Four remarkable projects building Indigenous culture

By Martin Portus, 6 June 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

Four remarkable projects building Indigenous culture

By Martin Portus, 6 June 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

'Four outstanding artists have been honoured at the Australia Council’s National Indigenous Arts Awards held recently at the Sydney Opera House.  While the artists hail from across Australia, pursue different art forms and range in ages from 23 to late 80s, each of their works showcase another perspec'....

Garrmalang Festival and our cultural surplus

By Hannah Donnelly, 21 May 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

Garrmalang Festival and our cultural surplus

By Hannah Donnelly, 21 May 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

'Cultural festivals are a powerful space for supporting local community governance structures and participation in decision-making, and a stimulating new festival recently held in Darwin is doing just that.The Garrmalang Festival is the first major Indigenous festival of its kind in Darwin and the first ever Indigenous festival to be held at the....

Fellows Focus – Dave Jones

By Fiona Mackrell, 7 May 2014

Feature

Fellows Focus – Dave Jones

By Fiona Mackrell, 7 May 2014

Feature

'In a dark corridor directly beneath the Art Centre’s Playhouse Theatre littered with staging detritus Dave Jones shows me a luminous rat running along the edge of a wall. Suddenly it disappears to be replaced by rats with glowing yellow eyes multiplying in a plague-like swar'....

Fellows Focus – Amanda Cole

By Fiona Mackrell, 9 April 2014

Feature

Fellows Focus – Amanda Cole

By Fiona Mackrell, 9 April 2014

Feature

'Amanda Cole is a composer and interdisciplinary artist drawn to finding new ways of experiencing sound. In her latest projects she is translating music into colour and colour into music.A recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts Creative Australia Fellowship for an emerging artist, Cole is using her Fellowship to develop two audio-visual interfaces; a Programmable Lig'....

A new crop of mentees JUMP into action

By Eleanor Zeichner, 13 February 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

A new crop of mentees JUMP into action

By Eleanor Zeichner, 13 February 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

'As Day 2 of the JUMP Mentoring Intensive begins all the mentees sit cross-legged on the floor of the Merlyn Theatre of Malthouse in Melbourne.  Emily Sexton, Artistic Director of Next Wave explains that all conversation shuts down as soon as peop'....

Fellows Focus – Eugene Ughetti

By Fiona Mackrell, 5 February 2014

Australia Council

Fellows Focus – Eugene Ughetti

By Fiona Mackrell, 5 February 2014

Australia Council

'Percussionist Eugene Ughetti has been known to trawl $2 shops looking for objects that make interesting sounds, like mixing bowls and ping-pong balls. Over the past 10 years, he has created works with glass objects, microphones, even pasta, and he plans to investiga'....

2014 Don Banks Award winner Mike Nock

By Artery, 3 February 2014

Feature

2014 Don Banks Award winner Mike Nock

By Artery, 3 February 2014

Feature

'Saturday night at Sydney\'s Seymour Centre jazz pianist Mike Nock was awarded with the Australia Council ....

Kick start your career: Karin Page

By Early Career Artists and Producers, 16 January 2014

ECAP

Kick start your career: Karin Page

By Early Career Artists and Producers, 16 January 2014

ECAP

'The Early Career Artists and Producers(ECAP) team ask past ArtStart recipient Karin Page how receiving the grant effected her practice and what’s in store from here.What are you doing now? I have just finished up a huge year with my music and am currently putting together a music business plan for the next 12 months. I have been busy playing lots o'....

Dance & Music: a relationship to weather the test of time

By Kristian Pellissier, 12 December 2013

Blog

Dance & Music: a relationship to weather the test of time

By Kristian Pellissier, 12 December 2013

Blog

'The link between dance and music has often been close, resulting in spectacular and historic collaborations.  The names of Tchaikovsky and Petipa will be bound forever as a result of their celebrated work for ballet, including the iconic cygnets in Swan Lake; Stravinsky and Nijinsky’s Rite of Spring created a scandal at its debut in Paris; and Michael Jackson a'....