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Monday, August 3, 2020

On the Couch with Michelle Woody Minnapinni by Arts Review

Who is Michelle Woody Minnapinni? I am a Tiwi woman who works at Jilamara Arts. I am an arts worker, artist and culture woman. I have three girls and two grandchildren. Art and culture is im…

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Keeping the music playing now and into the future in Victoria by Arts Review

The Victorian Government is supporting Victoria’s hard-hit music sector with funding to celebrate and share local music and keep musicians and music businesses working. Minister for Creati…

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New McClelland National Small Sculpture Awards to support Artists by Arts Review

Long known for exhibiting large-scale, public sculptures, the McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery has instituted a new national “small sculpture” Award as a way of supporting artists in tr…

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Loving Captivity review: a delightful rom-com captures life under coronavirus by Arts Review

Of all the challenges of intimate relationships, finding the balance between separateness and togetherness can be most difficult. It is a balance the COVID-19 lockdown has put to the test. L…

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

YIRRAMBOI to return in 2021 by Arts Review

The Creative Team behind YIRRAMBOI, Australia’s premiere First Nations celebration, have announced that YIRRAMBOI will return in May 2021. To celebrate the return of this major Cultural Fe…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

On the Couch with Jonathan Homsey by Arts Review

Who is Jonathan Homsey? Jonathan loves making choreography as much as he loves Japanese mayonnaise. His love for dance, visual art and social engagement has taken him around the world and lo…

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2020 SALA Festival kicks off in South Australia by Arts Review

The 23rd South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival celebrates South Australia’s visual artists throughout August. The 2020 program is a dynamic mix of exhibitions with over 5500 arti…

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Parrtjima – A Festival in Light announces spectacular September program by Arts Review

The only Aboriginal light festival of its kind in the world, Parrtjima – A Festival in Light has announced its exciting new program of stunning light installations, live music, workshops, …

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Victorian teens design COVID-Safe Festival: Steri-LIVE – The Best Festival to Never Happen by Arts Review

Arts Centre Melbourne in partnership with the Victorian Parliament and The Push have come together to create Steri-LIVE – an imagined festival to inspire a state-wide audience impacted by …

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Booker Prize: refreshingly diverse longlist with plenty of new writers – but let’s see if Hilary Mantel wins her third by Arts Review

When she announced the 2020 Booker Prize longlist recently, the chair of the judging panel, Margaret Busby, noted that the selected books “represent a moment of cultural change”. And whi…

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City of Sydney provides funding lifeline to cultural sector by Arts Review

Sydney’s cultural and creative sector will receive a much-needed $1.4 million boost thanks to the City of Sydney’s latest round of grants. First Nations storytellers, accessible experime…

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

On the Couch with Ian White by Arts Review

Who is Ian White? The Senior Agent at Ian White Management. I originally trained in the 70s in Melbourne as a drama teacher who loved to act. After teaching for several years I made the move…

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Australian soprano Claire Lyon launches The Masque Co. by Arts Review

Australian Soprano Claire Lyon has had the unique experience of starring in what has remained as the only major theatre production, of any kind, still running in the world. Her role of Chris…

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Cellist Sharon Grigoryan to farewell Australian String Quartet by Arts Review

The Australian String Quartet has announced that cellist Sharon Grigoryan will step down at the end of 2020, with cellist Michael Dahlenburg joining the quartet. After seven years with the A…

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PAC Australia announces program for APAX 2020 by Arts Review

Featuring an exciting line up of presenters, producers, artists and thought leaders, all ready to talk about what’s next for the performing arts sector, APAX 2020, will be delivered online…

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

AC/DC’s Back in Black at 40 – establishing rock bands as brands by Arts Review

The list of best selling albums of all time is somewhat fluid depending on when, and how, the counting is done. But AC/DC’s Back in Black, released 40 years ago, is unquestionably one of t…

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Rone: Street Art and Beyond by Arts Review

Rone: Street Art and Beyond is an evocative survey of street, studio and installation work that pushes the boundaries of immersion, destruction and scale. Known for his multi-storey murals g…

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Bridging the Gap Towards Better Health in South West Victoria by Arts Review

Corangamite Shire Council, Regional Arts Victoria, and other partners in the south west region will work together to provide mentoring and opportunities to young artists in a new initiative …

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Opera Australia postpones Ring Cycle to 2021 due to COVID-19 by Arts Review

Opera Australia has announced it will postpone the eagerly awaited premiere of the world’s first fully digital Ring Cycle to 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Originally schedule…

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Listening to Songs of Leonard Cohen: singing sadness to sadness in these anxious times by Arts Review

If anyone can express the particularities of distress, it is surely the artists; and they are surely needed at times like the present – times when uncertainty, anxiety and, for too many pe…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Brisbane Festival reveals 2020 program by Arts Review

With a joyous and uplifting program spanning giant outdoor installations, intimate street concerts, suburban symphonies and an epic new light and laser installation, the debut Brisbane Festi…

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Australian Major Performing Arts Group to close in September by Arts Review

Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG) to make way for a new unified advocacy voice for the not-for-profit performing arts sector. AMPAG was established in 1999, following the Nugent…

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A Promise: Khaled Sabsabi by Arts Review

A solo exhibition of major works by contemporary artist Khaled Sabsabi, the Art Gallery of New South Wales presents A Promise: Khaled Sabsabi, currently on display until 2021. Featuring work…

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5x5x5: Memory original compositions released by Arts Review

As part of Arts Centre Melbourne’s (ACM) composition mentorship program, 5x5x5 – the five selected composers have released their original compositions through ACM’s Together With You d…

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Australian String Quartet: ASQ Live at UKARIA by Arts Review

The Australian String Quartet (ASQ) is launching its digital streaming platform ASQ Live + On Demand, kicking off its online content delivery with a series of weekly live-streamed webisodes,…

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Victorian Government provides further support to keep creatives working by Arts Review

Hundreds of Victorian creatives hit hard by the ongoing impacts of coronavirus have received a lifeline from the Victorian Government, enabling them to keep working, adapting and creating th…

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Monday, July 27, 2020

New book provides a fresh perspective on the highlights of Australian popular music by Arts Review

It’s hardly unusual or surprising that the self-reflective gaze of popular culture is often preoccupied with only the biggest moments of its own making – stars and hits are, after all, t…

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On the Couch with Shaun Namarnyilk by Arts Review

Who is Shaun Namarnyilk? I am an artist and I paint at Injalak Arts. I’m also a musician, singing all the good songs that old people used to sing about rock country. I work as a ranger too…

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The Art Hunter takes over South Melbourne shopfront by Arts Review

An all-new Covid-safe window shopping extravaganza, The Art Hunter, has taken over the front window of Melbourne Style in South Melbourne in an exhibition that features ten artists over ten …

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Art of Influence: In conversation with Marc Newson by Arts Review

Since graduating in jewellery and sculpture from Sydney College of the Arts, designer Marc Newson has gone on to become arguably one of the most influential designers of his generation. Hear…

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Victorian Government supports Collingwood Creative Hubs by Arts Review

The Victorian Government is helping hundreds of small businesses and independent artists at two creative hubs in Collingwood survive. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley has announ…

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