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Culture June 09, 2018
Patricia Piccinini’s changing nature
Artist Patricia Piccinini’s sculptures of hybrid and transgenic species evoke a future where the environment is dramatically changed by human intervention – whether for better or worse is in the eye of the beholder. “We don’t create for art’s sake, for beauty’s sake. We create to make the world ‘a better place’, but are we actually doing that?”
Travel September 08, 2017
Sri Lanka’s Sigiriya
Visiting the UNESCO-listed Sigiriya rock fortress in Sri Lanka becomes as much an exercise in people watching as it is a lesson in ancient history.
Travel February 03, 2018
Shanghai’s Long Museum West Bund
The galleries of billionaire art collector Liu Yiqian’s Long Museum West Bund, in Shanghai, are presented with a chic industrial grandeur, but some of the rough edges are unintentional.
Culture May 06, 2017
Li Cunxin brings Ben Stevenson’s ‘Swan Lake’ to Queensland
Li Cunxin has waited for the right time to stage Swan Lake at the Queensland Ballet, to be prepared for a visit from his mentor and veteran choreographer Ben Stevenson.