Miriam Cosic


42 ENTRIES Miriam Cosic is a Sydney-based journalist and author.


Image from ‘The Golden Cockerel’


‘The Golden Cockerel’

Barrie Kosky’s Adelaide production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera satirising the Russo-Japanese War came with uneasy resonances

Image of Stanislava Pinchuk with her work The Wine Dark Sea in the 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia. Photo © Saul Steed


Altered states: Adelaide Biennial 2022

Sebastian Goldspink’s curation, titled ‘Free/State’, doesn’t quite measure up to expectations

Image of Kip Johnson and Solène Weinachter in Juliet and Romeo at Adelaide Festival, March 2022. Photo by Tim Standing


‘Juliet and Romeo’ at Adelaide Festival

In Ben Duke’s hilarious reimagining of the Shakespearean classic, the lovers survived only to face the drudgery of middle age

Production still from ‘Watershed’


‘Watershed: The Death of Dr Duncan’ at Adelaide Festival

An oratorio commemorating 50 years since the infamous murder of a gay academic in Adelaide

Photograph of Gabrielle Chanel at her home in Faubourg Saint-Honor, Paris, 1929.


Beyond the little black dress: ‘Gabrielle Chanel – Fashion Manifesto’

The NGV showcases the controversial designer’s undeniable brilliance

Image of Jeffrey Smart’s Wallaroo, 1951, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1959, © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart, courtesy of Philip Bacon Galleries.


Jeffrey Smart at the NGA

The expatriate Australian artist’s precise stylisation and emotional complexity are on display in the National Gallery of Australia’s comprehensive exhibition

Henri Matisse, circa 1951


‘Matisse | Life & Spirit’

The AGNSW’s chronological examination of the artist with masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou

Image of Carlo Crivelli, ‘Madonna and Child’ (1480).


European Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

QAGOMA’s exhibition goes beyond the usual blockbuster bling to favour lesser known works of the masters

Image of Richard Bell’s ‘Embassy’, 2013


‘Richard Bell: You Can Go Now’

The MCA’s retrospective of the influential activist-artist provides a fluent deconstruction of white supremacy

Image of Clarice Beckett’s ‘Wet day, Brighton’, 1929. Oil on board. Gift of Alastair Hunter OAM and the late Tom Hunter in memory of Elizabeth through the AGSA Foundation.


‘Clarice Beckett: The Present Moment’

This AGSA exhibition goes a long way to redress an Australian artist’s meagre reputation

Image of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Adelaide Festival. Photo © Tony Lewis / Adelaide Festival


Ill met by moonlight

Neil Armfield’s direction of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at the Adelaide Festival didn’t quite rise to the occasion

Image of Robyn Nevin as Brunhilde Pomsel in ‘A German Life’


Made history: ‘A German Life’

Robyn Nevin’s performance as Goebbels’ secretary is mesmerising

’Purrukuparli ngirramini’ © Harold Porkilari


‘TIWI’ at the National Gallery of Victoria

A must-see exhibition of Tiwi art from Bathurst and Melville islands, in which historical and contemporary media and imagery fuse

Image showing installation view of Refik Anadol’s Quantum memories, 2020


NGV Triennial 2020

With a mix of eye-catching works, the second NGV Triennial blends the avant-garde with the populist

‘Unfinished Business: The art of Gordon Bennett’ at QAGOMA


‘Unfinished Business: The art of Gordon Bennett’ at QAGOMA

The artist’s explosive visual language is on show in an engrossing retrospective