The winner of the Archibald has been announced and you’ll love it

Mitch Cairns Agathe Goethe Snape Archibald Gallery NSW

As an artist, it’s one of the most coveted prizes available: The Archibald Prize is awarded each year to an artist who creates the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’. It’s something that many receive and scores more never do, […]

Why 2018 will be Opera Australia’s most creatively-charged year yet

Handa Opera Sydney Harbour Carmen THE F fireworks

The last few months posed a challenge – albeit exciting – for Opera Australia. Why? They went without their coveted Joan Sutherland Theatre in the illustrious Sydney Opera House and it was a whole new challenge. RELATED: The saddest thing to happen to opera since 2015 However, despite that 2018 is proving to be a […]

Decorate your walls with your favourite city using Modern Map Art

Modern Map Art Melbourne

Choosing what to hang on your walls is hard. Will the colours work? Will the design complement or ruin your room’s aesthetic? How big should the thing be that’s hanging off your wall? The questions are endless, but at least by using an art provider like Modern Map Art, you’ll have one element sorted – […]

The most stunning costumes from Aida on the beach by Opera Australia

Coming soon to the beaches of the Coolangatta Beach in Queensland, Opera Australia will put on Aida by Verdi, the timeless tale of a Nubian princess. In advance of the premiere on September 21 running til the 30th, here’s where you can have a listen to the overture and a peek at some of the […]

Madama Butterfly is flying away and it’s sad

Opera Australia Madama Butterfly 1

Madama Butterfly, one of the easiest operas to watch for the newcomer and one of the most classic love stories of all time by Puccini is fluttering away. Director Moffatt Oxenbould’s magnificent production is being a last hurrah with a final two-week season at the Capitol Theatre in October. Premiering in 1997 this production of […]

Melbourne just got hit by a tidal wave at the NGV

NGV great wave kanagawa hokusai exhibition

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 […]

The greatest thing to happen to Opera since the Sydney Opera House

Melbourne Arts Centre Opera

If there’s one thing you need to add to your bucket list is to see the opera. Doesn’t matter where, doesn’t matter when, but with technology being as awesome as it is these days, none of that really matters and the Victorian Opera is all about proving it. The company is the first in Australia […]

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, […]