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How First Nations artists are reclaiming colonial objects and celebrating culture through garments

While 'Aboriginalia' and 'Koori Kitsch' are popular terms, 'First Nations garmenting' is an emerging trend adopted by many artists whose…

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Career Advice

6 questions you should be ready to answer to smash that job interview

Timothy Colin Bednall details some of the most commonly asked job interview questions and how best to answer them.

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Career Advice

3 steps to get therapeutic benefits from writing about art

Patrick Wright researched the therapeutic qualities of writing about art and suggests three steps for trying it yourself.

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Career Advice

Caring as much as you do was killing you

We need to talk about burnout in the arts, and how to recognise it.

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Why writing 'cli-fi' might relieve your eco-anxiety

How does writing fiction focused on climate change impact those who write it? Dr Rachel Hennessy, Alex Cothren and Amy…

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Education & Student News

How to get the most out of a visit to an art gallery with kids

Start young and make gallery visits a normal activity, says visual artist and lecturer in teacher education, Naomi Zouwer.


It’s beginning to look a lot like burnout

How to take care of yourself before the holidays start.

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Education & Student News

An educational psychologist explains how to think about your ATAR and set post-school goals

As Year 12 students receive their 'score' it's important to help them maintain a sense of perspective – and adventure…

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‘How is the Great Australian Novel going?’

Author Nicholas Jose says the Great Australian Novel 'isn't doing too badly, thanks'.

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Education & Student News

AI is now accessible to everyone: three things parents should teach their kids – and themselves

We're all learning how to use AI on the fly, but kids especially must learn the risks as well as…

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