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Country Music

I have never imagined I would be writing a piece after viewing a film documentary. Ken Burns’ film ‘Country Music’ produced in 2019 is interesting in the way it parallels the struggles of poor American families through hard times using the vehicle of music. Burns digs deep into the America’s […]

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The Power Of Light

In 2018 I discovered the work of renowned artist James Turrell. David Walsh, the owner of MONA in Hobart, pursued James Turrell in the early nineties after turning on through the exhibition of his ‘Skyspace’ work at New York’s PSI. He wanted one for MONA and in Walsh’s words, James […]

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Dark Down Turn

Dark Mofo, Tasmania’s premier cultural and tourism event is back but it is different this year in comparison to the DarkMofos of the past. A number of significant changes have taken place since the festival’s beginning; the most obvious to us all is the COVID 19 Pandemic, which has affected […]

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An Italian Story

Italy is epitomised by its beach life, especially by the beach clubs, Lidos or Bagnos. The concept is fascinating especially to an Australian where the beaches are public spaces.  The reason why a day at the beach in Italy isn’t as straightforward as it should be stems from the fact […]

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Dark Mofo – Bark For The Dark

We missed out in 2020, we were all too busy having our own dark moments courtesy of the Global COVID 19 Pandemic. Despite suffering our own setbacks, we despise nothing more than our ability to move freely and partake in whatever takes our fancy. DarkMofo is one of those festivals […]

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Well Heeled

The Broken Heel Festival is a quintessentially Australian event held in the Western NSW mining town of Broken Hill since 2015. The festival’s roots are framed around the 1994 film ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert‘ the Australian road comedy film written and directed by Stephen Elliot. The film follows two drag queens played […]

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Richard Wilson’s 20:50

At Tasmania’s MONA or Museum of Old and New Art, a visitor will find items that will amaze and shock. British sculpture Richard Wilson installation 20:50 lives here, it is an amazing piece of work allowing a visitor to literally participate in the work. The British sculptor’s most famous design […]

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