Arts

Adelaide Festival Review: Foehn is a light and airy puppet theatre

March 14, 2019

It would be a mistake to describe Foehn as a puppet show. Not because that is wrong, but because it is much more than that. French performance artist Phia Ménard became a juggler, performance artist and director of the Compagnie Non Nova in the 1990’s. She describes the movement of air as being present at […]

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Five things not to miss at the 2019 Adelaide Festival

February 23, 2019

The Adelaide Festival opens runs between the 1st and 17th March and there’s a full program which can make choosing what to see a daunting task. Here’s five suggestions that should help choosing easier. Opening night: National Geographic: Symphony for our world Elder park comes alive on Saturday 2nd March for this family-friendly free concert […]

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Got Post Dark Mofo & Vivid Blues? Here’s 5 Arts Events not to miss in Australia the rest of June

June 15, 2018

In need of an arts fix now that Vivid and Dark Mofo are coming to an end*? The rest of the month still has plenty in store. Iconic art exhbitions, dramatic operas, eye opening musicals and curious burlesque… the rest of June is overflowing with artistic highs. Here are five events around Australia this month […]

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The Other Art Fair returns to Sydney this March

February 5, 2018

The Other Art Fair is returning to Sydney during Art Month, and will showcase over one hundred emerging Australian and international artists at the Australian Technology park from 22 – 25 March. Saatchi Art, the world’s leading online art gallery will be presenting the fourth Sydney edition of The Other Art Fair (TOAF), promising an […]

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Midsumma Festival 2018 is going to be bigger and better than ever. Here’s why!

November 24, 2017

It’s been a historic week for the LGBTQI community with an almighty YES vote from 61.6% of Australians who believe same-sex marriage should be legalised. There’s no denying it’s been tough time for all those involved, and it’s hard not to reflect on the events leading up to the result but standing together in strength […]

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Queensland Poetry Festival returns for 20th year with Lost Language, Found

July 27, 2016

This August, Queensland Poetry Festival will present their 20th event, with three days and four nights of poetry, spoken word, panels, film, performance, art installations, slam, comedy, and hip-hop. This year’s festival, Lost Language, Found, will have a particularly strong indigenous and first nation focus. Some ninety artists will be present for the festival, both […]

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Splendour in the Grass 2016 arts lineups announced

June 2, 2016

Splendour in the Grass 2016 is almost upon us, and with that comes the announcement of its arts programs – Splendour Arts and Splendour in the Craft. This year’s Splendour Arts will feature six major pieces scattered across the events site, curated by artist Craig Walsh. The Arch Tunnel Response, a site responsive painting by Melbourne […]

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Hawthorn Arts Centre to present Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince

May 11, 2016

In association with Fremantle based Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Hawthorn Arts Centre have announced a one off performance of an adaptation of beloved children’s book The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Adapted by Simon Clarke, and directed by Michael Barlow, this acclaimed production of one of the most widely read books in history (and the fourth most […]

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Top 5 must-see shows at Anywhere Festival 2016

May 3, 2016

On Thursday, Anywhere Festival opens in Brisbane, for another month of innovative and independent performance, taking place just about anywhere except a theatre. With so much going on, us good folks here at the AU Review have decided to make things a little easier for you and compiled a list of the top 5 shows you’d […]

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ephemeral traces – UQ Art Museum (runs to June 26th)

April 11, 2016

Recently opened at the UQ Art Museum, ephemeral traces: Brisbane’s artist-run scene in the 1980s is a sister exhibition to their 2012 offering Return to sender, exploring the work of a select group of Brisbane artists during the mid 1980s. Where Michele Helmrich’s Return to sender focused on the artists driven out of Queensland by the conservative John Bjelke-Petersen government, ephemeral […]

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Festival Review: Rock And Roll Writers Festival

April 6, 2016

The first weekend of April saw the inaugural Rock And Roll Writers Festival take over Brisbane music venue The Brightside for two days of discussion and debate, devoted to the strong relationship between music and literature. A coup for the Brisbane arts scene, festival organisers Leanne de Souza and Joe Woolley brought together a killer line-up of […]

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5 things to see at A Rock & Roll Writers Festival

March 5, 2016

The inaugural Rock & Roll Writers Festival takes over Brisbane’s Brightside on the first weekend of April. With events staggered across the two days, you won’t have to miss a single moment of the action, but just in case you need a beer break in between all the sex, drugs, and rock and roll, here’s our […]

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Seven Acts Not To Miss From The Carriageworks 2016 Program

January 25, 2016

Sydney’s Carriageworks 2016 program is currently underway, presenting contemporary multi-arts performances. It is Carriageworks most ambitious program showcasing a diverse range of projects spanning visual arts, dance, performance, film, talks and music. With over 740 artists on show, we’ve done the hard work for you and scoured the program for acts not to miss. K-Pop Party […]

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