Honor Freeman’s slip-cast porcelain soaps, sponges and washcloths yield new layers of meaning as they provide space for quiet contemplation on the pandemic that has occupied global consciousness since early 2020.
A double bill of contemporary dance by locally grown, globally minded choreographer Lewis Major invites a meditation on the universal truths of our times through two contrasting, memorable performances.
Full of sensuous beauty, drama and textural depth, Adelaide photographer Narelle Autio’s latest series seems to prompt deeper dives in search of a hidden truth.
Twenty five years after Lloyd Newson brought DV8 Physical Theatre to perform his seminal work at the Adelaide Festival, Enter Achilles explodes back to life on stage, its unflinching scrutiny of masculinity as relevant as ever in this outstanding production.
Dylan Cole interweaves tragedy with hilarity in his monologue as dishevelled, daytime-drinking hoarder Jeremy Parker, whose veneer of cheery enthusiasm starts to crack as his attempt to de-clutter forces him to face the grief he’s buried. ★★★★
Artistic director Stuart Maunder wraps up his debut season at State Opera with this gorgeous production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly: an opera whose rich beauty is as dissonant as ever with the appalling reality behind this troubling tale.