Tim Walter (Mark), Paul Blackwell (Bob), and Eugenia Fragos (Fran) in the global premiere of Andrew Bovell’s new play Things I Know To Be True Photograph: Shane Reid

The case for the major performing arts framework

Yaron Lifschitz is partly right. He is asking the right question but focussing on the wrong answer. There has been a lot of upheaval and distrust in the Arts sector being born of disappointment, marginalisation and divid...
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Can the arts sector reinvent itself?

David Bowie virtually invented it. Madonna was the mistress of it. Reinvention. Publicly peeling away layers of identity revealing personae of varying degrees of style and substance. It’s what many artists do as a matter...
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Crimes of grammar and other writing misdemeanours

Writing an article like this is just asking for trouble. Already, I can hear one reader asking “Why do you need just?” Another suggesting that like should be replaced by such as. And yet another saying “fancy using a cli...
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Commodifying Banksy

Take a selection of artworks by the most famous illicit artist in the world, add a city that’s passionate about its street art and a dash of controversy: the result is the new Melbourne exhibition The Art of Banksy. Name...