Novelists – ‘Noir’ (2017)

When considering progressive metalcore as a sub-genre, there is a specific quality to the sound. Those who produce music in this form tend to be in favour of something that’s more technical, experimental and djenty. Whether you’re a fan of this style or not you can, at the very least, appreciate how it attempts to push the boundaries. While the debut album from France-based Novelists exemplifies this is many ways, their new sophomore release, ‘Noir‘, falls flat by comparison. When considering this new LP in its entirety, Novelists have produced something that’s a solid effort and shows some innovative elements. Yet, you can’t help but notice such a close distinction between the band’s two albums, as they feature such striking similarities.

Read the full review on Kill Your Stereo

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Ghost Atlas – ‘All is in sync and there’s nothing left to sing about’ (2017)

Better known for his soaring vocals and blazing guitar leads in ERRAJesse Cash has stepped out on his own for a full-length album under the moniker, Ghost Atlas. His new record, ‘All is in sync and there’s nothing left to sing about’ sees Cash taking a far more personal approach to his writing and his production. ‘All is in sync and there’s nothing left to sing about’ is the genuine Cash; showing his emotions and life experiences in their most natural form.

Read the full review on Kill Your Stereo.

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Cabaret Fringe Festival Review: Publicly Private (2017)

Performing her first one-woman cabaret show, local artist Nicole O’Rielley played to a sold out crowd last week at La Bohème.

Befittingly titled Publicly Private, O’Rielley unravelled some of the more vulnerable moments of her life by wearing it as a badge of honour. Through a series of quirky and heartfelt songs, her talent and passion was clear right from the get-go.

Read the full review on Glam Adelaide.

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Image captured by Lynton Haggett

Review: Sista Girl at The Space Theatre (2017)

Sista Girl, presented by the State Theatre Company of South Australia and Yirra Yaaakin Theatre Company, is running at the Space Theatre from May 30 until June 3.

Elena Carapetis and Alexis West’s original theatre show depicts how two long-lost sisters are introduced to each other after the recent death of their father. Initially, they are strangers, but soon begin a challenging discussion that develops into a deep familial bond.

Read the full review on YEWTH


Faces of the World by Dianne Vanstone (2017)

Presented at the ASSP Gallery, in association with the 2017 Adelaide Fringe from 17th February – 19thMarch.

Nestled in the heart of Port Adelaide, owner Sue Smith wholeheartedly welcomed her audience to the rather petite, though nevertheless beloved ASSP Gallery to view Dianne Vanstone’s latest exhibition, Faces of the World.

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ASSP Gallery, ‘Faces of the World’ exhibition (2017), photographed by Tanner Muller

Suspended by hooks and thread across the gallery walls were a collection of oil paintings, depicting the intriguing narratives of both humans and animals. Each piece of art is united by their ability to convey cultural stories through facial expression. Vanstone, 64, uses her artistic abilities to create awareness by providing a voice to those who cannot express it.

She claims to have been inspired by the naivety of children and the matured intelligence of the elderly. This is particularly evident through the visually striking piece Wisdom, where splashes of colour surround the face of a matured Asian man. The vibrant approach generates an air of mystery, as viewers are left to ponder about his existence and intellect.

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‘Wisdom’ by Dianne Vanstone (2017), ASSP Gallery, photographed by Tanner Muller

A rather emotive piece in the collection, entitled Stillness, portrays a giraffe hunching its body, with eyes of despair. The use of dark browns and pastel blues throughout the piece are intended, it seems, to illustrate the vulnerability of the animal before a tragic and untimely passing.

This is reminiscent of the Copenhagen Zoo controversy, where a young male giraffe was shot and dissected in front of a large crowd after it was deemed to be genetically unsuitable for breeding. This was despite offers from other zoos to rehouse the giraffe and public outcry.

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‘Stillness’ by Dianne Vanstone (2017), ASSP Gallery, photographed by Tanner Muller

Besides oil painting, Vanstone also works as a children’s author/illustrator and a self-employed art tutor. So, it becomes evident how utilising her skills to broaden the scope of opportunity was significant in her success of becoming an established and recognised artist.

Associating herself with the ASSP Gallery and the 2017 Adelaide Fringe, Vanstone was able to use these platforms as an outlet to showcase her works to a wider audience.

Both the gallery and the Fringe welcome emerging and established artists alike to showcase their talents, or volunteer their time to offer support and gain experience.

To arrange an appointment with the ASSP Gallery to show your portfolio, or to volunteer, contact them by telephone at (08) 8240 2686 during business hours, or by email

Registrations for the 2018 Adelaide Fringe will open in August 2017. Artists will be able to apply via the Adelaide Fringe website.

To submit an application to volunteer for the Adelaide Fringe, applications open in November 2017 via their website.