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Wednesday 1 June 2016
Arts news

let’s stand up against funding cuts to the arts

Miranda Geoghegan
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Friday the 13th of May was a bad day for arts organisations in Australia. All over Twitter were bursts of emotion like fireworks – pledges of people subscribing for the first time to the likes of literary journals ‘Meanjin’ or ‘Voiceworks’, in a show of support after announcements of cuts to funding. If you aren’t…
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Friday 6 March 2015
Arts news Theatre

nothing to lose: placing fat bodies front and centre

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Smashing stereotypes about fat bodies, Nothing to Lose is the critically acclaimed dance production by Force Majeure that opens at Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre next week after a sold out premiere season at the Sydney Festival. Artistic Director of Force Majeure, Kate Champion says: ‘My interest in working with bigger bodied, fat dancers has been in…
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Friday 17 October 2014
Arts news Theatre

cathy petocz debuts new play ‘where i end and you begin’

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Writer, actor, musician and general creative extraordinaire, Cathy Petocz, is set to wow Canberra audiences from tomorrow until October 26 with the world first debut of her new play, Where I End and You Begin, showing at The Street Theatre. Directed by Caroline Stacey, the production follows two private detectives in very different universes: Polly…
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Thursday 2 October 2014
Art Feminism news

only three women represented in the top 100 most collectible living artists

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Last Friday artnet released its list of the top 100 most collectible living artists. Proclaimed as having the world’s largest and  most comprehensive price database for secondary market sales of fine and decorative art, the website compiled the 100 strong list of artists who are most collectible when it comes to the auction block and,…
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Thursday 19 June 2014
Arts news Theatre

improvised theatre explores the lives of women on the home front

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The topic of war is not an uncommon theme in Australian theatre and, with the ANZAC centenary approaching in 2015, it seems particularly pertinent. Whilst much of the creative dialogue around the First World War focuses on the men fighting at the front, improvised Canberra production, The Home Front, focuses on the women left behind to…
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Thursday 22 May 2014
news Politics

what a winker: tony abbott strikes again

Josephine Mandarano
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Ahhh, Tony Abbott, so you’ve done it again, huh? During an interview on ABC Radio Wednesday morning, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP, leader of the Liberal Party and Prime Minister of this dinky-di land of ours, was busted on camera winking and grinning after a caller to the radio show – who wanted to discuss…
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Art Arts Books news

free seminars demystify legal issues for canberra artists

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  Are you an artist or writer currently based in the ACT and don’t feel especially clued up on the legal issues surrounding your practice? Welcome to the club! But we’re all in luck as the Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres have announced a new partnership with the Arts Law Centre of Australia to deliver…
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Monday 17 March 2014
news

in brief: anne summers offers “a few words of advice” to feminist wunderkind, tony abbott

Josephine Mandarano
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High-profile writer and feminist, Anne Summers has dutifully “congratulated” our PM Tony Abbott on his recent conversion to feminism and his adoption of ‘the principles of equality of the sexes’ – but not before offering him some advice ‘on how to ensure his government and polices are, in fact, feminist.’ In the Sydney Morning Herald,…
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Friday 20 December 2013
Art Arts Culture news

arts news: the weekly wrap up

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The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is under pressure to return a painting claimed to have been looted by the Nazis. Swiss Lawyer Olaf Ossman claims the painting “Head of a Man” is a Van Gogh sold under duress by wealthy Jewish industrialist Richard Semmel in 1933 when he fled the Nazis. Although tests have…
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