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culture September 18, 2021

Arts dynamo Deborah Ely

After a decade overseeing the construction and opening of Bundanon’s groundbreaking new art museum, Deborah Ely is moving on to the next big thing.

culture September 11, 2021

Musician Marcus Whale

Marcus Whale’s singular music spans popular and classical forms to expose the monstrous transcendence of desire.

books September 4, 2021

Author Claire  G. Coleman

Noongar author Claire G. Coleman’s new book – her first nonfiction title – looks at colonisation through a very personal lens.

culture August 28, 2021

Author Amal Awad

Across fiction and nonfiction, Palestinian–Australian author Amal Awad refuses to limit her work with reductive expectations.

theatre August 21, 2021

Playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer

Because he writes for young people, Finegan Kruckemeyer has mostly worked under the radar – but he’s one of Australia’s most internationally produced playwrights.

dance August 14, 2021

Performance artist Emma Maye Gibson

The latest Betty Grumble show by performance artist Emma Maye Gibson is based on her traumatic experience seeking justice for intimate partner violence.

film August 7, 2021

Gonzo director and actor Dasha Nekrasova

Director, podcaster and Succession cast member Dasha Nekrasova’s debut film is a genre mash-up that reflects the hallucinatory age of conspiracy theories.

film July 31, 2021

Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman

The work of legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman draws its major inspiration from literature.

visual art July 24, 2021

French artist Camille Henrot

The work of French artist Camille Henrot – one of the most compelling creators of her generation – ignores the boundaries of forms and ideas.

film July 17, 2021

Director Edson Oda

Brazilian–Japanese director Edson Oda left a flourishing career in advertising to tell his own stories. Now his surreal debut, Nine Days, is generating excitement.

culture July 10, 2021

Actor Virginia Gay

Virginia Gay’s new gender-flipped adaptation of the French classic Cyrano de Bergerac  takes the tragedy out of the comedy.