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Andrew Taylor is the Deputy Arts Editor for the Sydney Morning Herald.

Apartment block brings live-in artists back to the inner city

Andrew Taylor Epiphany Morgan and Carl Mason have a confession to make but don't tell their landlord, the City of Sydney council.

Time to forgive

Death and the Maiden: Susie Porter's confronting new role

Susie Porter

Andrew Taylor How the Puberty Blues star’s grief for Cecil helped with her tough new role

Wharf Revue 2015: Seeing is believing as George Brandis wears a tutu and sings

True colours: Amanda Bishop and Phil Scott as Australia's warring former prime ministers.

Andrew Taylor Never mind the tutu, ballet slippers and flesh-coloured tights. It is the black-rimmed glasses that transform The Wharf Revue's Phil Scott into federal Arts Minister George Brandis.

Patriotic fervour engulfs the National Gallery of Australia as it attempts to leave scandal behind

Arts Minister George Brandis announces the Tom Roberts exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

Andrew Taylor Patriotic fervour has engulfed the National Gallery of Australia as it revealed a radical rehang of its collection of Australian art.

Sydney Festival 2016: Ageing venues and trains make Bertels' job difficult

Andrew Taylor Lack of soundproofing at the Theatre Royal in Sydney's MLC Centre has cost the Sydney Festival a high-profile show.

Sydney Contemporary: Why marriage cramps Rachel Griffiths' art collection

Rachel Griffiths with husband and artist Andrew Taylor. Rachel is on the advisory council of the Sydney Art Fair.

Andrew Taylor Rachel Griffiths has a warning for prospective art collectors: don't marry an artist.

Art attack

Why marriage cramps Rachel Griffiths' art collection

Rachel Griffiths, pictured with her husband and artist Andrew Taylor, is on the board of the Sydney Contemporary art fair.

Andrew Taylor Rachel Griffiths has a warning for prospective art collectors: don't marry an artist.

The 65-Storey Treehouse fastest selling book in a decade, as Andy Griffiths says many children's stories are boring

Treehouse series author Andy Griffiths says children are comfortable in a

Andrew Taylor Too many children's books are boring and do not treat their audience with respect, according to best-selling author Andy Griffiths.

Sounds on screen

Dolly Parton's hit song Jolene to be turned into movie

Dolly Parton

Andrew Taylor It is a feminist dream and a misogynist's worst nightmare, but Dolly Parton has revealed that she is eager for an on-screen reunion with her 9 to 5 co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

Conductor Simone Young: still the odd one out

Simone Young is moving to England after a successful decade as general manager of the Hamburg State Opera.

Andrew Taylor Australian conductor Simone Young is still the odd one out after a decade of directing a 700-strong musical company in Hamburg.

Tarnanthi Festival: How a bomb blast inspired glass artist Yhonnie Scarce

Artist Yhonnie Scarce with some of the glass yams made for her <i>Thunder Raining Poison </i>installation, which will be shown at the Tarnanthi Indigenous arts festival.

Andrew Taylor In the Hot Shop of Adelaide's Jam Factory, a group of young glass blowers are replicating the effect of an atomic bomb blast.

Imperial Slacks: Reviving the art of macrame, one light plane at a time

Artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro cover a light plane with macrame, with help from Susan Hutchison and Renael Carolin from the Aboriginal Women's Weaving Group.

Andrew Taylor As an artistic flight of fancy, it's hard to go past parking a Beechcraft Travel Air light plane inside the Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Dead Men Tell Tales

Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson: timeless humour and working men's tales

Warren Fahey (left)  plays Henry Lawson and Max Cullen plays Banjo Paterson in Dead Men Talking.

Andrew Taylor A celebrated rivalry between two Australian literary icons is brought to the stage through bush poetry, prose and wicked humour.

Eighty-two year old artist Jukuja Dolly Snell wins 'the Olympics of indigenous art'

The over all Winner of the National Aboriginal and Islander Art Award , Jukuja Dolly Snell for her work Kurtal.

Andrew Taylor When Jukuja Dolly Snell paints the sacred site where she was born, she sings the songs taught by her mother that they believe would bring rain to the desert country.

Ambassador Theatre Group puts spotlight on Sydney's Theatre Royal facelift

ATG Group's founder, Sir Howard Panter.

Louise Rugendyke and Andrew Taylor Britain's powerful Ambassador Theatre Group is taking over a star of the Sydney scene.

Desdemona: Toni Morrison reimagines Shakespeare's doomed heroine

Tina Benko, who plays Desdemona, 'has her hands full with these spectacular monologues that ... every Shakespearean actress has just been dying to say,' director Peter Sellars says.

Andrew Taylor It's only taken 400 years but one of Shakespeare's female characters will finally take her turn to speak when the Melbourne Festival stages Desdemona in October.

Sydney Festival 2016: Toni Morrison, Tom Waits headline 40th anniversary year

Tina Benko, who plays Desdemona,

Andrew Taylor It's only taken 400 years but one of Shakespeare's female characters will finally take her turn to speak when the Sydney Festival stages Desdemona in October.

Corroboree Sydney: Indigenous festival cancelled after funding dispute with NSW government

Corroboree Sydney's artistic director Hetti Perkins in 2013 with dancer Karwin Knox (left) and Roy Kennedy from the Corroboree Council of Elders.

Andrew Taylor A festival described as "a fantastic celebration of our nation's Indigenous culture" has been cancelled because of a funding dispute between organisers and the NSW government.

City of Sydney set to approve Judith Neilson's $32 million answer to MONA

White Rabbit founder Judith Neilson in her Chippendale gallery.

Andrew Taylor Sydney is one step closer towards building its own MONA, with the City of Sydney council set to approve a $32 million gallery and performance space in Chippendale.

"It's terrible. We're horrified": Woollahra Council approves destruction of Margaret Olley's garden

Margaret Olley pictured in her Paddington home in 2010.

Andrew Taylor Sydney's out-of-control housing market has claimed another victim, with the destruction of a property once owned by one of the city's best loved artistic figures.