Annabel Ross

Annabel Ross

Annabel Ross is a Reporter for The Age.

Mural wars

Another bite for Brunswick residents defending Kama Sutra burger mural

Annabel Ross Fans of a controversial street art mural in Brunswick have launched a campaign to stop Moreland Council censoring the work.

Raw and grungy band Bully born from a do-it-yourself spirit

Annabel Ross Aspiring musicians, take note, if you want to make a record, learning how to make a record might be a good place to start. It worked out pretty well for Nashville's Bully.

Joseph McGlennon wins coveted photography award, the Bowness Prize

Joseph McGlennon's <i>Florilegium #1, 2014</i>, has won the 2015 Bowness Photography Prize.

Annabel Ross Joseph McGlennon has been named winner of the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Australia's richest photography prize.

Brunswick Kama Sutra burger proves too titillating for some

The Kama Sutra burger mural in Brunswick.

Annabel Ross A "kama sutra burger" street art mural in Brunswick has proved too saucy for some.

Guan Wei wins $50,000 Bendigo Art Gallery 2015 Arthur Guy Memorial Prize

Artist Guan Wei at work.

Annabel Ross "Life's a beach," is a sentiment embodied better by Australians than most any other culture, but for Guan Wei, the expression takes on more meaning when compared to life in his native Beijing.

Shir Madness Jewish music festival makes its Melbourne debut

Annabel Ross After being heavily involved in all three Shir Madness festivals held in Sydney over the past five years, Deborah Conway didn't hesitate to volunteer her services as director of the inaugural...

Street artist Phoenix rises from the ashes after fire destroyed decades of work

Work by Melbourne street artist Phoenix in a Prahran laneway.

Annabel Ross By day, John sees patients in a medical clinic. By night, he heads out for a spot of street art as "Phoenix".

Inaugural Melbourne International Games Week expected to attract 55,000 visitors

The inaugural Melbourne International Games Week is expected to attract gamers old and new.

Annabel Ross Victoria's Creative Industries Minister Martin Foley has announced the program for the inaugural Melbourne International Games Week in October.

Daniel Boyd wins the Melbourne Art Foundation's inaugural Young Artist Award

Annabel Ross It's nice to win money while you're on holiday, as artist Daniel Boyd can attest.

Jess Ribeiro heads in a new direction with producer Mick Harvey on sophomore album Kill It Yourself

Jess Ribeiro has a new album out called <i>Kill it Yourself</i>.

Annabel Ross Jess Ribeiro teams up with producer Mick Harvey with electric results on sophomore album Kill It Yourself.

Multiculturalism kicking goals at Immigration Museum

Jason Misfud, Anthony Koutoufides, Shaun Burgoyne and Ahmed Saad at the new exhibition.

Annabel Ross In 2015, Western Bulldogs midfielder Lin Jong is rightly lauded for his skills, but he also stands out for being in the minority of AFL players of Asian descent.

Melbourne International Film Festival program accelerates directors' careers

Annabel Ross David Michod, Justin Kurzel and Amiel Courtin-Wilson – celebrated Australian filmmakers whose films have been rapturously received overseas – all went through MIFF's Accelerator...

Third Karrabing Film Collective short makes Melbourne film festival debut

Karrabing Film Collective

Annabel Ross The Karrabing Film Collective is a collective in the true sense of the word. All twenty-five to thirty members function both as actors and crew in their films; all have equal footing in their...

Mark Ronson review: legendary producer proves it's hard to shine when you're in the shadows

Mark Ronson often felt distanced from the audience during this gig, at times playing from atop a distant parapet.

Annabel Ross Mark Ronson's CV reads like a who's who of music legends, but it's evident here that his talents lie in the studio, not on a stage.

Blur Melbourne review: After 18 years, fans made to wait a little longer for the hits

Damon Albarn

Annabel Ross On a cold winter's night, Damon Albarn started by splashing the Rod Laver crowd with water. Soon his laddish antics began to make more sense.

Azealia Banks review: warrior goddess spits rhymes faster than her Tweets

Azealia Banks was relentless and sometimes exhausting at the Prince Bandroom, and fans loved it.

Annabel Ross Her Twitter feuds are as well-known as her music, but there's talent behind the bravado.

Florence and the Machine review: A musical hurricane sweeps across Melbourne's Palais

On record, Florence can come across as histronic. But live, it's a different story altogether.

Annabel Ross This wasn't just a concert, it was a tour de force, and by the end of it all Florence and the Machine had their fans in ecstasy.

Ryan Adams review: US singer unleashes fairy lights, a fiery spray and thrashing guitar in Splendour sideshow at The Forum

Ryan Adams doing what he does best.

Annabel Ross A birthday shout-out at a concert is nothing new, but on Sunday night, Ryan Adams took it up a notch.

Sweeney Todd starring Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Antoinette Halloran is Victorian Opera's bloodiest yet

Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Antoinette Halloran in Victorian Opera's <i>Sweeney Todd</i>.

Annabel Ross Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Antoinette Halloran have a history of violence. The last time they shared a stage, in 2009, it was in Bruce Beresford's production of Tennessee Williams' A...

Why rising hip-hop star Tkay Maidza has everyone from Mark Ronson to Killer Mike talking

Melbourne hip-hop artist Tkay Maidza looks poised to become our most successful female rapper since Iggy Azalea.

Annabel Ross Zimbabwe-born, Adelaide-based hip hop star Tkay Maidza looks poised to become our most successful female rapper since, well, Iggy Azalea.