State Theatre Company Review: The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

WHO: State Theatre Company SAWHAT: The Appleton Ladies’ Potato RaceWHERE: Royalty TheatreWHEN: 8-19 June 2021COST: $39-$79 – view here Appleton seems to encapsulate the typical small Australian country town. It is host to an array of residents that mostly shy away from change, and reject leftist ideals and the new ways of city slickers moving back to town. Penny (Anna Steen) returns to her childhood … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

Ramsay Art Prize 2021

Kate Bohunnis, South Australian artist, was awarded the Ramsay Art Prize this morning. The Ramsay Art Prize is fairly unique across Australia and awards $100,000 to an artist under the age of 40. Additionally, the winning work is acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia. This prize is well-established and is guaranteed in perpetuity. At this early point in a career, the Ramsay Art … Continue reading Ramsay Art Prize 2021

State Theatre Company Review: Euphoria

Where: Space Theatre When: 7 – 15 May Euphoria follows schoolteacher, Meg (Ashton Malcolm), and her ex-student Ethan (James Smith), navigating the sometimes dull, oftentimes claustrophobic occurrences in their small South Aussie country town.  Meg is inspired to hold a spring festival called Euphoria, that will celebrate all the things that make her home special. She swears she isn’t overworking herself, but with the pressure of work, … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: Euphoria

Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Supernature

Who: Australian Dance Theatre Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre When: Final show Sunday 14 March 1.00 pm Tickets: here As the curtain rises on Supernature, the audience is transported into an eerie new world. Mysterious structures resembling cocoons and spider webs hang from the ceiling, while a jellyfish-like blob gently breathes and pulsates on the stage. At first, this world is also populated by recognizably human … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Supernature

Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Impermanence

Who: Sydney Dance Company and Australian String Quartet Where: Festival Theatre When: Final show Thursday 11 March 8.30pm Tickets: here It may feel like a lifetime ago, but it was only in mid-2019 that composer Bryce Dessner (of The National) and choreographer Rafael Bonachela (Artistic Director of the Sydney Dance Company) met in Paris to begin developing a new joint work. Both deeply affected by … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Impermanence

A three day picnic utopia

What: Utopian StateWhere: Papershell FarmWhen: 27-29 December, 12pm-10pm Tickets: Here Last time Endless Grooves ran a party, it was the marvellous Dream Boat: Party on the Popeye, back in the era when we could still dance in enclosed little spaces. This December, the idyll continues in the great outdoors. Adelaide’s funkiest music collective is bringing the party to the almond orchards of Papershell Farm with … Continue reading A three day picnic utopia

Adelaide Film Festival 2020: How to Build a Girl

What: How to Build a Girl When: 24 October 5:00pm (last screening!) Cost: See website for details How to Build a Girl is based on the novel by Caitlin Moran of the same name. Set in the 1990s, it is about a journey of self-discovery, sexual experimentation and the idea of desiring more. It’s a narrative that has been explored before, that is intended to … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2020: How to Build a Girl

Adelaide Film Festival 2020: I Am Woman

What: I Am Woman When: 23 October 4:30pm (last screening) Cost: See AFF website for details Any liberal grandmother is going to eat this slice of nostalgia cake right up! I Am Woman has pockets of greatness and leaves you feeling empowered, but unfortunately, overall fails to balance its story and flesh out its messages.  The biopic unfolds in a formulaic and predictable manner in … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2020: I Am Woman

Tarnanthi 2020: Open Hands

Where: Art Gallery of South AustraliaWhen: Exhibition spans 16 October – 31 January, Art Fair held over 4 – 6 December The Art Gallery of South Australia opens their annual Tarnanthi festival, with this year’s exhibition titled Open Hands. We were lucky enough to be at the preview and to hear a little more about how it came together.  On the title, Artistic Director Nici … Continue reading Tarnanthi 2020: Open Hands