Book extract: Don Dunstan may have been passed over for several key roles after retiring from politics, but a new biography argues that his active involvement in global issues led to ‘what must have been one of the most memorable moments of his life’.
In a leaky brick and aluminium warehouse in Adelaide’s western suburbs hides what has been described as one of the most culturally significant sites in Australia – and it’s a place that is perpetually under threat.
The 2019 OzAsia Festival has unveiled a program including the return of wild Japanese pop show Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker, a new work by choreographer Akram Khan, a Beirut-inspired vinyl cabaret and a play that recasts the birth of Adelaide.
Imprints bookseller Jo Case recently stumbled on an ‘accidental reading trail’ that began with award-winning novel Too Much Lip and provided a reminder of the importance of books in helping us understand other experiences of being in the world.
French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie’s performance of Ravel’s ‘Piano Concerto in G’ – by turns jaunty, melancholic and electric – was a highlight of this Master Series concert by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
PHOTOGRAPHY: A new exhibition at the SA Museum offers a window on the natural world through photographs capturing surreal landscapes and creatures ranging from a tiny amphipod to a 23m-long beached fin whale being circled by sharks.
EXHIBITIONS: There are almost 700 exhibitions on during the 2019 SALA Festival and only a couple of weeks left to see them – SALIFE has picked a few of the top shows you can visit this weekend.
Quentin Tarantino’s latest tale of a TV-western actor and his stunt double crossing paths with the Manson Family is a wild ride through Hollywood and an industry on the cusp of change.
OFF THE WALL: The AGSA’s Lisa Slade uncovers the lesser-known story behind one of Adelaide’s favourite paintings – a monumental work that inspired late 19th-century SA suffragettes and still provides inspiration to women living in the Middle East today.