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What's On In Melbourne | May 27 - 29

Picture of Culture Trip
Updated: 7 October 2016
It’s the last weekend in May people and we’ve looked over Melbourne’s cultural landscape to dish up a divine smorgasbord of the best events from the realms of art, theatre, fashion, history and opera. Whatever you do, the only thing you won’t encounter … is boredom.

FRIDAY

FILM | Scorsese at the ACMI

Scorsese pays tribute to one of the most influential directors of our time, featuring over 600 objects and a rich selection of footage from across the director’s work in film, documentary and television.

Scorsese at the Berlinale in 2010 |© Siebbi/WikiCommons
Scorsese at the Berlinale in 2010 | © Siebbi/WikiCommons

SATURDAY

FASHION | Henry Talbot – 1960s Fashion Photographer

Henry Talbot: 1960s Fashion Photographer at the NGV is an exhibition which celebrates the art of fashion photography, as seen through the eyes of Henry Talbot, a leading figure in the Australian fashion world in the 1960s and 1970s.

Henry Talbotborn Hindenburg, Germany06 December 1920, arrived Australia 1940, died Sydney, New South Wales25 January 1999No title (Fashion illustration model wearing cotton capri pants and cropped sleeveless top on location in Papua New Guinea)1961–66gelatin silver photograph20.1 x 19.2 cmHenry Talbot Fashion Photography Archive(119647)© Lynette Anne Talbot
Henry Talbotborn Hindenburg, Germany06 December 1920, arrived Australia 1940, died Sydney, New South Wales25 January 1999No title (Fashion illustration model wearing cotton capri pants and cropped sleeveless top on location in Papua New Guinea)1961–66gelatin silver photograph20.1 x 19.2 cmHenry Talbot Fashion Photography Archive(119647) | © Lynette Anne Talbot

THEATRE | Straight White Men

Directed by Sarah Giles, Straight White Men is a razor-edged comedy from Young Jean Lee’s Theatre Company and the most talked about play of the recent New York season.

Image courtesy of Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC)
Image courtesy of Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC)

OPERA | La Bohème

Opera fans will be in for a treat this month as Gale Edwards’ glittering production of La Bohème returns to Melbourne with international stars Lianna Haroutounian and Gianluca Terranova.

La Boheme | Photo courtesy Opera Australia
La Boheme | Photo courtesy Opera Australia

SUNDAY

HISTORY | The Russell Street Bombing Exhibition at Melbourne Gaol

History buffs pay attention: Now showing at the Old Melbourne Gaol is an exhibition about the investigation into the Russell Street Bombing on March 27th 1986 and its aftermath.

Russell Street Bombing aftermath | Image courtesy of Melbourne Gaol
Russell Street Bombing aftermath | Image courtesy of Melbourne Gaol

ART | HER PLACE Pop Up Exhibition

HER PLACE Pop Up Exhibition is a celebration of women’s contributions to Australia’s social, cultural and economic story, using multi-media platforms including the moving image, oral histories, text and objects.

Bec Scott | Image courtesy of HER Place Women's Museum Australia
Bec Scott | Image courtesy of HER Place Women's Museum Australia

ATTRACTIONS | Luna Park

Fancy a ride? Sure, let’s go to Luna Park. In a time where theme parks operate to the maxim of the biggest being the best, Luna Park is truly unique among its kind. First established in 1912 and located in the heart of St Kilda, overlooking Port Phillip Bay, the theme park is as much as a symbol of Melbourne history as of Melbournians looking to have a good time.

Luna Park entrance at night | © Nicki Mannix/Flickr
Luna Park entrance at night | © Nicki Mannix/Flickr