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How art connects the two most distant but closest nations on Earth

Helen Salmon, Director of British Council Australia, reflects on the role of art in uniting our two nations.

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Temporary measures, uncertain future: Budget 2022-23

How best to imagine our future after floods, pandemic, war and more? It’s the challenge confronting electoral candidates across Australia…

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First Nations drama shaping us in the 1990s

The potency of drama in the development of our national story has been greatly under appreciated, argues Professor Julian Meyrick…

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The many lost paths to a novel

When writing her latest novel, Jane Rawson was surprised by how mutable her story was, travelling through both time and…

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From page to stage: bringing cartoons to life

Judy Horacek describes the process of working with the Flying Fruit Fly Circus on a show inspired by her cartoons.

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Opinion: Why the arts are an election issue for the SA Greens

We need a public conversation about why we seem to think it’s standard practice for artists to be ‘broke and…

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Acting dangerously: confessions of a transformational actor

Performing means taking risks but what about when those risks threaten your mental health?

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Taking the greenwashing pulse on this festival season

When it comes to funding, the arts are showing they are less imaginative than bankers, says author Tim Winton.

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Why are Brisbane's major cultural institutions on a flood-prone river?

With recent floods threatening many cultural institutions, history lecturer Margaret Cook looks at how they came to be located in…

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RISE and beyond

In response to recent articles, Australia Council CEO Adrian Collette offers his opinions on RISE funding.

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