Most popular reviews in 2022

What were ArtsHub's most read reviews of the year?

Here are the most popular reviews this year across an array of art forms. After the last few years of COVID-led shuttered shows and closed shops, everything went (almost) back to normal as audiences piled back into live performance spaces, exhibition venues and bookstores nationwide. There are some sure-fire hits among the selection, but some surprises too.

Who would have thought that a show using the lesser-known songs of Bob Dylan would be the most widely read performing arts review of 2022? With its melancholic plot lines and chiaroscuro lighting, this production was assuredly not an upbeat musical.

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Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She was the books editor of The Big issue for 8 years. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). Her next collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Twitter: @thuy_on