Arts & Culture

Jun 16, 2021
Arts & Culture

Anne Wills: Wills power

From the mid-1960s, Anne Wills became part of our lives as the wise-cracking glamour girl on TV. After a few quiet years, the 76-year-old performer talks to SALIFE about her new cabaret show that recreates the golden age of television.

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May 6, 2021
Arts & Culture

Clarice Beckett: See the light

There’s an ethereal, mystical quality to artist Clarice Beckett’s work that casts a spell over art lovers, including these South Australians who have loaned their treasured paintings for a major new exhibition at the Art Gallery of SA.

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Apr 9, 2021
Arts & Culture

Parrtjima: Lighting the way

Now in its sixth year, Parrtjima festival will illuminate the Alice Springs desert with a new series of large-scale sculptures in a vibrant celebration of Indigenous art and culture.

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Jan 28, 2021
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Adelaide Writers’ Week unveils full 2021 program

Adelaide Writers’ Week has launched its full program for 2021, with an extra 73 Australian and international guests announced as part of the six-day line-up in the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden.

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Dec 11, 2020
Arts & Culture

A new era for arts journalism in South Australia

In one of the most significant moves for South Australian arts and cultural journalism in decades, local media company Solstice Media is launching a new project dedicated to reviews, news and commentary on the crucial sector.

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Dec 3, 2020
Arts & Culture

A treasure trove of First Nations art

Paintings, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, homewares and other works from around 50 Indigenous art centres across Australia will be for sale at the Tarnanthi Art Fair in Adelaide this weekend.

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Nov 19, 2020
Arts & Culture

Inside Carrick Hill’s $3.3M makeover

Carrick Hill is celebrating the completion of a $3.3 million renovation that has seen the old attic transformed into a permanent exhibition space, several other rooms refitted and opened to the public, and new access installed to all three levels of the historic home.

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Nov 12, 2020
Arts & Culture

On the Terrace: a free treat for music lovers

Adelaide’s North Terrace cultural precinct will be alive with the sounds of chamber music on Sunday, with local ensembles performing for free in some of the city’s most treasured spaces.

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Nov 5, 2020
Arts & Culture

When two roommates go to war

Never mess with an old lady – that’s the message of Ripcord, a comedy that sees Carmel Johnson and Nancye Hayes play two nursing home rivals engaged in an epic battle of wills.

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Oct 22, 2020
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A majestic makeover

While the $66 million redevelopment of Her Majesty’s Theatre boasts state-of-the-art facilities, it’s the handcrafted elements made by local artisans that reflect the real splendour of this grand old dame.

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Oct 8, 2020
Arts & Culture

Welcome to Tom Moore’s world of Abundant Wonder

JamFactory’s new Icon series exhibition invites you into the wonderfully weird world of Adelaide glass artist Tom Moore – a place full of fanciful hybridised animal-plant creations ranging from a Flaming Stegosaurus to a trio of kookaburra-inspired Hooligans.

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Sep 10, 2020
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Performing arts in 2020: A difficult stage

Julian Hobba and Nick Hays both moved to South Australia this year to take up high-level roles in the performing arts sector – at the same time the pandemic forced their companies off-stage.

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Aug 21, 2020
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Raining Poetry, SALA in the Park and a wild road trip

Three things to keep you entertained: wet-weather verse that appears like magic on the streets of Adelaide, a tranquil sculptural walk with SALA in the Park, and a wild road trip with actor, comedian and musician Tim Minchin.

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Aug 6, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
Arts & Culture

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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