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Culture September 21, 2019
The fiery resistance of journalist Mona Eltahawy
Journalist and activist Mona Eltahawy has dedicated herself to fighting what she calls the most dangerous ideology in the world: patriarchy. “The quickest way for these men in power to show their power, to flex their muscles, is over the bodies of women … History is not linear. Just because we achieve progress in something, it doesn’t mean that it’s going to continue progressing.”
Art March 23, 2019
Hans and Nora Heysen: Two Generations of Australian Art
While father and daughter Hans and Nora Heysen both became renowned Australian artists – he for bush landscapes, she for portraits and still lifes – their work had become, until recently, somewhat overlooked.
Life August 10, 2019
The Kaldor Centre’s Jane McAdam
With the climate emergency displacing more and more people around the globe, Professor Jane McAdam’s research at the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law grows increasingly urgent.
Life February 23, 2019
The legacy of Karl Lagerfeld
During the ’90s there was barely a glossy magazine that didn’t feature Karl Lagerfeld draped in supermodels. His death this week offers a chance to reflect on the fashion powerhouse’s influence on design, style and feminine sophistication.
Art December 22, 2018
Love & Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate
Bursting with colour, overwrought with emotion and rich in symbolism – the grandiloquent works of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood leave the Tate to enliven the walls of the NGA in an exhibition powerful enough to convert even a non-fan.
Art November 03, 2018
Masters of modern art from the Hermitage
Diverging from the usual blockbuster formula, Masters of modern art from the Hermitage excites with its rich selection from the holdings of Sergey Shchukin and Ivan Morozov.
Culture July 14, 2018
French conceptual artist Daniel Buren
French conceptual artist Daniel Buren continues to charm and engage with his quiet, contagious ways of seeing the world in stripes. “My biography is very simple: Daniel Buren. Born 25 March, ’38. Works and lives in situ.”
Culture February 10, 2018
Knowing Helen Maudsley
A firm believer in the importance of understanding the ‘grammar’ of visual arts, Helen Maudsley is celebrating her 90th birthday with a solo exhibition at National Gallery of Victoria. “Art is a language like literature is a language and music is a language, and you have to learn it.”
Culture November 18, 2017
Artist Del Kathryn Barton’s atheistic devotion
Motherhood saw artist Del Kathryn Barton wholeheartedly embrace colour, but her work’s mystical and frenetic style – on show in a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria – emerged from the troubled inner life of her own childhood. “It was a very rich part of managing my anxiety growing up, growing these deep internal creative places. It gave me a lot of fortitude.”
News April 08, 2017
Calls for outreach program as veteran suicides soar
Suicides among ex-servicemen are alarmingly high and some believe the side effects of an anti-malaria drug are a contributing factor.
News March 04, 2017
Reporting Robert Xie’s murder of Brenda Lin’s family
In 2009, her world was torn apart by the murder of her parents, brothers and aunt. Now, following her uncle’s long-awaited conviction, Brenda Lin faces the glare of the media again.
Culture July 30, 2016
Francesco Clemente’s Encampment at Carriageworks
The spiritual and political world views of Italian contemporary artist Francesco Clemente.