Shepparton gets a new arts ‘beacon in the landscape’

News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

The northern Victorian town of Shepparton – long home to the canned fruit industry and an enlightened attitude to welcoming refugees – has chosen architects Denton Corker Marshal to design its new Shepparton Art Museum (known as SAM) replacing its exisiting gallery of the same name. SAM has a national reputation for its ceramics collection and annual ceramics prizes. A seven member

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Opera Australia announces new CEO

News & Commentary, Opera, Stage |

Opera Australia today announced that Rory Jeffes will be joining the company as CEO, replacing Craig Hassall. Hassall left the company in February this year, to take up the post of Chief Executive of London’s Royal Albert Hall. OA’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini has been interim CEO since Hassall’s departure. Jeffes comes to OA from the Sydney Symphony, where he’s

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Win tickets to NGV Friday Nights with Van Gogh and Toby Martin


Experience Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Van Gogh and the Seasons after-hours, every Friday from 28 April – 7 July. Enjoy classical string quartet recitals, drop into exhibition talks, grab a bite to eat and wrap up your night with live performances by international and Australian acts in the Great Hall. On May 5, Australian singer-songwriter and

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