Arts

Marieke Hardy's latest book, 'You'll Be Sorry When I'm Dead', is currently available.

You may remember her from mornings on Triple J, her countless Australian Television writing credits or her recently published book, You’ll Be Sorry When I’m Dead. Right now, however, Marieke Hardy is bringing her so-called ‘literary salon,’ Women of Letters, to New York City. The show, which has been developed along with writer Michaela McGuire, [...]

Am I Black Enough for You - a novel on Aboriginal Identity by Anita Heiss

Dr. Anita Heiss is an author of both fiction and non-fiction works and also writes poetry, social commentary, and travel articles. She is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales and she travels around the world lecturing on Indigenous culture. I recently had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Heiss about [...]

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Così, a play written by Louis Nowra, is a classic Australian comedy delving into the lives of a group of people living in a mental institution in Melbourne in the 1970s as they endeavour to put on a production of the Italian opera, Così fan tutte. Thanks to Australian Made Entertainment, Così opened on Friday Off-Broadway in [...]

Construction of the Human Heart

He’s a prolific contemporary Australian playwright, and from this Friday NYC audiences will have the opportunity to see one of Ross Mueller‘s plays, Construction of the Human Heart, at the Access Theatre. The play is being produced and directed by a group of talented New York-based artists who have been working hard to bring Mueller’s [...]

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It’s the largest multi-arts festival in North America, and this year The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) includes three exciting acts straight from Australia: An End to Dreaming, Hope is the Saddest and City of Shadows.

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Having your artwork displayed in New York is every artist’s dream, and it’s one that was realised for accomplished Australian artist Tracey Levett when a collection of her works opened for display in May of this year. The exhibit, entitled Luminessence, is on display at the Consulate General of Australia in New York until July 9th [...]

Kevin Jackson and Lana Jones in Dyad 1929 (Infinity mixed bill). Photo by Lisa Tomasetti

50 years isn’t a long time in the life of any country, but when compared with Australia’s short history, it seems like a lifetime. Since the middle of last century, our isolated country at the end of the world has come into its own, becoming a more contemporary player and a renowned world player in [...]

Hugh Jackman accepts his Tony award for his special contribution to Broadway

This year’s Tony awards was a big one for Australian Broadway darling Hugh Jackman. The Aussie actor won a special award for his contribution to Broadway – and seemed genuinely surprised when his wife (and fellow Australian), Deborra-Lee Furness, took the stage to present it to him.

The cast of We Play For The Gods (L-R) Alexandra Henrikson, Erika Rolfsrud and Irene Sofia Lucio. Photo credit Chasi Annexy

From June 1-23, The Women’s Project Theatre in New York City will be presenting “We Play For The Gods,” a play about four women who go to work on a seemingly ordinary day only to find that they’re being messed with someone a little more powerful. Part of the team of writers taking part in [...]

Right, Matt Bishop and Left, Jen Breach at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) festival in New York City.

Over the last two weeks, the Aussie Caravan of Comics have been invading North America, taking part in both the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) festival and the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF). After stopping by their busy table at the MoCCA festival in New York, we caught up with Matt Taylor, one of [...]