Category archives for: Arts

“Shri 420” – a play with a hilarious take on spiritual gurus

Vipul Vyas as the spiritual guru After the tremendous success of its previous major productions, Adakar Theatre and Cultural Group returns to the Sydney stage with “Shri 420:” a fresh, innovative play which examines through a comedic lens the social interactions that shape our lives. Adakar is a Sydney-based community theatre and arts group has […]

Oh what a success, this SAFAL fest!

Film Director N Chandra taking a Master class on film making By Neeru Saluja On 20-21 May, Macquarie University witnessed a weekend immersed in the culture and arts of eight South Asian countries. The first South Asia Film, Arts and Literature Festival (SAFAL) brought together the artists of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri […]

Kedar Pagaddinnimath: Safal a first ever fest showcasing eight countries and their rich culture and art in May

By Neeru Saluja The cultures of eight countries is coming to you right here. Thanks to the Australian South Asian Forum (ASAF), Australia will have its first South Asia specific integrated Film, Arts and Literature festival. The launch of the South Asian Film, Arts and Literature Festival (SAFAL) will take place on 20-21 May 2017 […]

Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt in concert with Jay Dabgar in Melbourne on March 31

For one evening, only in Melbourne, Multicultural Arts Victoria is honoured to welcome Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. Respected throughout India as a master of the Mohan Veena, Vishwa is also known internationally for his Grammy-award winning album, A Meeting by the River with Ry Cooder and collaborations with artists such as Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck […]

Leela Samson, Bobby Singh and Kween G at this year’s Parramasala

Parramasala 2017 starts this year on the Friday 10 March 2017 with the multicultural parade. The Parade shall commence at Town Hall Square Parramatta and culminate at the Prince Alfred Park. This parade features many different migrant cultures and communities of Western Sydney. This year it includes, the Indigenous cultures, the NSW Police Band, elephants, […]

Arts Centre Melbourne presents Parvathy Baul

Deep in the heart of Asia TOPA is a place that is not a place – an ephemeral crucible of constant change that might just change you in return. Welcome to XO State (ex-oh state), running from 22 – 26 February. Breathtaking master singer, instrumentalist, painter and storyteller, Parvathy Baul, is one of the leading […]

Parramasala 2017 program announced

Parramasala 2017: Friday 10 March – Sunday 12 March 2017 Prince Alfred Square   ●    Parramatta River foreshore   ●    Riverside Theatres The full program for Parramasala 2017 has been released today, with more than 80 cultures represented in live performances at one of the biggest celebrations of cultural diversity in NSW. Parramasala will take place […]

Nude: art from the Tate collection from November to February 5 at Art Gallery of NSW

Auguste Rodin: ‘the Kiss’ (1901-4) It is one of art’s oldest subjects – and often its most controversial. In a partnership between Tate, London and the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney, Nude: art from the Tate collection presents over 100 major representations of the nude, including paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints by renowned artists […]

Ek Shaam Mastani with Nooran sisters

Sufiana concert by Nooran Sisters…   The Nooran sisters : Jyoti Nooran and Sultana Nooran are most popular sufi singer of India. Their grandmother Bibi Nooran was a well known singer of her time, and the Nooran Sisters now follow in her footsteps. On CokeStudio@MTV they take over the stage with their strong, impactful voice and […]

Stand out Performance by Vishakha Iyer

  By Sumi Krishnan It is undeniably the age of the Bollywood. Nothing wrong with that. Occasionally, witnessing evenings such as today, 22 October 2016, my faith is restored in the beauty of the artform of Bharathanatyam. Hailing from the pages of several centuries of practice and tradition, it can never die for its force […]

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