Artist Spotlight #62: Ellen Schlobohm

Ellen Schlobohm Do you remember making paper people chains in reception? Well, Ellen Schlobohm (a.k.a. Ellen Marie Artistry) takes that concept up to 11 with her elaborate paper designs. In our latest spotlight, Ellen tells us about her creative upbringing, and her admiration for Elsa Mora. Q: Hello Ellen! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself? A: I grew up in country SA, and … Continue reading Artist Spotlight #62: Ellen Schlobohm

A Study in Blue: Mental Illness and Depression in Art History

When words could not express the toxicity of the human mind, a paintbrush was used instead. Mental illness and depression have been integral inspirations behind many artists, most famously, revealing the unravelling mind of Vincent van Gogh. Plato has stated that “madness is a gift from the Gods”, and more recently, British poet Lord Byron stated that artists are “all crazy. Some are affected by … Continue reading A Study in Blue: Mental Illness and Depression in Art History

Adelaide Fringe 2017 Cabaret Review: Nigella – Love Bites

Raelene Isbester as Nigella Lawson What: Nigella – Love Bites Where: Spiegel Zelt at Gluttony  Nigella taught me how to roast my first chicken. Nigella showed me how to bake my first cake. Nigella instructed me to never shy away from butter. Nigella made it socially acceptable to snack on steak past midnight in my pyjamas. Nigella makes life infinitely more pleasurable. As you can tell, I carry … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2017 Cabaret Review: Nigella – Love Bites

Adelaide Fringe 2017 Theatre Review: Signifying Nothing

What: Signifying Nothing Who: Starring Greg Fleet and Nicola Bartlett; written by Greg Fleet Where: Holden Street Theatre Hammond Fleet Production’s Signifying Nothing portrays a modern world of politics that is as brutal and bawdry as medieval Scotland. It sits in that category of adaptions that has been contemporised to great effect. Here is William Shakespeare’s tale of vaulting ambition, Macbeth, superimposed on the Western Australian political … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2017 Theatre Review: Signifying Nothing

Adelaide Fringe 2017 Theatre Review: Shakespeare in Therapy

What: Shakespeare in Therapy Who: Written and directed by Sharmini Kumar Where: SA Writers’ Centre A completely submerged and rudely fantastic breaker of fourth-walls, Sharmini Kumar’s Shakespeare in Therapy invites us into the minds and personal spaces of literature’s most remembered tragic protagonists. Equally hilarious and humane, this production gives audiences rare insight into the recovery of characters dealing with trauma caused by their playwright. … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2017 Theatre Review: Shakespeare in Therapy

Lur Alghurabi

Lur is an Iraqi writer whose work focuses on migrant memoir and transcultural storytelling, or fancy terms for her childhood memories in Baghdad. She mentors new writers at the University of Adelaide, where she achieved First Class Honours in Creative Writing. She spends her weekends teaching baristas, friends and family how to pronounce her name. Favourite art movements: Pop Art Favourite films: Hearts in Atlantis … Continue reading Lur Alghurabi

Adelaide Fringe 2017 Theatre Review: Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany

What: Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany Where: Tandanya Theatre The end of the Adelaide Fringe is always a bittersweet time – over for another year but your bank account can finally stop looking like binary code (000001 etc). I love the end of Fringe for another reason: the last shows. A great show can have a great run, but the closing night … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2017 Theatre Review: Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany