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The Melbourne Festival needs to find its place within the city’s vast cultural paradigm. Accepting its own attenuation and finding a place in this rich patchwork will be its greatest challenge.
The Gold Coast Film Festival, presented by Australia Fair Shopping Centre, has released the full program for the 2012 festival, which begins on April 19th. Festival Director Casey Marshall Siemer offers up her top picks.
The inaugural Perth FRINGE WORLD has finished proceedings with high fives all around. Huge audience numbers and satisfied performers mean the sky’s the limit for Australia’s newest fringe fest.
This year’s Adelaide Fringe promises to be one of the best yet. The 2012 program features a record-breaking 4,000 artists in 923 events, including 250 comedy acts, 130 theatre shows, 170 concerts, 100 cabaret shows and 110 art and design exhibitions.
The country’s oldest arts festival, the Perth International Arts Festival, is celebrating its distinguished 60-year history in 2012. Taking the reins for the first time in this auspicious year is British born Artistic Director Jonathan Holloway. If you think that the milestone would intimidate him, you’d be wrong. And boy does he have big plans.
The Sydney Festival 2012 kicks off in a month on January 7, and thirty days out Festival Director Lindy Hume is a hard woman to get a hold of. On Friday morning she’s just touched down in Brisbane for a series of meetings, and though we’ve tried to schedule a chat for 10am, her plane has been delayed.
Melbourne Festival Artistic Director, Brett Sheehy began working in the arts by writing reviews of plays. Hanging around theatre foyers immersed him in the arts industry and became the stepping stone for what has become a long and illustrious career.
As careers go in the creative industry, one might say that the role of a Festival Director is revered and thought of as even quite sexy.
Roll up! The first-ever Melbourne circus festival has come to town, with a program celebrating the achievements of NICA students past and present.
Not only is the Queensland capital enjoying a resurgence in optimism after January’s floods, the city is also surfacing culturally with a little help from performing arts veteran and Brisbane Festival Artistic Director, Noel Staunton.
Cabaret commands a certain intimacy. From dimly lit piano bars and sophisticated salons to the glittering heritage of The Butterfly Club, The Melbourne Cabaret Festival will make you feel at home.
Gertrude Street is one of Melbourne’s most profoundly dualistic strips. It is poised amongst both high art, at the centre of Fitzroy’s creative community, and cultural abscess, with giant commission flats hogging the skyline. As the heartland of a lively community, the edgy street on the city’s fringe is the ideal location for nocturnal art exhibition The Gertrude Street Projection Festival.
LITTLE BIG SHOTS FILM FESTIVAL: Launched in 2004 by a father who wanted to expose his children to a variety of international short films intended for their demographic, today Little Big Shot Film Festival is an event eagerly anticipated each June by the children and parents alike.
CABARET: The Adelaide Cabaret Festival continues to expand and redefine the art of cabaret, and David Campbell has been the man at the helm of it for the past three years.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: Bold and controversial projects are coming from Australian filmmakers this year, says Sydney Film Festival Director Clare Stewart.
SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL: Once again, the Sydney Writers Festival is offering a stunning line up of some of the biggest names and brightest minds in the worlds of literature, politics, science, economics, current affairs and journalism and it all kicks off on Monday 16 May.
ANYWHERE THEATRE FESTIVAL: Brisbanites get excited, the first Anywhere Theatre Festival is about to start. Running for 10 days from May 5 to 14, it’s a brand spanking new festival for theatre that’s anywhere but in traditional theatre venues.
BAYSIDE LITERARY FESTIVAL: The fourth Bayside Literary Festival draws some big lit names and some heavy hitting local talent around Melbourne bayside suburbs, running from Friday May 20 then runs until Friday May 27.
Basque actor Unax Ugalde is in Australia to introduce his Spanish box-office hits Lovestorming and Bon Appétit to Aussie audiences
attending La Mirada Film Festival.
BRUNSWICK MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Brunswick Music Festival kicks off this week and ArtsHub chats to Festival Director, John McAuslan.
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