Thuy On

Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She was the books editor of The Big issue for 8 years. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). Her next collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Twitter: @thuy_on

Thuy's Latest Articles

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US ‘warrior librarian’ Tracie D Hall speaks at State Library Victoria

Prominent American advocate for libraries, Tracie D Hall visits Melbourne to talk about book banning and the concomitant decline in…

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So you want my arts job: physical comedy and clown teacher

Drawing from over 20 years' experience, Clare Bartholomew divulges what it means to be a physical comedy and clown teacher.


Opening of new Melbourne library, narrm ngarrgu, and return of Koorie Heritage Trust

Melbourne's first new library in almost a decade opens and the renovated Koorie Heritage Trust centre returns.

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Professional development opportunity for arts educators

The National Gallery of Australia’s visual arts education conference returns January 2024.

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Prime Minister’s Literary Awards winners 2023

Winners across six literary categories each take home $80,000 in this year's Prime Minister's Literary Awards.

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Publishing trends from US perspective

Topical literary trends from a US perspective.

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A thriving forest of poetry

A record number of poetic entries in this year's POEM FOREST competition will result in over 6400 seedlings planted.


Maria Callas performs again in hologram

Soprano diva Maria Callas will perform in Australia as a hologram four decades after her death.

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Book review: Kinky History, Esmé Louise James

A well-researched yet exuberant exploration of kinky sexual practices throughout the ages.

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Music review: Angel Strings and K Mak, Scienceworks Planetarium, Melbourne Fringe Festival

A successful marriage of cosmic imagery and ethereal music.

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