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February 7, 2020

Mozart’s Requiem: Ode to Life

Mozart’s Requiem is a cornerstone of the classical canon, a powerful mass for the dead written by the composer on his deathbed. Ahead of its premiere at the Adelaide Festival, Justine Nguyen learns how Romeo Castellucci has staged it as a celebration of life instead.

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February 18, 2020

My Music: Kim Carpenter

The painter, designer and director who ran his company Theatre of Image for 30 years, discusses growing up with musicals, falling in love with opera, and working with composers on visual theatre.

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Visual Art
January 20, 2020

James Mollison has died

The National Gallery of Australia’s founding director, who acquired Jackson Pollock’s iconic Blue Poles, has died at age 88.

January 14, 2020

War of Art

The rivalry between Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse has been likened to a boxing match.  With a new exhibition in Canberra setting their artworks side by side, we explores the complexity of the pair’s relationship, and how it transformed art in the 20th century.

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