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ICYMI: the week's arts news

We take a look at what was hitting the headlines this week across the arts, from festivals to funding, exhibitions…


Dance review: Dracula, Queensland Ballet

A spectacular reinterpretation of Bram Stoker’s timeless gothic drama.


Book review: The Last Woman in the World, Inga Simpson

A survivalist tale in the darkest days of the Anthropocene.


Dance review: G, Australian Dance Theatre

A spellbinding reworking on the classic romantic ballet Giselle.

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Ten 2021 books deserving a spot in the sun

As you compile your summer reading list, here are some underrated Australian books published in 2021.


Opportunities and awards wrap

EOIs for major Sydney public commission, last rounds of RISE Fund, Accelerate: Create plus bountiful list of literary treasures, nominees…


$1 million donation to Stella Forever Fund

On its tenth anniversary, the literary foundation that supports women writers has received a significant boost.


Bespoke approach builds better regional artists

Queensland’s Regional Arts Services Network is connecting artists and communities and providing creatives with the tools to grow creatively and…

Career Advice

Author care and the precarity of publicists

From burnout to harassment, we dip into the muddy territory of author care and expectations on the literary publicist.


Vale David Dalaithngu AM

We mourn the passing of the once-in-a-generation artist whose career included such landmark films as Walkabout, The Tracker and Charlie’s…

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