Australian Theatre Live is making three filmed plays from its catalogue available for viewing online
Subscription streaming services are the obvious way to seek out new movies, but there are other options that don’t cost a thing.
The arts agency has scrapped grant programs and plans emergency relief for artists and companies facing hardship
The rebooted Melbourne Festival has been postponed until next year due to the likely continued risk of infection from COVID-19.
Opera Australia is seeking government assistance as the company stands down most of its staff until at least the end of May.
Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli’s novel Lost Children Archive won the Rathbones Folio Prize for literature on Monday night.
The COVID-19 rescue package will assist small companies, but there are no measures to save a sector that is going to the wall.
Novelist Favel Parrett was the big winner when the Indie Book Awards were announced on Monday.
Our theatres are closed for the foreseeable future. Our orchestras are silent and there is no singing.
Relive the magic created by acclaimed indigenous artist Mavis Ngallametta.
Kenny Rogers sold tens of millions of records and won three Grammys, making him a musical superstar of the 1970s and 80s.
COVID-19 outbreak forces family to postpone public memorial for five-times married country crooner, who has died aged 81.
Talented artist Ingahild Grathmer, who just happened to have been the Queen of Denmark, had a remarkable connection to JRR Tolkein.
Debut album The Lost and The Found proves that shared blood is the best binding agent when blending voices.
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Indigenous arts leader Rhoda Roberts explains the real meaning of Welcome to Country.
“There are tens of thousands of deaths every year from the flu,” says paediatrician Eve Shapiro.
The Cannes Film Festival was forced to postpone its latest edition on May 12-23 because of the spread of the coronavirus.
Painted portraits have a long history, which we can follow continuously since their reappearance in the Renaissance.
There’s no escaping that those who work in the arts are facing a difficult time.
The house next door goes on the market within weeks and sells within days. The plum tree in the front yard ripens.
The Blacklist is splendid escapist entertainment and a substantial binge-watching opportunity in these challenging times.
An Australian poet helped me not only understand the power of poetry but changed how I thought about things.
The lead violin of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Satu Vanska, 40, shares her thoughts on life and her ‘priceless’ Stradivarius.
One of Denise Green’s paintings is on show at the TarraWarra Museum of Art in Victoria as part of the Making Her Mark exhibition.
So you are stuck at home and after 2000 episodes of Law & Order decide you need a book instead. Our literary editor asks top writers and critics for their picks.
Aboriginal art centres face extreme financial hardship as key art markets cancelled amid fears for the health of elders.
Sydney-based pop singer-songwriter Montaigne — aka 24 year-old Jessica Cerro — was to represent Australia with her song Don’t Break Me, but the contest will not go ahead.
The arts industry is seeking immediate emergency assistance from governments as federal, state and territory culture ministers meet to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.
Queen Sono, the main character of Netflix’s new show, is a troubled hero for complicated times.
The last time Australia faced a crisis our arts community helped bring the nation together in support of people doing it tough.
Ashleigh Wilson has been arts editor since 2011. He has been at the paper for more than 15 years in various roles around the country, including several years as Darwin correspondent. In 2006, he and Nicolas Rothwell won a Walkley award for coverage of indigenous affairs. His first book, published by Text in 2016, was Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing, a biography of the late Australian painter. His second book, On Artists, was published by MUP in 2019.
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The coronavirus epicentre under-reported the number of its pandemic cases by 40,000, it’s been revealed.
With millions of lives at stake, three Brisbane scientists believe they have come up with a COVID-19 vaccine that will work.
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Australia could run out of ICU beds to treat virus patients in as few as 10 days if infections continue to rise at the current rate.