Madeleine Swain

Madeleine Swain is ArtsHub’s managing editor. Originally from England where she trained as an actor, she has over 25 years’ experience as a writer, editor and film reviewer in print, television, radio and online. She is also currently Vice Chair of JOY Media.

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Creative Exchange podcast series launched

Providing deeper explorations of the topics raised in the Creative Exchange webinars, the associated podcast series has now launched.

Yayoi Kusama. Image is a large red and black pumpkin sculpture in a grassy expanse.

Pumpkin patch – Yayoi Kusama acquisition revealed

The latest vegetable-inspired artwork from the famed nonagenarian artist has now been installed in a regional Victorian outdoor sculpture garden.

Marshmallow Laser Feast. Image is three silhouettes in front of a large image of a galaxy like world covering an entire wall.

Exhibition review: Works of Nature: Marshmallow Laser Feast, ACMI

A trippy excursion into a world of swirling pixels has profound intent.

MPavilion 10

MPavilion 10 off and running

The 10th annual MPavilion has now been revealed in Mebourne's Queen Victoria Gardens.

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Webinar #5 – using social media to promote your creative business

If you struggle to use social media effectively for your arts practice or organisation, this free webinar is for you.

Career Advice

Webinar #4 – Managing the business of creative practice: an expert roundtable

If you're a sole practitioner working in the creative industries who finds the mechanics of running your business challenging, this…

Elvis. Man in black leather playing guitar.

Performance review: Elvis: A Musical Revolution, Athenaeum Theatre

With two rock and pop musicals opening in Melbourne on the same night, a show about the King manages to…

Groundhog Day the Musical. Man with microphone sits at piano talking, in front of screen.

Groundhog Day musical in a Melbourne exclusive

Another big musical is heading to Melbourne in 2024.


Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall on the birth of their new musical

'Bananaland' is having its world premiere as part of Brisbane Festival 2023.

Festival review: week three, Brisbane Festival

Some of the highlights of week three of Brisbane Festival.

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