Stephen A Russell

Stephen A Russell is a Melbourne-based arts writer. His writing regularly appears in Fairfax publications, SBS online, Flicks, Time Out, The Saturday Paper, The Big Issue and Metro magazine. You can hear him on Joy FM.

Stephen's Latest Articles


Bright visions from the ancient past and into our future

Three new art shows in Melbourne explore the Venn diagram where art meets science.


Things that go bump in the theatre

The cast of a new stage show revel in conjuring up the supernatural.


Bangarra’s new Artistic Director goes back to Country with Yuldea

Frances Rings' family history is entwined in the sands of the traditional lands of the Anangu peoples in the the…


‘Let’s pretend this is a film’ – when screen techniques tread the boards

There’s a long and storied tradition of film technology appearing on our stages, but to what end?


Alan's Cumming back

A stage show and a new film mean Australian audiences will get a double serving of Scotland's most mercurially mischievous…

Inside the incredible mind of Alexander McQueen

A sure-to-be blockbuster exhibition at the NGV presents an unrivalled look at the fashion legend’s legacy.


Shifting sands: Shaping the future of Bangarra

As Stephen Page looks to a life beyond the company he has spent more than 30 years leading, Frances Rings…


Landmark exhibition honours LGBTIQA+ veterans

For former servicepeople who did not see a place for themselves in the armed forces, this celebration of their stories…


Youth arts summit aims to solve sector’s crisis

Australian Theatre for Young People's Fraser Corfield argues the next generation is being denied access to cultural riches.


What should a new Australian anthem sound like?

And what has table tennis got to do with it? Hip hop artist DENNI teamed up with puppet company Terrapin…

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