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This week, as part of our 20x20 series celebrating 20 years of ArtsHub, we revisit the state of art criticism, and ask have things worsened or is there hope yet for diverse Australian criticism?
Opinions & Analysis
The pandemic experience shows we can’t afford to ignore this problem any longer, argues multimedia producer Mary Tran. She offers ideas for change, in this piece supported by Diversity in Australian Media.
As media cycles and social media mix the messages of our times, David Pledger argues that artists have a unique responsibility to telling the hard truths with stories that require reflection and depth.
Make your vocation your vacation as the saying goes but today it means giving up holidays and every waking hour to write a novel. Paul Dalgarno looks at how he made time for writing his latest novel Poly.
Former journalist Shaya Laughlin found herself unable to write when she was caught in the recent Beirut explosion (her home for the last two years) and in this trauma struggled to express herself when it mattered most.
Reading for pleasure has been re-discovered by many during lockdown and children’s author Jane Godwin believes we should find ways to keep the habit to build a sense of empathy and hope in children.
How can art maintain its value as it becomes increasingly commodified? Frances An explores why public funding is still essential.
Acclaimed critic and journalist Richard Cooke explores writer Robyn Davidson's remarkable life, and her presence in Australian literature.
How Donna Ward re-discovered the secret of all things from unexpected friends.
The small magazines and literary journals often give many new writers from diverse backgrounds their first publication and create a 'vital discourse' that larger media outlets ignore.
While writing her book She I Dare Not Name: A Spinsters Meditation on Life, Donna Ward thought a lot about living alone. Here she shares five tips for artists living alone in the time of Covid-19.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian recently took over the portfolio of Arts Minister with the resignation of Don Harwin, but does she have the focus the arts needs right now?
We asked readers what their top priorities were to funding our way through COVID-19 and beyond. Here are the results.
Now is when we most need data from arts organisations in order to better lobby our governments and present a clear case for support.
Like many teens, author Cate Kennedy felt uncomfortable with body image. She shares a story that changed how she perceived herself.
Donna Ward changes lanes from a career as a publisher to write a collection of meditations on living life alone. Here she looks at getting motivated to write.
As a literary journalist and critic, Thuy On was surprised to find she was compelled to write a book of poetry inspired by one of the more difficult periods of her life.
A group of writers calling themselves Writing for the Environment – organised by Alys Jackson, Leah Kaminsky and Gretchen Miller – have penned an open letter to the media demanding they cease supporting climate denialism.
Here’s what to read whether you’re looking to face the flames or take your mind off the heat.
Addressing the climate emergency and improving relationships with Indigenous Australians and Pacific Islanders means building people-to-people exchange, according to our new British High Commissioner.
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