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What’s On This Weekend In Melbourne | May 7 - 9

What’s On This Weekend In Melbourne | May 7 - 9

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Updated: 30 June 2016
Get ready for a weekend of visual extravagance as Melbourne dishes up the best events from the realms of music, art, theatre, opera. Or for those looking to escape the city, why not pop over to Geelong to marvel at the world’s best nature photos. Whatever you do, the only thing you won’t encounter … is boredom.

FRIDAY


PHOTOGRAPHY | Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Now on show at the Wool Museum in Geelong is the 51st edition of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, featuring 100 award-winning images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes.

© skeeze/pixabay

© skeeze/pixabay


SATURDAY


 MUSIC | Metropolis New Music Festival

Find yourself enchanted this May as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra teams up with the Melbourne Recital Centre to present the 2016 Metropolis New Music Festival, featuring some of Australia’s premiere musicians, engaging talks and activities plus a variety of free events.

MiaForrest | Image courtesy Melbourne Recital Centre

MiaForrest | Image courtesy Melbourne Recital Centre

 ART | Next Wave Festival

Join the next generation of Australian artists at Next Wave Festival. This year’s festival features over 40 events from the realms of theatre, performance, visual art, music/sound and dance.

Next Wave 2016, The Fraud Complex | © Johnson + Thwaites

 THEATRE | Sugarland

From the ATYP comes Sugarland, the latest theatre production directed by Fraser Corfield and David Page and written by Rachael Coopes with Wayne Blair. At its heart, Sugarland is a story about growing up and the feeling of alienation that so often accompanies that time. It also brings up some big issues for young people living in regional and remote Australia.

© vargazs/pixabay

© vargazs/pixabay


SUNDAY


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

ART | Luminous: Australian Watercolours 1900-2000

For the first time in 25 years, the National Gallery of Victoria’s distinguished collection of Australian watercolours and gouaches will be on display at the Luminous: Australian Watercolours 1900-2000 exhibition. With more than 80 works on show by 50 artists – including Albert Namatjira, Sydney Nolan, Joy Hester, Fred Williams and John Brack – the exhibition traces a century of history of watercolour painting.

mage courtesy of NGV, Frank Hinder Australia 1906–92, lived in United States 1927–34 Cyclists, Canberra 1945 watercolour and tempera on paper on card 51.4 x 70.8 cm Purchased, 1947 (1797-4) © Enid Hawkins, daughter of the artist

mage courtesy of NGV, Frank Hinder Australia 1906–92, lived in United States 1927–34 Cyclists, Canberra 1945 watercolour and tempera on paper on card 51.4 x 70.8 cm Purchased, 1947 (1797-4) © Enid Hawkins, daughter of the artist

 ART | Hard Edge at the NGV

Fans of abstract art will get their money’s worth at the ‘Hard Edge’ exhibition currently on show at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).

David Wilson Untitled sculpture 12.71 1971 welded steel, lacquer 322.5 x 121.9 x 53.5 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased, 1972 A3-1972 © David Wilson

David Wilson, Untitled sculpture 12.71 1971, welded steel, lacquer, 322.5 x 121.9 x 53.5 cm, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased, 1972, A3-1972, © David Wilson