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Why Wordle has become a new online obsession

Erin Sebo from Flinders University dissects the popularity of Wordle.

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Art at the heart of Cobargo fire recovery

Jen Webb and Rhonda Ayliffe highlight how art forms the heart of Cobargo’s Black Summer fires recovery.

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Mental health issues surge for performing artists

Research from Edith Cowan University shows 63.5% of Australia’s performing artists reported worsening mental health due to COVID.

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An attack on Australia’s literary culture

Senior Lecturer Julieanne Lamond highlights how ministerial interference of funding applications points to wilful ignorance of the value of literature.

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The price of arts funding

‘Arts organisations can sometimes demonstrate a strange naivety when asking for or accepting donations,’ writes Jo Caust.

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The elegance and wry observations of Jeffrey Smart

In his old age, this artist once out of tune with his peers, became one of Australia’s most favoured sons.

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Why sustaining an arts career is so hard

Arts jobs can be exhausting and precarious. How do we find decent work, asks researcher Kate Power?

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Taking a creative journey with Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim showed me the beauty, terror and exquisite pain of being alive, writes Sonya Suares.

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Why local engagement is key in repatriating cultural artifacts

Community-based initiatives in culture and heritage help break down colonial power structures at home and abroad, say Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown and…

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Landscape photographers reinvented the colonial project in Australia

Colonial Australia was a product of vision and imagery: literally developed through chemicals, glass and light, says Jarrod Hore.

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