SEA­SIDE SCULP­TURES, wild din­ing on Flin­ders Is­land, city-wide arts FES­TI­VALS from Dar­win to Mel­bourne, ma­jor INDIGE­NOUS ART ex­hi­bi­tions and more.

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3–21 OC­TO­BER MEL­BOURNE FES­TI­VAL VAR­I­OUS VENUES, MEL­BOURNE, VIC Mel­bourne’s ma­jor in­ter­na­tional arts fes­ti­val re­turns. fes­ti­val. mel­bourne SEP­TEM­BER 8–29 BRIS­BANE FES­TI­VAL VAR­I­OUS VENUES, BRIS­BANE, QLD En Masse, a world pre­miere from lead­ing con­tem­po­rary cir­cus troupe Circa, presents cir­cus to a sound­track of Stravin­sky and more; a high­light of this year’s arts fes­ti­val. bris­bane­fes­ti­val.com.au 11 AU­GUST – 11 NOVEM­BER THE NA­TIONAL ABO­RIG­I­NAL & TOR­RES STRAIT IS­LAN­DER ART AWARDS MAGNT, DAR­WIN, NT Show­cas­ing Aus­tralia’s long­est run­ning and most pres­ti­gious Indige­nous art award. magnt.net.au AU­GUST 25 WILDERFEAST FLIN­DERS IS­LAND, TAS Ex­pe­ri­ence an evening of art, mu­sic and lo­cal fare from chefs Sa­muel Mugg and Ro­muald Oudeyer on Flin­ders Is­land. wilderfeast.com.au 28–30 SEP­TEM­BER CEDUNA OYSTERFEST VAR­I­OUS VENUES, CEDUNA, SA An Eyre Penin­sula in­sti­tu­tion since 1991, Ceduna Oysterfest cel­e­brates all things seafood and com­mu­nity spirit. ceduna.sa.gov.au 25 AU­GUST – 2 SEP­TEM­BER SHINJU MATSURI VAR­I­OUS VENUES, BROOME, WA The iconic Fes­ti­val of the Pearl is an an­nual event that pays trib­ute to Broome’s pearling in­dus­try his­tory and its unique and di­verse cul­tural iden­tity. shin­ju­mat­suri.com.au

7–19 AU­GUST SYD­NEY SCIENCE FES­TI­VAL VAR­I­OUS VENUES, SYD­NEY, NSW Whether you’re in­ter­ested in the en­vi­ron­ment or quan­tum com­put­ing, this Na­tional Science Week tie-in has you cov­ered. syd­ney­science.com.au 9–26 AU­GUST DAR­WIN FES­TI­VAL VAR­I­OUS VENUES, DAR­WIN, NT From spo­ken word to cabaret, com­edy and clas­si­cal mu­sic, a di­verse range of arts events take place over 18 days in the trop­i­cal climes of Dar­win. dar­win­fes­ti­val.org.au 14–23 SEP­TEM­BER SWELL SCULP­TURE FES­TI­VAL CUR­RUMBIN BEACH, QLD The 16th edi­tion of this out­door ex­hi­bi­tion presents the work of over 50 lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional artists. swellsculp­ture.com.au 21–23 SEP­TEM­BER KOREAN FILM FES­TI­VAL IN AUS­TRALIA PALACE ELEC­TRIC CIN­EMA, CAN­BERRA, ACT From block­busters to indie films and rom-coms, the ninth Korean Film Fes­ti­val in Aus­tralia is eclec­tic. With runs in Syd­ney, Mel­bourne and Bris­bane too. kof­fia.com.au UN­TIL APRIL 2019 22 ZERO MONA, HO­BART, TAS Mona’s lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion, ZERO, presents ma­jor art­works from the ZERO move­ment – a key avant­garde art move­ment of the 20th cen­tury that sprang from an op­ti­mistic spirit in post­war Ger­many – to­gether in Aus­tralia for the first time. mona.net.au UN­TIL 5 OC­TO­BER NGV FRI­DAY NIGHTS SE­RIES NGV, MEL­BOURNE, VIC Visit the NGV’s MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Con­tem­po­rary Art after hours with live jazz per­for­mances. ngv.vic.gov.au UN­TIL 16 SEP­TEM­BER A LIGHT­NESS OF SPIRIT IS THE MEA­SURE OF HAP­PI­NESS ACCA, MEL­BOURNE, VIC A ma­jor ex­hi­bi­tion that ex­plores the sig­nif­i­cance of fam­ily, com­mu­nity and hu­mour in con­tem­po­rary Abo­rig­i­nal life through the work of 10 artists. acca.mel­bourne

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