Arts & Culture

May 16, 2024
Arts & Culture

Magic makers

There’s nothing quite like inspiring the creative minds of children and for those working behind the scenes on Adelaide-made kids’ television show Beep and Mort, they are given that honour every day.

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Jan 25, 2024
Arts & Culture

Lasting legacy

To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of James Ramsay’s birth in 2023, recipients of support from the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation talked about the lasting legacy of philanthropy.

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Dec 14, 2023
Arts & Culture
Janna Schneebichler

By her hands

Used to style some of Adelaide’s most lavish homes, these vessels designed by Janna Schneebichler are amazingly created not in a studio, but a little home laundry.

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Sep 29, 2023
Arts & Culture
Adelaide arts festival culture

The Adelaide Festival Centre celebrates 50 years

Almost everyone you talk to about the Adelaide Festival Centre has a story of the iconic epicentre for the South Australian arts scene. As the centre celebrates turning 50, here are a few of the special tales.

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Aug 10, 2023
Arts & Culture

Taking the stage

Step onto the stage with performers Zoe Komazec and Stefanie Jones in a celebration of Mary Poppins, running throughout the month at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

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Jul 20, 2023
Arts & Culture

A life in pots

The art and life of South Australian potter Milton Moon is celebrated in a new exhibition showcasing unique ceramic works from across his 60-year trailblazing practice.

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Jun 9, 2023
Arts & Culture

Three minutes with Alexander Flood

Alexander Flood, one of Australia’s most creative young drummers, grew up in Adelaide and has been going to WOMADelaide since he was a child. He says playing at the world music festival in 2023 with his own band was a dream come true.

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May 25, 2023
Arts & Culture

Three minutes with Parvyn Kaur Singh

Meet Parvyn Kaur Singh, a Punjabi-Australian singer best known for her work in the band The Bombay Royale. She’s performed globally since childhood with her father Dya Singh and has trained in classical Indian music and dance.

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May 12, 2023
Arts & Culture

A stitch in time

Special pieces of stage history belonging to the State Theatre Company of South Australia could be yours this month, with the wardrobe department throwing open their racks and offering hundreds of costumes for sale in a very special – and rare – event.

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May 11, 2023
Arts & Culture

State Opera’s leading ladies

As we approach the inaugural Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, SALIFE catches up with Cherie Boogart, Jessica Dean, Alexandra Scott, Fiona McCardle and Desiree Frahn from the State Opera of South Australia.

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Apr 14, 2023
Arts & Culture

Musical review: Come From Away

This uplifting musical about a small town that helped thousands of passengers left stranded by the 9/11 terrorist attacks apparently receives a standing ovation every time it is performed ­– and opening night at Her Majesty’s Theatre was no different.

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Apr 14, 2023
Arts & Culture

Film review: EO

A director’s love for animals and nature drives this unusually beautiful film following a Polish donkey on a road trip after his circus closes.

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Mar 1, 2023
Arts & Culture

French connection

She comes from a long line of performers but Adelaide singer Louise Blackwell has forged her own creative path, inspired by a love affair with France.

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Feb 16, 2023
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In your head: seeing the funny side of mental health

Two psychiatrists walk into a bar… and then hit the mike for stand-up routines unlike any others at this year’s Fringe. Adelaide doctor and funny man Dr Kim Le and Kiwi Dr Joanna Prendergast present two very different comedy acts based on observations from their professional lives.

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Feb 9, 2023
Arts & Culture

Portraits from the pandemic

A new exhibition of vivid realist portraits by Adelaide-based artist Daniel Connell highlights the struggles faced by many temporary visa holders during the COVID pandemic, as well as the contribution migrants make to the community.

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Feb 2, 2023
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Electric Skies: ‘It’s a beautiful dance’

Let your senses and imagination come alive as you surrender to the beauty of Electric Skies – that’s the advice Electric Fields musician and visual artist Zaachariaha Fielding has for audiences attending Adelaide Fringe’s 2023 drone spectacle.

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Jan 29, 2023
Arts & Culture

Celebrations as Adelaide Festival Centre turns 50

The Adelaide Festival Centre will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special concert and the launch of a new podcast featuring interviews with artists such as Robyn Archer, William Barton and Todd McKenney.

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Jan 19, 2023
Arts & Culture

Film review: The Fabelmans

A cinematic memoir about a young Steven Spielberg discovering his power behind a camera reveals some home truths.

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Dec 15, 2022
Arts & Culture

In the studio with Bernadette Klavins

In her Norwood studio space, sculptor Bernadette Klavins digs deep into her family history – and humankind’s relationship with the earth.

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Dec 8, 2022
Arts & Culture

Book extract: FIRE

Margi Prideaux and her husband lost their home and farm when the Black Summer fires ripped across Kangaroo Island. Her new book ­shares the experience of her devastated community, and also carries a stark warning about climate-change apathy.

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Nov 15, 2022
Arts & Culture

Book extract: Whispering Wire

Intrigued by the story behind the 3200km-long Overland Telegraph Line, author Rosamund Burton set out to trace its path through the heart of Australia – beginning with a gruelling bike ride from Adelaide to the outback SA town of Farina.

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Nov 10, 2022
Arts & Culture

In the studio with Liam Fleming

A quiet cul de sac in Adelaide’s West End has become a haven for local glassmakers like Liam Fleming, whose more recent work was born from playful experimentation.

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Nov 3, 2022
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The making of music theatre masters

Ahead of State Opera’s upcoming celebration of the great composers of musical theatre, artistic director Stuart Maunder looks at the huge influence of Sondheim – especially on Lin Manuel-Miranda, the multi-award-winning creator of pop culture phenomenon Hamilton.

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Oct 26, 2022
Arts & Culture

Film Festival review: Tár

This dramatic portrait of a brilliant yet haunted conductor showcases the fierce screen power of Australian actor Cate Blanchett, who was in town for a special screening of Tár at the Adelaide Film Festival.

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Oct 26, 2022
Arts & Culture

International musicians to spread the UKARIA magic

British violist and curator Lawrence Power will be joined by three other top international classical musicians as he leads audiences on a three-day musical journey at UKARIA Cultural Centre’s flagship annual event, which also heralds the start of a new touring initiative by the Adelaide Hills venue.

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Oct 20, 2022
Arts & Culture

Book extract: Whispering Wire

Intrigued by the story behind the 3200km-long Overland Telegraph Line, author Rosamund Burton set out to trace its path through the heart of Australia – beginning with a gruelling bike ride from Adelaide to the outback SA town of Farina.

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