Limelight presents the 39 Archibald finalists. The arts dominate proceedings as in many years with the most striking entries in 2013 including portraits of violinist Warren Ellis as well as actors Bille Brown, Hugo Weaving, Asher Keddie (entitled Love Face), Naomi Watts, Toni Collette and burlesque artist Venus Vamp. The portrait of writer Tara Moss has won the Packing Room Prize. The exhibition of the finalists runs from March 23 to June 2.
To celebrate Vladimir Ashkenazy's contract extension to the end of 2013 as artistic advisor and chief conductor of the Sydney Symphony, <i>Limelight</i> presents our exclusive photographs of the maestro in rehearsal.
A little over a year ago, I wrote my début article for <i>Limelight</i>, a list of ten excellent but not particularly famous operas. I've felt slightly protective of the operas I chose ever since, and been glad when I ran across news of them.
Sunday’s Cello Extravaganza Concert brought this year’s festival to a triumphant close. The sight and sound of over 50 massed celli on stage was most impressive and I think an appropriate representation of the far-reaching impact and importanc