Transitions film festival: A vestige of hope for the last rhinos

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Film, News & Commentary, Screen |

Any doubt that rhinos are rapidly being poached to extinction is dispelled in the first few seconds of Vestige, an extraordinarily intimate and moving documentary that will screen as part the Transitions Film Festival at Melbourne’s Cinema Nova later this month. The opening sequence depicts the night time patrol of armed anti-poaching rangers who look

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Head On Festival returns in 2019

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Festivals, News & Commentary |

The Head On photo festival returns to Sydney to celebrate its 10th anniversary this May. The festival presents curated exhibitions featuring contemporary fine art photography, portraiture and photojournalism. Features of the program include an exhibition of works by internationally celebrated German-Australian fashion photographer Helmut Newton (1920-2004), David Bowie by renowned Japanese artist Masayoshi Sukita, Walkley Award

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2019 Stella Prize longlist announced

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News & Commentary |

The longlist for the annual Stella Prize celebrating Australian women’s contribution to literature has been announced. This is the award’s seventh year. The longlist was drawn from over 170 entries. This year’s judges are writer, editor and award co-founder Louise Swinn, writer Michelle de Kretser, journalist and ABC presenter Daniel Browning, investigative journalist Kate McClymont and Head

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From The Hunting to SeaChange redux: 10 Australian TV shows to look out for in 2019

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News & Commentary, Screen, TV |

There were several excellent Australian TV productions that graced our screens in 2018 – from the asylum seeker drama Safe Harbour to new iterations of Mystery Road, Picnic at Hanging Rock and Jack Irish. This year’s lineup looks eclectic, mixing big hitters with smaller budget passion projects. As usual the majority of interesting-sounding titles come

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