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Upcoming speakers at Melbourne Writers Festival. L to R: Paul Murray, Leslie Jamison, Michael Cunningham. Photo: Supplied. On the left is a Caucasian man with greying brown hair and a beard, wearing a checkered shirt and looking slightly stern at the camera. In the middle is a Caucasian woman with brown hair hanging in front of her shoulders, head slightly tiled and wearing a vibrant patterned top. On the right is a Caucasian man with black frame glasses, short grey hair and a small smile, wearing a blue shirt.
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First look at 2024 Melbourne Writers Festival

Three international speakers have been revealed for the 2024 Melbourne Writers Festival with more to come.

‘Forever & Ever’ is a part of the triple bill ‘Ascent’ being toured by Sydney Dance Company this year. Photo: Supplied. An ensemble of 13 dancers on stage wearing black and yellow crop tops and shorts with black socks. The are in a walking stance with arms outstretched but slightly bent, looking powerful.
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Sydney Dance Company announces 2024 international tour

Sydney Dance Company’s 2024 international tour includes debuts at Royal Opera House, London and the Kennedy Centre, Washington DC.

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Cultural tourism: international exhibitions and art fairs in 2024

Need an excuse to travel? Why not plan a trip around a major exhibition, art fair or biennale this year?

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This week's arts news and trending topics

We break it – you read it. This week's top arts news stories.

Two white people in back clothes stand against a grey background. The man has a receding hairline and a short beard; the woman has long white hair.
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Hugo Weaving to star in new Irish-Australian co-production at STC

Weaving and Irish actor Olwen Fouéré star in the Australian premiere of Thomas Bernhard's 'The President'.

Photo: Vonecia Carswell, Unsplash. Four women hugging each other from behind their backs, wearing different shades of purple clothing representing International Women's Day.
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Invest and engage this International Women's Day

With Australia's gender pay gap report published in advance of International Women's Day (8 March), check out these talks and…

Candice Lin, ‘Lithium Sex Demons in the Factory’, 2023. Photo: Izzy Leung. A spaced washed in red lights with large-scale oval vessels standing on rustic platforms. It appears to be underground, with a foreboding ambience. To be shown at MUMA.
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MUMA 2024 exhibition calendar announced

Up next at MUMA: a powerhouse designer, entangled histories, performative exhibition and collective networks.

2024 Accelerando cohort, from L to R, Top to Bottom: Claire Darrigan, Kat Dunshea, Georgia Sustenance, Thomas Dower, Bodhi Trebilcock Taylor, Gus Crannaford, Raiyan Galvin and Courtney McMullan. Photo: Cameron Jamieson. Portrait photos of the eight Accelerando participants.
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Opportunities and awards

Professional development for musicians, writers and creative leaders, plus grants supporting mental health at Fringe and finalists of Asia Pacific…

A series of acrobats perform handstands, two-highs and three-highs by the edge of a body of water, in which their reflections are visible.
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More companies celebrate significant anniversaries in 2024

Brisbane's Circa and Sydney's Legs on the Wall are among the companies celebrating significant anniversaries this year.

University students in graduation robes throw mortarboards in the air.
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What does the Universities Accord Final Report mean for the arts?

This blueprint for major reform of tertiary education contains little that's specifically about the arts or humanities, but it's there…

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