Ask Audrey Ask Audrey
Profiles
AUDREY Journal

Maxim Boon

Audrey contributor, Writer

Maxim Boon is an arts and culture writer and editor based in Melbourne. He is the Senior Group Editor and National Arts Editor of The Music, and formerly the Online Editor of Limelight Magazine. He is also a contributor to The Guardian, Time Out, Daily Review, Arts Hub, Dumbo Feather, Same Same and DNA Magazine.

Having studied composition and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London before beginning a career in teaching, followed by several years as an arts publicist, producer and freelance writer, Maxim’s pathway into the world of journalism has been a winding one, but one that has also exposed him to wide range of formative insights.

Since relocating to Australia in 2014 from his native UK to become a full-time writer and editor, he has used this experience to explore arts, entertainment and culture stories over a vast spectrum of disciplines, from classical music to stand-up comedy, streaming TV to immersive theatre, tattooing to fashion design, opera to popera, and more or less everything in between.

“I want to throw open the borders of what we celebrate as ‘worthy’ within arts media. The artistic motivations of a yarn bomber can be every bit as beautiful and urgent and uplifting as the most revered makers of our most esteemed companies. I’m excited by stories that celebrate creative diversity, that surprise as they educate and demystify as they engage, and that seek to level the playing field of our cultural hierarchies.”

Maxim also writes extensively about the LGBTQ community, queer culture and politics, hosts a successful podcast, The Lashes, described by the Herald Sun as “Louis Theroux meets My Dad Wrote A Porno,” and otherwise spends most of his time posting pictures of his dog, Paddington, to Instagram.

Follow him on Twitter @maximhboon

 

Between Worlds: Jodee Mundy Gets Personal
Add to favourites
ArchivedRiverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney 7 - 9 Jun 2018

Between Worlds: Jodee Mundy Gets Personal

As the only person in her immediate family who can hear, Jodee Mundy has spent a lifetime moving between two perceptive identities.

Playwrights in Focus: Anchuli Felicia King
Add to favourites
ArchivedEternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst, Sydney 21 - 24 Mar 2018

Playwrights in Focus: Anchuli Felicia King

Anchuli Felicia King finds her stories in the space where technology and tradition meet.

Pamela Rabe and Sarah Peirse: Nuclear Family
Add to favourites
ArchivedSydney Opera House 29 Mar - 19 May 2018

Pamela Rabe and Sarah Peirse: Nuclear Family

On stage together for the first time in nearly 30 years, the stars of Lucy Kirkwood's The Children explore their shared past and our dangerous future.

Wesley Enoch unpacks his Sydney Festival Blak Out season
Add to favourites
ArchivedSydney Festival venues city-wide 6 - 28 Jan 2018

Wesley Enoch unpacks his Sydney Festival Blak Out season

Strength of community and cultural distinctiveness is something to embrace, not fear, says Wesley Enoch.

Load More
Top