March 9, 2023
What's On

What’s On: WOMADelaide, Andy Warhol and ADT

Get artistic this weekend, with plenty on to get into the creative spirit, from WOMADelaide to a stunning Andy Warhol exhibition and some great stage shows.

Gratte Ciel at WOMADelaide. Photograph Grant Hancock.

World of music

WOMADelaide returns to Botanic Park from March 10 to 13 with a program featuring more than 70 acts, headlined by enigmatic band Florence + the Machine, multiple-Grammy-winning folk band Bon Iver, jazz musician Youssou N’Dour and The Kronos Quartet in a performance additional to their Festival Theatre appearance. The world music festival is this year introducing the Kobza Cafe – a boho, ethno-chic Ukrainian cafe selling artisan coffee and traditional Ukrainian soul food with all funds raised going towards the Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

Andy Warhol.

The original influencer

Andy Warhol & Photography: A Social Media is now open at the Art Gallery of South Australia as part of the Adelaide Festival. The first exhibition of its kind in Australia, more than 250 works are on show, spanning photography, films and paintings, giving behind-the-scenes glimpses into the prolific artist’s own life and the lives of his famous friends. The show’s curator, Julie Robinson, says the exhibition has been several years in the making, with the title reflecting Warhol’s collaborative artistic practice, but also the way his photography carries a likeness to today’s social media culture. “Andy always carried a camera and would whip it out on occasion to record something or someone; he took some 60,000 photographs in his lifetime,” Julie says.

ADT’s Tracker by Daniel Riley.

The story of Tracker Riley

“This is a story I have wanted to tell for a very long time,” Australian Dance Theatre artistic director Daniel Riley says of Tracker, a moving new production inspired by his great-great uncle Alec “Tracker” Riley, a Wiradjuri elder who worked with NSW police from 1911-1950 to help solve many cases. While Tracker is Daniel’s personal version of a family legend, he says it also explores cultural resilience through the generations. He has worked with a team of First Nations creatives to make the work, which incorporates contemporary dance, music and storytelling and will play at Norwood’s Odeon Theatre from March 10 to 18.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Photograph Daniel Boud.

A strange case indeed

Most people are familiar with The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, but you will never have seen it quite like this before. The Sydney Theatre Company team that brought hit show The Picture of Dorian Gray to last year’s Adelaide Festival have used the same blend of live performance, filmed action and recorded video technology to transform author Robert Louis Stevenson’s gothic mystery. The production captivated audiences at its Sydney premiere and looks set to do the same when it takes to the stage at Her Majesty’s Theatre until March 14.


For more of what’s on around South Australia this month, pick up the March issue of SALIFE, which is on sale now.

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