Head On Festival returns in 2019

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Festivals, News & Commentary |

The Head On photo festival returns to Sydney to celebrate its 10th anniversary this May. The festival presents curated exhibitions featuring contemporary fine art photography, portraiture and photojournalism. Features of the program include an exhibition of works by internationally celebrated German-Australian fashion photographer Helmut Newton (1920-2004), David Bowie by renowned Japanese artist Masayoshi Sukita, Walkley Award

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Parrtjima – A Festival in Light announces 2019 program

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The program for this year’s iteration of Parrtjima – A Festival in Light has been unveiled. The festival aims to showcase some of the oldest continuous cultures on Earth though the newest technology, against the backdrop of the MacDonnell Ranges. Creative director Rhoda Roberts returns to curate her third Parrtjima, which this year is themed

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2019 Stella Prize longlist announced

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News & Commentary |

The longlist for the annual Stella Prize celebrating Australian women’s contribution to literature has been announced. This is the award’s seventh year. The longlist was drawn from over 170 entries. This year’s judges are writer, editor and award co-founder Louise Swinn, writer Michelle de Kretser, journalist and ABC presenter Daniel Browning, investigative journalist Kate McClymont and Head

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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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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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The bling and kerching at Sydney Contemporary this weekend

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Exhibitions, News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

The fourth, and now annual, Sydney Contemporary 2018 officially opened last night and seems to have firmly cemented itself as Australia’s pre-eminent art fair following the scale down of Melbourne’s Art Fair which has been running since the late 1980s. The giant art sale at Sydney’s Carriageworks in Redfern which runs until Sunday actually kicked

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Film inspirations, revivals and new works in Melbourne 2019 theatre seasons

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News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

Melbourne’s two major subsidised theatre companies – Melbourne Theatre Company and Malthouse – revealed their 2019 seasons this week and if they have two things in common, it’s that theatre inspired by and/or made popular by screen versions shows no sign of waning in popularity and neither company features a big name movie star on its brochure cover. FILMIC INSPIRATIONS MALTHOUSE, which

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