Annabel Ross

Annabel Ross

Annabel Ross is a Reporter for The Age.

Spotless Facility Services apply to wind up Soundwave music festival on grounds of insolvency

Annabel Ross Spotless Facility Services have applied to Victoria's Supreme Court to wind up the company behind Soundwave music festival on grounds of insolvency.

The Dirty Dozen: Campbell Lane reactivates glass cases filled with art

Artists from Skunk control work on an art installment at Campbell arcade. 24th June 2015. The Age Fairfaxmedia News Picture by JOE ARMAO

Annabel Ross The project shares its name with a 1967 film about World War II, but there's nothing combative about The Dirty Dozen in Campbell Lane.

The Reclink Community Cup turns 21

Eyes on the prize: Jason Evans, Tex Perkins and Glenn Maynard prepare for the Community Cup.

Annabel Ross Enthusiasm of Rockdogs and Megahertz battle has not waned over years.

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre mural honours the late Malcolm Fraser

Malcolm Fraser has been honoured on the wall as part of the

Annabel Ross It's fair to say Heesco won't be receiving fan mail from Gina Rinehart or Tony Abbott anytime soon.

Melbourne burlesque dancer Sina King stands out in Las Vegas

Sina King.

Annabel Ross Melbourne dancer Sina King is only the second Australian ever to be invited to compete in the Reigning Queen of Burlesque Miss Exotic World Final in Las Vegas.

Antony and the Johnsons to donate funds from Dark Mofo gigs to Aboriginal community

British singer and artist Antony Hegarty, of Antony & The Johnsons, working with indigenous artists from the Matu community at Parnngurr in Western Australia's Pilbara.

Annabel Ross Antony Hegarty wants you to know that she is appearing at Dark Mofo in Hobart next week – in two Australian exclusive performances – for a very special reason.

Wild at Heart: take a road trip David Lynch style at Dark Mofo in Tasmania

Artists Michelle and David Boyde in their home studio in Hobart.

Annabel Ross Tasmania's Dark Mofo winter festival features an indoor camping event at Cradle Mountain, where participants are encouraged to connected with their "inner wild."

Space Between Light festival set to make Richmond Housing Estate shine

The RMIT project will shine its light on the Richmond Housing Commission flats.

Annabel Ross It's a simple idea, but the illuminated skipping rope pictured here has the power to shine light on a community in more ways than one.

From Venice to Melbourne: artist Emily Floyd comes home to Anna Schwartz, fresh from the 56th Biennale

Artist Emily Floyd at her show at the Anna Schwartz Gallery, an extension of her recent Venice Biennale display.

Annabel Ross Emily Floyd is having a year off teaching at the moment (she's still working as a researcher in Monash University's Art, Design and Architecture department), but when she talks about her art, she's...

Budget cuts

The George Brandis Live Art Experience sends up the Minister for the Arts on social media over Australia Council cuts


Annabel Ross A new online live art project takes the visage of Arts Minister Brandis and takes it to unexpected places.

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North by Northwest: Matt Day channels Mad Men in MTC's world-first stage adaptation of Hitchcock film

Pure alpha: Matt Day (Roger O. Thornhill) with Amber McMahon (Eve Kendall) in the stage adaptation of <i>North by Northwest</i>.

Annabel Ross If this role doesn't shake the image of Matt Day as the lovable dork, nothing will. The actor is best known for playing the hapless Brice Nobes in Muriel's Wedding - remember that beanbag scene with...

The Family Law: When the real Laws came face to face with the pretend Laws

Benjamin Law's book-turned-television program deals with race and family life.

Annabel Ross In front of a Chinese restaurant in suburban Brisbane, the real Law family and the pretend Law family are assembled for a photo, but one special person is missing.

Punctum represents Melbourne in Mons, Belgium, the 2015 European Capital of Culture

Bindi Cole is one of the artists who will be represented at the 2015 Mons festival.

Annabel Ross Next month, Punctum artistic director Jude Anderson is taking a taste of Melbourne to the small Belgian town of Mons.

Young adult sci-fi novelist and author of Starbound series Amie Kaufman says books are just as good as Star Wars

Writer Amie Kaufman, at home with her dog Jack, wants to change the face of sci-fi fiction.

Annabel Ross Amie Kaufman is on deadline. The third book in the romantic sci-fi trilogy that she has co-authored with Meagan Spooner is due in two days, and for someone who's not sure how it's going to end,...

Aboriginal women's choir performs baroque hymns in Arrarnta language

The Central Australian Aboriginal women's choir are headed to Germany.

Annabel Ross For their "Boomerang" tour of Germany, the Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir are reviving 135-year-old baroque hymns written in the Arrarnta language.

The Living Museum of Erotic Women theatre production opens in Collingwood

Annabel Ross Most of us have heard of Frida Kahlo, Salome and Catherine the Great. But names such as Messalina, Izumo-No-Okuni and Khutulun? Well, they're less likely to ring bells.

Ben Lee gambles on a return to pop with new album Love Is The Great Rebellion

After two concept albums that baffled fans, Ben Lee is returning to pop.

Annabel Ross Despite taking some directions that may have alienated his audience, Ben Lee wants to reconnect with them in his new album.

Lady of Metal

Melma: the story of fashion label Metalicus on film

Melma Hammersfeld with her father.

Annabel Ross It was a hard sell at the start. Pantyhose for the legs, we were used to, but stockings for the body? What an outrageous idea. 

Genre-bending soul singer Mojo Juju puts the pow back into pop

Rock/jazz/soul musician Mojo Juju:

Annabel Ross Mojo Juju's love affair with music began at birth. "I think I came out singing," she says. "Well, screaming, but it was very similar to the vocal technique that I have now."

Courtney Barnett Melbourne review: Put on a pedestal, she doesn't disappoint her hometown

There's a bit of the Kurt Cobain to Barnett's throaty yells.

Annabel Ross She's graced some big stages, but you get the feeling her biggest hometown crowds yet eclipses them all.