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Feeling around in the dark, Walsh finds more shocking art

Hobart’s Dark Mofo arts festival, which runs till the Winter Solstice (June 23), is a celebration of the dark through large-scale public art, food and music, as well as “light and noise”.

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And the centre of arts innovation is … Perth

Western Australia’s cultural scene is flourishing. As Perth booms with mining wealth, its international festivals are expanding and the local scene is a melting pot of renewed creativity.

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Big Day gets out, and smaller is probably better

With the Big Day Out on the hunt for a new site, the economic impact of big festivals has never been more important. But are tourist dollars really the best way to measure the impact of cultural events?

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Speed dating for artists: wheeling and dealing in Adelaide

The Australian Performing Arts Market in Adelaide is Australia’s premiere internal bazaar for small-to-medium performing arts content, connecting artists with festivals and promoters.

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When too much arts is a bad thing: festivals at war on dates

The Melbourne Festival has put forth a proposal to change its dates to February or March. But no one asked the rest of the arts sector. Could Melbourne and interstate festivals cannibalise audiences?

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Newcastle arts festival shortfall highlights grant discrimination

The loss of funding for innovative Newcastle festival This Is Not Art highlights the inconsistencies of cultural funding. The majority of grant dollars are not allocated competitively.

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