Castor and Pollux by French composer Jean Philippe Rameau is all about eloquence and musical intelligence. The Pinchgut Opera at Sydney, whose reputation for excellence is renowned, will be sure to achieve another triumph and lead a revival and interest in French music of the Baroque era when they present this musical masterpiece in December 2012.
Li Cunxin, the ballet dancer, who literally leaped into the limelight when he published his best selling autobiography Mao’s Last Dancer in 2003, will take centre stage at the helm of the Queensland Ballet at the end of 2012, the final year for present artistic director Francois Klaus.
Trees are awesome, they are nature’s fortress and humankind’s friend, and here at Melbourne they are valued and conserved especially one Golden Elm at Sth Yarra
Our art of living well has evolved since antiquity in Europe to a residence in Australia today through a diverse and special mix of peoples and their cultures
Stylist Jo Bayley Fashion Editor at The Culture Concept Circle believes anyone can be fabulous armed with the right tools shoes, hot dress and iconic handbag
It is time to cast off old thinking and embrace the new. 2012 is a great place to start formulating ideas that will help invent and innovate the future.
War Horse is a new movie from DreamWorks Studios, a great journey, a timeless story of loyalty, courage, love and hope whose impact will be felt for a long time
Pinchgut Opera in only ten short years of innovative and outstanding productions, have become a classic opera company in the fullest sense of the word, of the first or highest quality, class, or rank. This piece will be sure to be joyous. It is an outstanding work and represents the culmination of Vivaldi’s opera writing career. You will just have to be there!
Artist Marcel Desbiens student of nature, who records the minute details of a petal from a flower on Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery at Brisbane November 12-27
Sydney in Spring: fashion, flowers and fauna; art, antiques, design and style Remember how theoretically technology was supposed to make our lives easier? In practice it tends to make our lives more complicated. This paradox has led many to embrace simplicity. Arriving at Sydney airport recently as I traversed the…
The Australian Antique & Art Dealers Association (AA&ADA) Show is on at Royal Randwick Racecourse at Sydney from the 7 – 11th September. It is the leading industry body representing antique and art dealers in Australia today. Their Code of Practice is surety that your investment in the past is also an investment in your future.
Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox has an exhibition about to open on the 8th September 2011 and run until 8th October (someone’s superstitious) at the Purgatory Artspace in North Melbourne, Victoria. The exhibition is called Paradise, so I am sure reviewers, certainly with a Catholic school background, will have a field day referencing Paradise to, and in Purgatory.
This spring Brisbane artist David Henderson will hold his 2011 Exhibition in the Graydon Gallery at New Farm in Brisbane. What David offers in the 30+ works on offer is a glimpse of pure joy. They are evocative atmospheric scenes, mostly from the ancient Italian city La Serenissima (The Most Serene Republic) Venice, where with his brush and colour on canvas he constantly explores the elusive qualities of light, seeking to access its ever-deepening mysteries.
Headlines in newspapers across Australia on July 25th 2011 celebrated the awesome achievement of cycling’s new hero Cadel Evans, a man deeply committed to the ethos of his profession and chosen sport. Through endurance, patience and above all persistence after more than a decade of trying he finally won on 24th July Le Tour de France, the most demanding of all the cycling races around the world. Evans gave a performance of great éclat.
Vale Margaret Olley A.C. (1923-2011) painter, the indomitable spirit of the world of art in Australia. Those who loved and respected you will long remember you