Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured, 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, Featured 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 »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Uncategorised Melbourne Buskers Foster Old Arts By Ellen Wu
On the street corners despite the winter cold, Melbourne may be turning into an unwitting public space for traditional art forms lost in the contemporary age. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured Tactile feedback – performance art event in Brisbane, exist@Metro Arts By Eleanor Jackson
As a part of an ongoing collaboration between performance art initiative, Exist and Brisbane’s multi-disciplinary arts space, Metro Arts, artists Alrey Batol and Leif Gifford will be showcasing life performance and installation work exploring haptic relationships and giving new life to memories. Both Batol and Gifford are Australian artists who have migrated to Australia, Batol from the Philippines and Gifford the UK, and their respective work often tests their feelings of disassociation. Batol, a multi-disciplinary artist with Read More »
Posted in Blog, Culture, Featured, Uncategorised Shit (my) Asian Mother Says By Ellie Freeman
Adopted to Australia from Korea and raised by Aussies (convict ancestors and everything), I missed out on the experience of having Asian parents. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured Performance 4A’s Curator’s Intensive By Eleanor Jackson
Among the many amazing organisations we love to see opening up dialogue around contemporary Asian and Australian culture is 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Established in 1996, 4A believes that Asian cultural thinking will have an important impact on the future. 4A’s aim is to ensure contemporary visual art plays a central role in understanding the dynamic relationship between Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. One of their approaches to this work is the Curator’s Intensive, which Read More »
Posted in Blog, Featured, Festivals & orgs Q&As Kids & YA Festival, NSW Writers’ Centre By Eleanor Jackson
Heading back to Sydney this time around, we connect with Aleesah Darlison and Jane McCredie for their insights into the Kids and YA Literary Festival that will be held on Saturday 28 June 2014. Aleesah Darlison is Director of the 2014 NSW Writers’ Centre Kids & Young Adult Literature Festival and Jane McCredie is Executive Director of the NSW Writers’ Centre. —- What does your festival see as the role of the arts in supporting (or otherwise) diverse representations Read More »
Posted in Blog, Featured The Politics of Casting and Why It Matters By Rani Pramesti
In May 2014, I was invited to be a part of two contrasting performance projects, both of which were to do with asylum seekers and refugees. The racial politics inherent within each project were incredibly contrasting and I felt compelled to write about them, as an Actor of Colour. Firstly, let us briefly clarify what I mean by ‘Actor of Colour’. By this I mean, that I am an actor who in my daily and professional Read More »