An important and influential voice on identity in Australia, artist Naomi Hobson has turned her camera toward the complexity of youth in Adolescent Wonderland – now showing at the Art Gallery of SA as part of Tarnanthi.
In a work that is both an extreme and fundamental type of theatre, audience members are given acute insight into the individual stories and losses that underpin the larger narrative of the Syrian uprising and defeat.
Samira Elagoz brings a luminously intelligent lens to gendered culture in this hard-edged multi-media stage work, but – between gut punches that reveal her audience’s worst judgmental impulses – she misses the chance to connect emotionally.
The ancient truths that flow through Gurrumul Yunupiŋu’s final album Djarimirri are revealed in Buŋgul – a transcendent, multi-disciplinary stage work devised in collaboration with the musician’s family.
Saturated in emotional truth and unapologetically low-fi, Train Lord is testament to the powerful potential of Fringe shows that hark back to the no-frills days of the festival’s past. ★★★★
With his immersive project Eight – featuring singer Kate Miller-Heidke – Michel van der Aa may be among the first in the world to find an effective artistic language within virtual reality.
Trent Parke has become one of Australia’s most lauded photographers. Much of his work has been enabled by living in Adelaide, where there is “space and freedom to dream of ideas”.