The National Gallery of Australia is hosting over 300 of the world’s most precious jewels with Cartier: The Exhibition

Canberra’s highly prized National Gallery of Australia has been quite the destination as of late and the buzz isn’t going anywhere soon, especially when the recent opening of Cartier: The Exhibition. From now until July 22nd, one of the most significant and comprehensive collections of jewellery to ever be displayed in Australia will be presented to visitors, showcasing some of the world’s most precious jewels, with many worn by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, The Duchess of Cambridge, and Her Majesty The Queen (yes, it even includes rare loaned items from the royal collection).... Read More | Share it now!

Skyfire and Enlighten Festival converge on the ideal weekend to visit Canberra in 2018

It’s looking like March will be the ideal time for Aussies and international visitors to head along to Canberra, which was recently – to a lot of shock and curiosity – named one of the world’s top ten cities to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet. Why? Well two our Canberra’s best events are on in March: the spectacular Skyfire and the increasingly popular Enlighten Festival, both converging on the weekend of March 16-18.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Limbo Unhinged transforms Sydney Opera House with vaudeville steampunk

Strut & Fret have reimagined the wickedly entertaining Limbo production Sydneysiders have come to know and love into Limbo Unhinged, a new show that has toured the country to critical acclaim and constant sell-outs before landing at the Sydney Opera House, where it will sit for the next three months. It is vastly different to the Limbo of previous years, despite having the same cast with more or less the same tricks. Now, the show has been shaped and stretched into something more dazzling than daring (although there’s still plenty of that); more ritzy than raw. Though, it’s still vaudeville steampunk in design, furiously and aggressively blended with the endless wonder of the circus with pinches of burlesque and musical prowess – ranging from the sounds of contemporary cool to the downright weird – led by enigmatic Musical director and emcee Sxip Shirey.... Read More | Share it now!

Future Park: Japanese collective teamLab brings the wow factor to Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum

Famed Japanese art collective teamLab and their endless, unique and energetic approach to art and technology is currently on full display at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum. Future Park is the largest exhibition from the collective and the largest ever seen in Australia, featuring eight interactive light installations which will be dazzling art lovers of all ages up until 30th April 2018.... Read More | Share it now!

Singaporean creatives have transformed Sydney’s Kensington Street into a mini art festival

This weekend Chippendale’s vibrant Kensington Street precinct will be hosting various works from a diverse group of artists, chefs, designers, filmmakers and photographers from Singapore. Singapore: Inside Out, a multi-sensory creative showcase which has seen enormous success in cities like New York and Tokyo, will be stretched across three days, kicking off tonight with a loaded program that welcomes guests into a dynamic, immersive environment that serves to highlight how these creatives have grappled with the theme of “movement” through their chosen craft, presenting engaging works that will transform this small slice of Chippendale in intriguing ways.... Read More | Share it now!

Jerome Borazio announces one-of-a-kind immersive theatrical experience for Melbourne in 2018

He’s widely known as founder of the triumphant St Jermone’s Laneway Festival, the mind who brought a world’s first glamping experience as well as one of the city’s coolest bars, and the guy who turned a disused factory into a hipster chapel of love and creativity, but for his latest gift to Australia Jerome Borazio is dipping into the complex world of site-specific experiential theatre.... Read More | Share it now!

Here’s what to expect from the ambitious art program at Helsinki’s award-winning Flow Festival

Heading to Flow Festival in Helsinki this year? Great choice; not only will you be getting amongst performances from world-renowned acts like Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey, Aphex Twin, London Grammar, the xx, and Angel Olsen, you’ll be able to experience an immersive cutting-festival which has been named one of Europe’s very finest. And that’s saying a lot, considering how sought-after European music and arts festivals are; often occupying the top spots on any discerning traveler’s bucket-list. ... Read More | Share it now!

Five reasons Dark Mofo is now one of Australia’s must-have experiences

Buildings dressed in blood red lighting; hipsters running around a rocky, pitch-black industrial playground ducking in and out of old warehouses with a hot toddy in hand; inverted polly waffles cooked over campfires and handed out to shamelessly salivating foodies; a single helicopter performing impressive choreography over Hobart’s spectacular waterfront while being blasted by an atmospheric and densely layered siren song; a legendary German band creating thick soundscapes with home-made instruments in one of the country’s coolest live music venues. This was – is – a tiny slice of Dark Mofo, now one of the most in-demand art festivals in the country – certainly the most unique – and I tried desperately to soak it up all during the two nights down in Hobart this year.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: The Bodyguard is salvaged by the songs of Whitney Houston (performances until June 25th)

Through May and June, Sydney’s The Lyric Theatre will serve as the first Australian venue to host The Bodyguard, a production which is as much a tribute to the life and music of Whitney Houston as her iconic 1992 feature-film debut of the same name. I write “iconic” because the film is fondly remembered for the electric performance the late, great diva brought to the otherwise so-so tale of a pop superstar, Rachel Marron (played by lead Paulini Curuenavuli), who falls in love with the bodyguard employed to protect her from a persistent stalker. Of course, there’s much more to the film’s plot than that, but presenting the bare bones is purposeful, as that’s pretty much all one will find in Alexander Dinelaris‘s economical adaptation. Lawrence Kasdan’s original screenplay has been significantly reduced, stripping away details (as well as characters and sub-plots) to make room for a more-is-more approach to Whitney Houston’s back-catalogue, including songs which weren’t in the film nor on its record-holding soundtrack.... Read More | Share it now!

Carriageworks to operate 12 new artist studios and community spaces in January 2017

Sydney’s iconic Carriageworks is set to open an enormous expansion in January 2017 following a recent partnership with UrbanGrowth NSW and the acquisition of The Clothing Store, a heritage part of the historic Railway Workshops network in North Eveleigh. Announced today, the arts destination will put out a public call for expressions of interest for artists to participate in a subsidised studio program and deliver workshops as part of the Clothing Store, a facility which will include 12 new artist studios as well as creative industry and community spaces.... Read More | Share it now!