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Ocean Child

Just as so many other kids were, I was raised on The Beatles. ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’, ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club’; this was the music of countless car trips, painstakingly curated by Dad. And for as long as I knew about The Beatles, I knew about Yoko Ono. Or to be more specific, the hippie woman that convinced John Lennon to leave the Beatles and join her in bed. I knew her as we all did, in the context of this dominant popular discourse.

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Lysa and the Freeborn Dames: Why Boys are the True Audience for Feminist Theatre

It’s not often that one sees a play that is political, queer, badass and features a 70 percent female cast where you think, “you know who needs to see this? The boys I went to high school with.”

Claire Christian’s mainstage playwriting debut talks girls, gender politics, protesting and what we should do when we aren’t happy with the way things are. More importantly it invites people to discuss those issues…

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Papershrine: Orenda Chats with Beci Orpin, Spenceroni, Ellen Porteus + Brolga

Papershrine is a group exhibition showcasing a series of masks curated by renowned Sydney-based paper engineer Benja Harney and his Paperform team.

The collection features the works of both home-grown and international superstar creatives, personally handpicked to share their extraordinary skills by fashioning their pieces entirely out of paper.

On the opening night of Papershrine, Viv Hu of Orenda Magazine sat down with artists Beci Orpin, Spenceroni, Ellen Porteus and Brolga.

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Market Fan Club: Orenda Chats with Evie Cahir

Market Fan Club is a suite of radiant and joyful large-scale paintings by emerging Melbourne artist Evie Cahir. Inspired by daily trips to the Queen Victoria Market, these crops of fruit and vegetables capture the shifting intensities of the sun and seasons. Market Fan Club champions the shapes, colours, sounds and smells of the maketplace.

On the opening week of the Market Fan Club exhibition at Lamington Drive, Portia Sarris of Orenda Magazine sits down with Evie Cahir.

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Overcoming Artist’s Block

Every writer, artist and creative type has these moments when creativity takes a holiday and we’re left twiddling our thumbs, reminiscing about the times when we felt creative. My best tips for getting over these creative blocks is to find out what’s causing them and finding a way to work around it.

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