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Ruby Lee is a little girl with a very big imagination. Every week Ruby's teacher, Mrs Majestic-Jones, asks special people to do special jobs in her class. Ruby would do anything to be the messenger, as she's the best in her class at announcing. But will her wild imagination get in the way? A delightful story about an adorable and irrepressible heroine from CBCA award-winning author Lisa Shanahan and Illustrators Australia award-winner Binny.
A captivating and beautifully illustrated story about three sisters who find a stranded whale on the beach. With a powerful, poetic text, wonderful to read aloud, and illustrations full of life and movement, Storm Whale celebrates the majesty and vulnerability of nature and our place in it.
We all love someone. We all fear something. Sometimes they live right next door—or even closer. On this street, everyone comes from different places, but to find peace they will have to discover what unites them. A deeply moving, unflinching portrait of modern Australian suburban life.
A masterful, moving story about a boy caught between faith and love, by one of Australia's finest writers. In the 1950s, 'entering' the seminary was for ever, and young boys were gathered into the priesthood before they were old enough to know what they would lose. Tom went to St Finbar's because he was looking for something more than the ordinary happiness of his home and school. But then he discovered that being able to love another person was the most important thing of all. For Tom, loving Frankie made him part of the world. Even when Frankie was gone...
Ruben's dreams were of places that made no sense to him. Places that didn't exist. At least not anymore. Ruben lives in a safe place in a city that takes everything and gives nothing back. He begins to feel that he is in danger and ventures to Block City where he meets Koji. She too has been hiding from the dangers of the industrial city and its excesses. Ruben and Koji realise that if they combine their knowledge of how the city works they can find a way to escape. Ruben is a triumph of Whatley's imaginative and technical skills.
Around the world, millions of people—including many children—are victims of human trafficking. These modern-day slaves often go unseen even in our own cities and towns, their voices silent and their stories untold. In this incredible book, Zana Fraillon imagines the story of three such children, Esra, Miran and Isa. The result is powerful, heartbreaking and unforgettable. This is a Skellig for this generation; beautiful, magical and with Zana Fraillon's incredible talent for combining important global issues with extraordinary storytelling.
The Australian, state and territory governments have released a consultation paper on potential enhancements to the Major Performing Arts (MPA)...
The 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists have been announced.
The Bureau of Communications and Arts Research (BCAR) has released new analysis showing cultural and creative activity contributed $111.7 billion...
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The report covers the 2017–18 financial year and is the 31st annual report of the Public Lending Right Committee since the Act came into effect.
What do you get when you combine the awe-inspiring acrobatic skills of circus with the powerful beauty of ballet?
There’s still time to have your say on a renewed National Arts and Disability Strategy.
RANT Arts Ltd has been appointed as the new administrator for the Regional Arts Fund in Tasmania.
In the lead up to Remembrance Day, we take a look at a unique project funded through the Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund.
Applications are open for the 2019-20 Indigenous Languages and Arts (ILA) program grant opportunity.
The story of Yolngu warrior, Djalu Gurruwiwi and world-famous musician Gotye.
Six diverse titles have been recognised at the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards ceremony.
Australia is an internationally recognised for its achievements in the circus arts and the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and its unique training program...
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Cultural Gifts Program that provides incentives for donors to gift art and cultural property to public...
If you’re an author, artist, musician or filmmaker, upcoming changes to terms of copyright protection could affect you.