visual art June 12, 2021

Performance artist Mike Parr

Mike Parr is Australia’s most-celebrated performance artist. His latest work undoes assumptions about what it means to look and to see.

culture June 5, 2021

Adelaide Cabaret Festival director Alan Cumming

As the Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s first international director, Alan Cumming is presiding over a hyperlocal program – and thinking about getting older.

music May 29, 2021

My Bloody Valentine

As My Bloody Valentine add their lauded back catalogue to streaming services, and hint at the prospect of new music, Kevin Shields describes the fascinations and inventions that gave the band their sound.

visual art May 22, 2021

Artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso

For the past three decades, artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso has blurred the line between the natural world and human artifice, demanding that we look more closely at nature.

culture May 15, 2021

Video artist Sam Smith

When Australian video artist Sam Smith forensically dismantled his camera, the results were unexpected. A new survey of his unique brand of geographical cinema captures the fallout.

culture May 1, 2021

Barrister Geoffrey Robertson

After a lifetime spent defending human rights, Geoffrey Robertson’s faith in international law is fading. But he is fighting on.

culture April 24, 2021

French actor Isabelle Huppert

As Isabelle Huppert marks 50 years in front of the camera, her latest film, The Godmother, offers her the chance to create another layered, complex character.

visual art April 17, 2021

Thai mural master Phaptawan Suwannakudt

Thai–Australian artist Phaptawan Suwannakudt has been challenging norms throughout her distinguished career, which began when her famous father taught her to paint.

theatre April 10, 2021

Playwright Joanna Murray-Smith

After a long and successful career, dramatist Joanna Murray-Smith returns to her roots with a new play opening this month at the Melbourne Theatre Company.

comedy April 3, 2021

Comedy trio Aunty Donna

With a Netflix show and a headline at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the surreal troupe Aunty Donna has come a long way from their Ballarat days.

dance March 27, 2021

Performance artist Rakini Devi

Performance artist Rakini Devi’s first solo exhibition brings her classical dance training to a multilayered investigation of how women are erased by misogyny and violence.