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Ray Gill

Crikey culture editor

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This was a terrible year for the arts, but 2017 will be worse

December 22, 2016

We'd love to say things can only get better from here. But that's not true.

SBS an ‘absurdist and dystopian’ bullying culture: whistleblowers

July 26, 2016 5 Comments

Whistleblowers at the multicultural broadcaster say they keep quiet for the sake of their jobs but describe SBS' "dark heart".

Arts coverage cut at The Age?

April 21, 2016 1 Comment

Is The Age shrinking its arts pages?

Daily Review exclusive: Turnbull as a ‘fat, greedy cunt’

February 1, 2016

According to The Art Newspaper Turnbull told Hughes: “That artist of yours is no good; he’s made me look like a big, fat, greedy cunt."

Carmen rides back into the ring: sponsor must butt out

Carmen rides back into the ring: sponsor must butt out

October 15, 2014 2 Comments

Carmen met her match in the political bullring. But in an opera-worthy plot, she’s back from the dead ..

Kate Durham: activist or artist?

September 22, 2014

Refugee activist Kate Durham talks to Ray Gill about jewellery as armour, her husband, Julian Burnside, and creation in a cave.

‘Art succeeds where porn fails’: is Feck Art erotic or sleazy?

‘Art succeeds where porn fails’: is Feck Art erotic or sleazy?

September 12, 2014

A new art show pushes the boundaries between porn and art.

Art for silvertails? Opera called to account

Art for silvertails? Opera called to account

August 1, 2014

A review of four government-funded opera companies around Australia should revitalise this adventurous and resilient art form and find new ways to engage more artists and audiences.

For subsidised theatre companies, only some make a return

For subsidised theatre companies, only some make a return

May 20, 2014

There’s rich and not quite so rich among Australia’s 28 major theatre, opera, music and dance companies. Who will the budget hurt the most?

With Hockey’s penny-pinching, arts companies look to crowdsourcing

With Hockey’s penny-pinching, arts companies look to crowdsourcing

May 15, 2014

In the wake of the federal budget and its fend-for-yourself philosophy, un-entitled artists might soon be spending more time chasing funds through crowdfunding.