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After sell-out 06 & 08 seasons these mature stirrers are at it
again. Reviving the glorious Uni Revue tradition of 80 years,
with music, biting satire and that wry look at life only advanced
years can provide. "No politician or institution is safe"...
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34 Holden Street Hindmarsh
NEXT TO SOCCER STADIUM
By Philip Stokes.
Holden Street Theatres & Horizon Arts Ltd
in Assoc. with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd
& Ralph Dartford Associates. (UK) THEATRE
Sex, drugs and Marilyn Monroe. Heroin puts the great back
into Britain. FUNNY AND IRREVERENT.
***** "one of the finest pieces at this year's Edinburgh Fringe"
-- Fringe Review. FEB 15--MAR 14 TIX FROM $15
The Independent Weekly
February 19 - 25, 2010
Deb Matthews-Zott published her collections
Shadow Selves in 2003 and Slow Notes in 2008.
Reader unpublished poems to 30 lines can be emailed with
postal address to email@example.com.
au or posted with an SAE to the Poetry Editor, Independent
Weekly, GPO Box 114 Adelaide 5001. A poetry book will be
awarded to each contributor.
POET'S CORNER Compiled by John Miles
TEMPO REPLICA BASIC
ALCOVE ATE INTERNET
EXPLOITS AYE LETHAL
CANASTA LEARN SAMBA
ETHER ENSUE AXOLOTL
RARITY WOK UNSPOKEN
ESCORTED ART BRUNEI
YOUNG ANSWERS ELITE
Solutions from 12
language is drained
draws only faulty cliché
for nature s offerings
on sponge of duck weed
beneath pond s surface
language is insufficient
to capture, to convey
all it offers is cliché
caught in the spongy
of duck weed
covering a pond
nature s jewels
It is party time around the
world. In Rio, revellers are
doing the samba in the streets
at Carnival, while Mardi Gras is
heating up New Orleans.
Adelaide streets have been
quiet, but that s about to change
as the local version of these
Tonight the Fringe will open.
The spectacle of the parade and
concert, heralding a month of art
on show, will swallow the eastern
end of the city from Dequetteville
Terrace to Frome Road.
And while most of the 80,000
people at the Fringe opening will
be there to have a good time, the
Fringe parade -- like Carnival and
Mardi Gras -- is about more than
drinking, dancing and partying.
The Fringe opening and parade,
is a community event. Twenty-
five floats will weave through
the city and most of these have
been hand-crafted by community
groups carefully overseen by four
Some, such as The Big Issue
contribution -- a house frame
papered with editions of the
magazine -- have a clear message.
Others are a little more complex.
The Climate Emergency Action
Network s float starts with an
enormous electricity plug and
evolves all the way through to a
stand-alone wind turbine
"We really want to have 100 per
cent renewable energy in South
Australia. This is a way of getting
our members actively involved
and for the crowd on the night to
see our message," says network
member Robyn Waite.
"The support from the design-
ers and all the materials you can
use here have been amazing."
For about eight weeks, four
Fringe parade artists and two
musical directors have been
working with community groups
to make the floats happen. The
result will be seen tonight in a
one-and-a-half-hour spectacle of
foot and pedal-powered vehicles
driven and controlled by more
than 1500 volunteers and workers.
"It s a bit of magic, hard work,
sweat and occasional moments of
genius that make this happen,"
says parade artist Tsubi Du.
The floats are not just a visual
experience. Live bands, amplified
music and percussive rhythms
created on found objects and
instruments made at the parade
workshop will accompany
participants through the streets.
Musical directors Heather Frahn
and Marie-Therese McInerney
have worked to make sure each
float s "soundscape" has a chance
to be heard.
"We wanted to make sure the
sound was big. There s a team
of designers who all create this
beautiful work for the community
groups and it s just getting bigger
and better and there s more
chance to explore sound with the
art," says Frahn.
With the promise of Roller
Derby girls to introduce each
float, roaming theatre perform-
ers, street performances during
the afternoon and even a samba
troupe, the Fringe opening is
set to rival any party around the
world. But there will probably be
more clothes than at Carnival.
The Fringe Parade starts at 7pm
and travels from Dequetteville
Terrace up Rundle Road before
turning left along East Terrace
and finishing on Hutt Street.
The Concert, with Art vs Science
headlining, kicks off at 8.20pm.
turn to party
The Big Issue's Fringe Parade float.
Photo: Farrin Foster
At 1.75m tall and
made from silicone,
and human hair, the
Art Gallery of South
Australia s latest
major acquisition is
certain to turn heads.
unveiled yesterday by
Arts Minister John
Hill, is a sculpture
of a genetically
inspired by the story
of a baboon whose
baby died while she
was still nursing.
The baboon abducted
a human child as a
"The work is very
much about the
way that we deny
"It s not so much
that the baboon -- her
grief at the loss of a
child -- is so human,
but that we are
Big Mother, which
is valued at more
than $200,000, is now
part of the gallery s
and goes on free
display to the public
Piccinini will give
a free public lecture
about her work in
the gallery s Radford
Facing our inner animal
Patricia Piccinini, Big Mother 2005, Melbourne; silicone,
fibreglass, leather, human hair; 175cm high. Gift of the Art
Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors 2010. Art
Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Courtesy of the artist,
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne;
Haunch of Venison, New York; and Byblos Art Gallery, Verona.
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