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dimanche 1 avril 2012

The Melbourne Salon: 17 April

You are invited to the next Melbourne Salon at the Alliance Française on Tuesday 17 April, 7-9 pm, $15

Join us for a stimulating conversation between David Pledger and Michael Shirrefs on the current state of arts and culture in Australia and France, and more widely in Europe.
David Pledger is the Artistic Director of interdisciplinary arts company, not yet it’s difficult (NYID). His documentaries, video-art, live performances and interactive artworks have been presented in theatres, galleries, museums, car-parks, stables, film studios and streets around the world. From 2009-2011 he was based in Brussels as the
Inaugural Director of the International Network for Contemporary
Performing Arts (IETM) and the Australia Council for the Arts.

Michael Shirrefs is the producer/ presenter of Creative Instinct - the new weekly arts feature program on ABC Radio National. Michael is known for his research on a large collection of books given to the State Library of Victoria in 1880 and the exhibition Paris to Melbourne with an Atlas - which he curated in late 2010 to coincide with the 120th anniversary of Alliance Française de Melbourne. Michael recently spent time in Europe, attempting to gauge the health of European culture since the Global Economic Downturn.
Bookings essential: themelbournesalon@gmail.com
Entry $15 (includes cheese and wine). Payment by cash on the night.

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