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Mary Finsterer's new opera, Antarctica, receives $500,000 in philanthropic support

Mary Finsterer's new opera, Antarctica, receives $500,000 in philanthropic support | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
The sum will help further Mary Finsterer's research and composition work over a five-year period as she creates her new opera, Antarctica.
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Author Gail Jones on how a theft from a Palermo church inspired her novel

Author Gail Jones on how a theft from a Palermo church inspired her novel | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
VISIT the oratory of the Church of San Lorenzo in Palermo and you will see a blurry reproduction of Caravaggio’s 1609 Nativity With St Francis And St Lawrence. On the wall opposite is the empty wooden frame from which the original was cut in 1969, likely by Mafia thieves.
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Robyn Holmes acceptance speech

Robyn Holmes acceptance speech | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
IAML Australia - A professional association for music librarians, archivists and document controllers. Become a member, attend our conferences, build professional networks, learn about music libraries, get involved in building the library profession.
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UK survey reveals 15% drop in average author earnings since 2013 | Books+Publishing

UK survey reveals 15% drop in average author earnings since 2013 | Books+Publishing | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
Books+Publishing. UK survey reveals 15% drop in average author earnings since 2013.In the UK, the latest income survey from the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) has found that writers' average earnings have fallen by 15% since the last review in...
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Why the Chagall Debacle Still Matters, and What to Fix Now –

Why the Chagall Debacle Still Matters, and What to Fix Now – | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
The National Gallery of Canada is withdrawing Chagall’s La Tour Eiffel from a Christie’s auction. But its systemic accountability issues still need addressing.
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Inaugural Reader in Residence announced

Inaugural Reader in Residence announced | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
We’re excited to announce Caroline Baum as the Library’s inaugural Reader in Residence. The well-known author, journalist and broadcaster has interviewed some of the world’s most celebrated writers, but she says this new 12-month residency at the Library is “my real idea of heaven.” Caroline will be given special access to our amazing resources to explore the lesser known areas of the Library’s collection and shine the light on stories and people overlooked in history. State Librarian John Vallance says, “this is a fantastic new chapter for the Library as we continue to seek out interesting and meaningful ways for people to access, engage and create with the Library’s collection for the benefit of all.” The Reader in Residence program is supported by the State Library Foundation through the generous bequest of longstanding Library supporter Nancy Tuck.   VIEW THE MEDIA RELEASE.
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'I remember working hard, and constantly': Stella Award winning author Alexis Wright

'I remember working hard, and constantly': Stella Award winning author Alexis Wright | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
ANGELA PRIESTLEY Angela Priestley is the Founding Editor of Women's Agenda. She's an author, journalist and editor turned media entrepreneur and business owner. She's interviewed more than 1000 women during her career, and regularly shares what she's learnt on Women's Agenda and in front of audiences as a speaker, panellist & event moderator. PREVIOUS ARTICLE Elise Delpiano appointed Julia Gillard's Next Generation Intern NO NEWER ARTICLES
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The Origin of Love: The Songs & Stories of Hedwig

The Origin of Love: The Songs & Stories of Hedwig | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
Arts Review takes a look at the best of Australias professional and independent performing and visual arts.
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Gerald Murnane: one of Australia's greatest writers you may never have heard of | Books | The Guardian

Gerald Murnane: one of Australia's greatest writers you may never have heard of | Books | The Guardian | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
The New York Times goes further, calling him one of the best English-language writers alive. So why isn’t he a household name?
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Director Garth Davis finds religion

Director Garth Davis finds religion | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
His first feature film, Lion, took movie-goers on an emotional journey across the world. Now director Garth Davis lends his visual poetry to the tale of one of history’s most famous women. “If you look into it, Mary Magdalene was a very significant apostle, and was present in all of the key elements, and sometimes mentioned more than other apostles. So she must have been a very significant person, and not the one that we’re learning about in Catholic school growing up. I thought it was amazing that it hadn’t been told.”
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Arts journalist Angela Bennie dies

Arts journalist Angela Bennie dies | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
Former Sydney Morning Herald arts editor and literary editor, Angela Bennie, has died. She was 73.

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10 key projects by Sydney Opera House architect Jørn Utzon

10 key projects by Sydney Opera House architect Jørn Utzon | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
We highlight 10 key projects of the Danish architect Jørn Utzon to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday, including the one everyone knows.
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Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life by Rose Tremain review – fascinating and frustrating | Books | The Guardian

Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life by Rose Tremain review – fascinating and frustrating | Books | The Guardian | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
Rose Tremain’s account of her unhappy upper-class childhood, from postwar London to Swiss finishing school, is more intriguing than revealing
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In My Mind’s Eye review – Jan Morris’s remarkable staying power | Books | The Guardian

In My Mind’s Eye review – Jan Morris’s remarkable staying power | Books | The Guardian | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
The daily musings of the travel writer and historian are a fascinating look at ‘how to soldier on in your 90s’...
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In a house without love, piano was the key for sculptor Ken Unsworth

In a house without love, piano was the key for sculptor Ken Unsworth | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
Now 87 and the subject of a major retrospective at the NGV, the sculptor, thrice adopted as a child, finds one passion remains.
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Music and arts sector push back after NSW government’s “poorest funding round in history”

Music and arts sector push back after NSW government’s “poorest funding round in history” | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
The Music Network is Australia’s #1 source for music industry news, charts and jobs since 1994.
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My Music: Don Hany

My Music: Don Hany | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
Actor Don Hany was raised on a steady diet of Beethoven and Brahms, as well as Jackson and Cohen. Now learning the violin, he’s revisiting the classics while preparing for his turn as the dashing Nick Arnstein.
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Angus and Robertson collection

Angus and Robertson collection | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
The Angus & Roberston collections chart the development of Australian literature, providing extensive and valuable resources for the study of Australian writing and publishing.
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2018 ADG Award nominees unveiled, with female directors dominating in children's TV drama

2018 ADG Award nominees unveiled, with female directors dominating in children's TV drama | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
Corrie Chen (centre) on the set of ‘Mustangs FC’ with producers Amanda Higgs and Rachel Davis.  Children’s TV drama might just be one sector of the industry where the tide is slowly changing for female directors, if this year’s Australian Directors’ Guild Award nominees are anything to go by – all five directors nominated for the Ebsen Storm Award for Best Direction of a Children’s TV or SVOD Drama are female. Fiona Banks, Tori Garrett and Corrie Chen are all up for their work on the ABC’s Mustangs FC (Episode 13, Episode 1, Episode 6 respectively), while Beth Armstrong is up for Drop Dead Weird (Series 1, Episode 15) and Julie Kalceff for First Day (Series 1). ADG CEO Kingston Anderson confirmed to IF that is the first time that female directors have made up all the nominees in a category at the awards, adding that there were submissions from male directors in that category. Garrett’s feature debut, Don’t Tell, also sees her nominated for Best Direction of A Feature Film, where she will vie against Simon Baker for Breath, Jason Raftopoulos for West of Sunshine, Jeffrey Walker for Ali’s Wedding and Greg McLean for Jungle. Banks is also up for two gongs, with her work on Wentworth (Series 5, Episode 5) seeing her nominated for Best Direction of TV or SVOD Drama Series. Fellow nominees in the category are Geoff Bennett for Wolf Creek (Series 2, Episode 5), Peter Andrikidis for Pulse (Series 1, Episode 7) and Shannon Murphy for Sisters (Series 1, Episode 5). Kriv Stenders is another double nominee, up in the feature documentary category for his The Go-Betweens: Right Here, and TV/SVOD mini series direction for Ten’s Wake In Fright. Vying against Stenders in the feature documentary category is Jen Peedom for Mountain, who won the category in 2016 for Sherpa; Larissa Behrendt for After the Apology and Sascha Ettinger Epstein for The Pink House. The ADG Awards will take place on May 4 at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. The full list of nominees is below: BEST DIRECTION OF A FEATURE FILM • Greg McLean for Jungle • Jason Raftopoulos for West of Sunshine • Jeffrey Walker for Ali’s Wedding • Simon Baker for Breath • Tori Garrett for Don’t Tell BEST DIRECTION OF A SHORT FILM • Andrew Lee for Melon Grab • Danielle Baynes and Yolanda Ramke for Cold Hearts • John Sheedy for Mrs McCutcheon • Julietta Boscolo for Let’s See How Fast This Baby Will Go • Vanessa Gazy for Highway BEST DIRECTION OF A STUDENT FILM • Charby Ibrahim for The Holiday Inn-Side • Darcy Tuppen for The Land Will Eat You (Graon Bae Hemi Kakae Yu) • Lucy Knox for An Act of Love • Quentin Curzon for Rift BEST DIRECTION OF A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM • Jennifer Peedom for Mountain • Kriv Stenders for The Go-Betweens: Right Here • Larissa Behrendt for After the Apology • Sascha Ettinger Epstein for The Pink House BEST DIRECTION OF A DOCUMENTARY SERIES • Alex Barry for The Surgery Ship • Dan Goldberg for The Archibald • Ivan O’Mahoney for The Queen & Zak Grieve • Max Bourke for Man Up (Series 1, Episode 2) • Sally Aitken for David Stratton’s Stories of Australian Cinema BEST DIRECTION OF A DOCUMENTARY STANDALONE PROJECT • Jack Yabsley for Kings of Baxter • Jeff Daniels for Fair Game • Jolyon Hoff for The Staging Post • Sari Braithwaite for Paper Trails ESBEN STORM AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION OF A CHILDREN’S TV OR SVOD DRAMA • Beth Armstrong for Drop Dead Weird (Series 1, Episode 15) • Corrie Chen for Mustangs FC (Series 1, Episode 6) • Fiona Banks for Mustangs FC (Series 1, Episode 13) • Julie Kalceff for First Day (Series 1) • Tori Garrett for Mustangs FC (Series 1, Episode 1) BEST DIRECTION OF A TV OR SVOD DRAMA SERIES • Fiona Banks for Wentworth (Series 5, Episode 5) • Geoff Bennett for Wolf Creek (Series 2, Episode 5) • Peter Andrikidis for Pulse (Series 1, Episode 7) • Shannon Murphy for Sisters (Series 1, Episode 5) BEST DIRECTION OF A TV OR SVOD DRAMA SERIAL • Chris Adshead for Neighbours Episode 7562 • Danny Raco for Home and Away Episode 6756 • Geoffrey Nottage for Home and Away Episode 6597 • Kath Hayden for Neighbours Episode 7726 BEST DIRECTION OF A TV OR SVOD MINI SERIES • Daina Reid for Sunshine • Glendyn Ivin for Seven Types of Ambiguity • Kriv Stenders for Wake in Fright • Matthew Saville for Friday on My Mind • Michael Jenkins for Blue Murder: Killer Cop BEST DIRECTION OF A TV OR SVOD COMEDY PROGRAM • Ben Chessell for The Family Law (Series 2, Episode 2) • Jonathan Brough for Rosehaven (Series 2, Episode 4) • Sian Davies for True Story with Hamish & Andy (Episode “Phil”) • Trent O’Donnell for The Letdown (Series 1, Episode 5) BEST DIRECTION OF AN ONLINE DRAMA PROJECT • Erin Good for Jade of Death • Erin White for Other People’s Problems • Scott Mannion for The Defector BEST DIRECTION OF AN ONLINE COMEDY PROJECT • Henry Inglis for Small Town Hackers • Kelli Cross for Aussie Rangers • Maria Theodorakis for Little Acorns – Bad Parents (Episode 6) • Tawni Bryant and Jerome Velinsky for Method BEST DIRECTION OF AN ANIMATED PROJECT • Jo Boag for Guess How Much I Love You: The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare – Christmas to the Moon and Back • Luke Jurevicius for Sherazade: The Untold Stories (Episode 1) • Marieka Walsh and Larissa Behrendt for Barbara • Steve Baker for This is Desmondo Ray! BEST DIRECTION OF COMMERCIAL CONTENT • Alyssa McClelland for Mainland – New Tricks • Husein Alicajic for Continental // Synchronicity • Martin Wilson for Helping Minds – Real Stories • Nick Waterman for I am George – The Fixer • Paul Komadina for Nature Play – Free Benji • Paul Middleditch for Celebrate Australia BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSIC VIDEO • Nicholas Colla for Let You Down Artist: Peking Duk ft. Icona Pop • Nick Waterman for Edge of the Night Artist: Sheppard • Nick Waterman for Saint Lo Artist: Washington • Samuel Bright for Adelphi Hotel Nightmare Artist: Curt Manor        .
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VIDEO: Daniel Johns breaks Silence on Dreams’ second single

VIDEO: Daniel Johns breaks Silence on Dreams’ second single | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
Dreams take two is definitely a banger.
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Women commemorated by Sydney’s suburbs

Women commemorated by Sydney’s suburbs | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
As an historian, I’m always interested in how we shape our cities and how we get the names we get. Earlier this week I was looking at the city’s street names and noticing how few, compa…
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Under our Skin: The Bible in Australia – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Under our Skin: The Bible in Australia – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
The Bible's place in Australian life has been diverse and changing, sometimes surprising and very often debated. But since its introduction in the late eighteenth century, its influence has been far-reaching.
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Deborah Levy: ‘The new generation of young women can change the world’ | Books | The Guardian

Deborah Levy: ‘The new generation of young women can change the world’ | Books | The Guardian | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
The writer discusses the quest for a freer life and why she always returns to JG Ballard
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New Director appointed to the National Gallery of Australia | Ministers of Communications and the Arts

The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr Nick Mitzevich as the Director of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) for a period of five years commencing on 2 July 2018. Mr Mitzevich is currently the Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia and is highly regarded in the gallery sector.
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Brett Dean's Hamlet triumphs at 2018 Opera Awards

Brett Dean's Hamlet triumphs at 2018 Opera Awards | Arts + Culture | Scoop.it
The Australian composer Brett Dean's acclaimed opera has won best World Premiere.
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