Welcome to the Australian Institute of Magic

How’s Tricks?

Spectacular illusions, bamboozling tricks, and death-defying escapes — step behind the velvet curtain and be amazed as Australia’s magic history is revealed. Starting these winter school holidays at the State Library of NSW comes an incredible FREE exhibition of...
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Magic in Newcastle

JOEL HOWLETT IS BACK WITH HIS ONE MAN SHOW!!! JD’s World of Magic is bringing his one man show to Central Leagues on the 5th March 2021. The event starts at 6:30pm and the club has put together an amazing package that includes Dinner, Wine and a World Class Magic Show for...
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New research on pioneering women in Australian Magic

The Australian Performing Arts Collection is delighted to announce Cathy Pryor as the recipient of the 2021 Frank Van Straten Research Fellowship.Pryor’s work Rare Flowers and Golden Butterflies will focus on the careers of three women in magic; Esme Levante, Myrtle Roberts and...
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Adam Mada on Skit This

AIM Member Adam Mada is appearing everywhere at the moment! From his virtual show at the Sydney Opera House, to his role on the soon to return Harry Potter stage show in Melbourne… and now he has made a special guest appearance on the YouTube kids show ‘Skit...
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Mark Wilson 1929-2021

From Mark’s son Greg, comes this beautiful tribute: To Our Magical Friends…Dad always said, “The best kind of legend to be is a Living Legend”. But sadly, as of Tuesday, January 19th at 4:40pm, Husband of Nani, Father of Mike & Greg, Legendary Magician, Author,...
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COVIDSafe guidelines for Magician

As the peak industry body for magicians in Australia, a team from The Australian Institute of Magic headed by David Chandler has created a set of guidelines specifically relating to performing magicians. You can download Version 1.2 (created on December 7, 2020) by CLICKING HERE.
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Friday Night Magic Continues

As Melbourne slowly moves out of Stage 4 Lockdown The Laneway Theatre will continue to provide quality family entertainment via Zoom until it’s safe to return to in-person shows. This Friday night they celebrate the end of Stage 4 (fingers crossed) with a massive...
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Tannen’s Magic Camp

For the first time in 46 years, Tannen’s Magic Camp, is going ONLINE! The lectures, workshops, classes and shows from our traditional sleep-away camp will be offered this summer for FREE to young magicians from 10-20 years old across the globe. Over the course of one...
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Sign up now – learn magic!

Magicians at Work is coming back for 2020 to Arts Centre Melbourne and with it is the very popular program for kids – AIM JUNIORS. AIM Juniors is an initiative of The Australian Institute of Magic created to encourage and develop young performers in the art of magic, to see...
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Ron Dorre

We are very saddened at the news of the passing of beloved AIM Member Ron Dorre. Ron was instrumental in the success of The Australian Institute of Magic as a very pro-active committee member, and he was key to the growth of the Melbourne Magic Festival as our main videographer...
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Remembering Rex Reeve

When I was asked to say a few words about Rex today my first thought was ‘How do you sum up Rex in a couple of minutes?’ I first met him in the late 70’s at The Magic Circle meeting when we met in at the YWCA. This little guy walked in and introduced himself and proceeded to show...
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Mark Kalin of The Illusionists

Mark Kalin of The Illusionists 1903 – FREE!

The Illusionists 1903: Mark Kalin in Conversation Join star of The Illusionists 1903 Mark Kalin in this intimate and exclusive event at The Victorian Arts Centre on Thursday 7 January 2016, 5pm Don’t miss Mark Kalin chatting about his life in magic, his journey getting to the top...
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The Cups & Balls – An Online Museum Exhibit

Thanks to David Ben and the amazing work of Magicana, the history of the oldest magic trick in the world – The Cups and Balls – is being preserved online for generations to come. CLICK HERE to visit this amazing multimedia exhibit and not only will you be entertained...
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Massive Magic Auction – June 14

Open to all Magicians. If you have something to sell, bring it along and turn it into money (First come – First served) If you are looking for that something extra for your show, it could be here. Illusions both big and small will be going under the hammer. If ou have...
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Compete at the World Championships of Magic

Would you like to compete in the World Championships of Magic in Italy this year?  Do you live in Australia or New Zealand? The Australian Institute of Magic is now taking video submissions from magicians interested in competing in the 2015 FISM World Championships of Magic to be...
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