Melbourne Festival 2016 — for a town where small is big

Jonathanweb Holloway _ cr. Toni Wilkinson

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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7 things you didn't know about Senator Mitch Fifield


1. The Victorian senator, Mitchell “Mitch” Fifield is the brand new Federal Arts Minister replacing the hugely unpopular Senator George Brandis who stripped $105 million in arts funding from the Australia Council, most of it affecting small to medium companies. Fifield  was appointed Arts Minister today by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull who also appointed Fifield the Minister

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Do the right thing: Your guide to arts etiquette


Daily Review‘s occasional column Do The Right Thing provides practical solutions to the dilemmas and misunderstandings that can arise when artists and audiences come face to face in the real world. If you are confused as to how to negotiate your way in your art world interactions please submit your problem(s) to

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