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In the name of art: Why single people in Melbourne kissed petri dishes

In the name of art: Why single people in Melbourne kissed petri dishes

A new art exhibition, cultivating the bacteria from kisses to create “galaxies” of life, was born in the romance and loneliness of lockdowns.

  • by Nick Miller

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Last-minute licensing change throws Splendour into disarray

Last-minute licensing change throws Splendour into disarray

People aged under 18 won’t be able to attend Australia’s largest musical festival unless accompanied by an adult, for the first time in its history.

  • by Martin Boulton
Cruel Intentions heralds a return to ’90s fashion at the State Theatre

Cruel Intentions heralds a return to ’90s fashion at the State Theatre

Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical takes us back to the music and fashion of the last century just as it’s coming back into the spotlight.

  • by Helen Pitt
Sydney Symphony Orchestra fires back at former CEO after claims of political ‘hit job’

Sydney Symphony Orchestra fires back at former CEO after claims of political ‘hit job’

As it prepares for its return to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney Symphony Orchestra has filed its defence in the unfair dismissal case brought by former chief executive Emma Dunch.

  • by Linda Morris
When neighbours become good friends: How Henrietta’s acting dream came true

When neighbours become good friends: How Henrietta’s acting dream came true

She told the Sunday Age she would like a role on Neighbours, and now Henrietta Graham,18, is a cast member of the famous soap opera.

  • by Carolyn Webb
Labor’s arts policy is a plan to develop a policy. Is that enough?
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Analysis

Labor’s arts policy is a plan to develop a policy. Is that enough?

In 2019 Labor came up with a $320 million plan to boost the arts. This election it’s promising to ... consult widely.

  • by Nick Miller
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Ray never wanted to wake up. Then his life took a radical, unexpected turn

Ray never wanted to wake up. Then his life took a radical, unexpected turn

The retired engineer is one of seven strangers involved in Space 22, a new ABC series that follows people through art-based therapy.

  • by Kylie Northover
‘It’s very strange’: Why Hanya Yanagihara’s parents haven’t read her books

‘It’s very strange’: Why Hanya Yanagihara’s parents haven’t read her books

A Little Life was nominated for the Booker Prize and her novels are hailed by critics, but the bestselling author’s parents haven’t got around to them yet.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
They’ve got buildings to climb: Performers won’t let this rain get in their way

They’ve got buildings to climb: Performers won’t let this rain get in their way

Rain won’t stop performers hanging down the glass sides of the NSW Art Gallery as part of an exhibition this weekend.

  • by Millie Muroi
‘Not a whinge-fest’: The push to revive Sydney’s arts scene

‘Not a whinge-fest’: The push to revive Sydney’s arts scene

Artists and musicians say a universal basic income would be a “dream” as they struggle to get back on their feet after the pandemic.

  • by Andrew Taylor
‘Winds of change’ must be embraced at Opera Australia
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Opinion

‘Winds of change’ must be embraced at Opera Australia

With continual revivals frozen in time, Opera Australia risks presenting “museum” productions instead of finding and engaging new audiences.

  • by Kate Cherry