Friday, April 3, 2020

NGV’s Drop-by Drawing program goes online by Arts Review

The National Gallery of Victoria has launched a new four-part virtual series of its popular Drop-by Drawing program. This virtual iteration of the program invites audiences to watch a video …

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Laura Jean McKay: The Animals in That Country by Arts Review

Bold, exhilarating, and wholly original, Laura Jean McKay’s The Animals in That Country asks what would happen, for better or worse, if we finally understood what animals were saying. Out…

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Bell Shakespeare launches short film festival for students by Arts Review

Calling all budding young filmmakers! National theatre company Bell Shakespeare has announced a film festival where students are in the director’s seat. Open to primary and secondary schoo…

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Australia Council announces Four Year Funding 2021-24 by Arts Review

The Australia Council has announced the 144 arts organisations that will receive a share of $31.7M per annum in funding offered through the revised Four Year Funding for Organisations progra…

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Vale Bruce Dawe, Australia’s ‘Poet of Suburbia’ by Arts Review

“Katrina, I had in mind a prayer, but only this came,” Bruce Dawe wrote to his infant daughter, new-born, in intensive care, her life in the balance, declaring as poets must that their p…

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Local Artists funded by HOTA’s Rage Against the V(irus) Artist Fund by Arts Review

Home of the Arts (HOTA) has revealed the first recipients of its Rage Against the V(irus) Artist Fund who will receive up to $1000 cash toward nominated projects. Announced last month, the f…

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Montaigne to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 by Arts Review

After the unprecedented cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest this year, SBS has announced that art-pop singer-songwriter Montaigne will still get her shot at Eurovision glory, when th…

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Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival to take a breather in 2020 by Arts Review

Adelaide’s annual Cabaret Fringe Festival has been cancelled for 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Now in its 12th year, the Cabaret Fringe features the best of hom…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Edinburgh’s August festivals will not take place in 2020 by Arts Review

For the first time in over 70 years, the five festivals that transform Edinburgh into the world’s leading cultural destination every August are not going ahead this year due to concerns ar…

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Yarra Valley Writers Festival to be streamed live this May by Arts Review

Yarra Valley Writers Festival are celebrating authors and their incredible stories in a full day of live streamed talks, conversations and performances on Saturday 9 May 2020. Due to COVID-1…

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Your guide to the 2020 Stella Prize by Arts Review

Now in its eighth year, the influential and a much-loved feature of the Australian literary calendar, the Stella Prize has announced the six extraordinary books by Australian women on the 20…

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MSO presents A Night (in) with the Symphony: Stravinsky Double-Bill by Arts Review

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra invites music lovers to keep the music going this Thursday evening (2 April 2020) at 7.30pm with a special online premiere concert featuring a Stravinsky dou…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Australia Council announces new Resilience Fund and re-opens Arts and Disability Mentorships by Arts Review

The Australia Council has announced a Resilience Fund of approximately $5 million for artists and arts organisations to support their livelihoods, practice and operations during the COVID-19…

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Great first time to try: travel writing from the home by Arts Review

Being in isolation might be a great time to try something new. In this series, we get the basics on hobbies and activities to start while you’re spending more time at home. While many are …

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Melbourne Fringe announces new dates and extra support for artists in 2020 by Arts Review

Australia’s largest independent arts festival, Melbourne Fringe, is moving its 2020 festival dates and offering support to artists who are facing challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis. Now…

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Annabelle Collett: Creator and Catalyst by Arts Review

Annabelle Collett (1955-2019) was a South Australian designer and artist whose work embraced art, design and craft. Her fashion designs and particularly her dramatic knitwear produced under …

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Biennale of Sydney announces first online programming by Arts Review

The Biennale of Sydney has announced initial details of how it is taking the 22nd edition online through a series of activations and experiences. From Monday 6 April 2020, online programming…

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2020 Helpmann Awards Cancelled by Arts Review

Live Performance Australia (LPA) has announced the annual Helpmann Awards will not be presented in 2020. The decision to cancel this year’s presentation is in response to the COVID-19 publ…

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NETS Victoria announces new leadership structure and new online program by Arts Review

A new leadership structure has been adopted by NETS Victoria with two new advisory committees being appointed with a focus on the Artistic Program and Fundraising. Penny Teale has been elect…

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Adelaide Festival 60 Years: 1960 – 2020 by Arts Review

The Adelaide Festival is as much shaped by people and place as it in turn shapes people and place; its identity is a weird and wild shifting thing. It is not owned by one individual, but bel…

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Artists phone in for What A Wonderful World by Arts Review

As a response to the devastation that COVID-19 is having on the arts and entertainment industry, John Foreman’s Aussie Pops Orchestra and friends have “phoned in” an isolation orchestr…

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On the Couch with Mia Heathcote by Arts Review

Who is Mia Heathcote? Mia is a passionate dancer, a creative person and a loving family member and friend. What would you do differently from what you do now? I would try and let go of contr…

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

From Mahler to Madonna, Bach to Buckley – the QSO-solation playlist is here! by Arts Review

From the people who really know and love their music, comes the ultimate playlist for the next few months – from Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s musicians comes the QSO-solation Playlist…

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As we turn to creativity in isolation, the coronavirus is a calamity on top of an arts crisis by Arts Review

Some years ago, I travelled to Israel for a conference on dramaturgy. Losing my way at the train station, I was rescued by a soldier who chatted with me all the way to Tel Aviv. I dreaded wh…

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37th Annual Green Room Awards Online Awards Presentation by Arts Review

With the onslaught of COVID-19 and the mass shutdown of public events across Victoria and the country, including the planned Green Room Awards Ceremony which was to take place tonight (Monda…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

MQFF announces 2020 Award Winners by Arts Review

Despite the 2020 Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) being suspended due to COVID-19, MQFF has celebrated the brightest queer voices and filmmaking talent in Australia by announcing their J…

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Twenty Australian Musicals to celebrate World Theatre Day by Arts Review

In celebration of World Theatre Day – Australian Arts Review takes a look at twenty musicals developed in Australia. The Adventures of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie and Little Ragged Blossom:…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

The power of proximity and the theatre of touch: what losing live audiences may mean for theatre by Arts Review

Being close to others is intrinsically associated with theatre. In Shakespeare’s London, theatre gatherings were condemned by the Puritans as evil. They thought the plague spread by theatr…

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Australia Council announces COVID-19 Response Package by Arts Review

The Australia Council has announced its first Response Package to support artists, arts practitioners, arts groups and arts organisations coping with the impact of COVID-19. In the last week…

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2020 Indie Book Awards Winners Announced by Arts Review

Australian independent booksellers, members of Leading Edge Books, have announced There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett (Hachette Australia) as their favourite book from last year, and the w…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A Season Update from Queensland Ballet by Arts Review

Queensland Ballet has announced a raft of changes to its 2020 season in light of the unfolding COVID-19 situation. Artistic Director Li Cunxin AO said the decisions have been made following …

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