Features

SA Gallery director Nick Mitzevich says art made him a high school ‘freak’

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News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

Art Gallery of South Australia director Nick Mitzevich talks to Adelaide’s Rooster Radio about accidentally discovering art, shaking up the Adelaide establishment and why his proposed Adelaide Contemporary “energy pill” could be the symbol the state needs to rediscover its confidence. It may not exactly have been suffering for his art, but Nick Mitzevich certainly

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Is this what will open the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games?

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News & Commentary, Screen, Video Games |

One of the highlights of the Rio Olympics was the closing ceremony’s sneak-peek of Tokyo 2020’s opening event. In a few short minutes we were provided with something startlingly Japanese in every way imaginable. There was Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, decked out as Nintendo’s Mario, and a projection of Pac-Man running the sprint (surely a competitor

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Prince’s Paisley Park will open to the public

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Music, News & Commentary |

For three decades music fans have made a pilgrimage to Graceland, Elvis Presley’s former home and now museum in Memphis, Tennessee. But a new musical alter is about to open to worshipping devotees. Prince’s famed Minnesota compound, Paisley Park, will open its doors to public tours in October this year. According to the singer’s sister, giving the public

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Australia’s submission for 2017 Oscars revealed

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Film, News & Commentary, Screen |

Australian co-directors Bentley Dean and Martin Butler’s Vanuatu-set film Tanna has been revealed as Australia’s official submission for the 2017 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It will compete against other films from around the world to secure a nomination. The film is based on a true story from the people of Tanna in Vanuatu, which critics have called

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Reviews

Jess Ribeiro review (NGV, Melbourne)

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Live, Music, Reviews |
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The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne is a place for experimenting with all styles of art – and the mix of musicians it presents at its Friday Nights line up is no exception. The latest to hit the spotlight in the Great Hall under its high roof and dramatic stained glass by the artist Leonard French last Friday

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Embrace of the Serpent movie review

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Film, Reviews |
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Films about men against nature are not uncommon but this Columbian epic, nominated for an Oscar for best foreign-language film, is more than uncommon – you are unlikely to see anything like it again. Herzog’s Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, Kurasowa’s Dersu Uzala are all present in this film, but Ciro Guerra

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True West review (Powerhouse, Brisbane)

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Reviews, Stage, Theatre |
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See how these brothers love one another! One (Austin, played by Julian Curtis) is a meek-and-mild, mildly successful Hollywood scriptwriter and family man; the other (Lee, played by Thomas Larkin) is his cultural opposite, a big ne’er-do-well brute of a man, who arrives out of the blue at their mother’s house, where Austin is house-sitting

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