We care less about the arts when there is less to care about. The government of the day has backed Australian arts and culture into a corner and the sector must start telling its story better to survive, writes Julian Meyrick.
A remarkable theatre production about the murder of a gay man in Belgium, La Reprise casts a spell of invocation on its audience – a call to the dead to speak, writes Julian Meyrick.
Modern society has become addicted to ratings and league tables. But a new scorecard, which aims to give ‘good art’ a numerical ranking, is utterly wrong-headed.
The 2017 Adelaide Festival program was a beautifully crafted object d’art, offering a blaze of hope against a dismal horizon, write Flinders University’s Julian Meyrick and William Peterson.
The grunge classic Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh’s in-yer-face, anti-fairy tale – is currently a stage show touring nationally and out in cinemas as a long-awaited film sequel.
A Chief Artist representing Australia’s cultural sector could be a real asset in a political policy process over-supplied with buzzwords, hobby-horses and half-knowledge, writes Julian Meyrick.