The fine art of cutting a century down to seven hours

They've battled scorching sun, icy winds, persistent rain, nagging fogs, chirping birds, aircraft noise and more. Even worse were the days of unpredictable weather, forcing last-minute decisions to move from the outdoor settings in Bella Vista or Leura. Despite all the weather has thrown at both actors and audiences, Sport for Jove's​ summer season of Shakespeare is now 10-years old. […]

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Kimberly Drew Is a Curator of Black Art and Experiences

Name: Kimberly Drew Age: 28 Hometown: Orange, N.J. Now lives: In a two-bedroom apartment in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, with a roommate. Claim to fame: Ms. Drew is an art curator, writer and social activist, who spent three years as the social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she was “responsible for building an imprint within […]

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Anish Kapoor Has Defeated the NRA Over Its Use of Chicago's Cloud Gate Sculpture

Anish Kapoor has emerged victorious in his months-long battle with the National Riffle Association. Back in March, he first called out the NRA for using his famed Cloud Gate sculpture, aka the Bean, at Chicago's Millennium Park, in one of its propaganda videos. A few months later, he filed a lawsuit against them. Now Kapoor has forced the NRA to […]

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Stars couldn’t get enough of Lena Waithe’s 29Rooms installation

Lena Waithe’s installation was a huge hit at Refinery29’s interactive exhibit 29Rooms in LA. “Lena’s room had the longest line,” an insider told us. “She personally escorted all of the fan-girling celebs including JoJo, Awkwafina and Ellen Pompeo to experience her room. She was the life of the party and even kicked off the dance party in the middle of […]

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Philippines: Artists protest authoritarianism through their work

Philippine artists are using their talents to fight back against a government they accuse of silencing free speech. Artists in the Philippines are using their craft to fend off what they call creeping authoritarianism. As the government tightens its grip on the media and other basic freedoms, artists are taking their fight into the realm of the abstract.   Al […]

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Indiana Jones of art world finds stolen 1,600-year-old Cyprus mosaic worth up to £9m missing for over 40 years being kept by a Brit family

Arthur Brand – dubbed the Indiana Jones of the art world – found the piece in the possession of an unwitting British family. The recovery of the artwork, which is valued between £4.4-8.9 million, brought an end to an almost two-year gruelling chase across Europe. He told AFT: "This is a very special piece that's more than 1,600 years old. […]

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Frustration in Cloverdale as ticket holders to lantern festival remain in the dark

Frustration is growing in Cloverdale as a lantern festival slated to open more than a month ago remains closed. The Art of Lights exhibition remains in the dark and so are customers like Erin Price. “It’s an eyesore. It’s frustrating. It’s a reminder every time we drive by there, it’s still not open. What’s going on?” Price told Global News. […]

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Artist pays £561,000 to destroy Banksy mural – and wishes he’d paid more

An artist has paid more than half a million pounds for a Banksy mural – just so he can destroy it. Ron English bought ‘Slave Labour’, which depicts a child kneeling at a sewing machine producing a string of Union Jack bunting, for $730,000 (£561,000). But, rather than display it proudly, the American artist plans to paint over the mural […]

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