Donald McDonald

Mitchell Galleries

20 October 2018 9:00 am

One of the loveliest and best-loved buildings in Sydney, the Mitchell Building of the State Library of NSW is enjoying…

Stuart Devlin candelabras (1980-81) in Dining Room

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Every day, Australians carry some of his work in their pockets. Stuart Devlin (1931-2018) designed the decimal currency introduced in…

Artists of The Australian Ballet

6 October 2018 9:00 am

There is a lot of dance news about at the moment. The Australian Ballet’s new version of Spartacus, to the…

Some Brandenburg section leaders

29 September 2018 9:00 am

‘Celebrating 30 Years of Baroque’ is Paul Dyer’s theme of the 2019 Season of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra; 30 years…

Kate Morton

22 September 2018 9:00 am

She was born in a small town in South Australia, later grew up on Tamborine Mountain and, when aged barely…

Evita and Che

15 September 2018 9:00 am

‘The people adore me/ So, Christian Dior me’ is just one of the many witty and pointed couplets written by…

Michael Fabiano

8 September 2018 9:00 am

There will be a lot going on at Opera Australia in 2019 with arguably the most interesting repertoire for a…

Richard Tognetti [Photo: Zan Wimberley]

Richard Tognetti

1 September 2018 9:00 am

Going from strength to strength, the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s recently announced 2019 Season shows no flagging of inspiration or ambition.…

Grace Cossington Smith (1892-1984)

25 August 2018 9:00 am

Exhibitions prior to major art auctions can be a wonderful way to view works by significant artists that may not…

The House

18 August 2018 9:00 am

The House is the economically direct title of a new book about  ‘the dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House…

Lang Lang in an improbable situation

11 August 2018 9:00 am

An internationally admired orchestra in a beautiful hall: that’s the Melbourne Symphony in Hamer Hall of the Victorian Arts Centre.…

Photo: Rene Vaile

Wayne Blair

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Such a lovely title, it’s hard to believe that The Long Forgotten Dream hasn’t been used before. The title belongs…

John Russell. The terraces at Monte Cassino c1889 Private collection, courtesy Nevill Keating Pictures, London, on loan to the National Gallery, London.

John Russell

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Once he was known as ‘Australia’s lost impressionist’ and referred to as John Peter Russell. Now at the Art Gallery…

Cast members of An Ideal Husband

21 July 2018 9:00 am

He was already skating on thin ice when Oscar Wilde opened his newest play at the Haymarket Theatre on 3…

Aida

14 July 2018 9:00 am

Aida was commissioned from Giuseppe Verdi to celebrate the opening of the Opera House in Cairo in early 1871, the…

Ben Jacks

7 July 2018 9:00 am

A concert in the schedule of the Sydney Symphony recently caught my eye: Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3 and his…

The Wharf and its neighbour

30 June 2018 9:00 am

After 35 years on The Wharf at Walsh Bay, the Sydney Theatre Company has moved out. But it will be…

Giorgio de Chirico Gare Montparnasse

23 June 2018 9:00 am

The other morning, the Director of MoMA from New York, Glenn D Lowry was on ABC Breakfast. He was knowledgable…

Michael Lewis as Rigoletto

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Sir Walter Scott published The Bride of Lammermoor in 1819 as one of his hugely successful Waverley novels which captured…

Kororadika Beach by Augustus Earle

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Antiquarians can seem an exotic group to many of us and yet there are several successful dealers in this country,…

Sarah Snook

Culture buff

2 June 2018 9:00 am

George Bernard Shaw called it ‘a chronicle play’, I suppose a sort of docudrama if a superior one. Saint Joan…

Emma Pearson

26 May 2018 9:00 am

A remarkable achievement; since its inception in 2002, Pinchgut Opera has staged 20 rarely performed operas, many for the first…

Tafelmusik – Bach and His World

19 May 2018 9:00 am

One of the most admired music ensembles in the world is touring for Musica Viva Australia until 4 June (Perth,…

Girls at the Piano

12 May 2018 9:00 am

We need to remind ourselves that there was once a time when there were no Keynesian socialist bureaucracies determining ‘cultural…

Marta Dusseldorp

5 May 2018 9:00 am

Nora walks out and shuts the door behind her; shuts the door on her children, her husband, her life to…