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Live theatre has returned to Melbourne - and it's such a relief

Live theatre has returned to Melbourne - and it's such a relief

Cracked Actors Theatre in Albert Park is the first to break the ice after the pandemic shutdown with a season of theatre. First up is a black comedy about relationships.

  • by Cameron Woodhead

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Artist created her work with COVID-19 graphs we obsessed over

Artist created her work with COVID-19 graphs we obsessed over

Judy Watson's alluring pieces reinterpret the graphs of COVID-19 infections as scars that will be a long time healing.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Trailer: The Adelaide Festival 2021
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Trailer: The Adelaide Festival 2021

A line up of theatre, art and musical performances has been released for the Adelaide Festival in 2021.

Arts audience 'came to the rescue' of much-loved city theatre

Arts audience 'came to the rescue' of much-loved city theatre

Melbourne was on the brink of losing fortyfivedownstairs during the pandemic. Its audience helped it survive 2020's darkest months.

  • by Nick Miller
Have you ever really listened to the world? It can change your life.

Have you ever really listened to the world? It can change your life.

Learn the art of listening - and hear things you never have before - in a new show at McClelland Gallery.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
It was a heroic effort – but did the online Fringe really cut it?

It was a heroic effort – but did the online Fringe really cut it?

Pulling together an online mid-pandemic arts festival was an impressive feat. Some artists managed the digital transition better than others.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
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The two Pauls, Kelly and Grabowsky, show us what we've missed

The two Pauls, Kelly and Grabowsky, show us what we've missed

At an online concert on Saturday, two living legends of Australian music joined forces for an emotional performance in an empty room.

  • by Jessica Nicholas
From the pandemic, a new stage of laughter and music for Melbourne

From the pandemic, a new stage of laughter and music for Melbourne

Malthouse Theatre is converting its courtyard into a big new outdoors venue, which will open in January with a season of music, comedy and theatre.

  • by Nick Miller
Holding a mirror to Marvellous Melbourne: the art that defines us

Holding a mirror to Marvellous Melbourne: the art that defines us

Melbourne has rarely inspired artists to paint scenic praise. Instead, the art that reflects our city reveals a conflicted conscience and growth to self-awareness.

  • by Robert Nelson
The grand house on the hill where Australian art was born, reborn

The grand house on the hill where Australian art was born, reborn

The Victorian Artists Society in East Melbourne, 150 years old this year, hosted our greatest artists as they sang, socialised and changed the face of art.

  • by Nick Miller
Guns, nudity and the odd horse: Chunky Move keeps us on our toes

Guns, nudity and the odd horse: Chunky Move keeps us on our toes

For 25 years, Melbourne's rule-breaking dance company has been stepping over the edge.

  • by John Bailey