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Terrifying, mesmerising, magical: Harry Potter lives up to the hype
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Terrifying, mesmerising, magical: Harry Potter lives up to the hype

The enchanting stage show 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' more than lives up to expectations.

  • by Cameron Woodhead

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Street artist Rone turns back time in derelict Sherbrooke mansion
Architecture

Street artist Rone turns back time in derelict Sherbrooke mansion

An exhibition in an abandoned Art Deco mansion is the public's last chance to view the stately pile before it is redeveloped by Shannon Bennett.

  • by Debbie Cuthbertson
Renowned design teams to create public space for $1b Melbourne arts precinct
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Renowned design teams to create public space for $1b Melbourne arts precinct

Both firms selected to design the park, pedestrian spaces and gardens for Melbourne's new arts precinct have serious form in designing cultural institutions.

  • by Debbie Cuthbertson
Gabrieli Consort review: Purcell's King Arthur close to perfect
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Gabrieli Consort review: Purcell's King Arthur close to perfect

Conductor Paul McCreesh produced a powerful realisation of a piece where none of the main characters in the central plot sing.

  • by Clive O'Connell
Video art takes pride of place in new Melbourne restaurant Citta
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Video art takes pride of place in new Melbourne restaurant Citta

Restaurateur Ronnie Di Stasio has added a new dimension to his renowned passion for Australian art at his recently opened CBD eatery.

  • by Debbie Cuthbertson
Lost Sidney Nolan among Mirka Mora's art and objects slated for sale
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Lost Sidney Nolan among Mirka Mora's art and objects slated for sale

"Colour, hope, love and joy": Next month brings your chance to own a Mirka Mora artwork (or her kettle) at an epic auction.

  • by Carolyn Webb
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No regrets: Bianca del Rio revels in the roast
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No regrets: Bianca del Rio revels in the roast

Drag superstar and stand-up comedian brings her ruthless comedy Down Under this February.

  • by Broede Carmody
MSO rings in Lunar New Year with twittering birds and roaring guitars
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MSO rings in Lunar New Year with twittering birds and roaring guitars

Helmed by Tan Dun, the orchestra teamed with Mongolian fusion rockers Hanggai for an intriguing night of music.

  • by Maxim Boon
Jewellery’s 'bad girl' displays precious mettle
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Jewellery’s 'bad girl' displays precious mettle

New Zealand renegade Lisa Walker is far more Duchamp than Dior, Ray Edgar discovers.

  • by Ray Edgar
Marclay's The Clock more than just a timepiece
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Marclay's The Clock more than just a timepiece

Christian Marclay's remarkable feat of cinema art probes questions about cinema and society more broadly.

  • by Jana Perkovic
Teenage Fanclub review: No Love, but plenty of adoration for guitar heroes
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Teenage Fanclub review: No Love, but plenty of adoration for guitar heroes

Even lacking one of their key singer-songwriters, the Scottish indie legends delivered a dream set of faves and rarities.

  • by Karl Quinn