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Ride the Cyclone. On a dark stage a group of young school uniform clad people group around a young man who has a green halo around him. Surrounding all of them is a circular ladder like piece of design.

Musical review: Ride the Cyclone, Hayes Theatre

A Canadian hit musical makes its Australian debut.

Installation view of ‘Anugerah: (Bestowed)’ at HAIR ARI. Photo: Courtesy of HAIR ARI. Three figures with no limbs wrapped with cotton straps with Javanese text, each of them is wearing a clay mask. They are inside a gallery space with dim warm lighting and more Javanese text on the wall.

Exhibition review: Anugerah: (Bestowed), HAIR ARI

Indonesian-born artist Addin Sugarda considers rituals of connection and cultural longing in her exhibition.

Graeme Base, Animalia. Image is a detail from an underwater shipwreck and marine life illustration.

Exhibition review: Graeme Base –Animalia, Beinart Gallery

Beloved, prolific and bestselling children’s book author and artist is showcased in the latest artistic treat from Melbourne’s Beinart Gallery

A Portrait of Love still.

A Portrait of Love review: behind every great man there is … another one

Molly Reynolds’ intimate documentary uses the home movies of Roberto Meza Mont to shine a spotlight onto his life with…

Installation view, 'MATTERS' at Villa Alba Museum as part of 2024 Melbourne Design Week. Photo: Sean Fennessy. Carved timber sculptures resembling table surfaces inside a heritage architecture setting.

Exhibition review: MATTERS, Villa Alba Museum

Where contemporary design breathed life into the old charm of a heritage mansion.

Live Bait. On the left is an author shot of a grey-haired with grey/white stubble, white man in his 40s/50s sitting at a table outside in the city, with his arms crossed in front of him and wearing a blue suit jacket over a darker blue T shirt. On the right is a book cover of an angler standing in a rushing river with fishing rod out. We can only see from the chest down to the knee and he is wearing a utility belt with a pistol in it.

Book review: Live Bait, Stephen Sewell

Can a novel succeed when it features a wilfully stupid protagonist?

Ordinary Human Love. On the left is a colour headshot of a white woman in her 30s/40s, with wavy dark shoulder length hair, parted in the middle and a V neck black top. The book cover on the right has a pinky/orange background and two lilac coloured statues with arms outstretched, one below the other reaching up as if they are about to kiss.

Book review: Ordinary Human Love, Melissa Goode

A debut novel that surveys intimate relationships and the nature of desire.

Only the Astronauts. Image on left is a head and shoulders shot of a white 30-something woman with hair pulled back, a big smile and a black jacket with raised collar. On the right is the book cover, largely grey with two pink clad astronauts on the far left and right the one on the left looking in towards the other's back, and the one on the right looking off to the right.

Book review: Only the Astronauts, Ceridwen Dovey

A highly imaginative collection of tales about inanimate objects in space.

Cressida Campbell. Image is a still life painting of vases on a table with spindly flowers in them, a bowl and an apple. On the wall behind are parts of three Japanese prints.

Exhibition review: Cutting Through Time – Cressida Campbell, Margaret Preston, and the Japanese Print, Geelong Gallery

An examination of the influence of Japanese woodblock prints on two prominent Australian artists.

the Odd Couple. On a stage set of a New York apartment in the 1960s four white actors stand centre stage. On the left is a man in a brown jacket side on, addressing the others. Next to him is a fastidious man in a blue suit and red tie, holding something covered in a tea towel. Next is a blonde woman with a yellow, pink and white sleeveless dress and finally a woman with short dark hair and a yellow and green sleeveless dress. She is also facing in to the others.

Theatre review: The Odd Couple, Comedy Theatre

Decades later, Neil Simon's play still feels sharp and relatable.

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