Ray Lawrence

Ray Lawrence

Acclaimed Australian director, Ray Lawrence’s Jindabyne is a haunting thriller based on Raymond Carver’s short story So Much Water So Close To Home.

Shooting People

Shooting People

There’s no denying the buzz around short film at the moment. Music videos are increasingly blurring the line between promo video and art film.

John Pilger

John Pilger

John Pilger has been an author, war correspondent, filmmaker and champion of human rights for over 40 years. He is on a journey to find truth and justice.

Poppy and the Jezebels

Poppy and the Jezebels

Loitering on the back seat of the coolest school bus in pop, Poppy and the Jezebels are heading up the new crop currently making waves in the “underage” scene.

You Say Party! We Say Die!

You Say Party! We Say Die!

You Say Party! We Say Die! is a five-piece new-wave punk-pop band. Their second album Lose All Time reveals a new depth and musical variety.

Findlay Brown

Findlay Brown

The release of Findlay Brown’s debut album, Separated by the Sea, has heralded a renewed appreciation for the traditional craft of song writing.

iLiKETRAiNS

iLiKETRAiNS

iLiKETRAiNS attempt to address global issues in their own eccentric style, using the deeds of history to explore problems still facing society.

Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore is a very busy man. A founding member of Sonic Youth, one of the most engaging bands ever to grace the alternative rock scene.

Ione Rucquoi

Ione Rucquoi

At one point it was unclear whether Ione Rucquoi would pursue art or music. Art won out: “It was always part of my life but to follow it up seriously was quite strange.”

Stuart Semple

Stuart Semple

At only 26 years of age, Stuart Semple is one of the most exciting young British artists around. He fuses 80s influences with an informed view of popular culture.

Enrico David

Enrico David

Enrico David’s latest work marks the evolution of his style, which has grown exponentially as different qualities have come to the foreground in recent years.

The Turner Prize

The Turner Prize

In 2007, for the first time ever, the Turner Prize was presented outside London: in Liverpool, to mark the city’s status of European Capital of Culture 2008.

Sophie Woolley

Sophie Woolley

Sophie Woolley is a dynamic force of innovation. As both a writer and a performer, she excels at fashioning believably satiric portraits.

Julian Gough

Julian Gough

Times are strange for Julian Gough. The London-born, Galway-bred author spent seven years trying to revolutionise the novel with his ambitious Jude.

Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay

Kay’s latest work, Darling, published in October 2007, brings together into a vibrant new book many favourite poems from her four Bloodaxe collections.

Caryl Phillips

Caryl Phillips

Caryl Phillips shows no signs of becoming any less prolific. His novel, Foreigners: Three English Lives, is a combination of historical fact, reportage and fiction.

Lisa Lindley-Jones

Lisa Lindley-Jones

While the music world becomes ever more dependant on its sampler and keyboard for kicks, Lisa Lindley-Jones has decided to step away from electro-pop.