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Matisse: Life and Spirit – Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris

BY TESSA PELLE Electrifying colours and emotional power bring the paintings of French artist Henri Matisse to life. An exceptional collection of works from one of the world’s most groundbreaking and influential artists has landed in Sydney for the Art Gallery of NSW’s Matisse: Life and Spirit exhibition. Comprising of paintings, drawings and sculptures, the exhibition […]

Wherever She Wanders back on stage

By Tessa Pelle Griffin Theatre Company will return to the stage with Wherever She Wanders from Nov 5 until Dec 11. Written by award-winning playwright Kendall Feaver the play follows an aspiring student journalist, Nikki, who is on a collision course with Jo Mulligan, the first female Master of one of the country’s oldest residential colleges. When a serious allegation […]

Darlinghurst Theatre unveils new Artistic Director as 30th anniversary approaches

BY TESSA PELLE Darlinghurst Theatre has promoted former Co-Artistic Director Amylia Harris to sole Artistic Director as the company restructures ahead of its 30th anniversary. Previous Co-Artistic Director and founding CEO Glen Terry will be taking on the newly created role of Executive Director as he announces plans for early retirement, labelling Harris as his […]

COVID-19 arts funding leaves smaller theatre companies in the dust

By Tessa Pelle As large-scale music, dance and theatre productions hurry to claim a $75 million COVID-19 relief fund, smaller entertainment companies are left grasping at straws for support.  Almost half of the stimulus has been allocated within the first five weeks since Create NSW launched its crisis funding for non-for-profit and commercial performing arts […]

Galerie pompom’s latest exhibition seen through a looking glass

By Tessa Pelle Galerie pompom will present the talent of four emerging Sydney based artists in its newest exhibition, Confabulations. Despite Sydney's ongoing lockdown, art enthusiasts can still view the exhibition through the gallery's window facing Abercrombie Street in Chippendale. Curator Felipe Olivares is happy the exhibition was still able to go ahead despite COVID-19 […]

Murray Cook & Lizzie Mack’s The Soul Movers release new album

By Tessa Pelle Fronted by Lizzie Mack and former red Wiggle Murray Cook, The Soul Movers’ latest album Evolution is a delectable collection of positive melodies and emotional nuance. Since hanging up his red skivvy in 2012, Inner West local Murray has shown no signs of slowing down as he embarks on his newest musical chapter […]

Cosmic Psychos “can’t stop and won’t stop”

By Tessa Pelle After a certain number of years, it’s typical for most bands to either break up or stop making music altogether. But after nearly 40 years, Cosmic Psychos have been influential in the Australian punk rock scene and show absolutely no signs of slowing down. The band’s drummer, Dean Muller credits their longevity […]

BEST ESCAPE ROOM – The Cipher Room

By Tessa Pelle Race against the clock and use your wits to solve a real-life puzzle. The Cipher Room challenges players to an adventurous game where you are “locked” inside a theme-specific escape room.  As the brainchild of Newtown natives, Marise and David, The Cipher Room prides itself on using locally sourced props and recycled […]

BEST PUTT-PUTT – Holey Moley

By Tessa Pelle A mini golf course, cocktail bar and pop culture art space rolled into one epic night out. Holey Moley is a unique and vibrant venue located in the heart of Newtown.  Putt-putt your way into golf courses inspired by your favourite pop culture icons including the great Hole-Dini and Vincent Van Golf.  […]


By Tessa Pelle For a not so typical night out on the town, why not hurl axes and quench your thirst with a cold one at Sydney’s first indoor axe throwing centre. Located in St Peters, Maniax is the perfect place to impress a first date or bond with friends. Receive one on one training […]