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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

the reading room :: e-newsletter #88

Well the Fringe has been and gone, and we had a ball. With over 25 events it was the reading room's busiest year yet - with many performances sold out! Congratulations to all our artists and thank you to our volunteers and audiences!
Now to the rest of the year...we have our ongoing visual arts program - currently showing is Haneen Martin's stunning sculpture and print work. Up until the 20th April, with some works still available, make sure you drop by and have a peek. Details below.

We're also really happy to be involved this year with in presenting The Reading Sessions for 2 solid weeks in July/August. Stay tuned for more info, or check out their website here.

There's so much to tell you! Some of it we have to keep to ourselves for now, but we will let you know as soon as we can!

Also if you're out and about Thursday or Friday make sure you check out Singing in the Lane, taking over nearby Leigh street all day, and it's free! More info here.

Don't forget about our membership program. As a member there are a bunch of great benefits from us, and also from our neighbours the Mercury Cinema and Imprints Booksellers. Check the Membership Page for more info.
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Here's what's coming up at the reading room...
:: April ::
Haneen Martin :: This Isn't What I Wanted
20 March :: 20 April 
“This isn’t what I wanted” is a collection of sculptures and intaglio prints born from a moment of absolute certainty that the path I was on was totally and utterly wrong.

Over the course of an exploration spurred on by an encouraging subject, my own ideas and building designs became an abstract concept that did not need to abide by any technicalities or rules, bar my own. The process of taking a concept from my studies, extracting and extrapolating the line work and shadows cast by my sculptures provided a sense of freedom and sent me on another path, far far away.
- Haneen Martin
Image :: "Insides" print, 2013
April Meeting of the Feminist Reading Group
3 April (TODAY) :: 6:30pm
This month, we'll be reading Christos Tsiolkas' The Slap, which tells the story of how a suburban barbecue sets off a train of events that raise questions about what's going on in Australia today- and what that means for feminism.
* The Adelaide Feminist Reading Group meets every month, on the first Wednesday of the month. Join their facebook group here for more updates.
:: May ::
Gemma Mickan :: Portraits
24 April :: 19 May
“He would like, as far as he can, to get away from the body and turn to the soul.”
- Socrates

The human figure is a beautiful topic of art. Though to some it can seem confronting, i think that's what art is really all about.

During the last few months I have started to look at the way artistic style can effect the overall feel and meaning of an artwork. With simple changes in media and style, the body can take on so many different connotations and metaphors, be it positive or negative.

This series of charcoal and pastel portraits have come from my stylistic experimentation.
Image :: untitled, pastel, acrylic paint 2013
See more of Gemma's work here.
Weekly events

Mondays :: Happiness Sessions at the reading room
Monday afternoon, 12:30 - 1:15pm - Monday lunch destress session
Take 30 minutes of your lunch hour to completely let go with a guided deep relaxation. Bring your workmates and friends.
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. Laughter warm ups, laughing hard, and rolling around on the floor laughing are all guaranteed. Come along, even if you've never laughed before, we will make it easy for you. Mental training is like any other form of training - do it once, and it will be fun and have some benefits in your life. Do it often and you become fit, healthy and skillful. Do it often, and you wont be able to stop laughing.
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 commitee. The best way to find out where it is held each week is via their facebook page


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