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In this week’s podcast: Culture clash. Is arts funding in Australia broken and what can be done about it?
Has Australia got arts funding all wrong? Join InReview and Light for a series of forums on important topics affecting the arts and artists in South Australia beginning with the key question of funding.
Fringe CEO Heather Croall responds to criticism of a Fringe-commissioned economic study that has become central to the festival’s argument for more government funding.
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?
As conversations about literary representation evolve, so does the Stella Prize. Five of the 12 authors on the tenth Stella Prize longlist are Indigenous, one is non-binary, and genre – including poetry – is in the mix.
Hossein Valamanesh was a civic poet who believed in art as a force for bringing people and ideas together. Lisa Slade sheds light on two of the late Adelaide artist’s beautiful works on display in the Art Gallery of South Australia.
From his first film roles in the 1970s through to recent times, David Dalaithngu’s impact as both an actor and leader was far-reaching, writes Professor of Indigenous Studies Bronwyn Carlson: ‘He was an actor who could not be constrained.’
Now is the time to reinvent Australia’s arts and culture policy and practice to focus on its public value rather than doubling down on economic arguments, write two experts involved in a national conference in Adelaide this month that will address the crisis the sector is experiencing and explore a bold new agenda.
Real weapons are sometimes needed for movie scenes but safety protocols should prevent the kind of tragedy that occurred on Alec Baldwin’s film set, write two Australian filmmakers who have worked with firearms.
In the wake of environmental activist Greta Thunburg’s “blah blah blah” speech about empty rhetoric on global climate action, InReview takes a look at how the South Australian development sector is tackling low-carbon targets.
It started with a haircut… ActNow Theatre co-CEO and executive director Rhen Soggee gets personal in this article explaining why they use they/them pronouns, and how identifying as gender non-conforming can create challenges that blur the boundary between a person’s private and the professional lives.
Whether it’s beautiful, humorous, provocative or poignant, public art needs that X factor to be successful. In the second article in a two-part series, John Neylon highlights some prime examples in Adelaide.