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Trash Museum of Bishkek. Photo: Supplied. A shipping container in the middle of a desert landscape with seven people sitting and standing out the front.
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Why you should pay attention to Central Asia ecological art

Ecological art in Central Asia confronts oppressive state power and the environmental crisis, yet is overlooked in contemporary discourse.

First Nations. Image is three coloured hands picking at a multicoloured sphere
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Calls for a major First Nations arts body

There must be serious efforts to convene a major First Nations arts body so that we are all held to…

The future of the sector relies on navigating existing challenges. Image: Shutterstock.
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The state of Indigenous art organisations in Gimuy/Cairns

The Indigenous art sector is facing a number of challenges, especially when skills development and skilled Indigenous personnel are at…

arts government, image is a statue of a man holding a scarf over his head and an angry face mask against his bare chest.
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Reflections on government involvement in the arts in Australia

The arts and politics are forever entwined but governments of all stripes must see the sector as something to celebrate…

Still from Georgi Ivers' performance ‘You're So Brave’ (2022). During this part of the performance, Ivers is being attacked by voiceless enemies saying "your life must be so hard", "you're so brave" and "have you tried cutting out gluten?" in response to her symptoms. Photo: Minni Karamfiles.
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The case for flexible journalism

Negotiating voice, agency and interview practices for disabled and neurodiverse creatives.

Still from 'Natural Rythms of Australia' by VANDAL at Darling Quarter North. Photo: Supplied.
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Exploring the ethics of Artificial Intelligence in art

Creators behind year-long generative AI work that traces changes in Australia’s natural environment unveil their considerations when it comes to…

Colonial. Photo: Jill Burrow via Pexels. Green ink dropped into a clear glass of water.
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On nature painting and colonial narratives

The opportunities for cross-cultural responses to Country are still awkward spaces for artists and galleries to venture into.

Cover of Erin Visagie's honours project featuring works by (left to right, top to bottom) Ishani Buff, Suleiman Thomas, Jamela Boutique, Carlin Stephenson, ANNANASA and Mastani. Image: Supplied.
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Cultural diversity in Australia's fashion industry: a call for true representation

How far does Australia have to go to do justice to CALD representation in fashion?

a group of young performing arts students clustered around a girl playing a flute.
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We need to have a conversation about young people these days

Don't underestimate the discipline, dedication and technical prowess of performing arts students enrolled in Australia's ARTS8 schools, says ANAM's General…

Griffith. Exterior view of gallery at night
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Why university art museums play a vital role

The probable closure of GUAM reveals a fundamental misconception of the Gallery's importance.

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