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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Belvoir announces its 2019 season focussing on the ‘now’

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News & Commentary |

Sydney’s Belvoir Belvoir St Theatre announced its 2019 season tonight. It begins with the world premiere of COUNTING & CRACKING, created in conjunction with CuriousWorks. Presented at Sydney’s Town Hall and co-commission by CIAF, Sydney Festival and Adelaide Festival, this “epic production” will comprise theatre, music, dancing and food, “on a scale not seen before”.

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Sidney Myer Fellowships announced with Sarah Blasko, Nicola Gunn and Anna Krien among recipients

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Music, News & Commentary, Stage, Visual Arts |

Eight mid-career artists have been announced as the 2018 Sidney Myer Creative Fellows. They are: Sarah Blasko, Vic, Music; Merindah Donnelly, Qld, Dance; Nicola Gunn, Vic, Theatre; Jonathan Jones, NSW, Visual Arts; Anna Krien, Vic, Writing; James Mangohig, NT, Music & Community and Cultural Development; S.J Norman, Vic, Live Art; and Nick Power, NSW Dance.

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