Com­edy

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

Pho­tog­ra­pher Greg Weight once again turns his eye to the spindly desert oaks, mono­lithic rock for­ma­tions and red clay pat­terns of the Aus­tralian desert in his lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion, his first ex­hi­bi­tion at Padding­ton’s Aus­tralian Gal­leries since 2012. His last ex­hi­bi­tion at the venue was a col­lec­tion of pho­to­graphs of revered Aus­tralian artist Mar­garet Ol­ley, her work and her stu­dio: the pair were close and were work­ing to­gether when she died un­ex­pect­edly in 2011. Syd­ney-based Weight rose to promi­nence dur­ing the early 1970s as part of Martin Sharp’s bo­hemian artists’ col­lec­tive Yel­low House in Potts Point, a group which in­cluded Brett White­ley, Peter Kingston and Ge­orge Git­toes. Aus­tralian Gal­leries, 15 Royl­ston Street, Padding­ton. Ad­mis­sion free. In­quiries: (02) 9360 5177 or on­line. Un­til March 28. Can­berra Com­edy Fes­ti­val Can­berra’s an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of com­edy is only four years old, but al­ready it boasts the big­gest names in Aus­tralian stand-up. The line-up for this year’s fes­ti­val in­cludes Kitty Flana­gan, Arj Barker, Frank Wood­ley, Stephen K. Amos, Tri­pod, Matt Okine, Nazeem Hus­sain, Rich Hall and Han­nah Gadsby. Can­berra Theatre Cen­tre, Civic Square, Lon­don Cir­cuit, Can­berra. Opens Tues­day. Tick­ets: $20-$68. Book­ings: (02) 6275 2700 or on­line. Un­til March 20.

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