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The Big List: the visual arts in 2021

The visual arts settled into living with COVID in 2021, remained nimble, and delivered art experiences when most needed.


Top of the literary pile

ArtsHub reviewers' stellar book picks for the year.


How to break into writing and stay the distance

Advice for newcomers from some of the nominees of this year's Prime Minister's Literary Awards.


Big career moves in 2021

Covid has been a period for recalibrating and pivoting, which for some has meant moving on from significant roles leading…


NFTs: A year in review

A recap on the most confusing art development of the year.

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Arts podcasts we’ve escaped to in 2021

After another big year of ups and downs, we can find refuge and entertainment in arts podcasts from 2021.


Accessibility toolkit and being an ally

Tips and resources towards better disability access and inclusiveness.

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Ten 2021 books deserving a spot in the sun

As you compile your summer reading list, here are some underrated Australian books published in 2021.


Hanukkah 2021: Light will lead the way

During the Festival of Lights, there are plenty of events that celebrate the resilience and dedication of Jewish artists, creators…

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Environmental art with activist bite

As world leaders struggle to put climate change up front, we look at artists whose work shows they are miles…

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