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They met as students at St Martin’s School of Art in London in the 1960s and would become famous for large, vibrant pictures skewering themselves and society, all while devoting their lives to playing themselves deadpan as living art, virtually conjoined at the hips.

Gilbert & George first came to Australia in 1973, feted by art collector John Kaldor. Their faces and hands were painted in bronze metallic powder and Vaseline as they stood and struck poses on a plinth five hours a day for six days at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, then five hours a day for five days at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Sunday night in the Sydney Opera House, and Sarah Blasko is hitting her stride, run-skipping to the beat of “I’d Be Lost”, driven by a five-piece band. She’s debuting the 10 songs from her new album, Eternal Return. The Concert Hall feels like a cathedral normally, but the grand organ behind the stage is covered tonight by a large screen, spinning out computer graphics now resembling a large ball of white string.

The record title nods to the Nietzschean theory of eternal recurrence of events, but also is Blasko’s affirmation of love and this life on Earth: a concept in stark contrast to the apocalyptic Christianity that controlled her teenage years.

Fifty essays and dispatches on
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