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London based movement and theatre artist Wendy Houstoun will be performing her solo show, Desert Island Dances, in a crowded old Dutch circus tent in Hyde Park for this summer’s Sydney Festival. She speaks to Arts Hub about dance, comedy, and how every audience is different.
Whether you’re an artist, writer, designer or editor, freelancing is like the ultimate heaven. Finally, you’re free from the shackles of your former work. You’re your own boss. You can pick and choose the jobs you want from a multitude of contracting work.
Venezuelan born jewellery artist Yamila Guedez draws on her training as an Architect to create her avant garde pieces.
As the world's stock markets go into meltdown we head down the road to the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Australia’s leading musicians and artists have been joined by artists from around the world in a call on the Commonwealth Government to revisit its decision to cancel funding for the high level music training programs currently provided by the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in Melbourne.
Miriam Zolin is the publisher and editor of extempore – a new literary journal about and inspired by jazz and improvised music.
Julie McDonald won the Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award Above Love category with her song Cinderella.
While waiting for a train at central station a few weeks ago, I was perusing the magazine rack. I came across a publication called Monocle. I hadn’t ever heard of it before and assumed, based on the Gucci clad male model on the cover, that it was because it was directed at a more affluent demographic than mine. Ready to move on to the next magazine, something caught my eye. The pouting Adon
Halcyon is the only Australian ensemble dedicated to the performance of new and recent music for voice and instruments. They celebrate their 10th birthday in September and they're telling Arts Hub all about it...
Theatre director Benjamin Knapton knew he could be anything he wanted, and he wanted to be a traveller. Over the years his work has taken him to far-flung parts but most memorably to Quebec and the wisdom of Robert Lepage. Benjamin tells Arts Hub a little about how he got to this point.
Later this year, Marcus Westbury will be on TV (and computer) screens, hosting the second series of his groundbreaking ABC arts program Not Quite Art. I suggested he indulge me by answering four questions related to technology and online content, including one about John Farnham.
British composer Joby Talbot has written for instrumental ensembles of varying sizes, as well as choirs, pop groups, film, television and the occasional children's birthday party...
Many artists enter the ‘real’ world with little to no idea of how to build a practice which can sustain them. So they eke out a living in low-paying jobs while creating art part time. Unsurprisingly, many become demoralised and give up art.
Jackson, 25, is the recipient of the 2008 Metro 5 Art Award People’s Choice Prize of $10,000 for his triptych Mistakes we wish we’d made, Irtusk Russia, 16-17 November
Everyone wants to run away to the circus, right? Well now running away to the circus has become something more significant than a Disney film about an elephant with big ears. For performers in the creative arts industries, there is real opportunity for national and international success and career advancement in the circus arts.
I won’t be turning on the t.v. this weekend, because I haven’t had a good creative workout in a while. I’ve been lazy, uninspired, and creatively unfit. The last month or so, I would really have appreciated the services of an artistic personal trainer!
Fergus Binns, 28, is the recipient of the 2008 Metro 5 Art Award Judges' Prize of $40,000 for his painting "Mount Kosciusko with receding snow dome".
On Wednesday 19 March this year, Arts Hub published a letter from artist and curator Jenny Fraser to Queensland Premier Anna Bligh. Fraser received a reply earlier this month from Bonny Barry, Parliamentary Secretary to Rod Welford, Queensland Minister for Education, Training and the Arts.
If you're aged 18-25 and live in Queensland, enter your short story in the State Library of Queensland's Young Writers Award for the chance to win $2,000 and career launching opportunities. Entries close 1 August.
Brisbane Industrial Designer, Rob Geddes, has been awarded the title of Queensland Smart State Designer of the Year. The award recognised a career of design excellence and a leadership role in Queensland’s design sector.
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