Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Taika Waititi’s follow–up to his wonderfully funny vampires–in–Wellington mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows is a return to the character comedy and moving melancholy of his Boy and Eagle Vs. Shark, and offers the priceless odd–couple onscreen pairing of almost–complete– unknown Julian Dennison and old pro Sam Neill, who’s never been hairier or grungier.



Review: Things I Know To Be True

Things I Know To Be True is at once a grand international co-production and an intimate story firmly rooted in Adelaide’s geography and psyche. Set in the maelstrom of the Price family’s life in Hallet Cove, the show is yet another chapter in the Australian family drama tradition.



Lisa Fischer’s Return to Stardom

Just like Darlene Love before her, Lisa Fischer is another favourite from the Oscar–winning doco about back-up singers (20 Feet From Stardom) who will star in her own right as a solo artist as part of the Cabaret Festival.



Meet Your Maker: a.nouk

Creative chameleon Joslin Koolen describes herself as a “gatherer of all things eclectic, bold and disparate”. 



CACSA: Accessible Space, Inclusive Venue

Since taking over the role of Executive Director at CACSA last November (following the retirement of the long–reigning Alan Cruickshank), Liz Nowell is already having an impact on the organisation and the local contemporary visual arts scene.



Review: Highly Strung

Scott Hicks’ latest film Highly Strung is a fascinating look at the sometimes cut-throat and intense world of classical music.



Art as Therapy with David Griggs

David Griggs explores the darker side of life through his artworks, often drawing on political imagery, underground media, conspiracy theories, local crime histories and personal experiences.



Harry Shearer’s Dark Comedy

Harry Shearer is a busy man. At 71, the prolific comedian, and star of The Simpsons and This is Spinal Tap, shows no sign of slowing down and is ready to tour Australia with his wife, singer/songwriter Judith Owen.



Larissa McGowan’s Mortal Condition

Former Australian Dance Theatre dancer and assistant choreographer Larissa McGowan returns to Adelaide with a new work, Mortal Condition, which is inspired by the virtual world of gaming as well as Mike Patton’s experimental 1996 album Adult Themes for Voice.


visual arts

Biennial 2016: A Thread Runs Through It

Just like the thread Ariadne used to guide Theseus through the labyrinth, the presence of the thread (yarn, textile, fibre) guided me through the 2016 Adelaide Biennial’s Magic Object exhibitions.


performing arts

Things I Know to be True with Scott Graham

The Adelaide Review visits the Dunstan Playhouse’s rehearsal space to get an insight into State Theatre Company’s first international co–production, Things I Know to be True.