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Review: Hydra

Lucy Brewer

Hydra is a delicate, heart-wrenching tale of the cost of pursuing a dream, and what it means to be, and to love, an artist. 

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Flip Side Festival Is Back For 2019

Adriana Sinicropi

Good tunes, visual arts, live painting and creative workshops – Flip-Side Festival is back for their second year!

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French Film Festival Review: The Image Book

Sebastian Moore

His latest film The Image Book is a fragmented, often overwhelming collage of images and sounds from disparate contexts.

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Adelaide Fringe '19 Review: Pussy Riot: Riot Days

Chelsea Griffith

On March 3, 2012, Masha Alyokhina was arrested for ‘hooliganism’ after protesting in a Moscow church. Riot Days details this protest, and the 21 month sentence that followed for Masha; highlighting the cruelty, corruption and corroboration between church and state, in a nation that claims to be secular.

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FILM REVIEW: Eighth Grade

Sebastian Moore

Eighth Grade, written and directed by comedian and first time filmmaker Bo Burnham, is a portrait of adolescence that rings truer than any coming-of-age film I’ve seen in some time.

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FILM REVIEW: Vice

Sebastian Moore

It's a surprisingly sympathetic portrait, but even then it's always scathing in its delineations between right and wrong, how power is kept and sustained.

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FILM REVIEW: Creed II

Sebastian Moore

Creed II plays with the Rocky history in thoughtful, effective ways, repaying the faith of fans with the way it mirrors character and narrative beats of the past. It is also, however, conscious of taking these well-worn ideas in fresh directions.

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FILM REVIEW: Widows

Sebastian Moore

Steve McQueen, returning after his 2014 Oscar winning 12 Years A Slave, veers into genre filmmaking with a heist thriller that hints at the director’s talents but ultimately feels like his first creative misfire.

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THEATRE REVIEW: The Gods of Strangers

Chelsea Griffith

Emotive exclamations in Latin-derived language, prayer hands gesturing above a shaking head; these are behaviours now familiar to modern-day Adelaidians; but for some, seeing this energy onstage is long-awaited representation.

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2019 Adelaide Fringe Program Revealed

Sebastian Moore

The Adelaide Fringe has today unveiled its 2019 program and it’s shaping to be a big one.

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WOMADelaide 2019 SECOND Line-Up Announced

Caitlin Ellen

49 more acts have been announced for 2019’s WOMADelaide, running from the 8th - 11th of March.

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Interview: Barbara Bartnik - MEAA Equity Wellness Forum

Caitlin Ellen

A free event on the 22nd of October in the Space Theatre, the forum invited actors, directors and innovators to answer questions about how the Arts industry has been affected by sexual harassment and bullying allegations over the past few months.

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City of Adelaide Lights Up For The 12th Annual OzAsia Festival

Tess Todd

OzAsia Festival returns for its 12th year; although it already holds the title of Australia’s leading international arts festival engaging with Asia, this one's set to launch its most impressive line-up yet! Running from 25 October to 11 November, the expansive and innovative program attracts critical acclaim, and is expected to gather 190,000 people over the duration. This year, 20 countries will be represented with feature work from 817 artists.

Planning to be the most notable of the festivals to date for contemporary arts from Asia, this year sees a record of 60 unique events being featured; including 8 major visual arts exhibitions, 55 talk events, 34 film screenings, 66 workshops and 22 events exclusive to Adelaide, scheduled across the eighteen-day period. With six world premieres, 20 Australian premieres, along with free and ticketed options, there’s no excuse not to get involved in this culturally brilliant arena.

So, what can you expect from the “most expansive and diverse program to date”? OzAsia Festival Artistic Director Joseph Mitchell explains that “OzAsia Festival is the place to be to experience the best contemporary arts and culture across Asia.”

Major headliners include the legendary Chinese playwright and director Stan Lai’s beloved modern classic Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land and the Australian premiere of Korea's international hit Dancing Grandmothers. Returning with international acclaim, Nassim Soleimanpour is set to delight with his newest work, Nassim, which features a new actor each night, not knowing the script until stepping onto the stage.

Artists of South Australia feature prominently in the program this year with a series of international collaboration debuts. Intimate dance performance, Close Company, is the work of Alison Curry and Singapore’s RAW Moves. World premiere of Adelaide Composer David Kotlowy’s Patina features local artists Ade Suharto, Gamelan In Situ along with Japanese dancer Shin Sakuma.

For the younger audience there is an immersive theatre experience, Cerita Anak (Child’s Story), combining song, shadow imagery, puppetry and sound with all the life of the ocean.

In a massive takeover this year, OzAsia comes to a final weekend crescendo with the completely free Jaipur Literature Festival. A combination over 50 authors, journalists, activists and thinkers make up this amazing event. Including the likes of Indian author Shobhaa De, writer and comedian Sami Shah and the festivals own Artistic Directors and writers, William Darymple and Namita Gokhale. The JLF brings you the best of the artistic, literary and culinary heritage of South Asia and the world through ideas, food, music, talks, and books this section of the festival runs from Friday, November 9 to Sunday, November 11.    

Of course, everyone’s favourite part of OzAsia is back with the Moon Lantern Parade, bigger and better this year, hitting Elder Park with its explosion of lights and colour on Saturday, November 27 from 3-9pm. Featuring more than 40 different handmade lanterns and an impressive firework display there is ample vantage points for everyone to view this festival moment. There will be plenty of amenities and food carts throughout with roving performances and free entertainment from local artists.

With only 18 days and so much packed in prepare to be swept off your feat this OzAsia Festival season!

The full OzAsia line up is available online from 7pm 14th August on the official website with the full line up for Jaipur Literature Festival to be announced in September.

All images via the OzAsia Media team.

The Unapologetic Art of Felicity Jane

Ellie Stamelos

The artwork of Felicity Jane is undeniably eye-catching and thought-provoking.

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SALA Festival Program Release 2018

Caitlin Ellen

This is the 21st year that SALA will be running, continuing to hold its title as Australia’s biggest community-based visual arts festival.

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Warm Up With Sip & Sounds @ The National Wine Centre

Gerasimos Canatselis

Looking for a reason to enjoy a hearty glass of wine this winter? Enjoy the warmth of the Sip & Sounds event at the National Wine Centre

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Meet: The TheyThem Collective

Caitlin Tait

Wallis Prophet and Ruby Van Leuven are behind The TheyThem Collective. Their first solo exhibition ‘X’ launches this week. Meet the pair who are friends, housemates, and collaborative artists.

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Just Between Us: Adelaide Premiere

Jamieson Eileen

What would you do if your sister’s ghost needed you to road-trip across the country in order to move on? Bring lots of snacks, obviously.

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Jade Torres & A Utopia Family Affair

Caitlin Ellen

Jade Torres has a long family history in the world of painting - coming from a family of globally renowned Aboriginal artists.

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Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival

Adriana Sinicropi

The Kondomo No Hi Japan Festival kicked off over the weekend, celebrating Adelaide and Japan’s cultural ties with a day filled with food, culture and art.

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