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A different way to create an icon’ … Sydney Modern, with the city’s opera house and harbour bridge in the background. Photograph: Iwan Baan

Move over Sydney Opera House – there’s a new superstar in town

More than almost any other city, except perhaps Paris with its Eiffel Tower, Sydney is visualised through an architectural icon, the Opera House...the Sydney Modern project, a major expansion and rejuvenation of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, has been billed as the most significant cultural project in the city since the Opera House opened in 1973.

MARRUGEKU performing in Europe!

MARRUGEKU performing in Europe!

News from Marrugeku's latest newsletter, August 2022

Marrugeku have recently arrived in Europe, already sharing Jurrungu Ngan-ga (Straight Talk) with audiences in Venice and Berlin, with Hamburg last on the list!

In the last week of July Marrugeku arrived in Italy to take part in La Biennale Danza, the sixteenth International Festival of Contemporary Dance, part of Venice Biennale.



Developed by the Cad Factory and NMA, Haunting is a body of photographic and video work made in collaboration with dynamic environmental conditions, contested histories, and negotiations of a complex future.

Artist Vic McEwan created the large-scale works while artist-in-residence at the National Museum of Australia in collaboration with Senior Curator George Main.

Positive debut for Del Kathryn Barton's BLAZE

Del Kathryn Barton's BLAZE

By Blaze producer, Sam Jennings, July 2022

Acclaimed Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton (Director, Writer) makes her stunning feature debut, combining live action, puppetry and animation - starring Simon Baker, Yael Stone and Julia Savage with BLAZE.

Stella Prize 2022 Winner

Announcing the winner of the 2022 Stella Prize:
Evelyn Araluen for Dropbear 

27 April 2022

Stella is delighted to announce Evelyn Araluen’s innovative debut collection of poetry and prose, Dropbear (University of Queensland Press), as the winner of the tenth annual Stella Prize.