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Adrian Collette back in the frying pan as arts leader

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Music, News & Commentary, Stage, Visual Arts |

Former opera singer, publisher and long time CEO of Opera Australia, Adrian Collette, has been announced the new CEO of the Australia Council, the nation’s peak arts funding body, by the federal Arts Minister Senator Mitch Fifield. Collette replaces current CEO Mr Tony Grybowski whose term winds up on October 23. For about the last five years, Collette has been

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Neil Pigot Making Art No.7 Podcast: Questions of Value

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Music, News & Commentary, Screen, Visual Arts |

Daily Review presents actor Neil Pigot’s series of 60 minute podcasts in which he interviews artists from a range of disciplines about making art. In Episode Seven of Making Art he talks to academic and theatre director Julian Meyrick (co-author of the new book What Matters – Talking Value in Australian Culture) and Mark Williams (author of Falling Through

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Q and A: Conductor Douglas Boyd on musicians, mystery and Mozart

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Live, Music, News & Commentary |

Internationally renowned conductor Douglas Boyd (Artistic Director of Garsington Opera and Music Director of the Paris Chamber Orchestra) will lead a performance of Mozart’s last three symphonies at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday, September 28 at 7.30pm. We chat to Boyd about collaborating with Australian’s next generation of leading musicians, and his love of

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Julian Burnside Oration: Fear is the great threat to multiculturalism in Australia

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News & Commentary |

Last night, the human rights lawyer Julian Burnside QC gave the annual Walter Lipmann Oration at the Melbourne Town Hall presented by the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria. His speech is reproduced in its entirety below. In it, Burnside charts Australia’s inconsistent, if not volatile, approach to multiculturalism and how the John Howard Tampa affair has shaped

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