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Double-bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku leads the Chineke! Chamber Ensemble in their performance at the Adelaide Town Hall. Photo: Andrew Beveridge
Adelaide Festival

Adelaide Festival review: Chineke! Chamber Ensemble

This UK-based ensemble – a selection of players from the full Chineke! orchestra – has debuted at the Adelaide Festival with an exuberant and delightful program, the centrepiece of which was a specially-commissioned work from one of Australia’s most important musicians and composers.

Festivals

The trouble with Amazon and a one-click world

Amazon’s role in exacerbating America’s social divisions was highlighted in a real-life dystopia described by US author Alec MacGillis at Adelaide Writers’ Week, while Irish writer Colm Tóibín gave an insight into the story behind his epic novel The Magician.

Commentary

Metrics rule in the cultural Hunger Games

Two press conferences held within hours of each other on the first day of the Adelaide Fringe have been widely commented on in the local media. However, beneath the sensationalist headlines lie two issues: how do we value arts and culture, and how do we make arts and cultural policy?

Visual Art

Free/State: The 2022 Adelaide Biennial sets sail

Billowing brightly-coloured sails suspended from the façade of the Art Gallery of SA herald the opening today of the 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Free/State ­– a showcase of work by 25 leading contemporary artists from across the country.

CityMag CityMag

Racism and remorse with drag royalty Kween Kong

Last Fringe, an arts reviewer referred to Pasifika performer Thomas Fonua as ‘black pudding’, sparking debate about racism in arts media. After a year-long silence, the artist’s drag diva alter-ego, Kween Kong, offers a take on the saga in an Adelaide Fringe show.

Festivals

InReview’s 2022 festival season picks

With the Adelaide summer festival season kicking off this week, we asked some of InReview’s writers and critics to share their must-see Festival and Fringe shows and events – from theatre, comedy, music and dance to visual art and literature.