The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-04-30T04:15:39Z New Media App Launches To Kill Off The Press Release 2019-04-30T04:15:39Z new-media-app-launches-to-kill-off-the-press-release A new technology platform has launches tomorrow made just for you. This tech platform called Story Match® will change the way that you receive your story pitches. No more emails, no more press releases and no more hassling PRs (I promise not to be one of those…) First, watch this! In 1.5 minutes it will explain it all to you… Story Match® is a two sided market place App and Desktop platform that allows brands to pitch story ideas to journalists, at the same time allowing journalists to select only what topics of stories they want to receive. Journalists, like you, set up their profile using 6 simple steps. You can select from up to 50 industry tags (food, finance, lifestyle, tech, etc etc) and can localise by State and Territories. If there’s a match on industry tags then you see the pitch. Using swiping technology you can scroll through stories, swipe left if you don’t like the story or right if you do. If you swipe right, it will open an immediate and private chat between you and the person who posted the pitch. The best bit…. The pitches have limitations – so brands can only upload selected images, a headline and up to 500 characters to bring their pitch to life. They then select which industry tag their story is relevant to, and localise it. So now you don’t need to read any more press releases or receive any more pitches that you’re not interested in. Story Match® was developed to improve efficiencies in the media industry, and allow all brands, no matter how big or small the opportunity to get their brand noticed. The tech platform has been developed by Founder and Director of Polkadot Communications Dionne Taylor – who has worked both as a journalist and a PR for the last 15 years. Dionne is available for an interview to chat about this new and exciting platform, built just for YOU! If interested in speaking with Dionne, please get in touch. The TV Week Logies Most Popular TV Commercial Finalists Announced 2019-03-03T23:58:13Z the-tv-week-logies-most-popular-tv-commercial-finalists-announced THE TV WEEK LOGIES MOST POPULAR TV COMMERCIAL FINALISTS ANNOUNCED 4th March 2019 Bauer Media is proud to announce the finalists in the Most Popular Television Commercial category at the 61st annual TV WEEK Logie Awards, to be held on the Gold Coast later this year. Twelve of Australia’s best advertisements are eligible for the new Logie Award. In its inaugural year, the Most Popular TV Commercial category received an overwhelming number of entries from agencies all across Australia. A panel of leading industry experts were responsible for shortlisting the numerous submissions and undertook a rigorous selection process in order to narrow down the top 12 advertisements to move forward to the public vote. 2019’s judging panel consisted of some of Australia’s most authoritative voices in media and advertising; Pippa Chambers, Editor of Ad News, James Manning, Editor of Mediaweek, Michael Lynch, CEO and Founder of Campaign Brief, David Hovenden, Editor and Publisher of B&T, Thomas Woodgate, Editor of TV WEEK and Jane Waterhouse, General Manager of Bauer Media’s Story54. Thomas Woodgate, Editor TV WEEK said: “We had an overwhelming response to this campaign in its very first year and we are thrilled to be submitting some of Australia’s finest creative for the consumer vote. It’s been really pleasing to see how the industry has embraced this award. It was our intention to showcase the creativity within the advertising industry and the level of submissions was superb. Some of the best creative is being produced right here in Australia and the commercials this year proved that. We were looking for ads that really captured the diverse nature of our country and there were plenty. Judging was an extremely tough process, so thank you to all that submitted for making our jobs so difficult! It’ll be over to the public to decide the final winner, so I wish all entrants the very best of luck.” The top 12 commercials shortlisted for 2019 include: Australia Santa Crashes Christmas by Aldi Dundee: Australia's Tourism Ad in Disguise by Tourism Australia First Dance by Apple Frank by Westpac I AM the captain of my soul by Invictus Games It's a Mystery by Budget Direct Join The Queendom by Bonds Lamb Side Story by MLA Making My Christmas by Myer Naked Wrestling by KFC Serena Project: I Touch Myself by Berlei Tastes Like Australia by Vegemite Public voting officially opens today, Monday the 4th of March on the digital home of TV WEEK, Now to Love. The 61st TV WEEK Logie Awards will be held at The Star Gold Coast in Queensland. All the action from the red-carpet arrivals and awards-show celebrations will be telecast on the Nine Network and 9Now. GC Laughs ‘Shakes’ it Up 2019-02-28T04:46:43Z gc-laughs-shakes-it-up Produced by Magnificent Bastard Productions, Shit-Faced Shakespeare is a world-famous act featuring an entirely inebriated actor performing Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream each night. Festival Co-Directors Josh Armstrong and Craig Ivanoff said they are beyond excited to have this hilarious and talented cast feature in the festival to shake things up. “Shakespeare isn’t what one would usually see featured in a comedy festival, but with this unique twist how could we resist,” said Craig. “The idea is that every show is different and that element of spontaneity is what draws the audience in because they never know what to expect.” Shit-Faced Shakespeare has toured around the world, entertaining over 300,000 audience members and winning multiple awards for its clever take on Shakespeare’s iconic tale. “It’s quite an unusual concept, but that’s what makes it hilarious and why we wanted it to be a part of the GC Laughs Festival,” Craig added. The Advertiser Journalist, Andrew O’Grady, reviewed this unique version of Shakespeare’s play, awarding it a very deserving 5-star rating. “The Shit-Faced Shakespeare formula is altogether very well defined, almost game show like, music, lighting, props and audience participation.” This hilarious show will take place in HOTA’s Paradise Showroom at 9.45pm on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 March as part of the GC Laughs Festival, held at the Home of the Arts from Sunday 17 – Sunday 24 March. ★★★★★ "no-holds-barred ecstasy" BroadwayBaby ★★★★ "a hilarious, laugh-a-minute riot" The Clothesline Tickets are available online from www.gclaughs.com.au or from HOTA www.hota.com.au. ALL MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Karen Smith | M10 Collective | Ph: 0407 527 366 | Email: karen@m10.com.au Amy Stalinescu | M10 Collective | Ph: 0411 789 195 | Email: amy@m10.com.au Parent's Rejoice! The wait is finally over... The Wiggles release 'The Toilet Song' and video + announce NSW dates for the Wiggle Fun Tour! 2019-01-18T00:33:50Z parent-s-rejoice-the-wait-is-finally-over-the-wiggles-release-the-toilet-song-and-video-announce-nsw-dates-for-the-wiggle-fun-tour The Wiggles have finally released their long-awaited toilet training song, 'The Toilet Song' accompanied by a super cute animated video - view it here: https://youtu.be/WrziuyiLAK4 It’s the song that all parents have been clamouring for – a giggly ode to getting your business done – “The Toilet Song”! This brand new song, written and sung by The Wiggles and animated by the Skyship Entertainment creative team, is available to view on YouTube (https://youtu.be/WrziuyiLAK4) and to purchase from ABC Music (https://abcmusic.lnk.to/TheToiletSong). Speaking about 'The Toilet Song', the Blue Wiggle, Anthony Field, said: “Parents have been asking The Wiggles for decades now to write a song about toilet training, as this is such a big issue in early childhood. We know this song will make toilet training fun for children and be a help to those caring for them.” The Wiggles will be introducing ’The Toilet Song’ into their upcoming shows including the Wiggle Fun Tour in New South Wales with tickets going on sale on Monday, January 21. THE WIGGLES – WIGGLE FUN TOUR NEW SOUTH WALES March 2019 Tickets on sale 10:30am this Monday January 21st 2019! Proudly presented by Infasecure   Friday 18th January 2019 - The Wiggles are coming to perform for you as part of their Wiggle Fun Tour! This brand-new show will see Emma, Lachy, Anthony and Simon singing and dancing their way around Australia with all their Wiggly Friends; Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus!  Over the last year The Wiggles toured all around the world including Australia, The United States of America and Canada! The Wiggles TV show was snapped up by Netflix, taking it into over 190 countries around the world as well as Hulu, Treehouse, Universal Kids in North America and of course the ABC here in Australia. A lot of our fans also see us for the first time on YouTube with over a billion minutes viewed making The Wiggles the most successful children’s entertainment group. Get your tickets to the Wiggle Fun Tour! as quick as you can, during last year’s tour The Wiggles sold out 200+ shows! The Wiggle Fun Tour! will run from March right through to the end of the year and you might like to “Do the Propeller" or “E-M-M-A” say g'day to Lachy's friend Ponso the Pony or play "Simon Says" as well as doing the "Hot Potato” or “Rock a Bye Your Bear”. Creator of The Wiggles & Blue Wiggle Anthony says “I can’t wait for our fans to experience The Wiggle Fun Tour! You’ll hear all the songs you love! The show will highlight different styles of dance that go with different styles of music. Children will see and hear drums, keyboards, banjo, guitars, bagpipes and singing. This will be our most fun show yet!” This is your chance to experience all the fun of The Wiggles show in person. Join us and be a part of the Wiggle Fun Tour! With so many sold out shows last year, you better get a wiggle on and get your tickets now as tickets to the Wiggle Fun Tour will sell like hot potatoes!   THE WIGGLES – WIGGLE FUN TOUR   Tickets on sale 10:30am this Monday January 21st, visit www.thewiggles.com for more details. NSW TOUR DATES   DATE VENUE LOCATION Friday 8th March 2019 Wenty Leagues Wentworthville Saturday 9th March 2019 Pittwater RSL Club Monavale Sunday 10th March 2019 Club Marconi Bossley Park Tuesday 12th March 2019 Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club Hurlstone Park Wednesday 13th March 2019 Sharks League Club Woolooware Thursday 14th March 2019 Hornsby RSL Club Hornsby Saturday 16th March 2019 Leichhardt Town Hall Leichhardt Sunday 17th March 2019 Revesby Workers Club Revesby Monday 18th March 2019 Enmore Theatre Newtown Tuesday 19th March 2019 The Concourse Chatswood Wednesday 20th March 2019 South Sydney Junior Rugby League Club  Kingsford Friday 22nd March 2019 Hurstville Entertainment Centre Hurstville Saturday 23rd March 2019 Panthers Penrith Leagues Club Penrith Sunday 24th March 2019 Panthers Penrith Leagues Club Penrith Tuesday 26th March 2019 North Sydney Leagues Club Cammeray Wednesday 27th March 2019 The Cube – Campbelltown Catholic Club Campbelltown Thursday 28th March 2019 Castle Hill RSL Club Castle Hill   *Panthers Penrith Leagues Club on sale time may be on a later date.   About The Wiggles: The Wiggles have recently celebrated 28 years of entertaining millions of fans across the globe. They now have more than 385,000 social media followers and have sold over 30 million CDs & DVDs and 8 million books. More than 70 CD and DVD releases later, The Wiggles have earned 18 x gold, 12 x platinum, 3 x double-platinum and 10 x multi-platinum awards for their music and DVD sales and have been awarded 13 x ARIA Awards for Best Children’s Album (making ARIA history as the most awarded ARIA winner in the one category, and being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame).   Kardashian TV House a Challenge 2019-01-09T05:51:25Z kardashian-tv-house-a-challenge Jessica is a successful actress, reporter and publicist of Hollywood. One of her most notable projects was getting the house publicity during the campaign in 2014 which ignited her career in lifestyle and entertainment public relations. Jessica commented “Iwas able to secure placements on many top outlets such as TMZ, Hollywood reporter, Variety etc. Many people think the Kardashians actually live in the home for. In reality, for privacy reasons, this house is not the real house, rather, it was used as the external shot due to security and privacy.   The 7843-sq. foot Studio City mansion recently sold for $5.25 million after being on and off the market for the past 11 years. Other key takeaways from Jessica’s appearance on the show included her excellent advice on how to manage a high paced schedule within Hollywood for which is vital for any entertainment professionals to thrive there.  She recommends using apps with daily planner alongside your regular diary it help keep you on track throughout the day.According to Jessica “Building a resume of verified credits on IMDB, press interviews, networking, prioritizing your schedule, consistent posting on social media to keep agents, producers, casting directors, and fans updated on what you are doing are all important to building an acting career”.    Host of Conversation Hollywood James Pratt said of the episode, Jess has the luxury of being successful with two separate fields within Hollywood so her advice across PR and Acting educates the audience with first-hand knowledge and advice, not everyone has the budget for a publicist so Jess’s advice to actors on how to get around this is extremely valuable.Another key takeaway from Jessica was her advice on when actors have a red-carpet event or film party in Hollywood, the most important thing is something you may not think about, - To factor in traffic and parking. Jess commented the most stressful thing for A list events in Hollywood is traffic, you have to plan ahead – I tell my clients to plan for the day and time at least 1 hour earlier. Jessica’s episode will be coming up on iTunes the website at www.conversationhollywood.com   Go bold or go home 2018-11-26T01:40:00Z go-bold-or-go-home By Tatiana Stutz, Guest makeup artist, The Institute of Makeup Artistry Just like any art, makeup expertise requires boundless enthusiasm and takes years of learning and practice. The Institute of Makeup Artistry, a cutting-edge, professional makeup artistry course allows you to work side by side with experts in the field, sharing their knowledge and experience to help launch your career. My top tips for summer 2018/2019 will see the transition from the extremely heavy contours to much lighter, highlighted, natural glowing skin with playful accents, metallic shadow and smudgy bold lips. Think, radiant creamy textures with minimal coverage. Fresh naturally looking dewy skin is all the go this summer. Skin is in – it’s time to put down the contour kits, brushes, sticks and wands for a more natural look. Tinted moisturiser is a great place to start. It’s about applying the right amount of makeup, so your skin looks healthy. Use natural tones and ultra-fine touches to get the perfect bare face effect. Embrace your natural glow with lighter foundations and spot concealing where you get the most shine to leave your face looking radiant. Bold is back! This is the year to experiment with bright eyeshadow palettes you never thought you’d try. Pushing the boundaries on your eyes with wild colour palettes, making a statement and taking your creativity to the next level is this season’s trend. Brightly hued, free-form eyes in pastel, metallic neon and tropic-inspired hues will sculpt your eyes and make them pop. Think cool 90’s chick, with full lids that are daring and fun. If that’s too adventurous for you, try a simple bright blue line across the lash line. Bright, defined lips are dominant again this season. Paintbox bright lips will really elevate a look. Red, orange and fuchsia are huge this summer. Try mixing liquid lipsticks with intense colour and gloss to add moisture and make them look healthy and plump. Making sure your lips are lined precisely with sharp, defined edges will also help create a fuller pout. Contour draping is the secret you need to know. Draping is essentially contouring with blush. While plums, hot pinks and peaches are nothing new, makeup artists are now taking it to a whole new level using blues, greens, oranges and yellows. Reviving the 70’s bold cheek trend, draping gives your face a sculpted glow on the cheekbones and around the temples and brow bones. The key to make draping look chic, is blending. Use the darker shade to chisel, then buff it out with the lighter colour. The result is a softer, fresher approach to definition. Interested in staying on top of the makeup trends? The Institute of Makeup Artistry was launched in May 2018, and is a modern and innovative provider of e-learning courses, bringing together highly experienced professionals with a strong focus on skill orientated learning, to teach you how to recreate these makeup trends. Modules range from Face, Eyebrow, Eye and Lip Shapes, Glamour Makeup for Photography to Theatre Stage and Special Effects Makeup. Kourtney Kardashian spotted in Aussie Swimwear label TJ Swim 2018-11-07T06:53:46Z kourtney-kardashian-spotted-in-aussie-swimwear-label-tj-swim-1 Kourtney Kardashian was spotted wearing Aussie brand TJ Swim’s new neon green bikini while on her annual Kardashian family vacation to Bali. The stunning pint-sized reality star contrasted her dark locks with the fluorescent green Aussie-designed bikini, showing off her curves thanks to TJ Swim’s well known high cut, minimal luxe designs. The Kardashians are known for their love of figure-flattering bikinis, and seeing the eldest Kardashian sister in an Aussie-designed piece is an indication of TJ Swim’s ever-growing international popularity. Kourtney requested the bikini from TJ Swim’s latest NEON collection to wear on a family trip to Bali, where the clan was filming their popular reality TV series; Keeping up with the Kardashians. TJ Swim’s NEON collection launches next Wednesday 14 November, featuring the neon green ‘Candice Bikini’ as worn by Kourtney in Bali. The new collection was inspired by the popularity of fluorescent block coloring on the catwalks of high-end designers like Jeremy Scott, Gucci and Balenciaga earlier this year. Aussie designer Tara Jane has cleverly paired the release of the NEON collection with what is set to be one of Australia’s best summers with perfect beach weather guaranteed. “Our latest NEON collection has been in the works for a few months now and we’re so excited to launch it! The collection features 3 popular neon colours including pink, yellow and green as well as a futuristic silver metallic. These colours have been loved and repeatedly worn by the Kardashians over the past few months so we’re glad we have their tick of approval!” Seeing Kourtney Kardashian in Aussie swimwear label TJ Swim, created by 24-year-old designer Tara Jane, is a huge win for the brand and the designer herself. “I’m a huge fan of the Kardashians so I was thrilled when Kourtney requested TJ SWIM bikinis for her recent vacation. Definitely one of my proudest moments to date!” TJ Swim’s NEON collection is already set to sell out with just days until their collection launch. Stay tuned to shop Kourtney’s look before it’s too late. ___________________________________________________________________________ Kourtney wears the Candice Top and Zuri Bottoms by TJ SWIM Candice Top in Neon Green: AU$69 Zuri Bottoms in Neon Green: AU$69 Neon Collection release date: Early November 2018 Invictus and Fashion in the mix for The Business of Events 2018-10-17T02:11:08Z invictus-and-fashion-in-the-mix-for-the-business-of-events Invictus Games, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA), and the Australian Grand Prix will share the secrets to their success at The Business of Events to be held in Sydney next year. Professional advice about the return on investment using demonstrated business solutions, will be shared by an impressive range of successful and experienced strategy and planning experts when they come together at this in augural event. Among the high calibre speakers will be Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific, Natalie Xenita who will reveal the strategy and role MBFWA plays, fuelling the multi-billion-dollar fashion industry. “Fashion is a powerhouse industry that drives annual retail sales of over $9 billion and employs some 77,000 people in New South Wales alone. There is much to share from our approach and I look forward to presenting our story at The Business of Events,” Ms. Xenita said. “MBFWA’s successful growth strategy has helped boost commercial significance of the fashion industry, aiding both national and local economies, and extending audience reach beyond the event. What’s more, all stakeholders enjoy a strong return on investment.” Ms. Xenita said over 23 years, MBFWA has emerged as the preeminent fashion event in Asia-Pacific – but success didn’t happen overnight. “After heavy investment by IMG to elevate the overall experience, from sponsorship activations to designer selection and global audience engagement, I’m proud to share our model of success at The Business of Events.” Conference organiser Gary Daly, Managing Director, Exhibitions & Trade Fairs, said harnessing how Australia’s biggest and best events are successfully managed by the specialists who drive business growth, from planning through to execution, will be the cornerstone of The Business of Events. “Key solutions will be on offer from the experts who sit in the hot seats of Australian’s most recognised events,” Mr Daly said. “Global attention from the business world will be on Sydney, as the Invictus Games kick off this week. This is the result of a significant amount of high-level business planning and execution. The Business of Events, will be where the Invictus Games CEO, Patrick Kidd, can share his learnings from the success of the games from a global and local perspective.” The inaugural conference, The Business of Events, will take place in Sydney on 7-8 February 2019, will host in-depth discussions around the theme, Powering Growth, exploring how to identify new business, increasing the bottom line, the future of major events and how to ensure business growth. Keynotes, plenaries and flexible break-out sessions will allow delegates to create a bespoke conference experience to maximise their investment. Speakers, strategically invited from key sectors, will provide diverse, forward-thinking insights in a unique two-day program. Alongside international keynote, Laura Schwartz, former White House Director of Events, high-calibre confirmed speakers include: Natalie Xenita, Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific Patrick Kidd, CEO Invictus Games, Sydney 2018 Penny Lion, Executive General Manager of Events, Tourism Australia Andrew Westacott, CEO, Australian Grand Prix Terese Casu, CEO, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Helen Sawczak, National CEO, Australia China Business Council Damien Hodgkinson, Executive Director, Melbourne Comedy Festival Senior event professionals will have unparalleled access to industry leaders from which to learn about event safety and architecture, sales growth, governance, future business and professional development. Conference organiser, Gary Daly, Managing Director, Exhibitions & Trade Fairs, said speakers will share some insightful key learnings including the market potential for Australia and opportunities for Australian businesses, what we can learn from our international counterparts. He said the optimum learning platforms will offer participants invaluable opportunities to upskill and power growth. “These speakers contribute to the Australian economy through major events and operate in international markets with different policies and jurisdictions, so they know what issues you can face in the international marketplace,” Mr Daly said. The Business of Events will share how to take advantage of Australia’s position within the global marketplace, how to capitalise on an aggressive event strategy and how to power growth.” To purchase tickets, visit www.thebusinessofevents.com.au. The Business of Events will be held at Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, on 7-8 February 2019. Images: 1. Natalie Xenita, Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific About Exhibitions and Trade Fairs Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF) is a full-service event organiser with over 35 years’ experience across a diverse range of industries including renewable energy, automotive, business events, construction, oil and gas, entertainment technology, irrigation, manufacturing, travel and lifestyle. They have a long history of working collaboratively with organisations to produce innovative conferences and exhibitions to support their business objectives. They have become a trusted provider in their ability to contribute to organisations and the value of their events. They have offices in Sydney and Melbourne, however their teams are on the ground wherever the event is being planned, sold, marketed and delivered. They deliver conferences around the world. ETF’s motto is Experience, Expertise, Enthusiasm which reflects their approach to managing events and developing the relationships which underpin them. -ENDS- Larsen Jewellery comes on board again as official ring partner for Bachelor Australia 2018-10-03T20:41:29Z larsen-jewellery-comes-on-board-again-as-official-ring-partner-for-bachelor-australia-1 Larsen Jewellery is incredibly pleased to have been a part of The Bachelor Australia Series 6 as the Official Ring Partner and to have been able to assist Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins in designing and creating this incredibly beautiful commitment ring. In preparation for the Finale episode, Senior Larsen Jeweller, Kate Reid met with Nick for a one-on-one jewellery consultation. Together, Nick, and the team at Larsen Jewellery designed the beautiful bespoke ring. Nick was excited to be a part of the design process and was an integral part of creating a ring that encompasses the spiritual journey they have been on. Kate Reid comments: “As a Senior Jeweller at Larsen Jewellery, I played a large role in the design and production of this beautiful ring for Nick. Myself and the team of Larsen Jewellery jewellers worked closely with Nick to design and custom make the perfect ring. Nick was extremely enthusiastic about the design process with our team, wanting the ring to encompass the emotional and spiritual journey that he has been through during the show. Nick is deeply spiritual and invested in the power of gemstones and people’s individual energy, so these were elements which he wanted to incorporate into the ring”. “The custom made 18ct rose and white gold ring is set with a stunning 6.75ct rectangular cushion cut Malaya garnet, accentuated by two trilliant cut diamonds. There are also fourteen round, brilliant cut diamonds which evenly border the trilliant diamonds.” comments Kate. Co-Founder of Larsen Jewellery, Lars Larsen comments: “We have really enjoyed the process of working with The Bachelor Australia team as the Official Ring Partner for Series 6. When we were contacted about the opportunity to work with The Bachelor Australia as the Official Ring Partner for the second series in a row, we jumped at the chance and were excited to be able to showcase our work to Nick and the shows’ viewers”. Creating exceptionally beautiful jewellery and using only the highest quality diamonds, coloured gemstones and metals, Larsen Jewellery represents the pinnacle in quality and design when it comes to beautiful fine jewellery. As one of the most respected jewellers in Australia, Larsen Jewellery specialises in custom made pieces of fine jewellery, which can be designed to meet the individual taste and requirement of each client. www.larsenjewellery.com.au @larsenjewellery #TheBachelorAU #larsenjewellery For further information on the Official Ring Partnership, to visit one of the Larsen Jewellery stores or to co-ordinate an interview with a Larsen Jewellery representative contact: Annabel Carroll from Polkadot Communications // annabel@polkadotcomms.com.au // 0451 915 112 Social Royalty Celebrated Highly Anticipated Swim Collection 2018-09-20T23:00:17Z social-royalty-celebrated-highly-anticipated-swim-collection Tantalising sky-high cuts, fiercely stylish palettes and tan-line conscious mini straps created palpable buzz this week at TJ Swim’s SS19 collection launch. Hosted by Sydney PR firm Millennium Communications at chic Bondi eatery Upper Eastside last Tuesday, the collection was met with exceptional popularity by Australia’s social elite. Headed by 24-year-old, Tara Jane; the bold collection wowed the Australian social set, backing up TJ Swim’s extraordinary success at Miami Swim Week, the world’s largest international swimwear fashion week. The Spring/Summer ‘19 Women’s Collection, titled ‘Miami Heat,’ featured a contrast of bright colours and earthy tones as well as minimalistic shapes and super thin straps creating a powerful and edgy vibe. Event attendees loved the fresh take on 80’s styling with high cut legs, figure-flattering styles and colour palettes, all culminating to create palpable feminine power. TJ Swim’s core belief centres around empowering confidence in every woman, and this collection’s luxe detailing and style options cater to every woman. Miami Heat showcased one pieces, bikinis and cheeky takes on traditional Brazilian styles to cater to every feminine figure and empower every TJ Swim girl. On the day, attendees were also given exclusive access to an exclusive range which is set to be announced late September. TJ Swim’s SS19 launch was an exclusive VIP event with an enviable guest list, and Tara Jane was thrilled with the exceptional turn out thanks to Millennium Communications. Love Island Australia cast members including Tayla Damir, Josh Thomas and Eden Dally attended and were huge fans of the collection. Imogen Anthony, Luke McLeod, Elisha & Renne Herbert, and Tarsha Whitmore also attended and helped to make the launch a huge success. Notes: • TJ Swim SS19 Collection will launch late September • Sydney launch event was at: Upper Eastside Bondi, Sydney. Tuesday 18th September • Love Island Australia cast members including Tayla Damir, Eden Dally, Francoise Draschler, Dom Thomas, Josh Thomas, Amelia Marni, Erin Alysha, Imogen Anthony, Elisha & Renne Herbert, Tarsha Whitmore and Australian media and influencers were in attendance. • Event held by Millennium Communications, Sydney. For more information please contact the below. Cassandra Hili Millennium Communications cass@millenniumcommunications.com 0420 812 548 Robyn Archer’s The Sound of Falling Stars comes to Monash University 2018-09-10T23:55:38Z robyn-archers-the-sound-of-falling-stars-comes-to-monash-university-2 The Sound of Falling Stars Written and directed by Robyn Archer. Featuring Cameron Goodall. Featuring the voices of 31 of the world’s most influential male singers and songwriters of the 20th century, Robyn Archer’s The Sound of Falling Stars is coming to Monash University’s newly redeveloped Alexander Theatre from Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 September. From Sid Vicious, Elvis Presley and Bobby Darin to Marvin Gaye, John Lennon, Michael Hutchence, Kurt Cobain and more, this riveting production is a roll call of the men whose impact on our culture and our hearts belied the length of their creative lives. Written and directed by Archer following the international success of her show A Star is Torn, The Sound of Falling Stars is a powerful and heartfelt production told through monologue and song. Performed by actor and singer Cameron Goodall (Sydney Theatre Company, The Lion King) and accompanied on stage by George Butrumlis (accordion) and Enio Pozzebon (keyboard), The Sound of Falling Stars features a set list to die for, including Are You Lonesome Tonight to Love Will Tear Us Apart in a celebratory performance that examines our fascination with those who have lived fast and died young. ‘Enjoyment of the show will be enhanced by the theatre’s new active acoustic sound system, which is the first of its kind in a performing arts venue in Australia’, said Professor Paul Grabowsky, Executive Director of the Monash Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA). The Sound of Falling Stars is part of the MLIVE program of events that launched at Monash this year and includes an eclectic mix of Australian and international live music, theatre and dance. Having sold out at Arts Centre Melbourne earlier this year, The Sound of Falling Stars is not to be missed. Media Reviews ‘Outstanding in every respect.’ – Adelaide Advertiser ‘With the brilliant, versatile, charismatic singer/actor/musician Cameron Goodall as the conjurer-in-chief…this is a thrilling, at times in-your-face evening of musical theatre.’ –The Conversation ‘Cameron Goodall delivered an astounding tour de force performance.’ – The Barefoot Review [Ends] If you wish to interview either Robyn Archer or Cameron Goodall, please contact Wendy McWilliams at WMC PR on 03 9803 2588 or email wendy @ wmcpr.com.au (no spaces). About Robyn Archer Robyn Archer is a singer, writer, artistic director and public advocate for the arts. An acknowledged expert on classic European cabaret, Archer was crowned ‘Cabaret Icon’ at the 2016 Cabaret Festival and won the Helpmann Awards for ‘Best Cabaret Performer 2013’. The recipient of many awards and honours, and still playing to sell-out audiences for her classic European cabaret repertoire, Archer mentors numerous younger artists and artistic directors and is currently Chair of NIDA's MFA (Cultural Leadership) and Chair of the Board at HOTA: Home of the Arts on the Gold Coast About Cameron Goodall Cameron Goodall is an award-winning performer, composer and theatre-maker. He recently completed a long run playing Zazu for two and a half years in Disney’s The Lion King. Prior to this he spent three years as part of Sydney Theatre Company’s full-time acting ensemble under the direction of Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton developing and performing new works. He won an ARIA in 2007 for his work as a founding member and composer for The Audreys. About the Alexander Theatre The Alexander Theatre is part of a $45 million dollar performing arts centre redevelopment at Monash University. The Alexander Theatre redevelopment was completed in April and includes a state of the art Meyer Sound Constellation system; engineered to give audiences the best sound experience available and the first of its kind in Australia. Address: 48 Exhibition Walk, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria. Tickets, parking, food and drink All shows commence at 7.30pm and conclude at 9.30pm. Free parking is available for all evening shows at Monash University. In addition to the snack and beverage menu at the Alexander Theatre, Monash now has a great range of food offerings to enjoy before a show including pizza and pasta from Joe's Pizzeria, fresh and delicious Mexican cuisine from Guzman y Gomez and more. https://mapa.monash.edu/your-visit/getting-to-the-venue/alexander-theatre/ Ticket prices Standard: $59.00 Student: $32.00 Pensioner and Senior: $52.00 Groups (8+ pax): $39.00 More information at: https://www.monash.edu/mlive/whats-on/events/the-sound-of-falling-stars/ Bookings Tel: 9905 1111 Email: boxoffice@monash.edu Website: www.monash.edu/mlive/ World Champion Gold Medallist Paralympian Kelly Cartwright to walk down Melbourne Couture Runway - Angels with Wings 2018-09-04T02:33:23Z gold-medallist-paralympian-kelly-cartwright-to-walk-down-melbourne-couture-runway-angels-with-wings EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGELS WITH WINGS 2018 COUTURE RUNWAY ARRIVES IN MELBOURNE   4 September 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   On 25 October, Atlantic Group’s Peninsula C will open its prestigious doors once more Melbourne’s elite at Dressed AU’s Angels with Wings 2018 annual couture runway. The evening wear Queen of Melbourne, Belluccio will be among the designers on the event schedule to showcase their SS/1819 couture collections. Belluccio’s annual collection, usually showcased at The Langham, will be exclusively held at the Angels with Wings 2018 Couture Runway this year.     Australian couture, bridal and accessory designers, Maison De Challie Haute Couture, Couture Studio, Helena Bridal Studio, Stephanie Browne Australia, Black N Bling, Coo Culte Australia will also be a part of the show. The event now in its second year will make its way from the Gold Coast to Melbourne in what will be one of the biggest fashion events of the year.      Held in the theme ‘Sky Forest’, this sci-fi nature theme will have the venue transformed into a futuristic wonderland. Intricate beauty, visual art and couture will be sure to allure guests as each model struts down the runway in each couture collection. Promising diversity and beauty, the models will don exquisite butterfly wings. The atmosphere of the event will have the guests feeling mesmerized as they watch the theatrical runway come to life.      Miss World Australia 2015, Tess Alexander will open the event as the Face of Angels with Wings 2018. And for the first time in Australia, internationally recognized Paralympian World Champion Gold Medalist Kelly Cartwright will model down the runway, covered in a couture body art design by published artist, Tracie Eaton. The designer to dress Tess will be announced at a later day. “Fashion is art,” says Executive Producer Neva Weber. “And beauty comes in many forms. It is both inside and outside, it is in your grace and your triumph over adversity. We want to promote both beauty and diversity in one and we believe Tess and Kelly exemplify this.”     The George on Collins has been chosen as the venue for the official AWW2018 Media Launch on 23 October. This iconic Melbourne venue, formerly known as the Georges Department Store which opened in 1880, was one of Melbourne’s top retail department stores. Designed by Hecker Guthrie, at the unveiling of the venue, he explains that the “Georges traditionally represented an honest and refined sensibility, from the architecture of the building, to its discerning clientele. Patrons today still crave all of the style and service it has inherently always possessed, and The George on Collins will deliver this and more.”     Developed by Executive Producer of Dressed AU, Neva Weber, Angels with Wings is only one of six productions created by the ambitious entrepreneur. She hopes to take the fashion events in Australia to new heights and has her eyes set on an Angels with Wings event in Sydney in 2019 and one in New York in 2021.       Dressed AU is proud partner of Mercy Ships, a global charity that aims to help those in need of aid across the world on one of their many travelling hospital ships. The aid is welcome to people of all walks of life, regardless of age, gender or race. On the night of the runway, there will be silent auctions including a piece created by Tracie Eaton specifically for the event. All auction proceeds will go towards providing funding and aid to Mercy Ships.   Melbourne Housewives, Gina Liano and Lydia Schiavello are expected to be invited to the runway along with 2017 The Voice Finalist, Robin Johnson and Married at First Sight’s, Patrick Miller. Tess Alexander and Kelly Cartwright will be present as ambassadors of the event.   ---   For all media enquiries: Miriam Deliva PR Manager M: 0407189407 E: miriam@mdpublicity.com   Key Information Dressed AU Website: www.dressedau.com The George on Collins Website: http://www.georgesoncollins.com.au/history/ Belluccio Website: http://www.belluccio.com.au/ Maison De Challie Haute Couture Website: http://dechallie.com.au/ Helena Bridal Studio Website: https://www.helenabridalstudio.com/ Stephanie Brown Australia Website: https://www.stephaniebrowne.com.au/ Tracie Eaton Website: https://www.tracieeaton.com/about/ Acclaimed Makeup Artists collaborate to launch innovative online training course 2018-08-16T03:00:00Z acclaimed-makeup-artists-collaborate-to-launch-innovative-online-training-course The Institute of Makeup Artistry (IMUA) has officially launched a world-class online education platform this month for aspiring makeup artist professionals interested in learning about makeup from bridal looks through to special effects. For over two years, beauty industry heavyweights and experienced makeup professionals have collaborated to create quality content and professionally filmed HD video tutorials. Designed to be completed over a six to twelve-month period, the course gives easy access to highly acclaimed and talented industry professionals for mentoring and support, clear instructions and a variety of assessments. Anthony Mondello, CEO, IMUA credited the creation of the course on an increasing demand for quality education and a lack of time to physically attend. “We noticed an increase of expensive face-to-face options for Makeup courses and a limited number of quality online options for aspiring makeup artists. “Our students are wanting the very best mentors and teaching, and the flexibility to complete high quality training in their own time; our course offers both. “We have built an innovative course that is delivered 100% online, utilising video tuition and providing students an amazing experience that would rival conventional face-to-face learning and at a fraction of the cost. “The student feedback thus far has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Mr Mondello. Author of the course, acclaimed makeup artist Rachel Dal Santo, has over 30 years’ experience in many sectors of the makeup industry. “The world of makeup offers endless opportunities, from wedding makeup to special effects and everything in between. This is why I’ve constructed the course to include aspects of what I think are the essentials for having a successful career in the industry. “Being an all-rounder is a tremendous selling point and offers the perfect launch pad for beginners. We’ve really designed the course requirements around what would be practical and essential for those starting out,” said Ms Dal Santo. Over 140 students signed up to the launch of the course in May, each student has the ability to create a templated website, showcasing their abilities and will receive professional discounts of makeup and equipment. For more information visit: www.theinstituteofmakeupartistry.com.au -ENDS- Notes to Editors: Media contacts Sinead Andrews, Account Coordinator, Zadro sinead@zadroagency.com.au | +61 2 9212 7867 Jessica McLean, Account Manager, Zadro jessica@zadroagency.com.au | 0400 433 182 | +61 2 9212 7867 Images: Anthony Mondello, CEO, IMUA Rachel Dal Santo, Professional Makeup Artist and Author of IMUA course content IMUA course images About IMUA Institute of Makeup Artistry (IMUA) was launched in May 2018, by Online Education. Online Education Pty. Ltd. is a modern and innovative provider of e-learning courses. As a global leader in this field, we have a strong focus on skill orientated learning, bringing together highly experienced professionals with inspired individuals who wish to improve personally and professionally. Pages Hire appointed Official Supplier of Overlay for Invictus Games Sydney 2018 2018-08-14T23:52:08Z pages-hire-appointed-official-supplier-of-overlay-for-invictus-games-sydney-2018 AIMG is pleased to announce that Pages Hire has been named Official Supplier of Overlay, Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment for Invictus Games Sydney 2018 presented by Jaguar Land Rover. The Invictus Games is an international adaptive sporting event for wounded, injured and ill service men and women, both active duty and veteran. The Games use the healing power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and celebrate the crucial role played by family and friends in the recovery process. Pages Hire, now in its 60th year of business, will provide marquees, furniture and equipment for competitor, official and support crew facilities, and corporate entertainment spaces. David Berry, Procurement Officer, Invictus Games Sydney 2018, said he was impressed with Pages Hire’s flexibility to meet the unique requirements of the event. “The Pages Hire team’s exceptional work, commitment, wealth of experience and passion for the Games could not be overlooked. We are excited to have Pages Hire on board as part of our supplier group to deliver a successful event,” said Mr Berry. Stephen Thatcher, Managing Director, Pages Hire, said his experienced team is looking forward to supporting the delivery of the Games and showcasing the high calibre of work the Australian event industry can offer. "We connected on the values that the Invictus Games represent, and I just knew we had to be part of this project and help make it a memorable event for all," said Mr Thatcher. Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will take place from 20-27 October with events being staged across Greater Sydney, including Sydney Olympic Park and in and around Sydney Harbour. Tickets start from just $20 at invictusgames2018.org. Media contact(s): Zadro Felicity Zadro, Managing Director | felicity@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 | +61 404 009 384 Elizabeth Williams, Group Account Director | elizabeth@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 | +61 411 201 354 Images: 1. Example of Pages’ previous work: DHL Lions' Series, Eden Park, Auckland, 2017 2. Example of Pages’ work: Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, 2018 3. Pages Hire 4. Invictus Games About Pages Hire: Pages Hire is a highly successful supplier of event infrastructure. Pages has the widest range of temporary single and multi-storied structures in the country to suit any environment or application, whether it be a hospitality enclosure, product launch, private event or exhibition. Pages has developed its own in-house design and manufacturing capability which gives it the flexibility to meet each clients individual requirement. This has led to significant contracts in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Thailand and New Zealand. The presence of Pages Structures at all Australian Events of international significance over the last 20 years proves that Pages offer the perfect solution for any premium event. To find out more, visit: https://www.pages.id.au/ or contact Stephen Thatcher at stephent@pages.id.au MELBOURNE ART WEEK ENLIVENS THE CITY IN AUGUST 2018 WITH EXCEPTIONAL WINTER PROGRAM 2018-06-13T04:51:14Z melbourne-art-week-enlivens-the-city-in-august-2018-with-exceptional-winter-program Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne Art Foundation unveiled details of the Melbourne Art Week 2018 program which cumulates in the return of Melbourne Art Fair, 2-5 August 2018 (Vernissage 1 August 2018) and the Visual Arts Awards on 4 August 2018. Over 50 Victorian cultural organisations, institutions, art spaces, satellite fairs and galleries will come together in the staging of Melbourne Art Week; a dynamic program of exhibitions, events, talks, performances and workshops that take place during the first week of August. Other highlights include programming from MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art; From Will to Form: Tarrawarra Biennial 2018; ACCA: A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness, Buxton Contemporary: No One is Watching You: Ronnie van Hout and VCA Open Studios. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said, “Melbourne Art Week is set to take over our arts precinct with a celebration like no other. Through exhibitions, fairs, workshops, talks and performances, it will be an opportunity to deep dive into the best in contemporary art. Our Government is proud to support Melbourne Art Week. Events like this bring together some of our most exciting artists and organisations and showcase why Victoria is the creative state.” Melbourne Art Foundation continues to support contemporary art and living artists through its initiative Melbourne Art Week, and in 2018 has joined with Associate Partner, MLC Life Insurance to commission a new performative work from Japanese-born, Australian-based artist Hiromi Tango (represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney). Performed on the streets of the Southbank Arts Precinct and incorporating Melbourne’s iconic cultural landmarks including ACCA, the 2018 home of Melbourne Art Fair, the work titled Lizard Tail (Dawn) has been embraced as the visual identity for the celebrated Melbourne Art Week. Susan Karson, Chief People, Marketing & Corporate Affairs Officer, MLC Life Insurance said, "We are delighted to partner with Melbourne Art Week in 2018 to support the commissioning of a new body of work by celebrated Japanese/Australian performance artist Hiromi Tango. Premised on the notion of interactivity, forging individual, social and cultural connections, Hiromi’s new work encapsulates the ethos of Melbourne Art Week in the bringing together of more than 50 cultural organisations to celebrate and support contemporary art and living artists.” MELBOURNE ART FAIR Melbourne Art Fair returns from 2-5 August 2018 (Vernissage 1 August 2018) as the anchor event of Melbourne Art Week, housed for the first time within the Southbank Arts Precinct and across two venues alongside the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and the University of Melbourne Southbank Campus. Melbourne Art Fair exhibition sectors Galleries and Accent present 40 new and established galleries from Australia, New Zealand and the region exhibiting a diverse range of artists and curatorial themes through both solo presentations and group shows of closely related works. In 2018, the Fair will debut TIME, a site-specific video sector curated by Hannah Mathews (Senior Curator, Monash University Museum of Art) and Rachel Ciesla (Curator and Administrator Galleries and Programs, Melbourne Art Foundation). Unveiling a selection of new and recent works by Michaela Gleave (represented by Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne), Jess Johnson (represented by Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney) and Simon Ward, Sriwhana Spong (represented by Michael Lett, Auckland) and Angela Tiatia (represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney), TIME joins with a growing number of organisations focusing their resources on the activities of female practitioners. TIME speaks to the power of the now and is presented across four sites including Melbourne Art Fair, Buxton Contemporary, Fed Square and QT Melbourne. Michaela Gleave's A Galaxy of Suns (2018) transposes what is perhaps the most epic measure of time for humanity: the distance between earth and the universe, questioning the relationship to time, matter and space. The work takes the form of a highly ambient field of colour and sound presented for an intimate audience via QT Melbourne's inhouse entertainment system. New Zealand artist, Jess Johnson and animator Simon Ward’s new video Webwurld (2017) offers a glimpse into a hallucinatory netherworld. Presented at scale on Federation Square’s iconic Big Screen, the work materialises a dark portal into a dimensional world whose activities may be taking place simultaneously to our own. London-based, New Zealand artist Sriwhana Spong’s 2016 video This Creature provides a sensorial travel through time and place. Presented in Melbourne Art Fair and within the Riding Hall and historic surrounds of the former Mounted Police Stables, the work channels female medieval mystic Margery Kempe (known for writing the first recorded western autobiography) through a walk undertaken by the artist through London’s Hyde Park. New Zealand born multimedia artist, Angela Tiatia, explores contemporary culture by drawing attention to its relationship to representation, gender, neo-colonialism and the commodification of the body and place. Screened at the street entrance to the newly opened Buxton Contemporary, Tiatia's The Fall collapses conventional structures of time in a deceivingly lush portrait of human consumption and greed. Projects Rooms, presented by Four Pillars and supported by the Melbourne Art Foundation, returns as a non-profit platform for cutting edge art spaces presenting experimental work within the context of a major visual arts event. The 2018 Project Rooms take place within Melbourne Art Fair and will feature presentations from the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane), Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne), Blak Dot Gallery (Melbourne) and The Physics Room (Christchurch). Gertrude Contemporary’s Anxious Bodies for Unstable Environments is a project that reflects upon the current state of global instability. Curated by Mark Feary, the project will present new, recent and context specific works of sculpture, performance, video and robotics, by artists Deanne Butterworth, Mathieu Briand, Kate Daw, Kuba Dorabialski, Jason Maling and Mark Shorter. Ryan Presley brings performance and exchange in his exhibition Prosperity produced by the Institute of Modern Art, which centres on his ongoing project, Blood Money (2010 - present), in which he reimagines Australian banknotes’ figureheads as the heroes and warriors of Aboriginal history. Blak Dot Gallery will present new work by four Melbourne based artists Kirsten Lyttle who is of Māori descent, Lisa Hilli who was born in Raboul - PNG, New Zealand-born Tongan woman Frances Tapueluelu, and local Aboriginal artist Vicki Couzens. All four women explore their own traditional cultural and often matriarchal influences or issues to create discourse and examine identity. The Blak Dot Project Room will create an empowered and empowering space for both the artists and the viewer. The Physics Room, (Un)conditional Part 3 is a two-person exhibition of specifically-commissioned work by New Zealand artists Ayesha Green and Cushla Donaldson, which examine the conditions—unspoken and assumed—under which things are given and received, and how, in the shadows, agency can be leveraged or subverted. TALKS Melbourne Art Week will commence with the Keynote address by Philip Tinari, Director of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) at Deakin Edge, Fed Square on 31 July 2018 at 6.30pm, co-presented by the Melbourne Art Foundation, University of Melbourne and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, and supported by Fed Square. The Keynote headlines the Talks program, which is presented in association with the University of Melbourne, Learning Partner of Melbourne Art Week. Designed to promote discussion, education and interest in contemporary art practice in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, the free for the public Talks 2018: Space of Friendship takes place from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 August at Federation Hall at the University of Melbourne Southbank Campus. PERFORMANCES & WORKSHOPS The city will come alive during Melbourne Art Week with live performance and creative workshops taking place at a range of venues and spaces across the Southbank Arts Precinct. The program includes Phillip Adams BalletLab's Metamorphosen, a performance installation created in a response to composer Richard Strauss Metamorphosen (1945). Adams situates a continues rolling of body bags arriving one after the other onto a giant 18 metre inflatable designed by artist David Cross. Described as a Mondrian pop art grave yard of dripping paints the body bags roll continuously in long drawn out adagio representation of grief and trauma but of great upheaval in response to romantic musical climaxes in the score. Weaving Workshops: Bush Toys and Baskets, presented by ACCA and the Melbourne Art Foundation, is a hands-on workshop with senior weavers from the Victorian Aboriginal Weaving Collective to be held on Sunday 5 August. Art lovers of all ages are encouraged to join Gunditjmara weaver Bronwyn Razem and Yorta Yorta weaver Donna Blackall to explore traditional and contemporary weaving practices. Spaces are limited and registration is essential. Other workshop highlights include NEW YORK! NEW YORK! Coinciding with 2018’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, NGV Kids presents a large–scale participatory installation that will showcase New York City. Featuring interactive displays, multimedia projections and hands-on activities, this free exhibition will introduce children to the vibrancy of New York. Melbourne’s leading contemporary dance company Chunky Move will offer public contemporary dance classes for participants ages 18+ on Wednesday 1 August and Saturday 3 August, with a special Dance Party on Friday 2 August. Sessions take place in Chunky Move's purpose built, state-of-the-art dance studios, located in the heart of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct and a short stroll from Melbourne Art Fair. Melbourne Art Week is supported by major partners the Victorian State Government through Creative Victoria and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Owned and presented by Melbourne Art Foundation, a not for profit organisation established in 2003, Melbourne Art Week will run from 30 July-5 August 2018 and Melbourne Art Fair from 2-5 August 2018. For further details please visit http://melbourneartfair.com.au http://melbourneartweek.com.au Ends Media Contact Rhiannon Broomfield, Senior Publicist, Rhiannon@melbourneartfoundation.com, +61 410 596 021 Media pack including imagery: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/inr4of1fu6bciwl/AACAJR2kwFSixC8bT2IcA12ta?dl=0 Video of Hiromi Tango performance: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mdm0oaiku80unxc/AABsVZQzdtJeUGZv6rD58vG1a?dl=0 About Melbourne Art Week | 500 + Artists | 50 + Events | 30 + Venues Melbourne Art Foundation has joined with over 50 Victorian cultural organisations, institutions, art spaces, satellite fairs and galleries to stage Melbourne Art Week (30 July-5 August 2018); a dynamic winter program of exhibitions, events, talks, performances and workshops. Melbourne Art Fair returns from 2-5 August 2018 (Vernissage, 1 August) as the flagship event of Art Week and will take place for the first time across two venues within the Southbank Arts Precinct and alongside ACCA. Other highlights of Art Week include the Visual Arts Awards (Saturday 2 August), From Will to Form: Tarrawarra Biennial 2018; ACCA: A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness, Buxton Contemporary: No One is Watching You: Ronnie van Hout, VCA Open Studios + more. About Melbourne Art Foundation Melbourne Art Foundation is a not for profit organisation established in 2003 to promote contemporary art and living Australian artists. Melbourne Art Foundation produces the biennial Melbourne Art Week, and flagship events Melbourne Art Fair and the Awards for the Visual Arts. Melbourne Art Foundation sponsors a range of programs during Melbourne Art Week for the benefit of living artists, to facilitate public discussion and develop new audiences for contemporary art. They include major commissions, project rooms featuring emerging and independent artists and art spaces, public talks, collector programs, guided tours and the celebrated opening night; Vernissage. About Melbourne Art Fair Melbourne Art Fair is the flagship event of Melbourne Art Week, taking place for the first time within the Southbank Arts Precinct and alongside ACCA. Showcasing a curated selection of 40 galleries, the Fair will present some of the newest and most respected artists from Australia, New Zealand and the region. Beginning in 1988, Melbourne Art Fair was founded by galleries from Australia, and has fired the enthusiasm of discerning collectors and an informed public for 30 years. Over its extensive history, the Fair has been instrumental in stimulating critical and commercial attention for galleries and their artists, presenting a rich and diverse cross-section of the region’s visual art scene. Melbourne Art Fair 2018 is set to welcome over 20,000 visitors over 5-days, from Thursday 2 August to Sunday 5 August (Vernissage Wednesday 1 August). Tickets now on sale: www.melbourneartfair.com.au/tickets Melbourne Art Fair Event Details Melbourne Art Fair runs from Thursday 2 August to Sunday 5 August 2018 (Vernissage, Wednesday 1 August) in the Southbank Arts Precinct alongside ACCA, 111 Sturt Street Southbank VIC | melbourneartfair.com.au Collector Preview Wednesday 1 August, 2pm-5pm Vernissage Wednesday 1 August, 5pm-9pm Collector View Thursday 2 August, 10am-12pm Public Opening Thursday 2 August, 12pm-5pm Friday 3 August, 10am-9pm (Friday Up Late) Saturday 4 August, 10am-6pm Sunday 5 August, 11am-4pm About MLC Life Insurance MLC Life Insurance is a specialised life insurance business. It represents a landmark strategic partnership between National Australia Bank (NAB) and Nippon Life Insurance under which NAB retain 20% shareholding and Nippon Life hold a majority 80% of the shares in MLC Limited, the entity which operates the MLC Life Insurance business. The Australian-led and managed business aims to leverage Nippon Life’s global presence, built over 128 years, alongside MLC Life Insurance’s significant experience in understanding and meeting the insurance needs of everyday Australians since 1886. For more information on MLC Life Insurance, visit mlcinsurance.com.au