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Civilisation beaten in a brawl between left and right

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With friends like the former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who needs enemies? The proposed Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra has died in the trench warfare between the post-modern left and the new right. According to The Australian this week, the ANU’s incoming history department head, Professor Frank

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The Royal Wedding: Suits actress brings audacity, conviction, compassion and relevance to the Crown

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When Bishop Michael Curry, the African American head of the American Episcopal Church, went off script at the wedding of Meghan and Harry and launched into a riveting and chaotic monologue about love, he turned a Royal Wedding into the greatest theatrical moment on live TV so far this century. All those lefty republicans who studiously

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Podcast: Making Art with Neil Pigot. Episode one, artist Lewis Miller

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Daily Review is thrilled to present actor Neil Pigot’s new series of free, 60 minute podcasts in which he interviews artists from a range of disciplines about making art.  To listen to the first interview – with Archibald Prize winning painter Lewis Miller (pictured in the self-portrait above) – click this link: Making Art: Episode One ‘Lewis Miller’ (also

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Yvette Coppersmith self portrait wins the 2018 Archibald Prize

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According to the Art Gallery of NSW, which today announced Yvette Coppersmith the 2018 Archibald Prize winner for her 132 x 112 cm self-portrait: “Over the past 21 years, Yvette Coppersmith has experimented widely with style and subject matter but she keeps returning to the self-portrait. ‘It allows me to work from life, with intense absorption in the

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Why does art matter? Why should we support the arts?

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Economic rationalists would point out that most artists are economically unviable. That is true, unfortunately. Creative artists generally have miserable incomes from their art, and survive by teaching or waiting on tables. Performing artists do not have it much better; depending on their speciality, they may have just as difficult a time as creative artists.

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