British songbird Paloma Faith, who scored her first-ever solo No. 1 hit right here in Australia earlier this year with ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’, has announced some big news this morning: she’s coming our way. The 33-year-old singer/songwriter, whose voice sounds uncannily like the late Amy Winehouse’s, is currently in the country on a promotional tour and has shared the news she’ll hit five theatres across the country next May, starting in Perth and Brisbane before she makes her debut at the Sydney Opera House with a show on Sun May 10.
Production still from the film “River of Fundament”, by Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler; cinematographer David Regen. Courtesy Matthew Barney
Gird your loins, people: Matthew Barney is coming to Australia in November for the very first time, courtesy of David Walsh’s Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart.
The provocative artist, best known for his epic five-film Cremaster Cycle, is bringing his River of Fundament project, comprised of a film and an exhibition of large-scale sculpture, film stills, storyboards, drawings and performance.
Loosely inspired by Norman Mailer’s 1983 novel Ancient Evenings (set in Ancient Egypt), the film River of Fundament (made by Barney and his long-time collaborator, composer Jonathan Bepler) is described by the artist as “an epic story of regeneration and rebirth” taking place in three major American cities: LA, New York and Detroit. It previously showed at Adelaide Festival, in March 2014.
The exhibition, which premiered early this year at Munich’s Haus der Kunst, presents the ‘artefacts’ of the creative process, or ritual: large scale “narrative sculptures”, storyboards and film stills, drawings.… Read more
It’s one of the biggest days of the year for house music lovers in Sydney – that glorious all-day affair on the steps at Mrs Macquarie’s Point when DJs from around the world play some beats against the stunning harbour backdrop. And this year’s Harbourlife promises to be another winner. The just-announced lineup features Kygo, Dusky, Lee Foss, Classixx (DJ set – let’s hope they play their mix of the Preatures’ ‘Is This How You Feel?’), Miguel Campbell, Thomas Jack and Mark Farina. Expect more acts to be announced in the lead-up to the big event on Sat Nov 8.… Read more
The long love affair between Australia and one of the biggest pop music successes of the ’90s remains as torrid as ever. Two years after their hugely successful, sold-out national tour, Aqua is returning for another round. The group, who topped the ARIA charts with the songs ‘Barbie Girl’ and ‘Doctor Jones’ in 1997, will play the Enmore Theatre on Sat Nov 1 as part of their Greatest Hits Tour 2014.