Author Archives

OLD MAN

Phillip Parsons Young Playwright Award winner Matthew Whittet had one main question in mind writing Old Man: how do you become a father if you never had one? The first of the play’s two-parts is a series of monologues. The characters are confused, distressed, and emotionally adrift - a husband and wife (Daniel and Sam) […]

BASEMENT HAUS U R: new works added to Kaldor Collection

If you thought you’d wrapped your head around the expansive collection in the AGNSW contemporary galleries, think again. In June, the space is getting a little bit of a revamp, integrating more of the gallery’s international and Australian contemporary collection with the astounding John Kaldor Family Collection. Although the AGNSW has over 4000 pieces in […]

30 DAYS & 30 NIGHTS AT FRASER STUDIOS

Since 2008, FraserStudios has been nestled amongst the cranes of Broadway, quietly housing artists, creatives, and the odd party. Sadly, however, as the adage goes, all good things must come to an end, and the FraserStudios is no exception. As it prepares to close its doors on June 30, we caught up with Julia Lenton, […]

A CAUTIONARY TAIL

It’s a long journey from a film’s conception to the silver screen. These days, more and more artists are turning to online creative communities to source funding and support for their projects, many of which are outside the scope of traditional studio work. A Cautionary Tail is one such project. Directed by Simon Rippingale, and […]

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA

While Harry Potter die-hards may still be mourning the recent closure of the Powerhouse Museum’s high-profile exhibition, the movie-inspired magic is far from over. The Chronicles of Narnia, a state-of-the-art ‘edutainment’ exhibition based on the much-loved Narnia book series, opened last week in the cavernous space. The seven books that make up the chronicles, featured […]

MISS BURLESQUE AUSTRALIA 2012

Entering its third titillating year, the Miss Burlesque Australia competition is gearing up for its night of nights – the grand final. Winners from the various states will converge on the Enmore Theatre for a one-night only extravaganza of song, dance, and of course, burlesque.   Of the nine ladies battling it out for the […]

MY IMAGINARY FAMILY

Graheme Bond has been on Australia’s entertainment scene for longer than I’ve been alive. He’s a veteran of local television, appearing on ABC’s popular Aunty Jack in the 70s, followed by Nick from Kindavick, Wollongong the Brave, The Off Show, and the 80s’ News Free Zone. Turning his attention to musical theatre, co-writing Boy’s Own […]

DIMENSION CROSSING

“EnTrance utilises a thrilling mix of art forms and performance styles”, says Performance Space co-director Jeff Khan of the show, which premiers on April 18th as part of the Dimension Crossing season at Carriageworks. The critically acclaimed solo performance by Japanese performer Yumi Umiumare explores the tensions between birth, death, and all that lies in […]

NEVER NOT FUNNY

“Never Not Funny will be a unique experience for Sydney punters,” says producer Michael Brown of Campfire Collective, the team who have brought arts and alternative comedy to Harvest Festival, Peats Ridge Festival, and Late Night Library at Surry Hills. “We are creating a monthly spot on the calendar where you can get a serve […]

JAPANESE CINEMA WEEK

April 16 sees the launch of the latest initiative from the somewhat under-the-radar Japan Foundation – Japanese Cinema Week. Catering to both children, with 2.30pm screenings throughout the holidays, and adults, with a later 6.30pm session, the week will showcase some of the best cinema to come out of Japan, both in recent years and […]