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Jazz: Singer Kurt Elling and his jazz trio per­form with the Ade­laide Sym­phony Orches­tra. Elling is con­sid­ered the stand­out male jazz vo­cal­ist of our times by US crit­ics, ac­claimed for the way he re­de­fines the bound­aries be­tween jazz singing and the spo­ken word. In the past decade Elling has re­leased seven al­bums for the Blue Note la­bel; his most re­cent, on the Con­cord la­bel, is Night­moves. Ade­laide Fes­ti­val Theatre, tonight. Book­ings: 131 246. Film: Un­der the ban­ner Vis­ual Mu­sic, the Aus­tralian Cine­math­eque presents a pro­gram of rare and un­usual films, in­clud­ing those with ex­tra­or­di­nary ti­tle se­quences and spe­cial ef­fects by Saul Bass, who worked with Al­fred Hitch­cock, Otto Preminger and Martin Scors­ese. North by North­west and Psy­cho are show­ing to­mor­row. Later pro­grams in­clude the works of Mary Ellen Bute, who de­vel­oped elec­tronic art and an­i­ma­tions in the 1930s ( May 2). Queens­land Art Gallery’s Gallery of Mod­ern Art. In­quiries: ( 07) 3840 7303.




Vis­ual art: Lisa An­der­son’s Mid­night Ice ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes evoca­tive pho­to­graphs and draw­ings made dur­ing six weeks above the Arc­tic Cir­cle as artist in res­i­dence on a Rus­sian ice­breaker for the in­ter­na­tional Po­lar Arts Pro­gram. Her lu­mi­nous works rep­re­sent the ethe­real qual­ity and ef­fect of light on the wa­ter and land­scapes, tex­tures and ma­te­ri­als of the High Arc­tic, in­clud­ing the beau­ti­ful, per­pet­u­ally chang­ing ice struc­tures lit dur­ing the 24- hour day­light of the po­lar sum­mer. David Rex- Liv­ingston gallery, un­til May 11. In­quiries: ( 02) 9357 5988.


Vis­ual art: Brook Andrew: Eye to Eye spans a decade of this con­cep­tual artist’s in­ter­dis­ci­plinary work, in­clud­ing pho­tog­ra­phy, neon light­ing, print­mak­ing and in­stal­la­tion. Andrew has cre­ated a pow­er­ful body of work that chal­lenges dom­i­nant points of view re­gard­ing Aus­tralia’s in­dige­nous peo­ple and is­sues of iden­tity. He com­ments on global and re­gional perspectives on race, pol­i­tics, celebrity and cap­i­tal­ism. This ex­hi­bi­tion is about the un­fold­ing or re­cov­ery of a lost his­tory, a lost iden­tity and a lost lan­guage. John Curtin Gallery, Curtin Univer­sity, un­til May 30.


Theatre: Malt­house Theatre and Bell Shake­speare present the pre­miere sea­son of Shake­speare’s Venus & Ado­nis, which car­ries a warn­ing to all se­duc­ers. Venus, the god­dess of love, lures beau­ti­ful Ado­nis into her em­brace, but her ad­vances are re­jected. The time shifts to 2008 and our Venus is caged within the pa­per- thin walls of an anony­mous ho­tel room. Is she a god­dess or is this a game of make- be­lieve? Di­rected by Mar­ion Potts, with Melissa Mad­den Gray and Susan Prior. CUB Malt­house, un­til May 4. Book­ings: ( 03) 9685 5111.

Frozen art: Lisa An­der­son’s Float­ing Ice # 1

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