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Other winners on the night included the Belvoir/Co-Curious co-production Counting and Cracking, STC’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane, and Apocalypse Theatre Company's Angels in America.
Australia’s YA writing community was devastated to learn of the death of the young writer.
2019 was an audience-friendly year for the screen sector. How did they respond?
Winner of Peter Porter Poetry Prize announced, Dr Gene Sherman receives honorary degree from NSW, Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships return, plus more.
With the loss of James Mollison a giant of Australian visual arts has fallen, leaving a legacy that included controversy, passion and the keeper of our national collection.
Is there money in a racing helmet that looks like this? Both Go! and the Kelly Gang need a boost.
Maybe Netflix just thinks the coffee is good in Paris, or maybe it is surrendering to determined regulation, and being nice about it.
The winners of the Australian awards at Flickerfest are an honour role of determination and multiskilling. Not to mention skill.
This could be a real local breakthrough moment for Michael Leonard and Jamie Helmer, who are known better overseas.
David Williamson's last play, SCCI Fashion Hub lineup, artists supporting bushfires, 2020 program wraps, and more arts news this week.
From spiders to architecture, from Ancient Roman treasures to Brisbane's music scene, museums offer a rich and diverse world of learning in 2020.
The pedal-powered outdoor cinema event at Melbourne's MPavillion had the first of three screenings postponed due to poor air quality.
The Melbourne Writers Festival has announced that fiction writer Neil Gaiman will make a one-night only appearance in February.
Black Swan appoints new Executive Director, meet Australian Festival of Chamber Music's new AD, new program manager for Melbourne Writers Festival, and more.
Is it still possible to make breakthrough television in Australia? The 2020 new Australian shows on mainstream media can be classy, but we are short on visceral daring.
Writers and illustrators have rallied behind the #AuthorsForFireys campaign – meanwhile, the bushfire crisis has also fuelled attacks on arts funding.
Fame, fortune and your pick of the best projects – or over-exposure, exploitation and unhappiness? What happens when you win an Academy Award?
Jane Harrison’s ‘new’ play was left sitting in a drawer for six years following a rehearsed reading, with promises to stage it failing to eventuate until now. She tells us how she coped.
The recent reimagining of two iconic murals painted in Melbourne in the 1980s and eventually defaced, signifies the importance of their messages both then and now.
Our handy guide to fiction film festivals around the world which might tempt you off the beaten track.
As bushfires become the new abnormal, Stephanie Eslake looks how musicians, comedians and other performing artists are re-thinking their tours, organising benefits and changing how they create.
From major new ballets to fringe festival delights, here are some of the anticipated dance and circus highlights of the year.
Who's hot in 2020? We asked eight curators to name the visual artists who are on their radar for the year ahead.
With the Arts disappearing as a Federal Government department title, David Pledger looks around the world to see how other nations value their culture and finds some lessons for Australia.
A group of writers calling themselves Writing for the Environment – organised by Alys Jackson, Leah Kaminsky and Gretchen Miller – have penned an open letter to the media demanding they cease supporting climate denialism.
Smart policy, cultural pride and an Asian language puts Korean cinema at the heart of change. Here's an excellent potted history.
Art plays an important role in connecting communities, humanising the environment and giving a community a unique identity.
New inventions in branding. Large format cameras. Editing Star Wars. Festival films. Chinese crackdown on indy visions. All juicy stories from the net.
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