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Australian director Leigh Whannell among winners of the SXSW Film Festival Audience Awards

Taking place between 9-18 March, the 2018 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas has come to a close, and with that, the Audience Award winners have officially been announced. The awards cover a range of categories, from documentary features to outstanding narrative structure and creativity. Amongst the list includes Australia director […]



POPSART: Architect Brendan Gaffney talks about the Good Design Award winning ferry terminals that offer both beauty and brawn

The design of seven new Brisbane River ferry terminals by Aurecon and Cox Architecture, has won the Australian Good Design of the Year Award.  I met with Brendan Gaffney architect from Cox Architecture at the Holman St Ferry Terminal Brisbane to talk about his award winning design. The ferry terminal is a combination of world first […]


2016 AU Awards: A look at the nominees for ‘Female Artist of the Year’

Yesterday, we brought you an extra little look at the AU Award nominees for Male Artist of the Year – a reflective on how those six artists have flown on our radar through the year and why they’ve been nominated. Today, the focus turns to the ladies as we take a peek at the 2016’s […]


2016 AU Awards : A look at the “Male Artist of the Year” nominees

This Friday, we announce the winners of the third annual AU Awards – a celebration of what has been a rich and diverse year of Australian music, delivered both on stage and in studio on record. Ahead of the ultimate reveal, we’re taking a look at some of the categories and those up for awards, […]


The State of Affairs (August 19, 2016): Music NSW’s Opportunity Development Grant applications open & more!

This week in the music industry: the second round of applications for Music NSW’s Opportunity Development Grant has opened, Melbourne contemporary music summit Face The Music released their first lineup of speakers, and the 2016 Art Music Awards winners were announced. Music NSW’s Opportunity Development Grant   The second round of applications for Music NSW’s Opportunity Development […]



Here is the final list for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016

Following yesterday’s exciting announcement that the ultimate food bucket list awards, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, will be held in Melbourne for the first time ever next year, the 2016 edition of the coveted list has been released. Surprisingly, only one Australian restaurant (Melbourne mainstay Attica) made the the top 50 this year, while regional […]


Watch the AU’s Editor-in-Chief Larry Heath deliver a passionate speech supporting Australian live music

“We should be celebrating our live music scene. Not shitting on it every fucking chance we get.” Last week at the 2nd Annual AU Live Music Awards in Sydney, the AU review’s editor-in-chief Larry Heath delivered a passionate speech supporting the live music industry in Australia, criticising the practise of major media in Australia to […]


SXSW Film Festival Announces 2015 Audience Award Winners

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced the Audience Award winners from the Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Headliners, Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Visions, Midnighters, Episodic, 24 Beats Per Second, SXGlobal, Festival Favourites and Design Award categories. Among the winners was Australia’s own Josh Lawson for his film The Little Death. […]


the AU review celebrates live music by announcing nominees for the 1st annual "AU Awards" including public voted category!

Picture: Amy Hetherington captures Violent Soho in Darwin… Today the AU review – and parent company Heath Media – are excited to announce the nominees for the first annual AU Awards, a celebration of the best in live music in Australia. From the finest tours, to the best bands and our favourite venues, the AU […]


Thelma Plum, Miiesha and more to perform at 2020 National Indigenous Music Awards

The guest performers for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards have been announced today. The awards, which will be broadcast on across TV, Radio and online on August 8th, will feature performances from national treasure Archie Roach, Gamilaraay singer Thelma Plum, Pitjantjatjara and Torres Strait Island R&B star Miiesha and more.  The evening will also […]


Bondi’s Sculpture by the Sea 2020 announces more than 100 exhibiting artists

Following a solid response from artists around the world, this year’s Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi has confirmed that more than 100 artists have been selected for the iconic outdoor exhibition. As one of the first major public arts events in Sydney since the Covid-19 lockdown, Sculpture by the Sea is currently scheduled to […]


Miiesha and Baker Boy head up the finalists for National Indigenous Music Awards 2020

Today the nominations for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards were announced, with Miiesha and Baker Boy leading the way with three nominations apiece.  The awards, with their sizeable geographic and genre range, honour the best of First Nations musical talent. The twenty-four finalists are spread across seven categories and represent a diverse and rich […]


Six discoveries from Reeperbahn 2019 you need to listen to right now

The 14th annual Reeperbahn festival hit the streets of Hamburg, Germany last month, bringing with it hundreds of performances, conference panels, award shows and streets filled with food, live music and an incredible atmosphere. The event is positioned, unsurprisingly, around the streets of Reeperbahn, the city’s red light and entertainment district, which is famed for […]


Film Review: Eighth Grade (USA, 2018) is an empathetic, uncompromising & honest piece of work

Teenage films have been quite a huge staple for me in the past decade. Whether they would be quality films (like Heathers, Stand By Me), plain fun (Mean Girls, Easy A, Say Anything etc.) or just plain silliness (Porky’s, American Pie), this reviewer has always found some enjoyment for entertainment reasons as well as nostalgic […]


What makes a good ‘Ongoing’ game, now that we’re awarding games that have continued support?

This year marks the second year that The Games Awards have celebrated an ‘Ongoing game’ award, beginning last year and being won by Overwatch, to recognise “A trend towards games that continue to entertain long after their release and continue to grow and evolve with their players”, as last years presented made out on stage. […]


The 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists have been announced

The shortlists for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced today, bringing together some of Australia’s most prominent and decorated writers. The Fiction shortlist, for example, features two former Man Booker winners, and two Miles Franklin winners.  The Awards recognise Australia’s literary talent across six different categories: fiction, non-fiction, Australian history, young adult […]


Meet 5 deserving acts who just scored their first ARIA nominations

Well well well, Amy Shark should be blushing a big right now. After writing her most recent hit “I Said Hi” about the music industry ignoring her until the release of her 2016 breakout hit “Adore,” the industry itself has just done her a huge favour, nominating her for nine different ARIA awards, the most […]


Jen Cloher, Amy Shark, Gang of Youths & more up for APRA Song of the Year

The APRA Song of the Year nominees have been revealed this week, with 20 tunes penned by Australian songwriters up for the main title. With the results being announced in Sydney in April, the APRA Song of the Year has been decided upon by a panel of industry judges, whose task it is to now whittle […]


What I learned attending my first ever Helpmann Awards

The 2017 17th annual Helpmann Awards were held last Monday at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney. Lachlan attended the ceremony and reflects on the experience – his first time at the iconic celebration of stage performances in Australia. They’re long… and for good reason Clocking in at 3 hours with no commercial breaks, the ceremony […]


APRA announces nominees for the 2017 Arts Music Awards

The 2017 Arts Music Awards have been announced, with some of Australia’s best composers and performers in classical, jazz and contemporary music joining the list of diverse finalists acknowledged across 11 categories. Presented every year by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre, the Awards recognize achievement in the composition, performance, education and presentation of […]


Nominees unveiled for the 2017 NT Song of the Year; ceremony to take place in Darwin this July

There are many things to love about Darwin in July. The cooler weather of the dry season, the mango juice from the Mindil Markets (not to mention the paw paw concoctions at Parap Markets on the weekends, too), the general laid back attitude that is infectious when visiting…the list goes on. One of our favourite parts about […]


Applications are now open for the 2017 APRA Professional development awards

APRA AMCOS have once again put the call out to budding artists and songwriters to vie for the coveted APRA Development Award. Aimed as a career boosting initiative, a $15,000 cash grant will be awarded to up and coming artists, composers and songwriters in each of the following categories: Popular Contemporary (3 separate grants will […]


Shortlist for the 2016 Walkley Book Award announced

The Walkley Book Award forms part of Australia’s most prestigious journalism accolades, the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism. Now in their 61st year, the Awards celebrate the best in Australian journalism, photo-journalism, and documentaries. The 2016 judging panel narrowed down a nine strong longlist to just three contenders for the main prize, which will […]


The State of Affairs: The Great Escape 2017 announce lead international partner, City of Parramatta Council form new partnership with Live Music Office & more!

This week in the music industry: the City of Parramatta Council have joined forces with the Live Music Office to foster the growth of the city’s live music scene and drive economic growth in its hospitality industry, Switzerland was announced as the lead international partner of The Great Escape; and the inaugural recipients of the Victorian Government’s brand […]


The Screen Music Awards return to Sydney with The Chaser’s Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen to host

The only event to recognise the greatest minds working on music composition for film and television in Australia is set to return in November with The Chaser’s Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen hosting the event for their fifth time. The Screen Music Awards will honour the efforts of Australian composers in 12 genres that include […]


Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, Magic Johnson & more announced as SXSW 2017 Speakers!

Some huge names have been revealed to be speaking at SXSW next year, as the tech, music, film, business, sports and journalism fields start ramping up for the conference and festival in March. Named on this first wave of speakers are Jennifer Doudna and Jill Soloway as keynote speakers; Doudna, the geneticist and co-inventor of CRISPR-Cas9, a gene-editing technology and Soloway, the creator […]


Emirates and Qatar voted the best airlines in the world at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards

Last week at the Farnborough Airshow, the winners of the coveted 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards were revealed, which – among a slew of awards – ranked the world’s top 100 airlines, voted for by airline customers around the world. Last year’s winner, Qatar Airways, dropped one spot top number two, while Emirates, who were […]


The 65th Melbourne International Film Festival announces its guest line-up

Now in its 65th year, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has revealed the line-up of special guests set to grace Melbourne later this month (and well into August). Melbourne director Cris Jones and cast members Xavier Samuel, Matilda Brown and Rachel Ward will hit the blue carpet for the festival’s glittering Opening Night celebrations, […]