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Three women in colourful printed clothes stand in front of assorted wire baskets that are also lit up.

Performance review: Gurr Era Op, RISING Festival, Arts House

Torres Strait Islander women confront the devastation of climate change and battle the rising tide.

A woman is kneeling in the middle of a stage, with her head back. Plumes of fire are coming out of her mouth

Performance review: Limbo – The Return, The Grand Electric

Strut & Fret hits the mark with this bacchanalian mix of cabaret, circus and acrobatics. 

A teenage girl with her brunette hair in a ponytail is wearing school uniform and looking over to the side.

Theatre review: Punk Rock, Clubhouse Theatre, Townsville

Young, emerging actors shine brightly in this school drama.

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Music review: The Lost Birds with VOCES8, QPAC

An extraordinary addition to Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s programming, 'The Lost Birds' combined heartfelt music with an emotional choral experience like…

A woman in a silver top and trousers is standing in front of a drummer and his drum kit.

Music review: Snoh Aalegra, RISING Festival, The Forum

Snoh Aalegra brought all the feels to the Forum Melbourne for RISING.

A Caucasian man is wearing a black suit and playing on a black grand piano.

Music review: Kirill Gerstein, Melbourne Recital Centre

Kirill Gerstein’s performance showcases a mastery of musical expression made seemingly effortless.

A figure stands in a dark underground space with sofas laid out and people sleeping.

Performance review: 8/8/8: REST, RISING Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne

An eight-hour performance about rest and sleep performed in ungodly hours but tangled in its own bureaucracy.

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Performance review: POV, Belvoir St Theatre

Two child actors and 36 unrehearsed adult actors participate in an engrossing mash-up of stage and screen techniques. 

A concert setting, The lead singer, all in white, but with a pink tie, is standing in front of a microphone with their head thrust back.

Music review: Fever Ray and Mo'Ju, RISING Festival, Hamer Hall

Cult act Fever Ray returns triumphantly to Australia.

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Opinions & Analysis

Questions raised over ‘Simpler. Fairer. Faster.’ arts funding model

Create NSW has announced a new approach to its arts funding model, but first reactions say it favours competitiveness over…

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