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30 international artists to track in 2018

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News & Commentary, Stage, Visual Arts |

As I type, artists are positively changing our shared world. They are out there contributing toward peace, making work in conflict zones, growing understanding and awareness, facing misrepresentation, and organising for social change. Last summer I wrote about the international project Global Water Dances as an example of collective impact by artists; now I present

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Whist theatre review (Sydney Festival, Carriageworks)

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Enter the Whist performance space at Carriageworks and guides invite you to move around and inspect the sculptures placed around the room. You walk around touching black and cream, marble-like material shaped into cubes and strangely curved objects. Some appear partially submerged under the floor. The show is created by the UK-based experimental dance company

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It’s 2018 and sadly, we’re still asking for your support

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We’ve said it before and sadly, we’re still banging on about it. As tax-payer funded arts companies and organisations devote increasing marketing budgets to Google, Facebook and their own marketing websites, arts journalism is still on a life line. Ironically, last May the Confederation of Australian State Theatre Companies (CAST) wrote an open letter to Fairfax Media asking for it to

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SA Arts sector launches its own long term creative plan

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Music, News & Commentary, Stage, Visual Arts |

A wide-ranging, long-term vision for the arts in South Australia will be launched tonight (Wednesday, December 13)  by the Arts Industry Council for SA (AICSA), which believes an “overarching arts and culture policy” is needed to ensure the sector thrives. ‘Creative South Australia: A Vision for the Arts’ is a new document that outlines the strengths

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