Arts News

Posted 2 Nov 2016 @ 12:39pm

Never underestimate the voice of a woman who is determined to be heard. As women all around the world grow louder and louder in speaking about the issues that we face daily, theatre has become more and more bold in exploring them, and Dacia Maraini's Hurried Steps is poised to be one of the hardest-hitting plays of them all.


Comprising ten true stories from women all over the...

Posted 2 Nov 2016 @ 11:39am

Fancy settling in for a classic summer picnic with a few mates while catching a movie? Why not head to Castle Hill Showground this January for the Sydney Hills Outdoor Cinema?


Kicking off while summer's at its best, the Sydney Hills Outdoor Cinema will return in 2017, showing 20 movies throughout the month across an array of genres including new release action, thriller, comedy...

Posted 31 Oct 2016 @ 1:43pm

Get ready to be spooked down under.


Girt By Fear, a brand new horror web series assembled by a who's who of local talent, has premiered in full today. The six part work flirts with both comedic and supernatural themes but infuses such a cross-over with a distinctly Australian feel. Basically, just imagine Creepshow directed by Bruce Beresford and you'll be sorta on the right...

Posted 31 Oct 2016 @ 12:56pm

Announced today for the 2016 Gothic',sans-serif; color: #2a2a2a;" lang="EN-US">Winda Film Festival are 33 curated works that will focus on the theme 'From The Four Directions'.


A wide collection of indigenous films from around Australia will feature in the...

Posted 28 Oct 2016 @ 10:27am

An international street art festival heads down to the Gong next month.


The fifth instalment of the Wonderwalls festival will be heading down to Wollongong over the weekend of Friday November 25 - Sunday November 27.


Local and international artists will paint live artworks over 20 walls in the city's West End to celebrate the unique style of street and graffiti...

Posted 27 Oct 2016 @ 12:33pm

Mate, if you don't know what you're doing with your life and you are genuinely just here for a laff, read on.


If you're too old or lazy to trick or treat, go watch Akmal Saleh deliver some painful comedy supported by Katie Burch and David Smiedt at the Unicorn's new comedy night. Why painful? Because you'll laugh so hard your insides will implode. You'll be a hilarious and...

Posted 26 Oct 2016 @ 12:55pm

Sydney's streets are set to be transformed this November as 30 life-sized raffia 'horses' dance their way through town.


The choreographed performance is the latest from acclaimed American artist Nick Cave and features 60 local dancers in horse "sound suits" of brightly coloured raffia and recycled materials.


The dancers will don the sound suits, which produce a...

Posted 26 Oct 2016 @ 12:00pm

The 41st edition of Sydney Festival is upon us this summer, and now the full program has been launched.


January's three-week Sydney Festival season will feature a lineup of free and ticketed shows, exhibitions, talks and events across music, theatre, dance, visual arts, circus and more. And as usual, the Festival Village will be back in Hyde Park with the Magic Mirrors...

Posted 26 Oct 2016 @ 11:44am

Sydney Open will once again give Sydneysiders a behind the scenes glimpse into some of the city's hidden architectural gems.


Now in its 12th year, the 2016 program will focus on the Sydney CBD, The Rocks, Walsh Bay and Barangaroo.


New additions to the program include Two International Towers at Barangaroo, the EY Centre on George Street, Walsh Bay’s heritage...

Posted 24 Oct 2016 @ 2:28pm

From Kermond Creative straight to Sydney comes the sensational theatrical cabaret production, Spielgel'esque.


Performed in the wonderful Spiegel Zelt of Leichhardt’s Italian ForumSpielgel'esque is...

Posted 24 Oct 2016 @ 2:24pm

It's time to chortle and chuckle again as The Laugh Stand show off the funny bone hidden in their November lineup.


For five awesome Tuesday nights in November, The Laugh Stand are set to host an amazing series of talents. Kicking off the month of mayhem is funny man Andrew Wofe. Ahead of an upcoming support slot for...

Posted 21 Oct 2016 @ 1:22pm

The production looks at prejudice and identity through the light-hearted lens of comedy.


We live in a multicultural environment and proudly champion the fact, but how much of this cross-cultural influence do we see permeating through the arts? New production Lighten Up looks to tackle some of the prejudices and nuances of cultural identity through the light-hearted vehicle of...

Posted 20 Oct 2016 @ 3:52pm





Never wrong.


Pop Up Theatre and the Depot Theatre are set to present a new play, Let's Talk About You. It's a black comedy about the love between women, written and co-directed by Rivka Hartman with dance maestro Christine Mearing and starring Anne Tenney, Elaine Hudson and Taylor Owynns. 



Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 4:02pm

Lace up your boots and get your drinking arm ready...


Gritty back-alley blues meets sun-kissed beaches this weekend as the Craft Beer and Cider Festival takes over the Coogee Bay Hotel with an epic music backdrop.


Headlining the weekend are Sydney's fireballs Papa Pilko And The Binrats...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 2:40pm

Australia's oldest Aboriginal art gallery Coo-ee Art Gallery has today announced the first solo exhibition of renowned Dreaming artist Genevieve Loy Kemarre.


Kemarre's new body of works, entitled A Utopian Vision, focuses on the dreaming of the bush turkey, demonstrated through her carefully handled execution of pain....

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 2:38pm

Early next year, the hilarious comedy revue Senior Moments will return to Sydney for a second season. 


With two venues set to present the show, the fresh and funny Senior Moments looks to surprise and delight with its traditional revue style of comedy and songs.


Written by Angus FitzSimons...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 2:36pm

Significant features of the AGNSW 2017 exhibition programs are set to include works by both Australian and international masters.


Works from Andy Warhol, ...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 2:16pm

The Old Fitz Theatre has announced the premiere of The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, this compelling piece follows three terminally ill cancer patients living in the grounds of a hospital.


A courageous and...

Posted 18 Oct 2016 @ 1:09pm

Makers and market-lovers, lend me your ears.


Dear Pluto is hosting yet another Makers Market this weekend, and the full lineup of stallholders has been announced. They'll spread across two levels at 107 Projects, and FBi Radio's FlexMami, Tessellate and Spacie will be there to provide the soundtrack.


Without further ado about nothing, the stalls on show will be...

Posted 17 Oct 2016 @ 9:51am

A contemporary farce by Uruguayan playwright Gabriel Calderón – My Little Doll (The Farce) – has been translated into English by director Veronica Barac, and will play at UNSW's Studio One theatre. 


The play centres around an elaborate revenge plot within a dysfunctional upper-middle-class family, narrated by the family's butler. 



Posted 14 Oct 2016 @ 11:17am

It promises to be an energetic and immersive family-friendly celebration of West African culture.


For six years, West African Festival Inc has been bringing the colourful traditions of the West African region to Sydney. It's now announced a brand-new African Rhythm And Roots Festival, to take place in Marrickville's Addison Road Community Centre on Saturday November 5.

Posted 13 Oct 2016 @ 5:05pm

Watch one side of the battle unfold... or both sides. As the famous taco girl said: ¿por qué no los dos?


Rats is a double production consisting of two plays both written and directed by Chris Huntly-Turner and presented by the Fledgling Theatre Company. In the performance Dirt, men will fight enemies abroad; and in Moonshine, women will fight enemies within. Each play is fast-...

Posted 13 Oct 2016 @ 4:59pm

Schadenfreude is defined as pleasure derived from the misfortune of others.


The Turquoise Elephant by Stephen Carleton, and directed by Gale Edwards, is a political farce that focuses on the lives of three ladies struggling with catastrophic elements and endangered species, with one of them intent on saving the world through blogging.

Posted 13 Oct 2016 @ 12:57pm

If you can't dance, go watch people that can. I can guarantee it will not make you feel better about yourself, but it will be breathtakingly beautiful.


Carriageworks and Sydney Dance Company, with support from The Balnaves Foundation, presents New Breed 2016. Australian choreographers Rachel Arianne Ogle (Perth), Shian Law (Melbourne), Jesse Scales (Adelaide) and Richard Cilli...

Posted 13 Oct 2016 @ 12:13pm

Vegan, vegetarian, fruitarian, flexitarian, pollotarian, paleotarian, carnivore: all are welcome at Glebe Street Fair this year.


If you like live performances, hundreds of market stalls selling strange and wonderful things, food truck alley galore featuring delectable cuisines and beverages from around the globe, contests, talks, and much more, then this is the ideal event for...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 5:04pm

Celebrating Good Food Month, Kensington Street is giving licence to indulge with a series of events exploring the Seven Deadly Sins.


Seven of Chippendale's most exciting restaurants will offer diners a multi-sensory experience as they're...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 4:59pm

Look at that picture. Just look at it. Any event with a promo picture this awesome has got to be worth going to.


OK, let us explain - there's a hilarious show heading our way from Bob Downe, the man-child brain child of former journo Mark...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 4:54pm

Artist Glenn Barkley will exhibit his inspirational ceramic works in a prestigious new exhibition called itsallright beginning this month at Utopia Art.


His passion for ceramics has helped an Australia-wide resurgence of ceramic's popularity within art circles. Capturing the diverse interests of a...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 2:24pm

EF16, the second of Electrofringe's flagship event series, is set to transform 107 Projects into a digital wonderland. 


Featuring haunted media and sexy chatbots, as well as works that reimagine the human voice and test the limits of the human body, EF16 will present a survey of experimental ideas within the electronic...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 2:20pm

We all love a bargain, so what could be better than a flea market? How's about an artists' flea market?


Artbank Social Club is back next month with a brand new flea market set to entice crowds with its collection of over 5,000 artworks on site.


The new initiative will see the gallery overrun with work from...