Whiteley forgery trial book wins Walkley best arts journalism prize

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News & Commentary |

The second annual Walkley Arts Journalism Award was announced in Sydney last night with Melbourne arts journalist Gabriella Coslovich winning for her investigative book Whiteley on Trial (MUP). READ OUR Q AND A WITH GABRIELLA COSLOVICH ABOUT RESEARCHING AND WRITING WHITELEY ON TRIAL  The Walkley-Pascall Award for Arts Criticism, inaugurated in 1988 as the Pascall Prize, was won by Sydney writer Delia Falconer for her Sydney

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Helpmann Awards: Beautiful and Muriel’s Wedding musicals and Bennelong the big winners

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The musical import Beautiful edged out the home grown musical Muriel’s Wedding The Musical at the annual Helpmann Awards held in Sydney on Monday and (in a new award system) Sunday nights. Beautiful won six awards in the musicals category over both nights to Muriel’s’ five. At last night’s awards at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney for the ‘big’ awards, Beautiful won best

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Geoffrey Rush pulls out of MTC’s upcoming Twelfth Night

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News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

Geoffrey Rush, currently pursuing a defamation action against News Limited’s The Daily Telegraph for its reporting of a complaint of alleged “inappropriate behaviour” by a fellow cast member during a Sydney Theatre Company show in 2015, has withdrawn from Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Twelfth Night due to open on November 12. In a statement (reproduced below), Rush said the reason was due to medical

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New Melbourne International Film Festival director appointed

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Film, News & Commentary, Screen |

The board of Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has announced the appointment of Al Cossar as the festival’s new artistic director. He takes up the position formally in October. Cossar has been acting as interim artistic director of this year’s festival for the outgoing MIFF director, Michelle Carey, who took maternity leave in October 2017. She has held the

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Today is World Refugee Day: you can help

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News & Commentary |

Today is World Refugee Day, and apparently a ‘record’ that has been broken. A new United Nations report overnight calculates that, in 2017, the number of people forcibly displaced from their homes around the globe came in at a record rate of 44,400 per day. There are no World Cups or gold medals in this

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Walkley arts journalism awards shortlist announced

News & Commentary |

The nominees for the the Walkley Arts Journalism Award and the Walkley-Pascall Award for Arts Criticism have been announced. The prizewinners will be announced on July 18 with the winner of both categories receiving a $5000 prize from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. ARTS JOURNALISM SHORTLIST (ALL MEDIA) Kate Blackmore, ABC Arts iview, “The Movement: Thomas Bradley”

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