Pell adds colour to iconic play

April 18, 2018

Playwright Raymond Lawler’s classic stage play Summer of the Seventeenth Doll has remained unchanged since it became a runaway hit in the ’50s, but there will be one significant difference when it is performed by […]

Doco gives fresh voice to trailblazing choir

April 18, 2018

Australia’s answer to the Buena Vista Social Club – the enigmatic ensemble of Cuban musicians whose international tour in the late ’90s inspired an acclaimed documentary – is set to be released nationally on April […]

Second Kngwarreye creation on show

March 21, 2018

Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s masterpiece ‘Earth’s Creation’ sold at auction for a record $2.1 million in November and Qantas recently unveiled an Emily Kngwarreye-inspired livery on one of its jets. Now ‘Earth’s Creation 2’ and paintings […]

Stars set to shine over WA quarry

January 24, 2018

“I think all First Nations people have some connection to the Milky Way,” says Northern Territory Indigenous choreographer Gary Lang. Lang is currently in Perth where members of his NT Dance Company are working with […]

Harley has sights set on beauty crown

January 12, 2018

Harley Dunolly-Lee is hoping to become Australia’s first Indigenous gay beauty queen. Dunolly-Lee, a female impersonator, burlesque artist and academic, is one of nine contestants who will compete for the Miss Gay Australia International crown […]

Naughty Nakkiah says it like it is

December 13, 2017

Screenwriter Nakkiah Lui says Australia is more than ready for ‘the V word’ – that certain part of a woman’s anatomy that Lui has cheekily personified and brought to life as a character in her […]

NT western takes out sweet prize

November 29, 2017

Celebrated Indigenous filmmaker Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country took out Best Feature Film at the prestigious 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane. Sweet Country was produced by David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin and directed […]

Modern masterpiece breaks auction record

November 15, 2017

One of Australia’s most famous contemporary paintings, ‘Earth’s Creation I’ by the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye, sold at auction last night for $2.1 million, breaking its own record for the highest price achieved at auction […]

Meet modest Masella on her way up

November 15, 2017

Australia is about to fall under the spell of Kyliric Masella, the 13-year-old Sydney-based star of a ghostly new children’s TV series. Masella had little acting experience when she tried out for the part of […]

Namatjira matriarch dies after copyright battle

October 18, 2017

Kumantjai L Namatjira Lankin, the matriarch of the Namatjira family, has died less than a week after her family’s protracted fight to win copyright of the works of renowned painter Albert Namatjira. Kumantjai had been […]

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