ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

MOVIE: THE YOUNG VICTORIA

Perhaps the reason no film has ever before tackled “young” Victoria is because the historical setting lacks the political intrigue of its Tudor counterparts, or … Read more

MOVIE: PONYO

The latest Hayao Miyazaki animation dives deep beneath the ocean’s surface for a tale based loosely on The Little Mermaid. Ponyo, with her flowing … Read more

MOVIE: TAKING WOODSTOCK

I should preface this by saying that I still hold residual anger that I was born 30 years too late to go to Woodstock. So … Read more

EXHIBITION: MENAGERIE

For the first time, Object Gallery in Surry Hills and the Australian Museum partner up for a landmark collection of contemporary Indigenous sculpture. Curators Nicole … Read more

EXHIBITION: SCENES FROM PARAMOUNT MOUNTAIN

It’s all about loops, the ways in which, “Ideas are stolen,” or chains of events set off by something as small as a cough on … Read more

TALKS: SYDNEY IDEAS

Thinking about public lectures, I find myself closing my eyes and imagining the smell of leather books, wide green lawns and twinkly eyed lecturers with … Read more

THEATRE: THE LONESOME WEST

The Irish have a way with words; Wilde, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett ranking among their literary luminaries. And now, dwelling in a dirty out-house alongside … Read more

EXHIBITION: TRACE DISPLACED

Speaking on the phone to Welsh-based proponent of ‘akshun’ (the wily love child of visual arts and performance), Andre Stitt, is a little like recreating … Read more

THEATRE: UNDER ICE

Under Ice is not quite right for a Friday evening sojourn at the theatre – maybe try Tuesday when you’re still in need of a … Read more

EVENT: SAVE FIRSTDRAFT ART AUCTION

It’s Sydney’s oldest artist run initiative, where some of the best young artists have gotten their break. And it’s about to go down in smoke … Read more