Arts & Culture

Aug 6, 2020
Arts & Culture

Designs of the times

A desire to learn to sew led Renate Henschke to a career as a maker and costume and production designer. She’s recently been collaborating with other Adelaide creatives and Windmill Theatre on a new online series called Honey I’m Home.

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Jul 30, 2020
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Six highlights of the 2020 SALA Festival

The 2020 SALA Festival opens this weekend, with more than 5500 South Australian artists showing work in 500 exhibitions in venues across the state and online. Here are six highlights.

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Jul 26, 2020
Arts & Culture

Art outdoors, Miriam on air and Shaun on the sauce

Three things to keep you entertained: A European art trail through the streets of North Adelaide, a rollicking podcast with Miriam Margolyes and Louis Theroux, and Shaun Micallef’s one-man mission to find out why people drink.

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Jul 23, 2020
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ASO’s free community concerts offer a musical sanctuary

A string ensemble of 16 Adelaide Symphony Orchestra musicians will present free concerts at community halls across the metropolitan area next month in a series inspired by the idea that music can provide a sanctuary in unsettling times.

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Jul 17, 2020
Arts & Culture

Museum secrets, SA stories and a YouTube rabbit hole

Three things to keep you entertained: A television series that goes behind the scenes at a world-famous museum, a podcast that reveals the risk of falling down a YouTube rabbit hole, and a potent South Australian storytelling project.

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Jun 18, 2020
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Clothes encounters of the theatrical kind

The wardrobe wizards at State Theatre Company SA have been sewing up a storm during the recent hiatus in live performance, working on costumes ranging from a colourful collection of new ’50s-style dresses to a menacing Medieval plague doctor’s outfit.

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May 7, 2020
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Love songs with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Forget the bars, delete the dating apps and don’t even worry about blind dates. If you want to find that special someone, it seems all you have to do is join the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

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Apr 16, 2020
Arts & Culture

Retro gold for your viewing pleasure

Available now to stream at your leisure, these six classic television series from days gone by offer an escape from reality that will transport you from medieval England to 1970s San Francisco and all the way to the final frontier.

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Mar 19, 2020
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Eight streaming shows to ward off cabin fever

Whether your television viewing tastes veer towards real-life drama, quirky comedy, crime or pure escapism, there’s something in this line-up of shows to keep you entertained for hours.

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Mar 19, 2020
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What to read: Curl up with a good book

We're all going to be spending a bit more time at home in the coming weeks, so why not settle in and relax with one of these recent releases.

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Mar 13, 2020
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Get the latest word at your local library

Today’s libraries are about so much more than just the books, in the latest in our One Small Step guides to better living in South Australia, we take a look at what makes just a few of our local libraries special.

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Mar 12, 2020
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“I always have nerves … every single time”

Natsuko Yoshimoto has been playing violin since the age of three and is considered one of Australia’s finest violinists. But the much-loved ASO concertmaster – who will take the spotlight in the orchestra’s Natsuko Plays Brahms concert next month – admits she still suffers nerves when she performs.

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Mar 10, 2020
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Shaun Micallef: Seriously funny

Comedian and TV funny man Shaun Micallef reflects on his path to success and ponders how to avoid turning into a sad, old clown in the future.

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Mar 5, 2020
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Adelaide actor takes the lead

From 1970s television commercials and The Sullivans, to bit parts in movies and then finally Hollywood success – Adelaide’s Damon Herriman is the quiet achiever who proves that persistence pays. Read his story in the March issue of SALIFE.

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Mar 5, 2020
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10 things to see at WOMADelaide

Botanic Park will once again be transformed into a global melting pot of sights and sounds when WOMADelaide rolls into town this long weekend. Treat your ears to everything from the sounds of Cuban mambo’s golden era to the beatbox rhythms of a Finnish foursome. We’ve picked out 10 highlights from the 2020 festival.

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Feb 28, 2020
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2020 Adelaide Biennial monsters come to life

The 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art opens this weekend, with the work of 23 cutting-edge contemporary artists on display and a line-up of live performances and interactive experiences that will bring their monsters to life.

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Feb 20, 2020
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All the fun of the Fringe

Wondering what to see at the Adelaide Fringe this weekend? These first-week reviews can help you navigate the smorgasbord of shows on offer.

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Feb 16, 2020
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“It was a few words that changed my whole life”

Musician Nathan May, 25, has pioneered a mentorship program for at-risk youth in Adelaide’s north and he’s met Barack Obama – an encounter that changed his life. He’s also a proud indigenous man, descended from the Arabana and Yawuru clans, and he’s had to deal with racism his entire life – even at a recent corporate event in Adelaide where he was an invited guest. Here’s his story.

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Feb 16, 2020
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Explore the Elder Wing with a curator’s eye

In our latest One Small Step guide to better living in South Australia, curators at the AGSA offer a bespoke tour of treasured Aboriginal artworks in the gallery’s grand Elder Wing of Australian Art.

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Feb 13, 2020
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Adelaide Fringe: Roll up, roll up!

The Adelaide Fringe is here and the city is buzzing. With so many shows and experiences on offer, the choice can be overwhelming – here are a few places to start.

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Feb 13, 2020
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Family fun in the Garden

The Garden of Unearthly Delights isn’t just about grown-up fun. Bring the little ones along to experience the wonder at Rundle Park until March 15.

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Dec 4, 2019
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Book club: Artistic expression

The Art Gallery of South Australia’s book clubs are about more than ticking off a list of books. The groups are about learning and exploring a shared passion.

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Dec 4, 2019
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Striking Opal

The story of South Australia’s gemstone emblem begins tens of millions of years ago and is still going strong in pockets of our state. 

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Oct 31, 2019
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The gift of song

Lee Mingwei’s live installation at Art Gallery of SA, Sonic Blossom asks you to open your heart and mind to song.

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Oct 15, 2019
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From Country to Canvas

Indigenous artists in the state’s remote north-west are finding new ways to connect with ancient country.

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Sep 25, 2019
Arts & Culture

Book club: Artistic expression

The Art Gallery of South Australia’s book clubs are about more than ticking off a list of books. The groups are about learning and exploring a shared passion.

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Aug 15, 2019
Arts & Culture

SALA Festival: Exhibitions to see this weekend

It’s the middle of August, which means there are only a couple of weeks left to make the most of the 2019 South Australian Living Artists Festival. With 8000 artists participating in almost 700 exhibitions, we’ve picked a few of the top shows you can visit this weekend.

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