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The Substation is a dynamic and unique contemporary arts space, offering the latest in art, theatre, music, talks, dance, ideas and cabaret.

WHAT'S ON AT THE SUBSTATION

JULY AUGUST
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WORDS & MUSIC –

HANNAH KENT AND LIOR

Saturday 26 July 5.00pm

Presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre, join debut novelist Hannah Kent, whose book Burial Rights has been an international sensation, and ARIA-award nominated singer and songwriter Lior, whose first album Autumn Flow is one of the most successful Australian releases in recent history, as they share their personal musical and literary inspirations.

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THE BLACK SORROWS

Friday 1 August 8.00pm

Since their formation in 1984, The Black Sorrows have toured Australia more times than anyone can remember, played sold out shows across Europe, won the ARIA for Best Band, and sold more than a million albums worldwide. Celebrating 50 years in the industry, join Joe Camilleri and the band in an unforgettable night of Australian blues and rock.

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SOLO/GROUP EXHIBITION

Friday 11 July - Sunday 3 August

Selected from The Substation's Open Call program. Featuring works from Ka-Yin Kwok, Justine Makdessi, Nina Ross, Roberta Rich, Matthew Berka, Damian Dillon, Rebecca Shanahan, Saskia Doherty, Diego Ramirez, Trudy Moore and Jacqui Shelton.

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SCAP VOLUNTEER CALLOUT

Closes Friday 8 August

Are you dynamic, positive and passionate about the arts? Want to be part of The Substation's largest event of the year? We're now recruiting volunteers to assist with The Substation Contemporary Art Prize for 2014. If this sounds like you, click on the below link for more info. We'd love for you to join us for this very special event!

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WAGONS

Saturday 9 August 8.00pm

Lauded as one of Australia's great bands, Wagons head to The Substation in support of their new album Acid Rain and Sugar Cane. Expect a show both turbulent and intricate; a controlled calamity, a triumph and an entertaining ride in the best possible way. Be sure to book your place for this bulldozer of a bill.

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JAKE CLEMONS

Thursday 14 August 8.00pm

Proudly carrying on his family’s rockin’ musical legacy, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jake Clemons, embarks on his first Australian Tour in support of his debut self-released EP “Embracing Light”. Be sure not to miss this critically acclaimed musician in this special one night only performance.

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THE SUBSTATION CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE (SCAP) 2014

Saturday 16 August - Sunday 12 October, Opening Friday 15 August 6.00pm

Now in its fourth year, The Substation is proud to present SCAP - an annual national non-acquisitive award established to recognise innovation in contemporary art practice.

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FAMILY ART DAY

Sunday 17 August
11.00am and 1.00pm

If it’s a creative day for the whole family you’re looking for, head to The Substation for Family Art Day! Hands-on activities and family friendly gallery tours are all part of this creative, fun session. Family Art Day is created especially for children aged 5-10 years, accompanied by a participating adult. Places are limited so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!

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MARK SEYMOUR TRIO

Friday 22 August 8.00pm

Acclaimed singer and songwriter Mark Seymour has followed up his successful 18 years with Hunters & Collectors with a vibrant solo recording career. Internationally regarded as one of Australia’s best singer/songwriters, Mark continues to draw audiences with his intense, passionate vocals delivered with a measure of wry humour.

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TWO MORTALS

Thursday 28 August - Saturday 30 August 7.30pm

Following a sell-out season at La Mama in 2013, Two Mortals returns with cheekiness, wit and wisdom for a fresh look at mortality. Created from interviews with people who work and live with mortality everyday, this multi character performance uses headphone verbatim technique. Come early and be part of the script!

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