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Flying high: from budgie smugglers to a budgerigar brassiere

The budgie has been painted by masters, revered by royals and immortalised in fashion. Sarah Harris and Don Baker, SA-based authors of the new book Budgerigar, tell how two ‘pocket-size parrots’ from Down Under ignited a global budgie boom.

Arts & Culture

‘In this immensely strange world, art is our lifeboat’

The role of art in society has never been clearer, writes Art Gallery of SA director Rhana Devenport, as the gallery releases a video teaser for a new virtual exhibition series on the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres.

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Nostalgia. It's a many-layered thing

Adelaide Hills author Pip Williams and her friends happily wrapped their arms around each other for this photo just a few weeks ago. They had hugged hello and they hugged goodbye when they parted. They had no inkling it would be the last time for a long while.


2020 Adelaide Guitar Festival cancelled

The Adelaide Guitar Festival has been cancelled for 2020, but the Festival Centre has released vision of classical musicians Slava and Sharon Grigoryan playing to an empty theatre as a taste of the way it is looking to connect with audiences virtually.

Books & Poetry

Words, women and the Adelaide book that sparked a global frenzy

Adelaide Hills author Pip Williams has had to cancel the launch event and national tour planned for her first novel, but The Dictionary of Lost Words – about the magic of growing up in a world of words – has already garnered huge international interest.


When the going gets tough, musicians make music

Public gigs have come to an abrupt halt, but SA singers and musicians are keeping themselves occupied and us entertained by making new music, livestreaming concerts and offering online lessons in everything from ukulele playing to songwriting.

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Eight streaming shows to ward off cabin fever

Whether your television viewing tastes veer towards real-life drama, quirky comedy, crime or pure escapism, there’s something in this line-up of shows to keep you entertained for hours.