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Dilan Gunawardana

Dilan Gunawardana is an arts reviewer and online content editor. He is a former Deputy Editor of Australian Book Review (2017–18). He currently manages the ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) website and edits its Stories & Ideas section. He holds a Masters Degree in Communications and Media Studies from Monash University (Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence).

David Brent: Life on the road

ABR Arts 22 August 2016
The ending of the BBC 'mockumentary' sitcom, The Office (2001–03) was suitably cathartic. Its supporting protagonists, Tim Canterbury (Martin Freeman) and Dawn Tinsley (Lucy Davis), walked off into the sunset hand in hand to Yazoo's synth love-ballad 'Only You', and its central character David Brent (Ricky Gervais) – the deluded middle-manager of fictional paper company Wernham–Hogg – foun ... (read more)

Dark Mofo 2016 (MONA)

ABR Arts 27 June 2016
The streets of Hobart are especially cold and quiet on the longest night of the year. Those out and about are simply commuting from place to place, wrapped in scarves, hats, and jackets. Some head towards St David's Cathedral to attend Heart of Darkness, the penultimate performance of Tasmania's annual winter solstice festival, Dark Mofo – possibly also for sanctuary from the Antarctic winds. D ... (read more)
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