Tonight, Vivid officially kicks off in Sydney with the lighting of the Opera House sails and performances under them – with indie rock stars Fleet Foxes one of the big opening night attractions. Around the city, projections, lights and artworks will give locals and tourists alike the chance to explore Sydney in a new way. And then there is the amazing “Vivid Ideas” program that runs alongside it, featuring incredible talks and panels across the festival’s entire three weeks.... Read More | Share it now!
Since 1992, Primavera has helped kick-start the careers of young Australian artists aged 35 and under. Now in its 26th edition, the class of Primavera 2017 have been selected and will showcase their work at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia from the 23rd of August.... Read More | Share it now!
ASOS Supports Talent is a global initiative which helps young creatives turn their ambitions into real-life projects. One of the talent selected for 2017 is dance activist and choreographer, Amrita Hepi. With a practice that focuses on intersectionality, Hepi choreographed four routines with four dancers who she considers to embody incredibly political practices. The separate pieces are inspired by the struggles of the individual artists and were filmed in and around Sydney.... Read More | Share it now!
The Northern Territory Government has this week announced the appointment of Rhonda Roberts AO (Order of Australia) as curator of the second annual Parrtjima – A Festival in Light event in Alice Springs, which will run from Friday 22nd September to Sunday 1st October 2017.... Read More | Share it now!
Aladdin has been drawing massive crowds since it hit the stage at Her Majesty’s in Melbourne. We have given you our opinions here at the Arts on the AU about the performances in Sydney and Melbourne and many interviews with cast and crew of the productions showing in Australia.... Read More | Share it now!
Mark Vincent is an insanely busy opera singer. In a show of how much of a workhorse he is, Vincent has released seven albums since winning the third season of Australia’s Got Talent. More recently he’s been performing as part of the current Australian production of My Fair Lady, which somehow has been interspersed with recording his eighth album A Tribute to Mario Lanza.... Read More | Share it now!
Liz Newell and Emily McLean have returned to The Blue Room Theatre with Toast, a charming exploration of grief, loss, and family. Following the sudden death of their mother, three sisters come together to clear out their childhood home. The headstrong Candice (Alison Van Reeken), recovering alcoholic Alex (Amy Mathews), and adoptive sister Sydney (Anna Lindstedt) must all unpack their grief as they box up the mementos and memories of their childhood. The different ways in which the sister process their grief is a cause of tension between the three, particularly with the eldest sister Candice and her Type A personality clashing heavily with the laid- back Alex and awkward Sydney.... Read More | Share it now!