STUDIO ArtBreak: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle


Iconic singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle, along with her sister, recorded ten studio albums and inspired some of the great musicians of our time before she died at the age of 63 in January 2010. Through her children, acclaimed singers Rufus and Martha Wainwright, her artistic legacy lives on. Filmmaker Lian Lunson wanted to pay tribute to…


Indigenous artist Jonathan Jones at the 18th Biennale of Sydney


The 18th Biennale of Sydney is well underway throughout the city including installations at the MCA, Art Gallery of NSW, Pier 3/4 in Walsh Bay and of course Cockatoo Island. Running until the 16th of September, the Biennale is held every two years throughout the City of Sydney and features exhibitions, artist talks, performances, forums,…


Australian designer Martin Grant to design new Qantas uniforms

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Australian designer Martin Grant will start designing the new uniforms for iconic Australian airline Qantas in the coming months. With only 9 uniform changes since 1959, Melbourne-born, Paris-based designer Martin Grant, whose designs have been worn by Cate Blanchett, Juliette Binoche and Kate Hudson, has been chosen to re-invent the airlines fashion style. Martin Grant…


Legs on The Wall – The Voyage

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World-renowned Australian physical theatre company Legs On The Wall is set to wow audiences at the 2012 London Festival with their new production ‘The Voyage’, kicking off this June. One of the key events at this year’s London Festival, festival goers will witness a show like no other as an enormous ship sails into the…


Mildura Palimpsest


Mildura Palimpsest is an Australian and international visual arts festival. Described as the Biennale of the bush, the festival showcases over 100 international and local artists’ work. Installations in historic buildings, motels, shop fronts and even a service station makes the Mildura Palimpsest a truly unique festival. The theme of the eighth festival in 2011…


Perth Festival: PICA Hijacked


Hijacked III: Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK is a contemporary photography exhibition which showcases over 24 artists from opposite sides of the globe. Presented by the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), the artists offer unique photographs, ranging from oblique portraiture and collage to snapshots of society at its best and worst. Now…


Adelaide Festival: Parallel Collisions

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The Art Gallery of South Australia presents Parallel Collisions: 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art as part of Adelaide Festival 2012. Influenced by their research in literature, art history, cinema and more, 21 artists have created an exhibition that allows the viewer to see both past, present and visualise the future. Curated by Natasha Bullock and…


Perth Festival: Jack Charles V The Crown

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Perth Festival 2012 presents Jack Charles v The Crown, a veteran actor, Koori elder, activist and – until recently – heroin addict and cat-burglar. It runs from 15-23 February at the State Theatre Centre of WA. Watch more STUDIO ArtBreaks here.


Sydney Festival TV: Urban Theatre Projects’ Buried City

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Bankstown’s Urban Theatre Projects create stories and images of contemporary life in Sydney. Their latest Sydney Festival production is Buried City, performed at Belvoir Street Theatre. The show centres on six characters from very different backgrounds, all thrown together on a building site. This Festival TV clip captures the cast in intimate rehearsals, and talks…


Sydney Festival TV: The Barefoot Divas

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Meet the women of The Barefoot Divas, six dazzling singers from Australia, NZ and Papua New Guinea. In Walk a Mile in My Shoes at Sydney Festival 2012, they perform and share hilarious stories of diva life on the road, with deep connections to their land and indigenous cultures. With Helpmann Award winner Ursula Yovich…


Sydney Festival TV: Watch What Happened at Festival First Night

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Relive the extraordinary music and atmosphere from Sydney Festival First Night 2012. Last Saturday night Sydney Festival burst onto city streets with an explosion of fantastic performances. Watch the best moments of the night in this video – See Latin superstar Manu Chao perform to a pulsing crowd at the Domain, meet indie darling Megan…


WATCH: “Pope of Trash” John Waters

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Cult film icon and ‘Pope of Trash’ John Waters talks about his career, and how he still loves being the Sire of Sleaze. Since his much lauded and controversial Pink Flamingos in 1972, his camp and gory films have made him one of the world’s most polarising directors. STUDIO caught up with him during his…


Singapore, Dancing and Dead Birds – November on STUDIO

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  November was another busy month for STUDIO’s production team. From Brisbane to Singapore, we captured some of the most exciting Australian artists and their work. First up, STUDIO ventured to Singapore for the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize, a triennial ceremony which recognises the most outstanding contemporary artwork produced in the Asia…


STUDIO ArtBreak: Queen Street Studio

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The AbaF award-winning relationship between Queen Street Studio and Frasers Property in Sydney’s suburb of Chippendale has resulted in an inner-city space for artists, writers and performers to work. This STUDIO ArtBreak explores how the project came together, and how it became a local artistic institution.


WATCH: Art Meets Science in Synapse

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The Australia Council’s Synapse initiative places Australian artists into leading science and technology organisations. Supported by the Australian Network for Art and Technology, these art-science residencies inspire artists to respond to the most cutting edge scientific research. From The Australian Synchotron to the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Australian National University, the artists team…


STUDIO Finalist in ArtsHub Awards 2011

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STUDIO has been announced as a finalist in the ArtsHub Awards 2011. STUDIO’s series of ArtBreaks report and capture all the latest happenings in the arts, from in-depth interviews with the country’s most prestigious art-makers to the intimate behind-the-scenes moments at emerging companies. This commitment to the arts has earned a nomination in the ArtsHub…


FESTIVAL TV: Angels and Demons Take Over Melbourne


They’re the talk of Melbourne – Giant black cherubic demon sculptures with bat wings and reptilian tails, dotted around the city. Festival TV explores one of the highlights of Melbourne Festival, ‘Angels-Demons. Parade’, created by irreverent Russian powerhouse art collective AES+F. Watch as the six-metre tall cherubic demons transform the city into a large-scale playground….



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Australia’s own Tom Tom Crew is a rhythmic collision of acrobatics, hip-hop and percussion. With gravity-defying manoeuvres, beat boxing, break dancing and contortion, you will want to run away with this adrenaline filled circus. In this Festival TV ArtBreak the group warm up for their Melbourne Festival performances (4-23 Oct, Forum Theatre) and chat about…


FESTIVAL TV: Melbourne Festival Opening Night

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The Opening Night of Melbourne International Arts Festival 2011 saw an exciting mix of events held all over the city. In this STUDIO Festival TV piece, hear from audience members who were moved, excited and amazed by what they saw and see a sneak-peek of some of the highlights of the festival.