Vanessa's Latest Articles
Exhibition review: From The Other Side, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Local and international works focus on the fear of the monstrous-feminine.
Theatre review: A Very Jewish Christmas Carol, Southbank Theatre
A repurposing of Dickens' classic tale with a gingerbread golem and a miser called Scroogavitz.
Theatre review: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Red Stitch Actors' Theatre
Edward Albee's excoriating exploration of an embattled marriage returns for a modern spin.
Beauty, hospitality, generosity: refugee stories at the heart of Australian literature
Four writers whose revelations of the refugee experience encourage readers to broaden their understanding and their empathy.
Performance review: I Am (Not) This Body, Arts House, Melbourne Fringe Festival
A a cross-disciplinary exploration of the performer's relationship with her body in the world.
Performance review: The Nervous Atmosphere, Arts House
A solo performance that uses music and text to examine what it's like to be struck by lightning.
Exhibition review: Don Quixote, Sutton Gallery
An exhibition based on The Australian Ballet's adaptation of Don Quixote.
Exhibition review: Going Insein, Gertrude Glasshouse
Artwork inspired by the inhumane conditions of the largest prison in Myanmar/Burma.
Theatre review: Worstward Ho, Theatre Works
A rarely presented Beckett play is typically experimental and interior in nature.
Theatre review: Selling Kabul, Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre
Sylvia Khoury's 'Selling Kabul' is a play that helps us remember why the caged bird sings.