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Music

Music review: ASO’s Affirmation

Earplugs were an optional extra at the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s latest Symphony Series concert, a highlight of which was Australian composer Joe Chindamo’s thrilling new trombone concerto.

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Dance

Dance review: Outside Within

Daniel Riley’s inaugural program as new artistic director of Australian Dance Theatre presents a collaborative and thoughtful triptych of works that mediates between the disparate world-views of Aboriginal and post-colonial Australia, reflecting the disruption and hope that comes at times of urgent transformation.

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Eddie Perfect: ‘It’s wonderful being the villain’

When 9 to 5 The Musical  hits the stage at the Festival Theatre this October, Eddie Perfect will be playing for boos and hisses rather than rapturous applause.

InReview

Green Room: Screen dreams, art in nature

SA arts and culture news in brief: An internship opportunity for First Nations screen creatives, teenage artists sought for centenarian portrait project, striking wildlife images on show in the Botanic Gardens, new performance added for popular Cabaret Festival show, and a chance to Catapult your career.

Theatre

Final curtain call for Adelaide’s much-loved Bakehouse Theatre

The Bakehouse Theatre this month mounts its final show, A Streetcar Named Desire, featuring cameos by theatre stalwarts Pamela Munt and Peter Green. When the curtain falls it will sell its colourful collection of memorabilia – and an era will be over.

InReview

Green Room: Our Mob callout, shorts showcase

SA arts and culture news in brief: Flickerfest presents a showcase of top short films at the Mercury, First Nations artist callout for Our Mob exhibition, Biennial artist Shaun Gladwell curates AGSA’s First Fridays, a lost opera remounted, and a free work-in-progress showing in Port Adelaide.

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Podcasts

Notes on Adelaide podcast: Culture clash

In this week’s podcast: Culture clash. Is arts funding in Australia broken and what can be done about it?

Visual Art

Yayoi Kusama’s mesmerising infinity room invites reflection

Step out of the real world and into Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s delightfully disorientating infinity mirror room full of polka dots and pumpkins at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Cabaret Festival

Tina Arena launches 2022 Cabaret Festival line-up

It’s time to break out the sparkles and sequins and start planning for this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival as artistic director Tina Arena unveils her program.

Visual Art

In the studio with Elyas Alavi

From his Prospect studio, Elyas Alavi dreams of the lives of 19th-century cameleers.

Poet's Corner

Visual Art

A biennial to help us navigate the chaos of our times

Sebastian Goldspink’s visceral and compelling curation of works by 25 contemporary Australian artists fulfils the tricky task of weaving together the manifold preoccupations of our unsettled times, opening up portals to transcendence, and offering hope through our interconnectedness and resilience.

Hugh Bonneville as Robert Grantham and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary in 'Downton Abbey: A New Era'. Photo: Ben Blackall / Focus Features
Film & TV

Film review: Downton Abbey – A New Era

Downton is a franchise built on country-manor snobbery, which means the quality and serving sizes above and below the stairs remain consistent. Time to check in with the toffs and their servants who, over seven seasons and two movies, have been variously to jail, hell, and now, France.

Visual Art

Trawling through the Metaverse

Visual artists grapple with the emerging realities of pervasive internet algorithms, surveillance capitalism and 3D virtual spaces in an exploration of our increasingly inescapable relationship to technology.

Film & TV

Miniature marvels bring historic moments to life in Tiny Oz

An extraordinary slice of 19th-century Adelaide history involving a pioneering hot-air-balloon flight, a pair of daredevil ‘lady trapeze artists’ and a crowd of fascinated onlookers is re-created in miniature in a new ABC TV series co-hosted by local tiny craft artist JoAnne Bouzianis-Sellick.