Arts & Culture


New-look Koorie Heritage Trust

December 1st, 2023 - Sean Car

The Koorie Heritage Trust (KHT) will reopen on December 9 across all three floors of the newly renovated Birrarung Building (formerly Yarra Building) at Federation Square.


Has the urban art movement finished?

November 21st, 2023 - Adrian Doyle

There is a variety of complexities involved in any attempt to define street art.

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A state of colonial confusion

November 21st, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A new thought-provoking and powerful art exhibition recently launched at Town Hall’s City Gallery invites visitors to confront the complexities and legacies of Australia’s colonial past.

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A Christmas Carol’s second Melbourne season set to “thrill audiences” at Comedy Theatre

November 21st, 2023 - Georgie Atkins

Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, has returned to Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre for a second season following its hit run in 2022, with the show’s new season extended to January 7, 2024 ahead of opening night on November 23.

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Read all about it! The Argus office makes news

November 21st, 2023 - Dr Cheryl Griffin

Seventy people arrested in Lisbon for taking part in anti-English protests. The attempted poisoning of the Russian Tsar proves to be untrue. Australian and New Zealand mail believed to have been destroyed when a train caught fire in Nebraska is found and rescued.

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The Lamb Inn, a “roystering place for shepherds with cheques”, c. 1840

October 25th, 2023 - Dr Cheryl Griffin

Tucked away in the bottom right-hand corner of this watercolour by W F E Liardet are two small windblown figures battling Melbourne’s notorious north-westerly winds.

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Prescient 20th century tragedy wraps up at Her Majesty’s

October 25th, 2023 - David Schout

A seven-week season of Arthur Miller classic play, directed by Neil Armfield, has concluded in Melbourne.

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Artists brings ideas to life thanks to council grants totalling almost $1m

October 25th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

The City of Melbourne has awarded more than $950,000 to a diverse range of artists, as part of the latest round of its annual arts grants program.

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Curtain raises for stage musical Miss Saigon

October 25th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

The acclaimed musical Miss Saigon, a tragic love story set during the Vietnam War, has landed at Her Majesty’s Theatre for a seven-week season.

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Autumn Moon at the Chinese Museum: Be enthralled, engaged, and entertained

September 22nd, 2023 - Sean Car

On the weekend of September 30 and October 1, Chinatown, Melbourne will celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival, when family and friends come together, for the seasonal harvest and the recounting of the many associated ancient legends.

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The staying power of fiction

The staying power of fiction

August 29th, 2017 - CBD News

Becoming Eliza, being Anna O’Byrne

August 23rd, 2023 - Edmund Coleman
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