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Posted in Arts, Blog, Culture, Featured Immigration Museum Explores Identity and Belonging By Ellen Wu
The Immigration Museum’s permanent exhibition Identity: yours, mine, ours signals a shift away from their usual focus on migration to exploring issues of identity for those in Australia. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured A Peril eye on Lisa “diversity” Dempster’s Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 program By Lian Low
The Melbourne Writers Festival opens this Thursday August 21st, with an opening night address by Australian literary icon Helen Garner. Literary giant Salman Rushdie. A very timely and poignant festival highlight considering Australia’s recent debates on freedom of speech and the abandonment of the proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Culture, Featured Classical Indian Arts in a New Australian Generation By Malini Ramesh
A Classical Indian arts collaboration work between Govind Pillai and teacher Smt. Shanti Ramakrishnan was recently performed in Melbourne, with the significance of the guru-shishya parampara (teacher-student lineage) unfolding before the sell-out crowd. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured Editorial team announcements By Eleanor Jackson
Peril Magazine is delighted to welcome two new members to its editorial team – Jarni Blakkarly and Lia Incognita. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Culture, Featured Translating Asian Voices in Australia By Julien Leyre
As Asia rises on the world stage, integrating the European and Asian tradition in a joint ‘Republic of Letters’ may be one the most exciting challenges ahead of us. Read More »
Posted in Blog, Politics Why 18C Changes Failed to Sell By Jarni Blakkarly
The ‘freedom of speech’ debate gathered little resonance among the broader white community. If 18C stopped everyday racial abuse, the story would have been different… Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Reviews A Peril Magazine Guide to the Melbourne International Film Festival By Jarni Blakkarly
Not sure where to begin with the Melbourne International Film Festival program? Peril Magazine complies a list of some of the many Asian films at the festival. Read More »
Posted in Blog, Festivals & orgs Q&As, Headline Melbourne Writers Festival By Eleanor Jackson
The Melbourne Writers Festival is a two-week annual festival that is held in Melbourne, this year between 21-31 August. As a UNESCO City of Literature, it’s fascinating to see what the city’s flagship literary festival has to offer each year. Here, Festival Director, Lisa Dempster offers her thoughts on the festival’s relationship to diverse writers and audiences as a part of our ongoing blog series. What does your festival see as the role of the arts Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured Aljin Abella talks to Peril Magazine By Jarni Blakkarly
Actor Aljin Abella sits down with Peril Magazine and talks about The Good Person of Szechuan, growing up as an Asian child-actor in Australia and Power-Rangers. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Reviews Contemporary Chinese Theatre Comes to Forefront, The Good Person of Szechuan By Jarni Blakkarly
With a Chinese perspective, Meng confidently reclaims the Bertolt Brecht play and shows it as contemporary and brutally relevant in 21st century China. Read More »