22 January 2016

Review: Elegy

Lab Kelpie and Gasworks Arts Park
21 January 2016
Gasworks Studio Theatre
to 6 February

Nick Simpson-Deeks in "Elegy". Photo by Sarah Walker

I'm away for most of Midsumma, but managed to squeeze this one in.

My review is in The Age.

Daniel Kilby is reviewing more of Midsumma on AussieTheatre.com.

20 January 2016

Event: Independent Convergence 2016

Independent Convergence 2016
Friday 29 January 2016

What does 2016 hold for your creative practice?

That's the question leading Independent Convergence, a FREE (yes FREE) day-long symposium where independent artists, thinkers, makers and creators are invited to get together and talk about everything.

Following the success of the first event last May (led by Bek Berger, Dan Koop and Kieran Swann), this year's is all about exploring the realities of being an independent artist in Australia

Led by Dan Koop and Esther Anatolitis said: "Let’s start the year together. Let’s take an entire day’s critical reflection on practice. Let’s examine our personal and our public commitments to the work of being an independent artist. Let’s hear how artists at different stages of their practice are orienting themselves to that practice. And let’s be honest about our ambitions, our challenges, our risks and our desires."

What an amazing and inspiring way to start the year.

The Facebook event is here.

Or RSVP here.

I'd love to be there, but I'll be on holiday.

06 January 2016

Review: Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs
5 January 2015
Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
to 7 January

Well that was a great start to the year. There may be some singles left, always worth a try.

My review is on the SMH/Age.

PS. His reading of the audio book of Not My Father's Son is the way to read it.

(If you're going, save this for after the show.)