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THE NEW YORK TIMES: AS any gallery owner knows, art does not exactly sell itself. Even in a bullish economy the way a work is displayed and discussed can make all the difference between igniting a collector’s abiding interest and letting the ember go cold.
VIETNAM NEWS: HA NOI — The ten best drawings by Vietnamese pupils will be sent to the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels for an international drawing competition.
HCM CITY — Despite having lived abroad, overseas Vietnamese have grown to dominate the domestic comedy scene and become household names.
CORRIERE DELLA SERA: FLORENCE – The most aggressive, voracious ones are Anobium punctatum and Oligomerus ptilinoides. Only four millimetres long, the little terrors are insatiable and chew up masterpieces of panel painting as well as supporting structures, frames and wooden sculptures.
BLIC ONLINE: B.T.Goran Bregovic and his “Weddings and Funerals Orchestra” will soon depart on their first big American tour. The famous musician and his 19-member orchestra will have eight concerts in America and two in Canada.
KOREA TIMES: The Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF), the country's biggest annual publishing event for industry insiders and the public, will be held at COEX in southern Seoul from May 13 to 17.
KOREA TIMES: Bangladeshi art may not be quite familiar to the Korean audience. The Embassy of Bangladesh hopes to introduce the best of the country's modern art through an exhibition ``Contemporary Paintings of Bangladesh.'
ALARAB ONLINE: Film director Bahman Ghobadi challenges Iran's draconian censorship and pays tribute to the country's underground rappers and rockers in his new film to be shown in the Cannes film festival next week.
Tohby Riddle is the author of two cartoon collections and numerous critically acclaimed picture-books, including the recent Nobody Owns the Moon. Nobody Owns the Moon has recently been shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature and the CBCA Picture Book of the Year.
Sarah Holland's first book, Aria (UQP), was the recipient of the Dorothy Hewett Fellowship for Poetry, the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and the FAW Anne Elder Award.
It has also been shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize, part of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2009. Winners will be announced as part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2009.
Richard Harland's novels and short stories have won several Aurealis awards. His first book was the comic horror novel The Vicar of Morbing Vyle, which has since become a cult classic. His most recent novel Worldshaker is published by Allen & Unwin.
Ursula Dubosarsky is a multi-award winning writer for children and young adults. She is the author of picture books (most recently The Terrible Plop, illustrated by Andrew Joyner), books for younger readers (The Strange Adventures of Isador Brown) and books for older readers (The First Book of Samuel, Theodora’s Gift and The Red Shoe - all major prize winners).
THE AGE: Comedian Frank Woodley confronts his mid-life crisis by taking on his first dramatic role - in the Malthouse's update of Voltaire's Candide. He speaks with Jim Schembri.
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: LOOK, look at this," shouts Salvatore Zofrea, excitedly putting down his dog-eared Bible, leaping up and running across his Seaforth studio to a huge canvas, incomplete but already crowded with tones, subtleties, local details.
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: WHEN Candy Bowers walks down the street, total strangers shout: "Hey, Macy Gray." Or ask: "Aren't you that girl from Video Hits?" Or is she Christine Anu? Maybe Willie Mason's sister, eh?
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: A tree, denuded of leaves, hangs upside down from the ceiling, its bare branches sitting starkly against a gauze screen.
Sophie Cunningham has worked in publishing for 20 years as an editor of fiction and non-fiction. Her first novel was Geography and her second, Bird. She is working on a third,This Devastating Fever. Sophie is currently the editor of the literary quarterly Meanjin.
ADELAIDE NOW: PERFORMERS and directors are swooping into town and rehearsal rooms are a bubbling with creative juices as Adelaide gears for the Come Out festival.
ADELAIDE NOW: RESTLESS Dance Theatre is among a large South Australian contingent on the short list for this year's Australian Dance Awards.
ABC ARTS ONLINE: Aboriginal elders in Queensland are praising the success of a dance program helping young Indigenous men escape a life of drugs and alcohol.
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