. Stills Gallery, Paddington, until August 18. Inquiries: ( 02) 9331 7775. Film: Popcorn Taxi presents AFI- winning documentary filmmaker Tom Zubrycki talking about his latest documentary, Temple of Dreams , along with documentary subjects Fadi, Amna and Zouhour. This is the Melbourne premiere of the film, which centres on Fadi Rahman, one of a new breed of young Australian Muslim leaders. Kino Dendy, July 23. Bookings: ( 03) 9650 2100.
Music: The Ten Tenors kick off a threeweek Australian tour. The former Brisbane group celebrates almost a decade of success with a new repertoire of nostalgic standards, movie songs and hit- parade classics. Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat. July 23. Bookings: ( 03) 5333 5888.
Theatre: Ross Mueller’s AWGIEnominated play Construction of the Human Heart is about a couple dealing with grief. Two characters, known only as Her and Him, read from a script in what becomes a desperate and moving attempt to heal themselves after the death of their child. With Renee McIntosh and Andrew Hale. Australian Opera Studio, Midland, July 24- 28. Bookings: ( 08) 9250 4688.
Coping with grief: Renee McIntosh and Andrew Hale in Construction of the Human Heart