The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

Wa­ter Sto­ries With nearly 800 mil­lion peo­ple un­able to ac­cess safe drinking wa­ter, there is no doubt about the globe’s wa­ter crisis. Through pow­er­ful im­agery, Mustafah Ab­du­laziz’s pho­to­graphic ex­hi­bi­tion Wa­ter Sto­ries aims to shine a spot­light on this is­sue and prompt di­a­logue around our own wa­ter weren’t se­lected to be dis­played as part of the of­fi­cial ex­hi­bi­tion. The works are cho­sen on their hu­mour, qual­ity, di­ver­sity and in­no­va­tion. Out of 822 Archibald Prize en­tries the Art Gallery of NSW trustees se­lected 43, and from 753 Wynne Prize en­tries they se­lected 42 works. From the re­main­ing sub­mis­sions at the AGNSW, the SH Ervin se­lec­tors have cho­sen 53 works to make up this ex­hi­bi­tion, Sa­lon des Re­fuses. cham­ber opera, The Rape of Lu­cre­tia. In­spired by an­cient Ro­man his­tory, it fol­low the events sur­round­ing the rape of Lu­cre­tia (sung by Opera Aus­tralia so­prano Anna Dowsley) — wife to the Ro­man gen­eral Lu­cius Tar­quinius Col­lat­i­nus. Brit­ten’s opera con­cludes with Lu­cre­tia’s sui­cide fol­lowed by a hymn about for­give­ness. Di­rected by Kip Williams. Car­riage­works, 245 Wilson Street, Syd­ney. Tonight, 8pm. Tick­ets: $35. Book­ings: (02) 8571 9099 or on­line. Un­til Au­gust 26. Melba The Father The Father,

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