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Theatre review: Homo Pentecostus, Malthouse Theatre

A multifarious exploration of religion, history, culture and sexuality.

A First Nations dancer dressed in black poses just right of the centre of a stage, with a group of other dancers dressed in black and/or white crouch behind.

Funding boost for ARTS8 group is a ‘record investment’

Eight educational institutions, including NIDA, NICA, ANAM and AFTRS, are sharing a $115.2 million support package thanks to the 2024-25…

Priscilla Queen of the Desert. A couple of drag queens and a transwoman stand on stage in front of an orange backdrop and a prop bus. They are in extravagant costumes and are holding hands.

Musical review: Priscilla Queen of the Desert – the musical, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

This accomplished jukebox musical served as a reminder of how far society has (and hasn’t) evolved. 

Tom Moore, 'Dandy Lion among The Antipodes', 2023. Photo: Grant Hancock. Funky glass figures that combines animal features with human limbs.

Opportunities and awards

30 UNDER 30 mentorship, free fashion business program, plus winners of richest women's art prize and books of the year!

Photo: Felix Mooneeram, Unsplash. An empty theatre with red chairs.

Upset over delayed Welcome to Country at Green Room Awards, ceremonial leader seeking apology

The Green Room Awards Association has landed itself in hot water following the unexplained delay of the Welcome to Country…

A stage filled with performers dressed as animals and birds with a backdrop and set covered in Aboriginal designs.

Performance review: Parrwang Lifts the Sky, Malthouse Theatre

Based on an original creation story from Wadawurrung Country, this is a tale of a magpie named Parrwang who saves…

QSO. Cathedral of St Stephen. Image is a blue washed interior of a large cathedral.

Music review: Mozart's Mass, Cathedral of St Stephen

Mozart’s masterpiece, the great Mass in C Minor, was expertly presented in the atmospheric Cathedral of St Stephen.

A natural rock formation in the rough shape of a window looks out over a river and surrounding Nanda Country. Two children wearing Akubra hats sit in the window, their backs to the camera.

APAM heading to WA

The Australian Performing Arts Market will be hosted in Western Australia by PAC Australia in 2026, 2028 and 2030.

Switzerland. A theatre set of a writer's study with grey concrete walls, a two seater leather backed couch, a wooden coffee table and downstage a cluttered desk with a middle aged white woman working at a typewriter. Behind her a young white man has come through the door and looks nervous.

Theatre review: Switzerland, Ensemble Theatre

Patricia Highsmith is all the rage at the moment, so it's a good time to stage Joanna Murray-Smith's play about…

Fourteen. A stage set of a two-storey building, in the middle of the stage standing on the middle of three desks is a young man holding a bunch of flowers and throwing both arms in the air extravagantly.
Opinions & Analysis

Why I've programmed Fourteen for Bathurst

The manager of BMEC explains why he has picked this particular production from Shake & Stir Theatre Company to share…

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