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The arts news you may have missed this week

What's on, what's in the headlines, and the latest program releases – to put you ahead of the game this…


Book review: Enclave, Claire G. Coleman

A dystopian future that bears too scary a resemblance to certain contemporary realities.


Opportunities and awards

National Arts and Disability Awards open for nominations, research fellowships on offer plus winners of 2022 Fifty Squared Art Prize…


Book review: Big Beautiful Female Theory, Eloise Grills

Grills critiques the fetishisation of aesthetic counterpoints by highlighting the ‘to-be-looked-at-ness’ of her own personal journey.

A stylised image of Pinocchio, his nose extended as he lies.

10 Australian literary scandals

The Australian book world has long been enlivened with scams and misdemeanours.


A reckoning with Australia’s colonial past

The latest edition of Grififth Review 76: Acts of Reckoning has been curated by the journal’s first contributing editor, Teela…


Book review: Clean, Scott Patrick-Mitchell

A poetry collection that tracks the hard road from addiction to recovery.

Career Advice

So You Want My Arts Job: Audio Book Producer

How do you get to read and translate other people's words into audiobooks? Veteran producer Sarah Bacallar tells us about…

Career Advice

How do you define an ‘emerging’ writer?

The phrase emerging is supposed to help identify early-career writers in need of support, but too often it is categorised…

Arts media pitch
Career Advice

5 tips for pitching to the media

Rather than taking a blanket approach, making each of your pitches count results in a better chance at media coverage.

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