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Immersive 3D technology takes you inside the historic and horrific Parramatta Girls Home

News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

It’s impossible for the vast majority of us to begin to understand the experiences of the young ‘children at risk’ who were held at the Parramatta Girls Home up until the early 1980s. Many of those girls were subjected to horrific punishments and sexual abuse during their time living at the facility, which was in operation as a girls

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Gareth Sansom at the NGV: a psychological tsunami

Exhibitions, News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

Melbourne artist Gareth Sansom (b.1939) has been producing his wild and luridly coloured collages and watercolours for 60 years based, curators say, on a “personal iconography that includes imagery of a sexual, satirical and philosophical nature”. A retrospective of 130 works opens at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne this week titled Gareth Sansom Transformer. Ashley Crawford

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Win tickets to NGV Friday Nights with Kate Miller-Heidke


Pioneers of Japanese pop rock Shonen Knife, Los Angeles-based electro-R&B musician Nite Jewel and multi-platinum Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke will headline the spring season of NGV Friday Nights. The season culminates in a special Saturday night performance by Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble (UK/France), the most recent collaboration led by Sadier, a founding member of Stereolab.

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Welcome to the Aussie Mosque

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News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

The 11th annual  Sydney Architecture Festival to be held September 29 to October 2 has revealed its program for the long weekend event, which this year includes a focus on the city’s west. On Saturday, September 30 visitors can enter Australia’s newest Mosque in the suburb of Punchbowl designed by Sydney architect Angelo Candalepas. The Mosque is

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