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film December 4, 2021

Actor Timothée Chalamet

For his leading role in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune Timothée Chalamet has been charged with ‘saving the film industry’, but he wears the mantle modestly.

visual art November 27, 2021

Author and artist Shubigi Rao

Shubigi Rao’s unclassifiable writing and visual art wryly unpack the disappearances of Empire.

dance November 20, 2021

2022 Sydney Festival director Olivia Ansell

Sydney Festival’s new director, Olivia Ansell, wants to remind the city of its unruly histories.

music November 13, 2021

Beach House’s Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand

On the brink of their biggest release yet, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally reflect on what has made Beach House the darling of indie pop.

film November 6, 2021

Actor, director and writer Leah Purcell

Leah Purcell’s life and spirituality are expressed directly through her work, as writer, director and performer.

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.