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Green Room: Afrobeats and a worthy fellow

SA arts and culture news in brief: Shaolin Afronauts to premiere epic five-album release over two live shows, ‘paint-brush warrior’ awarded life-changing fellowship, TV documentary explores the life and art of Jeffrey Smart, Coriole Music Festival names new artistic director, and more.

Rachel Griffiths with Arabana elder Martha Watts and photographer Colleen Strangways at Lake Eyre / Kati Thanda in ABC TV's 'Great Southern Landscapes'. Photo: ABC
Film & TV

New ABC series explores the art of our great southern landscapes

Actor and art lover Rachel Griffiths travels across Australia visiting iconic sites – including Lake Eyre – that have inspired important artworks in a new ABC television series that encourages a deeper appreciation of our breathtaking landscapes.

Books & Poetry

Book review: Uncanny Angles

Spanning everything from horror to romance, Adelaide-based bestselling author Sean Williams’ new collection of short stories aims to make the reader see things differently ­– ‘from a new and uncanny angle’.

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Leah Newman at Collective Haunt Studios (2020) – for SALA 2022, Collective Haunt Inc is presenting a group exhibition at the Hahndorf Academy. Photo: Sam Roberts

Green Room: Art here, there, everywhere

SA arts and culture news in brief: SALA celebrates its 25th anniversary with a record 11,865 participating artists, local ceramicist selected for prestigious Rome residency, applications open for 2023 Fringe grants, Illuminate events extended, Class of Cabaret callout, and how a new villain ensured Independent Theatre’s latest show will go on.

Film & TV

Film review: The Forgiven

Morocco’s draw as a mecca for outsiders wanting to hide their secrets in the desert sands gets a shake-up in a strange and unnerving film whose fine cast makes it difficult to look away.


Wild Dog

The much-maligned and misunderstood dingo is the focus of an immersive new exhibition that celebrates its importance to First Nations communities in Australia and beyond through film, dance, animation, puppetry and visual art.

Poet's Corner


Green Room: Cultural protocols, winning verse

SA arts and culture news in brief: First Nations cultural protocols guide launched for screen productions in SA, Adelaide writer scoops national poetry book award, warm up with SA’s winter music festivals, and Writers SA announces its winter line-up.


Adelaide Film Festival goes annual

The biennial Adelaide Film Festival will be held annually from October, kicking off with the world premiere of a film about homegrown Adelaide rock band The Angels.

Music Music

Music review: ASO’s Epic

Outdated notions were convincingly refuted in this ‘epic’ concert of three significant works by women composers presented as part of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s She Speaks festival.

Books & Poetry

Diary of a Bookseller: Grand days and great challenges

This month our bookseller revisits a favourite heroine from the novels of the late Frank Moorhouse and recommends new titles including a collection of provocative essays that use history to tackle today’s big issues, new novels by Adelaide authors, and rocker Jarvis Cocker’s Good Pop Bad Pop.


Richardson: The lost art of patience

Looking back, it seems I spent an unnecessary amount of time in my teenage years hunched over my tape deck, two fingers poised over the ‘Play’ and ‘Record’ buttons, waiting for my latest musical obsession to hit the airwaves.