Close Up: Public Image, Private Lives

The Art Gallery of South Australia was the first in Australia to begin collecting photographs as fine art. The current exhibition Public Image, Private Lives is from one perspective a reflection on the Gallery’s longstanding commitment to collecting and showcasing photography.



Dancing Abroad with Remi Wortmeyer

“I wasn’t bullied,” says Wortmeyer “But when I was in high school, much to my horror, my home room teacher announced to the class that I’d been awarded a position with the ABS and I kind of sunk into my chair, but to my great surprise everyone cheered.”


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Well Made: Clare Belfrage

I recently read about a 75-year study that found the key to happiness is strong relationships – that those who are socially connected and feel they can count on their friends, family and communities are happier and healthier.



A New Era for Adelaide Fringe

Adelaide Fringe boss Heather Croall returned to Adelaide after transforming Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK from a small local film festival into the “premier league of international doc events” (Variety).



Changing the World: Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei

Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei have been described as two of the most consequential artists of the 20th and early 21st centuries who have redefined the role and identity of the artist and transformed an understanding of art’s value in a contemporary age.



Catherine McClements on The Events

As with so many of the shows in the Adelaide Festival’s 2016 program, The Events looks to be an innovative, deeply moving investigation of the human soul.


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Review: Anomalisa

A hard movie to get a handle on, perhaps (but what did you expect?), this is nevertheless a subtly powerful study of loneliness with creepy undertones aplenty.



Report: Adelaide’s festivals boost SA economy

South Australian festivals attracted more than 50,000 visitors, created 790 full time jobs and delivered $210 million to the state’s economy in 2014/15, according to an economic report commissioned by Festivals Adelaide.



The Great Australian-Irish Songbook: Shane Howard’s Exile

Exile: Songs & Tales of Irish Australia is a musical history of one of this country’s most important immigrant stories. Creative Director, acclaimed musician and newly minted Member of the Order of Australia, Shane Howard, talks to The Adelaide Review about the past, present and future of Australia’s immigrant history.



Annabel Crabb: Political Gastronomy

Political journalist and culinary enthusiast Annabel Crabb will take over the Festival Theatre’s stage for an evening with some of Australia’s most dynamic personalities as part of the Adelaide Fringe.

Stories of Life

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Chinese New Year: where ancient meets modern

The Treasures of the Nation performance and Stories of Life exhibition combine traditional and contemporary Chinese culture, transporting audiences to a rich world of wonder and beauty.



Review: Spotlight

This all–too–true story from co–writer/director Tom McCarthy is superbly cast and strongly played but flatly handled at times. Yet the tale is so appalling it has real power anyway and should leave any audience enraged.



Review: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, directed with enthralling theatrical verve by Danny Boyle, is a deliriously intellectual crafted biopic befitting the enigmatic tech visionary.



Review: The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino’s eighth movie, like his mighty previous epic Django Unchained, appears to be a western but in fact isn’t a traditional western at all.