Annabel Ross

Annabel Ross

Annabel Ross is a Reporter for The Age.

Steady hands make light work when restoring 18th-century porcelain

Annabel Ross NGV conservator Trude Ellingsen has spent the past five months restoring twenty damaged statues ahead of the Eighteenth-Century Porcelain Sculpture exhibition.

Indie artist soars

Grimes review: The renegade, envelope pushing performer is mesmerising on stage

Claire Boucher, aka Grimes,

Annabel Ross Claire Boucher's musicianship and talent as an entertainer is truly astonishing.

Japanese didgeridoo player Goma looks to the healing power of art

Goma and a mural he has painted specifically for the Backwoods exhibition called Blue Flower Mandala.

Annabel Ross Before the Japan's Hiroki Morimoto – better known as Goma – became an artist, he was an award-winning didgeridoo player. But a near-fatal car crash changed all that.

Honkytonks, Jim's Greek Tavern, Mario's: Detroit DJ Derrick May knows Melbourne

Detroit techno producer Derrick May calls Melbourne

Annabel Ross The renowned DJ will take to the stage with techno counterpart Jeff Mills and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on January 30.

Dicing with Dr Death: Melbourne International Comedy Festival queries Philip Nitschke's plan to use suicide machine on stage

Philip Nitschke performs Dicing with Dr Death at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Annabel Ross The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has queried controversial euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke about his plans to demonstrate his suicide machine in his upcoming comedy show.

Out and proud: Miss Gay and Miss Transsexual Australia comes to Newport for Midsumma Festival

Backstage as contestants get ready for the Miss Gay and Miss Transsexual Australia contest.

Annabel Ross Beauty pageants are synonymous with stilettos, swimsuits, hair spray and false eyelashes, and it's no different for the contestants of Miss Gay and Miss Transsexual Australia.

City Calm Down record delayed by drummer

Annabel Ross An original team member leaving put a halt to recording for City Calm Down.

Detroit techno dons Jeff Mills and Derrick May perform world-first show with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Jeff Mills says his role is part percussion-part musician.

Annabel Ross The double act of Detroit techno dons Jeff Mills and Derrick May with the MSO is a serious coup for Melbourne techheads; this is the first time the pair will share a stage with an orchestra on the...

Bloody good show: Shark Week, an exhibition on menstruation, opens in Prahran

A Friend Visits by Filthy Ratbag.

Annabel Ross "Shark Week" is just one of the colourful euphemisms for menstruation, and it's the name of an exhibition that opens on Friday night at a new gallery in Prahran called Enough Space.

All of the Pretty Lights: Denver-based producer Derek Vincent Smith heads down under

Producer Derek Vincent Smith, aka Pretty Lights.

Annabel Ross Derek Vincent Smith doesn't just make the tunes you dance to, he creates the accompanying visuals and film.

Comics stir mix at Festival of Half-Baked ideas ahead of Melbourne International Comedy event

Comedians Demi Lardner, Nath Valvo, Harley Breen and David Quirk will appear at Howler's Festival of Half-Baked Ideas.

Annabel Ross A new event provides a platform for comedians to test their material before the MICF in March.

Wominjeka Festival showcases up-and-coming Indigenous musicians

Annabel Ross Terrain is Wominjeka Festival's platform for emerging artists and the three acts it showcases this year are a diverse bunch.

Jamie xx Melbourne review: Casual xx fans might be disappointed, but this was magic

Jamie XX danced behind the decks with a vigour that belied his well-documented shyness.

Annabel Ross Any punters at the Forum hoping for a straight rendition of In Colour would've been disappointed - as would casual fans of The xx.

A law unto himself

Benjamin Law puts multicultural Australia in the spotlight

Annabel Ross No matter how it is received by critics and audiences, The Family Law is guaranteed to join a select group of Australian television programs when it debuts on SBS this week

Still playing: Fiddler on the Roof starring Anthony Warlow returns to Melbourne

The new Melbourne production of Fiddler on the Roof, starring Anthony Warlow and Sigrid Thornton.

Annabel Ross One of the world's most beloved productions, Fiddler on the Roof, starring Anthony Warlow, Sigrid Thornton, Lior and Mark Mitchell opened at the Princess Theatre on Tuesday night.

Kurt Vile and the Violators review: Troubadour and faultless band create sounds of beauty

Annabel Ross While he can never be described as a showman, Kurt Vile is still able command attention even when on his own.

The year ahead: Melbourne's music scene has never looked better

Madonna will return to Melbourne for the first time in 23 years with her Rebel Heart tour.

Annabel Ross Last year was kind to Australian music fans. 2016, however, promises to be even more memorable – a veritable spoil of tours, long-awaited album drops, and rising stars.

Harry's close call with drugs a warning to revellers this festival season

Harry Millar stopped breathing after taking a combination of GHB and Xanax at Earthcore music festival.

Annabel Ross This festival season, revellers are being encouraged to party safe and to seek help immediately if they are feeling unwell.

Coming home to the big top: Circus Oz appoints new artistic director Robert Tannion

Rob Tannion is the new artistic director of Circus Oz.

Annabel Ross After 22 years making exotic circus productions across Europe and Latin America, Rob Tannion is taking up the reins as artistic director of Circus Oz.

No pussyfooting around: Melbourne choreographer Emma Delmenico celebrates 16 years with Cats

Emma Delmenico has worked as a dancer and now choreographer on the musical Cats for the past 16 years.

Annabel Ross She's been with the production since 1999, but for Cats resident choreographer Emma Delmenico, it's hard to imagine it any other way