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Sydney Opera House (touring Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne)
Image of Jen Cloher
Jen Cloher’s self-titled album is a unique take on the trials of a touring musician
David Lowery’s ‘A Ghost Story’ successfully combines sorrow, absurdity and the supernatural
Image of The Rabble’s ‘Special’
La Mama, one of Australia’s most influential theatre companies, turns 50
Reko Rennie, ‘OA_RR’ (detail), 2017
‘Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial’ at Canberra’s National Gallery of Australia
With their two new other-worldly albums, Shabazz Palaces continue to evade categorisation
Jennifer Peedom’s ‘Mountain’ is a meditation on the allure of the climb
Laura Poitras’ ‘Risk’ sidesteps the biggest question about Julian Assange
Arundhati Roy’s ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’ was worth the 20-year wait
Australia’s Tracey Moffatt leads the way at the 57th Venice Biennale
Image of Doctor Who producer Verity Lambert reviewing sound-effect tapes produced by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
The Radiophonic Workshop, creator of those ‘Doctor Who’ sound effects, is back
Still from Hounds of Love
Ben Young’s ‘Hounds of Love’ presents horror in all-too-familiar surrounds
Image of ‘Snow-covered Field with a Harrow (After Millet)’
‘Van Gogh and the Seasons’ at the National Gallery of Victoria