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Sculpture by the Sea 2013 (Sydney)

Sculpture by the Sea runs from Bondi Beach to Tamarama until November 10. This year's iconic outdoor event proves as playful and family friendly as ever.

Sydney Festival announces 2014 program

Sydney Festival unveils a program of diverse arts and eclectic collaborations.

Blake Prize 2013

This year’s Blake Prize has been awarded posthumously to Indigenous artist Trevor Nickolls for his painting Metamorphosis. The $25,000 art prize, now in its 62nd year, accepts paintings, photos, sculptures and videos that explore religion and spirituality. The shortlisted artworks will be shown at Galleries UNSW at the College of Fine Arts, Sydney from October 18 to November 16.

Man into butterfly wins Blake Prize for Trevor Nickolls

Indigenous artist notches up posthumous win for depicting Aboriginal man's metamorphosis.

November Issue of Limelight: Wagner, Lord of the Ring

It's Wagner month with a cover on the Ring Cycle and feature on Melbourne's new production. Plus we preview Australia's 2014 arts seasons.

The 14 greatest composer portraits throughout history

Not only did these composers write immortal music, they inspired history’s great artists to new heights of expression.

Sydney Contemporary (a reviewer's snapshots)

Sydney Contemporary is Australia’s new international art fair presenting modern and contemporary artwork from over 80 Australian and international galleries.

Art packs 'em in as Sydney Contemporary exceeds expectations

Inaugural three-day art fair at Carriageworks is a hit, attracting more than 28,000 visitors.

October Issue of Limelight: The Trouble with Jackie

Inside the brilliant but often misunderstood Jacqueline du Pré; plus pianists Willems, Hough and Hewitt and our Aussie Festivals Guide.

September Issue of Limelight: Ten Maestros on Ten Masterworks

Ten maestros discuss the music they are passionate about, Isserlis on his newest recording, Ibragimova on hers and the stories behind the most famous musical portraits.

Mabel Juli wins Kate Challis RAKA Award

80-year-old Gija elder wins prestigious art prize for Moon Dreaming.

Bill Henson – musical favourites & inspirations

The Australian photographer on shooting undercover at the Paris Opéra and undertaking a Mahler pilgrimage.

Hundreds take the plunge in MOFO's nude swim

Hardy bathers brave freezing River Derwent during Dark MOFO Festival.

July issue of Limelight: Maria Callas – The Ultimate Diva

A look at opera singers old and new, from Callas to Kaufmann, with more than a side glance at Shostakovich and Salieri.

Ryoji Ikeda: test pattern [No.5] at Carriageworks

The Japanese master of sound installation brings his mesmerising barcode catwalk to Carriageworks.

Zensation overload: Ryoji Ikeda in Australia

Carriageworks, June 8–July 1
Free entry

Bill Henson: The music behind the lens

Shooting undercover at the Paris Opéra, a Mahler pilgrimage in the woods, and how I learned to spell Götterdämmerung.

Art review: Turner from the Tate

One of Britain’s greatest artists, J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851) is celebrated today as a highly modern painter.

Turner at the Tate: The Making of a Master

J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851) is one of Britain’s greatest artists, a key figure of the Romantic generation. He is celebrated as a highly modern painter, his work much admired for its experimental character.

Come Out, Come Out wherever you are…

South Australia has been spoiled at this year’s Come Out Festival, and it’s not just the kids who’ve had all the fun.
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