The University of Adelaide has announced that it will name its new music institute after Adelaide-born musician, producer and writer Sia Furler.
The notoriously media-shy Sia did not attend the University, but that hasn’t stopped her from lending her name to the Conservatorium Of Music’s new ‘Sia Furler Institute for Contemporary Music and Media’.
Source: University Of Adelaide Music Institute To Be Named After Sia – Music Feeds
NB: Awesome news… Adelaide Uni putting resources into contemporary music and media can only be a good thing 🙂
So began a withering critique of South Australia’s iconic annual alternative arts festival by British comedian Alexis Dubus – a critique that garnered empathetic plaudits from a raft of visiting artists – bemoaning the mindset of local audiences and alleging the March mainstay has been compromised by “greed and complacency”.
Source: “Terrible festival – the worst by a long shot”: Has Adelaide gone beyond the Fringe?
NB: I’m not the biggest fan of the Adelaide Fringe either and this is exactly why. Very interesting article from someone on the outside.
South Australia is on track to having Australia’s worst economy but, as anyone who’s been to Adelaide in March knows, there’s one thing the city excels at…
Source: How Adelaide could become Australia’s most exciting city – simply by doubling down on culture | Culture | The Guardian
NB: I’ve always thought that Adelaide = Arts and if Adelaide, as a city would truly embrace this then we’d have our niche covered 🙂