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Mitch Cairns wins Archibald Prize 2017

News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

Mitch Cairns has been announced as the winner of the 96th annual Archibald Portrait Prize for his portrait of his partner, artist Agatha Gothe-Snape. The Sydney-born artist had been considered a front-runner by many industry experts. Cairns and Gothe-Snape have collaborated previously, and their work was both seen in this year’s The National: new Australian Art.

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Daily Review’s new look What’s On invites you to list your event for free

News & Commentary |

Daily Review has re-launched our What’s On page, and streamlined the design to make it easier for readers to learn what’s happening around the country. Users can now search listings by both location and by genre. We’ve always been passionate about ensuring our readers are able to “get amongst it” and experience the best cultural events happening around

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You can now holiday at Darryl Kerrigan’s Bonnie Doon retreat

Film, News & Commentary, Screen |

Last year, Darryl Kerrigan’s home from the beloved 1997 film The Castle came under threat of demolition. The house, currently located in Strathmore, Victoria, the house will now be auctioned off tomorrow. But if your budget doesn’t quite extend to purchasing a piece of Australian cinematic history, you can have your own cinematic experience by renting Darryl’s holiday house

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Jack Nicholson was on to water skullduggery long before the ABC’s Linton Besser

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News & Commentary, Screen, TV |

As this clip from Roman Polanski’s 1974’s Chinatown shows, Jack Nicholson, playing private detective Jake Gittes in parched and corrupt 1930s California, was a fine role model for ABC reporter Linton Besser (pictured below). While Besser lacked Jack’s tailored suits, classic Ray Bans and sticking plaster across his nose last night on Four Corners‘ Pumped: Who is benefitting from the

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Watch Mariana Bisti’s meditative exploration of Hong Kong by drone

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News & Commentary, Screen |

The Greek architect Mariana Bisti, shot this footage of Kong Kong in February this year while on a 10-week artist residency at the city’s Baptist University’s Academy of Visual Arts. “After my first week there, having spent hours and hours exploring and observing the city’s vastness and density from the ground level with my DSLR camera and notebook,

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Helpmann Award Winners 2017: full list


Barrie Kosky’s production of Saul, which had its Australian premiere at Adelaide Festival, has dominated this year’s Helpmann Awards, picking up six awards, including Best Direction of an Opera and Best Opera. The winners of the awards were revealed tonight at a ceremony at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Leah Purcell’s much-awarded stage adaptation of The Drover’s Wife was a

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Pachyderm by Hugh McGinlay book extract – the crime capers continue

Books, Fiction |

Pachyderm is the second novel of Melbourne writer and musician Hugh McGinlay. As part of Daily Review‘s highlighting of work by self-published writers or those produced by small publishers, this novel is published by threekookaburras. McGinlay’s previous novel was Jinx and Pachyderm follows his characters milliner Catherine Kint and her best pal and barman Boris Shakovsky in another Melbourne crime caper. The

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