Manan Luthra

Manan Luthra is an emerging journalist based in New South Wales. Currently studying at the University of Sydney, he is the owner and editor of State of the Art Media, an arts journalism group which has covered Sydney’s performing arts scene since 2019. He has written for The New York Times, Indian Link, Junkee and Scenestr, and in his spare time he works as an actor and event co-ordinator. He’s currently reading Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike.

Manan's Latest Articles

Collective Knowledge: image is a screen depicting many people with arms outstretched three people with a red wall behind them looking at the screen.

City Council’s art collection revived through Collective Knowledge

The Collective Knowledge project developed by Campbelltown Arts Centre displays community responses to works held by the City Council.

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Performance reviews: Best of the Fest and Me, My Cult & I, Sydney Fringe Festival

These performances remind us that independent art can be charming, but not always perfect.


Exhibition review: Atmospheric Memory, Powerhouse Ultimo

This immersive exhibition hides its strengths – nearly too well.


Exhibition review: Zoe Leonard: Al río/To the River, MCA

Despite the exhibition containing hundreds of photos, it’s what we don’t see that leaves the biggest impression.


Theatre review: The Approach, Flight Path Theatre

An intriguing display of betrayal and broken friendships.


The 2023 Art Music Awards: a celebration of community

It was a night of diversity and recognition at this year’s Art Music Awards, held at Carriageworks in Sydney/Gadigal.


Theatre review: Fade, Riverside Theatres

A profound critique of affirmative action and show business culture.


Theatre review: Guards at the Taj, Riverside

A tale of conflicted loyalties against a monumental testament to beauty.