Arts

Nancy Spielberg goes above and beyond

In Australia as a guest of UIA, Nancy Spielberg talks to Yael Brender about her Jewish identity, her brother Steven and her upcoming work.

Filming Natalie Portman’s thriller

French director Rebecca Zlotowski speaks to Yael Brender about working with Natalie Portman, the excitement of the Venice Film Festival and her future film projects.

Kosky’s opera wows Adelaide

Acclaimed opera director Barrie Kosky enjoyed a triumphant return to the Adelaide Festival with his spectacular production of Handel’s opera Saul earlier this month.

Theatre eases the trauma

Ahead of the release of a documentary chronicling the journey of four women from Africa to Australia, Yael Brender speaks to the inspirational Aminata Conteh-Biger.

Art meets with nature on Dion’s palette

SYDNEY artist Dana Dion’s latest exhibition comprises works inspired by the views through branches and trees where she lives and works.

Tackling ‘dinner table racism’ in theatre

“WITH the divisive rhetoric of Donald Trump and the constant surprise of Pauline [Hanson] in office, this is about as topical as it gets,” said Suzanne Millar, writer of Bakehouse Theatre Company’s explosive new play The Laden Table.

Three times cool

Alexandre Elicha’s French family is the creative force behind one of Europe’s coolest designer labels and a cornerstone of Jewish communal life. Ahead of his visit to Australia, Elicha chats with Zelda Cawthorne.

Our photo competition winners

The winners of our annual summer photo competitions have been announced with luxury holiday prizes for the best holiday photo and the best sunrise/sunset shot. And a lucky reader also wins a prize!

Honouring a father’s literary legacy

A lifelong dream has come true for Agnes Walder as her father’s plays – written in Hungary as World War II loomed and hidden from the Nazis – have just been published in America.

Yosl Bergner’s lifetime of art

Artist Yosl Bergner won acclaim for his art in Australia in the 1940s and in Israel since settling there in 1950, working in his Tel Aviv studio until shortly before his death on January 18, aged 96.