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Title : Meet the new breed of Australian dance creators

Aug 2, 2017

Sydney Dance Company and Carriageworks, in conjunction with The Balnaves Foundation, announce five up-and-coming Australian choreographers commissioned to create new works for the acclaimed New Breed initiative that supports Australia’s next generation of dancemakers.

Title : Bangarra Dance Theatre - Community Nights

Aug 1, 2017

As part of 2017 Bennelong national tour, Bangarra will hold a series of Community Nights across the country, generously supported by The Balnaves Foundation. Community Nights are dedicated performances for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Bangarra's way of connecting with those who share the culture and history sewn through Bangarra's storytelling.

Title : Jim Cartwright's evergreen TWO @ Ensemble Theatre - Sydney Arts Guide

Apr 4, 2017

 The main characters in English playwright Jim Cartwright's beautifully written play TWO are a married couple who are the publicans of a suburban pub. It's a job that they love. Cartwright simply calls them Landlord and Land Lady. 

Title : Which Way Home is Katie Beckett's heartfelt tribute to a much-loved dad - SMH

Dec 18, 2016

 Playwright and actor Katie Beckett wrote her new play Which Way Home in a hurry. It felt urgent. If she didn't get a move on, there was a chance her dad, Les, whose parenting inspired Beckett to write the play, wouldn't live to see it.

Title : TarraWarra honours Bronwyn Oliver, brilliant sculptor who died before her Time - AFR

Nov 4, 2016

 Bronwyn Oliver's sculptures are brilliant and haunting, owned by Australia's most prominent collectors, writes Janey Hawley. A retrospective of her work begs the question: what led her to die so young?

Title : A Tarantino Drover's Wife as seen through indigenous eyes

Sep 21, 2016

 Growing up in southwestern Queensland, young Leah Purcell was soothed to sleep by her mother reading Henry Lawson's short story The Drover's Wife.

Title : Leah Purcell pulls no punches in her new show The Drover's Wife

Sep 12, 2016

When Leah Purcell was a kid, she loved westerns. "I grew up on them," she says. "Spaghetti westerns. The Magnificent Seven. John Wayne in Hondo. I'd always be barracking for the Indians."  Forty years later, Purcell, an award-winning actor, writer and director, is drawing on that love of American frontier drama for her very Australian new play The Drover's Wife

Title : Reimagining The Drover's Wife: Leah Purcell weaves Indigenous Australia into classic tale

Sep 12, 2016

 The Aboriginal actor and writer radically retools Henry Lawson's short story into a bush thriller with elements of her own family history.

Title : Nick Mitzevich, Director Art Gallery of South Australia: SA Press Club Address

Aug 26, 2016

 Nick Mitzevich, Director Art Gallery of South Australia, delivers a speech at an SA Press Club event with three major announcements that underline AGSA's success.


Jun 15, 2016

 About 2½ years ago, Ursula ­Yovich travelled to Darwin for her mother’s funeral and encountered a different world. As the ­eldest child, many decisions about the funeral fell to her, even though she struggled to comprehend the indigenous traditions ­involved.

Title : Tribes at Ensemble Theatre

Jun 1, 2016

 This is another theatrical 'scoop' for the Ensemble. It's a formidable piece of writing that demands robust direction and dynamic performances. Director Susanna Dowling and her cast have achieved both.


May 1, 2016

 Over the past six years the Art Gallery of South Australia, in partnership with the Balnaves Foundation, has built a children's program that has had an extraordinary impact on the makeup and number of Gallery visitors.

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