Review: Grand Tour With Seraphim Trio: Concert I – France

Combining the intimacy of the salon with the captivating vistas of suburban Paris and Gallic countryside, Seraphim Trio’s first stop on their European Grand Tour relished in the sumptuous sound…

Applications Open for Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s Class of Cabaret 2023

A unique opportunity exists for talented Year 10 and 11 performing arts students to perform at the world’s biggest cabaret festival and learn from some of Australia’s best cabaret stars.…

Kota Banks poised to illuminate Adelaide at The Lab

Jessica Porfiri is the protagonist of her own story. A self-confessed theatre kid who started singing lessons at the age of seven and naturally gravitated towards music as a career.…

Composer Benji Riggs premieres musical The Boy with the Golden Fox

Roald Dahl and Charles Dickens are some of the iconic muses cited by Australian composer Benji Riggs, who has embarked on the ambitious task of writing the book and music…

Samuel Lau on forging artistic identity, finding community

Who am I? Where do I fit? Why do I feel this way? Such ubiquitous notions could be easily dismissed, but these thoughts have been the driving force behind Samuel…

Shamisen star Noriko Tadano on culture, music, mentors

Japanese musician Noriko Tadano has carved out a niche for herself in the Australian music scene. She has a rare talent coupled with charm and professionalism which has seen her…

Piano woman Emma Knights makes sweet music, creates community

Emma Knights is proudly South Australian. The Adelaide-based freelance musician and founder of Emma Knights Productions has been in business for nearly a decade during which she has established connections…

Project manager to professional musician – Josh Morphett on meaningful career choices

Adelaide-based musician Josh Morphett is no stranger to hard work. Having studied piano and guitar since he was six and singing in his teens, he realised that singing didn’t come…

2022 UMBRELLA FESTIVAL OPENS TONIGHT

Adelaide is truly the City of Music and will be hosting Music SA’s Umbrella Festival from Friday 1 July until Sunday 31 July. Starting today, over 200 live music events…

Musings on art: passing time with Waldo

When I have been reading Emerson, I see a deeper beauty in many things. The voices of the past offer refreshing insight that is seldom celebrated in modern life, and…

Immeasurable imaginations: learning through play

I often read children’s books so that I never lose my childlike imagination, that fertile ground from which robust flora blooms. Witnessing a child’s cognitive development is, personally, one of…

Taming the tormented artist

The choice to pursue a creative career is noble, yet daunting, and talent alone is no guarantee of success. Driven by passion, resilience, and creative effort one traverses a non-linear…

Who am I: a quest for artistic identity

When considering how to express oneself in any creative domain, it is natural to seek the opinion of others. Artists need mentors, and external validation may provide encouragement in competitive…

Creative Authenticity: finding poetry and beauty in the everyday

I’ve recently revisited a book that I read last year while in lockdown, it was as uplifting then as it is now. Creative Authenticity was written by painter Ian Roberts…

The art of doing it: multifaceted Mitre Khammash on producing, improvisation and forging ahead

Working across film, theatre and music, emerging producer Mitre Khammash has amassed credits across these mediums over the past decade. A graduate of AC Arts (studying screen and media) and…

Wickedly Good collaborations: Caitlin Ellen Moore on connections and storytelling

The ‘head storyteller’ of Wickedly Good Productions, Caitlin Ellen Moore has built a steady profile as a producer and media presenter, championing projects with a strong social justice and advocacy…

Is there a bright side to adversity?

In the midst of calamity, it can be difficult to make sense of one’s feelings and the situation they face. As negative situations take their natural course a human being…

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…

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…

We are all creative: Sir Ken Robinson’s legacy

Throughout my career, as both a teacher and creative practitioner, there have been countless references to the work of Sir Ken Robinson, and rightly so. His research in, and commitment…

What’s your creative type?

Creativity, like talent, may seem like a trait reserved for a select few. Simply put, creativity is inventiveness as a function of one’s imagination. Everyone has ideas and everyone has…