THEATRE: DEALING WITH CLAIR

Trading as it does in empty symbols – a ‘value-adding’ vine, even though no one goes in the garden, an ‘internally-lit’ bedroom (read, cupboard) – … Read more

BARRIE KOSKY’S POPPEA

If opera, overt nudity and classics from the Col Porter oeuvre sounds like a musical muddled in the way expensive drinks are – that is … Read more

BOOKS: JULIAN SHAW’S MODERN ODYSSEUS

Just like Odysseus of the Homeric fable, young writer Julian Shaw appears to be in possession of mētis, or, “cunning intelligence” – … Read more

EXHIBITION: GLENN MURCUTT – ARCHITECTURE FOR PLACE

From a dashed out drawing, to the painstaking design process and eventual development in situ, this exhibition of one of Australia’s greatest architects, Glenn Murcutt, … Read more

SYDNEY YOUTH WRITING COMPETITION

With signature words ‘rock’ and ‘shadow’, it seems possible that 2009’s Sydney Youth Writing competition is at risk of being flooded with some superhero-heavy stories. … Read more

THEATRE: THE TENT

The Tent 2 Made of old trucking canvas and scrap metal, The Tent is not your average pitched shelter, and nor is it your average performance. Pieced together … Read more

THEATRE: POOR BOY

Two poor boys – one lost to death, the other haunted by a ghost – and the lives of their fractured families collide in this visually stunning production featuring tracks by Tim Finn. But can this ‘play with songs’ pull off all the melodrama? Only just.

EVENT: RENEGADE CLAY

Clay misbehaving forms the crux of Renegade Clay, a most unusual set of events taking place in the CBD this week and next. You … Read more

THEATRE: THE CITY

Rotating around an alienated couple, Christopher and Clair, their rarely seen children, and a deeply lonely nurse neighbour, The City is a dark and cryptic treatise on marital breakdown, consumer imperatives, the brutalities of war and the nature of storytelling, written by edgy UK playwright Martin Crimp and directed by Benedict Andrews.

STILL … LIFE: AN ART AUCTION FUNDRAISER FOR FBI

With nary a bowl of fruit or wilty flower in sight, FBi’s Still … Life art auction fundraiser promises to pack some serious creative punches. … Read more