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SA Indigenous artist wins 2020 Archibald Prize

Vincent Namatjira, from South Australia’s APY Lands, has become the first Indigenous artist to win the Archibald Prize for his portrait of footballer Adam Goodes.

Film Film

Film review: The Translators

French writer-director Régis Roinsard keeps the audience guessing until the very last minute in this literary whodunit, which is every bit as cunning as it is thrilling.

Arts & Culture SA Life

Performing arts in 2020: A difficult stage

Julian Hobba and Nick Hays both moved to South Australia this year to take up high-level roles in the performing arts sector – at the same time the pandemic forced their companies off-stage.

A render of the Marshall Government's proposed "National Aboriginal Art and Culture Gallery" at Lot Fourteen.
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Senior arts figure slams Aboriginal Cultures Centre plan

Premier Steven Marshall’s decision to scrap former Labor government plans for a contemporary art gallery at Lot Fourteen is a “huge opportunity that’s been wasted” and the replacement $150 million Aboriginal Arts and Cultures Centre is an “incredible waste of public money”, claims an eminent arts administrator who helped plan the junked gallery.

Film

Adelaide Film Festival unveils full 2020 program

Films from more than 40 countries will screen during October’s Adelaide Film Festival, with world premieres including a new film by My Tehran for Sale director Granaz Moussavi and a very personal documentary by Adelaide Fringe’s Heather Croall.

Arts & Culture SA Life

Restless dancers shed new light on expressionist artworks

Audiences will be treated to an intimate and immersive art experience at the Art Gallery of SA with Seeing Through Darkness, a new performance created by Restless Dance Theatre in response to the works of expressionist artist Georges Rouault.

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Poet's Corner

SALIFE SA Life

"Neurosis surrounded us… we just got on with life"

Writer and performance poet Geoff Goodfellow is known for his “brutally electric” style, but he reveals a more vulnerable side in a new memoir about his boyhood. Here, he shares the story of his life – from working-class lad to literary icon.

Theatre

Theatre review: Gaslight

State Theatre Company makes a gripping return to the Her Majesty’s stage with a gratifyingly claustrophobic reimagining of Patrick Hamilton’s enduring psychological thriller.

Adelaide Festival

‘The challenges are enormous’: planning the 2021 Adelaide Festival

The Adelaide Festival will go ahead in 2021 but it will look very different, co-artistic director Rachel Healy tells InDaily, with changes including a new Festival hub, more South Australian and Australian shows, and increased outdoor experiences.

Book extracts

Books & Poetry Books & Poetry

Book extract: The Things She Owned

Adelaide author Katherine Tamiko Arguile explores themes of family and grief in her new novel The Things She Owned, the story of a tangled mother-daughter relationship that unfolds over two generations and is steeped in Japanese culture.

Books & Poetry Books & Poetry

Book extract: Snow

Gina Inverarity’s dystopian vision of a drastically altered post-global future in her new young-adult novel Snow has been given added resonance by the COVID-19 crisis.