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Culture October 24, 2015
Kate Mulvany plays on
Actress and playwright Kate Mulvany survived a rare childhood cancer resulting from her conscripted father’s exposure to Agent Orange.
News August 01, 2015
Senate inquiry into George Brandis’s arts funding plans
An inquiry into arts funding is waiting in the wings, but most of the major players are ducking the spotlight.
Culture October 10, 2015
Jocelyn Moorhouse and ’The Dressmaker’
Acclaimed director Jocelyn Moorhouse returned from the US because family was more important than the Hollywood machine.
Culture July 04, 2015
History beckons for Banished actor David Wenham
David Wenham's acting roles have taken him from Middle-earth to a leper colony to, most recently, Botany Bay.
News June 13, 2015
Creative Victoria taskforce vows to consult widely
In the wake of deep cuts to the Australia Council’s federal funding, the Victorian government has strengthened its peer-review system to ensure innovation and diversity in a broad range of artistic endeavours.
Culture June 13, 2015
Bangarra’s Frances Rings branches out with Sheoak
For Bangarra choreographer Frances Rings, a lifelong love of dance helped her reconcile her family truth.
Culture March 28, 2015
David Byrne’s musical take on the life of Imelda Marcos
Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne’s musical about Imelda Marcos shows corruption is the same as it ever was.
Culture February 28, 2015
Tim Minchin turns his talents to stage musical Matilda
From playing a libertine rocker in Californication to writing music and lyrics for Matilda, Tim Minchin is a man of many talents.
Culture January 31, 2015
A peek inside TV’s bleak House of Hancock
Miniseries tackles the story of a Rose between thorny Lang Hancock and Gina Rinehart.
Culture November 15, 2014
Paul Capsis scales the heights with Calpurnia Descending
Cabaret star Paul Capsis teams with Sisters Grimm to bring to the stage an original twist on an age-old tale.
Culture October 04, 2014
Asher Keddie shows off her Party Tricks
Asher Keddie has long been popular. But now that she’s also being recognised for the quality of her acting, will the US come calling?
Culture July 19, 2014
’Charlie’s Country’ director Rolf de Heer shows his Dutch courage
Rolf de Heer’s long-term friendship with actor David Gulpilil once again unearths filmic gold.