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Festival turns 75 after two years of pandemic disruption

Edinburgh Festival returns to a full live event with opening performances by Australian talents.


Why sensitivity readers matter

Sensitivity readers can not only identify misrepresentations of marginalised communities but also make books more authentic, Helen Young writes.


Vale the great songman Archie Roach

Archie Roach gave voice, a story, to the experiences of so many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, writes Bhiamie…

A saxophonist plays his mic'ed up instrument at a studio session.

Not paying royalties for session musos is damaging the music industry

Australia is one of a handful of developed economies that does not support the rights of performers to ongoing royalties,…

Colourful lanterns in the sahpes of cars and birds are carried through Bathurst's streets at night.

New art project celebrates Bathurst's many identities

The conflicting identities of Bathurst’s Wahluu/Mt Panorama are brought together through art, writes Suzie Gibson.


Vale Peter Brook, an ever innovative director

Paul Rae explores the enduring but complex legacy of British theatre director Peter Brook, who died on Saturday, aged 97.


Japanese avant-garde ceramicists test the limits of clay

Documenting a shift from function to form, Catherine Speck looks at AGSA’s latest exhibition on Japanese ceramics.


Why the music of Kate Bush spans generations

Her resurgent popularity shows that Kate Bush is seemingly unfettered by the restrictions of both time nor space, writes Lorna…

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Daniel Boyd's art overturns accepted white Australian history

Daniel Boyd's new solo exhibition at AGNSW not only interrogates Australia's colonial history but transfers First Nations knowledge to audiences.


Tony Burke’s double portfolio is what the arts need

Tony Burke is the first Federal Minister to hold the pairing of Ministry of Arts and Workplace Relations, a unique…

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