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The Weekend Post - Cairns Eye - - Front Page - CIRQUE AFRICA Un­til June 25 Kick­Arts SHOOT FROM THE HIP Un­til to­day

From to­day un­til July 1, Cirque Africa comes to Cairns for the first time ever. Cirque Africa (be­low) fea­tures the world-renowned African troupe, con­sist­ing of 25 per­form­ing artists from six African coun­tries. Per­form­ers in­clude ac­ro­bats, mu­si­cians and con­tor­tion­ists, per­form­ing a 100-minute awein­spir­ing show at Cen­tre of Con­tem­po­rary Arts Cairns. Visit tick­etlink.com.au for more in­for­ma­tion. g J l This is a collection of pho­to­graphs and paint­ings by promi­nent Queens­land artists, photographer Glen O’Mal­ley and painter Ian Smith, cap­tur­ing Queens­land’s unique rail cul­ture. They are the re­sult of sev­eral ex­cur­sions and many were cap­tured on the Sun­shine route. In 2003, O’Mal­ley drove from Cairns to Bris­bane, pho­tograph­ing trains along the way. He re­turned, trav­el­ling with Smith on the Sun­lan­der. This ex­hi­bi­tion records Queens­land rail her­itage and cap­tures the high and low en­ergy and ex­cite­ment as­so­ci­ated with trains and rail travel. This ex­hi­bi­tion ex­am­ines the pro­lif­er­a­tion of Hip­ster cul­ture and its sub­se­quent im­pact on con­tem­po­rary Aus­tralian art. From the sub­ver­sive, to the ironic, the ex­hi­bi­tion high­lights the unique ap­proach made by Aus­tralian artists in re­spond­ing to the sub­cul­tural re­jec­tion of main­stream so­ci­ety through Hip­s­ter­dom. Fea­tur­ing the work of The DC Style Fylez, Clin­ton Free­man, Luisa Ros­sitto, Kristin Ten­nyson, Ian Tun­bridge, Sa­muel Tupou and The Wan­der­ing Room, Shoot from the Hip ex­am­ines Hip­ste­ria.

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