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Over 100 artists have been announced for the return of the Sangam Festival 2021. Held over four weekends in Melbourne, the program reveals spoken word, music, dance, theatre and more.
From design festivals to solo exhibitions, we take a look at what the craft and design sector has planned for 2021
Festivals in regional Victoria and the Gold Coast demonstrate their adaptability as the sector adjusts to COVID-safe conditions.
Craft symposium announced, MCA collection rehang, Experimenta Triennial of Media Art news, Mona kids picture book, and more arts news and opportunities.
For the first time Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival will be presented in a hybrid format, catering to the cinema-going public and those who want to watch from home.
RØDE Founder donates $5 million to the Sydney Festival, with a message to philanthropists that the arts need their help.
From pop up galleries in empty shops, using trams and traffic barriers, billboards and pocket urban parks and laneways - Sydney and Melbourne are flourishing outside 'the white cube' of the conventional gallery, post COVID.
The dates are in and 2021 is shaping up nicely for the arts, despite the possibility of pandemic postponements.
The COVID outbreak and teeming rains have challenged – but not stopped – Sydney Summer Festival Season.
Creating a cultural change for women writers over the last 50 years, The Victorian Society of Women Writers are celebrating with a week-long festival.
Outcomes from DESIGN Canberra and AGNSW annual reports; Powerhouse Parramatta pop-up; new commissions for NPG, ACMI and Fed Square; Myer Music Bowl is back, new for Canberra Theatre and more opportunities and news.
The drip-feeding of announcements continues this week, with Dark Mofo and La Boite Theatre Company being the latest recipients of Federal arts stimulus funding.
Public sculpture for hope, The National's 2021 artists revealed, auctions hit new records, Inclusive Film Festival, Pinchgut, Griffin, QSO, and Brandenburg all reveal 2021 programs, plus more arts news and opportunities.
An increased number of performers in this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival identify as LGBTIQA+, something its Creative Director attributes to the organisation's vision of cultural democracy.
The Artistic Directors of major festivals in Perth, Darwin, Brisbane and other mainland capitals only have to satisfy their local stakeholders. Not so for Tasmanian festivals like Mona Foma and Ten Days on the Island.
What do international arts festivals do when Australia’s borders are still largely closed to international travellers? They draw on their establishing principles while simultaneously celebrating the unique cultures of their individual cities.
This year, we all pivoted to an online model but did it help the disabled community? At our recent Visions 2020 conference, Hanna Cormick, Gayle Kennedy and Madeleine Little discussed how much digital has opened up and the need to do more in the future.
Our online conference will make sense of 2020 and think through the arts as an essential part of the ‘new normal’. With guests from across Australia we look at funding, culturally safe spaces, and digital as a way to expand access.
Brian Ritchie and Louise Bezzina join the Visions 2020 conference to reflect on the hyperlocal experience of two inimitable Australian arts festivals.
Working with 87 artists during the pandemic and remote lockdowns, Tarnanthi continues to be innovative, and in a first, throws the spotlight on the work of women Aboriginal artists.
Agility, adaptability and upskilling are all part of the process, but gifs are important too. Lessons learned from Melbourne Fringe's first foray into presenting a festival digitally.
Solvency records show that the inaugural Biennale of Australian Art (BOAA) still owes around $350,000 to artists and vendors, while its Director moves on to open a new gallery.
In the coronavirus crisis there have been calls from all sides to 'save the arts', but we should also ask what sort of arts industry we want to save.
Despite all Arts Ministers meeting yesterday, Queensland has been the only state to step up with a stimulus package in the awake of Coronavirus' decimation of the sector.
While attending Adelaide Festival, Jared Thomas saw something that made him question years of racism and set him on the path to becoming a writer.
Responding to a recent review, Cementa19 make the point, that like all good art, a festival should make you uncomfortable, awkward, challenged, and aware of the social reality in which you play.
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A collective of musicians, dancers and writers weave ancient texts, myths and traditions into a recital exploring collective connection to old and new homelands.
Stompin's latest work was originally supposed to be presented in April 2020, and has benefitted from the extra-long development process.
Solid conceptual framing, but does it get lost in festival fever? Artspace focuses on First Nations conversations for Sydney Festival with a curious pairing.
At a time when many of our art schools nationally face perilous cuts and closures, this exhibition curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham couldn’t be more timely.
Rich in symbolism, doom and hope, you live through the cycle of life and death at the hands of Romeo Castellucci in his rethink of Mozart’s iconic Requiem.
Science fiction meets introspection in Passionate Machine.
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