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Andrew Taylor is an arts reporter with Fairfax Media

Macbeth production turns Sydney Theatre back-to-front

Andrew Taylor All the world might be a stage but the view from Sydney Theatre’s performance area is remarkably gloomy.

David Williamson's play about Rupert Murdoch comes to Sydney

Andrew Taylor Audiences hoping to see the public flaying and beheading of Rupert Murdoch will be disappointed when David Williamson’s play about the media mogul premieres in Sydney.

The Archibald Prize for dummies

Adam Goode by Alan Jones

Andrew Taylor The Archibald Prize for portraiture is the most popular, storied, and mocked art award in the country.


Archibald Prize 2014 goes to Fiona Lowry's portrait of Penelope Seidler

Archibald winner Fiona Lowry's <i>Penelope Seidler</i>.

Andrew Taylor Sydney artist Fiona Lowry has won the 2014 Archibald Prize for Penelope Seidler, a portrait of the famed Killara architect, it was announced at the Art Gallery of NSW on Friday.

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Cannabis use in the spotlight in Simon Bernhardt's photo exhibition

Andrew Taylor Their numbers include a teacher, computer programmer and father, but the 16 people in Simon Bernhardt's photo exhibition share one thing in common: long-term cannabis use.


Sweet Charity outshines Strictly Ballroom in 2014 Helpmann Awards

Sweet success for Sweet Charity at the 2014 Helpmann Awards

Andrew Taylor Good things can come in small packages if this year's Helpmann Awards nominations are any guide.

Archibald rejects find new home

Michael Lindeman with his portrait of Andrew Denton in the Salon des Refuses exhibition at SH Ervin Gallery, in Sydney.
12th July 2014
Photo: Janie Barrett

Andrew Taylor Archibald Prize entries come in all shapes and sizes, but few artists would be brave enough to enter what appears to be a hastily drawn head on a scrap of paper.

Intense Seidler portrait favoured to win Archibald Prize

<i>Penelope Seidler</i> by Fiona Lowry.

Andrew Taylor She was the runner-up in the 2013 Archibald Prize, but Fiona Lowry is shaping up as a firm favourite to win the $75,000 prize cheque this year with her portrait of Penelope Seidler.


Tim Storrier wins Archibald Packing Room Prize with portrait of Sir Les Patterson

Tim Storrier's portrait of Sir Les Patterson has won the Packing Room Prize.

Andrew Taylor The packers have spoken for the 23rd time and this year declared Tim Storrier's portrait of Sir Les Patterson as their favourite entry for the 2014 Archibald Prize.

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New superannuation rules spark fears of art fire sale

afr 24th March 2013 Photo by Louise Kennerley laverty auction at the MCA in sydney today

Andrew Taylor A flood of biblical proportions is predicted to hit Australia's art market as people sell or write off art held in their retirement funds.

Early Australian modernist Dorrit Black at AGSA

Andrew Taylor Downgraded by critics of her era, works by Dorrit Black are now sought after and rarely on the market.

Artist facing child pornography charges selected for MCA exhibition

Artist Paul Yore, chosen for the MCA's Primavera exhibition.

Andrew Taylor An artist facing child pornography charges has been selected to show work in a prestigious exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Milonga dance a synthesis for choreographer

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Andrew Taylor Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui was initially wary of the tango when in Argentina, but not for all that long reports Andrew Taylor.

Hiromi Tango finds relief from postnatal depression in her craft

Creative spirit: Hiromi Tango used memories, diaries, letters and works to create

Andrew Taylor Art helped a struggling woman navigate through her postnatal emotional turmoil.

Sydney Theatre Company announces profit and $20 million renovations

Hugo Weaving and Richard Roxburgh in Sydney Theatre Company's Waiting For Godot.

Andrew Taylor The Sydney Theatre Company will embark on an ambitious $20 million renovation of its Walsh Bay headquarters funded entirely by private donors.

Ben Quilty slams scheme that benefits 'rich white artists'

Andrew Taylor One of Australia's most successful artists has slammed a scheme that pays artists a royalty every time their artwork is sold.


Brandis says budget cuts are "remarkable outcome" for the arts

Attorney-General Senator George Brandis addressed a press conference in Canberra on Tuesday 25 March 2014. Photo: Andrew Meares

Andrew Taylor Arts Minister rejects claims $100m cut from arts in budget is “cultural vandalism”.


Pleasures of the flesh: Melbourne's first glimpse of masterpieces from the Prado

Unboxing a 500-year-old Italian masterpiece (Thumbnail)

Andrew Taylor More than 100 works of Italian art have been lent by the Museo Nacional del Prado to the NGV for Italian Masterpieces from Spain's royal court.

Cuts of more than $100 million to the arts could be "devastating"

Andrew Taylor Budget cuts of more than $100 million will have a "devastating impact" on arts and cultural activities across Australia, according to Labor.

I Luv U But: Faking it for family

Andrew Taylor Ask George El Hindi about his favourite episode of the web series I Luv U But … and he soon settles on the orgy scene that opens the second series of the show.