Com­edy

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

Not a Peo­ple Per­son Aus­tralian co­me­dian Sam Sim­mons per­forms in Syd­ney for the first time in two years. This year, Sim­mons’s shows sold out at the Ade­laide Fringe Fes­ti­val, Mel­bourne Com­edy Fes­ti­val and the Ed­in­burgh Fringe Fes­ti­val. Last year he won the Barry Award for best show at the Mel­bourne Com­edy Fes­ti­val and best com­edy show at the Ed­in­burgh Fringe Fes­ti­val. Syd­ney Opera House, Ben­ne­long Point, Syd­ney. Opens Jan­uary 5, 8.30pm. Tick­ets: $35-$45. Book­ings: (02) 9250 7777 or on­line. Un­til Jan­uary 14. Na­tional Art School Gallery, Forbes Street and Bur­ton Street, Dar­linghurst. Opens Jan­uary 7. Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm. Ad­mis­sion free. In­quiries: (02) 9339 8744 or on­line. Un­til March 11. Tat­suo Miya­jima: Con­nect with Ev­ery­thing Tat­suo Miya­jima’s dig­i­tal works shed light on the big is­sues of life, death and time. For the 59year-old Ja­panese artist, time is no sim­ple tool of mea­sure­ment; it is far more, too, than an ab­stract con­cept. Time forms the ba­sis of his prac­tice. It is his life’s work. It may be, in fact, an ob­ses­sion. Miya­jima stops short of con­ced­ing as much, be­fore

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