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‘Textile time capsule’ wins $100,000 Ramsay Art Prize

Sydney-based artist Sarah Contos has won the inaugural $100,000 Ramsay Art Prize with a colossal 21st-century quilt described by one of the judges as celebrating women “in all their glory with fireworks, sequins and PVC”.

Film Film

Film review: Neruda

From the opening scene in which we see Pablo Neruda pissing in the Chilean Senate house, which strangely doubles as an opulent urinal, this unconventional biopic has the viewer deliciously off-balance.

Arts & Culture

What's on: Matilda, Elvis and Youthful Geniuses

Matilda the Musical has swung into town, with other events including an orchestral celebration of Elvis, ASO's Youthful Genius, DreamBIG festival, a fusion of dance and visual art, final performances of 1984 and Absolutely Dylan.


Bond star Roger Moore dies aged 89

Former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has died in Switzerland at the age of 89 after a short battle with cancer, his family has announced.


Theatre review: 1984

Emerging from this outstanding stage adaptation of George Orwell's 1984, you feel something like Winston Smith leaving the Ministry of Love: psychologically crushed and grateful for it.


Books & Poetry

Scrounging for money: how famous writers made a living

As writers of both fact and fiction find it increasing tough to make a living, Camilla Nelson looks at the strange and sometimes dangerous jobs taken on by the world's great authors to support their craft.

Arts & Culture

Off the Wall: The mother of all pearls

This striking circa-1865 gold-set brooch recently acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia was made by one of the state’s early masters of innovative gold and silver work.

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