Australia day has come and gone, so what now? Here's a look at some interesting events happening all over australia in the coming weeks!
Sydney – RetroSweat !
When exercise gets a little repetitive, it’s good to shake things up with a touch of blue eye shadow and pineapple squats!
Retrosweat founder Shannon Dooley, a qualified fitness instructor and NIDA graduate, fronts one of the fastest-growing workout trends in the inner west. Kitted out in hot-pink Reebok Classics, white legwarmers and a striking bodysuit and crop top combo, Dooley looks like the picture-perfect ’80s icon. Modelling herself on the queens of home video fitness – from Jane Fonda to ‘Physical’ poster girl Olivia Newton-John – our instructor adopts a Workout Barbie pose at the head of the class.
31 Jan – 8 Feb
Every year since 1980, St Kilda Festival has been a giant celebration of Aussie and local musical talent. It's also a good excuse for a beverage with your mates. A lot of the St Kilda main drag shuts down to open things up for food stalls and concerts at a heap of locations. The 2015 festival also includes circus, workshops, comedy and visual arts, so there's something for everyone and its free: win, win. We learned this the hard way – wear sunscreen and sensible shoes.
Brisbane – SUBLIME
Continuing through 24 May
Surrender to wonder in this exhibition of over 20 works from the Queensland Art Gallery collection
This exhibition presents a variety of awe-inspiring, baffling and wonderful works that represent a broad range of ways in which artists engage with the idea of the 'sublime' – from the man-made to the natural world, and the abstract realms of mathematics and geometry. Artists featured include Anish Kapoor, Zilvinas Kempinas, Timo Nasseri, Oskar Fischinger and Michael Sailstorfer.
Perth – Moonlight Cinema
Continuing through 29 March
Unwind under the stars with a top film – and a food truck menu inspired by LA
Spread out your picnic blanket and lay back for some advanced screenings, new releases and cult favourites in the beautiful setting of Kings Park and Botanic Gardens. There will be an LA style food truck for anyone who’s run out of picnic goodies. Or if you’re looking for something a little bit fancy, why not opt for the Gold Grass section, which includes beds in the optimum position and wait service from the comfort of your beanbag.