Anthony Lister's VIP Opening Exhibition Pop-Up - CULTURE IS OVER

Internationally renowned artist Anthony Lister, celebrated the launch of his latest exhibition, CULTURE IS OVER at the iconic Porky’s in Kings Cross.

CULTURE IS OVER celebrated the 10 year anniversary of Lister’s No Win Sitch pop-up on the exact same date in the exact same location. Local creatives and leading Australian media experienced the exhibition ahead of the public opening from 5pm -7pm, receiving a personal insight into the inspiration behind the show from Lister himself. 

Staying true to Lister’s atheistic and ethos, last nights attendees experienced a dark and twisted visit into the past of Kings Cross and the paranormal mystery of Luna Park’s unidentified horned man, a tale that has inspired many of Lister’s works.

The exhibition showcased 59 of Lister’s incredible works including paintings, sculptures and video installations across two levels of the infamous Kings Cross building. The first level invited attendees into a dark room complimented by neon lights striking across four large scale paintings. The room begins and ends with a display of various sculptures, each with their own spotlight contrasting against the darkness.

The second level invites guest into a bright white room, beautifully juxtaposing from the level below. Video installations, prints, sculptures and paintings surround the floor.

Guests sipped on Goldy Gin cocktails prepared by Trolley’d, using all Australian ingredients such as Lemon Myrtle and Illawarra Plum to complement the local themes of the exhibition. Young Henrys supplied beer and cider and Fishbowl ensured guests were fed serving three of their iconic bowls.

On CULTURE IS OVER – Anthony Lister states: “This new body of works and subsequent show is an exploration into a mysterious subject which has been kept relatively quiet for nearly 40 years. The focus of these artworks exists somewhere between paranormal investigation and the findings of private detective obsessions grounded in the facts of myth and the horror of reality. In 1979 an unidentified Horned Man terrorised the minds of Sydney’s Luna Park patrons and has since lived on under a veil of mystery and suspicion”.

From 7:00pm – 9:00pm the exhibition was opened to the public with hundreds of eager art enthusiasts lining the length of Darlinghurst road. Over 1,000 patrons walked through the exhibition last night and over 30 of Lister’s works sold.

The pop-up will continue for a week long independent and free exhibition for the public, celebrating the culture of old school Sydney and paying homage to a city that has lost its soul due to heavy handed government policies. Lister has turned the neon lights back on in the strip and bringing back the rebellious nature of the Cross from 2009 for one week only.

Porky’s, 77 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross
Friday, 19 July  – 11am – 3pm
Monday, 22 July  – 11am – 3pm
Tuesday, 23 July – 11am – 3pm
Wednesday, 24 July – 11am – 3pm

Source: Anthony Lister


Dora And The Lost City Of Gold New Trailer lands

Dora is going on her biggest adventure yet! Swing into the brand new trailer & poster for DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD, in cinemas SEPTEMBER 12.

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeff Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.


Ferrari Design night of the year: celebration of the winners of the Red Dot Award and Ferrari Design Team

The year’s best designers and manufacturers, the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019, have been duly celebrated. The international design scene convened in Essen on the occasion of the award ceremony to crown those blazing a trail in the industry. During the Red Dot Gala, the laureates of the Red Dot: Best of the Best received their trophies in front of around 1,200 international guests in the Aalto-Theater.

In addition, Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Design Team were officially named Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2019. The subsequent Designers’ Night provided an opportunity for dancing, networking and discovering the award-winning designs.

The products that won the Red Dot: Best of the Best stood out from over 5,500 entries thanks to their ground-breaking design. The jury awarded this highest distinction in the competition to just 80 products. The designers and manufacturers behind these outstanding achievements were celebrated as part of the Red Dot Gala. They accepted their well-deserved trophies on stage at the Aalto-Theater to appreciative applause.

In addition to the winners, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, welcomed three of the roughly 40 jury members on stage: Nils Toft, Founder and Managing Director of Designidea, Stefan Eckstein, Founder and CEO of Eckstein Design, and Prof. Dr. Ken Nah, Design Professor at IDAS, Hongik University.

Together with the host, the industry experts congratulated the proud winners on their success in the competition. Cultural entertainment was provided in the form of a performance by the Aalto Ballett Essen. With scenes from the piece “Homage to Queen” by Ben Van Cauwenbergh, the ensemble won favour with the audience and called into memory one of the world’s most successful and most innovative rock bands.

The event culminated in the official honours for the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2019. Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Design Team have been producing consistently excellent designs for years, repeatedly winning over the jury with aesthetic and innovative sports cars that have earned respect. Head of Design Manzoni and his crew made a characteristically powerful appearance that featured Manzoni driving on stage in the award-winning Monza SP1, followed by his entire team and receiving rapturous applause. 2018 title holder Andreas Diefenbach from Phoenix Design then passed on the “Radius” challenge cup to his successors, thus officially crowning them as Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2019.

At the Designers’ Night, the focus was on the winners of the Red Dot and the Honourable Mention, as they received their certificates in the Red Dot Design Museum at the Zollverein World Heritage Site. The after-show party gave an opportunity to party, dance and network in the midst of the award-winning products. Guests had an exclusive sneak preview of three special exhibitions prior to their official opening on 12 July. They were able to try out some of the award-winning products and appreciate their outstanding design quality.

For example, visitors were permitted to test the “Teslasuit”, a full body haptic suit from VR Electronics, and understand how it supports improved motion, reflexes and instincts. They could also try out the “Ujet” electric scooter by the manufacturer of the same name. Those who wanted to prove their DIY skills were able to see how little energy is needed to use the wooden “TENZ® Low-Energy Screw”.

The exhibitions in the Red Dot Design Museum reflect the state of the art as well as current trends in product design. While “Milestones in Contemporary Design 2019” presents the products that have won the Red Dot: Best of the Best, “Design on Stage 2019” shows all of the objects that received a Red Dot or an Honourable Mention. In the exhibition designed by Ferrari Design, “Designing Dreams: Ferrari Design Team”, the design team of the year showcases its outstanding achievements. The exhibitions are on show at the museum until 25 August.

Source: Red Dot Design Awards


Live Nation & Michael Cassel Group present: CELESTE BARBER - Challenge Accepted Tour

The Instagram queen of hilarious photo parody, CELESTE BARBER, is bringing her new raw, intimate and self-deprecating stand-up comedy show – Celeste Barber: Challenge Accepted – to Australian and New Zealand theatres this September.

Crowned as ‘the funniest woman on Instagram’ by Vogue in 2018, actor, comedian and social media superstar Celeste Barber is the self-proclaimed empress of everyday sophistication and low budget lifestyle aspirations applauded by 5.8 million-plus Followers.

Her meteoric rise on Instagram and celebrity parodies have since gained a significant following including many celebrity fans such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Dawn French, Amy Schumer, Ashton Kutcher, Tiffany Haddish, Cindy Crawford and Kris Jenner to name a few, as well appearing with Tom Ford at New York Fashion Week, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

Currently touring across North America ahead of European and UK dates, in this exciting live stand-up show Celeste explains the stories and mishaps behind some of her most famous images, her new relationship with celebrities, fans and stalkers, and comments that get under her skin.
Celeste also hits us with a healthy dose of humour as she explains some of the pitfalls of being married to someone so much hotter than her (shout-out to #hothusband) and what it’s like to be an Anti-Influencer.

Presented by Live Nation and Michael Cassel Group, the tour begins in Auckland on September 20 before visiting Wellington, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Tickets for all shows – including Meet & Greet VIP Experiences – go on sale at 12pm July 5.

Michael Cassel Group subscribers can be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning at 10am July 3.

BRUCE MASON CENTRE, AUCKLAND: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20

OPERA HOUSE, WELLINGTON: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21

ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, SYDNEY: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26

THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27

QPAC CONCERT HALL, BRISBANE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28

HAMER HALL, MELBOURNE: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29

Source: Celeste Barber


Giorgio Armani dresses attendees at the “Spiderman: far from home” premiere

Giorgio Armani dressed several attendees for the Los Angeles “Spiderman: Far From Home” premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. 

Zendaya wore an Armani Privé open-back dress entirely embroidered in black and red paillettes.

Samuel L. Jackson wore a Giorgio Armani taupe colored suit featuring a mandarin collar. Jackson stars in the film as Nick Fury.

Remy Hii wore an Emporio Armani charcoal grey two-button notch lapel suit with a classic black shirt. Hii stars in the film as Brad Davis.

Jorge Lendeborg Jr. wore an Emporio Armani grey woven suede jacket along with navy blue pleated trousers and a navy blue t-shirt.

Source: Giorgio Armani