The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - David Stratton

(M) There’s a strik­ingly beau­ti­ful mo­ment in Simon Baker’s film of Tim Win­ton’s 2008 book, Breath, in which two boys in their early teens wit­ness the joys of surf­ing for the first time. That rev­e­la­tion changes the life of 13-year-old Bruce, whose nick­name is Pikelet, and his best friend, 14-year-old Ivan (Ben Spence), also known as Loonie. Im­pressed with the grace and beauty of the surf­ing they’ve wit­nessed, Pikelet and Loonie de­cide to try the sport for them­selves, first by using very cheap sty­ro­foam boards. But then they encounter Sando, a scruffy, bearded, sun­tanned out­doors­man who takes the boys, es­pe­cially Pikelet, under his wing. Avengers: In­fin­ity War Barry Humphries: The Man Be­hind the Mask Cel­e­brated per­former Barry Humphries comes to Syd­ney’s In­ter­na­tional Convention Cen­tre with The Man Be­hind the Mask: an in­ti­mate, rev­e­la­tory even­ing in which Humphries lays bare highly per­sonal, and oc­ca­sion­ally out­ra­geous, anec­dotes from his life. Part of the Vivid Live festival. Syd­ney Opera House, Con­cert Hall, Ben­ne­long Point. May 31, 8pm. Tick­ets: $69-$109. Book­ings: (02) 9250 7777. Dreams (Daniel Johns & Luke Steele) draws from his first sur­vey exhibition and dis­plays sev­eral of his works across di­verse medi­ums in­clud­ing photography, video, sculp­ture and per­for­mance. UNSW Gal­leries, cor­ner of Ox­ford Street and Greens Road, Padding­ton. In­quiries: (02) 8936 0888 or on­line. Un­til July 14.

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