Australian art described as ‘cow pats’ and ‘cascade of diarrhoea’

Published in artshub: A British newspaper has dismissed a landmark Australian art exhibition as ‘weedy, provincial and all too European’. In a review entitled  ‘A desert of new ideas’, The Sunday Times critic Waldemar Januszczak canned the first survey exhibition of Australian art in the UK for 50 years as a ‘beaut idea’ that had failed to…

Ten Days on the Island offers first taste of new programming approach

Published on artsHub: Full of saucy, witty and skillful acts, the new program offers an array of cultural experiences. Jess Love of  La Soriée. Photo via Instagram.  In a new direction for the biennial festival, as previously announced, Tasmania’s Ten Days on the Island has announced an exclusive season for the internationally renowned Spiegeltent, which will…

Sydney Independent Theatre Company announces new season

Published in artsHub: The company’s 2014 season at the Old Fitzroy Theatre aims to entertain, inspire and challenge audiences. Image: Hero image for November Spawned a Monster (via SITCO) World premieres and Sydney premieres feature in the 2014 season programed by Sydney Independent Theatre Company (SITCO) at the Old Fitz, including Pat Sheil’s comedy about the self-professed…

2013 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award announced

Published in artsHub: A Victorian dancer described as ‘the complete package’ has won the $20,000 cash award. Chris Rodgers-Wilson, a 25 year old from the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell, received the generous $20,000 cash prize last Friday night at the Sydney Opera House, following the opening night performance of Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella. The award is sponsored by…

WA’s Big Apple deal gets sliced

Published in artsHub: The Art Gallery of Western Australia has been forced to abandon a six-exhibition deal with the Museum of Modern Art in New York half way through, due to spiralling costs and poor revenue.   August Sander, Young Girl in a German Caravan, from Van Gogh, Dalí and Beyond: The World Reimagined AGWA Director Stefano…

2014 Hobart Baroque Program announced

Published in artsHub: New international talent adds fresh culture to the Hobart Baroque 2014 program. The only festival in the country solely dedicated to performances of baroque music, the 2014 program showcases artists and musicians from countries such as Finland, Spain, UK, and Russia, as well as present young emerging talent from Australia. The new…

Art exhibition pays tribute to Jeffrey Smart

Published in artsHub: Curated by his long time friend David Malouf, this art exhibition is a must see for any Smart fan. Image: Night Stop Bombay 1981 by Jeffrey Smart. Hosted by Sydney University Art Gallery, Jeffrey Smart 1921-2013: Recondita Armonia –Strange Harmonies of Contrast, pays homage to the iconic Australian artist who was renowned for his…

Latest coup to open new multimillion dollar space

Published in artsHub: The Royal Academy of Arts heads to Bendigo for its Australian debut, opening the gallery’s brand new facilities. Photo credit: John William Waterhouse, R.A., A Mermaid, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Photographer: John Hammond  Entitled Ambition and Genius, the exhibition hosted by Bendigo Art Gallery details highlights from the Academy’s prestigious collection, and…

DancED program aimed to connect education with professional dance

Published in artsHub: New education opportunities by Sydney Dance Company aim to provide in-depth insights into the professional dance industry. Aspiring professional dancers will be pleased to hear about DancED, a new national initiative aimed to connect schools, teachers, students and graduates to professional dancers, offering extensive insight and various opportunities for them to break…

Asian arts network meets in Oz for first time

Published in artsHub: Australia will host a key international performing arts even for the first time next year. Performing arts innovators from Europe and Asia will descend on Melbourne for the first time as part of IETM’s cultural exchange event. The event hosted by the International Network for Contemporary Performing Artists (IETM) will see various…

Les Misérables Australian cast revealed

Published in artshub: Boublil and Schönberg’s critically acclaimed musical returns to Melbourne after a 17 year absence. Winner of multiple Tony Awards, Drama Desk and Laurence Olivier Awards – not to mention three Oscars, three Golden Globes and four BAFTA awards – the musical Les Misérables is renowned for its inspiring storyline and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s astonishing musical…

Music Videos take centre stage

Published in artshub: No longer just support acts, music videos are an art form of their own as ACMI’s new exhibition Spectacle makes clear. You might not remember the song but chances are you recognised this iconic Rube Goldberg machine from Ok Go’s ‘This too shall pass’. Likewise we can’t help thinking Gotye’s Grammy last year…