T Australia’s next issue is themed “Journeys” – literal, emotional and creative – and it features the award-winning actor, producer and musician Idris Elba on the cover.
Elba spoke with writer Joe Brennan about a recent stint in Sydney, where he was filming George Miller’s “Three Thousand Years of Longing”. Feeling the itch to make music, the British actor was nudged into doing a recording session with the Sydney band of the moment Lime Cordiale. What ensued was barefoot, tequila-soaked nights of musical exploration, as Idris and the Leimbach brothers came up with a sound all their own. See Elba on set in our behind-the-scenes video and as he answers T Australia’s famous rapid fire questions in between shots.
Elba and Lima Cordiale’s collaboration opens a series of stories spotlighting “Modern Poets”, with the musician Nick Cave exploring the space between merchandise and art through his new project Cave Things; the filmmaker Madeleine Gottlieb mapping fraught emotional territory in her new work; and the acclaimed American ballet principal David Hallberg relocating to Melbourne to take up The Australian Ballet’s artistic directorship at a moment of historic crisis.
“This issue brings together a group of artists who have demonstrated creativity and resilience through multiple forms of expression born from the physical limitations of the pandemic,” explains Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Katarina Kroslakova. “The results are pieces of work that convey a deeper meaning for both the audience and the creator.”
Also in this issue, the author and activist Bri Lee recalls the world destination that most challenged and shaped her; and T Australia’s restaurant critic, Besha Rodell, takes a trip to Victoria’s Gippsland Lakes region to experience the wonder of sardines, and, coveting refined refreshment, road-tests the new wave of icy poles. T Australia ponders the essential lesson the pandemic taught us and plots the route to a cleaner future for cars.