Virginia Balfour

Virginia Balfour is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has extensive experience working in the UK film and television industry as a producer and director, as well as an NGO film-maker in the USA. She is a published author and journalist and lives with her family in Sydney.

Virginia's Latest Articles

Lehmann Trilogy. Image is a man in a red tinted corporate office, with a grid of square fluorescent lights overhead. He is standing on a boardroom table with his arms outstretched to the side. Around him are file boxes and one is being carried out by an office worker.

Theatre review: The Lehman Trilogy, Theatre Royal, Sydney

An epic journey through the life of the company at the epicentre of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis.

Australia has a black history. Image is a photograph of a group of black clad protesters in the streets of Sydney. A young woman with braided hair, a Black Lives Matter t shirt and a placard is in the centre.

Exhibition review: Barbara McGrady, Australia Has a Black History, University of Sydney

A photography exhibition that highlights 30 years of Indigenous history on Gadigal country.

Louise Bourgeois. Image is a huge bronze spider taking up the forecourt of an art gallery with columns in the front.

Exhibition review: Louise Bourgeois, Art Gallery of NSW

The largest exhibition of Louise Bourgeois' work ever seen in Australia.

Exhibition review: Botanica de Materia Medica, Royal Botanic Garden

Australia’s leading contemporary botanic art exhibition presents a diverse and interesting exploration of plants that heal.


Dance review: Identity, Sydney Opera House

Two separate performances exemplify the grace and power of two of Australia's leading choreographers: Daniel Riley and Alice Topp.


Exhibition review: On the Edge, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

An exhibition that explores Australian nature at peril.


Theatre review: One Woman Show, Sydney Opera House

A parodic exploration of well-worn tropes of female-led storytelling.


Installation review: Eden Unearthed: Art in the Gardens

Over 35 installations are on display in this outdoor setting, exploring both environmental degradation and tendrils of hope.


Musical review: FANGIRLS

The successful musical about pop culture makes a triumphant return to Sydney.


Opera review: Il Trovatore

Opera Australia's re-imagining of Verdi’s story of love, revenge, persecution and revolution as a dystopian critique of the repression of…

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