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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.

Ten figures are sitting cross-legged in formation with their hands raised above their heads. They are wearing light, floaty trousers. The men are bare-chested. The women are wearing brown-coloured bras.
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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…

The Eternity Playhouse has been home to Darlinghurst Theatre Company, now in voluntary administration.
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Darlinghurst Theatre Company placed into voluntary administration

The company made the surprise announcement online.

Hong Kong Dance Company's 'Convergence' touring to Sydney. Photo: Supplied. Two dancers engaged in martial arts movements on a stage. The stage floor seems to be a digital screen with black and white swirls.
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Driving cultural ambition with touring performances and global partnerships

Hong Kong is driving its arts and cultural strategy with touring performances to Australia and a global partnership with Art…

Two white men dressed in Victorian era garb sit on a stage, either side of a large theatrical costumes/props basket with a decanter on the top of it. One man is draped in a blanket and clutches a glass looking worriedly at the older grey haired man, who also looks concerned but off downstage right, clasping his hands in his lap.
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Theatre review: The Woman in Black, QPAC

A powerful production of this acclaimed British thriller has commenced its Australian nationwide tour. 

Death in the Pantheon. On a dark stage two actors are bathed in green light. One can only be seen from the neck down and is holding an ornate drinking contraption, with a red glass case, the other is bending below it to drink.
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Theatre review: Death in the Pantheon, Flight Path Theatre

The latest production from Sydney’s Upper Crass Theatre Company is somewhat flawed – but not without its charms. 

A town hall event will audience and colourful lighting in room. City of Sydney.
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What a $20 million lifeline for Sydney’s cultural life buys

‘Our creative workforce increasingly can’t afford to live or work here,’ Clover Moore, Lord Mayor. ArtsHub look at the City…

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