ARCHIVED News Archive

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Unease grows as the arts get kicked into touch

THE Gillard government's interest in the arts is easy to measure. The Arts Minister, Peter Garrett, has announced that if re-elected Labor would give the Australia Council a fresh $10 million for "new and emerging" artists.  Read More

Opera Australia's "Bliss" tops nominations at 2010 Helpmann Awards

The 2010 Helpmann Award nominations were announced on 2 August and AMPAG companies are frontrunners for the major awards, having 60% of all nominations in eligible categories.  Read More

Sydney Theatre Company project shines brightly

Under its high-profile leadership team, the Sydney Theatre Company has introduced a string of green initiatives. Those efforts have now been officially recognised.  Read More

Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the MTC Simon Phillips to leave the Company at the conclusion of the 2011 Season.

Chairman of the Melbourne Theatre Company’s Board, Derek Young today announced that after more than 10 years at the helm of one of the most successful theatre companies in Australia, MTC Artistic Director and Chief Executive Simon Phillips would leave his roles with MTC  Read More

Blanchett turns to solar power for star wattage at the Sydney Theatre Company

CRITICS often gush about her star power, but it was solar power on the mind of the Australian actress, Cate Blanchett.  Read More

Premier announces new Artistic Director for Queensland Theatre Company

Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh today announced Wesley Enoch as the new Artistic Director for the Queensland Theatre Company.

"Wesley has a long history of working in theatre, both as a director and a writer, starting his career in his home state of Queensland and then moving interstate to work across Australia," Ms Bligh said.  Read More

AMPAG Companies take top honours at the 2010 Australian Dance Awards

The 2010 Australian Dance Awards were announced on Sunday, 20th June in Melbourne with judges choosing from over 450 nominations received for the ten award categories for works presented in 2009.  Read More

Black Swan supports Richard Burton Award for New Plays

The judging panel for the Richard Burton Award for New Plays has been announced. The panel will be chaired by Sally Burton and will include Black Swan State Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, Kate Cherry, Adam Mitchell, director of Black Swan’s HotBed Ensemble, Stephen Bevis, arts editor at The West Australian and Terri-ann White, director and publisher of UWA Publishing.  Read More

Queensland Premier and Queensland Theatre Company Award New Work

Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts, Anna Bligh, is urging Queensland artists to submit entries for the 2010-11 Queensland Premier's Drama Award before they close on Wednesday 30 June.  Read More

Sydney Dance Company invited to dance in Venice

The 7th Festival of Contemporary Dance by the Venice Biennale will for the first time put Australian dance in the spotlight with a showcase opening week featuring four of Australia’s finest dance companies.   Read More