Melbourne just got hit by a tidal wave at the NGV

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A tidal wave of art!

Meet the drag queen: Lazy Susan

Lazy Susan drag queen Melbourne

It’s not every day you’re kicked out of a competition twice only to emerge the winner. Unless, of course, your name is Lazy Susan. The Melbourne drag queen might only be approaching her six month hump in drag, but what the self-proclaimed big ol’ campy faggot of a motherless drag queen might lack in experience […]

Meet the drag queen: DJ Kitty Glitter

DJ Kitty Glitter drag queen leather

If you’d asked Ozan as a kid what he’d be when he grew up, he would have told you it would involve music and creativity somehow. Though no one saw just how creative that would be. He knew he was determined to be big, but never thought he’d be doing it all in a dress […]

Leading drag photographer Magnus Hastings and his first book, ‘Why Drag?’

Magnus Hastings Bob Drag Queen Why Drag

When you ask Magnus Hastings why he wanted to create a book devoted to the creativity and lady-like wonder of the drag queen, his reasoning is simple: “Because drag is everything!” He will tell you with enthusiasm. Adore shower curtain is finally back in stock Available from my website magnushastings.com ??#adoredelano #magnushastings #whydrag A post […]

Meet the drag queen: Hannah Conda

Hannah Conda drag queen Sydney feature

As he walked through a shopping centre in York WA, dressed in a tutu, purple Diana Ross afro wig and a pair of plastic high heels he so affectionately dubbed ‘clip-clop’ shoes, it was obvious this young boy was meant for something different. Fast-forward about 20 years and the fully-fledged, full-time creative drag performer and […]

Meet the Drag Queen: Karen From Finance

Karen From Finance drag queen 1

Karen is no ordinary queen. Yeah, sure, she puts on wigs, paints her face, pads-in her womanly bits with endless metres of foam; but it’s what lies beyond the façade and beneath the exterior that truly shifts what it means to be a drag queen in Melbourne’s growing scene. The on-stage persona of Richard Chadwick, […]

The Art Gallery of NSW is about the go down in history

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

The NSW Government has some good news for fans of the Art Gallery of NSW: it’s about to join the ranks of the world’s greatest art museums. They are pouring $244 million in funding to support the expansion of the NSW Gallery, which will transform the much-loved and historic Gallery into one of the world’s […]

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is as camp as ever

Melbourne Cabaret Festival Dolly Diamond theatre Chapel off Chapel 6

Chapel off Chapel was buzzing with some of this year’s brightest cabaret talent for the Melbourne Cabaret Festival opening gala, hosted by the festival’s fabulous artistic director, the dazzling drag superstar, Dolly Diamond. It gave sensational rise to a diverse range of acts that will all be taking part in the festival this year, from a Motown […]

And the Helpmann theatre nominees are…

Helpmann Theatre

The Helpmann Awards Nominations for 2017 were announced on Monday night at Hamer Hall in Melbourne. Since 2001 the Helpmann Awards, named in honour of famed Australian actor, choreographer, dancer, and theatre director Sir Robert Helpmann, have been awarded to recognise exceptional achievements in the disciplines of musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. Over the next two […]

What it’s like at the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of ‘Macbeth’

Macbeth Melbourne Theatre Company

The Melbourne Theatre Company has dared to modernise recent adaptations of Shakespeare, including Hamlet and Queen Lear, to great success. This year’s production of Macbeth is no exception. Director Simon Phillip’s modern portrayal of Shakespeare’s 411-year-old tragedy demonstrates that play’s themes of politics and power are no less relevant today, albeit in different ways. The […]

COMA Gallery “Screen of Flesh” exhibition

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At Rushcutter Bay’s own boutique gallery COMA, the months of May and June will boast a series of works revolving around the interpretation of the human form and condition in the exhibit “A Screen of Flesh”. Curated by gallery owner Soti Sotirou, each work compliments one another in its mutual ability to amplify qualities of […]

You can now take art off the walls at the Gallery of NSW and it’s OK

IKEA removable art exhibition Gallery NSW THE F 4

If you grew up watching the Pink Panther and hoping that one day you could walk into one of the world’s most renowned art galleries and take some sensational works, then now is your time. IKEA is on its third round of artwork capsule collections this year that take what is well and good about […]