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Melbourne Green Room awards dominated by My Fair Lady, Aladdin, King Roger, Split and Away


The annual Green Room awards for performance were announced in Melbourne last night with mulitple awards going to Opera Australia’s production of King Roger and its Julie Andrews directed musical My Fair Lady co-produced with John Frost. The Disney musical Aladdin was also a multi winner. In a strong year for Malthouse, the play Away, co-produced with Sydney Theatre Company, won

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Watch: How Drones will change cities

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This vision of the future is set out in ELEVATION, a new documentary created by the online UK architecture magazine Dezeen. “Aerial highways” will relieve pressure on roads as deliveries and human transportation take to the skies in unmanned electric vehicles. Architecture will change dramatically as the ground floor entrance is replaced by rooftop landing,

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Arts: from the miracle of number to the banality of metrics

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By Professor Julian Meyrick, Professor Robert Phiddian and Dr. Tully Barnett Flinders University  *** On March 2, Laboratory Adelaide, a Flinders University-based research team investigating the problem of demonstrating value in arts and culture, convened a Symposium “When did value become a number?”  It brought together scientists, philosophers, political analysts, economists, artists, managers, statisticians, and

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Win tickets to the Australian Ballet’s ‘Murphy’ in Sydney

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The Australian Ballet is presenting the lavish and thrilling Murphy, a tribute in dance to the legendary dancer and choreographer Graeme Murphy in Melbourne this month and Sydney next month. In his 50 plus year career, Murphy has choreographed and directed dozens of dance and opera productions around the world with his signature physicality, humour and an unwavering commitment to

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Guess who’s going to the Venice Biennale?

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News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

The Australia Council announced the Australian artist to represent Australia at Venice Biennale 2019 this morning with a selection panel headed by artist Callum Morton choosing his Anna Schwartz Gallery stablemate, Angelica Mesiti. The curator of her show will be Juliana Engberg. The pair were selected by Morton and his panel as Australia’s representation at the 58th International

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Longlist for the 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards announced

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The Australian Publishers Association has announced the longlist for 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs). The list was voted for by the ABIA Academy, a group of publishers, booksellers, agents, media and industry representatives. A shortlist will be released on April 19 with the winners announced on May 3. ABIA LONGLIST 2018  Biography Book of the Year ·         A

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The 2018 Stella Prize shortlist of six announced

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The annual Stella Prize celebrating female writers has announced its shortlist from a longlist of 12 books and more than 170 original entries. The winner of the award, who will receive $50,000, will be announced at a ceremony in Sydney on April 12. Each shortlisted author receives $3000 in prize money, as well as a three-week writing retreat on the

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