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Eight of Australia’s leading artists and arts workers have been recognised in the annual Australia Council Awards for their outstanding...
In Bold Palates Professor Barbara Santich describes how, from earliest colonial days, Australian cooks have improvised and invented, transforming and 'Australianising' foods and recipes from other countries, along the way laying the foundations of a distinctive food culture....
Plein Airs and Graces examines the extraordinary life of George Collingridge de Tourcey, a landscape painter of the late nineteenth century, just ahead of the Australian impressionists. When he emigrated from France to Australia he grew passionate about the possibilities of his new country, and worked tirelessly to contribute to it – not least for his Discovery of Australia (1895), in which on the evidence of ancient maps he argued controversially for Portuguese and Hispanic pre-discovery of Australia.
The Australian and English Test cricketers who fought and survived together in WWII came home planning to resume the Ashes in a new spirit of friendship. Australia's legendary captain had something else in mind....
Chris Masters turns his penetrating gaze on the young men and women who make up the Australian Army. Having been taken into their ranks in a way rarely afforded an outsider, he gives heart and soul to the contemporary digger: how they are selected, how they are led, and how they are transformed from civilians to disciplined professional soldiers. And by sharing their experiences, he puts under severe challenge that soldiering is the province of dumb grunts....
George Megalogenis, one of our most respected political and economic writers, reviews the key events since the 1970s that have forged institutional and political leadership and a canny populace. He examines how we developed from a closed economy racked by the oil shocks, toughed it out during the sometimes devastating growing pains of deregulation, and survived the Asian financial crisis, the dotcom tech wreck and the GFC to become the last developed nation standing in the 2000s. As a result, whatever happens next, we're as well positioned as any to survive the ongoing rumblings of the...
To mark World Poetry Day, we’re taking a look at the work of the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Poetry winner.
Artbank has opened the doors to a new custom-designed warehouse in Melbourne.
Our new video takes a look at some of the highlights from the National Indigenous Languages Convention.
We speak to Lewis Formby from the Australian Ballet School about his experience at the Orchard Ballet Forum in Japan.
We speak to NIDA student Joseph Althouse about his passion for theatre and his advice for those wanting a career in the performing arts.
Applications are now open for the 2018-19 Indigenous Languages and Arts grants program.
Celebrating another year of great Australian literature.
To celebrate World Art Day we’re shining the spotlight on one of our very own creative endeavours, Art/works.
To celebrate World Circus Day, we speak to National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) student Lyndon Johnson about his experience.
This World Book and Copyright Day, take the time to learn how upcoming copyright changes may affect you.
To commemorate Anzac Day, we explore the powerful art of Arthur Streeton at the National Gallery of Australia.
We take a look at the Morning Star tapestry displayed in the Sir John Monash Centre in France.
In recognition of International Dance Day, we speak to NAISDA student Kiarn Doyle about starting a career in dance and how it has helped him...