film February 27, 2021


Chloé Zhao’s majestic film Nomadland is an epic and gentle lament for a vanishing America.

art February 27, 2021

No Show

No Show, Carriageworks’ lively group exhibition of emerging and experimental art, is full of unexpected gems.

culture February 27, 2021

Perth Festival

Covid-19 restrictions have forced this year’s Perth Festival to focus on local artists – and the result is a communal joy.

architecture February 20, 2021

Pentridge Coburg

The redevelopment of Pentridge prison raises troubling questions about how we preserve our punitive past, and whether it is ever acceptable to exploit misery as a brand.

theatre February 20, 2021

Single Ladies

In Michele Lee’s new play Single Ladies, the lives of three women collide in a frenetically paced comedy.

art February 20, 2021

Margel Hinder

AGNSW’s eye-opening exhibition of modernist sculptor Margel Hinder rehabilitates the luminous work of a major Australian artist.

art February 13, 2021

Know My Name

Know My Name, a thrilling exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia, pays tribute to the radical achievements of Australian women artists – while reminding us that representation is only the beginning of structural change.

television February 13, 2021

Blown Away

The Netflix reality series Blown Away showcases the enchantments and perils of working with molten glass.

theatre February 13, 2021

Our Town

Queensland Theatre’s production of  Thornton Wilder’s classic play Our Town has fresh poignancy in a time of pandemic.

art February 6, 2021


TIWI, a major exhibition of Tiwi art at NGV Australia, showcases a luminous body of work – but it still doesn’t quite grapple with the colonial history of curation.

music February 6, 2021


The untimely death of the iconic producer SOPHIE brings to an end a spectacular career that reshaped modern pop.