MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL ‘MAGAZINE’ EVENT, THE CUBBY, FED SQUARE 4 SEPTEMBER 2010
Ampersand was very pleased to be invited by the folks at the MWF to curate a gig for their ‘Magazine’ program. ‘Magazine’ involved a bunch of independent journals such as Meanjin, Going Down Swinging and The Lifted Brow selecting guests down to the Cubby (the most luxurious shipping container ever) to have a chat about publishing, writing, the universe etc.
Many thanks to Emma Schwartz for organising the event and also to our wonderful guests:
Dan Stacey, founder Bad Idea
Alyssa McDonald, contributing editor The New Statesman
Shannon Holopainen, Ampersand contributor and co-founder The Gives Collective
Monica Dux, essayist and co-author The Great Feminist Denial
Miles O’Neil, Ampersand contributor, musician, actor and one-third of theatre troupe The Suitcase Royale
Gavin Pretor-Pinney, co-founder The Idler and founder The Cloud Appreciation Society
Emma Schwartz and Monica Dux
Alyssa McDonald and Dan Stacey
Alyssa McDonald and Dan Stacey
Miles O’Neil, Erica Englert and Dave Englert
Check the MWF ‘Magazine’ website here for more info about the other mags involved.
YELLING AT STARS DVD LAUNCH, CLUBHOUSE, CARRIAGEWORKS, 27 MAY 2010
Performance Space graciously put on this little event for us in their new space, ClubHouse. We were delighted to have creator Willoh S. Weiland up from Melbourne to have a chat. There was also a screening of the DVD and a bit of a Q&A with Willoh afterwards. Thanks especially to Georgie Meagher for all her work.
Photos by Lucy Parakhina
Willoh S. Weiland
Willoh and Thea
Alice Gage and Willoh S.
JANUS FACES LAUNCH, BILL& GEORGE, REDFERN, 1ST APRIL 2010
Featuring a Chat Roulette lab by I Can Draw You A Picture, hosted by Sexy Time (a two-man fortune telling team) and Eduardo Internet. SPOD was ill, sadly.
More photos of the launch can be found on Two Thousand’s event blog.
CABINET MAGAZINE SYDNEY LAUNCH, 4TH JULY 2009
Eddie, Nadia, Jasper and Alice would like to thank everyone that came along and/or helped on the night, particularly Jack Jeweller from Black&Blue, Raquel Welch, Cecily Hardy, Eden Falk, Charlie Garber and Jane Coakley from SymbioticA who came all the way from WA for the event. It was a really splendid night.
Eddie setting up
Thanks to Claudia for womanning the magazine table.
Dance it off
EDITION ZERO LAUNCHES
Pigeon Ground, Sydney, November 6 2008
The Sydney launch
couldn’t have better with such a beautiful venue, amazing
food provided by the Falconer Cafe in Darlinghurst and wine
provided by Cooks Lot. The performances by Eddie Sharp and
Eden Falk brought the whole thing together, and everyone
had a great night. Thanks to Rosie Fisher and Kell Doley.
Eddie Sharp and Eden Falk
George, Agatha and Tim - the lovely people of Pigeon Ground (the best record and vintage store this side of 1968!)
Folks standing around drinking (thanks Nick for the playlist *Careless... yeass!*)
WHAT A BLOODY AWESOME NIGHT! THANKS SO MUCH TO PIGEON GROUND!
Wardlow Art Residence, Melbourne, October 30 2008
The Melbourne launch was a delight, especially with The Broadside Push as house band. The kranski barbeque also went down particularly well, although not surprisingly because kranskis are delicious. Our MC Briohny Doyle did a fantastic job, as did Justin Haezlewood, Courtney Collins and The Suitcase Royale. It was a bloody lovely night.
The Broadside Push’s first set
Alice Gage reading Eddie Sharp’s erotic fan fiction
Kitty Hazell running the kranski barbeque in the courtyard
Dannie doing a splendid job on the busy bar
MC Briohny being awesome
Courtney Collins reading her piece about Harry Houdini
The Suitcase Royale and Space Ghost
A stalker-esque series of out-of-focus photos of Justin Haezlewood at the pub afterwards in lieu of ones of him reading his peice - Oxford Mens College Entrance Exam Questions 1957-1967 As Answered By Contemporary Musicians: Question 5 - Do you believe that the string quartet is music at its highest? To which Justin answered an emphatic No.
THANK YOU KITTY, THANK YOU EVERYBODY, AND THANK YOU WARDLOW FOR HAVING US
TINA Festival, Newcastle, NSW, October 6 2008
Edition Zero was very successfully brought into the world at TINA on the 3rd October by the steady hands of obstetrician Cab Sav. Thanks so very much to Zoe, Mish, Rosie and Eddie, to Justin Hazlewood and all the performers. It was a totally capital party.
This man won some undies and put them on his head
Zoe Coombs Marr
WHAT A FANTASTICO NIGHT!
The mag at the zine fair on Sunday
‘CENTREFOLDS’ ART AUCTION FUNDRAISER, 2007
Wardlow Art Residence, Fitzroy, Melbourne
porn / pin up / poster / propaganda
The night was a complete success:
1) the bar ran out of booze and glasses
2) the auctioneer was so boozed he forgot what he was selling
3) the adult youth of today ended up in g-strings and gaffer tape
4) many lovely people bought works, which was no simple task as you had to get through the boozed auctioneer and his quite-naked helpers
A New Australian Thank Tank
Firstly to the incredibly generous artists for donating their works - we are honoured. To Brodie and the Wardlow artists. To Renan and Claypots Restaurant for sponsoring our wine. To Alexi, or centrefold model, Kat and Steve. To the Adult Youth of Today, Jean-Paul, Danni and Tim on the bar, Kaila and Raffi, Corey for his hands. Kate Freeth for the screenprinter and Anthony Mackey for his iron. Jasmin and Nick and Callum.
Thank you for coming and making party with us.
Alice & Josee
Wardlow on Saturday after clean