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Film and TV producer named new SA Film Corp boss

Kate Croser – a producer with credits including the recent romantic-comedy Top End Wedding – has been named the new chief executive of the South Australian Film Corporation after Courtney Gibson’s resignation last month.

Festivals

Idols, devils and dark masters: what OzAsia 2019 has in store

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.

Music

Review: ASO's Symphonic Dances

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.

Books & Poetry

Diary of a Publisher: Fact, fiction and flights of fancy

Wakefield Press director Michael Bollen ponders the stories within two books recounting the hair-raising adventure that saw a crew in a tiny converted wooden bomber became the first to fly from England to Australia.

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Arts & Culture

The surprising radical past of one of Adelaide's favourite paintings

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.

Poet's Corner

Books & Poetry

Diary of a Bookseller: crime, sex and political intrigue

Imprints bookseller Jo Case recommends six new reads – from a fun novel by Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert and a killer thriller by Adrian McKinty, to eye-opening political exposés and an exploration of female desire.