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Contemporary Australian Arts and Culture
"A mixed bag of Australian culture including Art, Architecture, Music, Theatre, Literature, Poetry and Sport."
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ARCHITECTURE: What building material did architect, Glenn Murcutt, use predominantly in his buildings?
THEATRE: Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving are both graduates of which school?
Melbourne University (MU)
The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)
Australian Film,Television and Radio School (AFTRS)
ART: Sidney Nolan painted a series of paintings in 1946-1947 which are usually displayed at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. Who or what is the subject of this series of paintings?
Alice in Wonderland
ICONIC STRUCTURES: Which structure was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 20th October 1973?
The Sydney Harbour Bridge
The War Memorial, Canberra
Parliament House, Canberra
The Sydney Opera House
SPORT: What happens on the first Tuesday of November and stops the nation?
AFL Grand Final (Aussie Rules Football)
Australian Open Finals (Tennis)
The State of Origin (Rugby League)
The Melbourne Cup (Horse Race)
THEATRE: Sir Robert Helpmann, Meryl Tankard and Graeme Murphy are all famous for which theatrical art?
stage set design
directing theatrical plays
DRAMA: Playwright David Williamson has always had his finger on the pulse of Australian society. What is the title of his 2005 play about the power of 'shock jocks' on talkback radio?
FILM: Which film won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Picture in December 2007?
The Home Song Stories
Romulus, My Father
MUSIC: Which record label, founded in 1972, originally featured Australian artists like Billy Thorpe, The Loved Ones, Daddy Cool, Split Enz and Skyhooks?
LITERATURE: Judith Wright, Bruce Dawe and Les Murray are best known for what type of writing?
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