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How artists make climate change accessible

Artists do more than simply tell us there’s a problem: they can make complex scientific reports accessible and tangible, say…

Parliamentary inquiry gives us a plan for a plan

Julian Meyrick and Justin O'Connor analyse the recent release of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the arts.


Away at 35: Michael Gow's masterpiece

Gow's much-loved play is a reflection of a grieving Australia, writes David Burton.

DC’s new comic book Superman is coming out as bisexual in next month’s issue.
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Here’s to the original justice defender coming out

DC comics has announced its latest Superman will be bisexual, and its a historic moment for the franchise writes Jason…


Australian theatre in crisis

The ecosystem of Australia’s performing arts sector is in dire need.


Women at the height of their artistic powers

Writer Alison Carrol describes Bendigo exhibition profiling female Islamic artists as a powerful reckoning.

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How Australians are surviving lockdown through the arts

New research by Frederic Kiernan, Anthony Chmiel, Sandra Garrido, Martha Hickey, and Jane W. Davidson looks at the role of…

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Gender inequality at UK’s Royal Opera

A new study by Caitlin Vincent, Amanda Coles and Jordan Beth Vincent investigates women’s representation at one of the world’s…

It’s OK if you have a little cry in lockdown. You’re grieving

Neeraja Sanmuhanathan writes about disenfranchised grief, described as a loss not 'openly acknowledged, socially validated, or publicly mourned'.

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How museums could light up and display more of the world’s precious objects for longer

Emrah Baki Ulas explores how new advances in lighting technology can improve museum displays for visitors while also addressing preservation.

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