Collage Culture: Best of 2018

2018 was a difficult year that inspired an astounding number of exceptional art. We saw it in films, books, music, television, exhibitions, and more. For your reading pleasure, here is Collage’s Best of 2018. Best Film of 2018: Suspiria Despite being a tad too long, the Suspiria remake from director Luca Guadagnino was one of the most unusual and artistic films this year. Guadagnino successfully … Continue reading Collage Culture: Best of 2018

Concert Review: Christmas Proms 2018

A professorial-looking man in his fifties, lanky, with horn-rimmed glasses and a chequered shirt, flaps his arms like a bird, right on cue. He and eleven other audience members have been coaxed onstage for a Christmas Carol. They’ve been conditioned to perform an action for each of the twelve days of Christmas. As we sing “Four calling birds” again, he flutters his arms over-enthusiastically. He’s … Continue reading Concert Review: Christmas Proms 2018

Daniel McLean

Daniel first wrote for Collage in 2016. Since then, he’s loved meeting people to be interviewed for the publication. When he’s not lazing about with a book, he tries new hobbies such as collecting manual typewriters. They’re sometimes costly and always short-lived. He edited The University of Adelaide’s student magazine, On Dit, in 2015. He is currently studying a PhD in sixteenth-century rhetoric.  Favourite artist: … Continue reading Daniel McLean

“A cultural shift taking place”: Picasso and art in the age of #metoo

Grinning, with both hands wrapped around a microphone, the comedian Hannah Gadsby stood onstage in front of a sold-out Sydney Opera House. Her award-winning routine Nanette was being filmed for release on Netflix. She began, as usual, to apply and release the audience’s tension, her voice working like the comedy equivalent of a masseuse. Then something changed. Like a caged animal goaded on all sides, … Continue reading “A cultural shift taking place”: Picasso and art in the age of #metoo

Concert Review: David Byrne American Utopia Tour 2018

In 1984, David Byrne starred in director Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense. This Talking Heads concert film was made on tour for their classic album, Speaking In Tongues, and is considered by many to be the greatest document of live music ever captured on film. Shortly after, Demme went on to direct one of the most celebrated films of the 1990s, The Silence Of The … Continue reading Concert Review: David Byrne American Utopia Tour 2018

Collage Talks: The State Theatre Company’s latest – ‘The Gods of Strangers’

What: The Gods of Strangers Presented by State Theatre Company of South Australia Written by Elena Carapetis Where: Dunstan Playhouse When: 14 Nov – Dec 2 2018 Tickets can be purchased via BASS ‘When a stranger comes to your door, you let them in. They might be a God in disguise.’ The Gods of Strangers is an original play by South Australian playwright Elena Carapetis. … Continue reading Collage Talks: The State Theatre Company’s latest – ‘The Gods of Strangers’

Interview: Hermann Wittenberg on ‘J.M. Coetzee: Photographs from Boyhood’

Since his novel Life and Times of Michael K won the Booker Prize in 1983, J.M. Coetzee has attracted attention both on and off the page (he never turned up to collect either of his two Booker Prizes). In lieu of public appearances, Coetzee’s fictionalised memoirs such as Boyhood (1997) offer major trawling grounds for readers wishing to learn about his life. A new lens … Continue reading Interview: Hermann Wittenberg on ‘J.M. Coetzee: Photographs from Boyhood’