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Current Issue

ISSUE 5 – JAN – MAR 2020

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Issue 5 is about the ‘remarkable’ and this cover photo of one of Kangaroo Island’s natural wonders seemed fitting. Having featured visual artists on the cover of each of the 2019 issues, we’re featuring photographer Pia Young’s work as a tribute to the residents of Kangaroo Island affected by the Australian bushfires.

Australia is home to many remarkable arts practitioners and this publication aims to shine a light on as many as possible beginning with our Bravo feature artists Joanne Hartstone and Tom Kitney, whose partnership proves that one can have it all, true love and a successful and satisfying career.

We introduce our new team of writers who will be reviewing shows and interviewing artists in the Adelaide Fringe Festival. James Murphy is back with his State of Mind column and he interviewed Frankly ahead of her new show Frankly’s Wordrobe. Furthermore, Indianna Bell of Stakeout Films is our featured Dolce artist, and Jakub Gaudasinski of Synthetica Digital Audio reflects on his time as Sound Production tutor at the Australian Youth Orchestra’s 2020 National Music Camp.

Past Issues

ISSUE 4 – OCT – DEC 2019

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Issue 4 includes articles about renewal, from an interview with Cassidy Rae Gaiter, an artist who plans to pursue her artistic goals in a new country, to a feature about Michaela Burger, an artist who has found healing from within. James Murphy goes beyond his State of Mind column to interview Lisa Bishop, the General Manager of Music SA, about the issue of pay in the Australian live music industry, Andreas Bukhardi delivers part four of his short story Strange Acquaintances, and we give you insight into the work of artist Erica McNicol who is our cover artist for this quarter.

ISSUE 3 – JULY – SEPT 2019

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Issue 3 features an interview with Tamara Linke (voice artist), Katie Dridan’s new artistic venture (artist/founder of Dridan Printmaking), Jayke Melling’s return to the stage (singer), Rachel Cearns newfound means of self-expression (musician/sculptor), Adelaide’s newest arts festival for emerging artists, part three of the short story by Andreas Bukhardi, and professional development for creatives.

ISSUE 2 – APRIL – JUNE 2019

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Issue 2 features an interview with Tom Heuzenroeder (sound designer), Tania Savelli and Katrina Ryan’s exciting new Eisteddfod (director and vocal coach at the Vocal Hub Collective respectively), the Diamond Duo’s latest projects (magicians/dancers), information about Entertainment Assist (an organisation advocating for wellbeing in the arts industry), Angelic Music’s (artist/entrepreneur) compositions, part two of the short story by Andreas Bukhardi, and professional development articles for creatives.

ISSUE 1 – JAN – MAR 2019

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The inaugural issue features an interview with Mike Ladd (ABC radio producer/poet), Deborah Caddy’s upcoming tour (The Phantom of the Opera world tour), Alex Hosking’s latest role (singer/songwriter), Josh Belperio’s latest production for Adelaide Fringe (performer/producer), a behind-the-scenes look at Adelaide’s new Bachelor of Music Theatre course (University of Adelaide), Chris Larkin’s success in games music (composer), a short story by Andreas Bukhardi, and other arts industry news and tips.

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