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Featured

Serendipity Brings Peanut Gallery to Adelaide Arcade

A new art gallery set to open in Adelaide Arcade aims to provide a space for talented locals to exhibit alongside prominent international artists. Peanut Gallery’s founders speak to the Adelaide Review on the serendipity that brought it into being, and what they hope to achieve.

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Featured

Archie Roach and Corey Theatre Find Common Ground

One is a mainstay of the Australian and Indigenous music scenes, the other a rising voice aiming to preserve the Gunditj-Mara language through song. Archie Roach and Corey Theatre spoke to The Adelaide Review ahead of their joint appearance at the Sempahore Music Festival.

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books

Clementine Ford: “Feminism is about liberation!”

Part-memoir and part-manifesto, Clementine Ford’s debut book Fight Like a Girl is a feminist call to arms. Returning to Adelaide to speak about the book in October, the Fairfax columnist discusses the book, online abuse and why transformation is better than integration.

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Featured

A Thread Runs Through It: Rebecca Evans

“It’s more of a dress collection than a fashion collection.” Rebecca Evans, curator of European and Australian Arts at the Art Gallery of SA, is referring to the 600-odd piece collection of clothing under her guardianship.”

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performing arts

Review: An Evening with Henry Rollins

Stood in the centre of the Thebarton Theatre stage beneath a spotlight, flanked solely by two speakers and dressed in a casual black tee and grey pants, Henry Rollins’ demeanour was welcoming and unpretentious.

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cinema

Film Review: Snowden

Director Oliver Stone’s 20th feature film is a dramatisation of events in the life of Edward Joseph Snowden (born 1983) between 2004 and 2013, and how he went from being a Special Forces candidate to prestigious work with the CIA and NSA (National Security Agency) to becoming Public Enemy No. 1.

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performing arts

Paul Capsis Recounts Grimm Tales for Rumpelstiltskin

The Adelaide Review sits down with Paul Capsis mid-way through rehearsals for Rumpelstiltskin to chat about childhood memories and Rosemary Myers’ contemporary vision of the infamous fairy tale.

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performing arts

Adelaide’s Strangest Festival is Half-Way Here

Half Strange, a city-spanning three-day music festival that features 19 local, interstate and international acts, will be held across various city venues at the end of this month. Organised by friends Harriet Fraser-Barbour and Celeste Juliet, the artists and musical collaborators discuss moving from running small events to organising a three-day festival.

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visual arts

Meet Your Maker: Bohie Palecek

“It starts with a coffee, a beer, a handshake, a high five,” says Bohie Palecek. This approach is clearly working for the sign writer and graphic designer who prefers traditional methods over the computer generated and finds the better she gets to know her clients the more ‘fluent’ the outcome.

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visual arts

After the Fires: Local Artist Raises Money for CFS

Adelaide artist Sarah McDonald is set to unveil her latest series After the Fires in a two-day event held at Murdoch Hill Wines, Oakbank, with part-proceeds of all sales to be donated to the SA Country Fire Service.

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performing arts

Vaslav Nijinsky: The Greatest Male Dancer the World has Ever Seen

But he was much more than just the greatest dancer. He was a revolutionary choreographer. He changed the way people looked at ballet. He overturned the concept that the male was merely the partner and support for the ballerina. All these aspects of his art were promoted by Sergei Diaghilev, who took Russian ballet to the West with a Paris season in 1909.

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books

Book Review: Extreme Prey

John Sandford’s starring police detective, Lucas Davenport, returns in Extreme Prey for a “hair-raising” tale of political intrigue and assassination.

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visual arts

Ever Blossoming Life II: Born, Bloom, Die

Historical Japanese screens are coming to life as traditional meets contemporary for Ever Blossoming at the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA).