Latest live reviews


    Client Liaison (KFC Australia Facebook page)

    During intermission in this live-streamed gig on KFC Australia’s Facebook page, raising awareness for mental health service, ReachOut, Client Liaison’s keyboardist and producer Harvey Miller has changed from ...

    May 17, 2020

    Delivered Live festival, C.W Stoneking (YouTube)

    “Strange gig,” says Delivered Live’s headline act, C.W. Stoneking. Usually, his bluesman-of-the-bayou mumble trades on a sense there ain’t nothin’ it ain’t seen before. But even Stoneking can’t ...

    April 5, 2020

    Isol-Aid festival (Instagram)

    “Charge your devices,” says Isol-Aid co-organiser Emily Ulman. “You’re not going anywhere today.” It’s Sunday morning and day four (if you did last weekend’s marathon too) of the live-streamed ...

    March 30, 2020

    Cold Chisel (Parramatta Stadium)

    In January 2020, no sane marketing person would promote Cold Chisel’s “first ever” outdoor summer tour as they did last October when tickets went on sale: “There’s nothing ...

    January 27, 2020

    Paul Kelly (The Domain)

    Rebooted for a third year, Paul Kelly’s open-air tour Making Gravy is growing as iconic as the man himself. It’s even accruing marketing cliches like “unmissable live music experience”. For ...

    December 16, 2019

    Dyson Stringer Cloher (Lansdowne Hotel)

    The rush of emotion takes you by surprise before even a note has been played. It’s just Mia Dyson, Liz Stringer and Jen Cloher walking onstage in matching ...

    November 10, 2019

Latest arts


Under the spell of Santa Fe, home and sanctuary of Georgia O’Keeffe

Some call painter Georgia O’Keeffe the mother of American modernism. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe – one of just a few in the world dedicated to a female artist – describes ...

March 4, 2020

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    Tash Sultana: on solid ground

    When the video stream begins, the footage is sideways. Oh no. The camera is flipped the right way a moment later and prayer hands emoji to that! It means hundreds or, more likely, hundreds of thousands of people around the world can stop tilting their heads sideways to drink in the sight of Tash Sultana in a beanie, a baggy tee and jeans ...

    April 28, 2020
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    Desert mob scenes

    First held in 1990 at Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs, Desert Mob is the oldest of Australia’s thriving annual program of Aboriginal art fairs. With its 30th anniversary coming up in September 2020, Kate Hennessy looks back on Desert Mob 2019. The first thing to know about Desert Mob is that the artists wholly select the works exhibited. The second thing is those artists come from ...

    January 29, 2020
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    Sampa the Great: ‘I went back to Zambia and people said, you’re different’

    Sampa the Great was terrified before she stepped on stage to play her first ever show in Africa earlier this year. The show was in the Zambian capital of Lusaka – and the artist, MC and poet’s cousins were in the front row. “I’m based in Australia and all the monumental moments in my career have happened there,” says Sampa (born Sampa Tembo). ...

    September 9, 2019