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Opinions & Analysis

Dark side of the arts: where fear and transparency collide

What are arts journalists to do when those we are trying to empower to speak up fear the repercussions?

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Under a wet blanket: navigating the Australian arts ecosystem as First Nations artists

It's time that First Nations artists were allowed to be in the driver's seat and not confined to the passenger's.

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Do we want Gauguin back?

The NGA's recently announced 'Gauguin World' exhibition raises questions, but also proposes new answers.

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Arts funding that honours artists rather than neoliberal markets

What the sector needs are separate funding streams for emerging and established artists that evaluate financial acquittals rather than applications.

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Arts media 'on edge of collapse' – how to rebuild it

A new report looks at the current relationship between the arts and media sectors, with some bold recommendations on what…

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Our voices run through our blood…

2023 National NAIDOC Male Elder Award recipient, William Tilmouth, speaks on the referendum results, the state of youth education in…

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I’ve had enough of Sad Bad Girl novels and sensationalised trauma

I’ve had enough of Sad Bad Girl novels, but I’m hungry for complex stories about women.

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Culture as a protective factor

Taking a look at developments in arts, health and well-being practice.

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Rupert Myer calls for a Ministerial Council for the Arts

In a National Press Club Address, Rupert Myer outlines what it will take for Australia to become a ‘cultural powerhouse’,…

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Returning to Country and supporting regional arts

First Nations artists Gordon Hookey, Ivy Minniecon and curator Angelina Hurley speak about their participation in Bundaberg’s annual Milbi Festival…

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