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Monday, August 20, 2012

the reading room :: e-newsletter #81

So SALA is coming to an end, but we still have one more live drawing session on Wednesday, and the final performance of What's your crutch? on Saturday. This is what SALA is all about - South Australian living artists. See more below.

After 2 years running we have introduced a membership program. When you become a reading room member you a) become more awesome, and b) get a bunch of great benefits, from us, and also from our neighbours the Mercury Cinema and Imprints Booksellers

Also, in conjunction with Ozasia Festival, we are excited to announce a discount on two Ozasia events for our e-news subscribers. See below for more info.

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Here's what's coming up at the reading room...

+++ SALA 2012 +++
:: Sunday 5th August - Saturday 25th August ::
What's your crutch? - Fiona Gardner & Kat Coppock
Quintessentially SALA; Choreographer & Visual Artist merge to forge a provoking installation on themes of psychological dependency. Four shows during the SALA period by Kat Coppock and Fiona Gardner will combine dance and paint to take you on a journey through states we create to survive.
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:: Tuesday 7th August - Sunday 26th August ::
Drawn Together :: Fruzsi Kenez & Simon de Boer
Opening night
 :: Tuesday 7th August, 6 - 8pm
This exhibition explores obsessive art making, resulting in an installation and performance work of journal-based drawing and painting.
One weekly performance of live drawing each Wednesday 2-4pm (for the duration of the exhibition)
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:: Saturday 1st September ::
Book binding with Alex Bishop-Thorpe :: 11 - 4pm RESCHEDULED!
We'll be covering Japanese Stab Binding, Pamphlet Stitch and multiple signature non-adhesive bindings. Multiple-signature non-adhestive binding, which builds on the first two methods and is a bit more complex, will leave you with a hardy little 64-page book. So, if you want to do a little or a lot you'll still get something out of it to take home.
Materials provided will be needles, thread, awls (for jabbing holes in paper) rulers, knives, a small selection of nice papers, my box of "interesting paper things" and a few handouts to take home. Also totally happy to work with whatever people bring in, recycled materials, or cannabalised books.

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:: Friday 7th September - Friday 21st September ::
Angelica Harris-Faull & Kat ClarkeOpening night :: Friday 7th September 6-8pm
Young emerging artists Kat Clarke, and Angelica Harris-Faull are interested in exploring the figure through patterns, cellular forms, and imagery of the interior versus the exterior.
This will be a dream like and illogical re-imagining of the physical and realist structures of the body through paper based, and sculptural works.

:: Thursday 20th September - Sunday 30th September ::
Jason Hawkes :: The Usurpologists
join 2 leading ursupologists on their quests to discover the secrets of the lost civilisations of bear kind. Join them as they trek through the jungles of South East Asia in search of clues which they hope will prove the existence of a mighty society built by bears for bears. Learn with the 2 ursupologists as they find out that their journey is more about learning about themselves and hardships that they encounter.

:: Friday 21st September ::
M2 Charity Fundraiser Op-Shop
Msquared was founded in 2011 as a registered charitable organisation aimed at raising funds to supply services and resources for underprivileged children in China and Sri Lanka.
Tonight's fundraiser is an 'Op Shop' market, with all proceeds raised going directly towards providing services and resources to deserving children in China and Sri Lanka. 
For more info about M2 visit their facebook page
:: Ozasia Festival ::
As a reading room supporter you are entitled to discounted tickets for the events below. Tickets are $40 Adult or $35 for Concession when you quote FRIENDS online, in person, or via 131 246.
Back in the 1930s the biggest name in Bollywood action was a girl named Fearless Nadia - although her parents knew her better as Perth-born Mary Evans. So how did this young, fair Australian lass end up as a Bollywood star? Witness the birth of Bollywood, accompanied by a new and completely original score by Ben Walsh (Tom Tom Crew) performed live by the Orkestra of the Underground. Watch a taste of her story here.
Direct from Korea, Yohangza Theatre Company return having impressed audiences with their highly original, award winning interpretations of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2007) and Hamlet (2010).  This time Yohangza presents a compelling and contemporary re-working of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt.  Peer Gynt is a character who runs from commitment, and who is completely selfish, having little concern for the sacrifices that others are forced to make in accommodating him. More info here.

Weekly events
:: Mondays & Tuesdays :: Happiness Sessions at the reading room ::
Monday evening, 6pm - 7:30 - 
Laughing Room
Could your life be any more awesome? An hour a week of serious laughter would almost certainly make it so.These sessions are growing bigger every week, so if you haven't tried it, maybe tonight's the night?

Tuesday afternoon, 12:30 - 1pm - Tuesday lunch destress session 
Take 30 minutes of your lunch hour to completely let go with a guided deep relaxation. Bring your workmates and friends.
Payment is by what you think the session is worth - our payment jar is anonymous, and no one is watching.
Contact Frazer for more info:
 or 0413700718.

:: Tuesdays :: Dancing Room!
If you feel like dancing but can't wait for the weekend, try Dancing Room! Tuesday nights, with the location announced Guerilla style on their facebook page. Please note it is not an event that is facilitated by the Reading Room, but a separate committee. The best way to find out where it is held each week is via their facebook page

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