New comedy series “The Family Law,” based on Benjamin Law’s memoir, is Australia’s answer to Fresh Off The Boat”


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Australia is getting its own TV version of Fresh Off The Boat. Based on the bestselling memoir by Benjamin Law, The Family Law is a drama-comedy series set on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast over one hot summer, following “a sprawling Chinese-Australian family of seven who are unlike any you’ve ever met.

The Family Law unfolds in the dysfunctional and hilarious world of the Law family — as seen through the eyes of 14-year-old Benjamin Law. As Benjamin dreams of soap opera stardom, his parents contemplate separation. Over the course of one unforgettable summer, the self-absorbed clarinet-playing teenager increasingly finds himself embroiled in other people’s dramas, usually with disastrous results.

The six-episode series premieres on January 14 on SBS. Here’s a trailer:

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Artist Profile: Cai Guoqiang “Falling Back to Earth” exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery

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Renowned contemporary Chinese artist Cai Giuoqiang takes visitors to the Queensland Art Gallery on an immersive journey with his new epic-proportioned exhibition, “Falling Back to Earth.” Known for projects of similar scope such as his 6-mile long gunpowder fuse for Projects for Extra Terrestrials, Cai fully utilized the entire 3,000-square meter ground floor of the Gallery of Modern Art, filling it with 99 life-sized replicas of animals, water and sand to create the contemplative scene.

Exhibition curator Russell Storer describes Falling Back to Earth as a “seemingly a peaceful gathering of predator and prey, the menagerie of heritage conveys an almost reverential solemnity, in a lyrical utopian vision loaded with uncertainty.”

The combination of sand and pristine blue water was inspired by Cai’s visits to the lakes he saw while traveling around the islands of Moreton Bay in Southeast Queensland. His large-scale use of lifelike animal replicas to comment on living beings as a whole was also seen back in 2008 through Head On, commissioned for the Deutsche Guggenheim.

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Korean contestant Dami Im becomes Australia’s “X-Factor” winner

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To the delight of her many fans, Korean contestant Dami Im won Australia’s X-Factor this week.

The 25-year-old singer was born in South Korea and moved to Australia at the young age of 9. The Sydney Morning Herald notes that Im was teased because of her accent when she arrived in Australia and now suffers from shyness.

Luckily, her humble personality was loved by many. In fact, The Guardian has named Im “the least annoying winner in Australian reality TV history.

But before she won the love of the public, Im first won over the judges during her audition piece. Though the judges admit to having low expectations, they were blown away when Im belted out Mariah Carey’s “Hero” and were quick to give her a standing ovation.

At one point during “bootcamp”, Im was sent home for forgetting the lyrics.  However, a contestant dropped out and she was able to return to the show and and gain her victory.

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Korean contestant Dami Im becomes Australia’s “X-Factor” winner