Saturday, January 18, 2020

Top Picks for the 2020 Midsumma Festival by Arts Review

Celebrating LGBTQIA+ diverse journeys and communities, Midsumma will spotlight an array of spectacular performances, exhibitions, talks and social events, showcasing preeminent queer arts an…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

On the Couch with Ben Bennett by Arts Review

Who is Ben Bennett? I am a 25 year old Musical Theatre writer/performer from Sydney. I was born in England but grew up on a small Island off the coast of Townsville called Magnetic Island. W…

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The Campaign by Arts Review

Presented as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival Gavin Roach presents the Victorian premiere of The Campaign by Campion Decent at Gasworks Arts Park from 22 January 2020. In 1988 more than on…

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PICA’s FRINGE WORLD program celebrates Care, Confession and Community by Arts Review

Each year as part of FRINGE WORLD, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) presents a bespoke program for the adventurous. In 2020, PICA presents four Western Australian artists in four …

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On the Couch with Jacqui Green by Arts Review

Who is Jacqui Green? I am one of Australia’s leading choreographers, adjudicators, dancers and dance teachers. Most recently I choreographed the 2019 seasons of Les Misérables at the Nati…

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Queen Bette by Arts Review

Following three sold-out Sydney seasons, Queen Bette – the extraordinary one-woman show based on the life of Hollywood’s greatest and most fearless icon, Bette Davis, finally arrives at …

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MQFF 2020 – We’re Stories in Every Colour by Arts Review

Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) is marking its 30th festival by unveiling a new brand and marketing campaign that embodies the essence of queer film. Launched today, the new festival ta…

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The Life of Us by Arts Review

A modern-day musical that looks at how we love and what it means to be connected, 100 Coffees Productions and Neil Gooding Productions presents the world premiere of The Life of Us at the Ha…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Family Values by Arts Review

A blackly comic drama examining Australia’s inept response to the refugee crisis, Griffin Theatre Company presents Family Values – a new play by David Williamson at the SBW Stables Theat…

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On the Couch with Jeanette Cronin by Arts Review

Who is Jeanette Cronin? A very naughty person. Half the time I think I’m Bette Davis, till I realise I could never keep up. What would you do differently from what you do now? If I came ba…

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Artists help communities during a crisis, not hinder. Why are we still told they don’t matter? by Arts Review

Artists are again finding themselves at the receiving end of criticism over funding. A mural on the wall of a fire station funded through the Western Australia Percent for Art scheme has met…

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Black Swan State Theatre Company announces new Executive Director by Arts Review

After an extensive national and international recruitment process, Black Swan State Theatre Company of Western Australia has announced the appointment of Rick Heath as the Company’s new Ex…

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

H.M.S. Pinafore sails to Glen Street Theatre by Arts Review

Set sail on the high seas with Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved comedy of star-crossed lovers, mismatched marriages and mistaken identities. Award winning director, Kate Gaul, makes her Ha…

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Artlands 2020 | A Regional Juncture by Arts Review

Regional Arts Australia has announce that Artlands 2020 will culminate in a conference at Junction Arts Festival, in Lutruwita on Palawa country in north-east Tasmania in September 2020. Art…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Health and wellbeing feature strongly in latest Australia Council grants by Arts Review

Creative projects focused on ageing, mental health and connecting Australians are among the works funded by the Australia Council’s latest grant round investing $6.5 million in 186 project…

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On the Couch with Grayson Perry by Arts Review

Who is Grayson Perry? British artist, author, television presenter, sometimes cross dresser. What is Them and Us about? Them and Us is about the divisions in society, our need to have an in-…

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Jonathan Kim: Encounter by Arts Review

A solo exhibition by Adelaide-based artist Jonathan Kim, Encounter will be held at Linden New Art’s Projects Space from 23 January 2020. Jonathan was born and raised in South Korea and spe…

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

9 to 5 The Musical heads to Melbourne by Arts Review

Look out Melbourne – 9 to 5 The Musical is coming to Melbourne. Dolly Parton has announced that the smash-hit hilarious West End musical will play in Melbourne at Her Majesty’s Theatre f…

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The first line-up of artists announced for Fire Fight Australia by Arts Review

With so many lives lost, countless homes destroyed, an estimated one billion animals killed and around 11 million hectares of Australia’s pristine bushland razed, TEG Dainty and TEG Live…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

On the Couch with Alex Hooper by Arts Review

Who is Alex Hooper? I am an actor from Bristol in the UK, currently puppeteering Joey in the UK & International tour of War Horse. What would you do differently to what you do now? If I …

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CATS to take over St Kilda’s National Theatre by Arts Review

A fresh new interpretation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece CATS will take over St Kilda’s National Theatre this January for a limited season of only 10 shows. This new produ…

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TarraWarra Museum of Art reveals 2020 program by Arts Review

TarraWarra Museum of Art has revealed its exhibition program for 2020, with highlights including a collection show offering a new appraisal of the work of leading women artists; a major new …

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New opportunities open for contemporary music touring across Australia by Arts Review

Increased investment in contemporary music will enable more opportunities for Australian musicians to tour to more audiences in more destinations across Australia. As part of the Australian …

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Lady Tabouli by Arts Review

Exploring the complexities of culture, heritage and family, the National Theatre of Parramatta and Sydney Festival presents the world-premiere of James Elazzi’s Lady Tabouli at Parramatta…

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Creatives sought for YIRRAMBOI 2021 by Arts Review

YIRRAMBOI and the City of Melbourne are searching for inspiring creatives keen to take part in Australia’s premier First Nations Arts Festival – YIRRAMBOI 2021. Expressions of Interest f…

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War Horse by Arts Review

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s beloved novel, War Horse – the unforgettable theatrical event from the National Theatre of Great Britain returns to Australia this week with performances at M…

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Party Snake by Arts Review

Party Snake is more than just drunken rambles on the world they live in, but an intelligent deconstruction of the armour we must wear to navigate the world around us. Stomping onto a detaile…

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

On the Couch with Dino Dimitriadis by Arts Review

Who is Dino Dimitriadis? When I work that out, I promise to let you know. What would you do differently to what you do now? I’d drink less coffee and take more holidays. But I feel blessed…

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St Kilda Festival 2020 announces full line-up for 40th anniversary by Arts Review

Taking place on Sunday 9 February, the iconic St Kilda Festival has announced an incredible line-up for its 40th anniversary year. Attracting over 400,000 people to St Kilda’s picturesque …

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Surf music – in praise of strings, sand and the endless swell by Arts Review

The first tune I ever wrote – a proper tune, with an intro, verses, choruses and a middle bit – was a surfing instrumental. I have always been a pretty crappy singer, and I figured that …

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Shrek The Musical by Arts Review

The story of how a lonely green ogre and a beautiful fairy-tale princess find true love through mutual flatulence forms the basis of this delightfully silly musical. Adapted from the popular…

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