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So you want my arts job: Theatre Critic

Aside from the glamour of swanning around on opening nights among the glitterati, being a theatre critic necessitates a lot…

Julia Slater-Allan and Sam Corr in ‘Cutting Onions’. Photo: Supplied. A woman sitting on the countertop based in purple light in a domestic sitting, gesturing to a man wearing a black hoodie.
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Theatre review: Cutting Onions, The MC Showroom

A visual extravaganza about modern relationships.

Natalie Gamsu. Photo: Marija Ivkovic. A person smiling brightly wearing a red top and black skirt, which she is holding in her hand.
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Theatre review: Shrapnel, fortyfivedownstairs

A production that celebrates Natalie Gamsu and invites the Jewish South African community to recall memories of their formative years.

James Joyce (Tref Gare) performing his spider dance in ‘ Samuel Beckett and the Rainbow Girl’. Photo: Jody Jane Stitt.
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Theatre review: Samuel Beckett and the Rainbow Girl, St Martin’s Theatre

A new play exploring Irish novelist James Joyce’s Paris years in the 1920s.

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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.

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Listening to the desert speak and answering with art, song, music and culture

September is the ideal time for cultural tourists to visit Central Australia, thanks to the annual Desert Festival and Desert…

‘Constellations’ by Joanie Lemercier to feature at Now or Never 2024. Photo: Supplied. A large projected vortex glows above the water at night. Two people are standing close to the artwork.
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After a solid debut, Now or Never reveals 2024 program

Promising highlights include the homecoming of Marco Fusinato’s monstrous Venice Biennale work and a four-night music line-up at the Royal…

Night Trade at RISING 2024. Photo: Gianna Rizzo. People gathering in an alleyway where a bit screen is showing a white triangle with the word ‘up’. The image is saturated by red light.
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Has RISING risen only to face a future fall?

While celebrating record attendance and strong sales, RISING’s future still seems uncertain.

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Dance review: Horizon, Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s darkly beautiful new production draws upon the ancient roots of both Australian and New Zealand First Nations…

Darling Portrait Prize 2024 Art Handlers' Award winner, Nena Salobir, 'Self Portrait on Washcloth', 2024. Image: Supplied. The residue of makeup such as mascara and lipstick made an imprint on a white washcloth.
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Opportunities and awards

Entries open for digital literary award, plus winners of Art Handlers' Awards at the National Portrait Gallery and Creative Australia…

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