BAZAAR DI­ARY

Your cul­tural cal­en­dar for the month.

Harper’s Bazaar (Australia) - - Contents - Edited by ALEXAN­DRA ENGLISH

THE JA­PANESE FILM FES­TI­VAL AUS­TRALIA presents a huge cu­ra­tion of clas­sic films in Syd­ney (the Art Gallery of New South Wales, un­til Oc­to­ber 31) and Mel­bourne (the Aus­tralian Cen­tre for the Mov­ing Im­age; Novem­ber 22–De­cem­ber 2; japane­se­film­fes­ti­val.net). NEW SOUTH WALES: Sat­isfy a thirst for award-win­ning drops at WINE IS­LAND (on Syd­ney Har­bour’s Clark Is­land), which can be ex­pe­ri­enced as a hill­top pic­nic or aboard a su­pery­acht (Novem­ber 2–4; wineis­land.com.au). Comedic ac­tor, some­time-singer and all-round un­con­ven­tional celebrity BILL MUR­RAY met cel­list Jan­vogler in line at air­port se­cu­rity. Now, the un­likely pair make their con­cert hall de­but at Syd­ney Opera House, with Mur­ray singing and read­ing along tovogler on cello (Novem­ber 9–10; syd­ney­op­er­a­house.com). This year’s FES­TI­VAL OF DAN­GER­OUS IDEAS sees a line-up of speak­ers from around the globe, in­clud­ing Stephen Fry and Ger­maine Greer, de­scend upon Syd­ney to dis­cuss ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence and on­line pri­vacy, among other for­mi­da­ble con­cepts (Novem­ber 3–4; fes­ti­val­of­dan­ger­ousideas.com). AUS­TRALIAN CAP­I­TAL TER­RI­TORY: AMER­I­CAN MAS­TERS 1940–1980 is a show­case of the Na­tional Gallery of Aus­tralia’s col­lec­tion of prom­i­nent Amer­i­can artists who changed the land­scape of the post­war art world. Think Andy Warhol, Cindy Sher­man and Roy Licht­en­stein (un­til Novem­ber 11; nga.gov.au). VIC­TO­RIA: In cel­e­bra­tion of 50 years of the NGV IN­TER­NA­TIONAL on St Kilda Road, the gallery will host a trib­ute to those in­volved in the cre­ation of the build­ing (un­til Novem­ber 11; ngv.vic.gov.au). THE EAST MALVERN FOOD & WINE FES­TI­VAL re­turns to Cen­tral Park, bring­ing with it the chance to taste drops from 20Vic­to­rian winer­ies and stock up your pantry with ar­ti­sanal treats (Novem­ber 18; east­malvern­foodand­wine.mel­bourne). For her first ma­jor sur­vey ex­hi­bi­tion in nearly 20 years, prom­i­nent ’70s artist EL­IZ­A­BETH GOWER will dis­play her most sig­nif­i­cant works from the past two decades (un­til Novem­ber 25; gee­long­gallery.org.au). The ex­hi­bi­tion GOTHIC BEAUTY: VIC­TO­RIAN NO­TIONS OF LOVE, LOSS AND SPIR­I­TU­AL­ITY is a study of mourn­ing rit­u­als from the 1800s to to­day. Works by con­tem­po­rary artists Bill Hen­son, Jane Bur­ton and Janet Beck­house are dis­played along­side Pre-raphaelite paint­ings and mourn­ing jew­ellery and cos­tumes from pri­vate col­lec­tions (un­til Fe­bru­ary 10, 2019; bendigoart­gallery.com.au).

Clock­wise from left: in­stal­la­tion artist Garth Knight will cre­ate a piece for the Fes­ti­val of Dan­ger­ous Ideas (pic­tured: Bridge, 2018, at Dan­grove, Syd­ney); Cleopa­tra with the Asp, 1837, by Ge­orge Bax­ter (Af­ter Guido Reni) as part of the Gothic Beauty ex­hi­bi­tion; Wine Is­land; a still from A Geisha at the Ja­panese Film Fes­ti­val; the Euro­pean Gallery at the Na­tional Gallery of Vic­to­ria; Jan Vogler and Bill Mur­ray; the foyer of the Na­tional Gallery of Vic­to­ria in 1968; Cy­cles 5, 2015, and Cy­cles 7, 2015, by El­iz­a­beth Gower.

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