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visual art January 15, 2022

Artist Yasmin Smith

Artist Yasmin Smith uses ash glazes to reveal the history of soil through the trees that have grown in it.

film January 8, 2022

Actor Rita Moreno

Sixty years after winning an Oscar for her role in West Side Story, Rita Moreno appears in Steven Spielberg’s version, which has a new sense of what it means to ‘get it right’.

opera December 18, 2021

Opera director Barrie Kosky

Opera, says Barrie Kosky, is all about bringing the dead back to life – as will be seen in his Adelaide Festival production of The Golden Cockerel.

film December 11, 2021

Filmmaker Eva Orner

Oscar-winning documentary-maker Eva Orner says that despite the dark places she explores, she never gives up hope.

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.

film October 30, 2021

Filmmaker and director Todd Haynes

Todd Haynes’s revelatory documentary The Velvet Underground is the latest in a long career of portraying outsiders.

culture October 23, 2021

Novelist and Björk collaborator Sjón

Behind Sjón’s multifaceted work – novels, poems, screenplays and some of Björk’s greatest hits – is a profound belief in the power of poetic imagination.