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On United Nations Day during the International Year of Indigenous Languages we highlight the amazing work of Gina Williams, who uses the power of...
The art historian Noah Glass, having just returned from a trip to Sicily, is discovered floating face down in the pool at his Sydney apartment block. His adult children, Martin and Evie, must come to terms with the shock of their father’s death. But a sculpture has gone missing from a museum in Palermo, and Noah is a suspect. Gail Jones's mesmerising new novel tells a story about parents and children, and explores the overlapping patterns that life makes. The Death of Noah Glass is about love and art, about grief and happiness, about memory and the mystery of time.
Beveridge is an exacting poet, and the form of her poems contains and intensifies their expression of emotion. Their clarity and drama, their musical language and often playful metaphors, give them an immediate appeal. This is poetry of wonder and enchantment, compassionate in its identification with the ungainly and the vulnerable, the simple and the poor, and insistent in its emphasis on the dignity and self-possession of all that it observes.
This book tells the story of the post-war community on the Greek island of Hydra. It included Leonard Cohen and other artists and writers, such as the Australian literary couple, Charmian Clift and George Johnston. Drawing on previously unseen letters, manuscripts and diaries, and richly illustrated by the photographs of LIFE magazine photo-journalist James Burke, this book reveals the private lives and relationships of the Hydra expatriates. It charts the promise of a creative life that drew them to the island, and documents the fracturing of the community as it came under pressure from...
In this surprising and revelatory history of the Bible in Australia, Meredith Lake gets under the skin of a text that's been read, wrestled with, preached and tattooed, and believed to be everything from a resented imposition to the very 'Word of God'. The Bible in Australia explores how, the Bible has played a contested but defining role in this country, in the hands of Bible-bashers, immigrants, suffragists, evangelists, unionists, writers, artists and Indigenous Australians.
Sebastian is at a university open day with his best friend Tolly when he meets a girl. The wrong girl. Her name is Frida, and she's edgy, caustic and funny. She's also a storyteller, but the stories she tells about herself don't ring true, and as their surprising and eventful day together unfolds, Sebastian struggles to sort the fact from the fiction. But how much can he expect Frida to share in just one day? And how much of himself and his own secrets will he be willing to reveal in return?
Once upon a time, in a dark city far away, there lived a boy called Walter, who had nothing but his name to call his own ... The handwritten book, with its strangely vivid illustrations, has been hidden in the old house for a long time. And when four kids and their teacher find the book the haunting story of Walter will be read - right to the very end ... From one of Australia's most renowned children's authors, comes an extraordinary story within a story - a mystery, a prophecy, a long-buried secret.
The Australian Government and state and territory governments have released a consultation paper on potential enhancements to the Major Performing Arts (MPA) Framework.
The ARDS Aboriginal Corporation has launched an anatomy app, called Rumbalpuy Dhäwu, which clearly explains basic information on anatomy and simple...
Public Lending Right Committee annual reports
The 60th Anniversary Season of Student Productions will be a high point of NIDA’s celebrations in this landmark year.
Meet the theatre group driving access to the performing arts for young Australians in our regions.
Australia’s creative sector is known for its diversity and innovation and this year’s Denmark Festival of Voice is a shining example.
When Warlpiri Elders transferred ancient stories onto the doors of their local school in remote Yuendumu 30 years ago they never imagined their...
SBS has shone the spotlight on the Choose Art national online accessible arts directory.
Behind every musician and performer are great teachers and the 2019 ARIA Awards celebrate the contribution educators make to Australian music.