Brad Harkin’s Cultural Precinct

Brad Harkin’s sound-based installation work, Cultural Precinct, is currently showing at Art Pod. It’s a site-specific work taking into consideration the unique high profile, high-traffic art space at the bottom of the Adelaide City Council building on Pirie Street.



Book Review: Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

Lisa Randall always discusses her speculative theories within the context of her science’s history. This is perfectly illustrated by Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs.



A Thread Runs Through It: Cheryl Bridgart

Cheryl Bridgart dreams, and stitches, in vivid colour. Her signature freehand embroidery portraits have always been known for their vibrancy and heart-warming joyfulness.



The Wizards of Circus Oz

In the late 70s, former Flinders University drama student Tim Coldwell co–founded Circus Oz, an animal–free rock ‘n’ roll circus that would set the blueprint for raucous Fringe–style circuses decades later.



Damien Shen and The People Who Belong to this Land

The last time the Adelaide Review caught up with Damien Shen was in 2014. He had just held his first exhibition at Artspace Gallery at the Adelaide Festival Centre, launching his career.



James L. Marshall: Soft-Machine Buzz

Now splitting his time between Los Angeles and Melbourne, former Feltspace co-director James L. Marshall will exhibit in Adelaide for the first time since 2012 with the upcoming exhibition Soft-Machine Buzz at Hugo Michell Gallery.



Mustang and Women Who Act Dangerously

The Mustang sisters’ rebellion is specific and global, relevant in Australia as much as it is in Turkey. Acts of violence against women are ugly and familiar the world over.



Simone Young Lets the Baton do the Talking

Heading to Adelaide to conduct Mahler’s Sixth Symphony for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Simone Young discusses how she will direct the monumental work.



Review: Demolition

Director Jean-Marc Vallée certainly has a preference for characters in extreme psychological situations (see his C.R.A.Z.Y., Café De Flore, Dallas Buyers Club and Wild), and with this filming of Bryan Sipe’s screenplay, he offers us yet another in the form of Jake Gyllenhaal, whose performance in Demolition is among his best, rawest and most frighteningly real.



A Masterclass With Richard Belcher

As part of Enso Quartet’s recent Australian tour, cellist Richard Belcher stopped by to give a masterclass to students from the Elder Conservatorium of Music and Adelaide Youth Orchestras.



Brothers Between Bondi and Berlin

The documentary ‘What has Bondi done to my Brother?’ traces the journey of one man’s transformation from banker to vegan café owner and examines Bondi’s eclectic community.



John Foxx to Exhibit and Discuss his Work in Adelaide

Influential musician and artist John Foxx follows Robert Forster and Lloyd Cole as seminal underground artists who have been invited to Adelaide to discuss their work by the Hawke EU Centre. But Foxx’s visit is a tad different, as his arrival will coincide with an exhibition of his celebrated art.



Derek Kreckler Questions Our Icons

Accident and Process is the first survey exhibition of one of Australia’s most rigorous conceptual artists: Derek Kreckler.



Lina Limosani’s Wicked Dance for Ignition

After disappearing for six years, Ignition – Australian Dance Theatre’s (ADT) showcase of emerging and mid-career choreographers – returns. Former ADT dancer Lina Limosani is glad Ignition is back as the program played a “huge role” in her desire to become a choreographer.



Review: Goldstone

Though Ivan Sen’s follow–up to Mystery Road (2013) doesn’t quite have the, ahem, mystery of its predecessor, Goldstone is nevertheless one of the key Aussie films of the year with a tough cast, fine playing and a vivid sense of time and dusty, dangerous place.