Head On Festival returns in 2019

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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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Midsumma Review: The Legend of Queen Kong

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This show crashes into Melbourne for Midsumma, flung from space via the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. The self-described space-fiction confidently incorporates diverse musical genres, large projections and Auslan to create an energised vision of queer and accessible futures. Calling itself a “modern mythology, a queer tale, an abstract adventure,” Queen Kong’s commitment to colliding space and time is

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Four reviews from the Jerome Bel ‘festival’ in Paris: witty, provocative and deliberately boring

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‘Portrait: Jérôme Bel’, Autumn Festival, Paris: ‘Disabled Theatre’, ‘Pichet Klunchun and Myself’, ‘The Show Must Go On’, ‘Un Spectacle en moins’ The Autumn Festival in Paris runs from September through December each year, staging contemporary dance, theatre, music and exhibitions in venues across the city and surrounding suburbs in the Île de France. The most

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SA artists ask for more money after Adelaide Festival success

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Record-breaking box-office figures for the 2017 Adelaide Festival and Fringe have added weight to the call for increased investment in South Australian artists, says the Arts Industry Council of SA chairperson Gail Kovatseff. At the weekend the Adelaide Festival announced a 2017 box office income of more than $4.08 million (excluding WOMADelaide) – the highest since

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Barrie Kosky’s opera smash-hit ‘Saul’ to headline Adelaide Festival 2017

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Saul; Christopher Purves,
David; Iestyn Davies,
Merab; Lucy Crowe,
Michal; Sophie Bevan,
Jonathan; Paul Appleby,
High Priest; Benjamin Hulett,
Witch of Endor; John Graham_Hall,

Anyone who was lucky enough to see David Sefton’s final program as artistic director of the Adelaide Festival last year, featuring Tanz Wuppertal Pina Bausch, the National Theatre of Scotland’s acclaimed James Plays, and a jaw-dropping arena spectacular by France’s Groupe F, will know that it was always going to be a tough act to

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Melbourne Festival 2016 — for a town where small is big

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New Melbourne Festival artistic director Jonathan Holloway unveiled his 2016 program tonight. The much travelled British director aims to show how there’s big thinking behind small-scale art this October.  What do you give to someone who has everything? It’s a question that’s been on the mind of the Melbourne Festival’s new director, Jonathan Holloway, except he’s not catering for just one tough customer,

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