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David Williamson's last play, SCCI Fashion Hub lineup, artists supporting bushfires, 2020 program wraps, and more arts news this week.
The Melbourne Writers Festival has announced that fiction writer Neil Gaiman will make a one-night only appearance in February.
Writers and illustrators have rallied behind the #AuthorsForFireys campaign – meanwhile, the bushfire crisis has also fuelled attacks on arts funding.
Aussie visual artists headlne Sydney Festival at Carriageworks, new commission for Hyde Park Barracks, Mona goes music mad, Queer Screen festival news, and opportunities for the new year.
Start the year by filling up your diary – ArtsHub gives you the quintessential guide to Australian arts festival and events for 2020.
Sydney Theatre Awards, the Horne Prize, Australia’s Eurovision contenders, and more awards and nominations.
Key NSW organisations make Board announcements, plus festival and program announcements for Theatre Works, ACO and Summer Nights as well as more arts news.
The State Library of Victoria (SLV) opened its main entrance today after a landmark renovation including an Ideas Quarter and the original reading room, Queen's Hall.
Participating in a book club can be a way that readers navigate complex ethical quandaries in how they approach the act of reading, according to new research.
The Secret Garden returns with Warlow, James and Diana Ramsay gift $38m bequest to AGSA, Theatre Royal open for tenders, plus more arts news.
The Stella-winning novel, inspired by Heide artists, will be a UK/Australian co-production between See Pictures and Apogee.
Artistic Director Marieke Hardy has resigned from the MWF with one year of her contract remaining, in order to focus on her own creative practice.
PM endorses War Memorial plans, Rockhampton gallery's new brand, Ziggy Marley and Lizzo hit local stages, major solo exhibition for artist Jumaadi, plus current festival news and opportunities.
The Small Press Network has announced Ilka Tampke has won their prize for a book that may have been neglected in 2019.
OzAsia Festival receives SA Tourism award, Sydney Modern Project kicks off with groundbreaking ceremony, major Louise Weaver exhibition unveiled, plus more arts news.
With a book that proves ‘telling the truth still matters’, Goorie writer Melissa Lucashenko says it is ‘gratifying’ and ‘bizarre’ to win the Queensland Premier’s Award.
Keep an eye on these literary prizes and opportunities.
Writers, readers, and booklovers, here are some dates to add to your literary calendar for 2020.
It’s already shaping up to be a big year in Australian books so literary journalist Thuy On has shared her list of must reads that will be filling your bookshelves.
We salute the lives and careers of the artists, performers and patrons who took their final curtain call in 2019.
We’ve asked some of the leading podcast producers from The Guardian, Sisteria and RRR to share their favourite podcast picks of 2019.
The decision to move UWA Publishing to an open access model is an experiment doomed to fail writes Emmett Stinson.
Here’s what to read whether you’re looking to face the flames or take your mind off the heat.
Addressing the climate emergency and improving relationships with Indigenous Australians and Pacific Islanders means building people-to-people exchange, according to our new British High Commissioner.
What do we tell young people in a time when hope for the future is in danger of extinction? Australian Young Adult (YA) authors discuss writing and responsibility in this dystopian age.
Being an ally means being prepared to do the difficult work towards structural change.
As this weekend event celebrates First Nations writers, thinkers and artists, Timmah Ball presents some of her favourite books to prepare you for the event or just to add to your reading list.
From award-winning novelist to festival programmer: Sarah Schmidt is curating the Yarra Plenty Regional Library Booklovers Festival.
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