Rick Feneley

Rick Feneley

Rick Feneley is a news and features writer for The Sydney Morning Herald. His column, Then Again, appears on Saturdays. He was the paper's long-term night editor before returning to writing in late 2008.

Tim Winton: writer, hunter and reluctant activist on his 27th book Island Home

Rick Feneley Tim Winton has written his biggest character yet: Australia, the land that defines our character as a people and sets us apart.

No flash

Singer Ryan Adams attacks 'disrespectful' Sydney audience as flash photos make him sick

To write a song means you still have some faith in humanity, says Ryan Adams.

Rick Feneley Musician Ryan Adams berated a "most disrespectful" audience at Sydney's Enmore Theatre when concert-goers persisted in taking flash photography – even after he explained it triggered a genetic...

Nick Cave's son Arthur took smiling photo metres from cliff where he died

Arthur Cave sent this photograph to a friend hours before his death,

Megan Levy, Rick Feneley On the afternoon he died, Arthur Cave paused and smiled for a selfie as he stood on the southern English coastline.

Steve Kilbey, at 60, on The Church, his heroin decade, the band wars and their 'best album yet'

Prolific: Steve Kilbey at his home in Bondi. Even during his addiction to smack, he retained his work ethic.

Rick Feneley In-fighting, self-sabotage, heroin addiction and 34 years of dreamy, psychedelic pop with The Church. At 60, Steve Kilbey is launching a tell-all memoir and the band's "best album yet".

$100,000 reward to find killers of AC/DC manager Crispin Dye

Reward for information: Crispin Dye died in 1993 after being bashed in Little Oxford Street, near Taylor Square.

Rick Feneley and Megan Levy Jean Dye is 91, so the $100,000 reward for information leading to her son’s killers - almost 21 years after he was brutally bashed and robbed - has not come soon enough.

Archie Roach says loss of Gavin Jones and Deadly Awards a double tragedy for indigenous Australia

Deadlys founder and executive producer Gavin Jones.

Rick Feneley The veteran Aboriginal performer Archie Roach says indigenous Australia is grappling with two tragedies: the sudden death of the pioneering producer Gavin Jones and the cancellation – caused by...

Deadly Awards founder Gavin Jones dies after funding cut

NSW Governor Marie Bashire and Deadlys founder and executive producer Gavin Jones. 2013 Deadly Awards PHOTO Amanda James

Rick Feneley The Aboriginal founder of the Deadly Awards, the annual celebration of indigenous achievement, was shattered last month when he learned he would lose federal funding worth hundreds of thousands of...

Brushes with death

Artist Sophie Cape holding some of her self made bush paint brushes in her studio in Mosman, Sydney. 2nd May 2014. Photo by Tamara Dean

Rick Feneley Downhill skier, sprint cyclist, near-death veteran, serial hospitalcase. Rick Feneley follows Sophie cape's blood-curdling ride from extreme athlete to extreme artist.

Lady of the house

Louise Herron, Chief Executive Officer at the Sydney Opera House.

Rick Feneley Louise Herron's vision for the "most recognisable building on the planet".

Opera House chief turns high ideals into $500k reality

Louise Herron

Rick Feneley The Sydney Opera House is inviting 100 eminent Australians to help regenerate the nation's premier venue. They will be known as ''the Idealists'' and will pay $5000 a head for the privilege.

Worlds apart

Former wife confirms artworks fake

ripped off Charles Blackman art

Rick Feneley A FORMER wife of the artist Charles Blackman says she witnessed a close friend painting two works sold under Blackman's name for almost $120,000 - so she can confirm they are not his.

Family blows whistle on Blackman 'fakes'

Rick Feneley Artist Charles Blackman's family have called in police because they say the painter was asked to sign two works - sold at auction for almost $120,000 - that are not his.

Blackman's daughter uncovers signature work that isn't

Artist Franki Birrell

Rick Feneley THE family of the renowned artist Charles Blackman have called in police because they say the painter was asked to sign two works - sold at auction for almost $120,000 - that are not his.