Your cultural calendar for the month.
The HERITAGE BANK FESTIVAL OF FOOD & WINE in Toowoomba lets you taste the best produce Southern Queensland Country has to offer, while listening to Cloud Control and Augie March (September 21–30; tcof.com.au). NEW SOUTH WALES: The STATE LIBRARY OF NEW SOUTH WALES celebrates the opening of new galleries that double its exhibition space with a free open day on October 6, showcasing 3000 items from the library’s 192-year-old collection of paintings, manuscripts and photographs (sl.nsw.gov.au). EMIRATES ONE&ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY, the luxe conservation resort, has teamed up with Champagne Krug to offer guests an indulgent picnic in the Blue Mountains, complete with a 4WD journey to a secluded location, local produce and a bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée 166ème Édition (oneandonlyresorts.com). AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY: The National Portrait Gallery’s 20th birthday celebrations ramp up withvolumetwo of its ICONS collection, featuring images of Australia’s most inspiring figures (until September 16; portrait.gov.au). VICTORIA & NSW: Kikki.k founder and creative director Kristina Karlsson is hosting a DREAM LIFE MASTERCLASS alongside Dr Tererai Trent (Oprah Winfrey’s all-time favourite guest) and Winter Olympic gold medallist Alisa Camplin-warner, to inspire and help budding entrepreneurs (Sydney: October 25; Melbourne: October 29; kikki-k.com).victoria: MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL takes over the city, turning iconic locations into galleries and performance spaces (October3–21;festival.melbourne ). Photographer POLLYBORL AND, known for her photographs of Queen Elizabeth and Nick Cave, exhibits old and new work at the National Gallery ofvictoria (September 28–February 3; ngv.vic.gov.au). TASMANIA: DEVONPORT FOOD & WINE offers a month of cooking classes and wine tastings (October 1–31; devonportfoodandwine.com.au). SOUTH AUSTRALIA: I’M A FEMINIST BUT ... is a group exhibition inspired by Deborah Frances-white and Sofie Hagen’s podcast The Guilty Feminist, where feminist artists admit their failings (Walkway Gallery, until September 14; walkwaygallery. com). NORTHERN TERRITORY: PARRTJIMA – A FESTIVAL IN LIGHT returns to Alice Springs (Mparntwe) for a 10-day celebration of contemporary Aboriginal art (September 28–October 7; parrtjimaaustralia.com.au).
Right: 1000 Doors, 2018, by Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney, at Melbourne International Arts Festival. Below: Girl at Clovelly Beach, circa 1890–1910, by William Joseph Macpherson, at the State Library of New South Wales.
2017, by Patricia Ansell Dodds at Parrtjima – A Festival in Light.
A Cartier hairpin box from 1918 belonging to Australian opera singer Nellie Melba at the State Library of NSW.
Above: I’m a Feminist But Some Things Are Women’s Business, 2017, by Amanda Radomi.
Above: Lee Lin Chin, 2005, by Ingvar Kenne. Right: Women Collecting Wild Passionfruit,
Above: Pair XXVII, 2015, by John Stezaker, at Melbourne International Arts Festival.
Above: Pupa XIX, 2012, by Polly Borland.