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Evie Wyld wins the 2021 Stella Prize

Described as a ‘gripping’ and ‘gothic’ novel, Evie Wyld’s The Bass Rock has taken out the prize for Australian women’s…


Feminist Writers Festival to close

After hosting over 163 speakers and creating space for feminist writers and thinkers, the Feminist Writers Festival will close its…


Australian poetry month to honour our best

To be held in August every year, a new month-long national celebration of Australian poets has been created by Red…


Joyful kids’ book Grandfather Emu teaches wise lessons

Ancient teachings and the Noongar language are shared in the latest children’s picture book from Boolarong Press, co-written by Aunty…


Counting the COVID cost to live music and events

Two new reports highlight the sustained financial, and psychological impacts on workers and artists in Victoria’s live events and music…


African-Australian musical celebrates diaspora community

A musical celebration of the African-Australian diaspora, The Deep North, is told through a fusion of hip-hop, R’n’B, art, multimedia…


Symbolism and the human psyche: The meanings behind still life artworks

What do the objects we leave behind say about us? Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery is looking for works for Still:…


Most popular reviews of 2020

In honour of our incredible community of reviews contributors, we give you the year that was, through their lens.


No Friend But The Mountains transformed into song cycle

Behrouz Boochani’s award-winning novel has been turned into a symphonic song cycle by composer Luke Styles and will have its world premiere at…


Arts industry specific loan scheme announced

Following an agreement between the Morrison Government and two major banks, Australia’s first arts and entertainment loan scheme has been…

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