The Update

The Update - February 14

ABR Arts

Australian screenwriter, novelist, and poet Luke Davies has won a BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Lion (Transmission Films), starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, and Nicol More

The Update - January 31

Australian Book Review

The Flick

Annie Baker’s play The Flick won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and had a big success when Red Stitch Theatre presented the Australian première in 2015. (More

The Update - January 17

Arts Update

Perth Writers Festival

More than one hundred ‘writers, thinkers, artists, and activists’ will be gathering in Perth from 23–26 February to participate in the 2017 Perth Writers Festival. The event will open with a keynote address from writer and researcher More

The Update - December 13

Tracey Moffatt at the Venice Biennale

Tracey Moffat’s solo exhibition, MY HORIZON, will be launched at the fifty-seventh Venice Biennale in the Australia Pavillion. This new installation will include film and photography, and will encompass themes such as ‘the complexities of interpersonal relationships’, ‘the curiousness of popular culture’, and Moffat’s own ‘c ... More

The Update - November 29

To Sir or not To Sir

American publications largely eschew British titles when reporting on the arts. Alex Ross, reviewing the new Tristan und Isolde at the Met in the New Yorker, acknowledged Simon Rattle in the pit – not ... More

The Update - November 15

Wagner’s Ring

Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen (Opera Australia) opens on Monday, 21 November – the first of three full cycles. Neil Armfield’s production was first seen in Melbourne in 2013. Pietari Inkinen, who led the Ring in 2013, i ... More

The Update - November 3

Queensland Theatre Season 2017

Queensland Theatre’s 2017 season kicks off with several productions that explore themes of politics, race, religion, romance, film, and business. Already the program’s diversity has generated much interest. According to Artistic Director Sam Strong, ‘some performanc ... More

The Update - October 18

Art Issue – 10 November

ABR will celebrate the launch of our bumper Arts issue with a special event at the Monash University Museum of Art (Caulfield) at 6pm on 10 November. Find out what the likes of Jacki Weaver, Leo Schofield, and Robyn Archer rated as the outstanding arts productions of the year. ... More

The Update - October 4

Voices from America

ABR Editor Peter Rose was in the United States recently to conduct a literary/arts tour of the northeastern United States. In addition to visiting sites that produced some of America's greatest literary figures, the tour party also attended a performance of More

The Update - September 20

Ben Mendelsohn

Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn has won a Primetime Emmy Award for best supporting actor for his role as Danny Rayburn in the Netflix series Bloodline. Mendelsohn beat out Peter Dinklage – to whom he lost in the previous year – and Kit Harrington from HBO's wildly popular fantasy series Game of Thrones, among others. Mendelsohn's breakout role was ... More

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