Editorial 22 November 2017

In this week’s RealTime, a multitude of lay and professional performers execute the deeply absorbing A Wave and Waves [image above] in Perth’s Totally Huge New Music Festival, a key event for Australian afficionados of adventurous music-making. Near Cootamundra in southern NSW, the audience for the Wired Open Day Festival come into intimate contact with earth, insects and a landscape honoured and transformed by art. In Lismore, director Kirk Page reflects on the making of Djurra, the forthcoming multimedia performance that celebrates the Bundjalung culture of north-eastern NSW.

The resounding ‘yes’ vote for marriage equality legislation came as a great relief, until those same politicians who instituted the postal process (avoiding parliamentary responsibility and hoping for an indifferent public response) commenced demanding discriminatory, theocratic rights out of place in a democracy. The fight continues. Keith & Virginia

Top image credit: A Wave and Waves, Totally Huge New Music Festival, photo Bohdan Warchomij

22 November 2017