Australian Arts

Orson Welles

24 October 2020 9:00 am

The journals of the plague year from the point of view of culture are getting weirder and weirder from Daniel…

Too much of nothing

17 October 2020 9:00 am

In the world of the arts, some things keep on even in this time of impossibility which the virus has…

Lockdown

10 October 2020 9:00 am

What a strange phase the world of theatre – the world of artistic activity – is going through at the…

Agnes Wales

3 October 2020 9:00 am

Something is going on with Agnes Wales.  Is it possible that the current board of trustees of the Art Gallery…

Stuck at home with a serial killer

26 September 2020 9:00 am

It’s odd when you think of the way television has usurped almost everything else in the time of the virus.…

Diana Rigg

19 September 2020 9:00 am

It was sad the other day to hear of the passing of that scintillating lady of stage and screen Diana…

Arcadian repose

12 September 2020 9:00 am

A friend of mine, a bit of a watermelon really like most of the cultural milieu, asked me why I…

Books shop

5 September 2020 9:00 am

When the Irish comedian Dylan Moran was interviewed on ABC radio last year as a precursor to his (now presumably…

Churchill

29 August 2020 9:00 am

When I first arrived in Australia quarter of a century ago one of the many kind invitations I received was…

Culture wars

22 August 2020 9:00 am

Forming groups to kill other groups over territory, resources or belief is so much a part of the human condition…

American road trip

15 August 2020 9:00 am

Like a lot of Australians I look at what is happening in America with sad bemusement if not alarm.  Over…

Australian arts

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Back in my now rather distant days of regular residence in Britain, I listened regularly to a radio program called…

Victorian burglars

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Spare a thought for Victorian burglars. Just when they thought they could go back to ransacking South Yarra mansions while…

Different words

1 August 2020 9:00 am

If you’d been in our house during the Coon cheese debacle you would have heard me shouting at the TV:…

Language notes

25 July 2020 9:00 am

One of the most intriguing expressions to come out of the pandemic so far is ‘deep cleaning’. We read that…

Mystery portrait

18 July 2020 9:00 am

Shortly after moving to Manhattan in the noughties I was strolling through the West Village when I came across a…

Relief

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Recently I touched on the subject of evaluating works of art prompted by what seemed to me rather an empty…