Artists Revive Dead City Centers Window Dressing

The City of Melbourne is anxious to bring artists people back to the CBD after 18 months of lockdown. Commercial vacancy rates have risen, international student numbers are down and the streets are empty. However, the council’s $A2.6million plan to provide creatives, entrepreneurs with flexible and short-term license agreements should alarm bells. It is not… Continue reading Artists Revive Dead City Centers Window Dressing

Tarnanthi Festival Of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Art

From the Kaurna language spoken on the Adelaide Plains, the word Tarnanthi Islander means to rise up or spring forth or appear. It informs the philosophy of this contemporary Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander Art Festival, which is headed by Nici Cumpston. This word is a sign of new thinking. Tarnanthi 2021 and its predecessors from… Continue reading Tarnanthi Festival Of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Art

Hinder Carved Light And Form And Left A Legacy

My daily pleasure in life was walking past the hinder Civic Park Fountain in Newcastle, a Margel Hilder masterpiece. It was beautiful with water spraying in rhythmic patterns. I would smile at its beauty and the way it caught the light. Fountains cannot be moved for exhibitions, but Hinder’s Civic Park Fountain, and her Northpoint… Continue reading Hinder Carved Light And Form And Left A Legacy