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Two books win the SPN Book of the Year Award 2021

Echoes and codes: experimental winners in the small press world of publishing.


Comedy review: Hot Chick/Tired Mum, Steph Broadbridge, Laugh Outta Lockdown

A dark and glittering new show from the ukulele-wielding comedian.


Multi-state program unlocks regional potential

New capacity-building program propels local performing arts centres and unlocks the cultural ambition of regional Australia.

A sea lion dives down into blue water

Translating the language of animals

Author Laura Jean McKay looks at the way we write about the environment as a way of understanding it while…


Vale Doug MacLeod

MacLeod, whose career spanned children's books and musical theatre to television comedy, is much missed.


Australian photography: changing the lens

As some of Australia’s long-standing photographic institutions bid farewell, others are thriving. This might signal a revolution.

Olapido O'Fresh shooting Number One

Smartphone feature film production rises and rises

As the funding environment gets worse, smartphone filmmakers get organised and grow their aesthetic.


Kids-centred activities are the perfect creative outlet

Both the Sydney Opera House and the Adelaide Festival Centre are set to launch spaces channeling creativity for all.


ICYMI: the week's arts news

The latest arts news, from festival updates, what's coming to our stages, and hitting the galleries this weekend.


Heritage hall to become indie theatre hub

A heritage-listed Canberra hall will become the new home of four independent theatre companies.

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