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CHIC PETITE PRESENTS…

Imagine the madness of a live fashion photoshoot, backstage hair and make-up shenanigans and model casting happening amongst an exhibition of art and photography. Think Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model minus the hours of editing. Chic Petite Events, known for putting together quarterly event Launch My Label to introduce up and coming fashion […]

BETTY CHURCHER

Like a surgeon losing the functionality of his/her hands or a king unable to make a speech, Betty Churcher lived through the degeneration of her eyesight. Who is Betty Churcher? She was the former Director of the National Gallery of Australia, art critic at The Australian newspaper and all in all lived for the love […]

DISTANT WORLD: MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY

From a distant world to our Sydney shores comes the highly anticipated multimedia concert featuring music from the Final Fantasy video game series. Watch as poetic music by composer Nobuo Uematsu, conductor Arnie Roth and a full orchestra from the Sydney Symphony complement the surreal stills and videos from the games screened as background to […]

INTERSPECTION

Have you ever felt like you were standing outside yourself looking at you? I have when I’m hungover, mostly wishing I wasn’t the one on the couch with the insufferable headache. Victorian artist Sean O’Carroll coined the term ‘interspection’ to describe a self-reflective psychological state of looking at oneself from the outside. The subjects of […]

CROSSROADS: CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN PHOTOGRAPHY

In a room, a monkey is about to drop a piece of paper into a ballot box and the title below the photograph reads, “Invitation to the sincerest form of flattery”. In another, a young girl with an elaborate hairdo burrows her face into the neck of her boyfriend. The sadness in his eyes shows […]

JACK CHARLES V THE CROWN

“I’m no harm to anybody but to myself. And if this is harmful, bring on the hurt please.” Sixty-seven-year-old Aboriginal actor Jack Charles speaks like a poem and the harm he’s speaking about was his relationship with heroin. We saw his story about drugs, burglary, prison time and theatre in the documentary Bastardy. Now, he […]

THE BROTHERS SIZE

Described as, “Shakespeare meets The Wire”, The Brothers Size is written by 27-year-old American playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, a newly inducted member of the prestigious Steppenwolf Theatre Ensemble. We speak to director Imara Savage as she brings to stage McCraney’s poetry on paper. What was it like working with Tarell Alvin McCraney? Wow! I wish I […]

BB KING

BB King has performed more than 10,000 concerts in his lifetime. Period. I could just stop here, give you venue and ticket price information and be done. But just for giggles, I’ll throw in a few more numbers. Over 75 albums, 15 Grammy awards, ranked #3 on Rolling Stone’s ‘100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time’ […]

THEATRE, DEMOCRACY & THE END OF DISTRACTION

In my interview with 67-year-old Aboriginal actor Jack Charles this week, he described himself in his 20s as such, “I was political and thought of myself a useful person but I wasn’t as outspoken as I can be today. I was very shy and held back quite a bit. But theatre was the driving force […]

GUWANYI – POETRY IN THE PARK

The National Aboriginal Writers’ Festival is still a toddler at three years old but the history of Aboriginal stories and its oral tradition goes back a long time. Amidst a whole day of celebrating the best of Aboriginal literature, join Jim Everett, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Lionel Fogarty and MC Cathy Craigie as they […]