Explainer: what is a biennale?

Chances are you’ve heard of an art biennale, even if you haven’t visited one. This year’s Biennale of Sydney hit the headlines with a controversy over sponsor Transfield’s links to off-shore refugee detention centres. An...

What would a national artists strike look like?

Over the last six months, I have been thinking, writing and talking about the artist’s role, value and agency in society. I’ve been speaking to the idea that an artist’s contribution to society is, in part, their capacit...

World Standards

We audience members spend little time on this question but, believe me, our theatre practitioners sure do. Are we up to it? Do our shows deserve international runs? Could we hold our own on Broadway or the West End? No m...