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TDOV 2019 – Visibility Party with spoken word and performances

31 March 2019
Hares and Hyenas

TDOV – Trans Day of Visibility 2019

On Beauty

2 April 2019

A series of paintings and works on paper exploring the notion of beauty and transience with references to...

I’m not a Robot

2 April 2019

A David Jones textile designer-turned painter presents a series of work exploring the line, tone, shape...

From Hungary: Tanchaz Music

8 April 2019

Catch the excitement of the pulsing melodies that inspired musicians and composers from Brahms and Bartok...

Liszt’s Italian Pilgrimage

11 April 2019

A rare opportunity to hear Liszt's cycle in its entirety, pianist Tristan Lee takes us through the...

Collide ‘hors d’oeuvre’

16 April 2019

Collide returns to fortyfivedownstairs with an exciting new program of arrangements for cello, piano and...


30 April 2019

An exhibition of oil paintings exploring the palpable anger in response to current economic uncertainty,...


30 April 2019

Unfolding introduces elements of dimension, light and shadow into pastel drawings through precise folding...

Mr Burns, a post-electric play | RETURN SEASON

2 May 2019

After a completely sold-out season, Lightning Jar Theatre is thrilled to announce the return of Mr.