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shen yun performing arts at state theatre

Shen Yun Performing Arts at State Theatre

It is my pleasure to let you know that New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music company, is returning to Melbourne Arts Centre, State Theatre on Feb...
art and social change

Art and Social Change

How much of a role can art and the creative process play in not only fostering greater understanding but a broader and deeper connection to an issue that has collectively help shape our national identity? Art and Social...
sunday essay: the uncanny melancholy of empty photographs in the time of coronavirus

Sunday essay: the uncanny melancholy of empty photographs in the time of coronavirus

Picture:Grzegorz Michalowski/EPA/Poland Out Over the last few weeks, photographs in the news and on social media have documented our behaviour in response to COVID-19. Panic buying of pasta, rice and, surprisingly, toilet paper is represented in empty...

Listen To Older Voices : Stan Azzopardi – Part 2

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying...
first world white girls

First World White Girls

The butterfly club have really out-done themselves for this years Melbourne Cabaret Festival, adding to the already heady mix of top notch performances scheduled to play at this much loved Melbourne icon during this...
the 64th blake prize touring exhibition

The 64th Blake Prize Touring Exhibition

Friday, 7 April - Friday, 26 May 2017 The Blake Prize is one of Australia’s longest standing and most historically significant art prizes. It is an opportunity for contemporary emerging, established and self-taught artists to...
interview with josh lord

Interview with Josh Lord

Interview with Visual Artist Josh Lord - January 2016 by Lisa Romeo Australian visual artist Josh Lord is currently based in Melbourne and is enjoying both a national and international career that spans three decades....
in conversation with ghenoa gela

In Conversation with Ghenoa Gela

The winning piece of this year's KEIR choreographic awards Fragments of Malungoka- Woman of the Sea, bought to audience in both Melbourne and Sydney a performance that modernized traditional dance from the Kala Lagaw Ya language group in...
cream of the crate: album review # 155- billy thorpe: tangier

Cream of The Crate: Album Review # 155- Billy Thorpe: Tangier

      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these...
sunday essay: taking a wrecking ball to monuments – contemporary art can ask what really needs tearing down

Sunday essay: taking a wrecking ball to monuments – contemporary art can ask what...

Tony Albert in You Wreck Me (2020). Supplied As the Black Lives Matter protests raged across the world, I was sent a post on Facebook that read, Donald J Trump now lives at 1600 Black Lives Matter...