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REVIEW: Darling Harbour Restaurant & Bar – Pumphouse Sydney

BY TESSA PELLE The historic Pumphouse Sydney in Darling Harbour has officially opened its doors to reveal a complete refurbishment of the famous venue. Guests are welcomed back to try a diverse collection of craft beers, explore the brand-new wine room and dive into a new, elevated menu crafted by Head Chef Anthony Kirk. The […]

New Surry Hills art gallery sells affordable art from local artists

By Tessa Pelle The Sketch Collective Gallery dedicates its space to showcase the talent of emerging Australian based artists, with most artworks priced between $500 and $1500. After noticing a gap in the market for affordable art pieces, Founder and Director, Caroline Heslop turned her freelance collective office space into a gallery for local and emerging […]

Penelope Pettigrew Set To Lead The Bisexual Float At Mardi Gras 2022

BY TESSA PELLE The Voice Australia 2021 star Penelope Pettigrew will be performing and leading the bisexual float at the 2022 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade later tonight. The Bi+ Visibility float will run for its fourth consecutive year with the theme 'Under the Bi+ Umbrella'. Penelope is proud to keep the tradition running […]

REVIEW: Heathers – The Musical

BY TESSA PELLE In a satirical and amusing display of high school angst, Heathers - The Musical is a black comedy dressed as a high energy and immersive theatre experience. Based on the 80s cult film of the same name, Heathers, follows Veronica Sawyer (Tiegan Denina), a high school misfit who inevitably falls in with […]

Heathers, The Musical

By Tessa Pelle The Mitchell Old Company will return to the stage with Heathers, The Musical, from February 8 until March 5. The production is based on the cult classic 80s film of the same name where hilarity and self-destruction ensue. Kira Leiva plays Heather Duke, one of the three titular mean girls. She says […]

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 […]