As a model and fledgling pop star, Inna Modja kept her personal story to herself. But as her profile grew, so did her passion to speak out.
Tommy Murphy's stage show portrays ABC journalist Mark Colvin and business adviser Mary-Ellen Field’s relationship after the News of the World hacking scandal.
Following his grandmother’s death and a painful divorce, Ryan Adams has worked through his losses in his music.
German actor Lars Eidinger, performing his arresting Richard III at the Adelaide Festival next month, talks about Shakespeare, Trump and the value of being open to contradiction.
Filmmaker Rachel Perkins stays true to her activist upbringing in Jasper Jones, even as she avoids overt political messages.
Heather Lawson and Michelle Stevens are deafblind performers whose work allows audiences to experience the world via touch, guided through darkness and silence.
After 21 years presenting Radio National’s The Music Show, broadcaster and composer Andrew Ford shows no signs of slowing.
As retold in Lion, Saroo was lost as a child in India, adopted by a Tasmanian couple and then, miraculously, 25 years later tracked down his birth mother.
Pakistani filmmaker and journalist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on devoting her life to exposing violence against women.
Japanese installation artist Tatsuo Miyajima – the subject of a 40-year retrospective at Sydney’s MCA – uses arrays of LED light to tackle the big questions with a Buddhist perspective.
Are Melbourne band Client Liaison living inside an enormous performance art piece or are they taking the piss?
After conquering Hollywood, Rose Byrne returns to Australia to take on Mamet for the STC.
Brisbane teenagers The Goon Sax are getting all the right attention, here and abroad, for their deceptively simple and heartfelt pop. Fans of The Go-Betweens might recognise a pattern.
Playwright and Black Comedy star Nakkiah Lui has turned her politically aware upbringing into award-winning writing about Indigenous experience.
Melbourne band Terry operate outside the mainstream industry. For them, ‘dolewave’ is less a put-down and more an arch declaration of artists angry with inequality.
Nature and the interdependence of all things are the keys to architect Vo Trong Nghia creations.
Relentlessly breaking the fourth wall, even casting the performance’s audience as characters, American playwright Will Eno strives to deliver meaningful experience.
Back to Back Theatre disorients and mesmerises audiences with large themes developed from very personal workshopping.
Director Kate Cherry takes the helm at NIDA with a vision of the school not just as an incubator of dramatic talent but of the nation’s cultural future.
Prue Clarke grew up in rural NSW knowing her calling was to expose injustice. Now the award-winning international journalist has taken her fight to the nations of Africa.
Working night shift at a Melbourne cinema, Anna Snoekstra dared to dream. Now, her debut novel has caught the attention of Hollywood.
From sketching within an underground New York nightclub, to the Occupy movement and her latest portraiture amended by her subjects, Molly Crabapple’s art has focused on power.
Marta Dusseldorp, one of the best-known faces on Australian television, talks about history, loss and her highly successful family.
Playing with a chamber ensemble is the latest iteration of Ben Folds’ restless musical career, as he seeks ways to stretch pop sensibilities.
Mike Parr retains the ability to unsettle gallery directors, though he may be the country’s most deeply engaged, self-analytical artist.
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