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Beyond Empathy Catharsis installation opens

Beyond Empathy "Catharsis" installation opens
NERAM 14 November 2014

Catharsis is an interactive community art installation that gives the public a chance to shred their negative thoughts and contribute to the creation of a positive community art work.

Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak embraces female form

Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak embraces female form
By Linda Morris, Sydney Morning Herald 19 October 2014

Ever since Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak gave birth to her only child 21 years ago, she has been obsessed by the female form, particularly the shape of the breast.

Monster Climate Petition

Monster Climate Petition

12 women from across all Australia's states and territories, together with the Victorian Women's Trust, are leading a petition addressed to the House of Representatives demanding immediate and effective action to significantly reduce carbon emissions. The need for action is urgent, so we need a truly MONSTER petition, with hundreds of thousands of signatures.

To support Mental Health Week, ABC is going Mental As...

To support Mental Health Week, ABC is going Mental As...
Show your support - donate to mental health research

High profile artists, including four Archibald winners, have joined forces with the ABC and are donating artworks to be auctioned online to help raise funds to boost mental health research in Australia. The artists participating are Ben Quilty, Daniel Boyd, Del Kathryn Barton, Euan Macleod, Fiona Lowry, Leah Fraser, Reg Mombassa, Richard Bell, Robert Malherbe and Tim Sharp.

Australia’s pavilion in Venice, a $7.5 million project in cultural diplomacy

Australia's pavilion in Venice, a $7.5 million project in cultural diplomacy

The Venice Biennale is one of most prestigious art exhibitions in the world. Every two years 34 countries exhibit there, and tens of thousands of people flock to see the art on show. Since 1988 Australian artists have exhibited in a space designed by Phillip Cox but the Australia pavilion is getting a $7.5 million makeover. Australia is the first nation to be granted permission to create anew among the Biennale's heritage listed buildings.

Centennial Parklands unveils landmark labyrinth ‘without peer’ worldwide

Centennial Parklands unveils landmark labyrinth
by Jessica Clement, Wentworth Courier, 18 September 2014

A spiritual sanctuary based on a 700-year-old design has been unveiled in the centre of Centennial Park. The park’s $500,000 labyrinth project, described as being without peer worldwide, was opened by representatives of 11 different faiths and Governor Dame Marie Bashir.

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Pinchgut Opera: The Chimney Sweep
Review by Jack Teiwes, Australian Stage, 6 July 2014

Upon sitting down to a rare modern production of Antonio Salieri's opera Der Rauchfangkehrer – indeed, there have been precious few performances in over a century – one cannot help but nod one's head in wry appreciation at the following cheeky little note, which flashed up in the surtitles during the pre-show sponsors' acknowledgements..

Chen Chieh-jen, Realm of Reverberations (still), 2014

Artist's donation brings hope to homeless
By Jacqui Taffel, Sydney Morning Herald 13 June 2014

The stories of four Sydney women, who have spent many years homeless, and some of Taiwan's most disadvantaged people are bound together in Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation's latest exhibition, a union that comes thanks to Sydney's Wayside Chapel.

Sydney Dance Company: Interplay. Photo by Wendell Teodoro

Sydney Dance Company: Interplay
Review by Emma Sandall, Dance Australia, 18 March 2014

"Super sleek and sexy" is the catch phrase Sydney Dance Company uses to market this triple bill, a line taken from The Australian's 2011 review of Raw Models by guest choreographer Jacopo Godani. "Sex" certainly sells, but this is far too simplistic a phrase for the evening's outstanding work.