Random Recommendations from Quarantine

If February-and-March-Milly knew that she was about to head into an open expanse time of which I had to fill with my own activities, she wouldn’t have predicted she’d cut 30cm off her hair, or appreciate Robert Pattinson’s lockdown cursed microwaved pasta recipe, but here we are.  With *fingers crossed* the worst of lockdown ending, and the gradual re-opening of our old favourite haunts, we’re now … Continue reading Random Recommendations from Quarantine

May the Force be with me: thoughts on watching Star Wars for the first time

Hi. My name is Matilda, I am twenty-six years old, and until this year, I had never seen Star Wars. Not the original series, not the prequels, not the sequels, not the spinoff movies, none of the animated iterations – nothing, unless you count a hazy recollection of The Phantom Menace occasionally running in the background at my after-school care. Continue reading May the Force be with me: thoughts on watching Star Wars for the first time

WOMADelaide 2020: Day One Wrap Up

WHAT: WOMADelaide Festival & Adelaide FestivalWHERE: Botanic ParkWHEN: 6-9 March 2020 – tickets here WOMADelaide is back, with a whole new roster of dance, music, art, and food to enjoy. Here’s what we enjoyed from Day One! Welcome to Country Botanic Park is decked out in the usual explosion of colour, with the signature #womad flags bedecking the Hackney Road entrance. With gates opening on … Continue reading WOMADelaide 2020: Day One Wrap Up

Collage Talks: Madeleine Parry

Earlier this year, Collage had the chance to chat with director Madeleine Parry.  Starting with Murder Mouth, a short documentary which explored the ethical dilemma of eating meat from a very personal perspective, Parry then directed a series of documentaries for the ABC called Tough Jobs, the comedy-documentary hybrid series, also for the ABC, Corey White’s Roadmap to Paradise, and viral Netflix comedy special, Hannah … Continue reading Collage Talks: Madeleine Parry

2019 Fringe Festival Review: Pussy Riot Live, ft. special guests

This event was billed from the outset as historic: Pussy Riot performing live in Australia for the first time, with a momentous line up of diverse bands and artists (Yothu Yindi, Ecca Vandal, Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, and Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir) in keeping with the theme of human rights and political protest. With many fringe-goers already catching Pussy Riot’s … Continue reading 2019 Fringe Festival Review: Pussy Riot Live, ft. special guests

“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