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A poetry slam at Sonic Poetry Festival with Lane Milburn, Hayley Ricketson and Jason Voss. Photo: Brendan Bonsack.

Spoken word poetry: screaming their truths

To acknowledge and celebrate World Poetry Day, ArtsHub explores some grassroots spoken word festivals and speaks to their participants.

A young woman in a tutu is in an underground railway carriage and swirling around a pole.

The Artist's Way Week 3: Recovering a sense of power

Growth can be erratic and uncomfortable, but it's all part of the process. This week we look at anger, shame…

Members of the cast from ‘Akaraka’ by Amarachi and produced by Empty Seat Theatre. Photo: Cameron Grant. Two people standing close to each other with their hands on the person seated in front of them, smiling. Two more people are standing at the back and off to the right hand side, their hands are held together looking slightly serious. All members of the cast have dark skin brown skin and black hair, with a red-orange background.

'It's an Australian play': how a new CALD theatre company is turning the tables on diversity

‘Akaraka’ and Empty Seat Theatre are built by creatives who hope to lead change by example, one show at a…

Rebecca F Kuang speaking at All About Women 2024, Sydney Opera House. Photo: Jaimi Joy. Kuang is wearing a black sleeveless dress with floral patterns with her hands raised in the middle of explaining something. She has black tied-up hair and a black fringe. On the left is the cover of ‘Yellowface’, with two slanted almond eyes on a bright yellow background.

Yellowface: insights from Rebecca F Kuang

Rebecca F Kuang’s debut literary fiction, ‘Yellowface’ has taken the publishing world by storm. She revealed more about the book's…

Jumaadi, ‘Malaikat [Angel I]’, 2019-. Acrylic on buffalo hide. Collection of the artist. Image: Supplied. A detailed work depicting two figures flying with white wings and meeting each other in the centre. They both have two eyes on the side of their heads. In the background is an irregular oval with a circle of trees inside and a white bird on the bottom right corner.

Forming amicable relations between adversarial nations through art

Australian and Indonesian artists traverse a political divide to find common ground and bring distinct ways of addressing shared concerns.

a montage of sepia toned 18th and 19th century illustrated portraits of 18th and 19th century Australian convicts and First Nations people.

Major new museum show unshackles convict stories from myth

The exhibition spotlights freedom fighters among Australia’s early convicts to reframe well-worn narratives around their fates as dispossessed victims. Instead,…


ABC TV’s new arts show to feature Trent Dalton and Patricia Piccinini

Australian screen luminaries Warwick Thornton and Marta Dusseldorp are among the six creatives interviewed on the new ABC arts show.

RISING. A woman in a slip sits on a mattress on the floor, while a man at the foot opens a can of drink. Behind the mattress is a panel with the words SHE GOT LOVE daubed on in red paint.

RISING launches 2024 festival program

Provocative theatre, a notorious rap group from Western Sydney and an Aboriginal rock ’n’ roll musical are among the highlights…

A sunset on a beach, some actor/dancers in the foreground in front of towering curved wooden poles that look like whale bones.

Adelaide Festival midpoint round-up

Adelaide Festival is in full swing. What were the standout elements for a first time visitor mid-festival?

A young woman reaches out to the camera with her fingers making a frame. The background is an artist's colourwheel.

The Artist's Way: Week 2 – recovering a sense of identity

Self-definition is a major component of recovering our creative selves. This week we look at drawing new boundaries and avoiding…

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