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Vale Terry Ingram

One of Australia's most respected and prolific visual arts writers has died.

Finalists for 2024 World of WearableArt Competition announced, including Sol Invictus, who was also a finalist of 2023 WOW. A model wearing a golden wings on her head and an armour resembling the sun, standing in a power pose with more performers in the background.

Opportunities and awards

Creative Futures Fund for works of scale, international opportunities, plus Adelaide chorus strikes gold in Aotearoa and finalists of National…

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Book groups: community-building hubs

A shared love of literary treats can bring a community together.

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This week's arts news and trending topics

We report it – you read it. This week's top arts news stories.

Two panels. On the left is a headshot of a brunette man with a light beard, black top, white shirt and tie. On the right is a book cover with 'Big Time' written repetitively in different colours.

Book review: Big Time, Jordan Prosser

Jordan Prosser’s much-touted first novel sometimes flies off its own tracks, but is nonetheless a very impressive debut.

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Book review: Ghost Cities, Siang Lu

A playful and metafictional novel about storytelling, Chinese history and contemporary society.

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Book review: Murder in Punch Lane, Jane Sullivan

A crime novel set in the laneways and high society of 19th century Melbourne.

Lighting designer Paul Jackson nominated in the 2024 APDG Awards for 'Do Not Go Gentle', Sydney Theatre Company. A stage set lit in blue light depicting a group of five people huddling and finding their way in a harsh snowy landscape.

Opportunities and awards

Matched funding opportunities, plus shortlist and nominees unveiled for Emerging Writers' Awards, Art Music Awards, National Architecture Awards and Bowness…

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Book review: Oblivion, Patrick Holland

Holland's latest novel is the antithesis to a high-octane thriller.

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Book review: The Mires, Tina Makereti

Set in the near future, the novel tracks a small community through explorations of place, ideology and ecology.

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