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Actor Richard E Grant is bringing his one-man show Down Under

The 2019 Oscar nominee for Can You Ever Forgive Me? has written a memoir, A Pocketful of Happiness, following the death of his wife.

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Bioplastic artist Jessie French is challenging the culture of collecting

Melding design and science, Jessie French’s exploratory art practice uses alternative materials and degradable plastics, creating award-winning beautiful pieces with a purpose – to not release any more hard rubbish into the environment.

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Russian ballet dancer censured for pro-war performance in Uzbekistan

A prominent Russian ballet dancer complained on Wednesday that he was censured for performing a song dedicated to fallen Russian […]

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MiNDFOOD reviews: ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’ tackles the complexities of truth

Sydney Theatre Company’s latest show raises the question: Is honesty always the best policy?

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Exhibition showing original artworks by Frida Kahlo coming to Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is set to welcome an exclusive exhibition featuring works by one of the 20th […]

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Auckland streets come alive for Art in the City: 8 must-see events

Residents in Tāmaki Makaurau are in for a treat this October as the city comes alive with creativity for the annual art programme. 

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V&A celebrates ‘Korean Wave’ of popular culture with new exhibition

From the bright pink guard costumes in hit Netflix series “Squid Game” to a large sculpture of rapper G-Dragon, London’s […]

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Amsterdam Rainbow Dress arrives in Sydney, raising awareness for LGBTQIA+ human rights issues

The massive gown is made up of the flags of the countries that still criminalise LGBTQIA+ people. 

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Art Gallery of NSW unveils opening program for expanded museum

The opening program for the expanded Art Gallery of New South Wales has officially been unveiled. The program, featuring works […]

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Brad Pitt, Nick Cave debut their artwork at Finland exhibition

Brad Pitt and Nick Cave are already well known in their fields of acting and music respectively. But now they […]

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‘I never thought I was being used as a slave’: Documentary on infamous Gloriavale set for release

Gloriavale tells the gripping and shocking tale of New Zealand’s infamous and secretive religious group, founded by Australian evangelist Neville Cooper. 

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How Jane Austen’s early Chinese translators were stumped by the oddities of 19th-century British cuisine

Jane Austen’s works are globally renowned, but they were unknown in China until 1935 when two different translations of Pride […]

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Scene stealers: Exhibition shines a spotlight on cinema backdrops

Monumental scenic paintings were essential to moviemaking for almost a century, and never meant to be seen by the public with the naked eye. But a new exhibition is bringing cinema backdrops to the forefront, and shining a light on their creators.

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Leading New Wave film director Jean-Luc Godard dies aged 91

Film director Jean-Luc Godard, the godfather of France’s New Wave cinema who pushed cinematic boundaries and inspired iconoclastic directors decades […]

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MiNDFOOD reviews: Photograph 51

The story of a young female scientist whose brilliant investigative work was appropriated by her male colleagues has resonance today.

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Rolex announces mentors and protégés for 2023–2024 Arts Programme

Rolex has announced the latest round of mentors and protégés for its renowned arts mentoring programme. Established in 2002, the Rolex […]

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New album from Fazerdaze’s Amelia Murray

New Zealand singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Amelia Murray, the artist behind Fazerdaze, has announced her first project in over five years.

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Michael McHugh’s ‘Swimming in the Clouds’ on show at the Town Hall Gallery in Melbourne

Michael McHugh has completed his largest work to date, at six meters in length and two meters high. This huge painting is titled ‘Swimming in the Clouds’ and is a celebration of colour within nature, as plant forms float away and down throughout the canopy.

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MiNDFOOD reviews: Tell Me I’m Here

This story of a young man’s battle with schizophrenia is an emotional tour de force.

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Meet the Venezuelan chef who turns pasta into colourful works of art

As a self-described ‘pasta designer’, Venezuelan chef David Max Rivillo Perez has found a niche for his colourful creations that bring together pasta-making and artistry.

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A chance to see Ukraine’s best ballerinas perform Swan Lake

When Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February this year, many of the country’s leading dancers left the country, fleeing their […]

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Immersive art experience by Heather Straka set to take over Sudima Auckland City

An exhibition of Heather Straka’s latest photographic series, Age of Discovery, is taking over Sudima Auckland City this November. The immersive exhibition […]

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New Emily Perkins play ‘The Made’ considers the quandaries of advanced AI

A brand-new play by internationally acclaimed writer Emily Perkins is set to open at ASB Waterfront Theatre in September, offering […]

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At 75, Edinburgh Festival more intent than ever on healing divisions

Self-described working class playwright Kieton Saunders-Browne used to think the Edinburgh Fringe wasn’t for people like him – until a […]

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