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The Golden Age Returns

After having to postpone the grand opening of it’s fantastic new magic exhibit ‘How’s Tricks’ due to the lockdown, The State Library of NSW has finally reopened and extended the exhibition. You now have until March 27, 2022 to get to Sydney and check this...
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Esme Levante on ABC Radio

The illusory life of magician Esme Levante Jumping from a high diving board in handcuffs and chains or escaping from a padlocked trunk was not the usual pathway for a young woman in the 1930s and 40s. But for Esme Levante, escapologist, magician and cabaret artist,  it was...
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Ace McDermott

We have just heard the unfortunate news of yet another magician succumbing to Covid19. Australian magician, based in the Philippines, Ace McDermott passed away yesterday leaving his wife and small children. Ace was a very busy performer on the corporate and cruise ship scene, and...
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Kindred Spirits

Here is a ten minute video featuring two icons of the Melbourne magic scene, Sam Angelico and Ross Skiffington
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The End of an Era

The magic world is in mourning with the passing of Siegfired Fischbacher, of the Siegfried & Roy, who died from cancer in Las Vegas at the age of 81. Tributes have been pouring in from all over the world as magicians, celebrities, and magic fans alike speak of how Siegfried...
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Congratulations Tony Finch

AIM Member Tony Finch has just been awarded ‘Children’s Entertainer of the Year – New South Wales’ in the 2021 Australian Enterprise Awards. Congratulations Tony and if you are in Sydney looking for a great kids entertainer JUST CLICK THIS LINK!
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Cosentino is trapped in the jungle!

  AIM Member and Official Patron of the Melbourne Magic Festival, Cosentino, has just been announced as the latest intruder in the TV reality show ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’. “I was an outsider at school, got into entertainment to be part of...
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Joel Howlett wins CONDA Award

Exciting news! AIM Member  Joel Howlett won a CONDA (City Of Newcastle Drama Association) AWARD last night for “Best Special Theatrical Event of 2018”. Joel says “It was a big honour and quite a surprise as I was up against some very big production shows and...
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Cosentino Signing Event

Are you a Believer? Cosentino, The Grand Illusionist, will be doing a ‘Mysterious World Of Cosentino’ book signing at Big W, Southland Shopping Centre, from 12noon to 1pm on December 8th. Lock the date in, come say hi and get your kids book signed.  Also Box Set OUT NOW! Books...
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Tim Ellis featured in The Age

President of AIM, Tim Ellis, was featured in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald last weekend with a big cover story in MY CAREER. You can now view the story online by clicking here  
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Cosentino’s Next Kids Book Released

After his first book for kids, THE MISSING ACE, went on to become a best seller after being released in November last year, Cosentino The Grand Illusionist has now released the second book in the series.   “When Cosentino, the Grand Illusionist, receives a mysterious note,...
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Scamapalooza

Are you a fan of magic and all of its allied arts in the area of deceit, trickery and hustles? Then you need to subscribe to AIM Member Nicholas J Johnson’s fantastic podcast ‘Scamapalooza’ in which he interviews con artists, magicians, scam historians and other...
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Teller of Penn & Teller Magicians

How the magic began – Teller

The New York Magazine has been doing a series of profiles on how various celebrities got their start in their chosen fields. George Clooney, Don Rickles, Yoko Ono have all been profiled – now it’s Teller’s turn. As one half of the legendary magic duo Penn &...
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AIM featured in Leader Newspapers across Melbourne

To coincide with the launch of the new AIM Website, this great article about The Australian Institute of Magic and what a great artform magic is to learn came out this week in over a dozen local Leader Newspapers. If you’re interested in learning the art of magic, CLICK...
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