On this day in 1870, a possibly great Australian literature voice was silenced. If the ball had broken differently, we’d know the name Adam Lindsay Gordon.
Sadly, the legacy of the romantic poets is kept to lazy sitcom writers, woke teens and apathetic husbands. However, they deserve their day in court; read on…
For millennia, the mysteries of ancient Egypt eluded western study – until some 200 years ago, when scholars unscrambled the Rosetta Stone and opened our eyes to a new world of old wonders.
Needlepoint artist Natalie Fisher has embraced the beauty and intricacy of Moroccan architecture to create gorgeously textured tapestries that speak of the universality of art.
Donizetti’s opera tells the story of a military alpha jock who fights it out with a local derelict for the hand of a well-to-do lady who wants nothing to do with either. Add a mysterious potion and you have a story of love that is as beautiful as it is awkward. Bravo.
To most of us, Clive Palmer is a man with too much money and too little sense. However, when we study his broad strokes, his real message becomes clear.
Orson Welles. Philanderer. Egotist. Auteur. With his long-dead project exhumed by Netflix, why not share your breakfast with Orson. Just mind your fingers. And your manners.
We spoke with tattoo artisan Ben Kaye about using his craft as a conduit to tell the stories of others. That and the correct amount of fire one should use.
Long before Stephen King appropriated it, there was but one murderous clown. Si chiama Pagliacci. Welcome to the brutal embrace of Leoncavallo’s bloody masterpiece.
Yes, he spoke to a truck in a movie, but the unique work that Shia LaBeouf is producing surely makes him as an artist we should listen to.
Not just words to fill out funerals or film scripts, the elegy possesses a great power to move the most stoic of listeners. Get better acquainted, you lot.
We’re all familiar with pa, but his kids (all ten of them) didn’t do too badly in their own right. Strap in, because we’re bringing sexy Bach.
Arguably more famous than the versions carved by Chaplin and Bugs, The Barber of Seville is an enduring classic for a reason. (Spoiler alert – it involves cockblockery.)
What inspires the artist? The process is varied as much as it is guarded, so we’re asking some to share. First up, musician Anita Lester on religion and living death.
The National Art school has produced some of our greatest artists with their unique teaching method, and the proposed changes to this system make no sense whatsoever.
Given the choice to kiss, kill, or steal from, a famous artist, what would you do? Our writers decided to share their picks. Today, the large cheese: Mathew Mackie.
The Turnbull government’s move to gut the tertiary funding of the arts, forcing them to rely solely on universities, is a grave misstep.
Hockin’ jewellery, songs about drinking and a stoush with the missus’ new/old bae. Verdi’s La Traviata is not a block of flats in Western Sydney, but a towering ode to doomed love.
We all know the name, but what do we know of the man’s work beyond that ceiling that he painted? Michelangelo gets the treatment in this week’s Know who you’re Googling.
Tim Ferguson talks keeping it simple, both on and off the set of Spin Out – the veteran comedy writer’s directorial debut in cinemas now.
There’s a reason opera is used to sell pasta sauce and score slow-motion sequences in Hollywood. The kernel of that is Verdi’s Rigoletto.