Melbourne to host the first major Australian exhibition of the influential and popular Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai

The great wave off Kanagawa – It is perhaps the best known and most recognisable piece of Japanese art. It has adorned walls, notebooks and computer desktops the world over, and now Australian art enthusiasts get to witness it, alongside other works by its creator, in the flesh at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria this July.... Read More | Share it now!

MICF Review: Becky Lucas’ Little Bitch is a amusing tale of attitudinal whimsy (performances until April 23rd)

Heading to the bottom of The Victoria Hotel is a somewhat weird experience. You’re in this dark room, with all kinds of spookiness looking to burst out of you. But really all that bursts out is delightful Becky Lucas with a charm and wit that lights up the room. Lucas captures people’s attention for her 50 minutes in Little Bitch with all kinds of tales of attitude and a new, fresh feeling which I can’t put my finger on.... Read More | Share it now!

MICF Review: Guy Montgomery’s Let’s All Get In A Room Together is a fun, goofy bit of storytelling (performances until 23rd April)

Guy Montgomery has this interestingly crescendo-like style of stand-up in Let’s All Get In A Room Together. It’s certainly a set full of happiness and goofiness, free from any political doom and gloom that many other comedy shows are focusing on this festival, but he can certainly be set to go on a really good story which rises to cool peak and rapturous laughter over small, trivial situations like accommodation in Melbourne town.... Read More | Share it now!

MICF Review: Grant Busé’s The Birds and the Beats is lovingly fair (performances until April 23rd)

SEX! Now that I’ve got your attention – imagine a darkened room, an empty stage, when suddenly a 27-year-old, self-described as the love child of Kurt Cobain and the Paddle Pop Lion, demonstrates his conception and birth using various props and an amply-placed curtain. The man is Grant Busé and it’s the intro into his MICF show, The Birds and the Beats – a sex-ed musical comedy for modern day adults.

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