Arts & Entertainment

Wansolwara: One Salt Water

In the pidgin dialect of the Solomon Islands, Wansolwara describes the concept of ‘one ocean, one people’, as an idea of a shared connection between the different communities of the Great Ocean. At UNSW Galleries, Fiji-born and Sydney based artist Shivanjani Lal’s works explores her history and identity as an Australian and Fijian. Her work […]

Year Of The Rat

By Madison Behringer This year, Jan 25 marks the Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Chinese Spring Festival. 2020 is the Year Of The Rat and celebrations are set to be in full swing in Sydney across the weekend. The Chinese New Year marks new beginnings and fresh starts […]

Mat Ward – Filter Bubble

Mat Ward has just released Filter Bubble, a future drum and bass album. The artist mashes jungle with future bass to create an entirely unique genre that’s all his own.  The album is politically provocative by being critical of the corporate media, leaving listeners with disturbing truths to grapple with. Filter Bubble’s electric instrumentals lends the […]

Hellfire Club Burns Out

Sydney’s Hellfire Club, one of the longest running fetish party nights since 1993, has closed its doors after 26 years and 10 months, with the venue blaming the closure on the city’s lockout laws. Hellfire Club opened for more than 20 years ago, as a refuge for those who originally didn’t fit in with mainstream society […]

Underwater

‘What did the rat say when it walked into a wall? Damn!’ Such is the banal dialogue in the new sci-fi blockbuster wannabe, Underwater. The film is actually an ‘homage’ to Alien but without the tension, the drama or the three dimensional characters in conflict not only with, the creature, but with each other as well. […]

THE NAKED CITY – HANDS OFF THE WOMBAT

During the current bushfire season there was a warm and fuzzy story doing the rounds on social media, that even found its way into the mainstream press. It was reported that wombats were leading other native animals into their burrows to escape the raging flames. Whilst other animals do sometimes make use of the maze […]

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

This film is probably deeply nostalgic for several generations of Americans. It’s based on the host of an extremely popular children’s television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001. Tom Hanks plays the impossibly affable Fred Rogers during the latter part of his career. He’s fragile, very slow and deliberate in speech, […]

TAP Gallery Bushfire Auction

Artists feeling the need to help and support the bushfire recovery have donated their artworks for a grand art auction to be held at TAP Art Gallery this Saturday. Some of the artists have been affected personally or have friends who have been affected during these weeks and weeks of devastating damage to properties, animals […]

Songs For Nobodies

Cabaret superstar Bernadette Robinson is returning from a sold-out season on London’s West End, bringing her hit play Songs For Nobodies back home to Australia for a limited season. First performed 10 years ago, Songs For Nobodies was specifically written for Robinson by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith and is directed by Simon Phillips. In the […]

Tiny Moving Parts

Typically when we think of family bands we jump to siblings or parents with their children. Minnesota trio Tiny Moving Parts though are a family band of a different kind. The band consists of brother Matthew and William ‘Billy’  Chevalier alongside their cousin Dylan Mattheisen. Despite this slightly unconventional family lineup, Mattheisen told City Hub […]