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24 November 2011
Screen Editors: seen but not noticed?
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Screen editors suffer something of an image problem, tucked away in dark rooms staring at and assembling rushes their roles they seem ‘invisible’.
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24 November 2011
Highs and Lows of 2011 TV
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Given this Saturday, 26 November is the final day for ratings, we thought we’d have a look back at the year that was on the box.
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21 November 2011
Should I stay or should I go now
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If a role comes up that you’re interested in, what tips the balance and makes you decide to take it? What if a headhunter comes along suggesting a new opportunity out of the blue? Should you stay or should you go?
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18 November 2011
Sweet sound of angelic teen spirit
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Lyn Williams first founded Sydney Children’s Choir in 1989 and then Gondwana Voices in 1997. The inspiration she says, came from realizing what an incredible musical instrument a children’s choir could be.
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18 November 2011
Could you be an arts manager?
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So you want to be an arts manager? Really? It’s not well paid, it takes over your life, making you work all hours of the day and night and even career planning is a nightmare!
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17 November 2011
Harry Potter and the blockbuster exhibition
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The latest museum blockbuster to hit Australian shores opens at the Powerhouse Museum this weekend, Harry Potter: the Exhibition. But it’s not just a grab for cash and hordes.
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11 November 2011
Joanna Murray Smith comes to play with Red Stitch
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Red Stitch is presenting the world premiere of Joanna Murray-Smith’s latest play, Day One. A Hotel, Evening, to round off their 10th anniversary year.
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10 November 2011
Winning the 2011 Melbourne Prize
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Bianca Hester has won, one of the most valuable prizes of its kind in Australia, the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2011.
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4 November 2011
Shaking up what it means to be an arts leader
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UK cultural leadership expert Prof John Holden is in Australia giving workshops and lectures about changing nature of organisational leadership and how it impacts the arts.
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3 November 2011
Mark Amerika coming to Australia
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One of the leading pioneers of early Internet art, media theorist, web publisher, VJ artist, remix artist and academic Mark Amerika will be visiting Australia in November.
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3 November 2011
Designing the new Royal Children’s Hospital
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Last week in Melbourne, the Queen officially opened the new Royal Children’s Hospital in Parkville, which sets a new benchmark for hospital design around the world. (Read on this site)
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28 October 2011
Griffith Review no. 34
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The Annual Fiction Edition of this excellent journal features new writing from Benjamin Law, Romy Ash, Chris Womersley, Melissa Lucashenko and more.
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27 October 2011
Comparing cultural policies around the world
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Did you know government spending on culture per capita in Italy is €117, in Ireland it’s €41.22 and in Finland they spend €176.6 per person?
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26 October 2011
It’s okay to ask: Major Gift Fundraising
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Soliciting gifts might make some people cringe slightly but major gifts specialist, Canadian Guy Mallabone it’s not about asking; it’s about being an opportunity offerer.
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20 October 2011
Embracing diversity in arts policy
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Nike Jonah, from the Arts Council England has been in Australia sharing the importance of putting diversity at the centre of arts policy.
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14 October 2011
‘The Cook’ by Wayne Macauley
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This is not a book you would recommend to a vegetarian. The cover should give that away, a duck standing on a sheep, on a pig, on a cow, with the cuts of each beast satirically annotated.
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14 October 2011
National Cultural Policy submissions close 21 Oct
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There’s only one week left to comment on the National Cultural Policy Discussion Paper.
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13 October 2011
Can you DIY your arts career?
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For someone with an arts career spanning all of four years it seems pretty ballsy to be giving career advice, but Edwin Kemp Attrill might be worth hearing out.
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13 October 2011
Becoming an Art Therapist
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As part of Mental Health Week (9-15 October), we look at the practice and career opportunities in art therapy.
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10 October 2011
Career Insights: Michael Williams
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After two years as Head of Programming, Michael Williams has now taken over the reins from Chrissy Sharp as Director of The Wheeler Centre.
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7 October 2011
Creative Intersections in cultural policy
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Day one of the World Summit on Arts & Culture focussed on ‘Place’, day two on ‘People’, and on day three discussion turned to what could be taken away.
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5 October 2011
Ganesh versus the Third Reich
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While the message is perhaps at times fumbled this latest production from Back to Back is a tender and intriguing work.
Style: Review

3 October 2011
Career Insight: Kathy Keele, CEO Australia Council
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Kathy Keele’s move into arts management came after almost 30 years in the corporate world, in marketing steel, railroads and wood products, telecommunications and mobile phones. Are the leadership skills needed in business and the arts so different?
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29 September 2011
Alan Davies – Life is Pain
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Alan Davies, star of Qi and Jonathan Creek, is sitting somewhere in inner London, Islington perhaps, with eight back to back interviews to do promoting his upcoming stand-up tour.
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28 September 2011
What’s the 5th World Summit on Arts & Culture?
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There are only a few days to go until the start of the 5th World Summit on Arts & Culture in Melbourne.
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27 September 2011
Clybourne Park
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The MTC’s ‘Clybourne Park’ is a new play about long-standing issues: race and real estate in Chicago.
Style: Review

23 September 2011
How to write a press release
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How do you go about writing a professional, attention grabbing media release and what makes it news?
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22 September 2011
Sport vs the Arts for sponsorship dollars
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Can the arts in Australia ever compete against sport for a fair share of sponsorship dollars?
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16 September 2011
Utopian Slumps’ Melissa Loughnan
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‘I’m working towards being in the art world for the rest of my life and that’s why I’m looking at this with a big picture view,’ says Melissa Loughnan, Director of Utopian Slumps gallery in Melbourne’s CBD.
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9 September 2011
10 reasons to be an artist
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Why on earth would you want to be an artist? That’s not a real job. What could be behind that dream of ‘being an artist’. Imagine
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9 September 2011
Prize winning playwright Patricia Cornelius
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Patrician Cornelius this week, added the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award Prize for Drama to her growing collection of prizes for ‘Do Not Go Gentle’, which premiered last year at fortyfive downstairs in Melbourne.
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8 September 2011
Australian Theatre Forum 2011
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The second Australian Theatre Forum will bring people from across the theatre sector together for three days of intense and hopefully productive discussions about the future.
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1 September 2011
The A Lister street artist
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Anthony Lister, the ‘internationally recognised leading figure in urban art’ lies on his back on a black puckered bench, staring up at his phone, ignoring the photographer on one knee snapping away.
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24 August 2011
A national network for writers: Writing Australia
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Australia’s newest cultural organisation, Writing Australia launched its online presence and a new $10,000 Unpublished Manuscript award on Thursday night at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne.
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19 August 2011
Deborah Cheetham & our first Indigenous opera
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Internationally acclaimed soprano, Deborah Cheetham has transformed the story of the Yorta Yorta people’s 1939 walk-out from Cummeragunja Mission into Australia’s first Indigenous opera.
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18 August 2011
Build a better arts business
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Often arts organisations know there are things going wrong on the business side of what they do but everyone is so caught up in day-to-day operations necessary changes don’t get made.
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11 August 2011
Bangarra’s social message on belonging
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Artistic Director Stephen Page has created 12 distinctive dance theatre works for Bangarra since 1991. The company’s latest production ‘Belong’ is currently touring the country.
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11 August 2011
Business mistakes arts orgs should never make
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Arts organisations often struggle with the business side of their operations, and with the sorts of concerns common to many small businesses.
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5 August 2011
ABC TV cuts to the arts
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After a week of media-reported rumours the ABC confirmed this week that Art Nation hosted by Fernella Kernebone and The New Inventors are to be axed at the end of this year.
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3 August 2011
Tim Ferguson’s principles of writing comedy
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What are some of the principles of writing comedy? Well, here’s one, says Tim Ferguson. ‘The punchline goes at the end.’
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22 July 2011
Trends in private sector support for the arts
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The Australian Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) 2009/10 Survey of Private Sector Support showed that giving to the arts is going up, but it’s still got a long way to go.
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14 July 2011
Do artists hate capitalism?
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You don’t have to scratch too hard, as tabloid commentators well know, to get accusations flying and blog comments trolling, that the ‘Arts’ are politically biased, to the ‘left’ obviously.
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8 July 2011
Alex Briger and the Australian World Orchestra
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The inaugural season of the Australian World Orchestra performing in Sydney next month is bringing the cream of Australia’s classical musicians back to our shores.
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1 July 2011
Researching the Twitterverse
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Are you a tweeter? Do you find yourself chortling over the latest hashtag meme, glued to your screen while people around you wonder what on earth’s going on? Style: Feature

30 June 2011
Masterchef musician, Craig Young
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Masterchef contestant Craig Young, who bowed out of the popular TV cooking competition last week, has another string to his bow. A terrible pun perhaps, but as well as being a passionate cook, Young is a cellist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
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29 June 2011
Australia’s Cultural Affordability Divide
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Perth is the best place for culture in Australia. If that surprises you, consider that Adelaide comes second, ahead of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. That’s at least when it comes to the affordability of culture such as movies, theatre, library visits, and music festivals according to a new report.
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25 June 2011
Meanjin Vol 70 No. 2, 2011
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Literary journals can be Los Vegas-style smorgasbords, reasonably priced yet lavish, apportioned indulgent treats, items of substance and delicacy to attract and tempt. The choice can be overwhelming, whether to dip in and out or to gorge.
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23 June 2011
Indigenous Performers Out Performing (I.P.O.P.)
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Indigenous singer, Jody Beeton has gone from struggling to write a verse and a chorus for her song to writing three verses and wanting to write more, says IPOP mentor Monica Weightman.
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23 June 2011
2011 Miles Franklin winner Kim Scott
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Place is important to Scott. Having grown up on the south coast he is aware of its distinctiveness; of the pattern of winds, where the sun rises and sets over sea and land, the many bays along the coasts, and the whales migration paths, something that’s important in the novel.
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22 June 2011
How to get more private support for the arts?
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Earlier this month Federal Arts Minister Simon Crean released a discussion paper as part of the Review of Private Sector Support for the Arts and invited interested parties to make submissions by Friday 8 July 2011.
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16 June 2011
Making the movies accessible for everyone
artsHub
The experience of going to an Australian movie at the cinema will far more enjoyable for blind and vision-impaired audiences in the future thanks to a move by Screen Australia.
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16 June 2011
FreeRange 2011 – engaging in process
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This month five diverse groups of performance artists are in Brisbane developing ideas, playing and engaging in new collaborations, thanks to FreeRange 2011, Metro Arts’ national creative development incubator for new performance work.
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9 June 2011
Peter Temple on becoming an Australian author
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If you want to write about a place Peter Temples says, you have to learn to read the country.’
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8 June 2011
Hong Kong calling for Lynch and Sharp
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After two years in Oz arts adminstrators, Michael Lynch and Chrissie Sharp are off again, this time to Hong Kong.
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7 June 2011
LIVE! Singapore: big themes big questions
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In his opening plenary at LIVE! Singapore Richard Evans, CEO of the Sydney Opera House talked about the Sydney Opera House as an audacious building, a nation’s town hall, an aspirational symbol built when Australia didn’t even have a major opera company.
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3 June 2011
Four on the floor – LIVE! Singapore trade show
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Several Australian companies have ventured across to promote themselves at LIVE! Singapore and bought booths at the two-day trade show.
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3 June 2011
How does Australia fit globally in performing arts
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Until you’re faced with a conference room filled with representatives of the industry, the size, scale and sheer diversity of the global performing arts market can be hard to comprehend.
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2 June 2011
It’s all about who you’ll meet at LIVE! Singapore
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Performanisters, if I can coin the term, that is those involved with the five Ps of production, presentation, promotion, policy and programming of performing arts – are gathering from around the world in Singapore this week for the second LIVE! Singapore from 1-3 June 2011.
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27 May 2011
Co-Opera’s funding cut and future now cloudy
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One of Australia’s oldest and most widely touring and much loved performing arts companies, Adelaide based Co-Opera is facing a bleak future.
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27 May 2011
Bell Shakespeare scholarships for regional kids
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Bell Shakespeare’ s Learning programme is about ‘bringing Shakespeare off the page and onto the stage’, showing students and teachers across Australia how timeless and relevant the bard’s plays are even after 400 hundred years.
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19 May 2011
Upload – why do we keep talking about going viral?
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The key Features of a Youtube fail seem to be preventable: bad acting, awful script, clunky set ups and inappropriate singing in social situations.
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13 May 2011
Aussie film in competition at Cannes canned
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Reviews have been mixed after the premiere of Sleeping Beauty, the only Australian Feature film in Official Competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival
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12 May 2011
Counting down to the Sydney Writers Festival
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The power of words, the power of ideas, the power of individuals and the constantly shifting nature of power itself go under the microscope at the Sydney Writers’ Festival next week (16 -22 May, 2011).
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6 May 2011
Cost cuts threaten industrial dispute at Fairfax
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The media and business world have been abuzz this week following announcements from Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood that the company is pushing forward with restructuring and cost saving plans.
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5 May 2011
(Un)seen Sculptures –Mobile Augmented Reality Art
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It’s the sort of amazing power that characters get in the cartoons, sci-fi viewers that allow the hero to see what no one else can. Translate that concept to holding up your smartphone in Melbourne’s Fed Square and seeing art that is invisible to everyone but you, and you have (Un)seen Sculptures, a mobile 3D augmented reality art show.
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5 May 2011
AICV declares No Sunset for the Arts
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The Arts Industry Council – Victoria (AICV) is declaring their End Sunsets for the Arts campaign a resounding success, after Tuesday’s Victorian state budget announced $11.3 million for the small to medium arts sector.
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20 April 2011
Greg Proops
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Greg Proops is a very funny guy, no mistaking it. He’s quick, intelligent, political, surprisingly adept at physical comedy and has razor sharp insight and introspection something we’re not used to in Americans. Plus, he’s got that quaffy hair, funky glasses and smart suits. It’s hard to believe he doesn’t like a crisp white wine or a good coffee. He should fit right in at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, right? Not so much…
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20 April 2011
‘Once upon a time’ Patricia Piccinini
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Piccinini is known for her intriguing and sometimes controversial life-sized sculptures of grotesquely lovable hybrid creatures.
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16 April 2011
Spontaneous Broadway
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For most people the idea of getting up in front of an audience and performing, or even worse singing, is a terrifying nightmare.
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14 April 2011
Kristy Edmunds takes up directorship at UCLA Live
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Earlier this month, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture announced that Kristy Edmunds was ‘packing for LA’ in a move that has got a lot of people talking.
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8 April 2011
NBN a game-changer for regional arts
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The Hon. Simon Crean MP was a special guest speaker at the first Regional Arts Australia Broadband Forum held last Monday, 28th March at Parliament House Canberra.
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7 April 2011
Is Arts Victoria funding about to be cut, or not?
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Will Victoria’s Baillieu Liberal National government continue to fund key Arts Victoria programs or won’t they?
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31 March 2011
Lucy Guerin’s ‘Untrained’ on tour
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What happens when you put two highly-trained male dancers and two men who have never had any kind of dance or movement training on stage and ask them to step through the same tasks?
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30 March 2011
In Conversation with Fenella Kernebone
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There’s an inevitable circularity in having a conversation with Fenella Kernebone about the conversations she’s been having. Even just catching her is dizzying.
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25 March 2011
The Australia Council’s APAM Scoping Study
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After five months, the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) Scoping Study by arts and cultural policy specialist Justin Macdonnell from the Anzarts Institute was released last week by the Australia Council.
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25 March 2011
The end of bookshops: long live the book?
Looking at what has emerged on the financial structure of the REDGroup there’s good reason to think unrealistic management had much to do with the collapse.
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21 March 2011
LMFF Offsite Runways 1 and 2
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The L’Oreal Offsite Runways 1 and 2 at Penthouse Mouse, Shed 4 were the last events of this year’s L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Week.
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18 March 2011
All the details you need to know about E-Tailing
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E-Tail Detail was one of two Industry Forums hosted by this year’s L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival for industry professionals wanting to hear the latest ‘behind-the-scenes’ wisdom and experience in online business and marketing.
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16 March 2011
Shaun Parker – a happily fated choreographer
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It’s hard to imagine an award-winning choreographer like Shaun Parker carefully fiddling with test tubes in a lab somewhere, and yet he could easily have been a scientist not a dancer.
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11 March 2011
Top marketing ideas for a collaborative world
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Where once we might have accepted the market as operating by ‘the law of the jungle’, this is a rapidly outmoded view. Organisations in a world of limited time and financial resources are increasingly looking for niches, advocates and collaborators for their survival and growth, inside the organisation and out.
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4 March 2011
Recognising great playwriting
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The National Playwriting Festival later this month from 15 – 19 March at the Parramatta Riverside will showcase the best new Australian plays ‘vigorously’ selected by Playwriting Australia.
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3 March 2011
Will the NSW election change the state of the Arts
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The political campaigns are finally underway for the NSW election on 26 March but few seem to think anything either party says is going to make one lick of difference.
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2 March 2011
LMFF Cultural Program – Fashion off the catwalk
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The L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) is notably different from other fashion shows around the world in the way it engages with the artistic and cultural aspects of fashion.
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25 February 2011
Why do a Tropfest short film?
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Tropfest is the largest short film festival in the world and makes an enormous contribution to the development of Australian film making talent.
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24 February 2011
Who’s new? L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2011
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There will be two great occasions at this year’s L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) to see the best of what Australia’s hot new designers-to-watch are doing: the LMFF Designer Award presented by Woolmark and supported by Vogue and the National Graduate Showcase presented by Sportsgirl.
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24 February 2011
Dean sets his ANAM 2011 Performance Season apart
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Speaking with ArtsHub during a break in rehearsals at the Queensland Conservatory, Brett Dean said it’s a program centred on giving ANAM’s 56 gifted students a broad perspective of what a life in music can be.
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23 February 2011
HATS are off in the Clare Valley
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The historic township of Auburn (pop. 318) in the Clare Valley, 105km north of Adelaide has been a place many performance artists pass through as they traverse the continent, not one where they stop.
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17 February 2011
Doing the Fringes: what it does for you
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Are you trying to break into the arts? Chances are no matter what you do – you’ve got to do a fringe.
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17 February 2011
Tropfest 2011 crunch time
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During the week, John Polson was in Melbourne’s Federation Square talking to the Victorian finalists for this year’s Tropfest.
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16 February 2011
John Polson to make ‘Truth’ a major movie
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John Polson, award-winning actor, director and founder of Tropfest announced in Melbourne this week while meeting Victorian finalists for this weekend’s Tropfest festival that he plans to make the award-winning crime novel by Peter Temple, Truth into a feature film to be shot in Melbourne.
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10 February 2011
Perth International Arts Festival 2011
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The Perth International Arts Festival kicks off this Friday for 24 days of playfulness around the city with a huge free pyrotechnic and visual punch in Pan Optikum’s Transition in the Supreme Court Gardens.
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10 February 2011
How to get a dramatic agent
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‘It’s a chicken and egg thing,’ says Marea Jablonski, Principal Director of BGM Agency. ‘How do you get the experience without having an agent? How do you get an agent without having the experience?
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9 February 2011
Bigfoot Arts Education coming to Australia
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Karl Wozny, founder of the UK’s largest educational drama provider is in Australia this February sounding out opportunities to bring his companies, Bigfoot Arts Education and Cineclub: the Young Filmmakers Network, to schools and teachers around the country.
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3 February 2011
AUDITION SERIES: Audition Disasters
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Plenty of actors think they’ve had too many disasters to name but they might not have all been as bad as they thought.
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3 February 2011
St Kilda Festival 2011
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The Melbourne bayside suburb of St Kilda is renowned for its colourful culture, great music venues and restaurants, galleries and relaxed beachside vibe.
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3 February 2011
Accessible Arts – audiences of everybody
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Social inclusion is at the heart of the approach of Accessible Arts, the NSW peak body to promote and provide opportunities for people with disabilities in the arts.
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27 January 2011
The Blue Room: seeding new and emerging artists
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The Blue Room is quietly excited about the opportunities that may come with the opening this week of it’s very large neighbour, the new State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.
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27 January 2011
Chinese New Year Celebrations around Australia
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The second new moon after the winter solstice marks the first day of the Chinese New Year, which this year is Thursday February 3, 2011, the Year of the Rabbit, 4709.
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20 January 2011
AUDITION SERIES: Acting in Shakespeare
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‘I think as an actor if you can tackle Shakespeare, you’re pretty much capable of performing anything,’ says Sydney Shakespeare Festival, Artistic Director Julie Baz.
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20 January 2011
Sydney Shakespeare Festival 2011
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This year the Sydney Shakespeare Festival is putting on A Midsummer’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet, very different yet possibly two of Shakespeare’s most famous and popular plays in Glebe’s Bicentennial Park.
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20 January 2011
Sidney Myer Music Bowl – Summer for everyone
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Glen Hirst, Manager of Sidney Myer Music Bowl knew it was a place he’d like to work as he stood on stage about six years ago, looking up the hill at 10,000 people all with their hands in the air screaming madly. ‘This place is pretty cool,’ he thought.
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13 January 2011
New years resolutions in the arts
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Welcome to 2011! What have you resolved to do this year? What will be different?
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13 January 2011
Adelaide Festival Centre – A hub of love
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The low key silver domed roofs and open plaza of the Adelaide Festival Centre disguise just how much goes on within.
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12 January 2011
Thredbo Blues Festival
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‘Some of the newer bands who haven’t been down there before baulk a bit at the idea of putting all their equipment on the chairlifts,’ laughs Musical and Artistic Director, Stewart Wauchop,
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23 December 2010
AUDITION SERIES: Common audition mistakes
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There are so many things in auditions that are beyond you’re control, that have nothing to do with talent and everything to do with the specifics of a production and the people producing it. But many of the really common mistakes can be avoided.
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23 December 2010
Creative Regional Communities – hot arts spots
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Moving to the country is often an appealing alternative for many artistically inclined people. A slower pace, a more affordable lifestyle and being part of a local community are just some of the incentives.
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21 December 2010
Writing Reviews
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What makes a good review? We could argue all day about this. No two people see a show or experience an artwork in the same way, so how can one review encompass all of the possible views?
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17 December 2010
AUDITION SERIES: Preparing for an audition
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How will you know when you’re prepared for your big audition? Try saying these lines and see how you go. If you can say them with confidence you’re ready.
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16 December 2010
AUDITION SERIES: What to expect at an audition
Fantastic, you’ve got an audition. But now, that you’ve stopped jumping up and down, the nerves have set in.
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16 December 2010
ArtsHub’s top Australian arts leaders
To mark the end of 2010, well nearly, we’ve pulled together our thoughts on who we think are some of Australia’s top arts leaders moving us forward into the 20-teens.
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10 December 2010
Prizes, awards and grants for 2011
ustralia has a huge array of awards, prizes, competitions and grants programs that support, promote and recognise excellence and diversity in the arts. Here we draw your attention to some big ones, some new ones and some up and coming awards to think about nominating for, in 2011 or beyond.
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9 December 2010
What’s happening this summer
The summer holidays are almost here, lazy days, great weather and the opportunity to indulge. If you just haven’t had enough of the arts during the year, or you’re looking for inspiration to rev you up there’s plenty of things to see.
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8 December 2010
ArtsHub’s big stories for 2010
Yes, as voted by you with your digital feet – here’s some of the top 2010 stories on Artshub that got you clicking.
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2 December 2010
Simon Crean – Minister for the Arts
On September 11, Julia Gillard announced her new ministry, and to Simon Crean’s surprise along with a whole new department to run he was asked to take on- the Arts.
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2 December 2010
Our top 10 arts organisations to work for
What arts organisations in Australia are doing the most exciting things? Where in the arts would you like to work?
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25 November 2010
The Victorian Liberals Arts Policy – coming soon?
We shouldn’t be surprised, given past elections, that an arts policy from the Victorian Liberal party is hard to find, and for this election it seems nigh on impossible. Frankly, it’s frustrating.
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24 November 2010
The Man Who Planted Trees
When you turn round to look at an audience and see nothing but entranced joy on every face, children and adults alike, then you know it’s a great play.
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23 November 2010
Victorian ALP arts policy promises
Arts projects and funding are getting an unusual amount of attention this time round, though not grabbing the headlines that the public transport system, street brawls and Year 9 work-experience have been garnering.
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19 November 2010
The Victorian Greens Arts Policy
The Victorian Greens’ hope that next weekend’s Victorian state election would deliver up to four lower house seats to the Greens, and potentially the balance of power, certainly look to have been dashed by the recent Liberal party decision to preference them last.
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17 November 2010
Graffiti at the Wall 2010
Graffiti at the Wall is billed as the first festival to combine Australian hip hop with some of Sydney’s most respected street artists in a one night event at Live at the Wall (formerly the Bald Faced Stag) in Leichhardt.
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15 November 2010
Queenscliff Music Festival kicks off the summer
There’ll be barbeques going backstage, international and local bands playing at 13 different venues including on a steam train, circus workshops for the kids, markets and a lot of people staying in tents.
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11 November 2010
Genre’s new friend – Clan Destine Press
Clan Destine Press, Australian’s newest independent publishing house was launched last Saturday night at the Bells Hotel in South Melbourne.
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11 November 2010
Music’s role as global culture gateway
‘Music is an international cultural gateway, a language that embraces both the opportunities of technological delivery and the cross-border talents of musicians,’ said Professor Kim Walker, Dean and Principal of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
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9 November 2010
Russendisko – Wladimir Kaminer
There was something happening at the Berlin Bar on Thursday night. You could tell by the orderly line of people snaking down several floors of wooden stairwell out on to Corrs Lane past the bouncer.
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5 November 2010
Arts OutWest – Nurturing Creative Industries
Next week Arts Outwest will bring key creative industry thinkers and regional creative businesses together though hosting their annual Creative Industries Forum.
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4 November 2010
The winning HotBed partnership
Leaping the gap between graduation and landing professional work can be a one, and in West Australia what it usually means is getting on a plane and heading east.
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3 November 2010
Blood and Ice
A play about the creator of Frankenstein would seem an excellent way to get into the Halloween mood.
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28 October 2010
Renew Newcastle – Occupying a great place
How often do you hear a good news story about emerging artists and property developers?
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28 October 2010
In the Running for the Melbourne Prize for Music
Finalist Brett Dean, speaking with Artshub from Germany where he is rehearsing with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra says being part of the line up is quite an honour.
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27 October 2010
The future of Commercial Photography
Understanding how to protect your image’s copyright and to better market yourself were key issues to emerge from the Commercial Photography Forum of last week’s Nikon AIPP The Event at Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast.
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22 October 2010
MIAF: Hotel Pro Forma
Hotel Pro Forma’s ‘Tomorrow, in a year’ attempts to create an experience of evolution, not a narrative or an emotional reaction but a view of the entire expanse of earthly creation – in the form of an electro dance opera.
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21 October 2010
Berlin Dayz
This October and November the Goethe-Institute is presenting Berlin Dayz – a festival of German-Australian arts. The festival marks the 20th anniversary of the unification of Berlin.
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21 October 2010
Megan Duckett Rock n Roll Stitching
Taking the cottage craft out of the cottage’, is how Megan Duckett describes her LA based business Sew What?, billed as the premier provider of custom-sewn theatrical drapes and fabrics for the show business industry.
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21 October 2010
MIAF: Vertical Road
The opening in darkness is of slow tinkling sounds, water droplets and rain, then as the screen pulls back, arranged in a half circle like teeth in a dentist’s mould, cream and grey, are seven dancers crouched.
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20 October 2010
Back to Back at the Awakenings Festival
The Awakenings Festival is a disability and arts festival that will be bringing its annual buzz to the Wimmera region town of Horsham, about 300km north-west of Melbourne, this week.
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14 October 2010
St Martin’s Theatre – 30 years at play
Amid the opulently restored terraces and art deco apartment buildings (P.O.A) down a little lane in South Yarra so thin even the local Audis and Mercs aren’t allowed to park is a 30 year old community youth arts centre – St Martins.
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14 October 2010
Artists and Scientists Talk Climate Change
While we’ve seen this week Liberal senator Nick Minchin continue to scoff at the need for Australia to act on climate change artists and scientists are coming together to try and envision a low-carbon future.
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11 October 2010
The Blue Dragon
Robert Lepage’s The Blue Dragon tells a simple story in a technically extravagant way, mesmerizingly beautiful it’s breath-taking in its transmission of cinematic techniques to the stage.
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8 October 2010
This is Not Art
For some time now, about 13 years actually, emerging and independent arty types have been following something of an inversion of the salmon up a stream instinct to an event called This Is Not Art, or TINA.
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7 October 2010
The first week of writing in Queensland
Next week Queensland Writer’s Centre is trying something of an experiment as part of marking their 20th anniversary.
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6 October 2010
Making talking about Mental Illness entertaining
When you talk about a play dealing with mental illness, a lot of people may turn off assuming it will be an ‘issue’ play.
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30 September 2010
In the Court of Jack Charles
Jack Charles was in rehearsals in North Melbourne when he answered his mobile to speak to ArtsHub earlier this week. “Hello, Unknown, how are you?” He’s laughing gently, each syllable drawn out like taffy, a quiet voice with an appetite for the absurd.
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29 September 2010
Akram Khan’s Vertical Road
In Vertical Road, Khan is exploring universal mythology, spirituality and metaphors of the transition between life and death.
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23 September 2010
Graduates, do you need money? Ask ArtStart
These are just a few of the 200 or so stories behind the ArtStart grant program so far.
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21 September 2010
What a Swell Festival
The sun was shining the entire day, the sand was white, the sea was blue, and a whole lot of people were getting down to the beach to enjoy the sculpture.
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21 September 2010
Bush Bands Bash – Alice Desert Festival
On the first weekend of the Alice Desert Festival the Main Stage of the Anzac Oval was the venue for the seventh Bush Bands Bash; a unique project that celebrates the music emerging from the NT’s remote communities.
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15 September 2010
Brisbane Festival – Past to present
Through their evolution and development festivals, like Brisbane’s, are intriguing insights into the communities they serve and the passions and politics of their time.
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14 September 2010
Australian Premiere Continuum: The Killing Fields
Finally after ten years, this week The Continuum: The Killing Fields has its Australian premiere at the Melbourne Arts Centre with four exclusive performances.
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14 September 2010
Australian Business Arts Foundation Awards (Vic)
On Monday night at the Sofitel Grand Ballroom in Melbourne the eight Victorian winners of the Australian Business Arts Foundation 2010 Awards were announced, completing the state-based awards nights for this year.
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7 September 2010
Blogging the Melbourne Writers Festival: Journalism Conference
New News was a two-day conference on the ‘Future of Journalism’ being held as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival.
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7 September 2010
Blogging the Melbourne Writers Festival Day 10 Crims and Creepy
China Mielville was the first guest for The Big Issue’s afternoon in the ‘crate’ as the ‘Magazine’ shipping container is being affectionately called.
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6 September 2010
Blogging the Melbourne Writers Festival – Day 9
DAY 9 – It’s wet and grey today in Melbourne – so to be out and about is impressive in itself.
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6 September 2010
Blogging the Melbourne Writers Festival – A bit political
This was about fads in thinking, times when we are intoxicated with simple answers and leave reason behind.
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6 September 2010
Blogging the Melbourne Writers Festival – Big Ideas for Young People
Ideas don’t get much bigger than the Big Bang, the Fermi Paradox and Gaia.
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3 September 2010
Blogging the Melbourne Writers Festival – Containing Literary Magazines at the MWF
You have to wonder what Melbourne’s literary magazine people were to make of Festival Director Steve Grimwade’s suggestion that they spend half a day of the Melbourne Writers Festival in a shipping container.
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2 September 2010
Blogging the Melbourne Writers Festival – Day 6 By the Book
There can be a lot of sitting and listening to people talking about books at Writers Festivals. Until – three years ago they came up with a new revolutionary idea – walking and listening to people talk about books!
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1 September 2010
Blogging the Melbourne Writers Festival – Day 3 Part 2
With two sessions under my belt for the day already, as lunch approached I was torn between The Politics of History and Joe Bageant In Conversation.
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31 August 2010
Blogging the Melbourne Writers Festival – Day 5, Schoolies
The three students from Kabul stood together to read in a round what they had found coming out to Australia, lush regrowth, new buildings, green where once there’d been devestation, Big Macs, and being forced to say, Collingwood is their favourite football team.
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31 August 2010
Blogging the Melbourne Writers Festival – Day 4 ABCs Q&A
There was a pretty large crowd gathering in the Atrium, drifting in for the 8.30 start. Being part of an ABC Q&A audience had spruced them up a bit and they’re well read too, having received their info kits from the production.
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31 August 2010
Blogging the Melbourne Writers Festival – Day 3
‘Don’t tell me what you’re going to do, it’s better not to know.’I only see the back of Margaret Simons but she seems to chuckle.‘Otherwise I’ll start thinking of what I’m going to say,’ says Malcolm Fraser.
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29 August 2010
MWF: The 10th Davitt Awards of Chic Crime Writers
This was the first year that the Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Awards has been ‘embraced’ under the umbrella of the Melbourne Writers Festival.
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29 August 2010
Melbourne Writers Festival: Day 2
Ten o’clock on a Saturday morning, Day 2 of the Melbourne Writers Festival, is for some of us a difficult time to be in the city, sitting in a darkened theatre at ACMI ready to listen to a literary great. It’s also, some of us might think, a difficult time to be drinking red wine.
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28 August 2010
Joss Whedon does the Melbourne Town Hall
Saying, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel! Like Firefly!’ doesn’t always bring the light of understanding to people’s eyes.
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28 August 2010
Blogging the Melbourne Writers Festival: Day 1
Day one of the Melbourne Writers Festival was an exercise in orienteering, getting the lay of the land and adjusting the mental radar to the intensity of inputs.
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26 August 2010
Megalogenis talks Election Results on the Soapbox
The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas certainly lived up to its namesake this week, responding to the overwhelming thought in most people’s minds, ‘What the hell happened!, by whisking in George Megalogenis to explain the election result.
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24 August 2010
The Call of the 2010 Cairns Festival
Holowacz has only been in Cairns around six months but seems to have big ideas for what the festival can do.
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24 August 2010
En Route at the Darwin Festival
Standing amongst the shops and luxury hotels of the resort-like Darwin waterfront you imagine hearing the wail of sirens, the crashing of bombs, the distant voices reporting death and destruction in this very place, 19 February 1942, almost 70 years ago.
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24 August 2010
Learning the art of Social-‘media’-ising
‘Social media allows you to specifically target people who are actually interested in hearing what you have to say,’ enthuses Rebecca Coleman, Canadian based arts publicist, blogger and author of ‘Getting Started with Social Media For Artists and Arts Organizations’.
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17 August 2010
Stephanie Lake’s Chunky Mix Tape of Love
Stephanie is immediately striking: tall but someone who curls slightly toward those she speaks to, a gentle form of modesty.
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16 August 2010
Street Sounds open the Darwin Festival
The Darwin Festival opened last Thursday night under the stars with over 3,000 people enjoying the clear balmy night at a free family concert in the Botanic Gardens.
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13 August 2010
Bangalow Music Festival
This weekend the historic village of Bangalow again welcomes the Southern Cross Soloists’ Bangalow Music Festival.
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11 August 2010
Jonathan Mills State of the Arts Lecture
I believe that the arts are necessary, and never peripheral… they should not easily be segregated or hived off from other fields of human endeavour,’ Mills said.
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11 August 2010
And the Liberal Arts Policy is…?
At the Liberal campaign launch last Sunday you’d have been hard pressed to find mention of the arts, let alone a liberal arts policy.
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10 August 2010
Contemplating the Stars of the Melbourne Art Fair
At first glance, the average punter coming to the Melbourne Art Fair and looking at some of the gallery exhibits might not know what to make of it all.
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4 August 2010
The wild ride of ideas in Byron Bay
It’s about conversations, says Jeni Caffin, Byron Bay Writers Festival Director.
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3 August 2010
Art’s notorious celebrity: Bill Henson
Seemingly he sees the fuss surrounding his own work as something, which will be viewed differently with the passage of time.
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29 July 2010
The Greens approach to the Arts
Everyone knows, or thinks they know, where the Greens stand on environmental issues, but given the potential power they may wield in the Senate after this election, it’s worth giving their ideas on the Arts a careful look.
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27 July 2010
VCAM’s New Conservatorium of Music
Last Friday, in a sudden turn of events, Melbourne University’s Faculty of VCA and Music (VCAM) was split in two and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music was born with VCAM’s Head of Music, Professor Gary McPherson stepping up as its Director.
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27 July 2010
South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival
From July 30 to August 22, South Australia’s artists are exhibiting themselves, in a good way.
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26 July 2010
Positive Change using Clothing Currency
The idea behind ReThreads is simple but fabulous – a giant swap-fest of ‘pre-loved fashion for the style-savvy’.
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20 July 2010
Kate Jennings:Exposing distant parts
Kate Jennings walks into the hotel foyer for our interview with eyes sweeping for contact, her iPad in hand, on a mission to show her publicist and I images of frogs.
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19 July 2010
YouTube finds a safe harbour
It’s a worldwide epidemic, we’ve become digital addicts, and it’s happened really fast.
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14 July 2010
Don Watson: Language Lost
Don Watson has been thinking about language for a long time. And he doesn’t like what’s been happening to it. Like a dog with a bone he keeps gnawing at what is being lost and trying to draw our attention to the degraded language that we are absorbing into our daily lives.
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13 July 2010
The Art of Corporate Match-Making
The Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) and the Australia Council for the Arts have jointly published a new report, Arts and business: partnerships that work, which hopes to provide insights for arts organisations who want to develop ‘smart’ new corporate sponsorships and partnership relationships or deepen existing ones.
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11 July 2010
City of Life
As far as Arab films go City of Life is a bit of a fast-rising rock star.
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6 July 2010
ReelDance: talking about Dance on Film
The 6th International Dance on Screen Festival is reaching the halfway point of its tour around Australia and New Zealand with sessions in Cairns and Brisbane this month after successful screenings in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Alice Springs.
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6 July 2010
The best writers’ festival in Australia: Mildura
Mildura Writers’ Festival is small, which is the big thing about it.
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6 July 2010
The Arts Vote: the Garrett years so far
As speculation mounts on how soon a federal election will be, it seems a good time to consider what our government has done for us lately.
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29 June 2010
Jumpers and Jazz Festival
As you rug up in your jumpers, beanies, mittens and scarves to hold off the winter cold, have you ever spared a thought for those leafless trees shivering through the frosts? No?
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28 June 2010
Adelaide Cabaret: The ‘perfect’ festival
Ready for a long weekend at the ‘perfect’ festival? Just select your favourite accommodation, take in a great meal, add a visit to a winery and stir it all together with a seductively entertaining cabaret Show on the side.
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16 June 2010
Not who you know, it’s who knows you
People are always saying in the creative industries – it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Now, with Creative Sydney’s 10×10 Project, under the umbrella of Vivid Sydney, it’s not just who you know, it’s who knows you.
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16 June 2010
NICA: We All Fall Down
For a kid coming to the NICA Circus Centre for the first time, just entering the black cavernous space, the huge wall that backs the seating stand, the way their shadows cast eerie shapes as they run around to see the stage area to stare up at the lofty metal rigging, the human shapes creeping through the rigging preparing the trapeze, tissu, and ropes is fantasy realised.
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16 June 2010
Still a lot to show: Donna McKechnie
ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL: In Adelaide this week, for the 10th Adelaide Cabaret Festival Donna McKechnie will be retelling aspects of her life and career through her semi-autobiographical show, ‘My Musical Comedy Life’.
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15 June 2010
Havin’ a Hootenanny with Mark Nadler
ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL: The effervescent Mark Nadler is hitting Adelaide’s Cabaret Festival for the third time this year with his piano high jinx ‘Broadway Hootenanny’.
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15 June 2010
The experimental Alex Rathgeber
ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL – Music theatre talent, Alex Rathgeber is bringing a seductive new solo show to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
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11 June 2010
Robyn Archer chats to ArtsHub
ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL: Robyn Archer takes a quick break in her hectic schedule to talk about her show ‘Robyn Archer – Berlin Between the Wars’ this weekend at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
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10 June 2010
Has myspace replaced my agent?
CREATIVE SYDNEY: Agents and managers have always got a pretty harsh rap but they’ve survived and survived for a reason and what’s more are likely to continue to do so.
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10 June 2010
Relax with Nouvelle Vague
ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL: Nouvelle Vague, known for their sensation live performance, sexy chanteuses and exceptionally elegant take on covers are performing three shows at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, which will be followed by a quick tour of the east coast capitals.
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3 June 2010
Emerging Writers Festival: The Pitch
EMERGING WRITERS FESTIVAL: The world is weighed down with stories of the hundreds of manuscripts piling up on editors desk, the seeming impossibility of getting your beloved work in print. Little wonder then that The Pitch one of the Special Events at the Town Hall for Melbourne’s Emerging Writers’ Festival was a full house.
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3 June 2010
Zine-aphobia
Zine Fairs seem to me the literary equivalent of Star Trek conventions, complete with the obsessive fans, head-turning outfits and displays, and mysterious language, which while not Klingon can be equally impenetrable.
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3 June 2010
Vivid Sydney’s historic lighting
VIVID SYDNEY: The light component of Vivid Sydney, a festival of light, music and ideas, was switched on last week.
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1 June 2010
Proposed new organisation ‘Writing Australia’
AUSTRALIA COUNCIL: Discussions have commenced in the past week between the directors of the Tasmanian, Victorian, New South Wales and South Australian writers’ centres along with consultant Hal Judge for the development of a new national organisation to be known as Writing Australia.
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1 June 2010
Caro Llewellyn moves to New York’s Library
CARO LLEWELLYN: Former Sydney Writers’ Festival Director is leaving the PEN World Voices Festival to direct the 100th anniversary celebrations of the New York Public Library in 2011.
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28 May 2010
The Divine Deveny
On Wednesday night as part of the Emerging Writers Festival Catherine Deveny, former Age columnist was a special extra ‘key note’ speaker at ‘In the Pub, I Write What I Want, When I Want’ a forum to talk about freelance writing. She’s a hell of a person to take career advice from.
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27 May 2010
Emerging writers you should know
EMERGING WRITERS’ FESTIVAL: Philip Thiel, Loreli Vashti, Daniel Ducrou, Hoa Pham, Joel Magarey: Know who these emerging writers are? You soon will.
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27 May 2010
Sydney Writers’ Festival swoons on success
Despite rainy weather the Sydney Writers’ Festival finished up last Sunday smashing the previous box office taking record. Although attendance numbers are still to be released they are expected to be similar to previous years at around 80,000.
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20 May 2010
Neil Cross: Undercover Novelist
When novelist Neil Cross, creator of the new BBC TV crime series Luther and guest at this week’s Sydney Writers’ Festival, was lead writer on Spooks, he had access to secret service advisers from MI5, the CIA and the KGB. He didn’t use them.
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20 May 2010
Emerging Writers Feast
EMERGING WRITERS FESTIVAL: Imagine taking all the kid-in-a-candy-shop fun and excitement of Luna Park and mixing it with a writers’ festival? For an emerging writer that’s a bit like taking a ride through the events at this year’s Emerging Writer’s Festival.
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20 May 2010
Chip Rolley is one cool host
SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL: Chip Rolley, Artistic Director of the Sydney Writers’ Festival, is one cool host. The party’s warming up, the dips are out and the early guests are mingling nicely. So long as the rest of them remember their tickets, don’t lose their luggage or forget what plane they’re supposed to connect with and get to their venues on time – then – things’ll be fine.
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13 May 2010
Sydney Writers’ Festival – On the Menu
SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL: It used to be writers’ festivals were about people who wrote books sitting in front of a few people in cardigans talking, well, about their books.
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16 October 2009
Sacred Selections and Shall We?
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL: ‘Shall We?’ was a one off concert for the Melbourne International Arts Festival, double billed with Matt Stokes’s Sacred Selections, part of Pipe Up: 400 Years of Organ.
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14 October 2009
Look Mummy, I’m Dancing
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL: At one point in ‘Look Mummy, I’m Dancing’, Vanessa Van Durme reflects that perhaps the trouble with discussing being a transsexual, transexuality or transsexualism is that they’ve all got the word sex in them. But it’s got nothing to do with sex, she says.
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5 October 2009
Please don’t use my flannel for that: MFF
What was supposed to be the first step in a brilliant screen-writer/movie maker life, turns out eleven years later as a good ol’ laugh and excellent stand up material for Lou Sanz.
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30 September 2009
Matt and Ted make stuff up: MFF
‘Matt and Ted Make stuff up’ delivers what it promises: a high wire act of comedic improv with no safety net.
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1 September 2009
The 2009 Ned Kelly Awards: Melbourne Writers Festival
The Festival Club played host on Friday night to the 13th Ned Kelly Crime Writing Awards at this years Melbourne Writers Festival.
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1 September 2009
Publishing Briefing for Authors
The final Sunday of the festival offered a unique opportunity for writers to hear tips from Jessa Crispin (founder of Bookslut.com), Eli Horowitz (McSweeneys) and Heidi Julavits (The Believer) on how to submit work to their respective websites and publications.
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1 September 2009
Rosemary Cameron says goodbye to MWF
This year’s Melbourne Writer’s Festival, which has just come to an end, marks the fourth and final year for Festival Director Rosemary Cameron. How does she sum up her tenure? ‘Four years of change!’ she says.
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26 August 2009
In Conversation with Toni Jordan at the Melbourne Writers Festival
Toni Jordan’s first novel Addition was released in early 2008 to international and local acclaim. It’s been the centre of a maelstrom of change in her life, both getting it published and then riding the wave of success.
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25 August 2009
Melbourne Writers Festival: The party!
If you’re an emerging writer like me, one of those people trying on tippee toes to see over the great ‘published author’ wall into the mystical world beyond, an invite to the MWF Party seems like a free pass to Utopia.
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24 August 2009
Thrillers and Mysteries: Melbourne Writers Festival
Authors Tom Rob Smith (UK) and Jewell Rhodes (USA) led the thrillers and Mysteries workshop at the Melbourne Writers Festival.
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24 August 2009
Freedom of Speech: Melbourne Writers Festival
Melbourne Writers Festival Alternate Keynote address: Freedom of Speech: Should there be limits? With Ian Buruma.
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