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Australia's art critics are mostly obsolete old fogies, gushing insiders or fence-sitting press-release summarisers.
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Closing the Gap shouldn't mean bringing Aboriginal Australians to some white standard but bringing all Australians to an understanding of Indigenous culture.
Read the full 2017 Peggy Glanville Hicks address on how musicians help us find new meaning in our present.
In a world where you can be simultaneously on a suburban bus and at a concert half a world away, art needs to rethink the meaning of live.
The arts bureaucracy has captured artists with its own mechanistic view of the world. Like David Bowie and Madonna we need to reinvent ourselves.
The fashion for museum 'didactics', turns off art audiences who feel its patronising and moralistic undertones.
Men's Rights activists claim feminists have too much power. Censoring them feeds into the anger and hate.
Political correctness isn't strangling creativity – it's just inviting us to be aware of our inner bigot.
The Government should be discussing skill needs with the industry, not blindly cutting education loans.
The Minister for Education has received many protests from the arts sector after cutting the number of tertiary arts courses eligible for VET student loans by 80%. Here he defends his decision.
The cutting of selected programs for VET help it is indicative of Australia's aversion to creative pursuits.
Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature has been variously described as an inspired choice, a thoughtless slight to real writers or simply a reflection of the age, gender and ethnicity of the judges.
Visual arts is useless, edgeless and homeless...and that is a good thing both for artists and for society.
An art exhibition that's the definition of cool, the Banksy show is also an ironic comment on commercialisation in the art market.
Touring programs have been cut, staff shed, research discontinued and hours contracted. That's not efficiency it's decimation.
ArtStart was cancelled in the wake of last year's arts funding cuts. One of the last participants explores why the loss matters.
Artists without Technicians are naked people standing in the dark trying to emote. Technicians without artists are…at the pub.
The identity of novelist Elena Ferrente has been exposed, creating an international storm around the right of authors to remain anonymous.
There were walkouts and howls of protest when Lionel Shriver attacked the concept of cultural appropriation but she believes restricting writers to cultural appropriateness will destroy fiction.
Skillful art may be just what science needs to polish its image.
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