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Dom Chambers live in Melbourne

For the first time in almost three years, star of America’s Got Talent and The Illusionists on Broadway, Dom Chambers is doing some live shows in Melbourne and we couldn’t be more excited. He’s bringing his show, “A Boy and His Deck” to The Melbourne International...
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Circus of Illusion coming to Melbourne

Looking for something magical these school holidays? Circus of Illusion arrives at The Palms at Crown Melbourne these school holidays from the 12 – 13 Jan. Four shows only don’t delay book your tickets now! Escape into a world where sawdust and sequins join cutting...
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Magicians at Work – Online & Sold Out

The ever popular monthly Showcase of new magic presented by The Australian Institute of Magic is on Zoom tomorrow night and completely SOLD OUT at 500 tickets. It’s clear there is a need for interactive entertainment with a sense of community as Zoom Magic Shows are becoming more...
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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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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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