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• SEPTEMBER 8 Electric! Portraits that Pop! (photo 5) includes bold, colourful portraits of stars of sport and stage from the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. portrait.gov.au • SEPTEMBER 15 Floriade ( 8), at Canberra’s Commonwealth Park, celebrates 20th century pop culture with flowers. floriadeaustralia.com • SEPTEMBER 15 An all-female cast ( 6) will bring the laughs for the Sydney Theatre Company’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist, at the Sydney Opera House. sydneytheatre.com.au • SEPTEMBER 18 The Australian Ballet’s Spartacus ( 4) brings the story of an enslaved gladiator to the State Theatre in Melbourne. australianballet.com.au • SEPTEMBER 27 Linda Cropper ( 2) stars in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s The Architect, at Southbank Theatre. As the ailing Helen (Cropper) bonds with a temporary carer, she faces monumental choices. mtc.com.au • SEPTEMBER 28 Country music stars Carrie Underwood and Kasey Chambers ( 7) take to the stage in the Deniliquin Ute Muster. deniutemuster.com.au • SEPTEMBER 28 Large-scale light installations by celebrated Aboriginal artists, including Patricia Ansell Dodds ( 1), ), light up Alice Springs at Parrtjima – A Festival in Light. parrtjimaaustralia.com.au • SEPTEMBER 28 Works by famed artist
Polly Borland are on show in Polyverse at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV
Australia, Melbourne. ngv.vic.gov.au • OCTOBER 3 The Melbourne International Arts Festival ( 3) features a spectacular line-up of dance, theatre, music and visual art events around the city. festival.melbourne