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To Cook Cook Or Not

On the biennale of Captain James Cook’s arrival in the Great South Land, First Nations artists will be debating the consequences of Cook planting the British flag on Australian soil. The hostess is the dubiously named Miss Elaneous, who will be joined by Matty Webb, while the panel comprises Artist Director of the Sydney Festival Wesley Enoch, […]

THE NAKED CITY – Bring Back The Ducky!

It’s great to see that the Sydney Festival will go ahead in January 2021 with an ‘Australian Made’ program – no big name overseas acts but the spotlight on some wonderful local musicians, dancers, actors and artists. Naturally crowd numbers will be restricted with the various COVID-19 protocols but it’s a brave move to stage […]

Galleries Galore Post Lockdown

By Rida Babar Find out which galleries are open and free to visit, as well as the exciting arrival of new exhibitions. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, Sydney art galleries including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), The Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW), the Maritime Museum, TAP Gallery, and the DuckRabbit are reopening, introducing the new […]

New Director For Sydney Festival

New director for the Sydney Festival, Olivia Ansell, is very excited about reinvigorating Sydney after lockdown, with new works on our wonderful city that both educate and entertain. Ansell comes from a theatrical family with her grandparents having been circus performers at the Old Tivoli and her parents both in musical theatre. Her father was actually a […]

REVIEW: Colossus

The (almost) overwhelming production from Stephanie Lake, Colossus, is an activation of all the senses. With a bare stage and very muted costumes, Colossus, highlights the incredible talent and athleticism of 50 dancers, who give their all through the entire 50-minute performance. Using sharp choreography coupled with an intense soundtrack, Collosus, encourages an examination of community and an […]

Bran Nue Dae

Embarking on its 30th anniversary tour, hit musical Bran Nue Dae has begun its 2020 season in Sydney at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres. Legendary Australian actor and TV presenter Ernie Dingo returns to the role of Uncle Tadpole which he first performed in the original 1990 tour of the production. Presented by Opera Australia and Sydney Festival, Bran […]

The Beehive

True crime stories are typically told through the film, television or book medium however the UNSW Galleries are currently playing host to an exhibition which tells a true crime story through art. The Beehive is an acclaimed video installation created by Zanny Begg and produced by Philippa Bateman in association with the Sydney Festival. The […]

A Ghost In My Suitcase

Barking Gecko Theatre presents Vanessa Bates’ adaptation of A Ghost In My Suitcase as part of Sydney Festival 2019. Based on the award-winning novel by Gabrielle Wang, A Ghost In My Suitcase follows 12 year-old Celeste who travels abroad to scatter her mother’s ashes in the legendary Isle of Clouds, an ancient Chinese water town. […]


In its Australian premiere season and showing as part of Sydney Festival 2019, award-winning theatre-maker Geoff Sobelle presents Home, an interactive large-scale performance work. A piece that has been developed through workshops and improvisation, Home encompasses an array of themes and techniques, including an extensive set that is developed as the show progresses. Using a combination […]


Throughout the world major cultural festivals inevitably reflect the social environment and historical background of the cities in which they are held. Look at Australia for example. The highly successful and always innovative Adelaide Festival has built its brand on both the intimate layout of the city itself and decades of strong patronage of the […]