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Books & Poetry

Making the film ‘Painting South Australia, 1950–1955’. From left: J Campbell Dobbie, Stan Ostoja-Kotkowski (director), 'unknown friend with reflector', Douglas Roberts, Kristel (Kitty) Treloar and Mervyn Smith. Photo: Ian Davidson
Visual Art

From the modern to the contemporary – Adelaide’s evolving art scene

A fresh and comprehensive new narrative reveals how the Adelaide art scene post-World War II was an incubator of progressive ideas and talent, despite often being dismissed or disparaged in the wider mainstream history of Australian art.

Poet's Corner

Adelaide Cabaret Festival artistic director Virginia Gay: 'I love weird, I love (finely-honed, expertly controlled) chaos.' Photo: Naomi Jellicoe / supplied
Arts & Culture

Green Room: Cabaret callout, stories and winning art

SA arts and culture news in brief: Artist submissions open for 2024 Cabaret Festival; star-studded line-ups revealed for two upcoming Adelaide festivals for writers and readers; meet ActNow’s new MakeSpace residents; Porter Street Commission recipient announced, and the 2023 Our Mob winners.

Books & Poetry

Book review: Mr Smith to You

Bill Smith – Australian jockey, horse trainer and now the inspiration for SA-based writer Kerry Taylor’s debut novel – is a remarkable historical figure obscured by rumour and conflicting accounts.