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In a dry landscape, this haunting Drysdale could set a new record

In a dry landscape, this haunting Drysdale could set a new record

The 1941 painting 'Going to the Pictures' depicts drought and pride in the Australian outback, and is tipped to become the artist's most valued work.

  • by Nick Miller

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Separated by thousands of kilometres and a pandemic, Brutalist forge on
Live music

Separated by thousands of kilometres and a pandemic, Brutalist forge on

Ambient beats duo Brutalist are in Marseille and Melbourne, respectively, but that hasn't stopped them putting out a new EP.

  • by Mikey Cahill
When ballet hit the streets: the stories behind stunning tour photos
Photography

When ballet hit the streets: the stories behind stunning tour photos

The Australian Ballet's tour photographer had to flee police in Tiananmen Square after taking a photo of a dancer.

  • by Catherine Lambert
Thirsty Merc's Phil Stack delivers beautifully honest solo debut
Performing arts

Thirsty Merc's Phil Stack delivers beautifully honest solo debut

Thirsty Merc's Phil Stack is in a good place - literally and figuratively.

  • by Nick Galvin
The 1983 painting that prophetically captured our corona days
Visual art

The 1983 painting that prophetically captured our corona days

Suburban Interior reflects our iso reality, and that's partly why Geelong Gallery's Jason Smith chose it as a favourite artwork.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Watching art in the act of creation: a mesmerising joy
Visual art

Watching art in the act of creation: a mesmerising joy

Watching artists at work on social media is entertaining huge audiences and proving a commercial opportunity for artists.

  • by Caroline Zielinski
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How Tony Bennett delivered his best aged 75
Performing arts

How Tony Bennett delivered his best aged 75

The ultimate masterpiece of Tony Bennett's long career came when the singer was 75.

  • by John Shand
Radio drama re-imagined for Victorian festival
Melbourne radio

Radio drama re-imagined for Victorian festival

Radio drama is seeing a rebirth and the pandemic-hit Victorian Seniors Festival has joined the party.

  • by Nick Miller
Booted from his studio, beset by rats, Sufjan Stevens faces the chaos
Review

Booted from his studio, beset by rats, Sufjan Stevens faces the chaos

Sufjan Stevens rises to challenges all around him with new album The Ascension.

  • by Martin Boulton
Mischievous art turns stock footage into radical satire
Review

Mischievous art turns stock footage into radical satire

Laresa Kosloff's thoroughly mischievous film redeploys commercial footage for a timely message about capitalism, consumerism and the environment.

  • by Robert Nelson
Musical theatre prize cancelled after diversity row
Performing arts

Musical theatre prize cancelled after diversity row

When a $50,000 musical theatre scholarship picked an overwhelmingly white list of 30 semi-finalists it was accused of subconscious prejudice.

  • by Nick Miller and Catherine Lambert