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Chris Cuffaro – Greatest Hits: Michael Hutchence

Acclaimed photographer Chris Cuffaro returns to Australian soil with an exhibition of images from his iconic shoot with the late Michael Hutchence. Cuffaro met with Hutchence in LA on Oct 1, 1993, and spent the day photographing him for a shoot commissioned by Detour magazine. The shoot was a creative freestyle with the two connecting […]

UNSW Art & Design Annual

Once again the University Of New South Wales’ (UNSW) art and design faculty will celebrate the latest batch of incredible graduates. The A&D Annual is the largest national showcase of graduate contemporary art and design. This exhibition launches the next generation of artists, designers, makers and digital media creators across a wide range of mediums. […]

It’s Personal: Images of objects from Ravensbruck and Sachsenhausen

With his own Jewish heritage in tow, local Sydney photographer Richard Wiesel was granted access to the closed archives of the memorials Sachsenhausen and Ravensbruck to photograph artifacts that have never been seen. Embarking on the emotional journey, Richard sifted through hundreds of objects either left behind or donated by those who had been imprisoned […]

The Mark And Evette Moran Nib Literary Award 2019

With great pleasure Riff Raff was asked to attend the Nib Awards Breakfast at Bondi RSL on Wed Nov 14. The Nib Awards are the only awards given out for research and the writing process itself rather than just for the finished product. It’s an annual event, sponsored by Mark and Evette Moran along with Waverley […]

Japan Supernatural

Japanese art has a special ability to capture the shadow realm and bring the spirit world to life. As part of the special exhibition ghosts, goblins and mischievous shapeshifters are inhabiting the Art Gallery Of NSW thanks to the Japan Supernatural exhibition. Centred on a monumental installation of painting and sculpture by Takashi Murakami, the […]

Newtown Festival 2019

By Madison Behringer. This Sunday, Newtown Festival returns to Camperdown Memorial Rest Park for its 41st year in a row. Hosted and run by Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC), the Festival is one of their key annual fundraisers. With their key purpose of the Festival being By the People, For the People, Newtown Festival is an […]

Southeast – Aboriginal Arts Market

With the closure of the Ularu climb last week Aboriginal culture is once again in the cultural milieu. Coincidently this weekend Carriageworks will play host to a community curated arts market which celebrates Aboriginal the cultural heritage of South-East Aboriginal Australia. Curated by Hetti Perkins and Jonathan Jones the Southeast Aboriginal Arts Market brings together […]

Retro Horror: Supernatural And The Occult In Postwar Japanese Manga

Over the last few years, anime and manga have become increasingly popular sources of inspiration for Halloween costumes. Most often you’ll see people dressed as their favourite Dragon Ball Z, My Hero Academia, One Punch Man, Death Note or Sailor Moon characters. However, the Japanese art forms of anime and manga have long histories of […]

Casula Powerhouse 25th Anniversary

Regarded as perhaps Sydney’s most remarkable and interesting art centres the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) is in the midst of celebrating the 25 year anniversary of doors opening for the first time. As part of these celebrations, the venue at the heart of Western Sydney’s cutting edge arts and culture will be unveiling a […]

Art Attack – The Spring Rebellion: Groove Train For Rebels

All round the city this week you’ve probably spotted a few climate change activists or protest. This weekend however the protest will take a more joyful approach. The Spring Rebellion: Groove Train For Rebels will see protestors boarding a train from Newton at 11 am to Summer Hill, and back, to dance away their anger […]