Cir­cus

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Bron­wyn Watson Matthew West­wood Christo­pher Allen

which is on dis­play along with other works do­nated by Wat­ters. In this draw­ing, the Aus­tralian Je­sus is dressed in a suit and clean shaven and has phys­i­cal similarities with the Hindu god Vishnu. Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Road, Syd­ney. Daily, 10am-5pm. Free en­try. In­quiries: (02) 9225 1700 or online. Un­til Thursday. Syd­ney El­ders Macpher­son fam­ily, de­picts Syd­ney in tran­si­tion. State Li­brary of NSW, Ex­hi­bi­tion Gal­leries, Mac­quarie Street, Syd­ney. Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm; Mon-Wed and Fri, 9am-5pm; Thurs, 9am-8pm. Free en­try. In­quiries: (02) 9273 1414 or online. Un­til May 5. Wolf­gang’s Mag­i­cal Mu­si­cal Cir­cus Set to a score of the great’s mu­sic, Yaron Lif­shitz’s Wolf­gang’s Mag­i­cal Mu­si­cal Cir­cus ex­plores the child­ish per­son­al­ity of Wolf­gang Amadeus Mozart through phys­i­cal the­atre by the Circa En­sem­ble. Suit­able for all ages. Syd­ney Opera House, Play­house, Ben­ne­long Point. Tues-Fri and Jan­uary 19, 10am and noon; Jan­uary 21-25, 10.30am and 12.30pm. Tick­ets: $20-$45. In­quiries: (02) 9250 7111 or online. was born in 1895 into a Tamil fam­ily, the son of a poor farmer. The boy was a whiz at maths. Sent to a board­ing school in Jaffna, he went on to study at the uni­ver­si­ties of London and Ox­ford. Count­ing and Crack­ing, a play by his great-grand­son, S. Shak­thid­ha­ran, about four gen­er­a­tions of his fam­ily is be­ing pre­sented by Belvoir the­atre as part of the Syd­ney Fes­ti­val. With a large cast of 16 ac­tors, ex­pect Count­ing and Crack­ing to have the panoramic nar­ra­tive of a Cloud­street or last year’s The Harp in the South — only this time it’s a story of mi­grants not from Ire­land but from Sri Lanka. Syd­ney Town Hall, 483 Ge­orge Street. Tues-Wed and Fri, 7pm; Thurs and Sat, 1pm and 7pm; Sun, 1pm. Tick­ets: $58-$99. In­quiries: 1300 856 876 or online. Un­til Fe­bru­ary 2. Du­ra­tion: 3hr 30min, in­clud­ing two in­ter­vals. Love & De­sire Love & De­sire is a col­lec­tion of pre-Raphaelite paint­ings from the Tate in Britain, and in­cludes some of the most fa­mous ex­am­ples of the mid 19th­cen­tury move­ment: John Everett Mil­lais’s Ophe­lia (185152), Wil­liam Hol­man Hunt’s The Awakening Con­science (1853), John Wil­liam Water­house’s The Lady of Shalott (1888). Al­to­gether the show in­cludes 40 pictures from the Tate, dou­bled by an­other 40 from Bri­tish and Aus­tralian gal­leries. Na­tional Gallery of Aus­tralia, Parkes Place, Parkes. Daily, 10am-5pm. Tick­ets: $20-$55. In­quiries: (02) 6240 6411 or online. Un­til April 28.

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