Embrace uncertainty; Robert Catto on theatre, photography, creative careers

I often get asked by my creative clients, ‘how do I become an artist?’ The general implication is that people want a road map and a sense of certainty that…

Gene Phoa talks intuition, meaning, music

Emerging artist Gene Phoa is an Adelaide-based musician who has searched far and wide to find his true calling, and he already has some significant achievements to his name. After…

‘Stay curious’: multi-hyphenate artist Johanna Allen on career longevity

Johanna Allen has had a decorated career in the performing arts. Her biography boasts some of the most loved productions in the theatre canon, and she continues to add to…

Exposure artists want: Callout for 2022 Adelaide Fringe poster entries

The largest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, will be held from 18 February to 20 March 2022, and the search is on for its next…

Positive mental health and wellbeing in the arts

This evening I’ve had the pleasure of being in a wellbeing workshop with Dr Jane Miskovic-Wheatley and my fellow actors in Once the musical. Due to present covid-19 restrictions in…

Naomi Livingston on creativity, growth mindset, and hope

Naomi Livingston has had a multifaceted performing arts career to date and her recent accomplishments indicate that she has many more creative contributions to offer. Livingston is a Sydney-based singer,…

Future Oz 2021 lets emerging artists shine

Following an impactful inaugural online presentation in 2020, the team at Future Oz Inc. will return to Facebook for their first event of the year, a Livestream Concert featuring the…

OzAsia Festival 2021 announces first shows

This year will see the first full-scale OzAsia Festival under the leadership of new Artistic Director Annette Shun Wah. Theatre, comedy, writing, and music shows are among the exciting lineup of…

Adelaide Fringe 2021 results bring hope to battling artists

Earlier this week, the Adelaide Fringe released its official facts and figures pertaining to this year’s festival held between 19 February and 21 March. Not even a global pandemic could…

Cabaret Chanteuse Tina Arena announced as 2022 Artistic Director

Australian singer-songwriter, ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, and highly accomplished international artiste Tina Arena AM has been announced as next year’s Artistic Director by outgoing Adelaide Cabaret Festival Artistic Director…

Review: The Gospel According To Paul – State Theatre Company of South Australia

Jonathan Biggins’ The Gospel According to Paul invites audiences into the mahogany and maroon of Paul Keating’s inner sanctum for an intimate slideshow with one of our nation’s most polarising…

Uke-playing, pink-haired Phi Theodoros seeks to shift stigmas through story and song

Growing up in the Adelaide Hills, Phi was raised in a creative family. Her mum, a visual artist and writer, and dad met in the regional town of Lameroo, “locking…

Renee Auciello blends nostalgia with immersive experience in Playback

For over a decade Renee Auciello has worked as a professional dancer and singer in award-winning productions. Her work has seen her travel internationally with Carnival Cruise Lines garnering experience…

Yasemin is the illest artist to debut at the Adelaide Fringe

When illness strikes, it’s seldom inspiring but rather a fleeting inconvenience one endures with the knowledge that it shall soon pass. Emerging artist Yasemin Sabuncu is well acquainted with disease…

Review: That Boy – Holden Street Theatre

That Boy opens with a mother standing in her kid’s bedroom, the floor strewn with plush toys, Lego pieces and crumpled pyjamas; it may be a familiar scene, but the…

Her Majesty’s Theatre hosts Students Got Talent to a global audience

On Saturday 13 February, the Adelaide Festival Centre celebrated the artistic achievements of culturally diverse finalists in the Students Got Talent competition. The event was made possible through a partnership…

Go Bananas this Valentines Day

Matthew Eberhart, whose superhero identity is Banana Man, will be hosting a free event for families at Moseley Square Glenelg on Sunday 14 February 2021 at 5.00 pm. Eberhart invites…

Artist callout: Nexus Arts seeks artists for Interplay 2021

Nexus Arts is inviting contemporary musicians from culturally diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply to take part in a career development and performance program, bringing together…

The People of Cabaret launch inaugural mentorship

In the notoriously challenging entertainment industry, competition is prevalent and there is no clear cut path to success. Two accomplished and dynamic cabaret artists – Miss Cairo and Victoria Falconer…

Dance to Cuban rhythms: Lazaro Numa brings Mi Cuba back to the Adelaide Fringe

Cuban-born trumpeter and composer Lazaro Numa will showcase the story of Cuban music in the return season of his popular show Mi Cuba. With a six-piece band, stage dancers, and…

Disney fans be delighted, a chat with Laura Desmond

South Australian Laura Desmond of Big Mood made her debut at the Adelaide Fringe in 2017. Desmond knows the bare necessities of entertainment and will partner with Benjamin Maio Mackay,…

2021: self-ideals and your personal theme

The eve of a new year tends to invite introspection. Many people set goals for the next 365 days with a hopeful outlook for the possibilities that lie ahead. Then…

Season’s Greetings | a message for our invaluable creators

This year has changed the way we engage with the world and how we engage with art. The arts and entertainment sector was one of the hardest hit with industry…

Celebrate AusMusic Month this November

There are many things to love about November. We get to enjoy spring in the southern hemisphere and celebrate #AusMusicMonth. I’ve selected just a few events, by no means an…

What Forrest Gump taught me about success

Forrest Gump was truly a masterpiece by Robert Zemeckis (director) and Eric Roth (screenwriter), based on the novel by Winston Groom. It happens to be one my favourite films and…

Sarah Jane Justice, a diamond in the rough

The name that seems to be on everyone’s lips is Sarah Jane Justice. As an award-winning spoken word performer, prose writer, poet, and musician, she’s a quadruple threat. Whether her…

Perfectionism is not a virtue

I often grieve the many ideas I’ve had that have never come to fruition. I recall the blissful moments when inspiration has tapped me on the shoulder and I’ve responded…

Creative courage and criticism

Creativity requires courage. It’s not always easy to express a point of view, particularly when it’s not a popular one. Sometimes we may choose to bite our tongue to avoid…

Review: Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton – State Theatre Company of South Australia

Step away from the live stream, cease compulsively refreshing daily COVID updates detailing the Victorian outbreak; Her Majesty’s is open and resplendent, the curtain is lifted, the boards are being…

Creating with clarity and simplicity

In the ever changing realm of creativity, the desire to be considered avante-garde may motivate artists to push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Much to do with art is…